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December 21. 2012 7:33PM

NH freed from federal oversight of election law changes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says New Hampshire should no longer have to submit its election law changes to federal officials before implementing them.

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Durham sounds off over UNH stadium volume

DURHAM — A University of New Hampshire official was met with concerns from residents and Planning Board members Wednesday night after presenting plans for the $25 million upgrade to Cowell Stadium.

Former Gov. Merrill steps down from Rudman Center board

A second member of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy’s Board of Advisors has resigned.

Chefs cooking up a food revolution in Portsmouth

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New Hampshire man to plead guilty in Dubuque book vendor scheme

A New Hampshire man will plead guilty next week in federal court for his involvement in a book vendor scheme with a former bookstore director at Clarke University in Dubuque.

1 hurt when Downeaster hits vehicle in Old Orchard Beach

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured when an Amtrak Downeaster train struck a passenger vehicle in Old Orchard Beach.

Portsmouth works to clear snow piles from boat launch

City Department of Public Works crews began working Wednesday to try to bust through the piles and clear space for people to park and launch their boats, according to Deputy City Manager David Allen.

Nashua woman accused of assaulting male, sending him to hospital

NASHUA – A 22-year-old Nashua woman arrested Tuesday night and charged with multiple domestic violence-related offenses was held on cash or surety bail following her arraignment Wednesday morning in Nashua district court.

Greater Nashua groups receive grant to study, maybe ease 'traffic stress'

NASHUA – A collection of agencies in Greater Nashua, including the city itself, received funding this week to work on an infrastructure study over the next year to provide for better access to physical activities for people in the region.

Rollinsford home search results in six arrests

ROLLINSFORD — A search of a home on Portland Avenue in Rollinsford on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of six people on a variety of charges, including drug possession, theft and receiving stolen property.

Man first charged with attempted murder, indicted on new charge

ROCHESTER — Kerry Joseph, who is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a man in the chest last summer, was indicted on an additional charge last week in connection with the incident.

Man indicted for multpile heroin sales to informant

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Report: Diversity of New England plants threatened

BOSTON (AP) — From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England’s rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region’s plant life.

NH launches new coastal mapping tool

PORTSMOUTH – The state Department of Environmental Services in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire’s GRANIT System and other project partners launched the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool that gives anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and to make and share their own customized maps.

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