DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a New Hampshire restaurant owner who has been detained in his native Lebanon are planning to hold a rally on his behalf in front of the business. The rally is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday for Amer Fakhoury, who owns the Little Lebanon To Go restaurant in Dover. He went to see family in Lebanon earlier this month. Lebanese authorities say he was a warden at the Khiam Prison in Lebanon that was run by an Israeli-backed militia, known as the South Lebanon Army, until Israel ended an 18-year occupation of the area in 2000. Lebanon and Israel have been officially at war since Israel’s creation in 1948. A Lebanese judge issued an arrest warrant for him. Fakhoury’s family says any accusations against him are false. Human rights groups have said Khiam was a site of torture and detention. Close Boston.com Today Sign up for Boston.com Today to get the headlines delivered to your inbox. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Rally to support a New Hampshire restaurateur detained in Lebanon
Each week on ABC’s “The Proposal” — hosted by University of Florida and NFL quarterback and former “Bachelor” Jesse Palmer — 10 women or men compete for the opportunity to participate in a proposal with someone they literally just met. The reality show is part “The Dating Game,” part beauty pageant, part super awkward family dinner: During the hour-long episode, a suitor or “suitress,” as the show’s website calls her, narrows down his or her number of potential life partners, all while inside a “pod” that keeps him or her hidden. Contestants show off their “finest beachwear,” answer “deal breaker questions,” and meet a family member of the suitor. Then, the remaining two candidates are supposed to propose (or, in the case of the women, talk about love, then wait for the man to choose and propose to one). On Monday’s episode, Latoya Blakely, 33, a Dallas … [Read more...] about A New Hampshire man proposed — sort of — on reality show ‘The Proposal’
A lot can happen in 50 years. Moon landings, the rise of portable electronics, the internet, and the host of innovative gadgets and ideas we now have in the digital age are all among the changes the world has seen in the last five decades. But in Londonderry and Derry, New Hampshire, local officials can add another development to marvel over: What exactly happened to a time capsule from 1969? More specifically, what happened to its contents? “It is a mystery,” Cara Potter, director of the Derry Public Library, where the capsule, a small blue safe, was stored, told Boston.com. “I don’t know that we’ll be able to solve it.” The safe was sealed during the 250th anniversary of Nutfield — the celebrations marking the arrival of the first settlers in the region that would one day become Derry, Londonderry, Windham, and Manchester’s Derryfield neighborhood. It was supposed to be unveiled and opened at the 300th anniversary this month, but, … [Read more...] about A New Hampshire time capsule from 1969 was opened this year. It was empty.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — One of two New Hampshire homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is on the market. The Toufic H. Kalil house in Manchester was built in 1955 and is an example the “Usonian Automatic” houses Wright designed as a more moderately priced option for the post-war middle class. The house made of modular concrete blocks was built for a doctor and his wife who were inspired by the home of a friend whose Wright house was built on the same street. That property, the Zimmerman house, is now part of the Currier Museum of Art. The Kalil house is now for sale for the first time, being offered at $850,000 by the Paula Martin Group. It includes the original furniture and fixtures. « Previous … [Read more...] about Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Usonian Automatic’ home for sale in New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man arrested in the death of a toddler in Loudon is being held without bail. The attorney general’s office says 39-year-old Douglas Barton, of Loudon, is charged with second-degree murder for recklessly causing the death of Colton Emery on Sept. 24. Police say Barton assaulted the 23-month-old multiple times. He was arrested Friday in Manchester and waived arraignment on Monday. Barton has a criminal history dating back decades, including charges involving burglary and drugs. Close Boston.com Today Sign up for Boston.com Today to get the headlines delivered to your inbox. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about New Hampshire man being held without bail in death of toddler