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Thanksgiving travel a nightmare as storm dumps heavy, wet snow

Holiday travel slowed at first, then stopped altogether for some Wednesday evening as a winter storm hit New Hampshire as hard as predicted.

Nashua Police cordon off a home on Oak Street where a 3-year-old was injured Tuesday and later died.

Abuse history at Nashua address where 3-year-old died

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Police and the state Attorney General's Office are continuing their investigation into the death of 3-year-old Brielle Gage, who died Tuesday in what they are calling suspicious circumstances. Six months ago, five children living at the same Oak Street residence were removed from the home and placed into foster care, according to records at the Nashua Circuit Court.

Two local Rymes Oil company employees rushed to save a driver trapped inside a SUV that caught fire after crashing into a granite formation in the median of I-89 in Warner.

Rymes Oil employees pull Bradford man from flaming wreck, but driver succumbs to injuries

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Despite the brave efforts of two local Rymes Oil company employees, a man died after his SUV crashed into a granite outcropping and burst into flames in the median of Interstate 89 Wednesday morning.

John Raleigh stopped at the Hermit Brook Farm in Sanbornton on Tuesday morning where he met with Owner Monique Labrecque and picked up his pre-ordered turkey. Labrecque raised 175 turkeys this year for Thanksgiving and sold all of them, mostly to repeat customers like Raleigh, who said he'll be back to the farm for a Christmas turkey.

Fans of NH farm-raised turkeys say their birds are worth it

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The relatively few turkeys raised on New Hampshire farms this year have been eagerly gobbled up by consumers, who, in many cases have paid a premium and travelled considerable distances to make sure that the tasty birds end up on their Thanksgiving Day tables.

A person was found dead at 168 Merrimack St. in Manchester on Wednesday.

Person found dead in Manchester alley

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A person was found dead Wednesday afternoon in an alley off Merrimack Street, police said.

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Immigrants include ethnic dishes at their Thanksgiving table

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Unless yesterday's storm totally botched your Thanksgiving plans, most of us are going to sit down to a meal we've experienced for decades.

Story of Marine Memorial at Hampton Beach begins with Bill Downs

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One of the most beautiful and evocative sculptures in New Hampshire doesn't reside within the walls of a museum.

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Mitt Romney is out front, but says he's not running again

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Mitt Romney may need to be more Shermanesque. There's no clear Republican presidential front-runner for 2016 — except, maybe, Romney.

New Hampshire Weekend

Start weekend with a chuckle or two at Tupelo

When a close friend celebrated her 50th birthday, Jeanne Sullivan said she began giving some serious thought to her friend's suggestion of creating a “bucket list.”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (shown here in a previous production) returns to “The Christmas Attic,” part of its holiday triology, for inspiration for this year's cross-country tour.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Manchester

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to its holiday roots with a new production that coincides with its re-release of “The Christmas Attic” rock opera.

Terri Clark

Country's award-winning Terri Clark talks record-making process

With a dedicated following in both the United States and her native Canada, country artist Terri Clark turned to some of her fans — 1,099, judging from the final tally posted on the PledgeMusic website — to help her finance her latest project.


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“Memorial (ghost/embers),” which includes sculptural elements, projection, soundscape, video and text, centers on two headless figures rising from a bed of black stones, in which are embedded burned books. Documentary footage of a 1982 fire that burned a New England church is projected onto a single unburned book. A soundscape mixes the sound of fire, ticking of a clock, dripping water, acappella singing and piano music.

Memorial recalls church fire, while calling to mind those lost to AIDS

"Memorial (ghost/embers),” which recalls an arsonist's fire at a New England church and calls to mind those lost to AIDS, will go on display at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery on Wyman Way at Keene State College next month.

John McLaughlin Williams, a conductor as well as violin soloist, pianist and chamber musician, is as at home with popular fare as he is with classic repertoire. For example, he conducted R&B superstars Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight and The Winans in “Christmas Glory,” a gospel Christmas concert for the FOX and UPN networks, and led the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in traditional pieces as well as original arrangements for blues legend Thornetta Davis.

Grammy-winning conductor at helm of 'Nutcracker' orchestra

Grammy Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams will lead the orchestra for Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre's holiday classic “The Nutcracker” in six Thanksgiving weekend shows at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester.


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Harper and the Minstrel, a duo that plays medieval, renaissance and baroque works, will perform at the Nashua Public Library during the Winter Holiday Stroll on Saturday.

Nashua strolls into winter Saturday

The Winter Holiday Stroll meanders into the season — and the downtown area — from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Festival planned in Salem

St. Joseph Regional Catholic School will host its sixth annual Christmas Festival on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rivier students help load supplies for Thanksgiving baskets that will be distributed by the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.

Rivier students give thanks for the chance to help

Thanksgiving came a little early to Rivier University on Tuesday morning, as students and faculty welcomed staff members from local food pantries and human service agencies to its annual holiday interfaith service.

Blue Latitudes owner Jeff Roemer and Santa Claus greeted diners Wednesday afternoon at Roemer's restaurant where the Thanksgiving feast was held.

Turkey, trimmings and Santa greet Dover diners for 6th year

Hundreds were treated to a full Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday at Blue Latitudes, where the Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Committee and sponsors hosted its sixth annual feast.

Florence Rideout Elementary School formed a bucket brigade on Monday to hand deliver 1,119 donated items to the Wilton Open Cupboard, which is a half-mile from the school. Working hard are, from left, : Michael Perfito, Cheri Williams, Principal Tim O'Connell, Paige Johnson, Cameron Pixley and Kayla Sours.

Wilton students deliver goods that keep food pantry stocked

Students from the Florence Rideout Elementary School made a two-block long firemen's brigade to deliver, hand-over-hand, non-perishable food to the Wilton Open Cupboard at 44 Maple Street.

NH Club Briefs: Londonderry K of C tree sale begins Saturday

t. Mark’s Council 10488 of the Knights of Columbus will begin its biggest fundraiser of the year — its 25th annual Christmas tree sale — on Saturday at Chuck’s BP Station on Route 102.

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