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Phillips Exeter student receives national top writing honor; 3 NH students named Presidential Scholars - NewHampshire.com

Phillips Exeter student receives national top writing honor; 3 NH students named Presidential Scholars
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Carissa Chen, 17, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, has received the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards' highest national honor, the Portfolio Gold Medal, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. Chen's winning writing portfolio, titled "The Personal ...

PEA sex abuse survivor helps others by speaking out - Seacoastonline.com

PEA sex abuse survivor helps others by speaking out
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Thumbs up to the extraordinary courage and important actions of Lawrence Jenkens, who stood up in Rockingham County Superior Court last week and confronted the man who sexually abused him at Phillips Exeter Academy more than 40 years ago.

Ex-Phillips Exeter staffer pleads guilty to sex assault - Seacoastonline.com

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Ex-Phillips Exeter staffer pleads guilty to sex assault
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BRENTWOOD — Last Friday was a rather ironic day for Lawrence Jenkens. While his former Phillips Exeter Academy classmates celebrated the first day of their 40th reunion at the prestigious boarding school, Jenkens sat in courtroom 5 at Rockingham ...
Phillips Exeter Academy apologizes to victim of sexual assault, promises safety commitmentNH1 News
Phillips Exeter Academy apologizes to sex assault victimThe Union Leader

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Phillips Exeter apologizes to sexual assault victim - Seacoastonline.com

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Phillips Exeter apologizes to sexual assault victim
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Lawrence Jenkens, a former Phillips Exeter Academy student, speaks with members of the news media following the sentencing of Arthur Peekel, 75, at the Rockingham Superior Court in Brentwood last Friday. [Rich Beauchesne/Seacoastonline].

Ex-Phillips Exeter Official Admits to Sexual Assault 40 Years Ago - Valley News

Ex-Phillips Exeter Official Admits to Sexual Assault 40 Years Ago
Valley News
Brentwood, n.h. — More than 40 years after he sexually assaulted a prospective student at the prestigious Phillips Exeter prep school, a former admissions officer has pleaded guilty to the charge but will serve no jail time. Rockingham Superior Court ...

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Ex-prep school official, Teacher of Year admits sex assault - Quad City Times

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Ex-prep school official, Teacher of Year admits sex assault
Quad City Times
Arthur Peekel, left, a former admissions officer at Phillips Exeter Academy, follows his lawyer Philip Utter at Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood, N.H., Friday, May 12, 2017. Peekel plead guilty to assaulting a 14-year-old boy visiting the ...

Ex-Phillips Exeter Academy official pleads guilty to sexual assault - WMUR Manchester

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Ex-Phillips Exeter Academy official pleads guilty to sexual assault
WMUR Manchester
Jenkins was a prospective student at Phillips Exeter Academy in the fall of 1973, and Peekel was the admissions officer. Rockingham County Attorney Patricia Conway said Peekel told two boys that they couldn't spend the night in the dorm. "Two cots were ...
Former Exeter official pleads guilty to abusing prospective studentThe Boston Globe
Former Phillips Exeter admissions officer gets suspended 1-year jail sentence for molesting prospective studentNewHampshire.com
Former Illinois high school Teacher of the Year admits sex assaultPeoria Journal Star
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Plea, sentencing hearing Friday in Phillips Exeter sex case - Seacoastonline.com

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Plea, sentencing hearing Friday in Phillips Exeter sex case
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BRENTWOOD — A plea and sentencing hearing for former Phillips Exeter Academy admissions officer Arthur Peekel will take place Friday and court documents indicate a plea deal is “likely” for charges alleging he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old ...

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Phillips Exeter to pilot all-gender dorm initiative - Seacoastonline.com

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Phillips Exeter to pilot all-gender dorm initiative
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The first openly transgender student at Phillips Exeter in the 1990s, Myers took his past experiences to form a solution that will allow present day students to feel comfortable in their living situations on campus. Two of the academy's smaller dorms ...

Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms - NPR

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Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms
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In the hills of southern New Hampshire, there's a stately old bell atop the Academy Building at Phillips Exeter. With each toll, it signals passing periods between classes. The sound of the bell — much like the rest of the sprawling prep school's ...
Two of the Nation's Most Prestigious Boarding Schools Will Offer Gender-Neutral DormsJezebel

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Sam Asano's Let's Invent: Finding new solutions to overcome deafness

Last week, in conjunction with Cecile - an elderly woman near deafness and the simple solution we worked out to communicate with her - the message I wanted to emphasize was for inventors to look for an immediate solution for the problem.

