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Alderman, chief have heated exchange over Manchester police residency requirements


A discussion of residency requirements for city police was brought to an abrupt halt at Tuesday's aldermanic meeting after tempers flared between Alderman-At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur and Police Chief David Mara.


Sources say Abigail Hernandez's kidnapper may be indicted Wednesday


Almost three months after he was arrested and charged with kidnapping a Conway teenager, Nathaniel Kibby today may learn details about the state's case against him.

An airplane takes off from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport near a vacant building on Harvey Road.

Manchester airport stalls wrecking ball looming over farmhouse


A 164-year-old brick farmhouse may soon end up a rubble pile, an end to what may be the last structure associated with the once-influential Harvey family of south Manchester.

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Former Massachusetts Senator and Republican challenger Scott Brown, left, shakes hands with incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. before a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts Tuesday in Concord.

Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar


The U.S. Senate candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday as part of a cliff-hanger of a race that could shift the balance of power in Washington. Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown debated energy, Ebola, immigration, jobs and the economy, national security and health care.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, and Republican challenger Frank Guinta.

Ebola, health care among issues that split Guinta, Shea-Porter


Both candidates for the state's 1st Congressional District said President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola virus was slow at first, but they disagreed over who has since politicized the issue during a debate Tuesday night.

N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein

Hassan, Havenstein see future through different lenses


The candidates for governor paint different economic pictures. One has the sun emerging from clouds. The other shows stormy weather.

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James Foley's parents accept award after documentary screening in Portsmouth

In a theater packed with emotion, the parents of slain journalist James Foley were presented a special award following a screening of the documentary “E-TEAM,” to which Foley had contibuted footage before his death.

Eric Church's latest release, “The Outsiders,” covers lots of ground, from rock tunes and ballads to a spoken-word piece.

Eric Church chats about take-no-prisoners stage persona

The last time Eric Church was in New England, he was surrounded by thousands of screaming fans on a cold October night. That night, the country music megastar wasn't the object of their adulation; he was part of the celebration.

Keene State College senior Taylor Jorgensen of Wilton plays a troubled teen in “Equus,” a psychological exploration into the possible reasons for his animal abuse.

'Equus' explores what could have led a troubled teen to blind horses

Equus,” an explosive play of passion and human behavior, takes over the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond at Keene State College Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 21-25.

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If you were to go by the flagship wine magazines like Wine Spectator, you might think that nobody ever drinks a bottle of wine under $95 and that most people in the world have in their cellars case after case of Bordeaux first growths and a flagship Pinot Noirs.

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Leading Manchester mental health advocate set to retire

The man who quietly led efforts to treat mental illness in Manchester, including the integration of mentally ill people into the community, will retire in February. Peter Janelle has been president and chief executive of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester for 15 years.

Shelley Westenberg, left, and Jennifer Oliver, right, pose with a photo of their father, famed potter and New Hampshire's first Artist Laureate Gerry Williams, at his memorial service in Dunbarton on Saturday.

Artistic life and legacy of Gerry Williams celebrated in Dunbarton

Friends, family and admirers of the late Gerry Williams – Dunbarton resident, New Hampshire's first state Artist Laureate, and beloved husband and father – gathered at the site of his renowned studio on Saturday to share stories, laugh, and say goodbye to the famed potter.

Monica Zulauf is leaving the YWCA in Manchester after serving as president/CEO for seven years.

Head of YWCA New Hampshire leaving post

The woman who led YWCA New Hampshire for the last seven years, years that included budget cuts and a devastating murder-suicide during a parental visitation, said Monday that she is resigning to take another job.


Edmund P. Daley remembered as a strong supporter of the Santa Fund

The late Edmund Daley was noted for his courtroom skill, working on behalf of plaintiffs, but he was also a major supporter of the Union Leader Santa Fund to help those in need at the holidays

Nick Woodward of Berlin concentrates on carving his pumpkin during Berlin's annual RiverFire Festival.

Thousands flock to Berlin's annual RiverFire Festival

The annual RiverFire Festival in Berlin went off smoothly Saturday with crowds estimated by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce to be in the thousands.

Not only did the 24th annual Keene Pumpkin Festival fall dramatically short of breaking its 2013 record of 30,581 lit jack-o-lanterns — there were 21,912 — the festival was also marred by out-of-control party-goers in Keene State College neighborhoods outside the festival area on Main Street.

Keene Pumpkin Festival has uncertain future

The 24th annual Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday was supposed to be a celebration of the city bringing the world record home as well as a new attempt at breaking the record for a tenth time.

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