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Northfield, NH Murders: What We Know About the Investigation

New Hampshire authorities have released few details as they continue to investigate the deaths of a mother and two children found shot to death in a Northfield home last week. Police responding to a 911 call found the bodies of 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin Sweeney and 1-year-old Mason Sweeney.
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Testimony ends in deadly motorcycle crash trial

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 2019 collision that killed seven members of a Marine motorcycle club would’ve happened even if the truck was in the middle of its lane because the lead biker was “headed in that direction,” a crash reconstruction expert said Monday on the final day of testimony in the truck driver’s trial. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the trial of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, who faces negligent homicide, manslaughter and reckless conduct charges in connection with the June 21, 2019, crash in Randolph, New Hampshire. Prosecutors have argued that Zhukovskyy, who had taken heroin, fentanyl and cocaine that day, repeatedly swerved back and forth before the head-on crash and told police he caused it. But a judge dismissed eight charges related to whether he was impaired, and his attorney blames the lead biker, Albert “Woody” Mazza, saying he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the truck while driving drunk. Testifying for the defense, William Howerton of Scientific Boston, Inc., was asked where the collision between Mazza’s motorcycle and Zhukovskyy’s truck occurred.
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Man dies while rowing on Merrimack River in N.H.

The incident occurred Saturday morning. A man died Saturday morning while rowing on the Merrimack River in Hooksett, New Hampshire, state police said. The man, who has not been publicly identified, “was rowing a scull with others nearby when he stopped and collapsed into the water” around 10 a.m., according to police.

A Frame Cabin in New Hampshire on Its Own Island is Elegant Serenity

Jeremy Noyes captured this gorgeous shot on Lake Winnipesaukee, and was kind enough to share it with the New Hampshire Facebook group. I would order a print of this and hang it in my home. Between the colors, reflection of the house in the water, and mountains in the background, it is a feast for the eyes.
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Abraham Gilman is Tilton's top cop

TILTON — The Tilton Police Department has a new station, new vehicles, and now, a new chief. Abraham Gilman, 40, was sworn in as the town's top cop on Aug. 3. He has served with Tilton's police department since 2013.
TILTON, NH

Husband of Kassandra Sweeney, 25-year-old New Hampshire woman found slain with 2 sons, left ‘beyond devastated,’ AG says

Authorities say the slayings of 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney and her two young sons in New Hampshire earlier this week have left her husband “beyond devastated.”. “He is obviously beyond devastated as a result of these crimes,” said Geoffrey Ward, senior assistant New Hampshire attorney general and chief of the office’s Criminal Justice Bureau, at a press conference Friday.
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Elm St. road delays expected until September

LACONIA — Residents and drivers of Elm St. can expect more traffic delays and road closures well into September, according to the Department of Public Works. Since last year, the city has been working on the area’s sewer systems, causing closures and delays on Elm St. and the surrounding neighborhood.
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Volodymyr Zhukovskyy: Trial for West Springfield man accused of killing 7 motorcyclists resumes Monday

The trial of a West Springfield man accused of killing seven motorcyclists during a crash in Randolph, New Hampshire, continues in New Hampshire Superior Court on Monday morning. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, faces seven negligent homicide charges, seven manslaughter charges and a single reckless conduct charge. Members of Jarhead Motorcycles Club...
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

For one town, tight state deadlines among barriers to affordable housing relief

Ben Osgood admits it: The proposed housing complex, pitched for Warner, is big. Three stories tall, with 24 apartments, the brown and cream-colored building would tower over the Dunkin’ it would sit behind, just off Exit 9 on Interstate 89. “It is a large-scale building,” said Osgood, a senior engineer at Ranger Engineering Group, which […] The post For one town, tight state deadlines among barriers to affordable housing relief appeared first on New Hampshire Bulletin.
WARNER, NH
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Judge emphasizes impartiality during jury selection for Sapry case

LACONIA — The vital importance of impartiality and legal principles at the foundation of America’s legal system were repeatedly stressed to 200 Belknap County residents in Belknap County Superior Courthouse Monday. The group was present in the main courtroom for the beginning of jury selection in the murder-insanity trial of Hassan Sapry.
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NH Electric Co-op hires Alyssa Clemsen Roberts as president/CEO

PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Board Chair Jeffrey Morrill has hired Alyssa Clemsen Roberts as NHEC’s new president/chief executive officer. Clemsen Roberts comes to NHEC from Colorado, where she most recently served as CEO of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association, and president of DMEA’s wholly-owned for-profit fiber internet subsidiary, Elevate.
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