( Boston, Massachusetts ) - A New Hampshire man who police say was wearing body  armor and carrying a handgun as he lingered near  Boston Medical Center’s helicopter pad is heading to court.

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41 year old  Brad Clarke of Pelham is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges including trespassing and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police say the 41-year-old Clarke, holding binoculars, was approached by Boston University police Saturday as he stood near Boston Medical Center's helipad. When the officer asked "Can I help you," Clarke replied "just enjoying my civil liberties."

A former Portsmouth police officer has been sworn in as the police chief in Bartlett. Janet Champlin becomes the first female police chief in the history of Carroll County. Champlin has been with the Bartlett department since 2012, after a 20-year career in Portsmouth.

Hillary Clinton is taking part in a discussion on job creation today with students and teachers at  the New Hampshire Technical Institute. She spent much of yesterday day dismissing accusations that foreign governments that made donations to the Clinton Foundation received preferential treatment from the State Department while she served as Secretary of State.

The seventh annual Maine partners in emergency preparedness conference is getting underway in Augusta with a focus on climate change and what it will mean for the state. The event is bringing together emergency responders, academics and safety professionals for a two-day conference.

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