Oct 19, 2015 9:52 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, October 19, 2015


It wasn't the dominating revenge-fueled performance we were all hoping for, but a win is a win, as the Patriots dispatched the Colts thanks in part to an inexplicable fake punt call.

A group of National Guard members from New Hampshire were welcomed back home Saturday in an official ceremony.

The Foley 5K was held Saturday in Rochester honoring Rochester journalist James Foley, executed by ISIS militants last year.

They're mourning at Rochester's Spaulding High School today after a 17 year-old student was found dead in a city hotel over the weekend of an apparent drug overdose.

A woman thought to be driving a car with New Hampshire license plates has been arrested in Boston after police say she prompted an Amber Alert by leaving Wilkes Barre, Penn., with her baby after she was told to get him emergency medical care because he was severely dehydrated.

Federal officials in Vermon seized 88 pounds of heroin over the weekend.

A 43-year old man was killed on the job in Auburn Friday when a steel structure fell on top of him.

Police rescued a naked man who took a dive into Boston Harbor on Saturday.

A Merrimack man accused of running a red light in front of the Hudson Mall is blamed for an accident that involved three vehicles on Sunday morning and tied up traffic for about an hour.

An early morning fire chased tenants from an apartment building in Keene Sunday morning, but there were no injuries.

GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made a rare appearance in New Hampshire on Friday, and says while fundraising's always a challenge, he's running a frugal campaign.

Former NY Governor and Republican Presidential candidate George Pataki is still in the race, and says he's got enough money to continue his campaign, despite barely registering in the polls thus far.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley appeared at last week's NH1 Fiscal Friday Forum to discuss economic policy.

The state health department is holding a public hearing next Monday in Dover to discuss a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in the city.

Durham is closer to a deal that will help power the town's municipal buildings using solar panels.

Read up on the latest political intrigue at the State House with Kevin Landrigan's New Hampshire Political Report.

Nashua schools are facing a shortage of substitute teachers.

Lower heating prices could mean savings in your pocket this winter-but experts are warning you not to get complacent.

Granite Staters are feeling more optimistic about their household finances and the national economic outlook.

Federal officials are optimistic they'll be able to auction off the home of notorious tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown in Plainfield. The Browns are serving jail time after barricading themselves in the home for months in 2007 after they were convicted for not paying their taxes.

Despite being caught on camera sleeping in his patrol car while on the job as a police officer in Massachusetts, leading to his termination, the head coach of Nashua's Bishop Geurtin High school will be allowed to stay on the sidelines.

The streets of Hanover were flooded with superheroes raising money to raise money for the Children's Hospital At Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The jury deliberates today in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky. Wolusky's accused in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson during a botched robbery in Madbury involving drugs and money back in June of 2014. Wolusky's attorney claims his client was present when Wilkinson was stabbed, but two other co-conspirators did the job.

A drug summit is underway this morning in Concord. The "Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment" summit hopes to help stop addiction before it starts by implementing programs that help identify teens at risk.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul visits voters at the Dalton Gang Gun Range this morning.

Ex-Rhode Island Governor and Senator Lincoln Chafee, running for President as a Democrat, attends the Farmer's Harvest Dinner ‘Friendraiser' in Albany this afternoon.

Whitey Bulger's longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, is due in court this morning facing contempt charges for refusing to tell federal investigators if Bulger may have been helped by others during his 16 years on the run.

James Page is due in court this morning. The former Nashua man is charged with beating and threatening a family member.

Governor Hassan swears in the state's new Transportation Commissioner today, Victoria Sheehan of Nashua.

Today is the grand opening of New Hampshire's first-ever Job Corps Center in Manchester.

Maine's Sunday River and Vermont's Killington ski resort are opening to the public for skiing today.

One of the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Heather Abbott, lost a leg in the attacks but has started a foundation that on Monday will donate its first artificial limb to a woman from Walpole, Massachusetts.

Top News from around New Hampshire

It's been one year since the ill-fated Keene Pumpkin Festival, and the landscape's changed quite a bit in New Hampshire, with 3 pumpkin festivals now scheduled around the state in its place.

New numbers released last week show just how many opioid users there are in New Hampshire.

A school official in Nashua is asking that the district consider the possibility of putting Narcan in certain city schools.

Winter arrived way to early in Concord and Manchester Sunday afternoon, after some snow flurries were reported.

The Department of Corrections is considering a plan to put its inmates in charge of suicide watches.


Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the first-ever "New Hampshire caucus" on Saturday afternoon.

New gun laws were a focal part of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Town Hall meeting in Keene on Friday.

Believe it or not Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump agree on something: that the Iraq war was a mistake.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continued his Republican Presidential campaign in Grafton County, calling for limited government and protecting constitutional rights.

Portsmouth City Council candidates have a number of ideas about how to handle outgoing Police Chief Stephen DuBois' separation agreement.

Nashua school officials have agreed to speed up the release of Smarter Balanced test scores to the board and public and will issue the results by next Wednesday.


A former New Hampshire National Guard commander convicted of soliciting sex from an underage prostitute is asking a federal appeals court to overturn his conviction.


Evidence you should trust your instincts sometimes over an app; 3 teenage hikers were rescued over the weekend after the app they used to lead them on the hike got them lost on Rattlesnake Mountain in Rumney.

A Laconia man is facing criminal threatening charges after reportedly saying he'd shoot several firefighters who were giving his girlfriend a dose of Narcan after she overdosed on drugs.

A Massachusetts man was arrested on DWI and drug charges after the car he was driving crashed on Route 16 early Saturday morning in Dover.

A Goffstown teen is in critical condition after being hit while riding a bicycle in Maine over the weekend.

Hunter-on-hunter violence has led to an emergency order barring hunters from shooting at pheasant-stocking sites through the end of the week, this after a hunter accidentally shot another on Friday.


Here's a list of the best-performing New Hampshire stocks.

Some gas station owners are getting out of the business rather than upgrade their tanks by the end of the year, in compliance with a new requirement.

A notorious apartment complex that nearly singlehandedly forced the city to adopt a "nuisance housing" ordinance has been purchased for redevelopment by a local housing agency.


Women rowers from UNH claimed a title at last weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

Other News

Expect some lane closures on Interstate 293 in Manchester later this week.

We're in peak foliage season in central New Hampshire, though experts say the dry weather means there are more green leaves than in years past.

Beer drinkers in New Hampshire don't appear too concerned about the proposed merger between the parent companies of Miller and Budweiser.

The first moose kill of the year in New Hampshire goes to...a 9-year-old girl?

A big crowd turned out for Berlin's "Riverfire" festival.

A former researcher at Dartmouth College is suing the school and her former boss, claiming he took credit for one of her ideas and, after she refused to go along, retaliated by firing her.

Renovation work is underway on the old Benson Park train station, as crews are working to lay a foundation.


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