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Adam Montgomery convicted of killing Harmony, his five-year-old daughter

02-22-2024 2:00 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

Adam Montgomery was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury Thursday in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, who police believe was killed nearly two years before she was reported missing in 2021 and whose body was never found.Montgomery, 34, did...


Why won’t my cell phone work? Nationwide outages reported from AT&T, Cricket Wireless and other providers

02-22-2024 10:08 AM

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.AT&T had more than 73,000 outages around 9:30 a.m. ET, in locations including...


NHTI president Patrick Tompkins focused on increasing workforce offerings

02-21-2024 5:49 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In his first year at the helm, NHTI President Patrick Tompkins focused on learning everything he could about the school.One thing especially stuck out: “Concord loves this college. I’ve never been in a community that loves its college as much as...


Northwood school board member resigns over offensive social media activity

02-21-2024 4:57 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

A Northwood school board member who posted racist and vulgar messages on social media resigned Tuesday, a day before the school board was set to discuss his conduct.Gary Caron’s social media activity, which included racist and sexually explicit posts...


Jury starts deliberating in trial of NH man accused of killing daughter, 5

02-21-2024 3:58 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. — A prosecutor said Wednesday that a New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter treated her like a thing he’d broken and needed to throw away. But his lawyer said he wasn’t guilty of her death though he made terrible...


Vineyard Wind paid for guaranteeing future electricity production

02-21-2024 3:46 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The nation’s first major offshore wind farm, the under-construction Vineyard Wind off Massachusetts, has shown up in an important, if obscure, location.The project is one of more than 900 energy providers of various types who won bids to receive...


Concord dentist office basement fire quickly extinguished

02-21-2024 2:07 PM

A fire in the basement of a dentist’s office in Concord was quickly extinguished in part because of the building’s sprinkler system Wednesday morning, Concord Fire Chief John Chisholm said. Concord Fire was dispatched just after 9:20 a.m. and smoke...


Granite Geek: Scrambling to save the 603 area code, yet again

02-21-2024 12:18 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

New Hampshire loves our 603 area code, even though area codes mean less and less in this cellphone-number-portability world, and for 30 years we’ve been freaking out about reports that we’re going to “run out of numbers” and will need a second area...


Pedestrian killed outside Dunkin’, passenger injured in two separate Concord crashes

02-21-2024 11:16 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A pedestrian died after being struck by a car outside the Dunkin’ on Fisherville Road in Concord Wednesday morning.Later in the day, another serious accident was reported on Hopkinton Road involving two vehicles.Police responded at 5:50 a.m. to an...


Unprepared NH hiker grateful for 11-person rescue operation

02-21-2024 7:21 AM

By NICK PERRY

MEREDITH, New Hampshire — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a...


‘Concerned citizens’ group petitions for school board to rescind middle school vote

02-20-2024 5:14 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Jeff Wells wants the Concord School Board to go back to the drawing board on their $176 million plans to build a new middle school on the city’s east side. And he’s not alone.Along with a dozen other residents known as Concerned Citizens for...


Dueling lawsuits target Sanborn’s casino plans on Heights

02-20-2024 5:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

One lawsuit challenging the Concord Planning Board’s approval of Andy Sanborn’s new casino on Loudon Road is on hold as another suit against a zoning board decision proceeds.Concord resident Kassey Cameron sued the city in July after the planning...


Body of New Hampshire Marine killed in helicopter crash comes home

02-20-2024 4:29 PM

DOVER, N.H. — The body of one of five Marines killed when their helicopter went down in the mountains outside San Diego during a storm was brought back to his home state of New Hampshire on Tuesday and a procession was held in his honor. Jack Casey,...


NH considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims

02-20-2024 3:56 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if...


NH Public Higher Education Task Force seeks public input

02-20-2024 3:55 PM

New Hampshire’s Public Higher Education Task Force will be hosting a public comment session and is eager to gather feedback from stakeholders to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as current and projected demands on the state’s public higher...


Man on trial in killing of 5-year-old daughter said he hated her ‘right to his core,’ friend says

02-20-2024 3:24 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter said he hated the girl “right to his core” because she reminded him of her mother, a friend of his testified Tuesday.Rebecca Maines, who is in prison for a parole...


Another low-cost airline comes to Manchester, will fly to Minneapolis

02-20-2024 11:43 AM

ManchesterAnother low-cost airlines comes to NH airportA new low-cost airline is starting service at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, flying to Minnesota once a week as of August.Sun Country Airlines, which is based in Minneapolis, will fly Boeing...


Bow to address cell service issues with new company

02-19-2024 5:37 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

More than a year after attempting to address the dead zones in Bow with a massive cell tower that is facing legal challenges, the town is now pursuing a fresh approach with a new company.Despite the ongoing court battle over the previous 190-foot cell...


Granite Geek: What’s a five letter word for ‘reader reaction to new crossword’?

02-19-2024 5:35 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

In the old days there was a newspaper truism that the best way to hear from subscribers was to drop a comic strip. Ten minutes after papers hit doorsteps, the switchboard would be lighting up with calls from indignant fans whatever denizen of the...


Pittsfield man accused of drug possession following stop in Hooksett

02-19-2024 5:30 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

A Hooksett police officer arrested a Pittsfield man with an outstanding warrant at the Circle K gas station in town earlier this month and then discovered that the suspect was in possession of a large amount of controlled substances, police...



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