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March 26. 2013 1:50PM

Former heirs challenge will leaving estate to Portsmouth police officer

PORTSMOUTH — Attorney Paul McEachern will represent at least two clients in contesting the last will and trust for a deceased resident who left most of her significant estate to a city police officer.



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Boston Herald cartoonist from Derry criticized over Obama cartoon

The Boston Herald apologized Wednesday after the newspaper featured a cartoon mocking President Barack Obama and the Secret Service that some say is racist.

Clown seriously injured in Temple hit-and-run

''He was knocked 12 feet off the road,'' said his wife Jackie. “Out of his shoes. The first thing he was aware of was an EMT standing over him and asking, 'Are these your shoes?'''

Superintendent Brian Cochrane of the Litchfield School District has held his role since the summer of 2012.

Litchfield School Board chair steps down over emails asking for more hours for his wife

LITCHFIELD – Dennis Miller, the chairman of the Litchfield School Board, abruptly resigned at the start of Wednesday's meeting after weeks of inquiry over the board's vote not to renew Superintendent Brian Cochrane's contract. Miller's wife, Dawn, works for the school district, and in May, Miller sent an email to Cochrane about his wife's hours being cut.

Venomous postings on Yik Yak have NH schools reeling

LAKES REGION — A relatively new, smart phone 'app' called Yik Yak has local school administrators scrambling to stop students from using it and rushing to repair the damage abusive language posted to a Twitter-like dialogue stream has already caused.

Milton CAT to close Hopkinton, Warner facilities next year, move 160 jobs to Londonderry

Milton CAT will close its locations in Hopkinton and Warner, moving more than 160 jobs to a new building in Londonderry.

Netflix pushes further into Hollywood, signs deal to make four new Adam Sandler films

Netflix announced Thursday it will bring four movies by comedian Adam Sandler exclusively to its subscribers, the latest push by the online video service into the terrain of Hollywood movie studios.

Atkinson terminates police officer, wants him to return $7,357

Bolduc was fired because 'he didn't meet the terms and conditions of his probation,' Brackett said.

Ex-assistant principal who videotaped boy on toilet resigns new post at Hampstead Middle School

FARMINGTON — The former assistant principal who allegedly videotaped an 11-year-old as he was sitting on the toilet at Henry Wilson Memorial School has resigned from her new job at Hampstead Middle School.

Heating system malfunction causes explosion at Claremont school

'I was told that the reverberation from explosion knocked loose paint off the walls,' explained Putnam. 'It was a nervous moment, to say the least.'

New API from NH firms enables any merchant to accept any of the major cryptocurrencies

The New Hampshire-based company specializes in developing tools and products for online retails. It currently is offering its services to over 200 different retails.

Despite record levels of incarceration in NH, Carroll County needs more prisoners to fulfill firewood orders

Once a pole barn is built, inmates will have some shelter to package and store wood in the winter and a labor shortage may be averted next year.

Did NH's GTAT stock lose half its value because Apple phone maker couldn't handle sapphire?

Some analysts believe that GT Advanced was able to supply the necessary amount of sapphire material to Apple's manufacturing partners, but that the companies assigned to craft that material into the final product for use in the iPhone proved unable to do so as efficiently as Apple had hoped.

Gregg video: Most troubling Obamacare changes postponed by Democrats until after election

(Bloomberg) -- Former Republican Senator Judd Gregg discusses Obamacare on 'Bottom Line.'

A-10 Warthog gets one last mission against Islamic State

The A-10 Thunderbolt, a Cold War-era plane known by the nickname Warthog, is being sent from the Indiana National Guard to help the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters and other militants in Iraq and Syria.

Reported sexual assaults spike at Dartmouth amid federal probe

Dartmouth College, which is under federal investigation for its response to campus sexual assaults, said the number of cases continued to rise as more students have been encouraged to report violations.

Salem bus drivers reject contract with First Student, joining Timberlane, Derry, and Chester

SALEM — In line with their cohorts working in Timberlane, Derry and Chester, bus drivers in Salem voted Wednesday to reject a contact from their employer, First Student.

Kitchen Nightmares: Dover defends response to sewage backup that shuttered restaurant

DOVER — City officials are defending their response to the Aug. 13 sewer backup that damaged two downtown restaurants, including Kelley's Row, which announced Tuesday it was closing for good.

Monadnock Humane Society board agrees to meet with members over director's dismissal

SWANZEY — Two months after the Monadnock Humane Society’s board of directors ousted the organization’s leader, members have scheduled a meeting that may explain why.

New York Times: Jurors' note hints at conviction in Blackwater case involving Rochester man

Jurors who have for weeks been deliberating in the murder and manslaughter case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors passed a note to the judge on Wednesday that suggested they were leaning toward conviction on at least some counts.

NHSUPCO tells retired officer reform prohibits quadruple dipping, only double dipping still allowed

Police Officer Anderson argued he was entitled to work for up to 32 hours per week for Plaistow, up to 32 hours per week for Atkinson, and up to 32 hours per week for Hampstead, while collecting his pension.


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