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District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 years. The district includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. … 1

Opening statements expected today in 2010 prison murder trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the murder trial of William Edic, a 34-year-old inmate and alleged gang member who is accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner in 2010. Edic was serving time at the Concord prison for a previous attack when he and another inmate, Thomas Milton, allegedly stomped … 0

Judge denies Concord inmate’s request for new hate crime trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Concord judge has denied a request by Donald Freese, the first man convicted in Merrimack County of a race-based hate crime, that he be given a new trial because of inadequate counsel. Freese’s current attorney, Nicholas Brodich, claimed in a motion filed this spring that Freese’s trial lawyer, Ted Barnes, had failed to call two key witnesses who would have testified that … 0

Former Webster fire chief found guilty in case

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A former Webster fire chief has been found guilty of placing a camera in a women’s bathroom at his former place of employment in Wilmington, Mass. Colin Colby, formerly of Webster, who resigned as volunteer fire chief in July 2013, will be sentenced today. A jury in Woburn … 0

Nighttime construction on I-293 to restrict lanes in Manchester

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nighttime construction on Interstate 293 southbound in Manchester will cause lane restrictions. The lane closures are scheduled in the vicinity of Exit 4 from 7 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow. One southbound lane will be open at all times. The temporary closures are to allow for construction … 0

GOP committee: We’ll flip New Hampshire House

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee said yesterday that it has the resources to help flip control of the New Hampshire House of Representatives back to the GOP. In a conference call, leaders of the RLCC and the Republican State Leadership Committee said the committees will be going on … 1

More sparring expected after Sunapee land ruling

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nearly 20 years after a ski area operator signed a lease with the state for land adjacent to the Mount Sunapee Resort, the legal fight to expand the ski mountain will continue despite a recent court ruling that … 3

Man charged in Gilford burglary

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The police said a 21-year-old man broke in to a Gilford home, scuffled with a resident inside and fled the scene. Isaiah Hughes, 18, with no known address, was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with burglary, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest or detention and … 0

Police: Epsom man, 67, arrested on child sex abuse charges

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A 67-year-old Epsom man is accused of abusing multiple children in incidents dating to 1991, and the police said an additional case could be pending in Maine. Belknap County officials arrested Kenneth Day at his home yesterday afternoon … 0

St. Paul’s graduate charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old fellow student

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An 18-year-old graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old fellow student, as part of what the police said was a competition with other students to have sexual contact with as … 0

Republicans call for investigation into $25,000 contribution to Hassan

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Correction: This story has been updated to remove an incorrect reference to a 2010 decision from the Attorney General about contributions in the gubernatorial campaign. This story originally stated the decision related to how much money candidate John Stephen accepted from PACs. The decision, however, related to contributions … 3

July rainfall on record-setting pace

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thunderstorms that swept through the area earlier this week have Concord on pace for historically high July rainfall. As of midnight yesterday, 4.99 inches of rain had fallen in July, an amount that doesn’t include steady rain that … 0

Auction date set for Plainfield tax militants’ property

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Federal officials are once again preparing to sell the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding law enforcement officials at bay for nine months in 2007. The auction of Ed and Elaine Brown’s fortress-like home on 100 acres in … 2