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March 29. 2014 1:30PM

Twin State Speedway gets new manager

CLAREMONT — After more than a year of turmoil, it looks like a local landmark has found some stability as a new general manager is coming in to take the reigns at the Twin Valley Speedway.



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Raymond man working on yard crushed to death by boulder

A New Hampshire man was crushed to death by a large boulder Monday night, according to Raymond Police.

Bedford's Seth Meyers takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after hosting Emmys 2014 then nominates Vladimir Putin

Taking up the challenge from his cousin and Jessica Biel, the 'Late Night' host nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin to undergo the viral fund-raising effort.

Market Basket worker, 94, returns as deal awaited

STRATHAM — After two weeks with no work, 94-year-old Arthur St. John was back to bagging groceries at the Stratham Market Basket on Monday afternoon.

Nearly 1,500 Market Basket employees filed for unemployment

Nearly 1,500 Market Basket workers have applied for unemployment benefits since the company stopped giving hours to part-time employees earlier this month.

British rapper identified as James Foley murderer?

24-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, better known in London as rapper J Linny is the prime suspect in the videotaped beheading of New Hampshire-born journalist Foley.

Journalist freed in Syria spent time living in Upper Valley

riends say Theo Padnos , 45, whose family owns a home in Bridgewater, Vt., used the name Peter Theo Curtis while in captivity to avoid association with a book he wrote about …

CNN: Medical marijuana laws appear to reduce painkiller overdoses

(CNN) -- States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Feds keep half of the people receiving SSDI benefits on painkillers

Nearly half of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, primarily seniors, take opioid pain relievers, according to new data.

Manchester Police Chief David Mara shows packets of

NH continues fight against dangerous legal drug popularized by pot prohibition

''I get tons of calls all the time'' said Epsom police Chief Wayne Preve, referencing the drug. '' 'My kids are addicted to it. My husband, my wife is addicted to it. Can you do anything?' ''And the problem is, it's totally legal.''

Vt. police claim drugs, alcohol not factors in clear weather, daylight, single-vehicle crash of former FBI director

A preliminary investigation has determined that drugs or alcohol consumption were not factors in the single-vehicle crash, that occurred about 12:16 p.m. in the area of 2762 Vermont Route 12, said agency spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Dasaro.

Rollcall: Shaheen fear of town hall meetings a growing trend in politics

Shaheen's argument is that town halls have the propensity to be taken over by outside interest groups. She brushed off the Republican criticism last week after an official Senate and Department of Agriculture event at a local farm.

RealClearPolitics.com: In defense of the Brown-Shaheen poll

Even if a race is stable, a pollster conducting truly random samples should show quite a lot of noise.

Mass. police incursion into NH fails to locate pursued man

Holcroft soon began chasing him north on Bear Hill Road at speeds of up to 70 mph, twice the rural road’s speed limit.

State Police stop 175 motorists at government roadblock to make 2 DWI arrests

Troopers screened 175 vehicles and arrested two people on DWI charges, one on charges of possession of controlled drugs, one on charges of operating after suspension and one warrant arrest for criminal trespass, according to a press release from the state police.

Slots sought for students displaced by sudden closure of Lebanon College

'The bottom line is we are really focusing in on students and how to make this as painless as possible for them. It’s a great institution, and we want to respond to them and respond to students,' Harvey-Smith said.

Maine fighters Lamour, Berry on New Hampshire boxing card

Undefeated boxers Russell Lamour of Portland and Brandon Berry of West Forks are scheduled to return to the ring Sept. 18 as part of the 13th annual Fight to Educate pro-am card at the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages held captive by terrorists

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans agree with U.S. and British government policy of refusing to pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

Martin O’Malley sends staffers to support campaigns In Iowa, NH

The Maryland governor is the only Democrat sending people out this year. A way to build favor in early-voting states ahead of 2016.

Berlin prison official accredited to jail Americans

BERLIN – The federal prison in Berlin received initial accreditation by the American Correctional Association on Aug. 17.

Wheelabrator appeal headed to NH Supreme Court

Claremont — The appeal to the state Supreme Court of the five-year operating permit approved for the shuttered Wheelabrator trash-to-energy incinerator on Grissom Lane appears headed to trial.


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