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March 29. 2013 1:38PM

Man gets 5-plus years in bogus investment scheme

Sixty-one-year-old Steven Lewis bilked more than $600,000 from dozens of investors between 2003 and 2010.



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Timothy MacKay, 8, of Rindge protests the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline on the Fitzwilliam town common Saturday morning.

Unions endorse pipeline through NH

Representing a total of 84,000 workers, the Massachusetts Building Trades Council, New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades Council, and Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council endorsed the latest plan by Houston's Kinder Morgan Inc. to build a pipeline aimed at meeting the region's growing demand for natural gas.

After losing 'COPSLIE' case, DMV censor nixes vanity plates for brew tour bus

NORTH HAMPTON - Seven months after the state Supreme Court ruled that the license plate COPSLIE is protected free speech, David Adams is frustrated about having been denied license plates to say BREWBUS, GROWLER, or NHBEER.

Dover man vanishes after chain reaction crash in Ohio, found hours later severely injured having fallen from bridge

MONTGOMERY TWP., Ohio- Benjamin Ferrell, 34, of Dover, New Hampshire, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center with serious injuries and as of Monday had not been able to talk with investigators about how or why he ended up going over the edge of the bridge.

Weirs man engulfed in flame when he flips on bedroom lights

Fire Chief Ken Erickson said that it was about 3:05 p.m. when a 21-year-old resident of the home went into a bedroom and flipped the electric switch. He said the room immediately flashed over and the man was engulfed in flames.

World Poker Store Inc. agrees to buy New Hampshire charitable gaming business

As the next step in the company's continued charitable gaming efforts in the state, this agreement will further boost World Poker's plans to open up to 4 charitable gaming facilities throughout the state, each offering table games, Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, cash poker and poker tournaments as well as Bingo.

Universalists say chalk outlines to raise awareness of dead homeless erased

Volunteers who sought to raise awareness of homelessness over the weekend say efforts to wash away their chalk drawings illustrate society’s unwillingness to see the full problem.

Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in leg in WalMart parking lot

Tilton police say a man accidentally shot himself in the Walmart parking lot on Sunday morning.

Weare selectmen: ‘No need’ to request emergency funding in wake of costly scandals

Legal expenses for the town were budgeted at $66,900 for 2014; $117,867.29 was actually spent this year, putting legal expenses more than $50,000 over budget.

To fight corruption, Portsmouth having firefighters, police file financial disclosures

The amendment the council passed Monday night in City Hall will add police and fire commissioners to the ordinance, according to city documents, which means they will have to fill out financial disclosure forms.

Portsmouth nannies say they can bar people from sharing rides using Uber

After Monday night’s meeting, City Attorney Robert Sullivan said any Uber driving operating in Portsmouth 'would technically be in violation of the city (taxi) ordinance.'

Durham resident begrudges city bowing to 'Christmas' critics

'Political correctness contains arbitrary definitions,' he said. 'There is only one holiday in December. It is Christmas Day and following it is 11 more days of Christmas.'

Laconia man violates restraining order minutes after being served

LACONIA — A city man is being held on $300 cash bail for allegedly pushing his girlfriend and returning to her apartment within 10 minutes of being served with a restraining order.

Fishing fleet up for sale after feds scuttle catch

Yankee Co-op President Neil Pike started working as a fisherman at age 13, acquiring his first boat at 23. By 2010, after years of hard work, Pike owned three commercial fishing boats, but not any more. He’s sold one and is hoping to sell a second.

The accidental lobster farmers

While New England's other iconic fishery — cod — went belly-up, crustacean landings exploded to 125 million pounds in 2012 and 2013, five times the historic average and enough meat to give every American a lobster roll (with leftovers to spare).

Laconia council amends ordinance for Motorcycle Week to collect outstanding debts

LACONIA — Vendors wishing to do business at Laconia Motorcycle Week must satisfy their outstanding debts or risk not being granted a license by the city of Laconia.

Duck Gate tarnishes reputations of two Nashua officials

NASHUA – One clear message that came out of 2014 is don't mess with the ducks. It's a career killer.

Keene Airport set for new FAA classification opening door for more federal funding

State aeronautics officials plan to reclassify Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey as a national airport, potentially increasing its chance of getting federal grants for future infrastructure projects.

Juliet Marine Systems' Ghost ship.

Will anyone buy the 'Ghost' Ship'?

The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the ride smooth.

An interview with Vattnet Viskar's Chris Alfieri

Chris Alfieri is the guitarist of New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar, a Blackened Doom Metal band whose momentum is unprecedented for such a young group.

Churches stake out new ground in N.H.

Local pastors said people are frustrated by the politicization of religion and the petty arguments between Christian denominations


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