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March 31. 2014 6:38PM

Manchester man in top 30 candidates for Padres public address announcer

Alex Miniak of Manchester, NH, a Sr. Account Executive, is one of 30 finalists to be the Padres next announcer.

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Man who bet it all and lost on Apple supplier writes heartbreaking letter

'I cried for 24 hours knowing I ruined the future for my family.'

Anti-libertarian group fingers 39 candidates as Free Staters

Almost 40 members of the Free State Project are running for seats in New Hampshire’s Legislature this year, including two in Merrimack County District 20, which covers Chichester and Pembroke, according to a progressive group that tracks the libertarian-leaning movement.

Low income home heating aid distributed by feds, NH to receive $23.2M

Heading into winter, Congress has already made its appropriation for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and officials in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine know what they are going to be receiving. Vermont is getting about $17.2 million, Maine $35.3 million and New Hampshire $23.2 million.

Groveton selectmen split on supporting former mill workers bid for Northern Pass aid

The Groveton selectmen faced dozens of residents this week who were angry over a the contents of a letter to the editor written by Selectman Michael Phillips and published in area newspapers recently.

Brown meets with Hampton mom facing 'shock' of electric rate hikes

HAMPTON — Making ends meet has led to some long days this year for local resident Kerri Ruggiero, which is why the single mother of one has taken on several additional jobs and duties to supplement her income from bartending at Hampton Beach.

Cop cars burn in Thetford, Vt. . . . again

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …

80 immigrants from 39 countries become NH citizens

During a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Court yesterday, Judge Joseph Laplante congratulated the new citizens and also urged them to exercise all their new rights, including the right …

Destruction of memorial adds pain to woman's loss: Boyfriend was shot to death in May

Seeing such a peaceful and innocent tribute only adds to the pain Morgan and her children are suffering.

NH gun control candidate distances herself from 'aggressive' Gabby Giffords

As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more 'aggressive' in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running

Beliefs divide lesbian, Catholic family

CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — Two men in an armed New Hampshire home invasion and robbery Thursday were caug
DeMent’s family story echoes the challenges brought forth at this month’s Synod on the Family at the Vatican, an unusually candid and extensive examination of Catholic teaching on sexuality and family life that has given new hope to those who lobby for greater inclusion of gays and lesbians in the church.
ht on camera, police say.

Estimate: Vermont Yankee shutdown will cost $1.24B

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is out with a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste...

Globe: Did Fremont just have its first homicide ever?

The town of Fremont went 250 years without a single reported murder—until today.

Two Conn. men plead guilty to bribery scheme involving same FBI agent in New York who tried to thwart probe into ex-NH lawmaker's $54M Afghan military contract fraud

In pleading guilty, Thaler and Ahmed admitted that between September 2011 and March 2012, Thaler and Lustyik solicited bribes from Ahmed, in exchange for Lustyik’s agreement to provide internal, confidential documents and other confidential information to which Lustyik had access by virtue of his position as an FBI Special Agent

Oklahoma OKs new vendor for winter standardized testing contract with NH firm

The $3.4 million, no-bid contract is with a New Hampshire-based, nonprofit company called Measured Progress.

Some concerned about company bringing concert to Keene during Pumpkin Festival

A Boston-based company that describes itself as specializing in live entertainment and nightlife in New England is shipping up to the Elm City for the Keene Pumpkin Festival.

The Beethoven Machine: Can a computer compose the music of the future?

Greg Wilder and his wife Alison Conard are composers and computer programmers. Together in their log home in Warren they design websites for artists.

Sex-assault suspect accused of making child porn

BRENTWOOD — A Dover man accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers has been indicted on several charges of attempting to manufacture child pornography after photographing one of his victims.

Four NH towns tested for MTBE

The state Department of Environmental Services is offering free water testing to owners of 478 properties in four Southern New Hampshire communities at risk for MTBE contamination.

Poll: Support grows for legalizing marijuana in NH

Support for legalizing marijuana continues to grow in New Hampshire.

Pelham officials consider noise ordinance, broader powers

Selectmen are considering putting an article on the town ballot allowing selectmen to make ordinance additions or changes regularly, rather than having to go to voters every year.

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