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February 09. 2012 2:37PM

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NEWS
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Concord church is challenging city's tax assessment


Move to dispand Seabrook Police Department soundly defeated
A frequent and vocal critic of the town's police officers, Abramson claimed its budget amounted to almost $5 million, when according to the proposed budget, the cost is about $3,742,000.


Erie, Pa. man to serve up to 40 years for stabbing roommate


Feds decide to shoulder $30k of cost of policing last summer's Hell Angels 'run'
LACONIA — Sheriff Craig Wiggin told the Belknap County Commission last night that the federal government has agreed to reimburse local law enforcement agencies for up to $30,000 of the personnel costs incurred in policing the Hell's Angels "World Run" held in Laconia last July.


Christa McAuliffe to be remembered in Framingham tonight
McAuliffe, who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion, was born in Boston and educated in Framingham, Mass.


FEATURES
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Phillips Exeter grad Mark Etheridge brings civil rights tale to big screen in 'Deadline'
It started at a 40th high school reunion, though Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire is no ordinary high school. This private boarding school has churned out alumni like U.S. President Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant Jr. and famed novelist Booth Tarkington.


Which TAPS member is leaving Ghost Hunters?
Posted to Twitter not long ago was a call to get tickets to the latest event going on up at "The Spalding Inn." In case you live under a rock, "The Spalding Inn" is the property in New Hampshire that is co-owned by Jason and Grant and that was deemed haunted by a Ghost Hunters International team led by Robb Demarest. So what does that have to do with who is leaving Ghost Hunters? A quick check of the web page about this event yields “A limited number of guests will gather for the weekend, with Jason Hawes, Haily Hawes and Britt Griffith all from the SYFY show The Ghost Hunters!” Seems someone is missing doesn't it?


10th NH Theatre Awards event recognizes top performances


Wasabi Ventures Launches VentureX New England: One Day Pitch Competition


NH military wife to be featured on Wheel of Fortune next week
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- All this week, Wheel of Fortune is honoring the men and women of our Armed Forces and their spouses. The couple is now stationed in New Hampshire. Major Rigor is with the Army Reserves, assigned to the Construction Engineer Battalion in Londonderry, New Hampshire.


BUSINESS
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Timberland shares tips on how to 'green your love life'
According to a Timberland survey of about 1,000 Americans, more than three-quarters of respondents say that they find “eco-minded tendencies attractive” in a potential mate.


Citybizlist - Boston: William Fideli Real Investment Raises $6M
As Fideli specializes in development and acquisition of student housing, it is possible that the new investment refers to a project at the University of New Hampshire.


Albany International reports Q4 results
ROCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) completed the sale of its global Albany Door Systems (“ADS”) business to ASSA ABLOY AB on January 11, 2012, for $130 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.


Food Industry Eyes NH Food Freedom Movement
The proposals are the latest tracks added to New Hampshire's burgeoning "food freedom" philosophy, which is encapsulated in Bill (HB) 1650. One tenet of the food freedom movement is that food produced in New Hampshire for in-state consumption should be free of federal regulation.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NH Supreme Court decisions to be released Feb. 10, 2012
■ 2010-800, Josephine A. Lamprey v. Britton Construction, Inc. & a.
■2010-842, In the Matter of Karen Schaulin-Viviers and Norris Viviers
■2011-028, Jo Anne Rainville & a. v. Lakes Region Water Company, Inc. & a.
■2011-248, Donald Gentry v. Warden, Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility


POLITICS
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Shea-Porter takes aim at Guinta's PAC donations


PRIMARY
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Super PAC supporting Ron Paul is operated by a 9/11 'truther'


OPINION
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Fosters: Base Realignment and Closure Commission is no longer productive


Free Keene: Is Free Keene Influencing Keene Politics (for once)?
In the city of Keene itself, always considered a more socialist and statist locality in New Hampshire, activists with that region's liberty movement have had little influence over the rigidly ritual Keene city council.


SPORTS
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Kennett High to host the final two ski jumping meets
The Eagles will host the regular season finale this Friday at 6 p.m. when Plymouth, Hanover, Concord, Bishop Brady, Hopkinton, Merrimack Valley and Sunapee all visit the Kancamagus Highway.


Mike Whaley: Dick Rhodes' impact was a resounding strike


Chip Kelly's Offense Figures to Utilize Oregon Ducks' Talented Receivers


The Daily Princetonian - Dalma Foldesi: North Woods adventure
The idea of a trip to New Hampshire reminded me of Bill Bryson's article about the ill-omened forests near Hanover, described as “some kind of Bermuda triangle of the deciduous world.” I brushed these grim thoughts off and kept packing. Future events proved me wrong. The Bermuda-triangle hypothesis was, in the end, borne out by our experience: Even though we did not get lost in the woods for good, we did spend close to five hours in a car in the middle of the wilderness on our way from the Sunapee Ski Resort to Hanover.


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