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July 30. 2013 1:31PM

ATV greenlight opens front door to the North Country

GORHAM – With the snip of a scissors, the dream of opening up streets in Gorham to allow ATV access to downtown businesses was a reality.

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Feds estimate median income for a family of four in NH tops $97.5K

New Hampshire's median income for a family of four tops $97.5K, sixth highest in the nation.

Sub Pop releasing Sarah Silverman's new album on vinyl, CD and digital download

Sub Pop will be releasing Sarah Silverman's new comedy album, 'We Are Miracles,' on September 23. The LP will be available on limited-edition colored vinyl, CD and digital formats.

UNH DNA analysis may help New England save remaining cottontails

University of New Hampshire researchers say the New England cottontail population has shrunken by at least half in New Hampshire and Maine in the last decade.

Gilford bookkeeper charged with stealing $60K from Vt. dentist

An audit stemming back to 2009 showed $60,000 was missing. Lussier, of Gilford and Keene, New Hampshire, was fired May 12.

Toddler's breathing restored at Ellacoya beach in Gilford

He said they went into the water and got the girl who was not breathing when they reached her. He said they brought the child to life guards who performed CPR and resuscitation.

Roofer gets three to six years for stealing from customers

Timothy Currier, the owner of Green Home Energy Systems, was convicted in March of having entered into contracts to provide new roofs to three customers, taking more than $18,000 in deposits and purposefully not providing materials, services or refunds.

Claremont postmaster who stole from PTO - 'I had to feed my kids'

Rebecca S. Remick, 40, of 35 Citizens St., Claremont’s postmaster at the United State Post Office on Broad Street, has since paid back all the money she allegedly took from the account. She blamed tough financial times for the incidents.

Vaping takes off as smoking's latest alternative

PORTSMOUTH — Brian Swaine was a pack-a-day Marlboro 'Reds' smoker who switched to vaping and now has a preference for Honey Pearry flavored e-juice.

The untold story behind serial killer Israel Keyes' jailhouse suicide

A correctional officer fired for 'negligent inattention' by the Department of Corrections because he allegedly read a novel while Israel Keyes committed a 'ritualistic' suicide in a cell 25 feet away was a scapegoat for widespread lax practices and shouldn’t have lost his job, a review by an arbitrator found.

Peeping Tom in town? Hinsdale police chief calls community meeting

The meetings is in response to reports the police department has received and a Facebook page -- Hinsdale Crime Watch -- that claims to have a description of the suspect.

A mother duck leads her chicks in this 2013 file photo.

Woman stops to help ducklings, gets $100 ticket

NEWFIELDS — A Newfields woman who stopped in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a ticket from state police.

NH native fights for Israel in Gaza Strip

'The foreignness drops away real quick,' said Adam Harmon, who moved to Israel from New Hampshire out of college and joined the IDF in 1990, when Israel was fighting a Palestinian uprising and an ascendant Hezbollah.

Victorian visitation? Stereoscopic 3D image from 1870 captures UFO over Mount Washington

A photograph showing a strange, cigar-shaped object over the top of Mount Washington showed what appeared to be an alien spacecraft - in 1870.

Mount Washington takes windiest crown once again

According to a factoid published July 21 on the MSN.com weather page, Mount Washington, N.H. is the windiest place in the U.S. with an average 35.1 mph breeze.

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Ex-UNH hockey coach indicted on four charges

DURHAM — Former UNH women's hockey coach Brian McCloskey has been indicted on three charges of simple assault and one charge of criminal threatening following an incident with a player at a last fall.

Kittery police arrest distraught man wielding toy gun in animal hospital over dog's demise

KITTERY, Maine — A Kittery Point man wielding an unloaded replica antique gun entered the Kittery Animal Hospital on Saturday morning, yelling that he was upset that his dog had allegedly been put down, police said.

Daniel Wani of Manchester, his wife, Meriam Ibrahim.

NY pastor meets Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan, offers to help bring and take care of her family in US

New York City pastor William Devlin has traveled to Khartoum in Sudan where he has met Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim and offered to help bring and take care of her and her family in the United States.

NH drops to 4th in child well-being as child poverty spikes

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count report released Tuesday ranks New Hampshire fourth best, behind Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa. New Hampshire had been ranked first in the nation for more than 10 years.

Decision made in alleged Seabrook Police brutality case

Town Manager Bill Manzi said a nonpublic meeting has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss disciplinary action with the officers involved in the alleged Nov. 11, 2009, assault of then-19-year-old Michael Bergeron Jr.

UNH reaches nearly $50m in record fundraising drive

Nearly 20,000 donors made gifts to UNH. This year’s results are more than 35 percent above last year’s record of $35.8 million.

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