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Rochester man charged with drunken crash, injuring woman

DOVER — A local man has been indicted on three counts for allegedly crashing his car while drunk, causing significant injury to his passenger, and nearly striking both a barn and a resident checking her mail.


Demolition of old courthouse proposed in Dover

Brian Early bearly@seacoastonline.com @briantemprano — DOVER — The old Strafford County Courthouse downtown may be torn down after all. The owner of the property, One First Dover LLC, is scheduled to present its plans to the Planning Technical Review Committee on March 7. According to the applicatio


Indoor Dover range will give the public a safer place to shoot, says White Birch Armory founder

DOVER – White Birch Armory, which is presently located in Rochester, is hoping for approval Thursday to build and relocate to an indoor shooting facility in a city industrial area that would be open to the public.


ICE detainee caught with handcuff key may get years in NH prison for it

DOVER – A detainee is facing seven years in prison for allegedly being in possession of a handcuff key while in custody. Rigoberto Villalona Contreras, 36, is charged with delivery of prohibited articles when officials discovered the handcuff key on him during a routine booking search Nov. 30 at the


Dover Aroma Joe's drive-thru flasher alleged to be Farmington man with kids in the truck

DOVER – A Farmington man who is alleged to have exposed himself while ordering coffee at Aroma Joe’s could get years in prison if convicted. Police officials say Adam Upson, 25, had two children under the age of four in the pickup truck with him at the time of the incident. He was indicted by a gran


Power of the sun celebrated in Dover

DOVER — Just before the new year was rung in, 318 newly installed solar panels on the top of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and the Dover Indoor Pool began operating.


‘We are grateful beyond words’: Teen injured in fiery New Hampshire crash released from hospital

A New Hampshire teen, who was injured in a fiery crash last month with a tractor-trailer, has been released from the hospital, his family says. Sam Lachance was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, his mother, Jessica, shared on Facebook, recounting the agonizing m


D-II boys hockey: Dover seniors account for every goal in 8-0 rout of OR

DOVER — Early goals have a weird way of setting the tone of a game. For the Dover High School boys hockey team, it scored quickly in both the first and second periods on Wednesday night, which ultimately went on to fuel an 8-0 rout of Oyster River in Division II action at the Dover Ice Arena.


New Hampshire man charged with possession of drugs during traffic stop

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire man has been charged with possession of a controlled drug during a traffic stop on I-95 in North Hampton, New Hampshire. Trooper Brian Gacek says during the traffic stop Gacek found a quantity of suspected heroin, a 9-year-old female, and three other occupants i


Burrito Banditos welcomed quickly in Rochester

ROCHESTER — Diane Forsman and Josh Ross are fulfilling a lifelong dream while also filling what local residents say is a big hole in the city's downtown restaurant scene. Forsman and Ross opened Burrito Banditos at 667 Columbus Ave. on Saturday, giving the Lilac City its first burrito shop since Dos


NH State Police Trooper Stops 20 Vehicles Covered In Snow, Ice

CONCORD (CBS) – Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before taking to the roads. It’s called Jessica’s Law, named for Jessica Smith, who was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck, which then slammed into her car.


Rochester police seek convenience store robber

ROCHESTER – Police are looking for man who robbed George and Ed’s General Store at gunpoint about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Surveillance images show the man wearing all black. He was less than 5-foot, 5-inches tall. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.


Dover parking ban begins Wednesday night

DOVER — Due to the anticipated snow and ice storm, a citywide parking ban will be in effect tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 20, beginning at 10 p.m. and concluding Thursday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m., except for the downtown, which is only in effect Thursday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. The citywide ban extends beyond th


Family of teen killed on Route 125 sues driver

DOVER — The family of a teen hit and killed while walking on Route 125 in Gonic in 2017 is suing the driver. Family members of the late Noah M. Ratliff, 18, of Farmington, are seeking various damages as a result of the fatal crash, which happened near Tri-City Carwash around 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 1, 20


George and Ed's robbed again, suspect sought

ROCHESTER — Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man who dressed all in black and robbed George and Ed’s General Store at gunpoint Wednesday night. Police say they’re looking for a man between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall. They have released surveillance images of th


Seven Deadly Sins: How Does Maine & New Hampshire Rank

Can you name the seven deadly sins? They are pride, greed, lust, envy (jealousy), gluttony, wrath (anger and hatred) and laziness. Everyone has at least one vice, even though I've met several people who deny it. Most Americans love to eat, drink, smoke, gamble, etc. Pick the poison, and you'll find


Newmarket man accused of spitting on officer, EMT during assault

BRENTWOOD — A Newmarket man has been indicted on multiple charges for an alleged assault on a woman, two Newmarket police officers and an EMT that included spitting in one officer’s mouth.


Dover council to hold bias training seminar

DOVER — When the School Board held its forum on race and racism on Jan. 9 at Dover High School, it fell on the same night the City Council meets. While a few members attended the beginning part of the forum, they left for City Hall for the 7 p.m. for the council meeting.


Massachusetts man sentenced to almost 6 years for drug trafficking

A Massachusetts man will serve nearly six years in prison for dealing drugs in Maine. Fray Cayetano, also known as Manny, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to 69 months in prison with three years of supervised release for distributing fentanyl and conspiring to distribute fe


‘Cupid of Chaos’ may be prosecuted in New Hampshire first

ALFRED – York County District Attorney Kathryn Slattery said both Maine and New Hampshire are willing to extradite Michael Middleton, the man charged in New Hampshire with bigamy and who faces a number of charges in Maine.