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Tough task for NH budget writers

Budget writers in the next Legislature face a daunting task as they try to balance a new, two-year state budget amid declining business tax revenues and built-in spending increases.

The Owl's Nest Resort and Golf Course in Campton/Thornton, which was sold at a foreclosure auction earlier this month. The resort's former owners said property sales there ceased after it was announced that the Northern Pass electrical transmission project would come through Owl's Nest.

Judge rejects reconsideration of lawsuit against Northern Pass

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A judge has rejected a motion for reconsideration of a lawsuit by the now former owners of the Owl's Nest Resort who claimed that the prospect of the Northern Pass electrical transmission project coming through their property put them out of business.

Teacher 'thrilled' at being reinstated

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A special education teacher who was placed on leave after being listed as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging students were abused in her classroom at her former school has been reinstated by the Manchester school district.

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Scholar of the Month: Plymouth junior operates on 'full-sprint theory'

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Stephen J. Buttolph, October's Francis Wayland Parker Scholar, has his life's plans pretty well set. Yet he's spent a lot of time thinking of how his school addresses the needs of its students.

Coos County tax bills headed to unincorporated places

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Due to a decrease in timber-tax revenues, property owners in Millsfield and two other unincorporated places will soon see something they haven't for almost a decade: a tax bill from Coos County.

The Villa Augustina School in Goffstown has been closed since last June.

Goffstown schools eyeing former Villa Augustina building

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School Administrative Unit 19 Superintendent Brian Balke made a presentation to the Goffstown School Board last week about the possibility of purchasing the building and property that formerly housed the Villa Augustina School, to address growing space issues in the district.

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How to shop without guilt

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The jury is still out on how I feel about the way Black Friday shopping has crept into Thanksgiving Day. Last year, some friends and I made a last-minute decision to hit the Merrimack Outlets at around 10 p.m., well after my own beautiful Thanksgiving meal with family had ended.

Obituaries can give life to the recently departed

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I didn't know Charlie Wheeler, but his obituary in last Wednesday’s Union Leader gave him a hell of a send-off.

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THE PAST three elections have brought a shift in control of the House, with Republicans taking the reins in 2010 and 2014 and Democrats in 2012.

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Cher cancels rest of tour, including Manchester date

In a statement, the musician said an infection that affects her kidney function requires more rest for a full recovery.

Southern New Hampshire University's McIninch Art Gallery in Manchester today unveils an exhibit by Maine artist Kim Bernard.

Whimsy, physics unite in 'Objects in Motion'

Southern New Hampshire University's McIninch Art Gallery is on the move with its latest exhibition, “Objects in Motion: Survey of Work by Kim Bernard.”

Cultural plan in Nashua promotes new art center

Along with a possible performing arts center, the new cultural plan encourages more public art work, collaboration with other organizations and renovations to existing venues.


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Thanksgiving travel to hit highest level since ‘07

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The Owl's Nest Resort and Golf Course in Campton/Thornton, which was sold at a foreclosure auction earlier this month. The resort's former owners said property sales there ceased after it was announced that the Northern Pass electrical transmission project would come through Owl's Nest.

Judge rejects reconsideration of lawsuit against Northern Pass

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A judge has rejected a motion for reconsideration of a lawsuit by the now former owners of the Owl's Nest Resort who claimed that the prospect of the Northern Pass electrical transmission project coming through their property put them out of business.

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John Harrigan: Whiskey jacks and camp at Unknown Pond

IN THE backyard, right in view from the kitchen window, I maintain three bird feeders in the vainglorious hope that I can make a difference with small creatures, of the flying kind. These manage to fly in the worst of weather, in winds that would ground the 1st Airborne.

Author Doris Kearns Goodwin talks Taft, Teddy and journalism

On the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, famous author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin visited Nashua to share her knowledge and passion for great American leaders.

Dick Pinney's Guide Lines: The wild life and times of a state conservation officer

Memories: A late-night call led to illegally trapped lobsters and one ultimately remorseful prankster

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: 'Caliciopsis Canker' affecting NH white pines

PINE NEEDLE drop was on the mind of one of our Barrington readers. The letter, slightly edited, follows: “I am a life-long resident of New Hampshire. I was born and raised in Manchester and about 40 years ago I moved to the Barrington/Strafford area, across from the Rochester Reservoir. We have lots of wildlife, deer, bear, birds of prey and lots of other creatures.

The holiday Gift of Lights display opened at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.

Gift of Lights brings thousands for charities in Loudon

LOUDON – The normally quiet streets and parking lots during the off-season at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway became bright and colorful Friday, as the fourth annual Gift of Lights holiday lighting show began.

Longtime Concord Christmas Parade chairman Dick Patten poses with his heir-apparent, parade co-chairman James Cusano.

Concord Christmas Parade organizer training his successor

Dick Patten has been organizing Concord's Christmas Parade for 43 years and he's carefully training a successor to keep up the quality and magic.

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