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DANIEL BARRICK
A new study shows room for big improvements in Manchester student achievement.
EDITORIAL
The racism charge rears its ugly head in Littleton.
EDITORIAL
Shaheen's friends are not very moderate.
DAVID HARSANYI
Obama can do whatever he wants, right?
PAT BUCHANAN
A long, unauthorized war -- again.
BY PAMELA DIAMANTIS
Freezing tuition is good for NH students.
JOE MCQUAID
Why this should surprise is beyond me. Isn't software supposed to bend?
EDITORIAL
The New Hampshire Veterans Count program, an unusual and successful public-private partnership, has become the victim of unintended consequences and government meddling.
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Asked if he could confirm the suspension of Chief Paul Donovan, Hickey initially replied that he could, but that, “I choose not to.'' We wonder if Mr. Hickey can confirm for us that he is a...
DEROY MURDOCK
Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer...
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Police are shown at the scene of the August 2013 fatal shooting in Weare.

0 Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

0 EXCLUSIVE: 21 liens filed against Sen. Shaheen and her husband for failure to pay creditors

0 'Progressive jail' in NH is a 21st-Century hell, inmates complain

0 Judge says its fine for police to grab all the guns at pawn shop run by man who slept through SWAT raid

0 Guns.com: NH changes concealed carry permit application twice in 2 months

0 FBI agent pleads guilty to role in $54M military contract swindle involving disgraced NH lawmaker David Young

0 Anti-Islamic ads depicting slain NH journalist Foley pulled in NYC

0 N.H. concealed carry gun application changes again but still 'weak, at best' says head of chiefs association

0 Anthony Bourdain to explore explosion of heroin use in New England in new season of 'Parts Unknown'

0 NH author John Irving puts his dream house up for sale for $3M

0 Bloomberg: Rand Paul held Scott Brown endorsement until after primary to avoid offending conservatives

0 None of the richest Americans that comprise the Forbes 400 live in the tri-state area

0 Treatment plant could cost Portsmouth $80M and still not satisfy new EPA rules

0 Huge Obamacare loan helps Maine insurance co-operative accelerate plan to tap NH market

0 Boston publisher says he rarely used gutted $1M home, but still votes in NH by absentee ballot

0 Cher tickets down 6% for second leg of Dressed To Kill Tour; no new date yet for Manchester show

0 BBC Video: Mariam Ibrahim: 'Jail in Sudan was a test'

0 Two anglers, 48 species: Fishermen hook and eat every type of NH freshwater fish

0 Dartmouth researcher: Higgs-gravity connection may leave traces in white dwarfs

0 Speedway Motorsports, Inc. driving fan experience initiatives, partners with Sporting Innovations

0 Somersworth police concerned powerful batch of heroin behind uptick in ODs

0 Shaheen kicks off I-am-woman-hear-me tour

0 Obama believes loyal Democrats like Shaheen can hold the senate

0 Next Level Church named fifth fastest growing church in America

0 Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to take on Tilton's Jose Medina on October 24

Hillary Clinton to join Shaheen fundraiser

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The former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential hopeful will headline a fundraising event for U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New York.

UPDATED: Bail set at $20,000 for Holiday Inn Express robbery suspect

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A Massachusetts man sought in a Sept. 17 armed robbery of a Florida woman and her two daughters at the Holiday Inn Express, 1298 S. Porter St., surrendered to police Monday evening and was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Nashua driver rejects plea deal in hit-and-run negligent homicide case

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Facing a negligent homicide charge, a Nashua woman has declined a plea offer made in connection with the death of a homeless man.

Line workers inspect the damage after a van crashed, taking down wires and two telephone poles on Varney Street near the South Main Street intersection in Manchester. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Varney Street was closed in both directions.

UPDATED: Distracted by dog, woman downs two utility poles on Manchester’s Varney Street

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A woman was trapped inside her van by live power lines Tuesday morning after she said she was distracted by one of her dogs and crashed into two utility poles, downing both.

UPDATED: Regulators OK 47 percent rate hike for Liberty Utilities customers

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State regulators have granted a request from Liberty Utilities to raise electric rates by 47 percent effective Nov. 1, resulting in a monthly increase of more than $50 for an average residential bill, according an official with the state Public Utilities Commission.

