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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, October 27, 2015


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In the wake of the apparent overdose death of 17 year-old Eve Tarmey, students and parents at Spaulding High School are criticizing the Rochester school system's protocol for reporting students that may be dealing with drug issues. One of the school board members is talking about making changes to that protocol.

In a letter to parents and alumni of Shaker Road School in Concord, school officials are acknowledging that there were prior criminal accusations against Donald Levesque, the former employee who's accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school.

Derry Town Council members were forced to backtrack Monday after the Council Chair promised taxes in the city would be lowered by the incorrect amount.

A Littleton man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for selling what he believed to be heroin - but turned out to be the powerful painkiller fentanyl to his friend, who later died.

Police in Manchester are investigating a report of shots fired near Enright Park Monday.

Two men from Manchester are facing charges after police say they found them running a meth lab out of a hotel in Massachsuetts.

A mother is facing charges after police say she stabbed her son during an argument over his pet birds.

Manchester Police say a knife-wielding robber got more than he bargained for when the clerk he was trying to rob from pulled out an even bigger knife.

NH1 Investigations another "Uncle Sam Scam" -callers claiming to be the IRS demanding money for unpaid debts.

The community is rallying to help out the Bedford Little League after its snack shack was vandalized over the weekend.

A man accused in a violent home break-in attack in Bedford in 2012 is now facing new charges.

A Derry man is facing child pornography charges-police say some of the images were obtained through interactions on Snapchat.

A Nashua man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman back in July was arrested on Monday.

A former Belknap County Sheriff's officer has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted a female inmate.

Donald Trump was back in New Hampshire on Monday and remained on the offensive against Ben Carson, who's gaining ground on him in recent polls.

Political candidates in Rochester say they're not happy with a new ordinance that would ban placing of political signs on public property.

GOP Senator Kelly Ayotte and her Democratic challenger, Governor Maggie Hassan, are trading accusations over Ayotte's record on environmental issues.

New Hampshire Democrats have introduced a new website they say will help hold Senator Kelly Ayotte accountable for her voting record.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley will be back in New Hampshire next week.

Police in Portsmouth are looking for a Market Street shoplifter.

Gas prices continue to tumble in New Hampshire, down another 2 cents in the last week.

Whole Foods has recalled the sale of curry chicken salad sold in its Nashua store over listeria contamination concerns.

The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival will be back in Laconia next year after organizers say 35,000 people turned out last Saturday as the event was held in the city for the first time.

The Manchester City Marathon is expected to cause some big traffic back-ups this weekend.

The Rollinsford Grade School's been added to the National Register of Historic Places-all because of a dog.

Quite a shot made during a Belmont High volleyball match last Friday-though it involved the wrong sport.

Could hot dogs, bacon, and red meats be linked to cancer?

They hate us 'cuz they ain't us? Pats fans have been named the 2nd-most annoying NFL fans in a new survey.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

One of two men accused of killing a pair of Nashua women back in 1988, Anthony Barnaby, is scheduled for a bail hearing at 1 p.m.

Senator Kelly Ayotte will hold a press conference in Washington this afternoon to discuss her recent trip with two other Senators to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility

Another special meeting is being held tonight by the Derry Town Council to discuss former Town Administrator Galen Stearns, who stepped down at the height of the Council's budget debate last spring, citing health issues.

There's an event called "A Tribute to Leadership and Service Recognizing the Honorable Donnalee Lozeau” tonight in Nashua, honoring the outgoing mayor.

Top News

Heading in to tomorrow night's Republican candidates debate, Ben Carson finds himself atop a new New York Times/CBS News national poll, putting Donald Trump in second place for the first time in months.

Residents of Sandown are in morning after a 9 year-old boy died when he fell while walking to bring cookies to his friend.

An assistant Attorney General says part of the state's education funding law is unconstitutional, but lawyers for Republican legislative leaders say they'll defend it anyway.

Experts believe that based on past history, Owen Labrie isn't expected to get much, if any jail time when he's sentenced for his rape convictions on Tuesday.

A long-term resident at the Circle 9 campground, given an eviction notice last week, says he's not leaving.


Patients got a chance to weigh in on the state's forthcoming medical marijuana dispensaries at a public forum last night in Dover.

Some Portsmouth residents are unhappy over the city's property tax revaluations, and at issue is an assessment that splits a neighborhood into two different rates-based on what street they live on.

Newington's planning board moved forward last night on approval for the proposed expansion of the propane storage facility at Sea-3.

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter joined former Senator Judd Gregg on Monday for a talk with college students about presidential politics.

Democratic candidate for Governor and Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern is calling for the state to quickly raise and possibly eliminate the limit on how much renewable power consumers can sell back to the state’s utilities.

Are there problems with Nashua's Broad Street Parkway project?

Merrimack homeowners can expect a $150 tax increase.

Another member of the leadership team at the Portsmouth Police Department is retiring after the controversial inheritance case of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin.


A judge has ruled that there was enough evidence to warrant a search of the home of the Londonderry man accused of shooting his wife and another man in Maine last December.

One of the state's top judges says if legislation bringing drug courts to every NH county passes, the counties will have to ante up at least half the money to pay for them.

A crowd-sourced fundraising effort to help Croydon defend its policy of paying tuition for students going to private school-called illegal by the state-has raised $20,000.

One man has been charged and a second is on the run after being secretly indicted for their role in the drug overdose death of a third man.

A former Nashua Children's Home employee has been indicted after being accused of raping a teenager at the facility.

A Salem man who owns a chiropractic business in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to dodging taxes on $3 million in income.

A Milford man who made himself pretty recognizable by wearing a Superman shirt when he robbed a bank in Stratham last winter has pleaded guilty.

A witness in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky, who didn't show up to testify in court when ordered to, is now out of jail.


Police in Seabrook suspect two more recent deaths in town are overdose-related.

Police say a 15 year-old was behind the wheel of a car involved in a crash in Dover Sunday afternoon.

The driver in a deadly crash in Newport last Friday has been identified.

A K-9 drug sweep at Exeter High School Monday led to the discovery of one backpack with marijuana.

Police are looking for a man and a woman in connection with the theft of an 89 year-old women's wallet at Wal-Mart.

A Nashua man's been charged with robbing a customer at an ATM machine in the city Saturday.

A home under renovation on Stark Street in Portsmouth suffered heavy damage in a fire last night.

A fire caused an evacuation at General Cable Monday night in Manchester.


UNH officials are responding to criticism over the awarding of bonuses to administrators who already make six-figure salaries.

Local yogurt maker Stonyfield is implements a generous maternal leave policy-6 months paid leave, to be exact.

Other News

A Rochester woman is asking Spaulding High School to change its mascot.

The final numbers are in for the state's moose hunt, and 74 moose were taken by hunters.

Projects in eight New Hampshire communities have been awarded federal Land and Water Conservation grants totaling $930,000.

The Piscataquog River pedestrian bridge opened for business in Manchester Monday.

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, including last night's wedding involving two Spooky World employees.

A Manchester High School West grad was honored by the school board Monday night for his songwriting Grammy award for a big hit by Beyonce.

Santa's Village is getting ready to re-open for the holidays and add 400,000 lights for the festivities.


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