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Mother of Epsom teen killed during late night chase sues town, police department

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The mother of an 18-year-old Epsom man who died last year during a high-speed police chase is suing the officer involved, claiming he failed to comply with – or even properly learn – the town’s vehicle pursuit policies. Attorneys for Lorraine LaBonte contend that former patrolman Dana Flanders errantly disregarded the safety of her son, Allen Field, when he initiated a chase shortly after midnight on Sunday, July 7, 2013. …

City offices, library closed for holiday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday. The Concord Public Library will close early at 6 p.m. this evening, and it will also be closed tomorrow and Friday. The library will reopen for its regular Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving is also a trash and recycling holiday. Thursday’s traditional route will be picked …

Meteorologist: 6+ inches of snow to land in N.H. on Thanksgiving Eve

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You won’t be thankful for this: New Hampshire is expected to be hit with its first substantial snowstorm of the season – more than 6 inches – just before one of the most popular travel days of the year. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hawley said he expects snow to start falling about noon tomorrow in the Concord area and continue until 6 …

Bachelor’s students studying at NHTI for superior technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When a group of former NHTI students moved on to the University of New Hampshire in Manchester to pursue bachelor’s degrees, they didn’t expect to be coming back to their old community college for its technology. But that’s …

Police: Unlicensed girl drove 118 mph in wrong direction on I-93

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An unlicensed 16-year-old girl drove 118 mph in the wrong direction over a 37-mile stretch of interstates 93 and 293 early yesterday morning, according to a press release issued by New Hampshire State Police Troop B. The girl attracted the attention of the Tilton Police Department and several …

Property taxes in Penacook to increase almost 10 percent; Concord bills to increase 4 percent

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Property taxes in Concord will go up this year by about 4 percent in the Concord School District and almost 10 percent in Penacook. The tax rate for property owners in the Concord School District this year will be $26.81 per $1,000 of assessed property value, city officials …

Police: Rhode Island man arrested in Concord with stolen car

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Rhode Island man has been arrested in Concord and charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, according to the state police. Sumeet Singh, 36, of Providence was arrested Friday afternoon at the Division of Motor Vehicles, the police said in a statement. Officers met with Singh at the …

Bow tax rate to decline by about 2 percent

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Property values in Bow are on the rise. That is helping drive down the town’s tax rate for the first time in at least eight years, Town Manager David Stack said. Based on new assessments, the tax rate should decline roughly 2 percent from $30.19 per $1,000 of …

Tomorrow is deadline to buy tickets for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Greater Concord Area Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance will host the 18th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday morning. Helen McGlashan, chairwoman of the task force, said her goal at the breakfast is to “raise the consciousness of the community.” “Too many times in our day-to-day …

Ray Duckler: Tiffany, if you’re reading this, know that you made a difference

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I wonder if Tiffany, last name unknown, realizes the difference she’s made. I wonder if this woman, a student in the Kearsarge adult education program at the time, had any inkling that her fears would inject Carol Conforti-Adams …

N.H. Supreme Court uphold’s waitresses’ wage claims against Concord restaurant

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The state Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision that a Concord restaurant illegally withheld tips from its wait staff in 2010. The suit, argued last month before the justices, involved two former waitresses at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse on Manchester Street. They claimed management forced them to …

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 …