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Nov 2, 2015 8:58 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, November 2, 2015


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State police had to track down two people after a traffic stop on Interstate 93 Saturday when the driver ran away and the passenger slid into the driver's seat and drove off.

Residents in Sanbornton are fighting to keep their "Swap Shop" at their local transfer station.

A local couple whose toddler son is suffering from lead poisoning is looking for help to move to a new apartment.

A Massachusetts police program that helps fast track heroin addicts into treatment is catching on in other states and also showing signs of reducing local crime.

The lawyers who represented the victim in the sexual assault case against prep school graduate Owen Labrie are now considering a lawsuit again St. Paul's School and its traditions, which they say spurred the crime.

Police are investigating the theft of several expensive tools and an all-terrain vehicle from a garage next to a home on Clinton Street in Dunbarton early on Sunday.

Drug and alcohol arrests are down but reported sexual assaults are up slightly at the University of New Hampshire, according to an annual report of campus crime statistics.

In the weekly NH1 Political Report, Kevin Landrigan explains why the most significant reform needed for the Department of Children, Youth and Families won't be coming in 2016.

Democratic Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is opening up his campaign war chest and spending $2 million on an ad campaign in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Nashua's mayoral race is shattering campaign spending records with unprecedented fundraising numbers.

Good news for Londonderry: The USDA says the school system won't be the subject of burdensome regulations for dropping out of the federal school lunch program.

There's some new options for those looking to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

The owners of Maine's Lost Valley ski area have found a buyer from New Hampshire to keep the Auburn ski area operating.

New Hampshire is making its first appearance this month at a major trade show in the Middle East.

Expect some lane closures on the Sarah Long Bridge as DOT crews carry out inspections this week.

A proposal to renovate and expand the existing Merrimack County Courthouse downtown is gathering support over the alternative to build a new courthouse on Hazen Drive.

Emergency sirens surrounding the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant are scheduled to sound next weekend for what may be their last time.

A Manchester man is under arrest after state police say he refused to stop while driving without headlights on Interstate 95 south on Friday night.

Oyster River parents and students are planning a fundraiser to help the family of a North Hampton police officer Peter Cormier, who died unexpectedly earlier this month.

A 73 year-old Las Vegas man finished his 50th marathon in 50 different states in Manchester on Sunday.

More than 700 people turned out Saturday for the fourth annual Wicked FIT run to benefit Families in Transition, raising $22,000 to help families at risk of being homeless.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Kentucky Senator and Presidential candidate Rand Paul is attending a "Students for Paul" rally today at the University of New Hampshire.

There's a meeting tonight in Temple to discuss the proposed installation of a compressor station for the Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline. The Department of Environmental Services will send representatives as well to discuss the permitting process.

Top News

A Derry state representative is outraged that a Nashua mother serving jail time for murdering her 2 year-old son still has parental rights over a child born after her sentencing.

A GoFundMe Account has been set up for an emaciated pit bull found alongside railroad tracks in Claremont.

There's concern over a rise in the abuse of drugs given to teens for ADHD or ADD, often associated with alcohol abuse.

The man still being sought for last week's SWAT team response in Laconia has a lengthy criminal record.

Strong voter turnout's expected in Manchester and other local communities around the state on Election Day Tuesday.

There's resistance to the call to change the mascot for Spaulding High School, the Red Raiders.

The man known as "Muskrat" has left his home in Epsom, complying with an eviction notice after threatening to stay at the Circle 9 campground past his deadline to leave.


Expect a lot of Presidential candidates in New Hampshire this week as the filing period officially opens on Thursday.

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright will campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

The Associated Press talked to political experts and pundits about the informal "rules" most presidential candidates follow when running a campaign in New Hampshire.

3 New Hampshire unions have endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

The state is considering taxing you because you drive a fuel-efficient vehicle.

Portsmouth residents and candidates for office held a rally over the weekend calling for government transparency.

A mayoral election and city charter questions will be decided at the ballot box Tuesday.

Nashua school officials continue to work to implement a new grading system, while teachers say the new guidelines are causing them confusion.

Public school enrollment in Nashua continues its long, slow decline.


A Wisconsin woman convicted of throwing her 6-month-old baby in Keene, fracturing its skull, will serve 1 year in jail.

3 people from Manchester have been indicted for a pair of bank robberies in Maine.

A Raymond man is headed to court to fight the town's approval of a Dollar General store that would be located right next to his home.


A two-alarm fire damaged a home in New Boston Sunday night. Early Sunday morning police in New Boston say one person was killed in an accident on River Road.

A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a 3-car crash on Spit Brook Road in Nashua during rush hour back on October 7.

A Maine man may face indictments on accusations he sexually assaulted a minor on Rye Beach.

Police in Nashua are investigating a robbery outside of a Main Street bank in broad daylight.

A Lowell, Massachusetts man is facing drug charges in Nashua after police say he was involved in dealing heroin around the city.

Fish and Game officials believe speed, alcohol, and darkness are to blame for an ATV crash Sunday evening in Millsfield.


A long-awaited two-day hearing on Sea-3 Inc.’s proposal to expand its propane storage and distribution facility in Newington is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday.

With 3 new businesses set to open along Wilson Street in Manchester, residents who live nearby are hoping for a turnaround in the neighborhood.

Backers of the new Tenney Mountain ski resort are hoping to revive the business, which last operated in 2010.

Other News

A federal judge has ordered that a ferry that runs between Maine and Nova Scotia must be seized after the owners failed to pay the company that pilots the ship.

Night work is scheduled along Route 111 in Windham near Exit 3 on Interstate 93 starting Tuesday.

A prayer vigil was held in Milford Sunday recognizing victims of drug addiction.

Former Sugar Hill Police Chief Jose Pequeno attended the North Country Public Safety Foundation's annual awards dinner for the first time since he was injured while serving in Iraq in 2006, an event that inspired the foundation's creation.

During a talk in Bow on Sunday, documentarian Ken Burns advocated for Granite Staters to ask visiting politicians whether they’ll increase funding for cancer research.

Students from Rollinsford Grade School got to share their Patriots fandom on a national stage last Thursday.

Got a "bubbler" to keep your dock area warm? State officials are reminding you that you need a permit to run it.


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