All Stories UnionLeader.com delivers the lastest news, sports and opinion in New Hampshire. http://www.unionleader.com News/Sports/Business/Entertainment/Opinion Copyright 2017 Union Leader Corp. http://www.unionleader.com/section/?template=RSS en-us Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:09:00 EST cperreault@unionleader.com (Carl Perreault) Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:09:00 EST digital@unionleader.com (Carl Perreault) Carlicus (0.0.1.1) http://www.unionleader.com/images/unionleaderlogo3.jpg New Hampshire Union Leader - Headlines http://www.unionleader.com New Hampshire news, sports and opinion 144 54 Investigator: Copper thieves charged in Wilmot house explosion Two men have been indicted in connection with a house explosion that left a man with severe burns to his face, hands and knees last May. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS03/171219526&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:27:00 EST Yeaw sentenced to up to 20 years for Alstead shooting death A man who pleaded guilty to shooting an Alstead man in the head, killing him, earlier this year was sentenced to ten to 20 years in state prison during an emotional sentencing hearing at Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene Thursday morning. http://www.unionleader.com/crime/yeaw-sentenced-to-up-to-20-years-for-alstead-shooting-death-20171214&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:41:00 EST Gov. Sununu launches civil rights initiative in wake of racially charged attacks CONCORD -- In the wake of racially charged incidents in Durham and Claremont, Gov. Chris Sununu has announced the formation of a new Civil Rights Unit in the Office of Attorney General, and the creation of a Governor's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS0621/171219556&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:16:00 EST What time is it?Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke is a picturesque walk through three centuries There are moments when time seems to blur around the edges here.The stark white of today's LED world flickers and dims long enough for the past to materialize in candle-lit lanes, drawing rooms and shops.In the Seacoast's Puddle Dock neighborhood, Strawbery Banke Museum has long given shape to the people who have... http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWHAMPSHIRE0201/171219581&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:52:00 EST Beagle burglary in NH town goes viral SPRINGFIELD ' An investigation into the burglary of two beagle puppies in the small town of Springfield two weeks ago is attracting viral attention on social media in New Hampshire. http://www.unionleader.com/crime/beagle-burglary-in-nh-town-goes-viral----20171214&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:18:00 EST The Twelve Days of Christmas in N.H. We narrow down the twelve N.H. things that we think qualify for the 12 Days of Christmas. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWHAMPSHIRE0201/171219583&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:36:00 EST Omarosa Manigault Newman has to be escorted from White House after chief of staff fires her The former 'The Apprentice' contestant-turned-political aide threw a tantrum in the White House and demanded she be allowed to speak with President Donald Trump on Wednesday as chief of staff John Kelly gave her the boot, sources told the Daily News. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS06/171219586&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:48:00 EST Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 14, 2017 http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/OPINION03/171219587&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:18:00 EST Funding challenge arises in dam rehab project Some financial hurdles will need to be overcome before work can begin on the rehabilitation of a dam in town, but officials remain hopeful it won't delay the project. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWHAMPSHIRE1409/171219655&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00:00 EST Allenstown School Board looking to conduct feasibility study of schools, possible consolidation A request for proposals seeking a feasibility study to look at whether to consolidate the town's two schools into one building will be issued in the coming weeks. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS04/171219651&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00:00 EST Savings for sending towns in Pembroke district not a sure thing Cuts to the proposed Pembroke School District budget may or may not mean savings for the towns who send their high school students to Pembroke Academy. http://www.unionleader.com/education/Savings-for-sending-towns-in-Pembroke-district-not-a-sure-thing-12142017&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00:00 EST Joe Duball's H.S. Basketball: Merrimack Valley pulls together through trial NHIAA boys' and girls' basketball have seen a few coaching changes. The Merrimack Valley of Penacook girls are among those under new leadership, but it comes under unfortunate circumstances. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/SPORTS21/171219596&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Training available to vets wanting to start business The U.S. Small Business Administration is presenting a free two-day entrepreneurial training for veterans. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS18/171219597&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Milford man drives car into pole in Pelham, faces multiple charges A Milford man faces drugged driving charges after driving his 2015 Jeep Wrangler into a telephone pole and knocking out power to homes in the area Wednesday, police said. