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March 25. 2013 1:49PM

Peterborough's July fireworks show canceled over school system's unwillingness to share field

The town’s annual Independence Day fireworks show, put on by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, will not happen this year, after a decision by the Conval Regional School Board to allow the high school athletic fields only to be used for sporting events, said Jack Burnett, executive director of chamber.



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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’s siblings: Obama could have done more

Slain journalist James Foley’s brother and sister appeared on national TV Friday where they said they felt the United States could have done more to save their brother.

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...

New Rindge chief was disciplined over fatal high-speed chase in Ariz.

Muilenberg faced disciplinary action in the Scottsdale Police Department in 2005 after a high-speed chase involving officers in his department and a suspect ended in a fatal car crash.

Warren disavows PAC that believes Democrats need a Hillary alternative

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written to federal regulators stating that she has nothing to do with a newly formed political organization urging her to run for president in 2016.

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...

Sen. Susan Collins: Obama's leadership ' ... has undermined America's place in the world'

Collins, who is known for pulling together the Common Sense Coalition, a group of 18 senators from both sides of the aisle and independent Angus King of Maine, said that the country lacks the kind of leadership in Washington to deal with the problems facing a modern America.

NYT: The growing blue-state diaspora

Democratic migration has been fast enough, so far, to allow the party to overcome the fact that the Northeast and industrial Midwest contain a smaller portion of the country’s population than they once did.

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.


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