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Lezlie Webster, director of Scottish Arts, warms up with the New Hampshire Pipes and Drums band at Saturday's Scottish Arts Indoor Festival at Nashua High South.

Big crowd turns out for Scottish Arts Indoor Festival in Nashua

Roughly 100 individual performers and bands turn out to compete in the 14th annual Scottish Arts Indoor Festival at Nashua High South.

The Pepperpass, the world's first cog locomotive, sits on display at the Mount Washington Cog Railway's Marshfield Station.

Cog Railway eyes making, selling locomotives

Coming off two consecutive record-breaking seasons, the Mount Washington Cog Railway this month is poised to begin seeking a third milestone, with its owners hoping to attract 90,000 passengers in 2014 while also basking in the prospect - for the first time in the line's history - of building locomotives for anyone but itself.

Extreme Mount Washington, which will replace the Mount Washington Museum, will open atop the Northeast's biggest mountain in May.

Big doings at the Northeast's biggest mountain, events-wise and weather-wise

It already boasts the most-visited museum and one of the most-popular websites in New Hampshire and soon the Mount Washington Observatory will significantly revamp and improve both to better share the experience of the “world's worst weather” atop the Rock Pile.

Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this weekend

Born of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the Civilian Conservation Corps as one of the many projects to put Americans back to work and here in the Granite State, trail cutting and state park improvements benefitted.

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HURRY OVER: American folk singer and songwriter Tom Rush, who helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s, as well as the renaissance of the genre in the 1980s and 1990s, with tunes and covers including “No Regrets” and “These Days,” will play The Peterborough Players Theater's Hadley Road stage at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tom Rush to perform at the Peterborough Players Theatre

HURRY UP: American folk singer and songwriter Tom Rush, who helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s, as well as the renaissance of the genre in the 1980s and 1990s with tunes and covers including “No Regrets” and “These Days,” will play The Peterborough Players Theater's Hadley Road stage at 8 p.m. Friday.

Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried's dirty jokes, unmistakable delivery and twisted world views take center stage in Manchester

When Gilbert Gottfried first took the stage during an open-mic night at a New York City comedy club, he was a brash 15-year-old, too young and naive to worry about whether members of the audience agreed he was funny.

ASK AWAY: Mike Doughty's World-Renowned, Award-Winning Question Jar Show, headed for The Stone Church in Newmarket on Saturday, will find the musician taking (typically weird) queries from audience members in between tunes.

Mike Doughtry's concerts are as much about delivering tunes as fielding often-odd questions from audiences

NH BROADCASTS: The Met: Live in HD series continues with screenings of Mozart's “Cosi fan tutte” at Granite State venues including: Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord at 1 p.m. Saturday; Black Family Visual Arts Center in Hanover at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Cinemagic and IMAX theater in Hooksett at 12:55 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; Fox Run Stadium 15 in Newington at 12:55 p.m.  Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; Peterborough Players at 1 p.m. Saturday, and The Colonial Theatre in Keene at 1 p.m. Saturday.  The Metropolitan Opera's music director, James Levin, will conduct this comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiances' fidelity. Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiances, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso. 
Rodion Pogossov as Guglielmo, Danielle de Niese as Despina, and Matthew Polenzani as Ferrando in Mozart's “Così fan tutte.”
Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
Taken on September 11, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

The Met: Live in HD continues with Mozart's 'Cosi fan Tutte'

JUST DESSERTS: Get-A-Clue Productions of Rollinsford presents “Radio Silence — Death on the Air” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin Opera House.

Mystery Theater production will be performed at Franklin Opera House

Poet W.S. DiPiero to present reading

SNHU orchestra, chorus to perform on Manchester campus Friday

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Manchester school official points to 7 weapons cases not brought to conduct committee


The head of the school board’s conduct committee says the administration has been too willing to give a pass to students accused of serious wrongdoing, including bringing weapons to school. “We need to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and is safe,” Ward 2 school board member Debra Gagnon Langton said.


Ice near Six-Mile Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, just to the southeast of Center Harbor, taken by plane Tuesday morning.

Lake Winnipesaukee ice-out expected today

After a long and cold winter, a sure sign of spring is expected to emerge today, as ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee appears imminent.

As attested to by this clock, ice out occurred on Forest Lake in Whitefield at 7:47 p.m., April 18. The Whitefield Lions Club has sponsored an  “Ice Out” contest on Forest Lake for three years .

Ice Out Declared on Forest Lake

Forest Lake ice-out means cash for Lion's Clubfield Lions Club.

Shaheen touts land conservation fund

As part of an ongoing effort to convince federal officials to continue the mechanism to conserve lands, area residents and businesses must let their legislators know the importance of sustainable land management.

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Dining & Food

Still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua

Martha's Exchange is still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua.

A Riesling from the South Coast of Mass.

Sampling a Riesling from Westport, Mass.

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Life & Culture

WALK INTO THE PAST: Re-enactors revisit the Crown Point Road, which initially followed the preexisting trade and war route from the great Connecticut river westward into the Champlain Valley.

Program at Charlestown fort travels down military road's history

A few short stretches of the Crowne Point Road have been integrated into town roadways, but much of the military thoroughfare that supported countless troops and supplies has disappeared.


NH People

Kittie and John Wilson

New London couple receives EPA lifetime achievement award

On Tuesday afternoon, John and Kittie Wilson were standing in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, receiving the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Merit Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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