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS03/171219598&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Blue Star Mothers of NH organizing 'Wreaths for Boscawen' at cemetery Blue Star Mothers of NH is once again sponsoring 'Wreaths for Boscawen' at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS18/171219599&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST VA focus groups, task force meeting set Two VA group discussions on veterans' care are being offered today, and the next VA task force meeting has been scheduled for next week. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS18/171219600&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Portsmouth book group links vets' lives to 'The Odyssey' New Hampshire Humanities will launch the next in its series of reading and discussion groups, 'From Troy to Baghdad: Dialogues on War Homecoming,' in February in Portsmouth. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS18/171219601&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Kingston Library will be stuffing stockings for vets The public is invited to stop by the Kingston Community Library to decorate and stuff a total of 50 Christmas stockings for homeless veterans Saturday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS18/171219602&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST The Heart of Nashua with Joan Stylianos: Ready or not, here comes Christmas Despite the California-like Christmas scenery as I pen this column weird, no snow, there's still a holiday vibe in the air. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/LOCALVOICES11/171219603&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Grant provides free robot kits to allow more NH kids the chance to compete Candia librarian Sue Demanche snagged a grant this year to receive a free 500 robotics kit for sixth-graders to participate in VEX robotics competitions. http://www.unionleader.com/education/grant-provides-free-robot-kits-to-allow-more-nh-kids-the-chance-to-compete-20171214&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST NH businesses worry over internet speed changes after FCC vote Several New Hampshire businesses are urging the feds to preserve rules that prevent internet service providers from creating faster-speed lanes for certain websites or making the internet less democratic. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS02/171219609&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Medtronic settles states' Infuse probe Medtronic Plc has agreed to pay 12 million to resolve claims that the company engaged in a deceptive marketing strategy to promote its Infuse bone graft product used in spinal surgery, the Massachusetts attorney general said on Wednesday. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS02/171219610&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST NH uninsured total dips in 2016 The number of uninsured New Hampshire residents declined in 2016, and premium increases were in the single digits, according to an annual report released Wednesday by state insurance officials. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS12/171219611&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST John Stossel: Liberate the food trucks Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/OPINION02/171219617&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Today's Santa Fund donor list Today's list of donors to the Union Leader Santa Fund for the Salvation Army. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/SANTAFUND/171219618&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Republicans are ramming through a bad tax bill There is bipartisan agreement that we need tax reform that focuses on the middle class and helps small businesses create jobs. We can do this in a fiscally responsible way, but that requires Republicans and Democrats working together as we did the last time Congress passed tax reform 30 years ago. http://www.unionleader.com/Another-View-Sen-Jeanne-Shaheen-Republicans-are-ramming-through-a-bad-tax-bill-12142017&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST The atheist flag To the Editor: The Ten Commandments are not just a symbol of a Judeo-Christianity, but also a list of moral and ethical values shared with other great religions. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/OPINION04/171219621&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Benefits of RGGI and RPS To the Editor: In October, the Union Leader published an editorial claiming that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI is a 'bad idea.' http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/OPINION04/171219622&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST For whom the tolls toll: Feltes drops the veil State Sen. Dan Feltes is a remarkably useful politician. Holding one of the safest seats in the state, the Concord Democrat gets to say out loud what other liberals are thinking, but afraid to admit publicly. http://www.unionleader.com/editorial/For-whom-the-tolls-toll-Feltes-drops-the-veil-12142017&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST George Will: Trump sunk presidency to unplumbed depths In April, Alabama's Republican governor, Robert Bentley, resigned one step ahead of impeachment proceedings arising from his consensual affair with an adult woman. Eight months later, Alabamians spurned presidential pleas that they send to the U.S. Senate a man credibly accused of child molestation. