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Former state rep fills interim seat on Franklin city council

A former state representative who is the program director of the New Hampshire Children’s Scholarship Fund is now an interim member of the Franklin City Council. Kathleen Lauer Rago was elected to the city council on Monday night, beating out five other candidates. She received four votes from counc


The State Of Homelessness In N.H.

The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness released its annual report in December, which found the number of homeless people in the state increased by 10 percent from 2016 t0 2018, to 1,450. We sit down with the coalition's director Cathy Kuhn to check in on the issue of homelessness, and what


Upcoming events at TRIP Senior Center

FRANKLIN — The TRIP Senior Center serves the communities of Franklin, Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton, Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, and surrounding towns, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The center has a variety of ongoing activities, as well as special events coming up in January and


Two indicted on sex assault charges

LACONIA — Two area men have been indicted on charges alleging they sexual assaulted underage girls. Clayton V. Traversie, 30, of Fir Tree Drive in Alton, was indicted on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.


The ‘big question’ answered: How to determine which buildings are worth saving

(Last week, we asked readers this question: How should society determine which buildings are worth saving? Here are some of the responses we received.) Since I’m somewhat of an agricultural historian and barn preservationist, my bias for saving old structures is toward old barns and the surrounding


Volinsky, Tobin to hold talks on education funding

Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky and attorney John Tobin have presented talks on the state’s education funding system to more than 1,000 taxpayers in the past six months. The lawyers in the historic Claremont lawsuit have traversed the state, from Berlin to Nashua, to talk about how education fund


New Hampshire Man Accused of Smoking Crack, Engaging in Sexual Acts Behind Wheel

Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, arrested a man accused of a number of "nefarious" activities while behind the wheel on Tuesday. Michael Douville, 51, of Nashua, was allegedly smoking crack cocaine while his female passenger engaged in sexual acts as he was driving.


Local man indicted for drug trafficking

LACONIA — A local man has been indicted on drug trafficking charges. James D. Karr Jr., 30, of Hounsell Avenue in Laconia, was indicted on three counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute. He was also indicted on four counts of simple drug possession.


County on course for budget clash

LACONIA — A recommendation that county officials seek permission when they move money from one part of a department’s budget to another amounts to unneeded and ineffective micromanagement, county commissioners said in a letter to the county’s legislative delegation.


New Hampshire man who killed wife questions restitution

A New Hampshire man imprisoned for killing his wife after she filed for divorce is questioning where the $25,000 he was ordered to pay in restitution is going. James Robarge was ordered to pay the money to the Victims’ Compensation Program for his wife Kelly’s funeral and counseling for his daughter


Common Man tosses plastic straws in favor of paper

TILTON — How much of a difference would it make to switch from plastic straws to paper? Consider this: the Common Man family of restaurants uses 1.3 million straws per year. “We are going through one straw for every person in the state,” said Sean Brown, chief operating officer for Common Man, the c


Massive NH Snowstorm Could Drop 2 Feet

SOUTHERN NH — The biggest snowstorm so far this winter will bury New Hampshire in up to two feet of snow this weekend. More than a foot of snow is expected from Concord to Nashua to Portsmouth Saturday night into Sunday night. The Keene region will be hit hardest, as 19 inches of snow is expected, a


Man’s body found in Winnipesaukee River in Tilton

A man’s body was found in the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton on Friday, police said. Authorities have not yet identified the man, who they say was found dead near the Clement Dam. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday, according to a press release from state police.


First Flu Death of Season Reported in New Hampshire

Flu season is upon us and hitting its peak across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Thursday, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human services has confirmed the first flu-related death in the Granite State.


Tower Hill Tavern promises to serve up beer with a view

LACONIA — Tower Hill Tavern, located at the epicenter of the city’s annual Bike Week festivities, is planning to serve up beer with a view. The City Council voted 3-2 to approve an easement allowing for a 14-foot-wide deck to be built over a public sidewalk on Lakeside Avenue. The second-floor deck


The 10 Biggest Cities In New Hampshire

The US state of New Hampshire is located in the northeastern part of the country, within the New England region. With an area of only 24,214 square km and an estimated population of 1,342,795 people (2017), it is the 5th smallest US state by area and the 9th least populated. New Hampshire is subdivi


12 photos of this year’s Ice Castles in New Hampshire

The towering, prismatic Ice Castles have returned to New Hampshire, opening in a new location in North Woodstock last Friday. The massive sculptures weigh more than 20 million pounds and include tunnels, thrones, archways, fountains, slides, and LED lights. The New Hampshire location, one of six Ice


NH drug bust yields 2 arrests, $135K worth of fentanyl

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - A drug bust in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Wednesday night yielded two arrests and the seizure of a large quantity of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $135,000, officials said.


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


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