A group in Concord is raising money for one of the victims in Monday’s bombing.
The Concord Youth Hockey Association has replaced its homepage with a fundraising form. IT is collecting donations for the family of Jeffrey Bauman Jr. Bauman is the man in that iconic, and very graphic image from Monday’s bombings. He’s being wheeled away from the scene by a man in a cowboy hat. His father, Jeffrey Bauman Sr., lives in Concord and is a fill-in coach for Concord Youth Hockey Association, where Bauman’s younger half-brothers used to play hockey.
The new owners of the Telegraph of Nashua newspaper laid off a total of about 25 staffers Wednesday, according to Michael Power, the community outreach administrator in the states’ Office of Workforce Opportunity.
The New Hampshire Senate has voted along party lines to table a proposal that would have repealed a controversial education tax credit. The vote effectively kills the effort to repeal the law, which went into effect in January.
The credit lets businesses claim an 85 percent tax credit for money donated to qualified scholarship organizations. Those organizations then award scholarships worth an average of $2,500 dollars to qualified, low-income students who can use it for a private school, homeschooling or an out-of-district public school.
Ronald and Karen Brassard of Epsom were among the nearly 200 people injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
They were there with their daughter, Krystara Brassard, a student at Northeastern University, who was also injured in the blasts.
Karen Brassard has been at Boston Medical Hospital since the explosion, while her husband remains hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center. Krystara was treated for shrapnel wounds and has since been released.
The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce announced that it will no longer host fireworks festivals due to safety concerns in the wake of last year’s bomb threat.
The Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks was one of the largest fireworks events in New England for the past 22 years. Co-Chair Cyndy Burgess says the Jaffrey police performed a security assessment and filed a report to the chamber.