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Eagles coaching candidate Chip Kelly: Who is he?

To an outsider, the Oregon coach can be considered aloof or flighty, his brain constantly outracing his body. To those who know him best, he's fun and funny, loyal almost to a fault, and undeniably inquisitive.

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NH liquor bosses mull ban on sales of powdered alcohol to consumers

Lawmakers in New Hampshire and Maine are considering moratoriums or bans on the powdered alcohol being marketed under the brand name Palcohol.

Time: Adam Sandler movie has inspired a method of dementia care

'[The film] was fluff, but it made me think,`How could that translate to our residents with memory loss?' Charlotte Dell, director of social services at the home told the AP.

Mötley Crüe’s final tour will never end: 21 more dates announced, including Manchester

The undead hard rock band announced this week they have added 21 more dates to their goodbye tour, including three New England shows: Oct. 16 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.; Oct. 17 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.; and Oct. 18 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

Portsmouth man's teepee a tribute to late wife

PORTSMOUTH = Portsmouth resident Wayne Elliott, 65, built and has lived in a teepee on his property on Banfield Road as a tribute to his late wife, Ingrid, who died from brain cancer three years ago.

World's largest pitbull? 173-pound Hulk, to be guest of honor at city's 5th Annual BOW WOW Fest in Laconia

LACONIA — The fifth annual BOW WOW Fest on Saturday, May 2 will feature this year's most outstanding canine celebrity, The Hulk, an 18 month old American Pitbull Terrier, who weighs 173 pounds and is still growing.

New Ipswich fire chief on unpaid leave

Longtime Fire Chief David Leel has been on administrative leave for more than two weeks, pending investigation of what Select Board Chair George Lawrence is calling alleged improprieties.

Ex-fire fighter, zoning board official in New Hampton pleads guilty to obscenity charge

NEW HAMPTON — A former firefighter and member of the zoning board pleaded guilty recently to one misdemeanor count of obscenity for having conversations with what he thought was a under-aged girl via the Internet.

Laconia Zoning Board says no to 'Pecker' the pet rooster

LACONIA — With one dissenting vote, the Zoning Board of Adjustment last night denied the Leroux family a variance that would enable them to keep 'Pecker,' their pet rooster, at their home at 58 North Street in Lakeport.

Rindge police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti at lake properties

RINDGE — Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti at two properties on Lake Contoocook, one a home up for sale, and the other an unoccupied summer property.

Family of missing NH man offers reward

Earlier this month, 26-year-old Nick Washburn crashed his car on a bridge connecting Claremont, New Hampshire, to Ascutney, Vermont following an alleged domestic assault. Washburn's car was totaled, but the young father disappeared.

NYT: Social media publicity turns wild parties into trouble that can’t be ignored

KEENE, N.H. — College partying and youthful misbehavior are by no means new, but after some parties spun out of control, cities and towns from Keene to Panama City Beach, Fla., are reconsidering gatherings that had been tolerated in the past.

NH woman on active duty with US Navy dies in car crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia —A New Hampshire woman serving in the U.S. Navy was killed in a crash last Sunday.

BNP leader’s son Caesar starts serving prison term for bribing FBI agent

FBI Special Agent Lustyik pleaded guilty on Dec 23, 2014, to all five counts against him in the indictment: conspiracy to engage in a bribery scheme; soliciting bribes by a public official; conspiracy to defraud the citizens of the US and the FBI; theft of government property; and unauthorised disclosure of a Suspicious Activity Report.

Despite FinnaRage worries, a 'typical' spring weekend in Keene

Keene State College’s Spring Weekend went smoothly despite worries that the event would lead to out-of-control parties similar to ones that erupted on the weekend of the October Keene Pumpkin Festival, according to city and college safety officials.

Milford woman to serve 4 months in jail for causing serious 2013 accident

NASHUA – Cindy April, the Milford woman found guilty in January of driving drunk and causing a serious accident in December 2013, in Wilton, has been sentenced to at least four months in jail.

7th suspect in alleged DMV license fraud scheme arrested in Nashua

NASHUA – The arrest in Nashua Friday of a man purporting to be a local resident in order to obtain a New Hampshire drivers license, brought to seven the number of people arrested on similar charges since March 9, police said.

Series of snow storms pushed up state costs by $9 million

CONCORD (AP) — This winter’s series of heavy snowfalls put a $9.2 million hurt on the state’s annual snow removal budget and led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance.

Mutated version of blister rust found in NH, threatening white pines

DURHAM – A mutated variant of white pine blister rust has been positively confirmed as infecting pines in New Hampshire, a recent joint study reported.

Benson's Wild Animal Park elephant stature that moved wo Tufts University

The Lucky Elephant’s luck has finally run out, and another piece of Benson’s Wild Animal Park has crumbled away.

Study identified business opportunities in downtown Concord

While the study found Concord’s downtown is capturing a large chunk of its revenue from shoppers who live outside the city limits, it also suggested the market could better meet the demands of local shoppers. The retail sectors with greatest promise were eating places, special food services and family clothing stores, as well as “general merchandise stores.”

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