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February 24. 2013 10:14AM

Video: Salem boy inspires superhero character

SALEM — A hearing-impaired New Hampshire boy who inspired the creation of a superhero just for him will attend a special event in New York next week.

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Litchfield School Board chair steps down over emails asking for more hours for his wife

LITCHFIELD – Dennis Miller, the chairman of the Litchfield School Board, abruptly resigned at the start of Wednesday’s meeting after weeks of inquiry over the board’s vote not to renew Superintendent Brian Cochrane’s contract. Miller’s wife, Dawn, works for the school district, and in May, Miller sent an email to Cochrane about his wife’s hours being cut.

Monadnock Humane Society board agrees to meet with members over director's dismissal

SWANZEY — Two months after the Monadnock Humane Society’s board of directors ousted the organization’s leader, members have scheduled a meeting that may explain why.

Venomous postings on Yik Yak have NH schools reeling

LAKES REGION — A relatively new, smart phone 'app' called Yik Yak has local school administrators scrambling to stop students from using it and rushing to repair the damage abusive language posted to a Twitter-like dialogue stream has already caused.

New York Times: Jurors' note hints at conviction in Blackwater case involving Rochester man

Jurors who have for weeks been deliberating in the murder and manslaughter case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors passed a note to the judge on Wednesday that suggested they were leaning toward conviction on at least some counts.

NHSUPCO tells retired officer reform prohibits quadruple dipping, only double dipping still allowed

Police Officer Anderson argued he was entitled to work for up to 32 hours per week for Plaistow, up to 32 hours per week for Atkinson, and up to 32 hours per week for Hampstead, while collecting his pension.

Chester residents Walter and Linda Misco struck it big in Las Vegas  winning $2.4 million on a slot machine that hadn't paid out a jackpot in 20 years.

MGM's legendary 'Lion's Share' slot machine headed to NH winner's Fla. home due to Granite State prohibition

In New Hampshire, where the Miscos are from, machines in private collections have to be at least 25 years old.

Gilford father William Baer was arrested earlier this year during a heated meeting where angry parents confronted school officials over children being assigned a book by NH author Jodi Picoult.

Gilford parents can now appeal use of filth-laden books to teach children says school board

GILFORD — The School Board has made some minor changes to a few instructional material policies that could make a big difference for parents who want to know what is being taught to their children.

Scott Brown, left, Jeanne Shaheen, right.

Tit for tat: In wake of Shaheen absenteeism revelation, Brown accused of missing border security hearings

As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he missed all six hearings on border security that he was eligible to attend, records suggest.

The U.S. Marshals Service has released these photos to show what Matthew Dion might look like today.

NH murder suspect now believed to be in Atlanta

Manchester Detective Sgt. Joe Mucci says he has strong reasons to believe 38-year-old Matthew Dion is in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Oyster River punishes everyone after handful of students bring pot, booze to school

'It was obvious when we interacted with the students,' Allen said. 'The telltale signs of alcohol and marijuana consumption are pretty straight forward.'

SARAH SILVERMAN

How much is loved and hated NH comedian Sarah Silverman worth?

According to The Richest, her current net worth is of $3.5 million dollars and through time she has done not only comedy, but different things as well.

NHDES tells Portsmouth nannies rust dust from working port nothing to fear

The PDA’s Board of Trustees voted this summer not to renew the lease with Grimmel Industries, which will end on Dec. 31.

Slideshow: Tour John Irving’s Country Estate

Back in 1989, John and Janet Irving, along with architect Ted Lownie, built this mansion in Dorset, Vermont. A quarter of a century later, the 8,300 square foot mansion is on the market for the first time for just under $3 million.

Epping police take pigeon into custody after bird gets lost in race

EPPING — A 4-month-old homing pigeon that lost its way during a race from New York to Massachusetts ended up spending Monday night munching on popcorn at the Epping police station after it landed in the parking lot.

PIMCO funds downgrade could trigger selloff; NHRS has $200M invested

The New Hampshire system has about $US7.3 billion in total assets, about $US200 million of which is invested with Pimco.

Timberlane, bus company at odds as drivers vote to strike

Bus drivers in the Timberlane Regional School District and the Derry School District voted Monday to authorize a strike and shot down a contract offered by First Student, a national transportation company, according to Teamster business administrator Jeff Padellaro.

Trace amounts of MTBE again found in water at West Swanzey school

WEST SWANZEY — Trace amounts of MTBE have been found in the water used by Cutler Elementary School for a second time in two months.

Ex-CIA official talks security at Dartmouth

Hanover — A former deputy and acting director of the CIA was introduced as 'the most interesting man in the world' to a packed auditorium at Dartmouth College during a public conversation on Tuesday afternoon in Hanover.

Ruger announcing AR-556 and Collector’s Series 10/22

Ruger has just announced their newest AR-15 carbine, the AR-556 and a commemorative 10/22, the Collector’s Series. Both are straightforward, affordable and crowd-pleasing rifles with solid features at low prices.

Village Voice takes aim at Bitcoin zealots

Who are bitcoins for? If you go by stereotype, it's narcissistic libertarians who see themselves as visionaries punished for their daring individuality by a tyrannical government whose raison d'être is to stamp out personal freedom wherever it can because, uh, for the heck of it, I guess.

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