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January 04. 2013 1:03PM

New Hampshire 5-year Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan released

Over 700 projects have been approved and more than $40,000,000 in grant funds have been matched or exceeded by state and local contributions.



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Bystander's quick action saves woman choking on hot dog

Robin Wasilenko says fate brought Jesse Hill to her rescue when she was choking to death on a hot dog.

CSM: NH does well in national ranking of best states for working women

It was New Hampshire who had the top slot in lowest percentage of women living in poverty.

Berlin woman files for federal compensation for injury from a vaccine

The Program provides a system of no-fault compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by specified childhood vaccines.

NH sex offender cuts own throat in Conn. after allegedly caught in act of rape

Officers at gunpoint confronted the suspect, whose name was not released, however police said he is a convicted sex offender in three states, including Connecticut, New Hampshire and Florida.

Sarah Silverman turned down 'Mad Men' role

Comedienne Sarah Silverman turned down the chance to star in hit U.S. TV drama 'Mad Men.'

Phillips Exeter teacher Willie Perdomo 'Ode To El Barrio' up for national award

'I'm really happy for the book, even more happy for my uncle (Pedro) and I wish that he was around to come to the readings with me.'

Former member of The Queers dies

KITTERY, Maine — Scott Gildersleeve, AKA Tulu Titmouse, 56, a former drummer and bassist for the punk rock band The Queers, recently died at home in Kittery, according to close friends.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 295 were shut down for much of the morning commute because of an accident at mile 8, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

NH man charged after crushed vehicles fall onto I-295

The northbound lanes of Interstate 295 were shut down for much of the morning commute because of an accident at mile 8, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

Police probe 'suicide pact' in Massachusetts, New Hampshire

WINTHROP, Mass. — Police are investigating what they're calling a 'suicide pact' involving students at schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Police Chief Ryan Heath asks resident Jeffrey T. Clay to stop disrupting the Feb.3 selectman's meeting. Heath arrested Clay moments after for disorderly conduct.

Since arrest at town hall, Alton man claims intimidation by selectmen continues

CHICHESTER — The Alton man who was arrested in early February for telling the Alton selectmen they should resign went on the record earlier his week about his opinion about what happened to him. Jeffrey Clay, who has retained the Sisti Law Group to represent him…

Huge NH pit bull a gentle giant, plays with owner's toddler son

Breeders Marlon and Lisa Grennan say super-sized dog is 100 per cent trusted with young son despite fact he could snap arm 'like a toothpick'

Laconia man facing sex charge points finger at rogue Homeland Security agent, spurned wife

LACONIA — During opening arguments to the jury during the Feb. 11 trial, public defender Steve Mirkin maintained that Joseph is the victim of both a scorned ex-wife and a Homeland Security agent who joined forces in an attempt to lure Joseph to cross state lines to meet a fictitious 13-year-old girl and that they swayed him to do something that was not in his character.

A cross-country skier, reflected in the glass of a store’s doorway, makes his way down Elm Street in Manchester.

Data from FitBit app finds activity of NH residents most affected by winter

New Hampshire saw the biggest drop-off from summer to winter, as average steps fell more than 15 percent in the cold months.

County won't prosecute Nelson town officials for wiretapping

NELSON — The Merrimack County Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against Nelson town officials, who some residents accused of audio recording their private conversations at the town offices.

Court officer charged with raping shackled female prisoner

Jose F. Martinez, 46, a 16-year employee at the courthouse, was held on $40,000 bail Wednesday after his arraignment on three counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault and battery.

Mass. authorities claim death of NH man arrested in Andover was suicide

A New Hampshire man arrested and charged with trafficking more than 40 grams of heroin in Andover on Friday, Feb. 20 died in his jail cell three days ...

FBI 'spy hunter' pal gets 2 1/2 years in federal prison

A former Tarrytown man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison Wednesday for his role in an ambitious bribery scheme that he hatched with his former FBI agent pal.

Westmoreland fire chief guilty of disorderly conduct

A Keene judge has found Westmoreland's fire chief not guilty of assaulting a man, but guilty of disorderly conduct for continuing to yell at the man after police told him to stop.

N.H. regulators missed warning signs of abuse and neglect at Lakeview

Yesterday, NHPR reported on abuse and neglect of people with disabilities at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia experiment

On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly traded one of the biggest stars in the NFL for a linebacker coming off an ACL tear. It makes perfect sense to me.


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