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Rochester schools, businesses partner to increase attendance

ROCHESTER -- Superintendent Michael Hopkins has announced that the Rochester School District has partnered with city businesses in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of student absences. This year, the Rochester School District is placing a renewed emphasis on ensuring that students make it

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 20:29:19

Rochester Police log, Aug. 20-26

ROCHESTER - The Rochester Police Department released the following log for Aug. 20-26 Sunday, Aug. 20 Matthew Granger, 40, transient, was arrested Aug. 20 on a bench warrant. David Michael Sullivan, 21, of 174 East Main St., Tilton, was charged Aug. 20 with resisting arrest or detention. Valmore Lan

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 21:53:56

Rochester focuses on furthering the arts

ROCHESTER - The community celebrated the grand opening Thursday of a facility that many hope will anchor downtown Rochester for years to come. About 100 people visited the new Rochester Performance and Arts Center as part of a night that featured a ribbon cutting, live performances and a professiona

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 01:02:47

Rochester's community piano vandalized

ROCHESTER - The Rochester Community Vibrancy Committee isn't going to let a little vandalism stop the community piano project. Recently, vandals caused significant damage to the project's first public piano on North Main Street. The damage rendered the instrument unplayable, which led committee memb

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 00:50:19

Rochester churches join together for strong faith community

ROCHESTER - Several churches of the Greater Rochester Area are teaming to promote various services to the benefit of the larger community, according to The Rev. Daniel J. G. Mochamps, Vicar, Anglican Church in North America, Diocese in New England. They have been working together for years under the

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 19:06:34

Classes suspended for Rochester 13-year-old

ROCHESTER - The education of Ben Battis is again up in the air after he got physical Tuesday with school staff members on his first day back in his specialized out-of-district placement. Hopeful Journeys, of Beverly, Massachusetts, has temporarily suspended the services of the 13-year-old Rochester

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 00:47:13

Fire code changes could impact new home construction

ROCHESTER A state House subcommittee will review updates to New Hampshires fire code this Wednesday, and local fire officials hope it will bring meaningful progress to a process that has stretched out for almost a year. The bipartisan House Bill 168 would update the states fire code to include chang

SEACOAST ONLINE - 2017-09-23 23:13:15

'The Power of One'

CONCORD -Throughout October, more than a dozen communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of "Granny D: The Power of One" a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betra

CARRIAGETOWNENEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 09:00:00

Around Town: Candidates, races, cars and best cities

City Election It's a wrap over at the City Clerk's Office. The two-week candidate filing period for November's municipal election closed at 4 p.m. on Friday. With a half-hour to spare, Lindsey Williams of Mast Road, filed papers to run for an at-large City Council seat, according to city documents.

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 08:15:00

Shaheen: Graham-Cassidy bill is 'unconscionable'

DOVER U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., called the latest Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act unconscionable at a roundtable discussion in Dover with professionals in the medical and addiction support fields. The talk on Friday, held at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, allowed the senator

SEACOAST ONLINE - 2017-09-22 23:52:20

Remembering the man who saved the world

Stanislav Petrov was never famous in Russia, just another forgotten pensioner, so the news of his death at 77 in Moscow on May 19 only recently reached other countries. He wasn't all that famous abroad, either, but people in the know think he may have saved the world from nuclear war. "The siren how

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2017-09-23 10:00:00

Draftsmen's union reaches tentative deal with BIW, averting possible strike

Members of the Bath Marine Draftsmen's Union will vote Saturday on a proposed contract that would avert a strike at Bath Iron Works. The union, which represents more than 700 employees, announced Saturday that the company had "moved to a position that is much more closely aligned" with the union's p

WMTW - 2017-09-23 13:25:00

United in support of a great cause

ROCHESTER - Dedicated volunteers from three Seacoast area businesses put in a full day's work at Homemakers Health Services during the annual United Way Day of Caring recently. "Volunteering is an important part of our culture," said Travis Palmer, Branch Manager at Robert Half Staffing in Portsmout

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 20:13:39

ATV festival underway in Berlin

The Camp RZR ATV Festival got underway Friday in Berlin, drawing people from across the country. The annual event is held at Jericho Mountain State Park. "I'm coming to hang out, play in some mud, do some riding," said Cassidy Spriggs, of Rochester. Spriggs said she comes up every year to enjoy some

WMUR.COM - 2017-09-22 22:21:00

Editorial: Strength and tenacity will win out over goons

Thumbs up to members of the Rochester Community Vibrancy Committee for not letting negative elements in the community get them down. Recently, vandals caused significant damage to the project's first public piano on North Main Street. The piano, which had been set up in late July for public use outs

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 17:35:46

Go & Do: 5 things to do this weekend

Fairy House Tour this weekend The 13th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour will take place this weekend on Sept, 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, rain or shine. It's the world's largest fairy house tour and features more than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, ga

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 08:15:00

Editorial: Time to finish Spaulding Turnpike expansion

On Thursday, Sept. 28, at Dover City Hall, the states 10-year transportation plan will get a public airing. It will be the first of several such meetings to be held in the Seacoast as part of the biennial review process. While we are well aware that roads and bridges throughout the state are, in man

SEACOAST ONLINE - 2017-09-22 08:01:00

Catalytic converters stolen from VW dealership

ROCHESTER - Rochester Police are looking for the public's help after someone stole catalytic converters off two vehicles in Volkswagen of Rochester's lot. The thefts were reported at 9:24 a.m. Monday at the Farmington Road dealership. Capt. Jason Thomas said employees at the dealership discovered co

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 19:53:47

New candidate filings make Ward 5B competitive

ROCHESTER - Two candidates are vying for the Rochester City Council Ward 5B seat in the upcoming municipal election. Sam Oliver and incumbent Robert Gates have filed candidacy paperwork, making the City Council seat the second competitive council race so far. The other competitive race is for Ward 1

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 08:15:00

Judge denies man's request to set aside murder conviction

A judge has denied Tristan Wolusky's request to set aside his first-degree murder conviction and grant him a new trial in a 2014 stabbing death. Wolusky, of Rochester, who is serving a life sentence, was convicted in 2015 of killing 18-year-old Aaron Wilkinson during a robbery in Madbury. Wilkinson'

WMUR.COM - 2017-09-21 00:31:00