The family of James Foley and those close to him and three other Americans held hostage by ISIS paint a picture of two years of agony. Loved ones lost: Families of Foley, Mueller helpless The family of James Foley and those close to him and three other Americans held hostage by ISIS paint a picture of two years of agony.
ROCHESTER – Hailing from Washington, D.C., it was a trip to Jamaica that ignited Congo Sanchez's love of reggae. A drummer for Thievery Corporation, Sanchez was just one of many big regional and international acts present at the fourth annual Reggae Jam, a reggae and craft brew festival, held on the grounds of the Governor's Inn on Saturday.
Town Administrator Jeremy Bourgeois submitted his resignation Friday, a week after the town's Board of Selectmen fired its longtime police chief. In a resignation letter to selectmen and his employer, Municipal Resources Inc., Bourgeois did not address Chief Bernier's dismissal but acknowledged recent difficulties.
According to HRCU President and CEO Brian Hughes, the credit union is investing just over $1 million toward renovations to its main building, located on Brock Street in Rochester. The 25-year-old building will get a new facade, renovated teller stations, and a new waiting area, and new office spaces for better face-to-face contact.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester was recently recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, which acknowledges employers who champion the health of their employees by creating wellness programs within the workplace. The program serves as a catalyst for positive change in American business and encourages other worksites to participate and demonstrate similar physical activity practices for their employees.
The Franklin Gallery at RiverStones Custom Framing, at 33 North Main St., Rochester, will host an exhibit called More Than Meets the Eye, featuring the masks of local artist Vandy Leigh. The exhibit will run for the month of August during regular business hours.
A favorite regional duo of blues musicians, Poor Howard and Bullfrog Rogers, will be the feature at the Friday, July 31 Factory Court Brown Bag Concert in the heart of downtown Rochester. Sponsored by Citizens Bank and a grant from the NH State Council On The Arts, the Factory Court Brown Bag Concerts are held on Fridays through Aug. 29, from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Concert goers are asked to “bring a chair and buy or bring a lunch” to enjoy a musical performance in the heart of downtown Rochester.
The following incidents were reported in the Rochester police log for the time period of June 30 through July 10: 1:05 a.m. - After police investigate a report of five men climbing off a building in Congress Street, Joseph A Mouncey, 19, of 30B Charles St., is charged with willful concealment. 11:41 a.m. - A man who bought two air conditioners from a woman off a Craig's List ad, says they were delivered, but when he handed over the money, they took the merchandise back and left.
There will be a fundraiser coming up in August to help with medical expenses for one of Farmington's firefighters. In other news, there is an upcoming kindergarten screening for Farmington and Middleton kids.
Children had a chance to enjoy the sunshine with their beloved stuffed animal friends at the Teddy Bear Picnic Wednesday afternoon. The lunch-time event was part of the 2015 Factory Court Concert Series and is one of several events Rochester Main Street is gearing toward children, according to Rochester Main Street Director Mike Provost.
The family of Scott Infinger, the Rochester man seriously injured in a two-car crash in Barrington last Friday evening, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for day-to-day expenses. According to a press release from the State Police, a brown 2010 Chrysler Town and County Minivan operated by Paul Belliveau, 39, of Northwood, was traveling westbound on Washington Street in Barrington at 8:56 p.m. when the minivan crossed the center line and went into the eastbound lane.
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual Chamber Raffle with tickets on sale for this year's grand raffle prize of a 2015 Harley-Davidson FXDL103 motorcycle or $10,000 cash. Motorcycle enthusiasts who wish to view the Harley-Davidson motorcycle being raffled can do so at the following locations: Country Tire & Service Center located at 47 Farmington Road in Rochester now through Aug. 4, and then at Brock's Plywood Sales located at 298 North Main St. through Aug. 14. Each Chamber raffle ticket purchased admits one to a “It's Time for Some Football” Chamber Raffle Bash, underwritten by D.F. Richard Energy, on Friday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Governor's Inn, 78 Wakefield St., Rochester.
Big musical acts will be appearing in Rochester this weekend during the first-ever Ultimate Tribute Band Music Fest at Tri-City Arena, starting at noon on Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2. Bands will be paying tribute to everyone from Aerosmith and ABBA, to Jason Aldean and Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks and even U2 during the two-day event. “These acts were specifically chosen for their unparalleled talents to sound, look and perform the part.
The final two men charged in connection with a riot at Spaulding High School in Rochester in September pleaded guilty and were recently sentenced in Strafford County Superior Court. A 17-year-old victim was attacked by several assailants in the incident, which occurred during a football game after school hours.