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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 02:14 am
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