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Concord Islamic society celebrates Eid al-Fitr

04-10-2024 2:25 PM

The IQRA Islamic Society of Greater Concord on North Main Street celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, one of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world; it commemorates the end of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast daily from...


NH senators consider college free speech bill

04-10-2024 1:00 PM

By RICK GREEN

Backers of N.H. House Bill 1305 say it’s an important piece of legislation that is needed to ensure free speech rights are protected at public colleges.Opponents say those rights are already guaranteed by the First Amendment, and that HB 1305 seeks to...


All N.H. Freihofer’s outlets close

04-10-2024 12:32 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

Bimbo Bakeries USA has permanently closed 28 of its outlet stores in the East, including all remaining New Hampshire locations.“Company processes have shifted and product will be redistributed to other locations,” the company said in a statement....


Reports show Claremont lawmaker made violent threats following 2006 police probe

04-10-2024 11:30 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

Newly released investigatory documents show Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stone lost his job as a police officer in 2006 after he made multiple threats of violence against police department colleagues.Stone’s comments — which included claims he would...


Gilford's novel foam recycling program gets funding boost

04-10-2024 10:30 AM

By GABRIEL PERRY

Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) highlighted the importance of supporting sustainable development after touring the state's only polystyrene recycling facility last week. The transfer station recently received a $54,000 grant from the Northern Border...


NH arts organizations ponder an uncertain future: 'We're in a very fragile state right now.'

04-10-2024 10:11 AM

By OLIVIA RICHARDSON

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts sits in the old, empty hallways of a former public high school. Other tenants include an alternative education program and organizations that help people through food insecurity, human trafficking and domestic...


One year in, state says paid family leave program is stable and growing

04-10-2024 9:48 AM

By ETHAN DeWITT

For years, Concord had a less-than-ideal policy for new mothers who were city employees: short-term disability insurance. After giving birth, the moms could use their six to eight weeks of annual disability leave for recovery and newborn bonding.New...


Women lead Bow select board

04-09-2024 7:37 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For the first time in Bow’s history, the select board leadership positions are exclusively held by women.After Michael Wayne stepped down as chair and member of the select board, Angela Brennan was appointed to the role, with Eleana Colby serving as...


Since 1958, a hidden piece of the past in Concord has been waiting to be found

04-09-2024 5:34 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The jackhammer rattled away for a good 20 minutes Tuesday before a faded copper and lead container was pried from the corner of the Department of Justice building in downtown Concord that had been home to several banks.Dozens of onlookers and state...


22-year-old Concord motorcyclist dead in crash with box truck in Bow

04-09-2024 5:10 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

A 22-year-old Concord motorcyclist was killed in a fiery crash with a box truck at the intersection of Route 3A and Robinson Road on Tuesday morning, according to Bow police.Carson Hardy was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:30 a.m. by the Hooksett...


Office of Child Advocate looking to add position to address youth homelessness

04-09-2024 5:07 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Becca Ivancso knows that a teenager in a tent isn’t often what first comes to mind when people think of homelessness. But that’s the reality for a number of young people in New Hampshire.There’s no state oversight of these youth, who typically begin...


Despite ‘sticker shock,’ Concord City Council moves forward on new police station plan

04-09-2024 5:07 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord City Councilors unanimously voted to follow through on the $4.1 million property purchase for relocating police headquarters Monday, even if the $41.5 million proposal to create the station gave them “sticker shock.”“I was glad that I’m...


Lawyer: NH youth detention center treated teen like sex slave, punching bag, lawyer alleges

04-09-2024 4:54 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Workers at New Hampshire’s youth detention center treated a teenage boy like a “sex slave and a punching bag,” and the state itself laid the groundwork for the abuse, an attorney argued Tuesday as the first of more than 1,000 lawsuits...


Many eclipse visitors to pulled an all-nighter trying to leave

04-09-2024 2:33 PM

By NICK PERRY and KATHY McCORMACK

FRANCONIA, N.H. — Thousands of visitors to northern New England communities in the path of the total solar eclipse were told to pack their patience for the trip. In some areas, they needed it for up to 12 hours after the event started, inching their...


New vote on pot legalization slated in NH House this week

04-09-2024 2:05 PM

By RICK GREEN

The N.H. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on a measure to legalize sale and possession of marijuana for recreational uses.This will be the second time for representatives to vote on House Bill 1633.On Feb. 22, the House voted,...


Laconia land deal buyer Robynne Alexander under investigation by state securities bureau

04-09-2024 12:49 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

This story was updated April 9, 2024, at 10:05 a.m. after two people Alexander identifies as team members said they consulted for her briefly and have no ongoing role in the project.The state Bureau of Securities Regulation, an agency charged with...


Police: Masked man robs Shell gas station on Loudon Road

04-09-2024 12:15 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

The Shell gas station on Loudon Road was allegedly robbed by a masked man who reportedly handcuffed the clerk and put a pillowcase over his face.Police were called to the station around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery – the clerk was able...


Senate passes bill that would require a book complaint procedure in public schools

04-08-2024 5:30 PM

JEREMY MARGOLIS

A Republican-backed bill that would require local boards to lay out procedures for challenging books used in school classrooms and libraries passed New Hampshire’s Senate on a 14-10 party-line vote.Debate over the bill, SB 523, pitted Republicans, who...


DES against landfill moratorium bill

04-08-2024 5:00 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

As testimony on bills targeting landfill safety in New Hampshire continues in both chambers of the legislature, the state Department of Environmental Services maintains its stance against proposed legislation advocating for a four-year moratorium of...


‘Once-in-lifetime chance’ – Solar eclipse offers wonderment for those looking up

04-08-2024 2:33 PM

By RAY DUCKLER and GEOFF FORESTER

Ellen Barbetta had to hustle from work to get her kids from school so they could find a good open spot to watch Monday’s eclipse. “I told them that I would pick them up and bring them,” Barbetta said. “I was coming from a job in Portsmouth and had to...



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