Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Jan. 2
Lebanon man charged with setting church fire, stabbing pair (Union Leader)
LEBANON – A local man is charged with multiple stabbings and arsons, including the fire that claimed the historic First Baptist Church last Wednesday.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire has been awash in prescription opioid pills for years now, contributing to the rampant opioid abuse devastating communities.
Northeastern ski areas revel in a rarity – powder (Caledonian Record)
FAYSTON, Vt. (AP) — Northeastern ski areas are reveling in a rarity — powder — after a nor’easter dumped 2 feet of snow in parts of Maine and lesser amounts in Vermont and New Hampshire following a dismal season last winter with little snow.
Duckler: To these five who died in 2016, you won’t be forgotten (Concord Monitor)
If you parachuted into downtown on May 23 with no knowledge of recent local events, then ventured into the Capitol Center for the Arts, you never would have guessed that an undercurrent of sadness existed in the theater that night.
Did Santa Bring You Gifts Just To Spy on You? (InDepthNH.org)
I need to share one thing with you first: I am really bad at gift giving. Just ask my wife, who once got a rototiller for her birthday.
2017 shaping up to be a great year for Tom Brady (Boston Globe)
His Deflategate suspension behind him, Brady easily should be MVP.
AROUND THE NATION AND WORLD
What a messy end to 2016. The Las Vegas Strip began jamming up with people hours before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and, as people are inclined to do, they brought a lot of stuff with them to celebrate the occasion.
2017 opens with 3 killed, 15 wounded after violent 2016 has its last homicide on New Year’s Eve (Chicago Tribune)
Three people were killed and 15 others were wounded during the first six hours of the year as the city ended a year that brought levels of violence that had not been seen in the city since the 1990s.
Seven people injured in New Year’s Day drive-by shooting (Miami Herald)
The news anchor rang in the New Year by taking shots on live TV, getting his ear pierced, and admitting to viewers he was “lit.”