Top Stories Aug. 3-9: Things that made you go “click”

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MANCHESTER, NH – It was a busy week in the MHT, and our top-read stories reflect that.

At the top of the list, a press release from the NH Attorney General’s office, citing a “restraining order” placed on Liquid Planet’s two speed slides, after an elevated bacteria reading. The update on that story, which is also posted, explains the situation from the perspective of owner Kevin Dumont, who said the bacteria situation was corrected, but a permit situation prevented reopening of the slides for the time being.

Also among the top stories, Planned Parenthood funding was voted down by the Executive Council, several drug-related arrests were made, and the Manchester Food Co-op plans to go mobile.


Restraining order: Liquid Planet ‘Speed Slides’ closed by AG’s office due to bacteria

  • This story was updated a few days later with a response from the park.
Woman slumped behind wheel had heroin, digital scale, 3 phones, $1,845 and stun gun

  • This was one of several arrests by police in which alleged drug dealers were arrested and heroin sales were potentially thwarted.
Car stopped for no headlights leads to drug charge for backseat passenger

  • Police pulled over a vehicle for no headlights, and allegedly found much more going on.
Man wanted on 2 warrants arrested while at hospital visiting a friend

  • Another drug arrest for MPD.
Free school backpack distribution Aug. 8, by local church, NH Fisher Cats

  • This was a huge community event.
Disappointed in teacher contract veto by Gatsas

  • Teachers plan to protest at the Aug. 10 School Board meeting.
Police officer’s quick actions save despondent man from jump off Granite Street bridge

  • Proving that everyday actions by our highly-trained police force saves lives.
Cheap Eats in the Queen City: Summer Edition

  • You will want to bookmark this one.
Handmade license plate and suspicious exchange lead to drug arrest

  • Astute officer pulls over suspicious vehicle for another drug-related arrest.
2 charged for alleged solicitation near Enright Park during sting operation

  • Quality of life issues have plagued the Enright Park area for years.
Police: Woman found unconscious at I-93 rest stop from drug overdose

  • Another sad symptom of the heroin epidemic: Overdose.
Phone scam: ‘You have been chosen to receive a $9,000 government grant…’

  • This story has legs and wings – likely because phone scammers never give up.
Coffee roaster malfunction causes chimney fire at Java Tree, 200+ evacuated

  • A dramatic evacuation of the millyard after a chimney fire.
Man charged in connection with School Street shooting

  • Shooting on School Street leads to quick arrest.
Executive Council votes down Planned Parenthood funding request, 3-2

  • This story is expected to reverberate as the presidential campaign season continues.
Let’s be frank about the hot dog: Schonland’s wurst is the best

  • John Clayton’s word-play is compounded by a Manchester legend.
Mass. fugitive with gang ties arrested in Manchester

  • Gang stories always get clicked, and this one reinforces the need for police vigilance.
Piscataquog River Bridge is up, and work continues, says parks chief

  • Seems like everyone is excited about the prospect of walking to Goffstown.
District announces 2015-16 school calendar

  • It’s almost that time!
Latest Manchester Police arrest logs and ‘wanted’ list Sept. 26-Oct. 3

  • Arrest logs are always popular here.
I’m for preservation through creative repurposing of old buildings

  • Brian Chicoine brings more good ideas to the mix.
National Night Out: Building community, one neighborhood at a time

  • MPD participated in this national event.
Going mobile: Manchester Food Co-op will launch with food truck this fall

  • What a great idea!

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