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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and...

Ex-youth center counselor's lawyer sees greed behind charges

Jan. 17, 2020 5:44 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday the allegations are motivated by “money and greed.” Stephen Murphy, 50, was charged in July with 26 counts of rape. He and...

Organizers of bike ride honoring crash victims thank state

Jan. 17, 2020 2:29 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group that organized a big memorial bike ride in New Hampshire following the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a collision with a pickup truck is presenting the state agencies that helped out with a custom-made, wooden U.S. flag. The flag is etched with the victims'names from the...

Attorney general: Officer justified in non-fatal shooting

Jan. 17, 2020 1:41 PM EST

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general says a Nashua police officer was justified in using deadly force in the non-fatal shooting of a man at a home in September. Officer John Colangelo shot 59-year-old William Case in the chest on Sept. 20. Case survived, and no one else was injured. The...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo, Ed and Elaine Brown talk to reporters during a news conference at their home in Plainfield, N.H. Years after they were imprisoned for amassing an arsenal of weapons at their fortress-like home, and holding U.S. marshals at bay after a tax evasion conviction, Elaine Brown said she is ashamed of her actions and seeks a divorce while awaiting re-sentencing in 2020 in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Imprisoned New Hampshire tax evader ashamed, wants divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 1:05 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce. Elaine Brown, now 78, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after the standoff at the couple's...

New Hampshire to inaugurate second "Kid Governor"

Jan. 17, 2020 10:38 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A fifth grader from Concord is taking office as New Hampshire's next “Kid Governor.” Suzy Brand, who attends Sant Bani School in Sanbornton, is being inaugurated Friday at the Statehouse, where she will discuss her platform focused on children's health and the importance...

Sununu issues executive order on workplace respect, civility

Jan. 17, 2020 1:00 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has issued an executive order regarding respect and civility in the workplace. The order, issued Thursday, says the state is “committed to providing a positive public service environment in which all employees and state officials, members of the...

Neighbor thwarts break-in, detains suspect at gunpoint

Jan. 16, 2020 10:44 PM EST

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — A man who broke into a New Hampshire home was caught at gunpoint by the homeowner's neighbor, police said. Andrew Billcliff, 31, of Plaistow, was arrested and charged with burglary and breach of bail Wednesday after his attempted break-in was thwarted by a neighbor. The homeowner said...

In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, former St. Paul's student Ben Baker confers with his lawyer after his arraignment and bail hearing at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H. A mistrial was declared in the case of Baker, who had been accused of sexually assaulting two children on the campus of St. Paul's school in New Hampshire in the 1970s.  Baker, of Falls Church, Virginia, was arrested in February 2019 and charged with being a fugitive after Concord police issued a warrant charging him with a dozen sex crimes, including aggravated sexual assault.  (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)

Report: Policy can be improved at school with abuse history

Jan. 16, 2020 7:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school rocked by sexual abuse claims is doing a better job of addressing complaints but should improve its policies around investigating a crime and assisting victims, according to a report released by the attorney general’s office Thursday. The report done...