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March 05. 2013 12:54PM

20-year-old rallies on final day to win Sled Dog Derby

LACONIA — Justin Fortier of St. Raymond, Quebec, became the youngest driver ever to win the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby by overcoming a deficit of more than three minutes with a nearly flawless Sunday run that catapulted him from third to first place.



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New source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic discovered by UNH scientists

The findings, published online now in the May 2015 journal Geology, point to a previously undiscovered, stable reservoir for abiotic methane -- methane not generated by decomposing carbon -- that is 'locked' away from the atmosphere, where it could impact global climate change.

New Hampshire plant species at risk of extinction

The New England Wild Flower Society has released a report, 'State of the Plants', which has revealed that most plant species in New Hampshire and New England are at the risk of extinction due to pollution, invasive species, development projects and climate.

Former New Durham chief’s wrongful termination suit dismissed

NEW DURHAM — A Strafford Country Superior Court judge has dismissed former New Durham fire chief Peter Varney’s wrongful termination lawsuit.

Lebanon Airport loses out on $750K in FAA funding; money now available to other airports

The city proposed a $2.6 million project to repair pavement and improve drainage in a 1,500-foot section of runway in October. The FAA rejected the proposal because the city didn't address safety issues associated with the project.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them.

New Ipswich bid to ease building inspections overruled by state RSA

Though it passed with resounding success during voting, a petition article that would ease building inspection requirements has been ruled to be illegal under state standards.

Ayotte puts Cruz to shame on Armed Services committee attendance

The committee’s outspoken hawk has the worst attendance record — by far. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has attended 14 of 16 Senate Armed Services Committee hearings.

Not much open water for salmon fishing

Anglers looking for salmon will have to compete for areas of open water that are a lot smaller this spring than they have been in recent years.

This is frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film taken on October 20th, 1967, claiming to depict Bigfoot/Sasquatch.

Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot' brings search to New Hampshire

The team from Animal Planet's hit show 'Finding Bigfoot' — Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, James Fay and Ranae Holland — are coming to New Hampshire to hear the stories, evaluate the evidence and continue their hunt for the mysterious Sasquatch.

North Country Redneck Snowblower a youtube sensation

North Country Redneck Snowblower,” this custom-made vehicle has enabled him to remove snow from his driveway with ease.

Corrections officer faces heroin charges, supplied drugs to Grafton County inmates

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Grafton County corrections officer has been arrested on two heroin-related charges, one of which relates to delivering prohibited items to prisoners.

Line handlers moor the Los Angeles-class USS Miami (SSN 755) as it arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  An employee would later torch the submarine causing $400M in damages.

Shipyard workforce reaches highest level in 20 years despite torched USS Miami

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, already the largest employer in the Seacoast, is infusing the area with millions of new dollars as it hires more than 700 workers to handle an ever-increasing demand for submarine maintenance work and to replace an aging workforce.

Empty stores, and even kiosks like these, appear throughout the Steeplegate Mall in Concord.

Falling property value of Steeplegate Mall affects everyone in Concord

In February of last year, Steeplegate Mall was Concord's second-largest taxpayer at an assessed value of $52 million. Now, the city's assessing database values the Loudon Road mall at just $30 million.

Former Gov. John H. Sununu chats with guests at the Josiah Bartlett Center Libertas Award Dinner in Concord in this 2011 file photo.

John Sununu: says Obama baiting birthers with Kenya trip

Only this time, a top New Hampshire Republican is suggesting that Obama is making the trip to embarrass conservatives.

Janet Sherrod of Seabrook parked her car outside her garage for fear the snow would cause the roof to collapse. Her fears were realized.

Homeowners' winter damage claims could lead to higher insurance rates

New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of insurance claims. Thousands of homeowners are filing claims as they begin...

Headmaster? Principal? Opposition mounts against name change at Pembroke Academy

What’s in a name? That which Pembroke Academy calls a headmaster by any other name would govern as well. Or would it?

Energy storage firm to merge with Seabrook-based Sustain-X

By combining fuel-free CAES technology with low-cost existing and developable salt caverns, the companies believe they will offer a market disrupting long-duration energy storage solution at a cost per kWh stored that is less than one-tenth the costs projected for competing battery technologies.

N.H. in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die

If the world view of a few dedicated political visionaries comes to pass, folks in New Hampshire could find themselves sitting at the local pub, playing a game of poker for profit, smoking a cigarette, or a joint, if they choose.

Fraternity’s suspension extended following Dartmouth branding

AD responded in a statement from attorney George Ostler that acknowledged that branding had occurred but claimed that it represented 'self-expression,' was limited to a small group of members, not the brotherhood as a whole and was neither a requirement for new or continued membership, nor did the decision to be branded affect a member’s standing in the organization.

UNH grads’ ‘music host’ app launches on Google Play Store

The overall concept is simple: a single device acts as a host that is plugged into a stereo system. Other devices can connect to the host and upload their own music onto it.


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