Salem http://nhpr.org en Salem Confronts Three Drug Overdoses http://nhpr.org/post/salem-confronts-three-drug-overdoses <p>Police in Salem are investigating three drug overdoses in the city, less than a week after <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/heroin-use-nh-has-it-affected-where-you-live" target="_blank">a similar series of overdoses in Portsmouth</a>.</p><p>On Tuesday police in Salem found a man unconscious and not breathing. He was revived at a local hospital. They believe he is acquainted with a couple found in a similar state in a vehicle on Monday.</p><p>New Hampshire has seen a growing number of heroin deaths and overdoses in recent months.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 42599 at http://nhpr.org Skull Reconstruction Gives New Face To Decades-Old Salem Cold Case http://nhpr.org/post/skull-reconstruction-gives-new-face-decades-old-salem-cold-case <p></p><p>It was in August of 1969 when a road crew discovered the partially decomposed body of an adult man in a small pit of water off of I-93 in Salem.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:21:22 +0000 Michael Brindley 39482 at http://nhpr.org Skull Reconstruction Gives New Face To Decades-Old Salem Cold Case The Real Salem Witches http://nhpr.org/post/real-salem-witches <p>Visitors to Salem, Massachusetts, have a <a href="http://www.hauntedhappenings.org/">surfeit of choices</a> in Halloween season. They can take a “Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour,” attend the Zombie Prom, Voodoo Ball, or a performance of “Dracula’s Guest.”</p><p>The <em>real </em>terror that coursed through the Massachusetts Bay colony from 1692 to ’93 was not the stuff of a night out with the family. More than two hundred people were accused of witchcraft by their neighbors. Nineteen were hanged. Another was pressed to death. Five women died in prison. &nbsp;Historian <strong>Marilynne<strong> </strong>Roach </strong>examines the lives of individuals swept up in the trials through surviving documents, invoices, and objects. Her new book is called S<em>ix Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials.</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:35:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37722 at http://nhpr.org The Real Salem Witches Communities Take Fight For LGC Payout To Court http://nhpr.org/post/communities-take-fight-lgc-payout-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ten communities have filed a lawsuit to stop the </span><a href="http://www.nhlgc.org/" target="_blank">LGC</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from issuing refunds.&nbsp; Under a hearing officer’s order, by September </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Local Government Center has to return tens of millions of dollars to communities that for years paid inflated insurance premiums. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:48:12 +0000 Amanda Loder 32637 at http://nhpr.org Millennium Gaming Focuses On The Basics, Not The Glitz http://nhpr.org/post/millennium-gaming-focuses-basics-not-glitz <p>No prospective casino developer has been in the news more than Bill Wortman and his firm, Millennium Gaming. Wortman has been courting the town of Salem for years and recently unveiled his concept for a casino at Rockingham Park.</p><p>Wortman may have started off as a CPA but he clearly enjoys the role of casino developer that he's morphed into. A beefy man who favors a casual, open collar look, Wortman began his gaming career in 1978 at one of the iconic casinos on the Las Vegas strip:</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jon Greenberg 27772 at http://nhpr.org Millennium Gaming Focuses On The Basics, Not The Glitz Pennsylvanians Tout Casino Benefits To N.H. Lawmakers http://nhpr.org/post/pennsylvanians-tout-casino-benefits-nh-lawmakers <p><a href="http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=24703702">Millennium Gaming</a> brought leaders from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Concord to tout the benefits of a casino to lawmakers at a lunch meeting today.&nbsp; Millennium runs <a href="http://www.meadowsgaming.com/" target="_blank">The Meadows</a> casino and racetrack in Washington.&nbsp; If New Hampshire allows a casino at <a href="http://www.rockinghampark.com/" target="_blank">Rockingham Park</a>, Millennium would develop it.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:26:44 +0000 Amanda Loder 27117 at http://nhpr.org Pennsylvanians Tout Casino Benefits To N.H. Lawmakers Salem Voters Go To Ballot Box For First Time On Town Budget http://nhpr.org/post/salem-voters-go-ballot-box-first-time-town-budget <p>It’s Town Meeting time in New Hampshire.&nbsp;&nbsp; Salem is one of the state’s biggest towns, and this is its first year moving away from the classic community get-together to the ballot box.&nbsp; The town expects this change to increase voter turnout tomorrow as it considers major budget issues.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:24:07 +0000 Amanda Loder 23492 at http://nhpr.org Salem Voters Go To Ballot Box For First Time On Town Budget