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April 24. 2013 12:36PM

Concord City Councilor Dick Patten faces stalking petition

A 20-year-old Concord man who was friendly with state Rep. Dick Patten has obtained a temporary court order prohibiting Patten from contacting him or coming by his home.

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Refugee officials cancel meeting with Dover City Council

DOVER — A state group that helps facilitate the resettlement of international refugees has canceled a meeting with the City Council.

Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter

What is known is that no more than 100 Congolese families would be resettled throughout Tri-City communities and as a community, Weston said, there is no authority on whether to accept or not.

Lawrence Buswell, 53, of Kingston struck a plea agreement with prosecutors regarding the fatal boat crash that claimed the life of a Merrimack man.

Plaistow lawyer to plead guilty to boating fatal, trial to begin on boat rape of boy

Buswell already is expected to spend time behind bars because he is scheduled to plead guilty Aug. 14 in a negligent homicide case.

Scott Brown disavows supporter who sent vulgar letter to NH Democratic Party

The campaign also scrubbed Benzing’s name off of an online press release that named Benzing a supporter, though BuzzFeed has a screenshot of the original list.

Affidavit details alleged sexual assault at elite St. Paul’s School

A student tradition in which seniors try to have sexual contact with younger students led to an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School this spring, according to an affidavit filed this week.

Canterbury: Was logger’s death a homicide?

Mark Kelso, the logger found fatally injured beside his skidder Feb. 23 in Canterbury, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the circumstances around which were initially investigated as a homicide, according to a death certificate and interviews with relatives.

Pope Francis blesses Meriam Yehya Ibrahim of Sudan and her baby during a private meeting at the Vatican last week.

Cardinal O'Malley commends faith of freed Sudanese woman

'Meriam's commitment to her faith is inspirational, and it should encourage us to deeper faith and a willingness to share that faith with others,' O'Malley said of Meriam Yehia Ibrahim .

Hannaford cashes in on Market Basket’s family turmoil, sends workers to NH

The supermarket chain will send some workers from Maine to New Hampshire this weekend to handle the surge in customers.

In Lee, Market Basket employees held signs such as this hand-made sign that read

How one woman set off the latest chapter in the Market Basket tale

A London woman, a widow once married to a Demoulas brother, made a decision in June 2013 that led to a domino effect that has changed, potentially forever, Tewksbury-based Market Basket.

Boston Globe: Who lives on those islands in Lake Winnipesaukee?

LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H. — What do you do when you have a cozy ... If you dream of retreating to a New Hampshire island some day, this is just one type ...

Cross-country walker breaks silence, heads home to NH

The 23-year-old Yale graduate has just completed a year-long trek from New Hampshire to California. As part of a performance art project, he took photos along the way and didn’t speak a word.

Ayotte moves to block Obama giving Iran another $2.8B

Washington Free Beacon - Senators are moving to block the White House from giving Iran another $2.8 billion in cash assets until the administration can assure lawmakers that Tehran will not use the money to fund terrorism, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

NH schools weigh cellphone search ruling

School officials’ right to search students’ cellphones has only become trickier and stickier because of a recent Supreme Court decision making it clear that police officers need a warrant before searching a cellphone.

NYDailyNews.com: Teens murder Dartmouth professors for cash to start their life of crime together

In need of cash to live their dream adventure of Australia and a life of crime, James Parker, 16, and Robert Tulloch, 17, posed as environmental students doing research in order to gain access into homes.

Bass endorses Brown in Keene

He opted not to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat himself, and so now Charles Bass, the former U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire, has thrown his weight behind former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.

Jericho ATV Festival expected to draw thousands

BERLIN – The 2014 Jericho ATV Festival is jammed packed with events befitting its growing reputation as the premier summer event for ATV riders on the East Coast.

Local lobsterman catches rare calico lobster

Calico lobsters appear approximately once out of 30 million. The rare lobsters are marked by their spotted shells, and this one even had spots on its antennae.

NH's Ray LaMontagne brings soulful, traditional sound to the Orpheum

Born in New Hampshire and raised all across the country as his single mother moved to provide for her six children, LaMontagne had a relatively aimless youth and was already in his 20s when, legend has it, hearing Stephen Stills’ 'Tree Top Flyer' inspired him to become a musician.

NH Liquor Commission touts record sales of booze

The record $626M in sales for fiscal year 2014 is $23 million higher than the previous fiscal year — an increase of nearly 4 percent.

N.H. composters say new food waste rule change could stir growth in business

Banning food-scraps from land-fills hasn’t come been high on the legislative agenda in New Hampshire, but with a few tweaks, towns could begin to turn to compost for another reason: to save money.

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