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A Strafford County grand jury has indicted a former Dover Police officer for allegedly stealing drug evidence in 2016.

R.J. Letendre is accused of taking a “significant” quantity of marijuana-laced Jolly Rancher candies from a Dover home during an arrest, according to County Attorney Tom Velardi.

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Prosecutors are dropping assault charges filed against a woman who claims she was the victim in a domestic violence case involving a former Dover police officer.

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The Dover Police Department has fired an officer after an altercation with his wife left her with multiple rib fractures.

Ronald “RJ” Letendre, a former mixed martial arts fighter, has been on leave from the department since July 10, when he called 911 alleging his wife Sarah was assaulting him inside their Rollinsford home. She was arrested by Rollinsford police and charged with simple assault.

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Both the Rollinsford and Dover police departments are undertaking internal investigations following a domestic violence call last week that resulted in the arrest of an off-duty police officer’s wife.

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The town of Rollinsford holds a forum Monday night on long-standing concerns about its drinking water. 

 

Residents in the local water-sewer district say their tapwater is often discolored or has a chemical smell.

 

The water comes from three local wells and runs through six miles of pipe, some of which dates to the late 1800s. 

 

An engineering analysis says the system could need millions of dollars in new infrastructure and treatment. 

 

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Back in January, NHPR ran a story about Kevin, a sandhill crane who was melting hearts in the town of Rollinsford. Despite a leg injury and freezing temperatures, the bird was living its best life in this small town.

With the warmer weather and longer days, Kevin now appears to have flown the coop, leaving behind many a brokenhearted resident.

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Rollinsford doesn’t attract many high profile visitors. It’s a rural community on the New Hampshire-Maine border, with a small downtown and modest houses along Main Street. Perhaps the quiet appeal of the place is to thank, in part, for why a rare bird has taken up residence there.