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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Frank Capra's tale of George Bailey and his Christmas Eve visit with a guardian angel takes the stage at the Leddy Center's Epping production of “It's a Wonderful Life” this fall.

'It's a Wonderful Life' to be performed at Leddy Center this fall


Frank Capra's tale of George Bailey and his Christmas Eve visit with a guardian angel takes the stage at the Leddy Center's performance of “It's a Wonderful Life.”

Enchanted forest grows in Concord


The McLane Audubon Center on Silk Farm Road in Concord will host its annual Enchanted Forest from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


Gov. Maggie Hassan and her Republican challenger, Walt Havenstein, debated Friday at a meeting of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at Derryfield Country Club.

Hassan, Havenstein spar over education


Hassan and Havenstein disagree over best approach to take to spur economic growth and keep young people in the state.

Gov. Hassan, Havenstein spar over higher education during Manchester Chamber debate


Walt Havenstein says a lack of jobs has young people leaving state, while Gov. Maggie Hassan says she increased state aid to higher education to keep such students home during Thursday morning debate.

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An estimated 1,300 guardrail ends manufactured by Trinity Highway are installed on highways around New Hampshire. The units, which are installed in all 50 states, are the subject of a $175 million verdict issued against the company Monday by a federal jury  in Texas.

NH has 1,300 guardrail ends targeted in federal safety suit


Department of Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement told the House Public Works Committee on Tuesday the suspect Trinity ET-Plus pieces will no longer be installed on guardrail projects in New...

Gail Kimball, president of Advanced Graphic Communication of Littleton, displays a can of the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery's 4000 Footer IPA, which earlier this year earned an Award of Excellence in the Craft Can category from the International Metal Decorators Association.

Woodstock brewery's can design earns award


It has been a very good year for the Woodstock In n Station & Brewery, which began canning several of its most popular offerings, including 4000 Footer IPA, the design of whose can earned an...

Branches around the Sugar Hill Meeting House are losing their leaves as the foliage season wanes. Although the state's finally tally won't be available immediately, anecdotal reports from businesses, industry groups, and chambers of commerce point to the possibility that 2014 will go down in history, at least recent history, for number of visitors and the amount of money they spent while here.

Foliage season was a big hit for North Country businesses


Although the final numbers are still being tabulated, it appears that the bright yellows, oranges and reds of the just-peaked 2014 foliage season had many businesses in the northern part of New...

From left, Phil Bryce, director of the New Hampshire's Division of Parks and Recreation, Catherine Amidon, director, Plymouth State University's Museum of the White Mountains and Mike Pelchat, the park manager at Mount Washington State Park, pose next to historic summit signs and rock cairns taken from Mount Washington and erected at the Museum of the White Mountains for the park's 50th anniversary celebration.

Mount Washington State Park honored on 50th anniversary


Local and state officials were joined by residents and Plymouth State University faculty and students in honoring “The Jewel of New Hampshire,” Mount Washington State Park, which is...

Davis Mangold, poses recently at the farm stand at the Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill. By the end of the year, the farm stand will be transformed into a seasonal Nordic Center to serve the newest cross-country ski area in New Hampshire.

New cross-country ski area at Sugar Hill is a sweet deal


In a variation on a theme, Davis Mangold and his family are building the newest cross-country ski area in the state in an effort to make the Ski Hearth Farm a year-round operation.

Gov. Maggie Hassan is expected to light up Claremont's 250th sculpture Oct. 26.

Claremont to celebrate 250th with lighting of sculpture


Gov. Maggie Hassan is set to throw the switch, lighting up the city's 250th anniversary sculpture next week, sculptor Ernest Montenegro said Wednesday.

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