Forward Focus

Black Friday: To shop or not to shop on the biggest retail holiday of the year?

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Carol Robidoux 1

Even though there is a growing number of people who refuse to shop on Black Friday, I do not see the big box retailers giving up on the day anytime soon. I think that maybe the trend of opening earlier and on Thanksgiving will reverse itself and we’ll see stores opening later, (say 7 or 8 a.m.), and not opening on the holiday, which would be nice for those people who have to work as well as for the sanity of many others. READ MORE

School News

New England College announces ‘Free Tuition’ Essay Contest

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0

Just eight weeks away from the state’s only presidential convention for students, the NH Primary Student Convention announces three generous scholarships for students who attend the convention and submit a compelling essay on New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary status. Sponsored by New England College (NEC), first prize will be four years of college, tuition free. Second prize is a $20,000 scholarship and third prize is a $15,000 scholarship, both of which are renewable annually for four years. READ MORE

Police & Fire

Following iPhone theft, here’s a tip: Don’t share your headphones with strangers

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0

As told to police, after Vincent told Trawalley he wouldn’t give him money, Trawalley allegedly grabbed Vincent’s headphones, which were attached to his iPhone, and started listening to music with him. Although Vincent told police he was extremely uncomfortable about the situation, he decided not to say anything because he thought Trawalley would eventually continue on his way. READ MORE