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June 21. 2013 11:26AM

Brother who died at Dartmouth graduation event was warned river swing was bad idea

HANOVER, New Hampshire — Police say a 20-year-old man who drowned in the Connecticut River during a Dartmouth College senior week party couldn't swim and was trying to land in shallow water when he used a rope swing.



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Since arrest at town hall, Alton man claims intimidation by selectmen continues

CHICHESTER — The Alton man who was arrested in early February for telling the Alton selectmen they should resign went on the record earlier his week about his opinion about what happened to him. Jeffrey Clay, who has retained the Sisti Law Group to represent him…

Huge NH pit bull a gentle giant, plays with owner's toddler son

Breeders Marlon and Lisa Grennan say super-sized dog is 100 per cent trusted with young son despite fact he could snap arm 'like a toothpick'

Westmoreland fire chief guilty of disorderly conduct

A Keene judge has found Westmoreland's fire chief not guilty of assaulting a man, but guilty of disorderly conduct for continuing to yell at the man after police told him to stop.

N.H. regulators missed warning signs of abuse and neglect at Lakeview

Yesterday, NHPR reported on abuse and neglect of people with disabilities at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham.

The collaboration that sparked ‘Shockheaded Peter’

Years later, squatting in a barn in New Hampshire with the memory as a quasi-mood board (and equipped with a heater, generator and four-track recorder), Sickert laid down a few tracks that would become the foundation of Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys.

Students, experts react negatively to Dartmouth alcohol sanctions

Yesterday’s announcement of the details for the implementation of the hard alcohol ban, stipulated by 'Moving Dartmouth Forward,' spurred discussion and has caused students and experts to question the likely effectiveness of the sanctions.

Windham parents worry about carbon dioxide levels

Windham School District officials say test show air quality is fine at Golden Brook School

Dartmouth prof vouches for picture of weasel snapped taking flight on back of woodpecker

In an interview with National Geographic, the professor said the weasel hugging the woodpecker would make forging the image very challenging.

Lawmakers recommend 22% hike in marriage tax to fund domestic violence interests

The bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Renny Cushing, would increase the cost of a marriage license from $45 to $50. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 20-1 to recommend passage of the legislation.


NH's golden whistleblower says UBS has 'global' issue with tax evaders

(Bloomberg) -- The former UBS Group AG banker whose cooperation with the U.S. helped expose tax evasion by thousands of Americans says the Swiss bank used similar practices elsewhere and he's eager to help European governments.


Dover woman OD's in front of her children again

DOVER — A city woman who was charged with endangering the welfare of a child last year, after overdosing on heroin while caring for her two daughters, has overdosed on drugs again.

GT Advanced Technologies in Merrimack filed for bankruptcy after it lost out on a lucrative partnership with Apple to provide sapphire screens for devices.

TPG lending arm offers $100M bankruptcy bailout loan to GT Advanced

TPG Specialty Lending Inc . was chosen as a bankruptcy lender over a group of bondholders that offered a competing proposal, GT Advanced said in papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire....

Bill to shield state from accountability uses minimum-wage as guide for public information fee

A bill that would allow government agencies to charge for the time it takes to fulfill public records requests would cap hourly fees at the rate for minimum wage, if it passes with a proposed amendment.

State claims Portsmouth police grant doesn't costs more to administer than it's worth

PORTSMOUTH — City Councilor Jack Thorsen said Monday night that a $30,000 grant, awarded to the Police Department for a part-time victims' advocate, costs more to administer than the $30,000 face value of the grant.

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app shaming litterers

'There are several town forests where people like to go to hike, camp, explore. But some people illegally dump trash in our woods,' the students said in a video about the project. 'And it’s time we take action.'

Looking a little worse for the wear, zombies shamble through Dover.

Scientists deduce NH good place to stand against zombie apocalypse; Boston will be destroyed

Meanwhile, areas like Vermont and New Hampshire and Ithaca, N.Y., where Alemi is located, could easily evade the zombie outbreak for several weeks, if not months.

Seabrook selectmen greenlight tax collector's nepotism

SEABROOK — The claim of nepotism in relation to Knowles’ recommendation was made by resident Maria Brown at last week’s meeting. Brown was an unsuccessful applicant for the position.

3 channels to go dark in 13 towns for lack of contributions to public access TV

LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access television will withhold its signal from a baker's dozen of towns in the Lakes Region that declined its offer to join the consortium and contribute to its operating budget.

Incidents of abuse and neglect plague New Hampshire's Lakeview Rehab Center

Since last September, Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham has been under scrutiny for abusing and neglecting some of the people it cares...

Hillary to join Shaheen cozying up to abortion money

Clinton, who was the 2009 recipient of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Margaret Sanger Award, is among other pro-choice Democrats speaking at the three-day conference, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.


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