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Hometown Hero: At 80, the ‘Atticus Finch of Concord’ continues to use the law for good
07-15-2024 8:13 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

On a January day in 1944, at a time when governors still worked day jobs, the physician who delivered Roger Phillips into the world was none other than New Hampshire’s sitting governor, Robert O. Blood.Perhaps the circumstances of Phillips’ birth...

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Eighteen-year-old Northfield motorcyclist killed in crash in Belmont on Friday
07-15-2024 4:46 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

An 18-year-old Northfield resident died following a motorcycle crash in Belmont on Friday.Guiseppe Bonanno lost control of his motorcycle at approximately 1 p.m. Friday while rounding a tight corner in the 300 block of South Road and was struck by an...


Teacher who took student to get abortion drops lawsuit following reinstatement of teaching credential
07-09-2024 4:42 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A New Hampshire teacher who took a student to get an abortion agreed to drop her lawsuit against the Department of Education following the reinstatement late last month of her teaching credential.The teacher, who filed her lawsuit anonymously, alleged...


UNH student arrested for assaulting police chief says video shows he was misidentified
06-30-2024 6:56 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A University of New Hampshire student charged with assaulting the chief of the school’s police department during a pro-Palestinian protest on May 1 was mistakenly identified and then violently arrested, the student said in an interview Friday.During...


UNH students plan to sue the school, governor over response to pro-Palestine protest as prosecutor begins to offer plea deals
06-27-2024 4:56 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A group of at least 11 students plans to sue the University of New Hampshire and Gov. Chris Sununu for violating their civil rights during a May 1 pro-Palestine protest in which 11 students were arrested.An intent-to-sue letter is set to be sent...


Documents unsealed in YDC criminal abuse cases provide new insight into investigation
06-26-2024 5:01 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Documents unsealed earlier this week in criminal cases against five former Youth Development Center guards describe in gruesome detail repeated sexual and physical abuse perpetrated against minors held at New Hampshire’s juvenile jail in the late...


Hometown Hero: Loudon Elementary ‘quasi-administrator’ and reading teacher Stephanie Pike wears many hats
06-25-2024 6:22 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

At 274 students, Loudon Elementary School is too small to sustain both a principal and vice principal, but the school’s size doesn’t completely diminish the scope of administrative responsibilities that must be handled.At some schools without an...


Unsealed document details Concord shooting, potential motive in Zackary Sullivan death
06-24-2024 4:55 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A Concord man accused of fatally shooting his half-brother in the back of the neck believed that his sibling had “ratted” on him to Concord police in a separate investigation, according to a police document in the case. Jesse Sullivan, 32, is charged...


Comprehensive bail reform bill reaches finish line, sent to Sununu
06-17-2024 1:15 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A comprehensive bail reform bill passed by New Hampshire’s state legislature last week will transfer certain responsibilities from bail commissioners to a newly-established magistrate position, require that people charged with any of 12 violent...


Hydroponics program to continue to grow at Merrimack Valley Middle School
06-13-2024 12:25 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

When students at Merrimack Valley Middle School returned to sixth-grade science teacher Kristen Bean Warren’s classroom on the Wednesday after Memorial Day weekend, they encountered a mystery.Vegetable plants germinating in a hydroponic growing system...


Documents show N.H. teacher took student for abortion
06-11-2024 4:38 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

New Hampshire’s Department of Education has released documents that support an assertion made by Commissioner Frank Edelblut that a New Hampshire teacher transported a student to get an abortion.The commissioner’s claim was made in an April Op-Ed...


Following middle school price estimates, Concord’s city leaders encourage school district to improve community access to schools
06-10-2024 9:00 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A day after Concord’s School Board unveiled long-awaited cost estimates for its middle school project, city leaders encouraged the school board to ensure and communicate that the school buildings are shared community assets.“Taxpayers are saying,...


Merrimack Valley High School graduates credit friendship and community
06-08-2024 3:49 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

When Edward Amonor Jr. arrived at Merrimack Valley Middle School in 2019 from Ghana, he knew no one and spoke only broken English.At first, he sat alone at lunch. But then a boy named Abhi Karki introduced himself.“He was the first person I felt...


New estimate puts Concord middle school project between $136 million and $166 million
06-06-2024 8:28 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Spending on Concord’s new middle school could be capped at as high as $166.6 million or as low as $136.2 million depending on a range of decisions still to come, according to long-anticipated cost estimates presented at a meeting Thursday night.The...


Murder trial in killing of Concord’s Zackary Sullivan will likely not be until June 2025
06-06-2024 2:08 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A 32-year-old Concord man accused of killing his half-brother in January will likely not stand trial until at least next June, a Merrimack County Superior Court judge indicated on Thursday.Discussion of scheduling a trial date came during a...


Pembroke Academy class of 2024 graduates
06-05-2024 5:08 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

 To offset the uniformity of the Spartan green cap and gown, some Pembroke Academy graduates decorated their caps with designs or inspirational quotes. Class president Abdalla Faiad donned a red and white keffiyah, the traditional Middle Eastern...


Boscawen police seek driver in hit-and-run involving 8-year-old girl on Queen Street Tuesday night
06-05-2024 1:29 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Boscawen police are seeking the driver of a dark-colored sedan who hit and injured an 8-year-old girl on Queen Street Tuesday night.The driver was traveling toward Penacook above the speed limit when he or she hit the girl in the back outside 334...


Mill Brook School celebrates Teacher of the Year semifinalist Laura McKenna
06-04-2024 4:31 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

In Laura McKenna’s second-grade class at Concord’s Mill Brook School, her 16 students speak at least four different languages at home, from Kinyarwanda to French.On Tuesday morning, following a meeting that involved freeze dance, high fives, and a...


In Pembroke schools, end of year celebrations are colored by anxiety about what next year will bring
06-03-2024 4:37 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Jenny Jones grew up in Pembroke, attended its schools, and began her teaching career at Pembroke Hill School 23 years ago. Over the years, she taught the children of her own childhood friends, pouring energy into a calling that felt decidedly...


On Concord’s Main Street, reactions to the conviction of former President Donald Trump run the gamut
05-31-2024 4:16 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Victoria Young, a Bow resident and owner of a paving company, said the conviction of Donald Trump on 34 counts of election law violations has only increased her support for the former president.“It’s a rotten shame,” said Young, 69, prior to grabbing...


N.H. Senate kills school funding bill despite districts, mayors voicing need
05-29-2024 10:26 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A month after a bipartisan group of state representatives united to pass a bill that would increase state education funding, Democrat and Republican senators came together last week to vote it down.The legislation, HB 1583, would have increased...

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