Nashua man facing numerous assault charges in attack on woman

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Omar Akel is being held on $100,000 cash bail for the alleged assault against a woman in Nashua.

A newly renovated kitchen designed by Meagan Collins of Goedecke Decorating Center in Bedford shows cleaner lines in the transitional decorating trend. Every space is used to add storage for spices, utensils and every day items.

Decorating trends: Transitional style blends traditional and contemporary

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If you want to give your home an updated and timeless look, consider transitional style — an interior designing trend that blends classic traditional and contemporary looks.

Herb Lahout stands Monday afternoon in the building at 33 Main St. in Lincoln that he is renovating and hopes to make available for retail/office use or a restaurant.

After flap over 'racist' comment, no call for Lincoln planner to resign from board

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While distancing themselves from remarks made by planning board member Paula Strickon, the Lincoln Board of Selectmen on Monday did not remove her from office as requested by Lebanese-American businessman Herb Lahout, who said she had made “racist” comments about his ancestral homeland.

DAMIAN JOHNSON

Review of West High intruder case to be behind closed doors

READER COMMENTS: 5

A school board member wants to know how a Manchester High School West intruder got as far as he did last week when he entered the school with a pellet gun and knife.

Manchester teachers to vote again next week on contract

READER COMMENTS: 3

The vote, to take place next Monday and Tuesday, was scheduled after some members of the union, the Manchester Education Association, complained about the vote held earlier this month, when the group narrowly voted to approve the contract.

Executive councilors raise questions about Hassan nominations

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Executive councilors say they have concerns about Gov. Maggie Hassan's nomination of two retiring lawmakers to the panel that has power over new energy projects.

Ari Goldenberg of Milton picked up his black rhinoceros head at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office in Concord on Monday.

Nabbed and then cleared by feds, NH man still intends to sell rhino trophy

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A mounted rhinoceros head is back in the possession of a New Hampshire man — almost 2 1/2 years after federal agents confiscated it as evidence in an animal-trafficking case.

Developer says Alexandria wrong to deny tower

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The Portuguese wind-power developer that has said it wants to build a wind farm in this town, Groton and Hebron is asking a Grafton County judge to order Alexandria's selectmen to grant it a building permit for a 262-foot meteorological tower.

Security footage shows the man who stole six high-end ski jackets from Ski Haus in Salem.

Salem police target ski-jacket thief who used tree branch to hide license plate

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SALEM -- Police are trying to identify a thief who hid his license plate by attaching a tree branch to the rear bumper of his car before taking hundreds of dollars worth of high-end ski jackets from a Route 28 store.

Franklin Pierce University hosted a First-Time Voters Forum with Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Scott Brown U.S. Monday afternoon.

Scott Brown speaks at Franklin Pierce forum

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Franklin Pierce University hosted a First-Time Voters Forum with Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Scott Brown U.S. Monday afternoon.

Prosecutors want to seize cash from Londonderry drug suspect

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Prosecutors want to seize $6,000 in cash from a Londonderry drug suspect accused of attempting to sell cocaine in New Hampshire after picking up drugs from an alleged supplier in Lawrence, Mass.

Best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer took “shelfie” photos with male students at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School when he visited the school on Tuesday. He poses here with eighth-grader Adam McCarthy.


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Author uses music to teach kids the art of storytelling

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Bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer visited Bedford elementary and middle school students on Monday and Tuesday this week, teaching them about the importance of good storytelling – through music.

Swanzey residents view maps outlining known cancer cases in West Swanzey at a meeting about MTBE in the area water supply Saturday afternoon.

Swanzey men suspect cancer cluster in town

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Two Swanzey men who are calling for a state investigation into what they suspect is cancer cluster along Route 10 in West Swanzey held an informational meeting for residents at Brown Memorial Field behind Cutler Elementary School Saturday afternoon.

MCHO slated to become fifth ACA insurer in NH

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Maine Community Health Options said Monday it plans to expand its geographic footprint to all of New Hampshire, offering health insurance plans through the health exchange marketplace, starting in 2015.

GORDON

Strafford County inmate facing charges of thefts from vehicles

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A 26-year-old inmate at the Strafford County House of Corrections will face a felony level charge after city detectives investigated his connection with recent thefts from vehicles in the community.

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