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Thousands of Market Basket employees and their supporters gather in a parking lot in Tewksbury, Mass., in a rally to support ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

UPDATED: Thousands of Market Basket employees rally; company board meets today

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Market Basket workers Friday staged their largest rally yet in Tewksbury, Mass., in an effort to pressure the company’s board to bring back ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and end a widespread customer boycott of the supermarket chain.

A police sketch of the man who may have driven Abigail Hernandez away on Oct. 9.

Investigators release sketch of man who may have driven Abigail away

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Authorities have released a sketch of a man who they say may be responsible for driving Abigail Hernandez away when she disappeared on Oct. 9.

Three years later, investigation continues into homicide of Celina Cass

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Today is the third anniversary of when 11-year old Celina Marie Cass was last seen alive and despite the lack of an arrest in her homicide, the investigation is active and ongoing.

No water for Manchester sewer bill scofflaws?

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City aldermen have given preliminary approval to combining the billing systems for the pipes that deliver water to residences and take wastewater away, a move officials hope will boost collection on sewer accounts.

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Annual festival bash draws diverse roster of folk acts

The Wood Brothers, Shakey Graves, Pokey LaFarge, The Stray Birds and the Soggy Po' Boys take to the Prescott Parks Arts Festival for its annual folk music celebration Friday at 5 p.m.

Johnny Winter was scheduled to bring his tour, in support of his forthcoming 'Step Back' disc, to the Granite State, prompting entertainment venue officials to talk about the holes left in show lineups, as well as in the hearts of music enthusiasts.

Entertainment venue promoters lament death of music icon

Texas blues-rock icon Johnny Winter had planned to visit New Hampshire this month as part of an extensive world tour promoting the forthcoming release of his “Step Back” disc.

The fifth annual Hampton Beach Comedy Festival will bring funny guys Paul Gilligan, Dave Rattigan, Mac Livingston, Will Noonan, Chris Pennie and Josh Day to the Ashworth by the Sea tonight, while Friday's lineup will feature Jimmy Dunn (above), Lamont Price, Jeff Koen, Jesse Bickford, Abhishek Shah and Day.

Hampton Beach Comedy Festival to surf into town

The fifth annual Hampton Beach Comedy Festival will bring funny guys Paul Gilligan, Dave Rattigan, Mac Livingston, Will Noonan, Chris Pennie and Josh Day to the Ashworth by the Sea tonight, while Friday's lineup will feature Jimmy Dunn, Lamont Price, Jeff Koen, Jesse Bickford, Abhishek Shah and Day.


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Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singer/songwriter Amber Rubarth serves up a night of folk song, stories and grooves through the ages at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in a Monadnock Folklore Society show at The Walden School's Heberton Hall, 76 Winter St., Keene.

Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singer/songwriter Amber Rubarth to perform in Keene

Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singer/songwriter Amber Rubarth serves up a night of folk song, stories and grooves through the ages at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in a Monadnock Folklore Society show at The Walden School's Heberton Hall, 76 Winter St., Keene.

Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln not only references the legend of 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' but brings back a bit of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' with a seriously silly show that includes some killer rabbits.

Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln recounts a Camelot spoof

Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln recounts a Camelot spoof that recalls not only the legend of 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' but 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' with a seriously silly show that includes some killer rabbits.


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Workers pulling for ex-Market Basket CEO's buyout bid; rally planned Friday before board meeting

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Market Basket workers said Thursday they hope the company's board accepts an offer from the family faction led by ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to buy a controlling stake of the supermarket chain and end a widespread customer boycott. Market Basket employees from around New England plan another large rally Friday in Tewksbury, Mass., before the company's board meets in Boston this afternoon.

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Assistant brewmasters Craig Yergeau, left, and Bryan Link with a sampling of their creations at Milly's Tavern in Manchester. From left is Fisher Cat Ale, Mt. U Cream Ale, Hefeweizen, Manch Vegas IPA, Bo's Scotch Ale and Milly's Oatmeal Stout. Milly's Tavern is a participant in Saturday's Granite State Brewers Festival at nearby Arms Park.

Big turnout expected for NH beer fest

Beer lovers can sample some of the 100-plus beers being offered by nearly 30 New Hampshire brewers at Arms Park on Saturday.

The Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center in Derry.

Rockingham Community Action Center reaches out to help Derry's needy

Since opening in 2012, the Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center has quietly been making a difference in the lives of people who have fallen on hard times, administrators say.

Local contestants sought for Ms. Senior America pageant

This year's Ms. NH Senior America pageant will take place Aug. 13 in Milford. Windham resident Barbara Danais won the 2013 pageant.

Joe Carelli, president of Citizens Bank-New Hampshire and Vermont, speaks at a luncheon Wednesday in Concord to announce that New Hampshire Children's Trust is the Citizens Bank Champion in Action grant winner for 2014.

Citizens Helping Citizens names NH Children's Trust its Champion in Action

On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Children's Trust was named a Champion in Action in the Strengthening Communities category of the Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities program.

Joseph Blood, 14, of Jaffrey, Isaiah Hill, 15, of Rindge, Robert Papa, 14, of Rindge and Timothy Moreau, 15, of Jaffrey play drums during QUEST summer camp at Franklin Pierce University Tuesday afternoon.

QUEST summer camps moving to new communities

QUEST, a free summer camp for middle school children started by Jaffrey and Rindge Rotarians, is slowly spreading from its start at Franklin Pierce University four years ago to other communities.

Joe Blajda, left, Kathy Murby and Mike Becker of the band Smoked Kielbasa peform at the Art on the Wall at City Hall watercolor painting show part of the Open Doors Art and Cultural Trolly Tour in Manchester in 2008.

Open Doors Manchester offers look at city's art, culture

You can experience downtown by trolley Thursday with Open Doors Manchester. The event happens several times a year and includes free access to some of the Queen City's arts and cultural venues.

Wallis Sands State Beach is perfect for young kids to enjoy their boogie boards.

Four NH state parks celebrate 50th anniversary

In 1964, Clough State Park in Weare; Greenfield State Park in Greenfield; Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye and Mount Washington State Park in Sargents Purchase were preserved forever.

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