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April 18. 2013 2:12PM

1st Circuit bars MIT from cultivating marijuana for research

Petitioner Lyle E. Craker, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, seeks review of an order from the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) denying his application for registration to cultivate marijuana for medical research.

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Dracut High drama involving fired teacher from NH: 'I'm not leaving until I'm arrested'

DRACUT -- Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, police say former 17-year Dracut High English teacher Robert Moulton banged on the locked doors and screamed at the bolted windows of his former workplace from which he is legally banned.

Was it a wolf? Unlikely, says Fish and Game, but Madison woman says keep an eye on your pets

A Fish and Game biologist says it would be extremely unusual to find a wolf in New Hampshire but coyotes can look like wolves and could pose a threat to pets.

Feds say three trees stolen from New Hampshire forest

These trees were part of the redesign to reduce soil compaction, increase user safety and enhance visitor experience.

Laconia to go slow on move to equip officers with body cameras

LACONIA — Police commissioners and command staff said yesterday that they are waiting for the the N.H. Attorney General to make a state-wide recommendation about the use of body cameras before any local-use decision is made.

Police find 20 animals, including pig, in Derry home

Police found eight dogs, 11 cats and a pot-bellied pig living in a Derry home with two adults and three children.

Heroin overdose suspected in mall lot, says chief

NEWINGTON — Police are investigating a suspected heroin overdose in a car parked in a crowded mall parking lot on Thursday.

UNH outdoor pool size shrinks slightly again

DURHAM — The latest design for the new University of New Hampshire outdoor pool is slightly smaller than previous proposals.

Despite 40 years and an estimated $1T spent, heroin today sells for pennies on the dollar relative to what it cost in the early 1970s when the federal boondoggle began.

Cheaper-than-ever heroin means women's prison may be too small when it opens

In a November budget hearing in Concord, Commissioner of Corrections William Wrenn told lawmakers he feared the new $38 million prison they had funded ...

Oil deliveryman spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

GREENLAND, N.H. — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out.

PSNH tells Farmington 104-year town holiday tradition must end

'The holiday lights that Farmington has been putting up are not in adherence to New Hampshire Law or PSNH policies. Therefore, PSNH asks that Farmington discontinue their annual installation of holiday lights on PSNH utility poles after the 2014 Holiday season.'

Holiday lights tradition continues in Chesterfield, dimmed by death of former host

CHESTERFIELD — The holiday lights won't shine as bright at The Farm in Chesterfield this year. They've dimmed after the man behind the extravagant display lost his life one year ago.

Carroll County commissioner objects to being held responsible for legal fees for stonewalling public

Babson said, 'I don't know why anyone would run for public office if you are liable [for expenses like these].' He complained that he wasn't even a commissioner for the years 2010-2012 and yet is being asked to pay to defend those who were in those years.

N.H. wood harvesting industry impact: $51 a ton

The New Hampshire logging industry contributed nearly $170 million to the state’s economy in 2012 – or, to look at it another way, a little more than $51 for each of the 3.3 million tons harvested in the state, according to a report prepared for and released by the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association and released to NHBR.

Market Basket film, funded by fans, will retell the saga

Now a Portsmouth, N.H., filmmaker is hoping a second wave of public support will help pay for a documentary about the struggle that riveted New England for ...

Group appeals denial of day center for homeless in Exeter neighborhood

A nonprofit organization seeking to open a day center for the homeless in an Exeter neighborhood has appealed a decision by the town zoning board...

Brentwood police seek donations for trip to D.C. to see officer's name added to memorial

Member of the Brentwood Police Department are raising money to help fund a trip Washington, D.C. in May, when fallen officer Stephen Arkell will...

Deer rescued from Androscoggin River

GORHAM – Using a raft, Gorham Emergency Medical Services personnel and Fish and Game rescued a deer that had broken through the ice on the Androscoggin River Tuesday morning.

Tri-City refugee resettlement concerns appear to be unfounded

DOVER — There are no plans to resettle African immigrants in the Tri-Cities, according to state officials and two refugee relocation groups.

Judd Gregg sizes up Jeb Bush, the GOP field and Warren, Clinton

A longtime friend of the Bush family, and an icon in New Hampshire Republican politics, former Sen. Judd Gregg said on Wednesday that Jeb Bush moves toward a presidential candidacy as a 'substantive favorite' for his party’s nomination, but not the 'prohibitive favorite.'

Paintball park planned for tract at the Weirs

LACONIA — Paintball, the popular pastime around the world first played competitively in Henniker, New Hampshire in June, 1981, promises to become the next recreational attraction offered at The Weirs.

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