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N.H. to fight glut of heroin overdoses by availing reversal drug

Monday, November 24, 2014

A coalition of the state’s top safety and medical leaders has devised a plan to combat an unprecedented trend in opioid abuse. Data in a recently released report reveals that 911 calls for drug overdoses have nearly tripled in the past three years and deaths last year were five times their 2010 levels, according to the state Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Department of Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes on Friday …

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. Now, the schools are working together to get them to do something about it. Keene State, a four-year liberal arts college, and Mount Wachusett, a two-year college in Gardner, Mass., are leading a national project to engage students …

Ray Duckler: A man with clean morals, values and clothing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I looked into the background of the late Jay Rosenfield, something didn’t jibe. Two of his children are physicians, one is a retired doctor, one is a lawyer and another co-founded a giant energy consulting company. Rosenfield, meanwhile, graduated from Dartmouth College and MIT. So how did he make his name, his …

PHOTOS: Concord Contemporary Club holds annual Princess Tea Party fundraiser

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The GFWC Concord Contemporary Club held their fourth annual Princess Tea Party fundraiser at Red River Theatres on Saturday. The sold out event included crafts, portraits with princess characters, a viewing of the movie Frozen, a raffle, goodie …

More positions being cut at NHTI

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Slumping revenue and increased expenses prompted NHTI to cut additional full-time positions yesterday, just as the community college system asked the state to add an additional $3 million to next year’s budget. The Concord community college announced it cut five full-time positions and one part-time position. The school …

N.H. Supreme Court won’t reinstate officers’ case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court yesterday declined to reinstate a lawsuit filed by four officers who were injured in a 2012 shootout with a suspected drug dealer who fatally shot Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney. The officers sued Cullen Mutrie’s mother, saying she was liable for their injuries …

Police arrest 23 in drug roundup in Manchester

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The police in Manchester said they have arrested 23 people in a drug sweep. The investigation involved local and federal agencies. The police said the cases involved the purchase of cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine and various other prescription drugs from 31 people, and more arrests are expected. Manchester …

N.H. Fish and Game officials locate hunter after overnight search

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said they have found a 57-year-old hunter after an overnight search in Deerfield. Officials said Donna Poplar headed to a tree stand in the woods behind her house about 4 p.m. Wednesday to hunt deer. Her husband alerted authorities when she didn’t …

In the new Penacook downtown, city investment spurs private efforts

Friday, November 14, 2014

After more than a year on the job, the men and women in high-visibility jackets are scheduled to pack up and move out of downtown Penacook before the end of the month. They’ve buried wires, reconfigured an old …

New Hampshire House speaker race down to Chandler, O’Brien

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The race for speaker of the House is now between just two candidates, after the third – state Rep. Laurie Sanborn – announced yesterday she would withdraw from the contest. Two former speakers of the House – Reps. Gene Chandler and Bill O’Brien – are competing for support …

Prosecutor cites potential attorney conflict in St. Paul’s rape case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Prosecutors in the St. Paul’s School rape case said yesterday that an out-of-state attorney who has been advising the defendant and who plans to file as his new counsel has a potential conflict of interest. At a hearing in Merrimack County Superior Court, county prosecutor Catherine Ruffle said …

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 …