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June 05. 2014 2:44PM

Bob Chapman sponsors Rave X Freestylers at Jericho ATV Festival, Aug. 2

BERLIN — A major attraction — the Rave X Freestyle Show — has been added to the roster of events on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the middle of the 5th annual three-day Jericho ATV Festival scheduled from Friday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 3, thanks to a very substantial donation from Bob Chapman, owner-operator of Chapman Scrap Metal & Recycling of Berlin, Milan, and Gorham.



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Nashua high schools keep reduced SRO staffing; school board approves budget reduction list, principal contract

NASHUA – Nashua’s high schools will continue to operate with half the number of school resource officers they’re normally allotted at least into next school year, according to Superintendent Mark Conrad.

Speakers at Holocaust Remembrance Day reaffirm 'Never forget. Never again'

The simple, solemn strains of a flute and guitar on Thursday turned the small park that hosts the New Hampshire Holocaust Memorial into a oasis filled with memories commemorating the six million Jews exterminated by the Nazi regime during World War II.

Firefighters extiguish brush fire behind North Main Street

The cause of a brush fire Wednesday behind the Tea Garden on North Main Street is still undetermined, Concord fire Chief Dan Andrus said yesterday.

NH Veterans Home seeks funding to expand its dementia unit

The New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton is expecting a bump in residents as the state’s Vietnam War veteran population ages. In anticipation, the home is looking to expand its dementia unit by 50 beds through a $13.6 million addition.

Armed robbery investigation on Thorndike St. leads to drug arrest

The Concord police have arrested two suspects in an armed robbery last week, as well as the victim who was believed to be selling drugs in the vicinity of his 11-year-old son.

Man accused of sticking girlfriend with needle is indicted

An East Wakefield man accused of intentionally sticking his girlfriend in the wrist with a hypodermic needle after he sexually assaulted her has been indicted by a Rockingham County Superior Court grand jury this month.

Man indicted in heroin death

BRENTWOOD — A Newmarket man accused of causing a Portsmouth’s woman death by giving her heroin was indicted by a Rockingham County Superior Court grand jury this month.

Apartment blaze displaces 23 residents

ROCHESTER — A two-alarm fire displaced 23 residents in 12 units at Sunset Arms apartments on Salmon Falls Road in Rochester Thursday night.

Rochester finance committee recommends raise of mayor's stipend

ROCHESTER — Against the recommendation by the mayor’s ad hoc committee, the Finance Committee has voted to recommend raising the annual stipend for the mayor by $1,000, which would make the mayor's total salary $4,400.

Chinburg Properties introduces new riverfront development

ROLLINSFORD – Scout Landing is a new home community off Church Street in Rollinsford and consists of 15 home sites ranging from about a third of an acre to just over one acre.

Former EDC member calls for firing of Exeter town manager

EXETER – A resident who recently resigned from the Economic Development Commission after calling the commission “a puppet,” is continuing to pose questions about Economic Development Director Darren Winham’s outside employment.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard wins safety award

KITTERY, Maine — The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was named the fiscal year 2014 Chief of Naval Operations Safety Excellence Award, an honor recognizing achievements in safety and occupational health.

Ex-Seabrook cop pushes for expert testimony in brutality case

SEABROOK — A former Seabrook patrolman facing police brutality charges is requesting a judge reconsider a decision to not allow another police officer to testify that his actions were justified.

Pierce Island Committee may consider fee for out-of-towners

PORTSMOUTH — City Councilor Eric Spear wants the Peirce Island Committee to consider the idea of charging a fee to out-of-towners who use the island.

HarborCorp developers state their case

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the development team for the proposed HarborCorp mixed-use development contended Thursday night that their project will provide significant public benefit to the city.

Locals indicted in stalking, drug, hammer assault, fraud cases

PORTSMOUTH — The most recent Rockingham County grand jury indicted locals on charges ranging from stalking and attempted bank robbery, to drug sales and antique-car fraud.

Analysts set Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. price target at $46

There are 2 research firms in total that have issued ratings on Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) within the past year. The consensus, or mean target price of the Wall Street analysts covering the firm is $46.

Nuclear Matters co-chairs, former Sens. Evan Bayh and Judd Gregg, coment on NEI report on Florida Nuclear Fleet

WASHINGTON, Apr 16, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nuclear Matters’ co-chairs, former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), commented on a report issued today by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), “Economic Impact of Florida Power & Light Company’s Nuclear Power Plants.”

Two-part definition emerges in NH independent contractor debate

Business advocates and regulators think they’ve finally come up with a single way for state agencies to define who and what an independent contractor is. However, labor unions and their advocates are worried that the new definition, proposed in House Bill 450, will allow some employers to more easily misclassify workers as independent contractors, avoiding paying payroll taxes and denying them benefits.

Police: Mass. man tries to hire NH gang member to kill witnesses

CHELMSFORD, Mass. —A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says a man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has now been charged with trying to hire a gang member in New Hampshire to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a state trooper.


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