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August 31. 2014 5:39PM

Conway police commissioner allegedly assaults two people during road-rage incident

CONWAY – Police commissioner Larry Martin was arrested after allegedly punching one man and trying to punch another in a road rage type incident, according to the State Police's arrest warrant. Martin told police he was mad because he thought one of the men gave him the finger.

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Despite FinnaRage worries, a 'typical' spring weekend in Keene

Keene State College’s Spring Weekend went smoothly despite worries that the event would lead to out-of-control parties similar to ones that erupted on the weekend of the October Keene Pumpkin Festival, according to city and college safety officials.

Milford woman to serve 4 months in jail for causing serious 2013 accident

NASHUA – Cindy April, the Milford woman found guilty in January of driving drunk and causing a serious accident in December 2013, in Wilton, has been sentenced to at least four months in jail.

7th suspect in alleged DMV license fraud scheme arrested in Nashua

NASHUA – The arrest in Nashua Friday of a man purporting to be a local resident in order to obtain a New Hampshire drivers license, brought to seven the number of people arrested on similar charges since March 9, police said.

Series of snow storms pushed up state costs by $9 million

CONCORD (AP) — This winter’s series of heavy snowfalls put a $9.2 million hurt on the state’s annual snow removal budget and led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance.

Mutated version of blister rust found in NH, threatening white pines

DURHAM – A mutated variant of white pine blister rust has been positively confirmed as infecting pines in New Hampshire, a recent joint study reported.

Benson's Wild Animal Park elephant stature that moved wo Tufts University

The Lucky Elephant’s luck has finally run out, and another piece of Benson’s Wild Animal Park has crumbled away.

Study identified business opportunities in downtown Concord

While the study found Concord’s downtown is capturing a large chunk of its revenue from shoppers who live outside the city limits, it also suggested the market could better meet the demands of local shoppers. The retail sectors with greatest promise were eating places, special food services and family clothing stores, as well as “general merchandise stores.”

NH Kids Count data puts spotlight on child poverty

In the years after the recession, unemployment in New Hampshire is steadily decreasing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there are fewer families struggling to make ends meet, according to recent data released by New Hampshire Kids Count. That has serious implications for the health of New Hampshire’s kids, Kids Count officials say.

Last-minute plans could spring fountains on Main Street

Two city councilors, developer Steve Duprey and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are leading a push to add fountains back into the Main Street project.

74-year-old grandmother goes for powerlifting record

With eyes clenched shut, she applied her grip and pulled up with all her might, but the 170-pound weight didn't budge.

Portsmouth school leadership turnover called 'huge opportunity'

PORTSMOUTH — Four top administrative positions in the city school district were recently filled — with two more left to hire for — after myriad events led to the multiple openings.

Garage project will bring jobs, increase tax base

PORTSMOUTH – An estimated $28.2 million in labor income will be earned as a result of the proposed Deer Street parking garage project.

Replica State House proposed for Federal Building site

PORTSMOUTH — A group led by Assistant Mayor Jim Splaine wants to build a replica State House on about a third of the downtown federal building property.

Police: Sex offender committed lewd crime during massage

PORTSMOUTH — A registered sex offender, who served prison time for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Portsmouth girl, is alleged to have engaged in lewd conduct while getting a professional massage.

Funeral set for NH servicewoman killed in car crash

A New Hampshire woman serving in the Navy who was killed in a car accident on April 12 will be buried with full military honors on Tuesday. The wake for Portsmouth native Heidi Jo Friedman, 33, will be held Monday at the Peaslee Funeral Home in Farmington, N.H. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and her funeral will be held there the next day at 10 a.m., according to an obituary.

Gas prices go up nearly 11 cents in NH

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have risen nearly 11 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.40.

NH considers powdered alcohol ban

Lawmakers in New Hampshire and Maine are considering moratoriums or bans on the powdered alcohol being marketed under the brand name Palcohol.

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