Downing Records 100th Career Point, Men’s Hockey Downs Notre Dame 5-2

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Senior forward Grayson Downing (Abbottsford, British Columbia) registered his 100th career point with two assists as the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team skated to a 5-2 win at the University of Notre Dame at Compton Family Ice Arena. The win improves the Wildcats’ record to 9-14-2 overall and to […]

Track & Field Squads Host Quad Meet and Compete in the John Terrier Classic (Jan. 30 & 31)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s track and field teams return to action Jan. 31, when they host the University of Vermont, University of Maine and Bowdoin College. The meet will kick off at 12 p.m. from the Paul Sweet Oval indoor track. This will be the first time that […]

Snowmobiler injured in Canton crash

An ambulance took a Dixfield man to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after he was hurt in a Canton snowmobile crash on Friday. Doug Kubesh, 48, was riding his Polaris snowmobile on a trail near the Canton Point Road when he hit a snowbank and was ejected, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden […]

Investigators: Child responsible for Auburn apartment building fire

The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office says this morning’s fire at an apartment building in Auburn was set by a 6-year-old boy. See photos from the scene The fire broke out at about 8 a.m. on Friday at 46th Fourth St. Investigators said the child lit his bed on fire with a cigarette lighter in a […]

Brunswick snow doesn’t slow people

Public works crews continued their long shifts in pushing back snow that has fallen in two separate storms. But plow drivers weren’t the only ones without a break in Brunswick. Students at Bowdoin College attended classes all week despite the snowfall. “I’ve never seen this much snow in Maine,  but it’s lovely,” sophomore Ella Driscoll […]

Hershey buys beef jerky company

Hershey just made a beefy purchase. Hershey now owns KRAVE., the maker of artisanal beef jerky. The deal was announced Thursday and marks Hershey’s first purchase outside of candy. The price tag was between $200 and $300 million, according to Reuters and has foodies wondering if a chocolate jerky might be in the works, similar […]

‘Draft’ picks: Seattle vs. New England beers

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks hail from two of the finest craft beer regions in the U.S. Boston is home to Samuel Adams, the largest-selling craft beer company in the country, as well as some smaller, notable breweries like Trillium Brewing and Cambridge Brewing Co. Seattle was one of the key players in […]

Suspect in ATM heist facing 2 more charges

WOLFEBORO — The man charged with robbery for allegedly stealing cash from an Alton woman at an ATM in Farmington is also being charged in connection with robbery in Wolfeboro. Wolfeboro police say Alejandro De La Pena, 28, formerly of 1 Middleton Road, Wolfeboro, robbed an elderly woman as she was making a transaction at […]

Man wearing zebra-print dress indicted for robbery

ROCHESTER — The man accused of robbing Bank of New Hampshire while wearing a zebra-print dress in October pleaded not guilty Thursday after being indicted this month on three felony charges. Bart Augustus, 46, of 78 Partridge Green Way, Rochester, allegedly passed a handwritten note to the bank teller on Oct. 23, 2104 demanding money. […]

Briefs: Bruins beat Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Thursday night. Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston, which won for the seventh time in 10 games. Smith […]

High School Roundup: PCA girls shock Nute in overtime

MILTON — Lindsay Towle scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Portsmouth Christian Academy girls basketball team to a 42-35 overtime win Thursday over Nute in Division IV. Maddie Skubisz had eight points for the Eagles (6-4). Gina Sbrilli played well defensively as did point guard Nikki Dudley. Shannon St. Lawrence led the Rams […]

RiverRun hosts three ‘literary luminaries’

PORTSMOUTH – RiverRun Bookstore welcomes literary luminaries Sarah Gerard, Michael T. Fournier and Tim Horvath to read from and discuss their new books on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 7 p.m. Gerard is the author of “Binary Star,” a novel that focuses on a young woman struggling with anorexia and her long-distance, alcoholic boyfriend. On a […]

Great beer, gastropub fare at Revolution Tap Room

There’s one of these hip gastropubs in just about every town now (more than one depending on the population), and I’ve covered this idea a few times. The American gastropub has evolved into or become its own “thing” in the past three years or so. Rustic looking with lots of wood and folksy accents, a […]

Dover Stars Squirts turning heads

DOVER — When thinking of ice hockey as played by 9 year olds, most envision a chaotic jumble of helmets and over-sized jerseys recklessly chasing a single elusive puck in a giant, noisy pack. In many instances, that image is an accurate one, but not when it comes to the Dover Stars Squirt Minors. Made […]

Judge: Human’s rights not violated

DOVER — A judge has dismissed David Montenegro’s lawsuit accusing Dover police of malicious and retaliatory prosecution. U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe determined police had probable cause to arrest Montenegro, now known as Human, during a November 2008 protest. Therefore, his claims of unlawful arrest don’t hold up. “Most obviously, plaintiff’s claims fall short […]

