Nov 24, 2015 5:23 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stories that have us clicking on

Monday would have been Shawn Sylvester's 1st birthday; instead, mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember the Alexandria boy whose death last weekend has been ruled a homicide.

Hillsborough residents are mourning the loss of a couple killed in a crash last weekend.

William Shine, the Franklin man accused of attempting to sell a teenage girl for sex, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison on Monday.

A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party is attempting to block Donald Trump from appearing on the primary ballot here in the Granite State.

Donald Trump is on top of our latest NH1 Poll of Polls, but Marco Rubio is on the rise. Trump is getting more criticism for his statement that he'd bring back waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are pushing for federal aid to combat the growing opioid crisis.

Only 30 people have applied for the state's medical marijuana program nearly a month after pre-registration has opened.

A Rochester man who police say had more than 130 marijuana plants growing in his home is asking for evidence to be thrown out in his case.

A Maine woman with ties to New Hampshire was sentenced to life in prison for a random knife attack at a supermarket in Biddeford back in August that left one woman dead.

The Massachusetts woman accused of kidnapping a 2-year old girl, then leaving her naked and with a shaved head on the side of a road 8 miles from home, is being held without bail.

A Nashua woman is facing charges she cashed stolen checks.

A Keene man is recovering at a Boston hospital after being injured in a boating accident in the Caribbean.

An update on an NH1 Investigates story out of Barrington, where residents are now posting an online petition seeking to block construction of a building next to Calef Fine Foods.

Western New Hampshire residents are cautiously eyeing proposals for natural gas pipelines in their region, concerned over the impact the pipelines might have on the local climate.

It was special kind of pilgrim making its way to New Hampshire this Thanksgiving week-a puppy traveling 1200 miles to find his forever home in the Granite State.

Employees at five different businesses around New Hampshire have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

Wildcat Mountain will officially open for skiing next weekend.

Deflategate isn't quite over yet-a federal court will hear the NFL's appeal of the decision to vacate Tom Brady's suspension just days before the 2016 Super Bowl.

A New Hampshire woman is in the critical care unit at a Boston hospital-and her dying wish is to meet Tom Brady.

The Miss New Hampshire program has one of the largest scholarship programs in the state-one that goes well beyond the stage.

Here's 4 easy tips for safe turkey cooking and preparation this Thanksgiving. Waze is predicting the best and worst travel days around the holiday.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The legislature's drug abuse task force will meet for the first time today.

The state's Ballot Law Commission will meet today to discuss challenges to the eligibility of presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders.

New Horizons will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Day breakfast this morning; Republican Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is expected to stop by New Horizons for a tour around noon.

The 30th annual Toys for Tots campaign kicks off around New Hampshire today.

Candlelight vigils will be held tonight in Manchester, Nashua, Dover and Conway to call for New Hampshire’s elected officials to continue to push for access to refugees fleeing violence in Syria and other parts of the world.

Top News

The man who was accused of providing the drugs that led to the overdose death of Spaulding High School student Eve Tarmey has waived his probable cause hearing.

The White House says it's trying to ease Governor Maggie Hassan's concerns about allowing Syrian refugees entry into the U.S.

The owner of Liquid Planet water park is still chained to one of his water slides as time is running out for him to find an investor and avoid foreclosure.

After it was discovered that an Uber driver in Portsmouth had previously been convicted of assaulting a 15-year-old, police say they're on the lookout for unregistered Uber drivers in the city. The Uber driver who was to the first to be cited under the city's regulation is the subject of a "Free Grandma" rally outside Portsmouth City Hall next month.


Republican Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is picking up 10 new endorsements in New Hampshire, including the chairman of the board for the Farnum Center for Drug Recovery.

A union representing iron workers in Northern New England is endorsing Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential primary.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley campaigned in New Hampshire Monday, outlining his plan to defeat ISIS militants.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen took a stroll through downtown Concord Monday to promote small business Saturday.

Executive Councilor and Republican candidate for Governor Chris Sununu is picking up endorsements from some fellow executive councilors.

Portsmouth's city manager wants state lawmakers to support legislation that would allow the city to regulate short-term property rentals.

The ongoing widening project for the Spaulding Turnpike will cost Dover taxpayers an additional $1 million.

A committee in Nashua plans to visit boarding houses around the city to assess their condition and whether they're safe for residents.

The issue of making recordings in a classroom was the subject of a Manchester school board meeting Monday night.

Seabrook's Board of Selectmen has endorsed a 20-year license renewal for the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant.


A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a Dover man who argued Fremont police were in the wrong when they arrested him on charges he raped a mentally disabled woman at gunpoint-charges that were later proved to be unfounded.

A former editor for the Portsmouth Herald wants an expert to analyze a computer hard drive that prosecutors say he used to store images of child pornography.

A trial date has been set for the Nashua man charged with negligent homicide in a 2014 crash on the Everett Turnpike that killed his 14 year-old son.

A man facing sexual assault charges who eluded police for several days in August has been indicted on new charges of stealing from a local soup kitchen.

A California man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a hotel in Hampton has been released after pleading guilty to lesser charges, with prosecutors saying a trial wouldn't be in the victim's best interest.


A Manchester couple is facing charges they misled investigators looking into a woman's body found burning near rail tracks in Bridgewater, Massachusetts earlier this month.

Four people from New Hampshire are facing charges in Maine after an attempted purse-snatching caught on video.

Police in Manchester are looking for the driver blamed for knocking down a utility pole on Cedar Street this morning.

Portsmouth Police say it doesn't look like drugs or any other trauma led to a woman's death at a hotel last weekend, and say there's no cause for public alarm.

Police in Hollis say 3 men driving a stolen car in Massachusetts are being charged with robbing a convenience store in their town early Monday morning.

3 families were displaced after a fire at an apartment building in Milford Sunday night.

A Seabrook man is facing multiple charges after being accused of putting his hand on a police officer during a traffic stop in Hampton Falls.


Eversource's new operations center is one way local utility companies are hoping to be better prepared in the event of a winter storm.

There's happy local business owners in downtown Nashua, as after 4 years the Main Street sidewalk project is virtually done.

A local Trust is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to preserve affordable housing units in West Lebanon.

Other News

The owner of the property that was the site of a former Catholic Church is blaming the town for not being responsive before he knocked the building down last week, upsetting local preservationists.

The owner of Penuche’s Grill in Manchester is opening his doors Thanksgiving morning to provide a free meal for those in need.

An army veteran is being credited with making possible a memorial flagpole honoring veterans that was dedicated Monday at the Center for Life Management in Derry.

A local group continues their efforts to build a new memorial at the Veterans State Cemetery honoring soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

A pit bull found starving on the side of railroad tracks in Claremont has gained 24 pounds since being rescued and is on the road to recovery.

3 years after the old, red-listed bridge was closed, the new Manchester Road bridge is open in Amherst.

The skating rink at Strawbery Banke museum in Portsmouth is opening for the season this Friday.

Dover's Christmas Tree is up in Henry Law Park.

--  Need a new car or even a boat? Click here to check out the all-new NH1 Motors --



Must Read on

NH1 Dining

NH1 on Facebook

NH1 on Twitter