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March 05. 2013 1:10PM

Jodi Picoult’s new book tackles Holocaust, forgiveness issues

Like most novels about the Holocaust, Jodi Picoult’s latest book takes readers on a harrowing, unforgettable journey.



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Globe: Arthur T. Demoulas offers $1.5 billion for Market Basket

The end of the Market Basket saga appeared within reach late Friday after Arthur T. Demoulas offered to pay more than $1.5 billion to take control of the embattled company, and the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire expressed optimism an agreement was imminent.

James Foley captors wanted Pak scientist in swap

The email claims that “other governments” had accepted “cash transactions” for the release of hostages and says that the militants had offered prisoner exchanges for Foley’s freedom, naming Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani scientist jailed for 86 years for attempting to murder US military officers.

Conway ski train? Plans to run passenger and freight from Portland to Montreal unveiled

It might take until 2017 for there to be passenger rail from the valley to Montreal, said Schwanke. Some ski trains, which would tie into the Boston area, may be operational by next fall, said Schwanke.

Dover mayor's son pins pastry pilferer while mom calls the cops

DOVER — Two fast-acting Janetos employees were able to restrain 17-year-old shoplifting suspect, Nicholas J. Batista, who pilfered a packaged pastry from the store around noon Friday.

Police say Laconia man video recorded his own drug deals and they have the images

CIRCUIT COURT — An alleged drug trafficker is in Belknap County Jail on the strength of evidence gleaned from the elaborate surveillance system installed to protect the apartment where police claim he sold drugs.

NH Dept. of Health and Human Services confirms first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis since 2009

A Conway resident has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, commonly referred to as EEE, the Department of Health and Human Services announced last night.

Allegiant Airlines ending hiatus early at Pease

Allegiant Airlines has cut short its planned hiatus for flights to and from Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, because of the success it’s been having.

Windham music teacher nominated for a Grammy

A Windham music teacher has not only been nominated for a Grammy, but he has made it to the quarterfinals

Walpole man continues recovery from freak accident that shattered his skull

While riding a tractor through the woods, he stopped to remove a fallen tree in his way. As he was moving the tree, a large branch that had been pinned back snapped forward and hit him in the face, shattering his skull.

Laconia man builds a tree house for grown-ups

Every kid knows there’s something magical about being in a tree house. Sure, you can play “house” anywhere and pretend to be living out the joys...

Monadnock Humane Society director ousted amid board dispute

The society’s five-member board of directors asked Thevenin to resign after less than two years on the job because they have butted heads over the society’s fundraising activities and the role the board should take, she said.

Wife of convicted Hudson sex offender: 'I’m sorry I didn’t protect the victims'

NASHUA – The former Hudson man who admitted to molesting a now 16-year-old girl for four years and then stalking her on Twitter while free...

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

PeaPod, which delivers groceries from Stop & Shop to doorsteps, has been serving southern tier towns like Salem and Nashua since 2009, but there’s no plans to move northward yet, a spokesman said.

Paraplegia doesn’t dampen Concord man in spirit or in sport

On Thursday evening, he was one of the three wheelchair-bound participants in a shooting clinic hosted by the Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports program.

Poll finds Shaheen loyal support for unpopular Obama policies has her in statistical tie with Scott Brown

The poll says Shaheen has led Brown throughout the spring and summer, but her campaign is being weighed down by national politics, particularly the declining popularity of President Obama.

The Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin.

NHPR: Berlin Biomass plant fully operational, but contract may cost ratepayers $125M more over 20 years

A new biomass plant in Berlin is finally producing electricity for Public Service of New Hampshire under a controversial 20-year contract that a report says will cost PSNH ratepayers $125 million more than if the electricity was purchased on the open market.

Seabrook case offers lessons for Portsmouth police probe of officer named in will

PORTSMOUTH — While city officials plan for an independent probe of a police officer's contested $2.7 million inheritance, Seabrook's town manager said an outside agency that investigated police wrongdoing in that town was affordable, fast and professional.

Keene State mum on suspension of veteran track coach

Peter Thomas, the Owls’ cross country and track coach for the past 28 seasons, apparently has been placed on leave from the college for unspecified reasons.

Juliet Marine Systems' Ghost ship.

NH stealth attack boat may be too innovative for the Pentagon

Sancoff tells the story of a Navy SEAL who paid him a visit: ''He said, 'Sir, look at that picture behind your desk of Ghost. That's not a boat. No one knows what you're doing. They don't get it.' ''

Laconia tells court suspension of officer was proper & warranted

LACONIA — The city has filed its response regarding the police officer who is challenging her two-day suspension in the Belknap County Superior Court.


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