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Mother, roommate grapple with sudden death of Franklin Pierce student

RINDGE — Like many college freshmen, Michael Flowers and Charles Kirby were united by a dorm room. The two young men arrived at Franklin Pierce University in August as strangers, but quickly grew close.


Letter: Franklin’s troubles are clear to see

Weekly there are cars broken into, homes robbed, or even the solicitation of sexual favors downtown by this alleged nonexistent problem. A quick walk along the trail and the surrounding areas shows signs of rampant drug use and alcoholism: beer bottles and cans thrown around, needles on the streets


NH Woman Killed On I-93 In Drugged Driving Crash: Police

CANTERBURY, NH -- A woman was killed on Interstate 93 in Canterbury Monday after police said a drugged driver lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and slammed into a tree. The deceased was identified as Nichole Dempsey, 43, of Plymouth. She was the passenger in a Dodge Durango driven by


Man sentenced to prison for assaulting officer

Jeremy Raymond, 28, of 355 Riverbend, Newport, was sentenced in Belknap Superior Court to 1½ to three years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a Tilton police officer. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, for which he received a 12-month concurrent sentence,

LACONIADAILYSUN.COM - 2018-11-14 16:07:00

Judge: Son accused of fatally stabbing mom not competent to stand trial

A Canterbury man accused of fatally stabbing his mother is not mentally competent to stand trial, but that could change with further treatment, a Merrimack County judge ruled recently.

CONCORD MONITOR - 2018-11-15 17:04:20

Northfield man pleads guilty to lying to obtain Social Security benefits

Robert Gallagher, 50 of Northfield, applied for disability insurance benefits in May 2012 at which time he falsely claimed that he had been unable to work since Jan. 1, 2011, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Concord said in a media statement released Tuesday. Gallagher concealed his work activity at Ti

LACONIADAILYSUN.COM - 2018-11-14 19:47:00

Franklin's homeless population is not 2. but more like 50

With all due respect, y’all don't have a clue. And couldn't hope to gain one, from one visit. Sure after it turned colder, and after tons of publicity, they have moved on to "winter" camps. One wednesday morning walk, in early November, hardly gives you divine insight.


‘Untimely death’ of 2 in Hooksett under investigation

CONCORD, NH— New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Hooksett Police Chief Janet Bouchard announce that an investigation is currently ongoing into the untimely deaths of two adults in Hooksett, New Hampshire. This incident is being

MANCHESTERINKLINK.COM - 2018-11-15 23:51:43

Students alleging harassment and abuse by professors bring suit against Dartmouth College

The women accuse college administrators of turning a blind eye to the abuse for more than 16 years, despite knowing that the professors “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped female students,” according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Concord. The former students say T

CONCORD MONITOR - 2018-11-15 08:35:29

Judge throws out guilty verdict in fentanyl-blowing case

Belknap County Superior Court Justice James D. O’Neill III ruled that no evidence had been presented during the trial of Eric Weil, 50, of 6 Gilmans Corner Road, Alton, to support the prosecution’s contention that fentanyl is in and of itself a dangerous weapon.


Northfield man pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining disability benefits

Robert Gallagher Sr., 50, will be sentenced Feb. 21, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray on Monday.


Jury Selection Set for Rindge Mother and Son Accused of Art Forgery

Creative CommonsJury selection begins Wednesday in the strange case of a New Hampshire mother and son accused of selling forged art works to a prominent collector.Lorettann Gascard and her son Nikolas are accused of selling two dozen forged works by the painter Leon Golub to Andrew Hall. Gascard is


For crafty gifts, pair how-to books with supplies

This Nov. 11, 2018, photo in Concord, N.H., shows a book about embroidery paired with hoops, floss, scissors and other stitching supplies. How-to books make great holiday gifts for crafters, but they'll... more


Letter: Homeless are marginalized in Franklin

Sure, after it turned colder and after tons of publicity they have moved on to “winter” camps. One Wednesday morning walk, in early November, hardly gives you divine insight.


Water main break closes Loudon Road in Concord

CONCORD -- A broken water main closed westbound Loudon Road at the Interstate 93 underpass early Tuesday, city police said.Police urged drivers to seek alternate routes and to avoid the area. The road was expected to be closed for most of the day, police said.Detours were to be in place, according t


Police investigate SUV, pedestrian deaths on Interstate 93

Police said 43-year-old Nichole Dempsey, of Plymouth, died. The driver and another passenger were seriously injured and taken to a hospital.


Expert: Penacook man was ‘psychotic’ when he attempted to kill sister

As a result, Dwayne Crawford, 39, will likely enter into an agreement with Merrimack County prosecutors to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, according to a recent motion filed by public defender Aileen O’Connell. Should that happen, Crawford will be committed to the Secure Psychiatric Unit ins


Letter: Thank you, Franklin and Hill

The waste initiatives will create jobs and save money to communities. They are taking the mattresses, carpet, electronics, paint and compost out of the waste stream to save money for communities. These initiatives will create jobs. Even though I lost, I will continue to support these issues and try


One killed, two seriously injured in I-93 crash; driver faces aggravated DUI charge

According to New Hampshire State Police, the crash happened about 4:30 p.m. on I-93 southbound in Canterbury near mile marker 50.6. Police said the vehicle, a 1999 Dodge Durango, veered off the highway and headed down an embankment, where it struck a large tree.


Transplanting a sign shop from Florida to Laconia

“I sent my assistant down to get signs for advertising,” Steve Zwicker said. The assistant was told that the signs would be ready in two weeks, yet, two weeks later, the signs hadn’t “come in.” Zwicker thought he had been dealing with a sign shop, “Oh, no, they’re getting made somewhere else.”