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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, April 27, 2015


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Local Nepalis are reacting to the devastating earthquake in their home country.

Hundreds turned out to take part in the annual Chief Maloney Unity Run Sunday, in memory of the fallen head of the Greenland police force.

The mother of a 3 year-old who died last November in Nashua has been indicted on charges related to the girl's death.

Officials are concerned the closing of 1 well at Pease International Airport could lead to the contamination of other wells.

Hillary Clinton was a hot topic of conversation during Sunday's "Newsmakers" program.

A busy week for the House, as bills on guns and casino gambling will be decided Wednesday.

The sister of Scott Kelley is speaking out as her brother heads back to NH 10 years after disappearing with his 8 year-old stepdaughter during a custody dispute.

A man from Laconia is facing drug charges after police say they found crystal meth and cash in his car and home.

A police chase that started in Laconia ended in an arrest for a motorcyclist in Gilford.

A police chase in Portsmouth ended with a driver crashing into a telephone pole.

Firefighters battled several brush fires in Concord Saturday.

A nuclear-powered sub has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for repairs.

Remember phone books? You probably haven't used one in years, and now Fairpoint isn't even bothering to send out new ones this year.

A police officer from Rochester has been named the Police officer of the year.

The state wants your input as it prepares its historic preservation plan through 2020.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The Defense will begin its testimony in the sentencing phase of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

A hearing begins today in the case of the estate of Geraldine Webber. At issue is weather Portsmouth Police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin used his influence as an officer to force a wealthy 93-year-old woman to re-write her will and leave him more than $2 million. An attorney representing the former beneficiaries of Webber's will say the woman was confused and suffering from dementia when she amended her will to benefit Goodwin. Goodwin's defense attorney says the officer "played an emotionally significant role" in Webber's life.

Donald Trump is in New Hampshire today. He'll be in Salem for an event at the Tuscan Kitchen at noon. At around 1:30pm he'll speak at a Hudson VFW. He speaks at New England College in Henniker at 3:30pm, and wraps up his day with an appearance at "Politics & Pies" in Concord at 5:30pm.

A group of anti-casino advocates will hold a news conference at 10:30am in Concord today. A key vote on the casino issue takes place in the House on Tuesday.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is participating in a roundtable discussion with New Hampshire leaders about the impact of climate change on their communities at 10am at the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland. She'll also appear at Girls Inc. of New Hampshire in Nashua today at 12:15pm, discussing the "Women on the Twenty" act, calling on a woman to appear on the 20-dollar bill.

Portsmouth is holding a community forum tonight at 6pm to discuss the rising heroin problem.

Top News

A NH couple taking part in a mountain trek in Nepal are OK after this weekend's massive earthquake. There are a group of NH climbers stranded in that country after the earthquake over the weekend.

The family of journalist James Foley, killed by ISIS militants last summer, is speaking out as the White House is reportedly considering prevent families of hostages from paying ransoms to terrorist groups.

A shooting Sunday afternoon in Nashua is under investigation.

The family of one of the victims in a 1988 murder is speaking out after the decision to extradite 2 suspects from Canada for a trial here in the U.S.

There's new leadership at the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in the wake of a scathing report about mistreatment of patients.

A 500-ft stretch of the proposed Northern Pass Transmission project in Clarksville has become a flashpoint in the debate over the plan.

A chase on Middle Street in Portsmouth ended in a crash on Sunday night.


In addition to Donald Trump today, Carly Fiorina is visiting the Granite State this week.

Hillary Clinton's campaign is planning a series of open houses in each county in New Hampshire.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a rumored 2016 Presidential candidate, says he'll make a decision in June on his future.

There appears to be a movement afoot to draft former NH House Speaker Bill O'Brien to run for US Senate.

If a bill that allows 2 casinos in New Hampshire reaches her desk, Governor Hassan says she's likely to sign it, even though she only thinks there's a market for 1 casino in the Granite State.

Voters in Hampstead and Kingston will choose a state rep this week in a special election.

New Hampshire tourism officials are concerned about cuts to the proposed state budget.

Concord City Hall is going paperless.

After refusing to do so for months, the state Education Commissioner will meet with Manchester city officials to discuss the Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, which the city has resisted administering to its students.

Officials in Manchester say they're going to keep talking to Uber about an agreement that will allow the ride-sharing service to operate in the city.

Nashua's Board of Alderman want the state to restore funding for a commuter rail project.

Mayors in Dover, Somersworth and Rochester are teaming up to form a commission to tackle issues that impact all three cities.

A deadly fire in Portland, Maine, has prompted New London officials to propose changes to zoning ordinances, including changing the definition of a "family" home.

Berlin appears to be putting the purchase of a Bearcat armored vehicle on a fast track.


About half of a home in Bow was destroyed by fire last night.

A 2-alarm fire destroyed a barn in Brentwood early Saturday morning.

A Maine resident is facing drug and drunken driving charges after an accident Friday night in Milton that shut down Route 16.

The first female police chief in Carroll County will be in Bartlett.


It's a sellers' market in the world of NH real estate.

Despite losing the state liquor store distribution contract, the Law industrial complex in Nashua has moved on and is finding new ways to make use of its space.


It was a nice story, but ultimately the Celtics' playoff run ended in a sweep at the hands of LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The win was a costly won for the Cavs, who may have lost Kevin Love to an injury suffered in the first quarter.

The Red Sox got a whuppin' in Baltimore, getting swept for the first time this year.

Other News

Nashua is among the cities moving on after the announcement that Laconia would host the former Keene Pumpkin Festival this fall.

Dropout rates in Manchester are down from last year.

Spring maintenance work is scheduled this week along the track that carries the Amtrak Downeaster.

NH caregivers are finding new ways to help newborn babies whose mothers were drug users, now suffering withdrawal symptoms out of the womb.

Summer home owners wasted no time in getting out to Lake Winnipesaukee after the declaration of "ice-out" Friday afternoon.

A senior from Goffstown High School will represent NH this week in a national poetry competition taking place in Washington, DC.

A class ring missing for 49 years was returned to its owner recently after being discovered on the beach in Seabrook.

A 100 year-old New Hampshire man has received a college degree, 78 years (!) after he last attended school.

National and World News

The recovery effort continues in Nepal after last weekend's devastating earthquake. The death toll is well over 3,000.

Mourners gathered in Baltimore to pay respects to Freddie Gray, whose death while in police custody has sparked ongoing protests.

The head of the Clinton Foundation is admitting mistakes in the way it reported donations.


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