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October 21, 2012

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Participants were set to discuss the implications of the scandal, redress for those affected and fears of mass releases of prisoners returning to the city.

NH policeman resigns after car crash

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Days after a car crash in which he was involved, a member of the Manchester Police Department has resigned.

WMUR-TV says David Connare of Manchester, who also headed the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association, resigned from the police department on Friday through his attorney. Chief David Mara said Connare had been on the department for about 20 years.

Connare, of Manchester, faces charges in connection with a car crash on Interstate 93 in Manchester on Tuesday night.

State police say Connare was driving a Mazda car that struck a vehicle driven by a Hudson woman. The impact caused her car to veer off the right side of the road into a bridge abutment. The other driver’s injuries aren’t considered life threatening.

— Associated Press

Mass. casino application process begins

BOSTON — What promises to be a lengthy vetting process for would-be Massachusetts casino developers has officially begun.

The state’s gaming commission planned on Friday to make available on its web site Phase 1 applications for developers seeking one of the three licenses for destination resort casinos permitted under the nearly one-year-old gambling law.

The applications are due back within 90 days and must be accompanied by a $400,000 fee.

The commission will review the submissions from developers to determine if they are qualified financially and have no outstanding legal or ethical issues that would disqualify them from bidding for a license.

Applicants that pass the first test will be allowed to move on to the Phase 2 application process and bid competitively for one of the regional casino licenses.

Vt. school district considers cameras on buses

POWNAL, Vt. — A southern Vermont school district is considering putting cameras inside and outside of school buses to deter bullying and identify vehicles that fail to stop for the buses.

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