Dover High evacuated after bomb threat

DOVER — Dover High School was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was found by a school official. Superintendent Elaine Arbour said Principal Peter Driscoll and School Resource Officer Sean Kennedy notified her that a note that mentioned a bomb threat had been discovered at the school earlier in the afternoon. The students were […]

Briefs: Bolton Co. cruises by H.B. Clark Masonry

The Over-the-Hill Basketball League continued league play on Jan. 21. In the first game, Bolton Company offense heated up and they pulled away from H.B. Clark Masonry, 69-47. The offensive attack for Bolton Company was led by Dan Meyers with 25 points followed by Jeff Francoeur with 16 points. Tom Laughton scored 14 points followed […]

Man charged in case involving solicitation, graphic sex images

HAMPTON — Police in Hampton announce the arrest of a 21-year-old Rochester man in connection with computer crimes involving solicitation of a minor and graphic sexual images. Police said Dustin Bortz is facing three counts of “certain uses of computers.” Hampton Police with the assistance of Rochester, Concord, Rye, and Bedford police departments, the NH […]

Rochester imposes winter parking ban

ROCHESTER — The city has declared a winter parking ban from 11 p.m. today through 8 a.m. Saturday. While the ban is in effect, drivers are prohibited from parking vehicles on any city streets or parking lots without an exemption permit. Vehicles found to be in violation of the parking ban will be towed, per […]

Meat House owner has to pay nearly $14K to charity

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — An owner of a butcher shop in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to not giving money from a fundraiser to a charity. The Meat House held a charitable event in 2013 for the benefit of the Chaplain Emergency Relief Fund. The money was going to benefit veterans. Attorney General Joseph Foster […]

Black Heritage Trail begins Winter Tea Talks with filmmakers

PORTSMOUTH – Join local filmmakers, Nancy and Brian Vawter, on Sunday​,​ Feb. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Discover Portsmouth Center as they talk about their upcoming documentary “Black New Hampshire.” The film asks and answers many questions including; How do we tell the history of a place? What do we leave out? […]

DWI license revocations

CONCORD — Director of Motor Vehicles Richard C. Bailey Jr. released the following list of driving-while-intoxicated revocations noting the actual date of revocation may have preceded this announcement. BARRINGTON: Sharon L. Baughan, 48; Jessica L. Carter, 32; EXETER: Michelle M. Hannon, 34; FARMINGTON: Caitlyn M. Skidds, 23; GREENLAND: Courtney C. Wold, 24; HAMPTON: Susan A. […]

Farmington wears down ‘Toppers in OT

SOMERSWORTH — For the second time this season, the Farmington High School boys basketball team got a big offensive performance from Shaine Bodio to propel it to a win over rival Somersworth. Bodio scored a game-high 27 points, including a key three-point play in overtime, as Farmington earned a 69-65 win over Somersworth in Division […]

Somersworth Councilor Marcel Hebert dies

SOMERSWORTH — City Councilor Marcel Hebert has died at the age of 71. Few details were available at press time, although his death was confirmed by Mayor Dana Hilliard. Hebert was a lifelong resident of Somersworth. He represented Ward 3 on the City Council since 2011. Hilliard said Hebert was dedicated to the city. “The […]

Tri-Cities not on refugee resettlement list

DOVER — During a conference call with representatives of U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and a State of New Hampshire official involved with coordinating refugee relocation, the mayors of Dover, Rochester and Somersworth were assured there are no plans by the U.S. Department of State to relocate international refugees to the communities of […]

Traip boys mow down Sacopee Valley

KITTERY, Maine — After two years of watching from the outside, the issue is no longer whether the Traip Academy boys basketball team is going to the playoffs. It is. The issue now is whether the Rangers can make some noise when they get there. And, during some stretches of Thursday night’s 57-33 win over […]

Marshwood girls fall to McAuley

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Even in defeat, there probably wasn’t a better way for the Marshwood High School girls basketball team to play entering the Western Maine Class A tournament. Catherine McAuley is eyeing its fifth straight Class A title, but the Hawks never let the Lions get comfortable in a 69-56 loss on Thursday […]

Noble Middle School Quarter 2 Honor Roll, 2014-2015

NOBLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, QUARTER 2 HONOR ROLL GRAY 6 Principal’s List: Lucas Bent, Lucas Safford. Faculty List: Ethan Bent, Reegan Boucher, Mollie Burns, Makenna Cameron, Maia Clark, Kyle Druge, Tanner Fecteau, Matthew Gould, Keslyn Hefner, Aubrey Howard, Andrew Iles, Colin Kitchen, Emily Lowery, Jamie Marquis, Conrad Nicely, Sarah Rivera, Guilliana Rodriguez, Brinna Sigouin, Hayley Sinclair, […]