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February 12. 2013 12:49PM

Great Rotary Derby: Littlest big fish takes top prize

MEREDITH — The 2.76 pound white perch that Mark Head of Meredith pulled through the ice on Big Squam Lake Sunday morning may have been among the smallest fish on the leader board at the 34th annual Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby ... but that fish proved to be worth one fifth of it's weight in gold



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RealClearPolitics.com: In defense of the Brown-Shaheen poll

Even if a race is stable, a pollster conducting truly random samples should show quite a lot of noise.

Berlin prison official accredited to jail Americans

BERLIN – The federal prison in Berlin received initial accreditation by the American Correctional Association on Aug. 17.

Feds keep half of the people receiving SSDI benefits on painkillers

Nearly half of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, primarily seniors, take opioid pain relievers, according to new data.

Wheelabrator appeal headed to NH Supreme Court

Claremont — The appeal to the state Supreme Court of the five-year operating permit approved for the shuttered Wheelabrator trash-to-energy incinerator on Grissom Lane appears headed to trial.

Enterasys Networks buyer loses $16.2M on acquisition costs

Extreme Networks, the company that last November acquired Salem-based Enterasys Networks, lost $16.2 million in its last quarter and some $57.3 million for the fiscal year, but much of the loss was due to continuing acquisition costs.

Nearly 1,500 Market Basket employees filed for unemployment

Nearly 1,500 Market Basket workers have applied for unemployment benefits since the company stopped giving hours to part-time employees earlier this month.

Market Basket worker,94, returns as deal awaited

STRATHAM — After two weeks with no work, 94-year-old Arthur St. John was back to bagging groceries at the Stratham Market Basket on Monday afternoon.

Portsmouth Gas Light fires bands due to noise gripes

PORTSMOUTH — The attorney for the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. said the owners have turned down the music at their outdoor concert patio in response to complaints filed by neighbors of the establishment.

Raymond man working on yard crushed to death by boulder

A New Hampshire man was crushed to death by a large boulder Monday night, according to Raymond Police.

Bedford native Sarah Silverman wins Emmy

Bedford native Sarah Silverman won an Emmy at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Monday night.

Bedford's Seth Meyers takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after hosting Emmys 2014 then nominates Vladimir Putin

Taking up the challenge from his cousin and Jessica Biel, the 'Late Night' host nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin to undergo the viral fund-raising effort.

Girl Scout survey finds NH is best place in nation to raise girls

New Hampshire ranked at the top, based on 23 indicators of education, extracurricular activities, economic well-being, emotional health and physical health and safety.

Slots sought for students displaced by sudden closure of Lebanon College

'The bottom line is we are really focusing in on students and how to make this as painless as possible for them. It’s a great institution, and we want to respond to them and respond to students,' Harvey-Smith said.

Mass. police incursion into NH fails to locate pursued man

Holcroft soon began chasing him north on Bear Hill Road at speeds of up to 70 mph, twice the rural road’s speed limit.

Laconia property owners face DES penalties over 55 feet of 'wetlands' after informant's tip

According to pleading obtained from the Belknap County Superior Court, in September 2010, the DES was notified that Paul Arshen and Gail Arshen were doing some work at the property on 94 Crystal Lake Road.

Journalist freed in Syria spent time living in Upper Valley

riends say Theo Padnos , 45, whose family owns a home in Bridgewater, Vt., used the name Peter Theo Curtis while in captivity to avoid association with a book he wrote about …

Former FBI head Louis Freeh admitted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Louis Freeh, 64, was wearing a seat belt when his SUV went off a road in Barnard on Monday, crashing into a mailbox and a row of shrubs.

NHPR audio: Four new charter schools set to open in New Hampshire

New charter schools are opening in Plymouth, Merrimack, Manchester and Derry, bringing the total number of charter schools in New Hampshire to 22.

State orders Swanzey bridge to shut down

WEST SWANZEY — State officials have ordered the shutdown of the Christian Hill Road bridge over the Ashuelot Rail Trail.

State Police stop 175 motorists at government roadblock to make 2 DWI arrests

Troopers screened 175 vehicles and arrested two people on DWI charges, one on charges of possession of controlled drugs, one on charges of operating after suspension and one warrant arrest for criminal trespass, according to a press release from the state police.


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