Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Seacoast roads.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, you're good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Roy Fontes allegedly threatened to beat up police after making "unprivileged physical contact" with another man.
A Hampton resident has been indicted on two different charges stemming from a Christmas Day 2012 altercation that ended with the man threatening police. Roy M. Fontes, 35, of 19 M St., Apt. 4, in Hampton, has been indicted in Rockingham Superior Court on one count of criminal threatening and one count of simple assault for his actions during an incident at 2:29 a.m. in Exeter on Dec. 25, 2012. Fontes' simple assault charge, a Class B misdemeanor, stems from allegedly causing "unprivileged physical contact" with another man by "spitting on his neck and arm," according to the indictment. Fontes faces a Class B misdemeanor criminal threatening misdemeanor for threatening two Exeter police officers during the incident, allegedly telling them…
There "so much more to" the plan "than what isn't being discussed," according to one local official.
The former regional supervisor for the local branch of the state parks system really hopes Hampton selectmen heed his advice when it comes time to finalize a joint operations plan with the state. Brian Warburton, who oversaw Hampton Beach and the surrounding state beaches from 2005 to 2010, said it's vital that the individuals in charge of the beaches actually live in the community. Warburton has asked selectmen to revise the proposed joint operations plan in many ways, although his biggest request was to require this kind of local oversight. Warburton said many individuals involved with discussions about the plan aren't aware of key pieces of background information and intimate knowledge about how to effectively run the communities, and …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The controversial Senate bill died on the House floor Wednesday, but what role did local reps have in that decision?
A long casino bill fight on the New Hampshire Statehouse floor ended Wednesday with the House of Representatives voting to kill the controversial measure. The bill, rejected by a 199 to 164 vote, had strong support from the Senate and Gov. Maggie Hassan. It would've legalized one "high-end" casino with up to 150 table games and no more than 5,000 video slot machines, and it had been met with mixed reaction from Seacoast residents. Last week, a joint House committee recommended SB 152 be labeled "inexpedient to legislate," and the House did just that Wednesday. Here's how local state representatives voted on the bill: "Yes" means the representative voted to kill the bill by labeling it "inexpedient to legislate." Click here for coverage …
Aquarion is due a sizable check as its proposed rate increase goes before the Public Utilities Commission Thursday.
Rockingham Superior Court has ordered the town of Hampton to return over $126,000 in taxes collected from Aquarion Water Company. Hampton had taxed Aquarion for its utilities in town-owned right-of-way in 2011 and 2012, although the court system has ruled that because there was no written agreement about that taxation that Hampton cannot keep the $126,493 collected during that time period, plus interest, Town Attorney Mark Gearreald told the Hampton Board of Selectmen this week. Selectmen voted in April to amend all public utility agreements in order to tax the six local utility entities for their presence above or below ground in Hampton's rights-of-way. Gearreald said the court system has ruled the town can still tax Aquarion in this way…
A Hampton man linked by DNA to the armed robbery and two similar crimes allegedly used a Glock-style pellet gun.
A local man connected by DNA evidence to a once-unsolved pizzeria stickup has been indicted on a felony count of armed robbery. David Wilson, 28, a Hampton man who is currently being held at the Rockingham County House of Corrections, pointed a gun at a Domino's Pizza employee while robbing the Lafayette Road business on Jan. 31, 2012, according to the Rockingham Superior Court indictment. The crime had gone unsolved until DNA found on a sweatshirt ditched by the Domino's suspect matched DNA obtained from a bandana Wilson wore during an armed robbery at a Tedeschi's Food Shop in Portsmouth on Jan. 29, 2012. Wilson is also allegedly behind a Feb. 1, 2012, purse robbery in Portsmouth. Wilson allegedly used the same Glock-style pellet gun in …
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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The numerous forgery and theft indictments come after Paul Fowler was arrested at Burger King on a warrant.
A local man is facing a slew of forgery and theft charges in connection to stealing money from the estate of his relative. Paul Fowler Jr., 45, of 825 Lafayette Road, Apt. 112, in Hampton, was indicted this month by a Rockingham Superior Court grand jury on eight Class B felony forgery counts, as well as a Class A felony count of theft by unauthorized taking and a felony count of operating a motor vehicle after certification as an habitual offender. Fowler allegedly "obtained unauthorized control over $2,090 in United States currency, the property of Andrew Fowler's estate" and illegally cashed eight checks totaling that amount from Andrew Fowler's bank account between Oct. 10, 2012, and Nov. 21, 2012, in Exeter, according to the …
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