The first four days of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev have been filled with emotional testimony from family members of those killed and survivors who suffered devastating injuries.
Nashua resident Karen Brassard is among those who have been watching in the courtroom.
She suffered serious injuries to her legs while watching the Marathon near the finish line. Her husband and daughter were also injured.
She’s been traveling to Boston as often as she can to be there for the trial.
Some Seacoast towns voted down major capital projects, although residents in New Castle, it turns out, will have a second chance at one of their warrant articles.
In Rye, residents voted not to spend $4 million dollars to renovate their town hall. In North Hampton, a simple majority favored a $7 million new library, and safety complex: but a super majority was needed to pass the measure.
It will be a busy week at the New Hampshire State House with more than one hundred bills slated for votes by Friday. The bills range from decriminalizing up to a half an ounce of marijuana to tacking $5 onto marriage licenses to fund domestic violence prevention.
Nineteen other states, including the rest of New England, have adopted similar measures to make the possession of marijuana a violation rather than a crime. Should it pass the house, and decriminalization bills have before, it will face an uphill climb.
A Canadian company has purchased a New Hampshire pork products producer, but the company says the sale shouldn’t affect the 35 jobs at its facility in Claremont.
Bacon makes up 80 percent of North Country Smokehouse’s business, but it also puts out some sausage, ham, and smoked cheeses. According to the company’s president, Mike Satzow, it gets much of their pork from a Canadian company that’s buying them, Les Spécialités Prodal.
“They are the largest producers of organic and natural pork on the continent,” says Satzow.
Investigators say a woman was being scammed when she got what she believed to be a police department phone call saying there was a warrant out for her arrest and that she needed to close it by sending cash.
The woman in Concord got a call from a number identified as belonging to the Keene Police Department.
She sent cash via MoneyGram to a "pre-paid" credit card. The "officer" she spoke to later told her she would need to send more money. She called the Keene Police Department directly and was informed she was the target of a scam.
The Grafton County Superior Court has ruled against a last-ditch effort by supporters of the Free State Project to alter a ballot the day before an election.
Free State Supporters in the Town of Grafton managed to get 20 warrant articles onto the local ballot this year - including efforts to stop tax money from flowing to the local library and banning the town from cooperating with the National Security Agency.
As the state considers applications to run four medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, some towns and cities are preparing for the new law by updating their zoning rules.
New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law requires dispensaries be more than 1,000 feet from a school or drug free zone. But during Town Meeting on Tuesday, voters in Epping will decide whether to restrict dispensaries to industrial locations.
EDP renewables, a company based in Portugal that operates 3,600 Megawatts of wind power in the US, has proposed a 29-turbine wind farm for five towns in the Newfound region. So for many in that area town meeting season is an opportunity to express their opposition to wind farms.
But how? Strategies vary. While some in those towns are sticking to more traditional forms of opposition, others are using town meeting to declare themselves ready to employ civil disobedience to stop the project.
Senators have passed a bill requiring public schools to continue teaching cursive and multiplication tables. The bill is aimed at making sure schools maintain those skills as schools adopt new standards and incorporate more technology in the classroom.
The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote Thursday and it will now be sent to the Senate Finance Committee.
The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would require violent offenders to attend their sentencing hearings, following a dispute in the case of a man convicted of raping a 19-year-old college student.
It was introduced by Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat whose father and brother-in-law were slain. He said he was outraged when Seth Mazzaglia wanted to skip his sentencing in the death of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott.
The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday banning anyone under 18 from using tanning beds.
Lawmakers approved the bill 199 to 162 on Wednesday, sending the bill to the Senate.
Salem Representative Gary Azarian sponsored the bill, and says the measure is akin to existing bans on minors purchasing alcohol and cigarettes.
"It's inherently dangerous for persons under 18 years of age to use a tanning bed," he said. "It causes melanoma and cancers and they die from it. It's a reasonable request to ban persons under 18 from tanning in a tanning bed."
Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that has proposed a 70-mile natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire, is planning to conduct more public information sessions.
In a letter sent last week to Kinder Morgan, the state's congressional delegation asked the company to do more public outreach beyond five meetings conducted recently in communities affected by the proposal.