UNH graduates march off to a Happy Trailsa

More than 2,300 undergraduate and 448 graduate students – including 79 military veterans – representing 41 states and 30 foreign countries received degrees. They all became alumni of the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, the 147th class to graduate on the school's 150th anniversary.

Former Exeter High counselor indicted for 4 sex assault counts

A former Exeter High School guidance counselor was indicted by a grand jury this month on four counts of various sexual assault charges.  Kristie Torbick, 37, of Lee, originally pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, but indictments show she is now charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault and two counts of sexual assault. The indictments indicate the grand jury found enough evidence to warrant a trial.

Former Exeter High counselor indicted in sexual assault

The matter was brought to the state Board of Medicine's attention last May by the patient's parole officer, who wrote to the board complaining about the Colebrook physician's 'poor judgment' in... The defending champions, playing their first game since May 7, put on a clinic, leading wire to wire and cruising to a 117-104 blowout of the Boston ... (more)

First Exeter Arts and Music Festival this weekend Posted at

The inaugural Exeter Arts and Music Festival commences on Friday, May 19th with a festival kickoff concert in the heart of downtown Exeter featuring the Kenny Brothers Band, which will roll right into the main festivities on Saturday, May 20th at Swasey Parkway. With a focus on local and regional music, art and food, the festival promises to have a little something for everyone.

Looking Back with Aurore Eaton: Exeter a " The revolutionary capital of New Hampshire

The Ladd-Gilman House in Exeter, the home of patriot leader Col. Nicholas Gilman, is a National Historic Landmark operated by the American Independence Museum as a house museum.

'Ask a Muslim Anything' draws crowd in Durham

Robert Azzi listens to an audience member who said the Bible and Quran both have deficiencies during "Ask a Muslim Anything" Wednesday night at Durham Public Library.

Exeter salt cave offers quiet sanctuary

Nastia Vanyukevych and her husband, Daryl Browne, with their daughter, Soleil, inside their new salt cave in downtown Exeter.

Three dead, 12 injured in Mass. car auction crash

A nationwide search is underway for a city man wanted for possessing the powerful drug carfentanil, a drug that claimed the lives of three men in New Hampshire in March.

Daughter charged in Exeter mother's death denied cash from estate

Katherine Saintil-Brown speaks with her public defender as she leaves Rockingham County Superior Court in March.

The grandparent scam: AG prosecutor warns of elder fraud

The reason Brandon Garod has a job, he said, is because of the number of calls the attorney general's office gets per week regarding scams and crimes against the elderly.  Garod, the state's elder abuse prosecutor, said Friday at a fraud prevention seminar at the Cooperative Middle School that senior citizens are constantly inundated with outside attempts to extort money from them.  "These are sharp people who work their wholes lives and just get stuck in these scams," Garod said. "It happens every day."

As 2017 pageant gets underway, Miss NH reflects on her reign

The Dover native took a gap year between high school and college to promote her platform, "Stop Diabetes."

Lack of access to mental health services concerns health execs

A Portsmouth woman who allegedly took advantage of free parking for the handicapped is in trouble after she was caught by officials in charge of the parking garage on Hanover Street.

Concord Ortho proposes conservation easement to offset wetland parking lot impact NEW

Concord Orthopaedics is planning to buy a piece of its neighbor's land off Langley Parkway to add roughly 70 spaces to its existing parking lot. To offset the permanent impact the project would have on more than 12,000 square feet of wetlands, the bustling clinic at 264 Pleasant St. is proposing to conserve 27 acres of land on a property down the street that it purchased last year.


