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Jerry Gappens

Lawyer says Jerry Gappens, NHMS general manager, used ‘poor judgement’ but did not commit a crime

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jerry Gappens, one of the most recognizable faces of NASCAR in New Hampshire, used poor judgement and regrets the actions that led to his Jan. 21 arrest in Manchester on a lewdness charge, according to his lawyer. But Gappens’s lawyer Tom Raid said the general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway didn’t do anything criminal. “Mr. Gappens acknowledges using poor …

Concord’s successful preventative policing program set to phase out

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Officers Craig Levesque and Steve Martel have collectively spent more than two decades patrolling the streets of Concord, responding to emergencies, executing arrests and generally stepping in during tense and violent exchanges. But for the past couple of months, the pair has been testing a different approach: riding around in an unmarked cruiser and mostly just talking to people. About anything. It’s a …

NHTI and Southern New Hampshire University partner for dual enrollment agreement

Friday, January 30, 2015

NHTI and Southern New Hampshire University announced Wednesday they partnered in a dual enrollment agreement that will allow NHTI graduates to more easily transfer to SNHU to complete bachelor’s degrees. The agreement between the Concord community college and the Manchester-based university means that when students are accepted to a degree program at NHTI, they can apply for dual admission to SNHU at the …

Ray Duckler: In Penacook, some work, some don’t as storm fails to deliver

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Darlene Junkins, who flexed both arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger to show off her New England toughness, sold hardware. George Blatsis sold salads and sandwiches. Mohammad Warraich sold convenience store stuff, mostly coffee and cigarettes. These merchants worked in …

Coastal storm fails to pack a wallop in Concord

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The supposed blizzard of historic proportions didn’t live up to the hype in Concord yesterday, but most residents heeded warnings and stayed off the roads anyway. A National Weather Service meteorologist reported the capital city would have 10 …

PHOTOS: Riding out the storm at UNH

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Students can get pretty creative when it comes to having fun on a snow day. University of New Hampshire students Kurt Ferrell, Stefan Formichelli and Aj Kivela chained up an old inflatable couch to Ferrell’s truck and took …

N.H. officials urge caution during major snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire residents and officials are bracing for a major snowstorm, which is expected to dump 12 to 18 inches on the capital city. Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency yesterday and asked drivers to stay …

Pembroke youth football embezzler sentenced to 90 days, served on weekends

Monday, January 26, 2015

Three years ago, Lisa Wiggin was a working mother on the brink of financial collapse. She and her boyfriend and teenage son were living mostly paycheck to paycheck in a rental in Pembroke. The checking account had been canceled because of repeated overdraft violations. The savings was nearly …

Attorney: Man shot by Henniker police had just started drug treatment program

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 19-year-old man who was shot in the arm by a police officer after allegedly stealing a car the day before Thanksgiving is a heroin addict who had just started a treatment program in Franklin, his attorney said yesterday. During a bail hearing in Merrimack County Superior Court, …

Quarantine lifted from state prison in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire State Prison Warden Richard Gerry announced yesterday that the quarantine in effect at the facility since Thursday has been lifted. Visits, volunteer activities and inmate programs were suspended last week after several inmates exhibited flu-like symptoms. The normal schedule resumed at noon yesterday. However, the New …

Christie, Walker to make stops in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline a Merrimack County Republican Committee dinner in Concord on Feb. 16. The potential presidential candidate made several trips to New Hampshire during the last election to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. Tickets for the event, which will be at the …

Former New Hampshire governor to get Robert Frost award

Monday, January 26, 2015

Former New Hampshire governor John Lynch will receive the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award at a ceremony featuring the Boston Red Sox president and CEO as keynote speaker. Plymouth State University created the award in 1970 in memory of the nation’s late poet laureate, who taught at an …

Northeast, including New Hampshire, braces for ‘near blizzard’ snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

By the looks of the forecasts National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis has been monitoring, tomorrow will be “a great day to have hot chocolate and shovel the driveway” – but not for much else. From state officials and the National Weather Service, the message was clear: You’ll …