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Saturday Sep 13 | Foster's Daily Democrat

Durham police log

The police department released the log for Sept. 2-6. Dan Cutter, 30, of 30 Common St., Rochester, was arrested Sept.

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Related Topix: Durham, NH, Rochester, NH, Hudson, NH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Ex-county IT directora s theft trial is postponed

The theft trial for the county's former technology director has been postponed until at least the beginning of next year, according to a prosecutor for the state. Assistant Merrimack County Attorney George Waldron said Thursday that Roger Smith Jr., who is accused of taking more than $1,500 from Strafford County, moved to continue the case so he could obtain copies of the files he had on his work computer.

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Related Topix: Merrimack County, NH, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dover, NH

UnionLeader.com

Rochester voters decide 'human' won't represent them

There will be no human in the New Hampshire House for the next two years. The candidate know as "human' lost his primary battle for the Democratic nomination to the Strafford County District 22 House seat - Rochester wards 1 and 6 - to incumbent Rose Marie Rogers by a 181 to 30 margin.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Witness tampering alleged

A Rochester man who allegedly grabbed a woman and pulled her into a bedroom when she tried to flee has been indicted on three counts of witness tampering related to the case. Rochester police arrested Robert Pierre, 34, of 43 Congress St., on April 21. Bail was set at $2,500 cash.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Childrena s Center conversion to police station plan nixed

After hearing a report from Police Chief Jay Drury on the impracticality of converting Farmington Children's Center to a police station, Farmington selectmen at their meeting on Monday night voted 4-1 in favor of negotiating with nonprofit Strafford County Community Action Partnership to continue its lease. The 20-year-old children's center, purpose-built with federal community development block grant money, is owned by the town, serves more than 100 youngsters, and has been leased to CAP for $1 a year.

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Related Topix: Farmington, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Help kids understand their weight during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The YMCA of Strafford County wants families in the community to understand how a child's perception of their weight impacts their health - and what to do about it. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are overweight or obese don't realize it.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Foster's Daily Democrat

Farmington selectmen make positive moves

As we wrote in an editorial on Aug. 21, Farmington residents are happy that the Board of Selectmen is still trying to come up with a solution to the cramped conditions at the current Farmington Police Station. That building, constructed speedily with less $100,000 of state windfall money, some 30 years ago, as a recreation center, was never designed as, and not intended to be, a police station.

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Related Topix: Farmington, NH, Opinion

Foster's Daily Democrat

Brown and Cole-McCrea advance in Strafford County Dist. 1 rep race

After a three-way race for two seats for District 1 state representative, Democratic candidates Larry Brown and Candace Cole-McCrea will go on to compete against incumbent Republican state Reps. John Mullen, Jr., and Robbie Parsons in November.

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Related Topix: Milton, NH

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Cheney, Fraser, Andolina win GOP house primary

Catherine Cheney was the top vote-getter in the Republican primary in N.H. House District 17 with a total of 525 votes. There were also two other winners in a four-person race.

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Related Topix: Somersworth, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Community Action, Goodwin Community Health Partner offer fuel assistance

Patients at Goodwin Community Health will soon be able to apply for fuel and electrical assistance on-site at the Health Center This program is possible through a partnership with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County and begins Monday, September 22. Community Action staff will be on site at Goodwin Community Health, 311 Route 108 in Somersworth, to meet with applicants and take applications. This service will be available every Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through November 24. "Collaborations with community partners like Goodwin Community Health are important to making sure we can bring critical services like fuel and electrical assistance directly to the clients," says Betsey Andrews Parker, CAP's Executive Director.

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Related Topix: Somersworth, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

UNH police log

The University of New Hampshire Police Department released the following adult arrest/summons log for Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Tyler G. Mathews, 20, of 71 Houghtons Mill Road, Lunenburg, Maine, was given a hand summons Aug. 27 in connection with unlawful possession of alcohol on Garrison St. His court date is Sept.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Hampton, NH, North Hampton, NH, Merrimack, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Spang to lead Democrats in District 6 race

In the Strafford County state representative race for District 6, Democratic candidates Timothy Horrigan, Wayne M. Burton, Judith T. Spang, Marjorie K. Smith, and Janet G. Wall advanced to the November election. Democratic candidate Kimberly Thompson Laughton was also in the running, but lost with the fewest votes.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Man gets 30 years in shooting that paralyzed victim

Ronald Bauer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a 41-year-old Lebanon man during a burglary last year, leaving the victim paralyzed from the waist down. Bauer, 49, formerly of Farmington, N.H., had pleaded guilty to elevated aggravated assault and burglary while armed with a firearm, after shooting Lebanon man Richard Potorski on Jan. 8, 2013.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, NH, Farmington, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Two Democrats vie for spot in deeds registry race

Two Democratic candidates are going head to head for their party's nomination in the Register of Deeds race today. Catherine Berube, 50, of Dover, is running against one-term incumbent Dennis Vachon, 60, of Strafford.

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Related Topix: Dover, NH, Strafford, NH

Mon Sep 08, 2014

UnionLeader.com

AG says March fatal shooting in Rochester justified

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster on Wednesday ruled a state corrections officer was justified in using deadly force when he fatally shot an unarmed Rochester man hiding inside a bedroom of his mother's mobile home March 10. While the attorney general found that probation and parole officer Jason Wirth was not criminally responsible ... (more)

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The Washington Post

In New Hampshire, voters will have the chance to vote a humana

One hundred and fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln promised that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." On Sept.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, 9, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election

Foster's Daily Democrat

Cilla Stiles enters District 24 as write-in

Cilla Stiles has entered the race for Rochester District 24 of the New Hampshire House. She has been a title abstracter and researcher for 12 years.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Concord, NH, Granite State College

UnionLeader.com

Somersworth man asking for plea bargain to limit prison time for death of newlywed in 2013

Matthew Tsopas, 45, who previously lived along Blackwater Road in Somersworth, was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 14, 2013, on charges of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated, one count of reckless conduct, three counts of simple assault, one count of attempted simple assault and four counts of conduct after an ... (more)

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Related Topix: Somersworth, NH, Rollinsford, NH

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Jindal stresses unity for Senate race, GOP, at picnic

Laughing off the sweltering heat Saturday afternoon, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal noted "this is nothing for a boy from Louisiana." Jindal who's expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 spoke at the Strafford County GOP 12th Annual Picnic at the Elks Lodge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Barack Obama, Scott Brown

Foster's Daily Democrat

Tues. Primary elections set course for Nov. vote

While much of the political coverage this summer has focused on Scott Brown's U.S. Senate bid, there are plenty of other contested races on the Sept. 9 primary ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat, Rochester, NH

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