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Third-grade students (from left) Amelia Kilmister, Madison Cummings and Audrey Thurston collaborate on an illustration during a workshop with author and illustrator Marty Kelley on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

New Hampshire author and illustrator is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Standing in front of a class of eighth-grade students yesterday morning, Marty Kelley asked if they wanted to first hear the good news or the bad news. “The bad news is you’re going to work really hard this morning. The good news is I’m not,” he said. Kelley, an author and illustrator, is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School this week. …

Concord judge delays conviction in church-linked molestation case

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A former Concord man with ties to Trinity Baptist Church was found guilty yesterday of molesting his stepdaughter decades ago – but his conviction has been put on hold following a last-minute request to amend the charges. Daniel Leaf, 55, of Tilton had been indicted in Merrimack County Superior Court on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. His stepdaughter, Tina Anderson, claimed …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for suspect in iPhone theft

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Concord police have asked for help in locating a man they believe stole a late-model iPhone from the Sunoco gas station on Loudon Road. The theft was reported at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22., Lt. Timothy O’Malley said in a statement. An employee said he left the phone unattended between 10:30 a.m. and noon, and that it was gone when he returned. …

Michael Green, a man of patience, named Citizen of the Year

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mike Green, lauded as a visionary and evenhanded leader while serving as the CEO at Concord Hospital, was named the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year last night. Green, 65, retired last December after …

Navy inquiry cites complacency in sub fire

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Complacency about fire safety during shipyard repairs and dependency on firefighters who didn’t specialize in fires aboard ships contributed to the severity of a fire that crippled a $900 million nuclear submarine, Navy investigators concluded. The investigators also …

University officials to state: More state money needed to keep tuition down, attract students

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Looking at the way New Hampshire funds higher education is a bit like an experiment, with a cause and effect relationship based on financial support from state government, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston said. In 2010, …

New Hampshire House Dems select Steve Shurtleff as new minority leader

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State Rep. Steve Shurtleff of Penacook signaled an intent to focus on protecting Medicaid expansion and to work on increasing New Hampshire’s minimum wage after his selection as House minority leader yesterday afternoon. The new leader of the New Hampshire House Democratic Caucus said the unanimous vote on …

AG's report: Logger’s death in Canterbury likely an accident

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State investigators have determined that the logger found fatally injured next to his skidder last winter in Canterbury likely died of an accidental gun discharge – not a homicide, as his family has said it was initially told. …

Donald Trump guest speaker at event honoring James Foley

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The First Amendment gives Donald Trump the freedom to criticize President Obama and the country’s policies any way he pleases. Last night was no exception. As the featured speaker at an event to honor slain New Hampshire journalist …

Exotic dance club in Gilford forced to close over code violations

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Disco lights bounced off the two dance poles on stage, and signs advertised buckets of beer for $20. The Lakes Region Cafe and Tavern exotic dance club felt like it was open for business yesterday afternoon. Except it …

Court papers: Teen waited to reveal captor’s name

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Conway teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor’s identity, according to court papers released yesterday. The documents also said Abigail “Abby” Hernandez told investigators …

Hassan, Havenstein spent combined $5.5 million

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The candidates for governor in New Hampshire spent more than $5.5 million combined in the 2014 election, topping what candidates spent in 2012 by about $1.5 million, according to campaign finance reports released yesterday. Republican challenger Walt Havenstein raised about $3.5 million – including $2 million of his …

Hosmer named District 7 state senator after recount

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nearly seven hours after the red tape on the first box of ballots was unsealed by Secretary of State Bill Gardner, Andrew Hosmer was officially re-elected as the District 7 state senator. A 132-vote difference between Hosmer, the …