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/OPINION02/171219624&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST A tax bill worth passing: Shaheen's objections notwithstanding New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen makes her case today against the Republican tax bill. http://www.unionleader.com/editorial/A-tax-bill-worth-passing-Shaheens-objections-notwithstanding-12142017&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST In a new land, mom's focus is her 2 sons With Puerto Rico in shambles from Hurricane Maria, Rosalyn and her two young children fled to her sister in Manchester. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/SANTAFUND/171219626&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:00 EST Goffstown group's aim is to help seniors stay social ' and healthy Twelve giggling women sit around a square table, working on Christmas wreaths and making snow globes for the holidays. They start to tease Alice Slattum, who says she is 94. The rest of the group insists she is 95. They all share a hearty laugh. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS2001/171219627&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:00 EST Kevin Landrigan's Granite Status: Senate lawyers back keeping Sanborn paperwork private For the second time in less than a week, the state Senate's lawyer responded to more questions about statements from Republican Sen. Andy Sanborn made in February 2013 within earshot or in the presence of four lawmakers and staff members. http://www.unionleader.com/Kevin-Landrigans-Granite-Status-Senate-lawyers-back-keeping-Sanborn-paperwork-private-12142017&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:00 EST NH Club News: Meredith Lions members contribute to community Lions International has asked each Lions club around the world to create a legacy project to commemorate 100 years of Lions and promote the next 100 years. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWHAMPSHIRE02/171219629&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:00 EST Keene State College professor, students take city to court alleging Right-to-Know violations A Keene State College journalism professor and five of her students took the city to court Wednesday afternoon on a complaint that the city had violated the state's Right-to-Know law by not complying with the student's requests. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS21/171219635&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Exeter named a Top 10 finalist in national small business contest The town of Exeter was named a Top 10 finalist in a national competition that celebrates small businesses and awards 500,000 to help with revitalization. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS02/171219638&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Speaker draws heavily from Freedom Caucus for new leadership team House Speaker Gene G. Chandler, R-Bartlett, said he would form an inclusive leadership team that recognized the contributions of the conservative Freedom Caucus and House Republican Alliance. On Wednesday, he delivered, appointing Republicans from both caucuses to top leadership positions. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS0621/171219639&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Dying veteran will be granted final wish: to see 'Last Jedi' A dying veteran says his heart is overwhelmed after learning that his final wish ' to view the newest 'Star Wars' movie ' will be granted this weekend. http://www.unionleader.com/veterans/dying-veteran-will-be-granted-final-wish-to-see-last-jedi--20171214&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Insurer that paid theft claim sues woman it claims stole the cash The insurance company that paid 10,400 to Laconia Country Club to settle a theft claim has filed a lawsuit against the woman accused of stealing the cash. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS21/171219641&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Education leaders stress need to keep NH college students in state Less than half of New Hampshire's high school graduates that are choosing four-year university programs are opting to attend college in the Granite State, according to educational leaders. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS04/171219643&source=RSS Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:21:00 EST Snowplows collide in Laconia, one driver injured The driver of one of two plow trucks that collided on Parade Road late Wednesday afternoon was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS07/171219644&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:00 EST Senate Dems want 10m from Rainy Day Fund for opioid crisis Senate Democrats are urging Gov. Chris Sununu and the Republican-led Legislature to declare an in-state public health emergency and allocate 10 percent of the state's 100 million Rainy Day Fund to combat the opioid crisis. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS0621/171219645&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:00 EST Road built by Cog Railway under scrutiny of nonprofit Before considering a zoning enforcement request, the Coos County Commission Wednesday decided it wants input from the Coos County Planning Board as to whether the Cog Railway built an unpermitted road on Mount Washington. http://www.unionleader.com/local-government/Road-built-by-Cog-Railway-under-scrutiny-of-nonprofit-12142017&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:56:00 EST Londonderry boards agree to form committee to solve tax shortfall dilemma After some debate, the Londonderry town and school boards agree to form a 4-member committee to solve the 607,000 budget shortfall caused by a form miscalculation. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171214/NEWS0606/171219652&source=RSS Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:57:00 EST