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February 15. 2013 1:27PM

Merrimack teens ‘un-celebrate’ Valentine’s Day at library party

MERRIMACK – Liz Gotauco wasn’t out to bash love and relationships, she said, it’s just that the idea of an Anti-Valentine’s Day party seemed like too much fun to pass up.



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Man indicted in heroin death

BRENTWOOD — A Newmarket man accused of causing a Portsmouth’s woman death by giving her heroin was indicted by a Rockingham County Superior Court grand jury this month.

Apartment blaze displaces 23 residents

ROCHESTER — A two-alarm fire displaced 23 residents in 12 units at Sunset Arms apartments on Salmon Falls Road in Rochester Thursday night.

Rochester finance committee recommends raise of mayor's stipend

ROCHESTER — Against the recommendation by the mayor’s ad hoc committee, the Finance Committee has voted to recommend raising the annual stipend for the mayor by $1,000, which would make the mayor's total salary $4,400.

Chinburg Properties introduces new riverfront development

ROLLINSFORD – Scout Landing is a new home community off Church Street in Rollinsford and consists of 15 home sites ranging from about a third of an acre to just over one acre.

Former EDC member calls for firing of Exeter town manager

EXETER – A resident who recently resigned from the Economic Development Commission after calling the commission “a puppet,” is continuing to pose questions about Economic Development Director Darren Winham’s outside employment.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard wins safety award

KITTERY, Maine — The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was named the fiscal year 2014 Chief of Naval Operations Safety Excellence Award, an honor recognizing achievements in safety and occupational health.

Ex-Seabrook cop pushes for expert testimony in brutality case

SEABROOK — A former Seabrook patrolman facing police brutality charges is requesting a judge reconsider a decision to not allow another police officer to testify that his actions were justified.

Pierce Island Committee may consider fee for out-of-towners

PORTSMOUTH — City Councilor Eric Spear wants the Peirce Island Committee to consider the idea of charging a fee to out-of-towners who use the island.

HarborCorp developers state their case

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the development team for the proposed HarborCorp mixed-use development contended Thursday night that their project will provide significant public benefit to the city.

Locals indicted in stalking, drug, hammer assault, fraud cases

PORTSMOUTH — The most recent Rockingham County grand jury indicted locals on charges ranging from stalking and attempted bank robbery, to drug sales and antique-car fraud.

Analysts set Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. price target at $46

There are 2 research firms in total that have issued ratings on Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) within the past year. The consensus, or mean target price of the Wall Street analysts covering the firm is $46.

Nuclear Matters co-chairs, former Sens. Evan Bayh and Judd Gregg, coment on NEI report on Florida Nuclear Fleet

WASHINGTON, Apr 16, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nuclear Matters’ co-chairs, former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), commented on a report issued today by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), “Economic Impact of Florida Power & Light Company’s Nuclear Power Plants.”

Two-part definition emerges in NH independent contractor debate

Business advocates and regulators think they’ve finally come up with a single way for state agencies to define who and what an independent contractor is. However, labor unions and their advocates are worried that the new definition, proposed in House Bill 450, will allow some employers to more easily misclassify workers as independent contractors, avoiding paying payroll taxes and denying them benefits.

Police: Mass. man tries to hire NH gang member to kill witnesses

CHELMSFORD, Mass. —A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says a man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has now been charged with trying to hire a gang member in New Hampshire to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a state trooper.

Former Rockette, Miss NH uses MS diagnosis to raise awareness

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A Former Radio City Music Hall Rockette is taking on a new life challenge that at least 8,000 other New Yorkers already face. And her latest journey is putting her back in the spotlight. Standing on a stage was always a dream for Michelle Tolson.

New Hampshire Young Republicans engulfed in early blast of 2016 drama

CONCORD, N.H. -- The annual meeting of the New Hampshire Young Republicans Federation is not the kind of event that typically generates much interest outside the group’s membership. This year, however, it is the site of a brewing conflict between young conservative activists on one side and the New Hampshire Republican Party and a top hire for Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign on the other.

Legislators hear merits of addiction-centered alternative sentencing program

With all of her drug use, financial struggles and frayed personal relationships, a cup of unsanctioned hot cocoa seemed the least of Sara Whittum’s concerns. She was a heroin addict in her early 40s facing multiple felonies and, by 2010, floundering in drug court, the alternative sentencing program meant to keep nonviolent offenders like herself out of prison.

Advisory board to work on Pease water contamination

PORTSMOUTH — Mayor Robert Lister has named a seven-person community advisory board to address issues around the water contamination and subsequent blood testing protocol at the Pease International Tradeport.

Master jeweler David Bellman and Segway inventor Dean Kamen unveil Aquasonic Wave for Daytime Emmy stars

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This year's Daytime Emmy(R) Award stars will walk away with trophies and accolades as well as learning about a revolutionary new invention, The AquaSonic Wave. Co-created by Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway, and Master Jeweler David Bellman, the AquaSonic Wave provides a novel, time-effective way to keep diamonds and other precious jewelry sparkling like new.

Politico: NH man who confronted Chris Christie on 'Bridgegate' changes story

A New Hampshire man who confronted Chris Christie about his role in the Bridgegate traffic scandal on Wednesday was mistaken about being stuck in the paralyzing September 2013 traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey, he told Politico.


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