New England in Brief
3rd raccoon tests positive for rabies
in St. Albans
ST. ALBANS (AP) -- Authorities in St. Albans say a third raccoon has tested positive for rabies.
The latest raccoon was caught in the city on Friday. The first two raccoons were found and tested March 30-31.
Police are asking residents if they see a raccoon in the area to call the police department.
Gunpowder plant owner in N.H.
indicted in Maine
COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) -- The owner of a New Hampshire gunpowder company who faces a trial in a 2010 explosion that killed two workers has been indicted in Maine.
Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt., is accused of fraudulently obtaining $300,000 in community development block grant money for a munitions plant in Brownville, Maine.
In New Hampshire, Sanborn was indicted last year on manslaughter and negligent homicide counts, accused of negligently engaging in the manufacture and storage of explosive material. The explosion at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook killed Donald Kendall and Jesse Kennett. A trial is scheduled in May.
The indictment in Maine alleges Sanborn sought public financing for the plant by providing false invoices for equipment and services never received.
Ceremony to mark 10th anniversary of N.H.’s Old Man
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) -- Plans are under way to mark the 10th anniversary of the collapse of New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain.
The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, the volunteer nonprofit group charged with creating a memorial monument to the granite profile in Franconia Notch, is holding a brief ceremony marking the anniversary on May 3. The 11:30 a.m. gathering will include a moment of silence at the Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza.
The Old Man’s absence was first noted the morning of May 3, 2003, by Franconia Notch State Park workers. Word of the fall spread quickly and onlookers gathered for days to see it for themselves.
The image of the Old Man has been a symbol of New Hampshire for generations, appearing on the state quarter, highway signs, and license plates.
The profile was first discovered in 1805. It inspired poems and works of literature, including Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Great Stone Face."
In 2010, the Legacy Fund broke ground on the memorial Profile Plaza, on the shores of Profile Lake. The plaza was dedicated in June 2011, with the unveiling of seven steel "profilers," which allow visitors to see how the Old Man’s profile appeared on the side of Cannon Mountain.
Ogden Newspapers to buy Nashua Telegraph
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The Telegraph of Nashua, N.H., is getting a new owner.
Publisher Terrence Williams said Monday The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned company with 40 daily newspapers in 40 states, has agreed to acquire The Telegraph.
Independent Publications, Inc., which has owned The Telegraph since 1977, announced in December that it would sell the newspaper and associated weeklies and websites. Included in the sale are the Cabinet newspapers: the Milford Cabinet, Merrimack Journal, Bedford Journal and the Hollis/Brookline Journal.
Ogden President and CEO Robert Nutting said he and his family are committed to continuing the proud history of the 181-year-old paper.
Nutting is incoming chairman of the Newspaper Association of America. His brother, William Nutting, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Press.
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