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Strafford County Attorney: No criminal charges for 2 Manchester officers fired in 2018

MANCHESTER, NH – After more than seven months of investigation by a special team assembled from the Strafford County Attorney’s office, there will be no criminal charges brought against two former Manchester Police officers, accused last year of misconduct.


Vermont too strong for UNH men's basketball

DURHAM -- The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team huffed and puffed, but in the end Vermont was just too good for the Wildcats. The Catamounts couldn’t shake a game New Hampshire squad but never relinquished the lead as they beat the Wildcats 73-59 at Lundholm Gym. The was Vermont’s 10


Elizabeth Warren to return to New Hampshire Friday

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will again make her pitch to New Hampshire voters Friday as the Massachusetts Democrat mulls a 2020 presidential run. Warren, who met with Granite State residents last weekend, will hold an organizing event at The Common Man, located at 16 Mill Rd. in Claremont, N.H., her


NH man released from ICE custody five days after deportation proceedings dropped

CONCORD -- A Cuban immigrant living in Barrington was released from federal custody Tuesday, five days after an immigration judge ruled deportation proceedings against him be dropped.


In wake of Portsmouth closure, 900 Degrees shuttering Epping restaurant

EPPING -- Three months after closing its Portsmouth restaurant, 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria plans to close its Epping location Saturday. Owner Priscilla Lane Rondeau announced the closure on the restaurant’s Facebook page.


College hoops roundup: Vermont tops NH for fifth straight win; Lyndon women score victory

DURHAM, N.H. — Anthony Lamb had 28 points and eight rebounds to lead Vermont to a 73-59 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win. The Catamounts (14-4, 4-0 America East Conference) have beaten New Hampshire (3-14, 1-3) in 10 consecutive games, and is off to their best


In Madbury: Filing for town offices begins Jan. 23

The filing period for town offices to be filled at Town Meeting in March begins Jan. 23 and closes Feb. 1. There will be election of a selectman; town clerk/tax collector; treasurer; auditor; trustee of trust funds; cemetery trustee and library trustee.


Lilac Mall: Deal close with new tenant for old Kmart

ROCHESTER — Negotiations between the Lilac Mall and a new tenant for the anchor storefront once occupied by Kmart could be completed soon, but a mall official said he couldn't reveal the identity of the business.


D-II boys hoop: Belanger, Bobcats shut down Kennett

DURHAM — Sam Belanger is tough without the basketball, or "TWB" for short as the Oyster River High School boys hoop team calls it. He held his man scoreless Tuesday night and the senior guard’s deny defense set the tone for the Bobcats’ 53-35 win over Kennett.


Prison For Trio Who Stole 200 NH Identities In iPhone, iPad Rouse

CONCORD, NH — A New York trio were recently sentenced to prison after they were convicted of stealing the identities of nearly 200 New Hampshire residents in a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of iPhones and iPads. Everton Ellis, 41, of Yonkers, Armelle Chester, 26, of New York Cit


Upcoming community events in brief

PORTSMOUTH – There'll be a screening of an excerpt of "I Am Not Your Negro," Raoul Peck’s film based on James Baldwin’s writing and life, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Portsmouth Public Library.


NextEra expected to get power plant license extension for Seabrook

SEABROOK — NextEra Energy is expected to receive a 20-year license extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its Seabrook power plant. On Friday, legal counsel for the commission filed paperwork with the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board saying that a renewed facility operating license wi


UNH to unveil new portraits of J.D. Salinger Jan. 22

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire will unveil previously unknown, rare photographs of J.D. Salinger taken by famed photographer Lotte Jacobi Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in honor of the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth. The photographs are part of a larger exhibition on Jacobi's w


Frank Edelblut: Education Innovation Is The New Hampshire Way

Education holds the lofty aspiration of being the great equalizer in our society. Knowledge and learning are essential to the preservation of a free state and education spreads opportunity and advantages, according to the New Hampshire Constitution.


Sing this spring with Con Tutti

PORTSMOUTH – Sing in spring with Con Tutti directed by Joanne Connolly as the group invites new singers to join it. “I can't wait to start up this season of singing! We had such a blast in December ... great singing, brass quintet, Irish folk band and a full house concert, great celebration. ... So


Danville man charged with Medicaid fraud

DANVILLE — Richard A. Gaudette, 62, of Danville, was arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud Tuesday, according to a press release from Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald's office.


Rochester woman sentenced for sexual assault

DOVER — A Rochester woman will serve at least two years in prison after she sexually assaulted a 19-year-old she had met while working as a nursing assistant. Mackenzie Godin, 25, was sentenced Wednesday morning at Strafford County Superior Court in Dover. She was found guilty during a jury trial in


NH Fugitive Of The Week Has Ties To Concord

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire's "Fugitive of the Week" is a Dover man wanted since August. John Eggleton, 51, is wanted for failure to appear in Strafford County Superior Court after he was charged with second-degree assault. He has a criminal history that includes charges for burglary, assault, domes


Dover police investigate vehicle break-ins at high school

DOVER — Local police officials said they were investigating the break-ins of five vehicles in the parking lot at Dover High School on Monday and Tuesday. There were four incidents during the day on Monday and a fifth that occurred Tuesday morning, officials said.


Man Criticizes Police On Facebook, Then Gets Arrested For It

According to a report in The New York Times, Frese was arrested in Exeter, New Hampshire, for violating the state’s criminal libel laws. These are tough cases to prove, because the law requires that prosecutors prove the defendant knew he or she said something false. However, experts say that lack o