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Granite Shield nets 3 Strafford Country drug arrests
DOVER — Three men were recently arrested on drug charges as the result of Operation Granite Shield, according to Strafford County Sheriff David Dubois, on behalf of the county Drug Task Force.
Rochester shelter plan still faces concerns
ROCHESTER — Following a handshake deal that would allow the city to use the Salvation Army building as an emergency warming center, the chair of the Tri-City Mayors’ Task Force on Homelessness is urging officials to tread carefully while making decisions about such an operation.
Rochester city employees earn degrees, certifications
ROCHESTER — Several city employees recently earned post-secondary degrees and industry certifications, according to City Manager Blaine Cox. Economic Development Manager Karen Pollard completed her master's degree in finance and international business at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim Schoo
Salvation Army hosting Kettle Blitz Day
ROCHESTER — The Divisional Kettle Blitz, a one-day competition among Salvation Army corps throughout the Northern New England Division, will take place locally on Thursday at Walmart stores in Epping, Rochester and Sanford, Maine.
Rochester's merit-based pay system for police hits a snag
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Police Commission is seeking the City Council’s approval to use $24,617 in existing police funds to adjust compensation for 11 officers whose pay has reportedly been "compressed" by market calculations.
Maine man pleads guilty after threatening to 'shoot up' workplace
DOVER — A Sanford, Maine, man will receive no jail time after being pleading guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct . Jose Cardenas, 22, was issued a 90-day suspended sentence in Strafford County Superior Court. Cardenas was arrested in March after threatening to "shoot up" A
Dover Planning Board leader steps down
DOVER — After 15 years on the Planning Board, leading it as chairman for the past three, Kirt Schuman resigned from his post after a meeting this week. Ward 2 City Councilor Dennis Ciotti, who also serves on the Planning Board as the council’s liaison, told the City Council Schuman was resigning for
Acton fire displaces family of three
ACTON – Local residents and the American Red Cross of Maine are pitching in to help a mother and her two young children after their home burned in Acton early Saturday. No one was injured in the fire.
How Much New Hampshire Households Make Per Year: Census
For those who can never stop comparing, the Census released an early Christmas gift. The 2013-2017 American Community Survey issued by the Census last week disclosed a mountain of data, including how much household income is reported in each community.
Technology, personal strength give a Sanford woman renewed mobility
SANFORD — Kristen Johnson recently did something she hasn’t done in 19 years — she walked. In fact, she walked twice, 232 steps the first day, and then 660 steps the following day.
Live music at the University of New Hampshire
Rico Brea is former UNH student who wants there to be more live music regularly available in the Strafford County area of New Hampshire; especially near UNH and his hometown, Portsmouth, NH.
Police: Woman acting ‘odd’ in Dunkin’ Donuts caught with drugs, several syringes
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (WHDH) - A New Hampshire woman was arrested Wednesday after she was busted at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Wolfeboro with an array of drugs and drug paraphernalia, including several syringes, officials said.
ROH's 'Christmas Carol' needs more work
This is year three for "A Christmas Carol" at the Rochester Opera House. There's a lot of work in this piece, and it shows. And it certainly has moments that shine. But as of opening weekend, it hadn't reached its potential.
Special edition Rochester-Opoly now available
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Opera House is teaming up with Jetpack Comics to celebrate the release of Rochester-Opoly, a special edition monopoly game designed specifically for Rochester. This professionally manufactured game centers on the city of Rochester and the people that make it such a great pl
Acton woman asks to withdraw her guilty plea to murder charge
ALFRED — An Acton woman says she had not taken her psychological medication and was not thinking clearly the day in August when she pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing her ex-husband.
Chinese nationals charged with sex trafficking in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
Two Chinese nationals who were living in Concord, New Hampshire, have been arrested and charged with running a sex trafficking ring in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont that included homes and hotels in Portland, South Portland and Kittery.
New Sharon man faces assault charge after victim hit with a shot glass more than once
NEW SHARON — A local man is accused of striking another man with a shot glass multiple times Wednesday night at a York Hill Road residence, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr.
No jail time for man who threatened to "shoot up" office
DOVER — A Maine man who threatened to "shoot up" Aclara Technologies in Somersworth will not serve jail time under a plea agreement his attorney reached with the state. Jose Cardenas, 22, of Sanford, Maine, was issued a 90-day suspended sentence Wednesday by Judge Mark Howard at Strafford County Sup
Students, Residents Look For Way Forward After Dover High ‘KKK Jingle’ Incident
A video posted on social media last week which shows Dover High School students singing a song about the Ku Klux Klan to the melody of "Jingle Bells" was the subject of more than two hours of testimony from residents Monday evening.
Deerfield man faces drunk driving charge following Hooksett crash
HOOKSETT - A Deerfield man is facing drunk driving charges following a two-car crash on West River Road in Hooksett Monday afternoon. According to Hooksett police, around 5:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Hooksett police responded to a report of two-car crash on West River Road at Bayview Terrace. Accordin