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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, July 20, 2015


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Donald Trump's comments about John McCain dominated the conversation about the race for President this weekend.

Kyle Busch won his third race of the year Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Adam Sandler and the Patriots' Rob Ninkovich were on hand to kick off Sunday's action.

A teenager on a hike near Lake Winona suffered a head injury Saturday after falling off a ledge climbing to a viewing area.

2 more overdose cases in Dover last week brings the total number of overdoses in the city to 33 this year.

A 911 call with a report of shots fire led police to descend upon a home in Candia Friday-but something else entirely was going on.

Hillary Clinton's campaign has been criticized for not being very forthcoming with the press-and even her volunteers holding signs outside her events don't want to talk.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is returning to NH and will visit several northern New Hampshire towns.

As the campaign for President continues, New Hampshire voters in cities like Manchester are seeing most of the action, while other towns are feeling a little left out.

Former President George H.W. Bush is said to be in good spirits after last week's fall in his Kennebunkport home that left him with a broken bone in his neck.

New Hampshire's Executive Council is expected to vote this week on a major solar energy project proposed in Manchester.

A robotics firm based in Nashua is headed to Massachusetts after being bought by a company in Cambridge.

New Hampshire is among the states seeing a surge in Medicaid enrollment.

A soup kitchen in Laconia is running out of volunteers to serve meals this summer and may have to scale back its services.

Manchester's heroin addiction crisis will be the focus of a community forum on July 28.

It's Hurricane Awareness week, and state officials are providing safety tips.

Just one percent of New Hampshire firefighters are women, and one officials blames a tough physical exam-and bullying from male counterparts-for the small number.

Another New Hampshire K9 is in the running to be honored as the top law enforcement dog at the Red Sox Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on July 27.

The 12th annual "Hula Hustle" was held this weekend in Manchester.

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Today's the deadline for the Governor to decide on a proposed a change to the state's tax laws that would benefit locally based Planet Fitness. Owners of the company are threatening to move their operations out of state if they don't get the tax break.

The Dover School Board votes tonight on the proposed $86 million plan to replace Dover High School.

1st District Congressman Frank Guinta is set to hold another town meeting today, this one in Plaistow.

Top News

Last night's stormy weather is being blamed for a death in Claremont, after a tree struck a car. A lightning strike in Somersworth caused a garage to catch fire. A mother and daughter were caught in their car in Bethlehem after power lines fell on their vehicle.

Race officials and police say it was a successful weekend of racing at Loudon.

The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events generated strong opinions from fans on both sides of the issue in Loudon.

The man who first spoke out about Congressman Frank Guinta's campaign finance violations says the Republican "bought the election".

Former President George H.W. Bush is out of the hospital after breaking a bone during a fall last week at his Kennebunkport, Maine home.

Opponents of a proposed natural gas line in New Hampshire in New Ispwich are bemoaning the part of that proposal that would place a compressor station it their town, saying it may force them to move.

The Portsmouth Police Commission plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the cause of death of Geraldine Webber, the woman some say was manipulated by a former Portsmouth Police Sergeant into leaving him a multi-million dollar inheritance. Some call Webber's death in 2012 suspicious.

Intrigue in Derry, where one of the town councilors has admitted to a sexual assault conviction in Connecticut in the 1980's.

Heroin use on college campuses is a growing problem, but at UNH, officials say it hasn't been as big a concern.

Police say a man responsible for four robberies in Manchester is now in custody.

A state rep from Manchester who's visiting Greece right now says the country will pull out of its current financial turmoil, but it will take time.

A Grafton County prosecutor says it could take several weeks to wrap up the investigation into a deadly skateboarding accident in Lisbon earlier this month.


The August 3rd Voters First Forum, put on by the Manchester Union Leader and airing locally on WBIN-TV, will now also be picked up by radio stations across the country.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has picked up some key local endorsements in his Presidential campaign.

There's a Republican in the race for President you may not have heard of-his name is Mark Everson, and he appeared at the Cheshire County Republican Committee Picnic on Sunday.

A federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas has been shut down thanks in part to House Republicans, but backers hope to use the debate over new highway funding bill to revive it.

Senator Shaheen supports a review of military discharges for gay and lesbian service members, in the hopes of reclassifying some of those discharges.

Two Seacoast-area towns are locked in a legal battle over the reimbursement of education costs, and some say it's getting nasty.

Add Merrimack school officials to the list of those opposed to the Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

A proposed natural gas pipeline in the Upper Valley will the subject of a Public Utilities Commission hearing later this week.

Supporters of campaign finance reform held a memorial walk Sunday in honor of "Granny D", the late Dublin woman who's something of a folk hero to their cause.

Nashua is among the communities planning a forum on drug use.


A man has been found guilty in connection with the stabbing death of another man stemming from a dispute involving two groups at Black Acres in 2014.

A hearing has been set for the former Litchfield Cath­olic school principal who is charged with stealing more than $150,000 from the school over four years, who now is going to trial to answer to those charges.


Police in Derry are investigating after a local man was stabbed several times following an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

A Massachusetts driver was arrested on Friday on charges she was mooning other drivers while in the passenger seat on Interstate 93.

A man drowned in Whitton Pond in Albany on Sunday after getting trapped under a canoe.

Police in Claremont and Newport have made 13 drug-related arrests as part of an investigation by the Attorney General's Drug Task Force.

Rochester Police have charged a woman with backing into another car while passed out behind the wheel.


State officials are projecting steady job growth in their latest economic forecast.

Sea-3, the Newington-based company that's getting to head to court in a fight to allow the company to expand its propane storage facilities, insists that the business is safe.

The developer behind the restoration of the Balsams Resort says patience is the key to success.

The owners of Gary's Beverages, who just bought property to relocate their business to Route 1, have bought another building in Portsmouth, though they say they're not sure what they plan to do with their most recent purchase.

Durham will be adding an electric car charging station.


For the first time since 1995, the Angels were rained out, meaning the Red Sox will play a day-night doubleheader today.

Other News

State officials say New Hampshire's new Hike Safe card program is bringing in over $50,000 for rescue missions.

Some residents who leave near the Water Country water park in Portsmouth aren't thrilled with all the visitors parking in their neighborhood.

E. coli levels in the Merrimack and Souhegan rivers are at acceptable levels, according to Nashua area officials.

A paving project in downtown Somersworth could make parking scarce this week.

An overpass in Raymond that crosses Route 101 could soon be closed for 9 weeks for maintenance work.

A store that's been part of the Hooksett community since the 1800's isn't open regularly these days, but will be in business this week as part of a presidential candidates' open house.

A North Conway couple continues to raise money to help relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Nepal.

A Northwood homeowner got a pointed surprise in his bathroom upon returning home last week-a porcupine somehow found its way there.

A Sunapee woman bought a locket from a thrift store in Vermont-and discovered it had human remains contained inside.

If you read Foster's Daily Democrat online, you'll now have to pay to read more than a certain number of articles per month.

National and World News

John McCain appeared on the Today Show and says Donald Trump owes POW families an apology.

The U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations after 5 decades.

There's new details in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings.

A section of California's I-10 collapsed Sunday during heavy rains, crippling traffic between Arizona and southern California.

The head of FIFA got a dousing of cash from a comic trying to make a point.

A man has drowned in a backyard pool of a home owned by Demi Moore.

The KKK and Black Panthers faced off in South Carolina over the weekend over the Confederate flag.


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