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Manchester fire officials estimate this 65 Log. St. apartment complex suffered $750,000 in damage on Sunday.

All safe following early-morning Manchester blaze on West Side

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District Fire Chief Mike Gamache said all residents made it out of a three-alarm blaze at a 36-unit West Side apartment complex safely, including three members of a family that firefighters helped through a first-floor window after the heat and smoke from the 3:20 a.m. blaze became too intense.

According to state police, the majority of crashes and vehicles off the road on Sunday morning were on Interstate 93 between the Hooksett tolls and Exit 17. The crashes caused several lane closures as the vehicles were removed.

Christmas week looks wet and stormy

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Christmas week looks more wet than white this year, with forecasters calling for heavy rains to soak the region Christmas Eve before temperatures approach the mid-40s Christmas Day.

From left, nurse Lisa Nelson and Mary Scott, nursing director, prepare a trauma room at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center's emergency department.

Nashua trauma program crosses state border for partnership

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Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital are partnering to elevate the way trauma care is provided in both states.

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New coats warm city kids, firefighters' hearts

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Manchester firefighters who delivered about 300 brand new coats to children around Manchester last week were surprised by how quickly they were able to raise the money to buy them.

Old friends and a 'homeless angel' make for good stories anytime

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I like good stories, which is probably part of why I am in this business. The other part is genetics.

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THE BOOK on the 2013-14 Legislature is closed while the slate is clean - well almost - for the 2015-16 General Court.

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Crash puts crunch on mom, kids

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Kate, a single mother of two, was struggling to make ends last March when she got into a collision at a city intersection.

On hand for NBT Bank's donation to the Union Leader Santa Fund are, from left, Jay Dinkel, Marilyn Charbonneau and Dallas Lagerquist, all of NBT, Shannon Sullivan of the Union Leader and NBT President Stephen Lubelczyk.

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'Messiah Sing' rings out on Seacoast

To conjure a classical holiday gem, eight Seacoast choruses, eight conductors, four featured soloists and an 11-piece orchestra will join with the community for the 10th annual 'Messiah Sing' at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth.

Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, Rock Tripe Lichen, Installation: silkscreen and monoprint on maps

The Lamson Learning Commons at Plymouth State University will present an exhibition of works by Professor Kimberly Anderson Ritchie through March 6 at the Library and Learning Commons on Highland Street.

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JAZZ CLARINETIST Ken Peplowski, who has about 25 albums to his name, is an alumnus of the Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. He’s also collaborated with big-name musicians ranging from Mel Torme to Madonna and Rosemary Clooney to Leon Redbone.

Concord Holiday Variety Show features jazz aces, comedian

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New Hampshire Union Leader

Combine traditional Christmas songs with jazz, add a few laughs from a popular national comedian, and you have some idea what to expect when the Capital Jazz Orchestra Small Group takes the stage at the Concord City Auditorium on Sunday.


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Pastry chef Katie Johnson plans to open From Scratch Baking Company on North Main Street in Wolfeboro this spring.

New Wolfeboro bakery seeks funds through crowsourcing, would provide jobs for those with developmental disabilities

Professionally trained pastry chef Katie Johnson intends to raise more than just bread dough when she opens her new bakery, From Scratch Baking Co., this spring at 45 North Main Street.

An employee of Utah-based Ice Castles LLC worked Monday afternoon on the ice castle under construction on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads in Lincoln. The ice castle is about a week behind schedule due to warm temperatures during both the day and night, and most recently, rain, which fell in abundance in Lincoln and throughout the North Country this week.

Warm temps and rain delaying construction and opening of Lincoln ice castle

Warm temperatures and rain are delaying the construction and opening of the ice castle that is being built on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads.


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Mary Heath poses for a photo during a party for her 106th birthday this month at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown.

Retired nurse celebrates 106 years

Mary Heath celebrated her 106th birthday on Dec. 11 among friends at Hillsborough County Nursing Home.

Gathered at the December meeting of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Seniors group are members, front row from left, Charlotte Raczka, Emily Soltysiak, Phyllis Piecuch, the Right Rev. Paul Sobiechowski, HTC Seniors President Diane Bielizna, Isabel Card and Janice Kane; second row from left, Louise Kos, Barbara Juza, Joseph Juza, Susan Bodner and Karen Sobiechowski; and back row from left, Stanley Bielizna, Joseph Wysocki and guest William LaFrance.

NH Senior News: Children to bring Christmas caroling to Littleton area center

Third-graders from Lakeway Elementary School will sing Christmas carols after lunch Tuesday at the Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane. After the concert, seniors will enjoy home-baked cookies provided by the youngsters.

Molly Martel, left, and Angie Patrone display two of the six blankets they made together for local African refugee families. Martel and Patrone are inmates at the State Prison for Women in Goffstown.

Inmates give back, making Christmas gifts

A group of inmates at the State Prison for Women are making Christmas a little brighter for local families - and for themselves - by donating gifts they've made by hand.

Human intervention hobbling ice fishermen

WE'VE LIVED ON and utilized Great Bay for our outdoor recreation and source of great food for about half a century and have never thought that some of these things we cherished could come to a screeching halt. But we are not happy to pass the word: that was then and this is now and things have changed for the worse.

50 years later, burgers and french fries still making McMemories

In 1964, Arthur Deleault was one of the burger makers at the South Willow Street McDonald's. Back in the day, when the then-Manchester High School West student wasn't manning the grill flipping patties, he was enjoying the fruits (or meat, as it were) of his labors, which went for 15 cents a burger.

In winter, birds like this white-throated sparrow spend parts of the daytime and all of the nighttime perched in trees to conserve energy.

In the longest nights of the year, our birds are living on the edge

Happy shortest day of the year!
That sounds a lot better than moping about the longest winter night, doesn't it?

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