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Weare’s sign ordinance could be repealed at town meeting

Saturday, February 28, 2015

When the planning board discussed repealing Weare’s sign ordinance this winter, Keith Lacasse said business owners came to the meeting with a clear message: “Trust us.” “The businesses want to be trusted, and I think they’re trustworthy,” said Lacasse, a selectman and planning board member who proposed a petitioned article to repeal the town’s entire sign ordinance. “It would allow businesses the freedom to advertise their business in a way …

Election Day nearing, local candidates can’t wait for snow to melt to post signs

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Campaign signs are one of the few ways a candidate can boost name recognition in local elections. So making sure those signs aren’t blanketed in snow or plowed into a snowbank is important. This is what led Mark Varney, a candidate for the Boscawen Board of Selectmen, to attach his new campaign signs …

Former NH Guard commander sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ray Valas, a former New Hampshire National Guard commander convicted last fall of soliciting sex from an underage prostitute, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Valas, 41, of Bow, was found guilty in November of one count of sex trafficking of a minor. Prosecutors said he twice paid for sex …

School, city officials discuss impact fees at joint meeting

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Officials from the city of Concord and the Concord School District met yesterday morning to talk business, as both entities write their budgets for next year. “We’re always in this kind of cooperative agreement with (the city) in terms of how we share resources, and I think we …

Rubio plans public meeting, book signing in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 21, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said New Hampshire voters can expect many opportunities to engage with him directly in town hall events if he makes a bid for the White House. “If I run for president, we’re …

Boscawen incumbent facing challenge from former state rep, town officer

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Three years ago, Bernie Davis won an election against incumbent Lorrie Carey for a seat on the Boscawen Board of Selectmen. This time, it will be Carey’s turn, along with political newcomer Mark Varney, to challenge Davis. The …

February could go down as one of the coldest in Concord

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It’s been a cold February in New Hampshire – and it could go down in the record books as one of the coldest in Concord since weather observers started keeping records in 1869. Temperatures in February have averaged 11.3 degrees below normal for the month so far in …

Neighbor rescues man from burning Danbury home, another person died in fire

Friday, February 20, 2015

A neighbor pulled a man from his burning Danbury home Thursday night, but the fire erupted and engulfed the building before he could go back in and save the man’s wife, who was still inside. State fire officials …

State Supreme Court hears dispute over Henniker Christmas tree farm

Friday, February 20, 2015

The state Supreme Court yesterday considered whether a Henniker Christmas tree farmer has the right to host weddings and other events on his property, despite opposition from neighbors and the town. At the center of the dispute is …

Amid national debate, state lawmakers weighing a reformed civil forfeiture law

Friday, February 20, 2015

State lawmakers showed a willingness to consider a previously defeated proposal that would overhaul a long-standing and nationally contested practice in which the government seizes private property that may be connected to a crime. Members of the House …

Christa McAuliffe School brings local engineers to students for ‘Engineer Week’

Friday, February 20, 2015

Long after she watched a documentary on female astronauts, Stacey Brown remained fixated on the time in the astronauts’ lives when they all settled on their career paths. Each astronaut, Brown said, was inspired during childhood. Brown, a …

With wet snow or rain coming, snow on roof can act like a ‘sponge’

Friday, February 20, 2015

The snowstorm forecast for this weekend is expected to come with milder temperatures, even possibly edging above freezing. Rain might seem like a relief, but it could be far worse than snow in weighing down roofs. Fire officials …

Election of Epsom selectman could have long-term effect on town office location

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Epsom voters will choose in March between two familiar faces to represent them on the board of selectmen for the next three years. The decision could also affect the face of the town offices for decades to come. …