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The official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled Friday, Sept. 19 at the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick is unveiled

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The presentation of the official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled in a ceremony on the lawn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord yesterday The portrait, painted by Richard Whitney, was hung inside the court house after the ceremony. … 3

Walt Havenstein, Carly Fiorina tour local company MadgeTech

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited a local technology company yesterday to get a glimpse of the type of business he said he would like to see more of in the state. MadgeTech, nestled in a nondescript building in Warner, makes gadgets that are used all … 0

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook gun shop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an open house at his shop yesterday afternoon. “I think age is a definite plus here,” … 0

U.S. Attorney: Drug cartel member pleads guilty in Cocnord

Monday, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Hampshire said a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto of Mexico was in federal court in Concord yesterday. Prosecutors said he was arrested in Spain in 2012, where he was … 0

Shea-Porter, Guinta gear up for a ‘threematch’

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Democrat Carol Shea-Porter and Republican Frank Guinta aren’t just in a rematch in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. They’re in a “threematch.” The November election will feature the same two candidates for the third straight time, turning the district into a best-of-three pingpong tournament, and it’s the voters … 1

Ray Duckler: Jumping into a new phase in life

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spencer Reed, emotionally guarded most of his life, landed Friday with the eyes of a child who’d just gotten a puppy. He turned 90 on Thursday, but his seven children are enjoying his rebirth lately, a face-lift of … 0

New approach to suicide prevention debuts at John Stark Regional High School

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Last week, students in health classes at John Stark Regional High School in Weare received cards with a piece of advice spelled out clearly at the top: “Some Secrets Should be Shared.” Part of a new program on suicide prevention, the cards go on to explain: “If you … 0

Downtown: Hair salons trying to cut through competition

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In Christian Michael Salon on North Main Street in Concord, owner Brian Waldron mixed hair color as he described his business as an art. At Trilogy Hair Studio just up the road, co-owner Gina Rogers talked about previously working in Waldron’s studio and declared one of her specialties … 0

Concord safety board delays action on disruptive property ordinance

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Concord Public Safety Board has temporarily delayed action on a proposed disruptive property ordinance. Members on Monday asked the city’s legal department to review the legislation and make a detailed recommendation by November. The city is considering the ordinance after receiving complaints from several residents about a … 0

CCSNH dips into reserves for $2.5 million for“strategic initiatives” in 2015

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Community College System of New Hampshire’s central office has been given the okay to use $2.53 million in reserve funds to cover “previously unbudgeted expenses for fiscal year 2015,” including five new positions in the chancellor’s office and a project to improve the system’s technology infrastructure. The … 1

Beer tent at Dunbarton Old Home Day benefits project to repair town hall

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The sky was gray overhead, but Michael Kemp’s demeanor was far from gloomy. Sporting a foot-tall hat shaped like a pint of beer, the Dunbarton resident stood outside of a beer-tasting garden at the town’s Old Home Day celebration yesterday and tried lure in passers-by. “There’s a few … 0

Dartmouth theme housing includes Harry Potter

Saturday, September 13, 2014

From Harry Potter to the “Herbifloor,” campus housing is becoming increasingly specialized at Dartmouth College. Students this fall could choose among three new residences designed as “learning communities” plus 10 “design-your-own” communities set up as blocks of rooms interspersed within general campus housing. The new options are in … 0

Supporters hope new legislation helps to protect the state against potential oil spills

Friday, September 12, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan ceremoniously signed a trio of bills yesterday that supporters say will strengthen the state’s protections against oil spills. The legislation – passed by the House and Senate this session – will affect the Portland-Montreal Pipeline that passes through New Hampshire from Shelburne to Lancaster along … 0