Nov 12, 2015 5:14 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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On Veterans Day, veterans gathered in Rochester to help one their own, building a home for a veteran and his family who are in need.

State leaders and hundreds of veterans and their families gathered for the annual Veterans Day observance at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

Nashua's Veterans Day observances were held inside because of Wednesday's rain, as were Portsmouth's.

It was a different kind of campaign appearance for Bernie Sanders, who appeared at Lebanon's Veterans Day festivities.

Donald Trump spoke at Politics & Eggs yesterday, and spoke about the thinning of the Presidential field and New Hampshire's heroin crisis. It was a family affair for Trump Wednesday, as two of his sons joined him at the appearance.

The daughter of a Manchester shooting victim took part in an effort to clean up the area around Granite Street helping to take back the neighborhood.

More than 2 months into the investigation of her shooting death, the brother of Denise Robert updates us on the case.

The innkeeper was rescued but the Armont Inn was destroyed in an early-morning fire Wednesday in Campton.

Police were able to quickly knock down a fire outside an apartment building in Laconia early Wednesday morning.

Portsmouth Police have charged a man with using the internet to solicit a minor for sex.

4 orphaned bear cubs who, along with their mother, were known as the "Jackson 5" are now at safely at a rehabilitation facility in Lyme until next May or June.

There's a growing call for the reversal of a decision by the Executive Council to reject a judicial nominee of Governor Hassan's.

Both Republican and Democrat lawmakers agree on one part of Governor Maggie Hassan's package of proposals targeting the drug crisis: fentanyl should be treated the same as heroin under state law.

Manchester school officials are reminding parents that starting November 30th there's a change in drop off and dismissal times for students.

A manual recount of the votes on a ballot question concerning the city charter is scheduled in Dover.

Some officials in Portsmouth want to remove a background check requirement for employees of ride-sharing companies like Uber.

New Hampshire's low-income home energy assistance program is opening early this year for residents.

A Wolfeboro K9 officer is getting his own bulletproof vest.

Several styles of children's plastic cups are being recalled for fears of a choking hazard.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Rochester Police are holding a press conference at 2pm today to discuss the investigation into last month's overdose death of 17 year-old Spaulding High School student Eve Tarmey. NH1 News will carry the press conference live on WBIN-TV and we'll also air it on 99.1 NH1 News.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham officially files his candidate papers for the Republican Presidential primary this morning.

Another GOP candidate, Rick Santorum, is the headliner at a Politics and Eggs event this morning. Santorum is also filing papers today, as is Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Former Seabrook Police Officer Mark Richardson is sentenced today. Richardson pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident caught on camera at the Seabrook Police station that saw him slam the head of suspect into a wall.

A hearing takes place this morning at 10am in Merrimack Superior Court for Linda Horan. The cancer patient is seeking a court order that will grant her access to medical marijuana now, rather than waiting for the state to officially open its program early next year.

The Salvation Army kicks off its annual kettle drive today with a ceremony at the State House, attended by Governor Hassan.

New Hampshire Kids Count is hosting its annual Children's Summit today.

An informational forum is being held this evening at the town hall in Pelham on the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

Former Portsmouth Police Officer John Connors-who blew the whistle on the disputed inheritance of ex-police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin, is the recipient of the Nackey Loeb school's 13th annual First Amendment Award tonight in Manchester.

The 14th annual Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival kicks off tonight in Concord.

Top News

3 months after the arrest of Canterbury's police chief on sexual assault charges, there's a petition to disband the town's police department entirely.

The results are in on the state's Smarter Balance Assessment Test results, and they're better than the national average in English and Mathematics. However, they also show that only 60 percent of New Hampshire students are meeting the Smarter Balanced standard.

A former New Hampshire woman came back to the state to request that a judge keep the man convicted of sexually abusing her on the state's sex offender registry list, as Norman St. Hillare of Manchester petitions to have his name removed.

Just how much progress will the legislature make in battling the state's drug crisis when it meets in special session next week?


Judging by social media chatter, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had the best showing among the Republican Presidential candidates during Tuesday night's debate.

A rare appearance in New Hampshire for Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who toured a manufacturing facility in Nashua Wednesday.

Despite low polling that's knocked him off the debate stage entirely, Republican Presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham remains optimistic about his chances in the New Hampshire primary.

All of the remaining Democratic Presidential candidates say they'll attend the New Hampshire Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

The Democratic Presidential candidates are ramping up their ground game in New Hampshire.

Senator Kelly Ayotte says the newly-passed defense spending bill includes provisions to help New Hampshire fight heroin and opioid abuse.

Portsmouth's mayor doesn't support any changes to the city's ordinance regulating ride-sharing services like Uber.

Commuter rail is still a ways away from becoming reality in Nashua, but city officials are keeping it on the radar by making changes to the city's zoning.

Nashua's Mayor-elect is joining several other newly elected mayors from across the country at a leadership seminar at Harvard University.

There was support for the renovation plan at the Balsams resort during a public hearing in Coos County Wednesday night.

A veteran of Pittsfield government has taken over as its town administrator.


Newly released court documents show that police were involved in a months-long operation to monitor a Raymond man accused in a series of arson fires that led to the deaths of 4 dogs.

A trial is expected early next year for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 10 year-old girl at a Salem motel, despite efforts to have his statements to police tossed from the case.


An armed robbery of a gas station in Hooksett is under investigation.

Power was knocked out in parts of Bow and Hooksett after a truck hit a utility pole on South Bow Road Wednesday night.

No one was seriously hurt in a 3-vehicle crash in Somersworth Wednesday night.

Police in Portsmouth are investigating a report of a woman who says she was sexually assaulted at a male strip show.

Portsmouth Police are also investigating a pair of recent downtown burglaries.

Hudson firefighters have been busy the last few weeks dealing with a series of brush fires.

Police in Laconia are investigating reports of bandana-wearing thieves in the city.

A mother and her 3 children are safe after getting stuck in a swamp in Northfield for 3 hours yesterday evening.

A tortoise was rescued from an electrical fire in Newport Wednesday.

Police in Farmington have scheduled a community forum on heroin next weekend.


A Portsmouth-based construction firm is denying accusations its poor work led to leaks at a movie theater in Epping that forced the closure of one of the cinemas.

The NH High Tech Council has selected its 5 finalists for the 10th annual Product of the Year award.


The UNH Football team believes the playoffs aren't that far out of reach as they head into the home stretch of their season.

Other News

A website intended to educate New Hampshire residents about the changes to the federal health care system has itself undergone a makeover and now is offering an insurance comparison tool to help you find the best option.

Part of Tuttle Lane in Dover will be closed today for water main work.

Pease greeters, who recently welcomed their 900th flight of returning soldiers, explained why they love what they do.

The outdoor skating rink at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth is on track to open Thanksgiving weekend.

The logo for Portsmouth's First Night festivities has been unveiled.

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