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Charities will not have to pay rent to casinos under new law
04-23-2024 3:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Deb Leahy can finally breathe easy, freed from the fluctuating rental fees each time her organization partners with a New Hampshire casino for donations.Thanks to a new law, casinos are now prohibited from imposing rent charges on charities for...

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“It’s beautiful” – Eight people experiencing homelessness to move into Pleasant Street apartments
04-23-2024 5:02 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Down every street in Dover, reminders of his late wife Stephanie followed Larry Regan. After she passed, he headed towards Concord to start anew. It’s taken a while for that to feel like a reality, but the day has finally come. For the last three...


At House hearing, some argue proposed transgender sports ban would violate discrimination law
04-23-2024 4:30 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A week after a federal appeals court ruled a transgender sports ban in West Virginia was discriminatory, more than a dozen transgender girls, parents, educators and advocates in New Hampshire argued that a similar ban under consideration in New...


Committee approves bill allowing host communities to join charitable gaming
04-23-2024 4:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to advance Senate Bill 472, which allows host communities to participate in charitable gaming alongside charities and non-profits.Senate Bill 472, now heading to the full House of...


Matt Fisk will serve as next principal of Bow High School
04-23-2024 4:00 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Assistant principals don’t typically serve students food, but at Bow High School, lunch duty is a daily responsibility for Matt Fisk.Last Wednesday, Fisk dished out Big Mac subs and cheese nachos and checked in with students as they passed through the...


House committee weighs bill that would require teachers to answer parents’ questions
04-22-2024 4:55 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

At a parent-teacher conference a decade ago, Tina Kim Philibotte learned her child was gay.The disclosure took Philibotte – a self-described progressive and now one of four public school diversity, equity, inclusion and justice administrators in New...


Granite Geek: 28 years after an ‘e-mail course’ a professor ponders changes to online courses
04-22-2024 3:03 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

More than 28 years ago I interviewed Kenneth Levasseur, a professor at UMass-Lowell, about his innovative new project: A math class via email.In the resulting column I noted that the course, the school’s first official online class, would have...


Donna Daffy paints Dunbarton yellow with daffodils
04-22-2024 1:55 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Every spring morning, as the first rays of sunlight dance across Dunbarton, Donna Dunn is treated to a vibrant sea of yellow daffodils unfurling before her eyes.It’s a sight that fills her heart with indescribable joy, a gift that few are fortunate...


Flying Monkey spared in Saturday fire that guts two nearby buildings on Plymouth’s Main Street
04-22-2024 1:52 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A fire on Main Street in Plymouth Saturday night tore through two empty commercial buildings but left one, the neighboring Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, largely unscathed.Just after 9 p.m., with a Foreigner-Journey tribute band on...


Downtown cobbler breathes life into tired shoes, the environmentally friendly way
04-21-2024 11:50 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Visiting United Shoe Repair downtown may not only result in improved shoes, but also may serve as an environmentally friendly act.D.J. Annicchiarico is on the ground floor of conservation, an individual whose multi-generational business dates back 115...


Henniker forum to focus on Main Street crosswalks
04-21-2024 11:48 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The owner of Superscoops on Henniker’s Main Street says she’s ready to make the ultimate business sacrifice to help the people who flock to her walk-up window in nice weather.“I’m willing to give up two parking spots in front of my store so there’s a...


People of color incarcerated at higher rates in New Hampshire, but data is limited
04-21-2024 11:38 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Four years after a commission to study law enforcement in New Hampshire produced a series of recommendations about better policing practices, people of color continue to be disproportionally incarcerated in the state at virtually the same rates. For...


Hometown Hero: Hats off to this Penacook woman, a crafts lover whose artistic, and altruistic, nature has benefited people with serious illnesses
04-21-2024 11:36 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Nancy Peperissa’s secrets to help people involve cotton and rice, two items she uses to craft items with others in mind.She crochets cotton to make soft skull caps for chemotherapy patients. The rice she inserts into a doll’s midsection gives it...


Former Concord firefighter sues city, claiming years of homophobic sexual harassment, retaliation
04-21-2024 11:35 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A former Concord firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that coworkers and supervisors sexually harassed him for years, including by using homophobic slurs, and retaliated against him when he complained.After Christopher Golomb...


From a book to bread, Merrimack Valley High School students show off their senior projects
04-19-2024 2:56 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

In January, Merrimack Valley High School senior Lena Pelleteri’s mother passed away following a multi-year battle with cancer.For her senior project, Pelleteri put her “pain on paper”, as she put it, writing a 40-page book that delved into her...


‘We’re just kids’: As lawmakers debate transgender athlete ban, some youth fear a future on the sidelines
04-19-2024 2:05 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Maëlle Jacques has read the articles written about her.“Winner of NH Girls High Jump is Biological Male.”“Transgender girl blasted after dominating New Hampshire girls high jump.”“U.S. ‘Full of Failing Gutless Mothers and Fathers’: High School Boy...


What’s in a name? Ask an Epsom Yeaton.
04-19-2024 2:01 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Norm Yeaton dropped a stack of papers three inches thick, attached by a clip, onto his living room table.The thud said a lot, that an arduous research project by Yeaton – in an attempt to understand the sheer volume of people in Epsom whose last name...


Young adult author Gordon Korman visits Bow Memorial School
04-19-2024 1:29 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Horseback riding, Greek mythology, the soccer field, a New Hampshire-inspired repressive society.For 31 Bow Memorial School students who participated in a writing workshop led by legendary young adult author Gordon Korman, wherever things could go...


Mother of two convicted of negligent homicide in fatal Loudon crash released on parole
04-18-2024 6:11 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Maggie Doorlag said she could picture her life outside the walls of the women’s prison, where she’d spent the last 17 months. She’d be reunited with her husband and two young daughters. She would get her cosmetology license and continue with...


After delay over neighbors’ concerns, Christ the King Food Pantry headed for rebuild
04-18-2024 4:50 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Plans for a new building for Christ the King Parish’s food pantry are moving forward after they were held up due to safety concerns, and a lack of communication with abutters, in February.The city Planning Board approved revised plans this week, which...


Casinos can no longer charge rent to charities
04-18-2024 3:14 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Governor Chris Sununu has signed legislation that no longer allows casinos to impose rent charges on charities.On Tuesday, House Bill 1203 was signed into law, allowing charities to keep the entirety of the money they receive from casinos, some of...

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