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August 06. 2013 11:19AM

Wolfeboro's Samantha Wood competes in U.S. Fencing National Championships

WOLFEBORO — It all started innocently enough, with plastic sword duels with the neighbors in the back yard. But for Wolfeboro's Samantha Wood, it has led all the way to the US Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.



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Why Dover man drove 3,000 miles to defend Nevada rancher from feds

This Wednesday, DeLemus remains in Nevada. He is now running the makeshift "militia" of conservatives protecting the ranch, some of whom are armed with handguns and rifles.

Carroll County sheriff fires new police K-9 for biting woman

The K-9, named Khaos, was being trained to replace the sheriff's office's current K-9, named Edge, who is retiring due to terminal cancer.

Milton couple forced to live in vehicle outside home by town's failure to address drainage

MILTON — There are two official notices affixed to the outside doors of 79 Charles St., each which states the building is unsafe for human occupancy per NH RSA 155-B.

Missing UNH grad on church mission to Nicaragua found dead

The 37-year-old University of New Hampshire graduate worked on a project with a Seattle-based non-profit, Agros International, in Tierra Nueva, Nicaragua last week.

$25K Homeland Security grant to help Laconia EMT's handle obese patients

LACONIA — The city has been chosen as one of 10 municipalities in the state where advanced equipment to enable emergency medical personnel to handle obese (bariatric) patients will be kept.

Feds try to destroy Maine gun store owner for refusing ATF request to copy records

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — The U.S. wants to revoke the license of a Maine gun store owner who refused to allow a federal agent to copy records during an inspection last year.

The Attitash ski area in Bartlett, which is located on federal land, has long had its alpine slide to offer summer visitors.

U.S. Forest Service releases policy proposal to ease ski-area recreation restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service has finalized policy guidelines that will open opportunities for ski areas to promote year-round recreation activities that are natural resource-based and that will create additional jobs for communities with ski areas on the national forests, the agency reported.

Kevin Davis, CEO and president of Bauer Performance Sports, displays Bauer Hockey's latest innovation in hockey skates — the Vapor APX 2 with easily changeable skate blades in this 2013 file photo.

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Bauer, already a global leader in ice hockey and roller hockey equipment with 53 per cent of the global market, will become the No. 1 seller of softball and baseball equipment after the purchase.

Virtual victim used to entrap pedophiles online

"Technology got us into trouble, and this suggests technology can help get us out," said Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire who developed PhotoDNA with Microsoft.

Rumsfeld writes open letter to IRS every year explaining he has 'no idea' if his returns are accurate

Even Donald Rumsfeld hates April 15: Politician reveals he pens letter to the IRS every year explaining he has 'no idea' if his returns are accurate

Dartmouth's full professor gender pay gap remains Ivy League’s largest

Female full professors at Dartmouth make, on average, 82.8 percent of what their male colleagues earn, giving Dartmouth the largest gap in annual wages for full professors in the Ivy League.

Belknap County jail panel will ask for $3 million

LACONIA — The Belknap County Jail Planning Committee Tuesday night overwhelmingly supported a plan to ask the Belknap County Convention for a $2.96 million bond issue so that it can start work on three major priorities at the county jail.

No trial date set for ex-reporter charged with invasion of privacy

DOVER — During a brief dispositional conference at Strafford County Superior Court Tuesday morning, no trial date was set for former Rochester Times reporter Conor Makem, indicted on 19 charges of invasion of privacy in January.

NH House panel gives green light to B Corp bill

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