  
Portsmouth and Seacoast News  Portsmouth and Seacoast News Minimize

Protect voting rights
... d preserve our same-day registration. Live free and let vote. Because it is the New Hampshire way. ZORANA PRINGLE Portsmouth
Following plumber's death, electric ranges recalled by Ar elik A.S.
... posing electric shock and electrocution hazards. In August 2016, a 52-year-old professional plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire died from electrocution when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object. This recall involves ...
Lodging Econometrics named 2017 Family Business of the Year
... The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the keynote address and awards at 7:30 p.m. Portsmouth-based Lodging Econometrics has been providing hotel real estate intelligence since 1995. The company gathers information on hotel ...
Recent federal contracts awarded in New Hampshire
The following are the federal contracts awarded to companies in New Hampshire for the week of May 12 - May 18. Rochester, won a $16,612,846 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic for the construction of 55 rooms with 110 beds. The place of performance will be at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine.
Hundreds sign their names into Sarah Mildred Long Bridge concrete segment
... said Bonnie Baron of Kittery, who came to sign with her husband Bob. The 77-year-old bridge, which connected Portsmouth and Kittery, closed to vehicular traffic in August 2016, two months earlier than planned, following a major mechanical failure. ...
a Double-edged sworda of Portsmoutha s parking
... require more parking for downtown projects, DSA said no and pointed out “most of the buildings in downtown Portsmouth do not offer parking, which is why it is not uncommon for businesses to rent blocks of spaces for their staff in the ...
Oyster River's Oxford turns heads with four straight no-hitters
... a different person." The last time anyone solved the lefty was April 19, where Oxford finished his start against Portsmouth with 2 2/3 hitless innings. Oxford has struck out 46 batters during the stretch, including 28 over his last two starts. While ...
Seacoast agency to focus on jobs for the developmentally disabled
... adults and teens. The focus will shift to getting them to work. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Sunday News Correspondent) - Portsmouth-based One Sky Community Services is changing the way its Futures program is structured, moving the emphasis to finding and ...
Whaley: No is yes for Bass and Oxford Updated at
... home run in the first inning to account for all of the scoring. The day before, she tossed a no-no against Portsmouth, a 9-0 STA win. Meanwhile, 15 minutes away in Durham, Oxford, a junior pitcher/first baseman for the Oyster River baseball team, ...
Q&A with 61 Ghosts front man Joe Mazzari, who played with rock icon Johnny Thunders
... Thunders, guitarist and singer-songwriter for the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers, right. (Courtesy photo) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - 61 Ghosts is about to hit the road, nationally and abroad, to promote its first CD, "To the Edge." Based in ...
Electric ranges recalled after electrocution
... Monday through Friday or online at arcelikrange.expertinquiry.com/ . In August 2016, a professional plumber from Portsmouth, NH, died when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object. The ranges were sold at stores nationwide ...
Death of plumber prompts recall of 6,300 electrical ranges
... According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in August 2016 a 52-year-old professional plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire died from electrocution when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object. Consumers should ...
Manal al-Sharif to Discuss 'Daring to Drive' Book at The Music Hall This June
... book signing and meet-and-greet. It will be held at The Music Hall Loft at 131 Congress Street, in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "DARING TO DRIVE is an outstanding memoir that will no doubt continue to ignite her cause," said Patricia Lynch, ...
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... Beach County during the first quarter of this year as many visitors responded to an intensified... May 19, 2017 PORTSMOUTH, NH According to the recent Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies... May ...
5-On-Your-Side 21 mins ago 12:56 p.m.6000+ electric ranges recalled after plumber's death
... According to the consumer product safety commission, in August 2016, a 52-year-old professional plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died from electrocution when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object. Consumers should ...
Electric Ranges Linked To Death Of NH Plumber Recalled
About 6,300 Blomberg and Summit electric ranges are being recalled because of the electrocution risk they pose to consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 52-year-old Portsmouth, New Hampshire plumber was fatally electrocuted last August when he touched an energized range.
Willis Programs' Offers Unique Insurance Program for Collection Agent Risks
Portsmouth, NH, May 19, 2017 -- -- Willis Programs' , CollectionGuard insurance program, was specifically designed for debt collectors, debt buyers and collection attorneys. The suite of coverages was designed by experienced insurance industry professionals and offers Mutual Choice of Counsel and Worldwide coverage on every policy.
A Look Back: New Hampshire's Portsmouth Air Force Base
Akron University photo One of the 16 three-axle Euclid pan scrapers used for earthmoving on the project speeds back to the cut section in this 1954 photo. The Portsmouth Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H., was built between the years of 1954 to 1956.
Weekends With Yankee
... Washington, and we take a look around to Strawbery Banke, where history comes alive along the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Pride, relief as Coast Guard graduates prepare for new challenges
... War II Marine veteran, would be so proud of him today." Hanrahan will be assigned to a drug interdiction duty in Portsmouth, N.H., a job he said he's been well-prepared to carry out. "But no matter where I end up, New London will always be my home ...

