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Owen Labrie at Superior Court in Concord on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Ray Duckler: Rape trial forces boarding schools to look in the mirror

Saturday, August 29, 2015

During the Watergate investigation 41 years ago, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, wondering about Richard Nixon’s role in the scandal, asked, “What did the president know and when did he know it?” Baker’s succinctly worded curiosity has resonated through the decades, and it remains relevant as we examine the nationally covered rape trial that ended in superior court Friday. What …

Piping plovers increase on New Hampshire beaches this summer

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Hampshire has seen an increase in the number of piping plovers on state beaches this summer. Last year, six pairs of the endangered birds were spotted on beaches, with only two chicks surviving at least 25 days. This summer, there were three pairs nested on Hampton Beach with five chicks and five pairs of plovers on Seabrook Beach with seven chicks. New …

Owing $80,000, Pittsfield woman asks court to stop town from evicting her

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The deed and the doorstep tell two different stories. Nearly a year ago, the worn, gray trailer with the green door and shutters became property of the town, after its owners failed year after year to pay property taxes until the amount owed surpassed $80,000, accounting also for interest and fees. But on …

No injuries as car flips, lands on roof in Hopkinton

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A 17-year-old male lost control of his 2004 Ford Explorer and flipped the vehicle while heading west on Broad Cove Road in Hopkinton on Saturday night. Neither the driver nor his passenger in the vehicle were injured. State …

City council subcommittee will discuss recent updates on Northern Pass

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Concord City Council subcommittee on Northern Pass will reconvene next month to review a draft federal study on the project and a new route proposed by Eversource Energy. The group will also see two new visual simulations …

‘Our lake is in crisis’: 50 years of milfoil

Saturday, August 22, 2015

It has been a problem for 50 years now. If towns around Northwood Lake don’t kick in more money, the local watershed association is going to be bankrupt in two years, its president says, and the responsibility – …

Police arrest Concord man wanted on warrant from Oklahoma

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Concord police and U.S. Marshals arrested a city man Friday who was wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault in Oklahoma in April. Ashton Garland, 24, of Beacon Street, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. On Friday, police said they tried to locate Garland …

Franklin police continue Franklin Savings Bank investigation

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Franklin Police Department is investigating more than one suspect in the armed robbery of Franklin Savings Bank. Franklin police Chief David Goldstein said the department is seriously looking at two individuals, though he did not identify them or know when arrests might be made. The bank at …

Concord police investigate string of daytime burglaries

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Concord Police Department is looking for information about a rash of home burglaries, including three reports this week. According to a Concord Regional Crimeline alert, police received reports of three daytime burglaries Wednesday in North Concord and Penacook. Lt. Tim O’Malley said all three occurred while the …

With sinkhole fixed, Concord officials wary of flooding

Friday, August 21, 2015

A gaping sinkhole that opened on Interstate 93 in Concord on Wednesday was caused when a 1910-era storm drain caved underneath the highway due to heavy rain the night before, officials confirmed Thursday. The road itself is repaired, …

Document: Canterbury selectmen decided not to place police chief on leave during sex assault investigation

Friday, August 21, 2015

Canterbury officials knew about a sexual assault investigation into police Chief John LaRoche last fall and decided not to take action against him at that time, according to a new court document filed in the case. LaRoche, now …

Defense cross-examines accuser in St. Paul’s rape case

Friday, August 21, 2015

The girl recalled the whir of the surrounding machines, their operating lights flashing in the darkness. She remembered the chill of the floor, and fought back tears as she recounted for jurors the moment she realized the older …

Teen accuser describes alleged St. Paul’s rape; defense questions her then-intentions

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A 16-year-old former St. Paul’s School student recounted for jurors Wednesday the night she said she was raped on campus by a popular upperclassman, describing in detail the pain and utter hopelessness she felt as he forced himself …