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July 31. 2013 1:23PM

Gun control activists claim guest at Ayotte event pantomimed shooting gun

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates received a chilling welcome Monday evening outside a Republican Party fundraiser when one of the guests pantomimed drawing a gun and shooting at them on his way into the party.

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Timberland targets 13% annual growth to reach $3.1B in revenue by 2019

Growth in the Americas region will account for nearly half of the anticipated $1.4 billion in total revenue growth, representing an annual growth rate of 14 percent for the region.

Redevelopment plan for Naval Shipyard prison moving forward

KITTERY, Maine — The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s shuttered prison.

Review: Contractor blamed for sewage tsunami through Dover restaurants

DOVER — A recent engineering review presented to city officials confirms sewage flooding that closed two landmark downtown restaurants on Aug. 13 was due to a measure taken by contractors involved in the First Street construction project.

Dartmouth College very well endowed, posting 19.2% gains bringing total to $4.5B

Hanover — The value of the endowment accumulated through decades of donations and investments at Dartmouth College reached $4.5 billion on June 30, after a fiscal year in which $778 million in investment gains and $146 million in gifts and transfers more than offset $189 million in spending.

Edible packaging? Retailers not quite ready for odd Stonyfield's wrapperless yogurt

A handful of companies are trying to take an idea straight out of Willy Wonka and turn it into reality: edible packaging.

Seacoast home sales cool off in August

PORTSMOUTH — The breakneck pace of residential real estate sales the past few months slowed in August, especially in single-family homes.

Manchester #5 on Forbes list of Top 10 Most Educated Cities trumping Silicon Valley

Provo, Utah, and Manchester, New Hampshire, round out the top five. At the other end of the spectrum, Beaumont, Texas, ranks as the least educated city in America.

'I always wanted to be a part of a Adam Sandler movie!' - Kirsten Dunst

His movies are known for shooting in the best vacation destinations around the world and the blonde beauty revealed she wouldn't mind being a part of the comedian's next production.

Ron Howard, Dan Brown to bring Digital Fortress to ABC

Dan Brown will partner with Ron Howard and ABC to bring his book Digital Fortress into a TV series.

Dan Brown's lost 2000-year-old Vatican scroll coming to a bookstore near you

It has been leaked in the New York press that best-selling author Dan Brown will release his latest blockbuster Vatican novel on Christmas Day. The title is to be 'The Last Scroll' based on the remaining 12 pages from a long lost Gnostic text.

NYT: Teen penpals marry after rediscovering each other in NYC using online dating site

She is a daughter of Lesley Arnold of Keene, N.H., and Barton D. Goodeve of Sharon, N.H. She is a stepdaughter of Kenneth Arnold. The officiant was Arpad J. Toth, the bride’s maternal grandfather and a justice of the peace in New Hampshire.

Check out new Sarah Long Bridge design at open house

KITTERY, Maine — The Maine and New Hampshire departments of transportation will hold an open house Sept. 18 to showcase the final design of the new...

Michigan man arrested following Dunbarton sex probe

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton.

Keene woman charged with gun possession after losing purse at Big E to be held 20-days for psych evaluation

SPRINGFIELD – A New Hampshire woman arrested after police said she lost her gun at the Big E will undergo a 20-day psychiatric examination before returning to court to face an illegal gun possession charge.

Newmarket teen accused of having sex with 12-year-old girl

NEWMARKET — An 18-year-old Newmarket man has been arrested on accusations he had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl, knowing her age.

Belknap County fires nursing home administrator, mum on reason

Logue, 50, was notified of his termination on Sept. 3 by the Belknap County Commission, although commissioners did not publicly disclose the reason for his dismissal.

Democrats block veto override to heightened oversight of YDC after employee complaints last year

The legislation passed the House and Senate with overwhelming support, but was vetoed by Hassan.

Reluctant to combat militant Islam, Obama sends 3,000 U.S. troops to Ebola fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

Newington ZBA rejects appeal of expansion of propane facility, Portsmouth says it will sue

The denial came in front of about 50 people in Newington Town Hall, many of them Portsmouth city officials including Mayor Bob Lister, Deputy City Manager David Allen, City Councilor Esther Kennedy, City Attorney Bob Sullivan and state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth.

Sticking to Democratic playbook, latest Kuster attack ad paints Garcia as 'Tea Party' fanatic

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster released an ad laying out how her campaign will try to define her opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, as the two battle for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

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