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Homeless man who saved woman from river: 'I don't consider myself a hero'

A 45-year-old homeless man was passing time under the Granite Street Bridge last Thursday, when shortly after 9 a.m. he was unwittingly cast as a Christmas angel, preventing a possible fatality and helping a distraught woman to safety days before the holiday.

Londonderry schools placed on lockdown after soldier's unplanned visit to high school causes alarm

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An impromptu visit from a former Londonderry High School student who just got home from boot camp led to a misunderstanding — and a district-wide lockdown on Tuesday afternoon.

Former President Bush, 90, hospitalized in Texas

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George H.W. Bush, the nation's oldest former president, was hospitalized Tuesday night in Texas after experiencing shortness of breath, his spokesman said.

A wet Christmas ornament hangs on the water tower at the Rockingham County complex in Brentwood on Tuesday morning.

Yule be warm and wet this Christmas

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With record-breaking temperatures on the way, Santa could break a sweat when he swings through New Hampshire this Christmas.

FairPoint strike prompts delay in state contract

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The governor and Executive Council delayed voting on a $13 million state contract with FairPoint Communications on Tuesday after raising questions about service dependability related to company workers on strike.

Manchester school chief's contract extended, with raise linked to teachers'

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The school board has voted overwhelmingly to extend the contract of Superintendent Debra Livingston another year and offer her a raise equal to what the teachers may get if an agreement is reached on their contract.

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New Horizons volunteers deliver groceries and good cheer, making Christmas special

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When charities come calling, especially this time of year, we are happy to open our purse strings, as well as our heart strings, for the less fortunate among us. Yet most of the time we donate without seeing the faces of those who get our help. This past Saturday was different.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, the Union Leader Santa Fund for the Salvation Army totaled $157,237.10, but donations are still being accepted and very much appreciated.

Employees of Catholic Medical Center made a: $5,000 donation to the Union Leader Santa Fund.

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Sam Kilbourn and Lenny Zarcone of the WRIGHT BROTHERS serve up a comedic slate of mime, acrobatics and song.

Mix of magic and physical comedy to hit Seacoast stage

Pontine Theatre for a seventh year will bring December to a close by clowning around.

The AMAZING NANO BROTHERS — Dan is a bit of a know-it-all and Joel is a bit naive — are tasked with delivering a juggling show about atoms, molecules, nanoscale forces and scanning probe microscopy.

The Amazing Nano Brothers to captivate in Concord

The Amazing Nano Brothers — Dan is a bit of a know-it-all and Joel is a bit naive — are tasked with delivering a juggling show about atoms, molecules, nanoscale forces and scanning probe microscopy.


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Andrew Pinard to perform at the Players' Ring

Andrew Pinard is a bit of actor, puppeteer, con man and storyteller all rolled into an exploration into both the impossible and the absurd.

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Documentary marks Backstreet Boys' highs and lows

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Driver Taryn Laskey is all bark and bite behind wheel

Taryn Laskey sure took an unusual path to becoming a monster truck driver.

KOKORO DINOSAURS, based in Woodland Hills, Calif., features ancient creatures of all sizes and shapes. Shown at left is one of the robots from a past exhibition.

Robots to return to NH science center

Hear that rumble? Feel the ground quaking? Yes, it's true, something big is headed back to the Queen City.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols returns to Milford Oval

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will return to the Milford Oval at 6:30 p.m. today.

Santa tracking and Christmas readings to take place over scanners Christmas Eve

Local first responders will be keeping an eye out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and anyone with a scanner will be able to tune in and follow his journey through Strafford County as he delivers gifts to everyone on his “nice” list.

Fundraiser to combat homelessness reaches milestone

A year-long effort to raise $200,000 to help find housing for Nashua's chronically homeless individuals has been achieved.

Molly Grant carries on the shoemaking tradition of her late husband, Paul Mathews, in the Cordwainer Shop in Deerfield.

She learned the shoemaker's art from a master -- her husband

Molly Grant, who today owns The Cordwainer Shop in Deerfield, has been sewing since she 12 or 13 years old. She remembers one day early on in that process her mother bringing home a piece of cowhide, thinking her daughter might like to try to make something of it.

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