  
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N.H. Senate's Ways And Means Committee Sets State Revenue Figures - New Hampshire Public Radio

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N.H. Senate's Ways And Means Committee Sets State Revenue Figures
New Hampshire Public Radio
Senator Dan Feltes said he backed for the committee's new estimates to keep the process moving, and said that Sanborn's claims about democrats were false. "You can say, 'quote, Senator Sanborn is full of baloney." The new revenue numbers go the the ...
State Senate panel backs higher revenue estimate for budgetThe Union Leader

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Experts: Don't Let Your Guard Down Against Ticks In N.H. - New Hampshire Public Radio

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Experts: Don't Let Your Guard Down Against Ticks In N.H.
New Hampshire Public Radio
New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation," N.H. State Epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan, says. "One thousand four hundred to sixteen-hundred people reported to the health department with Lyme disease, and this is ...

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Click it or Ticket: Maine, NH police enforce seat belt laws - WCSH-TV

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Click it or Ticket: Maine, NH police enforce seat belt laws
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(NEWS CENTER) — Maine law enforcement is starting a two week campaign on Monday to crack down on seat belt laws. Maine and New Hampshire police are joining forces to increase seat belt enforcement at state borders including on Maine Routes 1, ...
Police in NH, Maine, Vermont kick off 'Click It or Ticket'Seacoastonline.com

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Ceremony honors 48 NH officers killed in the line of duty - NewHampshire.com

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Ceremony honors 48 NH officers killed in the line of duty
NewHampshire.com
“The size of the crowd that you saw here today was a great tribute to how important the people of New Hampshire really take these types of matters. We have to make sure that law enforcement knows we have their back and we support them in and out. and ...
NH Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony held in ConcordWMUR Manchester

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NH Gun Maker Sued By State of New Jersey Over Defective Guns - New Hampshire Public Radio

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NH Gun Maker Sued By State of New Jersey Over Defective Guns
New Hampshire Public Radio
When that didn't work, the New Hampshire company agreed to provide new guns, but then failed to deliver them by an agreed upon deadline. In a court filing, the NJ State Police argue many of those news guns still didn't function properly. On February ...

'Shame. Shame.' NH lawmaker resigns after outcry over his 'woman-hating' Reddit forum - Washington Post

Washington Post

'Shame. Shame.' NH lawmaker resigns after outcry over his 'woman-hating' Reddit forum
Washington Post
The beginning of the end for Rep. Robert Fisher, a New Hampshire state lawmaker, took root just three weeks ago, when an investigation by the Daily Beast chronicled in painstaking detail years of anonymous, “misogynistic” and “woman-hating” Reddit ...

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New Hampshire State Rep Who Created Reddit's 'Red Pill' Resigns - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

New Hampshire State Rep Who Created Reddit's 'Red Pill' Resigns
Daily Beast
Representative Robert Fisher, the Republican who was recently unmasked as the creator and chief moderator of The Red Pill, one of the internet's most notorious forums for misogyny, resigned on Wednesday following a New Hampshire legislative ...
NH State Rep Who Started 'The Red Pill' Reddit Site ResignsPatch.com
Lawmaker Who Founded Misogynistic Reddit Page ResignsTIME
Red Pill founder Fisher resigns from House amid calls for perjury investigationConcord Monitor

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The NH State Library Celebrates 300 Years - New Hampshire Magazine

New Hampshire Magazine

The NH State Library Celebrates 300 Years
New Hampshire Magazine
New Hampshire loves libraries. In fact, you might even say we helped pioneer the very concepts of lending books and preserving information for future generations. The New Hampshire State Library — the first state library in America — is celebrating ...

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NH Secretary of State Bill Gardner tapped by Trump for election integrity commission - Concord Monitor

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NH Secretary of State Bill Gardner tapped by Trump for election integrity commission
Concord Monitor
Gardner has denied “rampant” fraud in New Hampshire and said the state runs fair elections. After Trump made his first claim about fraud in the state in November, Gardner said he believed New Hampshire voters had confidence in the integrity of the ...
NH Secretary of State Gardner to Join Trump's "Commission on Election Integrity"New Hampshire Public Radio
NH Secretary of State to Serve on Trump's Vote Fraud PanelPatch.com

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New Hampshire State Lawmaker Accused Of Online Misogyny Faces Expulsion - NPR

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New Hampshire State Lawmaker Accused Of Online Misogyny Faces Expulsion
NPR
The New Hampshire state Legislature is deciding whether to discipline one of its members for his role in setting up a misogynistic online forum. Two-term Republican Rep. Robert Fisher, 31, was identified last month by The Daily Beast as the creator of ...

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Exeter Farmers' Market Thursdays, 2 to 6, May to October, Swasey Parkway, downtown. The Winter Farmers' Market goes indoors on weekends at Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive.


  
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