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June 18. 2013 11:43AM

Jim Verschueren: Reflections of a freshman legislator frustrated with Senate stand against new taxes and fees

Live Free or Die is not always pretty, but if we want a good quality of life and we refuse to pay either sales or income taxes, then fees, sin taxes, and property taxes are the hand we have to play.

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Winnacunnet teen's 'Real Adventure' YouTube video goes viral

HAMPTON - Tyler Johnson finished his dinner around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, and then uploaded a new video to his YouTube account.

Dartmouth: Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields

HANOVER, N.H. - Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the possibility of engineering a new class of smart molecules with applications in fields as wide ranging as nanotechnology and medicine.

Food-mobile, road maintenance win UNH innovation prize

The student winners are a pair from UNH who proposed a mobile grocery store to help address the issue of "food deserts." Bradley and Shannon Calabro, master's students in business and social work, respectively, received a cash prize of $5,000.

Photo: Bobcat captured in Milton on camera

MILTON — Former selectman Bob Bridges has been an avid hunter for nearly 50 years. He's seen the usual fare, like deer and turkey, but he's never encountered a bobcat.

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...

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