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Dueling lawsuits target Sanborn’s casino plans on Heights

02-20-2024 5:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

One lawsuit challenging the Concord Planning Board’s approval of Andy Sanborn’s new casino on Loudon Road is on hold as another suit against a zoning board decision proceeds.Concord resident Kassey Cameron sued the city in July after the planning...


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‘Concerned citizens’ group petitions for school board to rescind middle school vote

02-20-2024 5:14 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Jeff Wells wants the Concord School Board to go back to the drawing board on their $176 million plans to build a new middle school on the city’s east side. And he’s not alone.Along with a dozen other residents known as Concerned Citizens for...


Body of New Hampshire Marine killed in helicopter crash comes home

02-20-2024 4:29 PM

DOVER, N.H. — The body of one of five Marines killed when their helicopter went down in the mountains outside San Diego during a storm was brought back to his home state of New Hampshire on Tuesday and a procession was held in his honor. Jack Casey,...


NH considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims

02-20-2024 3:56 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if...


NH Public Higher Education Task Force seeks public input

02-20-2024 3:55 PM

New Hampshire’s Public Higher Education Task Force will be hosting a public comment session and is eager to gather feedback from stakeholders to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as current and projected demands on the state’s public higher...


Man on trial in killing of 5-year-old daughter said he hated her ‘right to his core,’ friend says

02-20-2024 3:24 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter said he hated the girl “right to his core” because she reminded him of her mother, a friend of his testified Tuesday.Rebecca Maines, who is in prison for a parole...


Another low-cost airline comes to Manchester, will fly to Minneapolis

02-20-2024 11:43 AM

ManchesterAnother low-cost airlines comes to NH airportA new low-cost airline is starting service at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, flying to Minnesota once a week as of August.Sun Country Airlines, which is based in Minneapolis, will fly Boeing...


Bow to address cell service issues with new company

02-19-2024 5:37 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

More than a year after attempting to address the dead zones in Bow with a massive cell tower that is facing legal challenges, the town is now pursuing a fresh approach with a new company.Despite the ongoing court battle over the previous 190-foot cell...


Granite Geek: What’s a five letter word for ‘reader reaction to new crossword’?

02-19-2024 5:35 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

In the old days there was a newspaper truism that the best way to hear from subscribers was to drop a comic strip. Ten minutes after papers hit doorsteps, the switchboard would be lighting up with calls from indignant fans whatever denizen of the...


Pittsfield man accused of drug possession following stop in Hooksett

02-19-2024 5:30 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

A Hooksett police officer arrested a Pittsfield man with an outstanding warrant at the Circle K gas station in town earlier this month and then discovered that the suspect was in possession of a large amount of controlled substances, police...


Texas Roadhouse opens on Loudon Road replacing Newick’s Lobster House

02-19-2024 4:07 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

A national chain replaced a family-owned restaurant on Loudon Road as Texas Roadhouse opened its doors on Monday, replacing the Newick’s Lobster House, which closed in March.The lobster house building was torn down, and replaced by the...


Concord receives $2.5 million federal grant for new airport terminal

02-19-2024 1:06 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord received a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help pay for the construction of a new terminal at the Municipal Airport. The city has envisioned replacing the terminal at its airport since 2006, and plans gained...


Sports betting raised $100M for education in first four years

02-19-2024 12:48 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the four years since New Hampshire legalized sports betting and teamed up with DraftKings, the partnership has contributed $100 million to public education, according to the New Hampshire Lottery. It’s one of several games run by the Lottery that...


FAFSA delays cause frustration

02-19-2024 12:17 PM

By ADRIANA MORGA

NEW YORK— For many students, the excitement of being accepted into their first-choice college is being tempered this year by a troublesome uncertainty over whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to attend.The financial aid decisions that...


Police: Goffstown man arrested after chase through Bow

02-19-2024 12:12 PM

A Goffstown man was arrested early Saturday morning after state police say he failed to stop for a state trooper, rammed a police cruiser and attempted to run away on foot.Richard Greeley, 48, failed to stop at the end of the Interstate 89 northbound...


Concord to hold listening session on I-93 bridge park 

02-19-2024 11:05 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Members of the public can learn about and give input on Concord’s plans to potentially build a bridge park over the interstate at a meeting and listening session Tuesday night. Last summer, Concord City Councilors approved a $200,000 feasibility study...


‘Poor decisions’ – Cog train helps rescue Mt. Washington hiker in brutal conditions

02-19-2024 9:44 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

An injured hiker who made an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” was rescued from Mount Washington on Saturday amid wind chill of 50 degrees below zero, after rescuers were carried up the mountain in a special Cog Railway train.According to New...


Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems

02-19-2024 9:32 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...


Hometown Hero: Carlman helps the homeless where she can

02-19-2024 9:00 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Rebecca Carlman knows a new blanket can go a long way when you are living out of a tent. She did so herself for three years – with cold winters and wet mornings after a night of rain leaving a lingering chill. So now she loads what supplies she can...


Maple sugaring season off to an early start

02-19-2024 8:45 AM

By SUSAN PIKE

Quite a few of my friends have been grumbling about how they can’t wait for winter to be over and that they are ready for spring.I was surprised by this. I feel the opposite. It feels to me like we haven’t really had much winter yet. I was even more...



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