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March 12. 2013 12:16PM

Mental health court gives offenders treatment, not time

The rules and the robe are a big part of mental health court because they remind participants that a new arrest or poor participation can land them back in regular court, even jail. Recently, when a female participant became uncooperative and combative, Boyle put her on notice.



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Woman's dream job at NH firm's Apple sapphire factory lasted one day

Arave's first day at work for GT on Oct. 6 was also her last day, as the New Hampshire-based company unexpectedly declared bankruptcy and announced plans to shutter the 1.3 million-square-foot factory.

Gilmanton man faces third DWI charge this year

CIRCUIT COURT — A Gilmanton man is being held on $5,000 cash-only bail after being charged Friday afternoon with his third driving while intoxicated offense this year.

Video of reporter vs. Keene Pumpkin Festival organizer goes viral

Dozens were arrested and injured in Keene on Saturday as parties around the pumpkin festival raged out of control. And when Public Access reporter Jared Goodell of Cheshire TV tried to ask festival organizer Ruth Sterling about the disturbances on live TV, things got heated.

NHPR Audio: Is party company 'FinnaRage' to blame for Keene riots?

And city and state officials are laying at least some of the blame on social media, and they've named one small party-hosting company.

Apple posts record profits, silence on NH sapphire partner left in ruins

Years may pass before we know the truth about what went wrong, which makes it all the more curious why none of those participating in Apple's conference call brought the matter up. (Was it declared a verboten topic before the call?)

UNH grad student pockets $5,600 in rare tie on Jeopardy

The famous game show was taped this past summer at Sony Pitches Studio outside Los Angeles before it appeared on Boston’s CBS affiliated WBZ-TV where Dan, a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) appeared nationwide.

How John Oliver predicted the New Hampshire pumpkin riots

Last weekend, the annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned into a riot — as drunken New Hampshireans threw glass bottles at each other, set bonfires, and overturned at least one car. In response, police tear-gassed and pepper sprayed rioters to get them to disperse.

Charity has devolved into eyesore says Exeter school official

Bullens is fed up with all the big items being left outside the bins that were placed in the school’s parking lot about 10 years ago.

Ex-President Bill Clinton delivers a practiced guffaw to a joke about Scott Brown written for and delivered by Missouri native Jeanne Shaheen.

Exclusive - Scott Brown: Obama's efforts to grant executive amnesty 'makes no sense'

SEABROOK, New Hampshire — New Hampshire's GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown ripped President Obama's planned executive amnesty and said the administration's quiet preparation to issue up to 34 million green cards and employment permits shows the president is willing to circumvent Congress.

200 NH schools have taken up feds on providing free breakfast

More than 200 New Hampshire schools have something new to be proud of. They have started the journey to improve the health and well-being of their student body by accepting the New Hampshire School Breakfast Challenge.

‘The Dartmouth’ calls for end to Greek fraternities

The singular headline introduced an editorial from the paper’s senior staff …

New Hampshire home to shrillest gubernatorial ads, Senate race not far behind

If you’ve been paying attention to the campaign ads this season, you’ve probably heard gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein described as a 'failed CEO' and Gov. Maggie Hassan as someone who oversaw 'out-of-control' spending – and neither, apparently, is fit to lead New Hampshire.

1st GOP presidential primary underway as candidates jockey for top talent

It’s also a reminder that staff are often hired for their experience and technical expertise, and not to win a popularity contest with voters.

NH police dog Daisy Mae headed to Pennsylvania to hunt cop killer

DOVER — The Strafford County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that its K-9 team — already famed for apprehending a murder suspect in Maine — has been sent to Pennsylvania to assist in the search for wanted fugitive and state police corporal killer Eric Frein.

Politico: It’s Warren vs. Brown in N.H.

According to The Boston Globe, Warren wrote in a recent email to her and Shaheen’s supporters that, 'never in a bazillion years did it cross my mind that Scott Brown would pack up and move to his vacation house in New Hampshire to run against our friend Jeanne… But that’s exactly what happened.'

Chichester planners look at means to interdict speedy commuters in village center

Is Main Street in Chichester a shortcut for commuters or a link for residents between the town’s historic fixtures?

Portsmouth mayor tells governor of concerns regarding recent train derailments

PORTSMOUTH – Mayor Robert Lister has written a letter to Gov. Maggie Hassan about his concern over three recent train derailments in the last month in Portsmouth.

Neighbors concerned about possible wood chipping at biomass plant

BERLIN – Neighbors across from the Burgess BioPower plant said they are concerned about reports that the facility wants to be able to chip wood on-site temporarily without doing it in an enclosed building.

Barrington Elementary School has a new Buddy Bench

Ben had been searching for something to do as an Eagle Scout project.

Londonderry youth league official indicted in theft

BRENTWOOD — A former Londonderry youth football and cheerleading league board member has been indicted for allegedly stealing about $1,800 from the organization.


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