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April 17. 2013 1:48PM

Women's prison in Berlin 'not looking good'

Back in February, Woodburn announced he would lobby for a new women's prison to be located on the grounds of the men's prison in Berlin. He noted that the 500-bed state facility was built with the infrastructure to allow a future 500-bed addition. Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier threw his support behind Woodburn's initiative.

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Man first charged with attempted murder, incidted on new charge

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Man indicted for multpile heroin sales to informan

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Portsmouth works to clear snow piles from boat launch

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1 hurt when Downeaster hits vehicle in Old Orchard Beach

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Report: Diversity of New England plants threatened

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NH launches new coastal mapping tool

PORTSMOUTH – The state Department of Environmental Services in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire’s GRANIT System and other project partners launched the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool that gives anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and to make and share their own customized maps.

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New Hampshire man to plead guilty in Dubuque book vendor scheme

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Mother, children hide in bedroom as man breaks into home

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Off-duty captain calls in fire, gets woman out of burning building

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Nashua board sends panhandling ordinance to committee

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NH employers face legal uncertainty over seasonal worker visas

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Town, UNH issue request for development of former ATO site

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Wild sign New Hampshire leading scorer Downing

Minnesota has inked collegiate free agent Grayson Downing to a two-year, entry-level deal, the club announced Tuesday night.

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