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Courts and Public Oversight


FBI agent who helped coverup ex-NH lawmaker's $54M fraud pleads guilty again

Lustyik and a friend, Johannes Thaler, 51, of Connecticut, were promised tens of thousands of dollars by Rizve Ahmed, 35, of Danbury in exchange for confidential FBI documents that Ahmed planned to use to harm a political rival in Bangladesh.

Conway protester raises free speech issue

ALBANY — Conway resident Gary Montford has resumed his protest against Profile Subaru after the Attorney General's Office reaffirmed his right to picket on the side of Route 16 in front of the dealership.

Loon rescued from ice on Martin Meadow Pond

MOULTONBOROUGH — An iced-in loon was rescued on Martin Meadow Pond in Lancaster on Dec. 8. Loons can require close to a quarter mile of open water to take flight, but this loon was trapped in a three-foot patch of open water.

Berlin duo indicted for operating a meth lab

Linda Greenlay, 44, and Anthony Elwell, 40, of Berlin were each charged with one count of manufacture of a controlled drug and two counts of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

2 men arrested in baseball, BB gun attack

ROCHESTER — Police arrested two Rochester men in connection with severe assaults on a man and woman at a city motel in which a baseball bat and BB gun were used.

Arts & Entertainment

NH's checkered prohibition past


New Hampshire has checkered past when it comes to Prohibition. In the 1850s, the Granite State, along with several others, adopted the so-called Maine Law, which was the temperance movement’s first legislative attempt at prohibiting alcohol except for 'medicinal, mechanical or manufacturing purposes.'

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' Most Overpaid Actor List for the second year in a row


We estimate that for every $1 Sandler was paid, he returned an average of $3.20.

0 Mailed from the little Town of Bethlehem

0 Spurs' Matt Bonner will wear aew Adidas Crazy 8 shoes for Christmas Day game

0 Three-day sled dog race coming to the North Country

0 An interview with Vattnet Viskar's Chris Alfieri

0 Duck Gate tarnishes reputations of two Nashua officials

1 Durham resident begrudges city bowing to 'Christmas' critics


In N.H., John H. Sununu aims to back a governor in '16


HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. -- Far from the crowded diners and towns halls that form the backdrop of primary campaigning in New Hampshire, consequential discussions about the impending race for the Republican presidential nomination are already being held inside a big house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

Keene Airport set for new FAA classification opening door for more federal funding


State aeronautics officials plan to reclassify Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey as a national airport, potentially increasing its chance of getting federal grants for future infrastructure projects.

0 Berlin considers a ban on synthetic marijuana

0 Southern states want to use the GOP primary to gain power

0 Laconia council amends ordinance for Motorcycle Week to collect outstanding debts

0 Weare selectmen: ‘No need’ to request emergency funding in wake of costly scandals

0 To fight corruption, Portsmouth having firefighters, police file financial disclosures

0 Nursing director requests reinstatement of Logue

0 Portsmouth nannies say they can bar people from sharing rides using Uber

Sports & Outdoors

Snowshoe racing series enters 20th season with races in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire


The races are held in Berkshire and Franklin counties in Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, New York (near Albany) and one race in Southern New Hampshire.

Fishing fleet up for sale after feds scuttle catch


Yankee Co-op President Neil Pike started working as a fisherman at age 13, acquiring his first boat at 23. By 2010, after years of hard work, Pike owned three commercial fishing boats, but not any more. He’s sold one and is hoping to sell a second.

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