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5:43 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Jaffrey Couple Targeted For Securities Fraud

The New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation is taking action against a Jaffrey couple it says has committed securities fraud through a jointly-owned company, Howard Interests. 

Charles Howard III is no stranger to securities regulators.  In 1993, he was sentenced to prison for bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit insider trading and bank bribery. NH Securities Deputy Director, Jeff Spill says the Bureau believes Mr. Howard and his wife, Carolyn began engaging in unlicensed investment advising in 2002, about five years after Mr. Howard was released from jail.

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NH News
3:22 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Senate Sends Abortion Buffer Zone Bill To Gov. Hassan's Desk

25 ft radius depicted around Manchester Planned Parenthood driveway.
Credit Sara Plourde

Legislation allowing New Hampshire's reproductive health facilities where abortions are offered to set buffer zones of up to 25 feet around their entrances is on its way to the governor.

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Foodstuffs
3:15 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Concord Event Celebrates The Art Of Grilling Done Safely

Jim Proulx of Proulx Oil and Propane mans the grill at the Outdoor Living Safety Day.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

 

Memorial Day weekend is once again upon us, which means many people across the Granite State will fire up their grills for the first time this year.

To celebrate this time-honored tradition, the Propane Gas Association of New England held its sixth-annual Outdoor Living Safety Day on the New Hampshire statehouse lawn on Thursday.

NHPR’s Michael Brindley went there to talk to people about what makes grilling so great and how to make sure it’s done safely.

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NH News
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Senate Rejects Second Bid At Repealing N.H.'s Death Penalty

The state Senate has again rejected a proposal to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty.

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NH News
2:13 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Walt Havenstein Kicks Off Jobs Tour In Londonderry

Uni-Cast owner Henri Fine shows Havenstein around the plant. They cast aluminum parts for companies like SpaceX and General Dynamics and for the Israeli and Turkish militaries.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

  Republican candidate for Governor, Walt Havenstein, toured the factory floor of an aluminum casting company Wednesday. The visit marks the start of a series of similar tours as part of his Republican primary campaign.

Listen to the radio version here.

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NH News
12:02 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

With Final Call, Community Pays Tribute To Fallen Brentwood Officer

Michael Brindley for NHPR

Thousands of police officers, first responders, friends and family packed the athletic stadium at Exeter High School Wednesday to pay tribute to fallen Brentwood officer Steve Arkell.

It was a week and a half ago when Arkell was killed in the line of duty responding to a domestic disturbance call.

At the memorial service, speakers paid tribute to a man they said put love of family and service to his community above all else.

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NH News
4:30 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Thousands Of Police Turn Out For Arkell's Wake

A sea of police march into Exeter High School.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Nearly 2,000 police officers from around the state and their region paid their respects to fallen Brentwood Officer Steve Arkell and his family Tuesday night.

Listen to the radio version here.

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NH News
3:56 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

N.H. Gas Tax Increase Becomes Law

Governor Hassan signing the bill into law.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

On a newly built bridge near interstate 93, Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law the first increase in the state’s gas tax in more than two decades.

Listen to the radio version here.

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NH News
2:59 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fallen Brentwood Officer Remembered For Kindness, Passion For Helping Others

A sign at Heav'nly Donuts in Brentwood pays tribute to Officer Steve Arkell.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Steve Arkell worked Mondays as a part-time officer for the Brentwood Police Department.

And it was Monday of last week when, responding to a routine domestic disturbance call, he was shot and killed in the line of duty.

But Arkell was much more than an officer to the small town of about 4,000 people.

Those who knew him recall a man with a genuine passion for family and community.  

If you’re looking for someone to talk to you about Arkell, there are few people more qualified than Exeter High School Athletic Director Bill Ball.

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NH News
10:56 am
Tue May 20, 2014

N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change?

White River Junction, Vermont, was one of many communities in New England that felt the force of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
Credit Ann and Dan / Flickr Creative Commons

The Environmental Protection Agency and Antioch University New England are hosting a climate change adaptation conference in Manchester this week.  

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NH News
12:21 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Newington Approves SEA-3 Propane Expansion; Portsmouth Considers Appeal

Propane storage tanks at SEA-3's facility in Newington
Credit Emily Corwin

  After six months of deliberation, the Newington planning board has approved a controversial proposal to bring up to 12 railcars of propane through the Seacoast each night. 

The company, called SEA-3, wants to transport domestic propane from oil wells in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to the Seacoast, for export by ship.

But neighborhood groups in Portsmouth, Stratham and Greenland have opposed the rail expansion, voicing concerns about moving explosive materials over aging railroad tracks.

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NH News
7:47 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Investigators: Brentwood Man Set House On Fire, Other Answers May Never Come

Sgt. Joseph Ebert with the state police provides an update on the investigation into Officer Steve Arkell's murder.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

A week after Brentwood Officer Steve Arkell was shot and killed, investigators say suspected gunman Michael Nolan intentionally set the fire that led an explosion, destroying the house.

Nolan was killed and officials fear they’ll never know why he opened fire.

Officer Arkell was killed responding to a domestic dispute between Nolan and his father, 86-year-old Walter Nolan.

Officials were able to get Walter Nolan away from the house before the explosion, but Sgt. Joseph Ebert with the state police says he’s been unable to provide any insight about what took place.

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NH News
5:43 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Police Commissioner Resigns But Questions Remain

Main Street in Wolfeboro. The town relies on summer tourism.
Sean Hurley

Although Police Commissioner Robert Copeland submitted a letter of resignation earlier today, the people of Wolfeboro worry about the possible long-term impact the racial controversy could have on their town. NHPR's Sean Hurley spoke with residents over the weekend, before Copeland’s resignation and looks more closely at what led to today’s events.

On Sunday Joanne Parise sat on the shore of Wolfeboro Bay.  On nearby Main Street, families lined up for ice cream, gazed in shop windows, and consulted maps and guidebooks.  The summer tourist season has already begun. 

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NH News
1:45 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Controversy Over Racist Remark

Credit Goldeneye / Flickr Creative Commons

Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland has resigned, according to the town police department. 

This move follows days of controversy after reports last week that he publicly used a racial slur to describe President Obama.  Copeland admitted to using the term when a resident sent him an email complaint, writing back, “For this I do not apologize—he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

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NH News
10:04 am
Mon May 19, 2014

In Sudan, Manchester Man Hopes To Appeal Wife's Death Sentence

Daniel Wadi remains in Khartoum in the hope of appealing his wife's death sentence.
Credit Mattnic / Flickr Creative Commons

The New Hampshire-based husband and brother-in-law of a pregnant Sudanese woman say they're hoping they can still secure her freedom, even though a key deadline has passed.  

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