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Jeffrey Dingman leaves a parole board meeting at the State Prison Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 in Concord, N.H. Dingman was barely 14 when he and his older brother, Robert, shot their parents to death as they arrived home from work on Feb. 9, 1996,

Younger of two brothers convicted of murdering parents quietly released after 18 years in prison


Jeffrey Dingman, 32, who pleaded guilty at age 14 of in the murders of his parents was paroled on March 17, five weeks after he completed his minimum sentence for the ambush murders of his parents in 1996.


UPDATE: Former Manchester diocese official ordered to repay $288,000


Msgr. Edward J. Arsenault, once a top official in the Catholic Diocese of Manchester, was in court and expected to plead guilty Wednesday to charges of stealing thousands of dollars from the diocese, the estate of a deceased priest and Catholic Medical Center.

These two killdeer eggs have been laid in the center of the active playground at Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield.

Students kicked off part of Litchfield playground after engandered birds lay eggs.


Two eggs have been laid by protective birds in the middle of an active school playground.

Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating


Standard & Poor’s change in its outlook for New Hampshire's bonds from stable to negative in the wake of a court ruling that the state's Medicaid Enhancement Tax is illegal. It could mean higher interest costs for state government.

Quick-acting Litchfield woman jumps into canoe and paddles to rescue of kayaker


LITCHFIELD — When Luanna Parker's son told her there was a man in the Merrimack River yelling for help, she didn't hesitate.

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The advisors trying to keep the political novice on track and on message start with Campaign Manager Matt Seaholm, former National Field Director at Americans for Prosperity.

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Concert, auction will benefit Center for Life Management

Fleetwood Mix, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will headline the 6th Annual Concert and Silent Autcion to benefit the Center of Life Management Foundation on May 6 at Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theatre.


Preston's 'Idol' adventure goes on

New Hampshire's Alex Preston has made it to the final six of this season's "American Idol."

LEAP INTO SPRING: Keene State College dancers (from left) Kendall Platenyk, Lianne Rempelakis, Margaret Leary, Gabriella Pacheco, and Alexander Davis perform in “An Evening of Dance” Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.

Granite State campuses leap into spring with April performances

A commissioned dance by New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn will premiere along with three new works by Keene State College faculty during “An Evening of Dance,” presented by the Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at the Redfern Arts Center on campus.

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Perkins retiring from Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

The man who helped make Jackson the cross-country ski capital it is today is hanging up his Executive Director skis after 38 years. Thom Perkins is retiring from the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

Spring skiing was a bit cooler than expected with even a few flakes of snow on Saturday, but a lot more snow than expected for closing weekend at Cannon Mountain with plenty of snow on 46 trails, the most number of trails opened in the Granite State of the last four resorts still operating.  Skiers and riders enjoyed great conditions to end their season with a blast.

Cannon closes out season with 46 trails open

Cannon Mountain is closing their season with the most number of skiable trails in New Hampshire, 46, and reporting they had a good season.

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Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch remains closed, its driveway barricaded.

Balsams developer mum on revitalization plans


Developer Les Otten has been quiet about his plans for the Balsams Gran Resort Hotel but there is anticipation he may tip his hand during a speech to the North Country Chamber of Commerce late next month.

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Bow officer on Mount Everest climb survives avalanche

A Concord police officer taking part in a Mount Everest expedition was not injured by a recent t avalanche on the world's tallest mountain that killed 13. .

The Friends of Stark Park  received the Restoration of a Historic Site Award for their Stark Family gravesite project.

The 2014 winners of the Manchester Historic Association historic preservation awards

The work of individuals, businesses and public agencies in preserving Manchester's rich architectural and community history was recognized last week when the Manchester Historic Association presented its 22nd annual Historic Preservation Awards at a dinner ceremony at the Center of New Hampshire.

AHEAD program hits $50K mark for housing initiative

AHEAD, a social services agency that has worked for more than 20 years to provide North Country families with affordable housing, has reached the $50,000 mark in fundraising efforts for its new “Better Homes AHEAD” housing initiative, its executive director said.

Earth Day events sprouting up in Milton this week

Area residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day this week by getting their hands and boots a little dirty while helping clean up the town.

Anna O’Donnell, 13, of Hudson, shared her story of survival during the NH Heart Ball in Windham on Saturday night.

Hudson heart disease survivor engages guests at NH Heart Ball

Anna O'Donnell, 13, of Hudson, was the keynote speaker at the NH Heart Ball on Saturday.

Stephen Dignazio and Perry Williams stand in front of radio station WCNZ’s equipment.

Radio station finds a home at Bethlehem's Colonial Theatre

WCNZ, 99.9 FM, just got its license and began broadcasting earlier this month out of the projection room of the Colonial Theatre, itself operated mainly by volunteers.

John Harrigan -- Deer, coyotes, ravens: Emerging signs of spring

There are coyotes all around me, and I've never considered them a problem or a threat, just a fact of life - part of the scene and at times pretty good company.

Several years ago, Mike and Kim Botan of Hudson began blogging about their latest adventures on their website,, and earlier this month, Mike Botan released his first book,

Motorcycling Hudson couple sees the world with only the vaguest of itineraries

In their mission to make the world a smaller place, a Hudson couple shifted their motorcycle travels into full gear and proceeded to make lots of new friends along the way.

“Free Range Peeps” by Mal Mclaughlin of Sunapee won first place in the adult category.

Visitors enjoy a little '(Peep)ing' at annual Newport event

More than 250 people attended the "Peeps Party" on Friday for the third annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center. More than 70 dioramas featuring the sugar-coated marshmallow candies were displayed.

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