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JOHN HARRIGAN
IN THIS, the final column of the year, I decided, as I often do, to take a brief look back and a brief look ahead.
DICK PINNEY
ICE FISHING will soon start up in most of the state and continue to progress in the northern areas that have had good ice for some time.
CHERYL KIMBALL
A FACEBOOK FRIEND posted a message a couple weeks ago excited about seeing a red-bellied woodpecker for the first time at her home in Effingham, a small town at the foothills of the White Mountains...
KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT
The New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution to try something new. January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, which makes it affordable to test out the snow with special first...
DICK PINNEY
WE'VE LIVED ON and utilized Great Bay for our outdoor recreation and source of great food for about half a century and have never thought that some of these things we cherished could come to a...
EDITORIAL
Editor's Note: This was the last “Nature Talks'' column written by Stacey Cole, who died on Nov. 30. Stacey wrote “Nature Talks'' on a weekly basis for more than 50 years before trading...
JOHN HARRIGAN
SCRAPING SLUSH Department: While on this past Tuesday and Wednesday much of the state was getting a little bit of snow and a lot of sleet and rain, in the high country north (and just south) of the...

Last Week's Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Dec. 22.

Do your homework before adopting a family pet

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Thinking of adding a four-footed friend to the family this Christmas?
Do your homework.

Elves, puppies and children

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In a new effort this year, members of New Hampshire SPCA will dress up as elves and deliver newly adopted pets to families in Stratham.

The house at 4 Scenic Drive in Derry where police on Thursday removed a number of animals , including a potbelly pig named “Annabelle.”

Animals removed from Derry home kept at NHSPCA; neighbor says family members kept to themselves

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A neighbor who lives near a house on Scenic Drive where a number of animals were removed by police said the residents always kept to themselves.

Last Week's Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Dec. 15.

Police remove dogs, cats and pig from Derry home after report of strong odor

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Police said they removed a number of dogs, cats and a potbelly pig from a residence on Scenic Drive Thursday after determining the owner had become overwhelmed and couldn't clean up after the animals.

Cocheco Valley Humane Society Executive Director Leslie Heindl holds Jo-Jo, a Maltese mix, alongside veterinarian Alice Grass, and promotions coordinator Alaina Goodnough, holding Snyder, with a basket donated to the shelter in honor of the late Madison Weeks. The donation was an “act of kindness” in Madison's memory.

Dover humane society receives donation in memory of 7-year-old

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An anonymous donation was made to Cocheco Valley Humane Society in honor of 7 year old Madison Weeks who was killed in a car crash earlier this year.

Sheila Johannesen, seen here urging support for Danville's animal control position at last year's town meeting, is continuing her court fight.

Danville animal control officer wants court to order her back to work

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A fight over how the town's animal control calls should be handled could be decided soon when a judge hears a case brought by Sheila Johannesen, who was elected animal control officer but hasn't been...

Rivier students take some time off from studying for finals to spend a few minutes with Bree, a therapy dog that helps people cope with stress.

Therapy dogs have a calming effect on student test-takers

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Rivier College welcomes a pack of therapy dogs and their handlers to help students "de-stress" during finals week.

Cooper

Missing Florida dog found in Salem, how it made the trip remains mystery

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It's a long journey from Naples, Florida to Salem for a dog and no one is quite sure how or when Cooper, an American Bulldog, made that trip.

Proposed leash law in Derry fails

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After some discussion, town councilors have decided not to pursue a proposal to pass a leash law in Derry and opted instead to rely on the existing ordinance.

Roger Pelletier is charged with attacking his neighbor’s dog in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth man accused of trying to strangle neighbor's barking dog

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A Portsmouth man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to strangle his neighbor's dog.

Giving thanks for her wonderful dogs - even the difficult ones

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This weekend, as we ponder some of the things for which we are thankful, my list includes my teachers - dog and human - and the wonderful dogs in my life, past and present - no matter how difficult...

One dog tale that had tongues wagging

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What at first looked like a case of animal cruelty turned out to be an inspired ploy by a kid who just wanted a dog of her own.

Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: Automatic spaying, neutering of mixed-breed dogs has a downside

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I got a nearly incomprehensible email from a reader in response to my column two weeks ago, accusing me of being "breed-ist" and other "Hitlerian" ideas.

Woman sues after her dogs kill neighbor's pet beagle

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Emerald White said she was trying to retrieve her four dogs from her neighbor's yard when the beagle attacked her, causing her dogs to attack, the lawsuit said.

Horse 'n Hound Physical Therapy will be moving into this barn on South Merrimack Road in Hollis in the spring.

Horse 'n Hound moving from Nashua to Hollis for expansion

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A local therapy clinic for dogs and horses is moving from its Nashua location to a former dairy farm in Hollis.

On the Seacoast, cod fishing blues

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Stocky, gray-bearded Joe Bills grimaced late Friday afternoon as he looked at the paltry crates of groundfish and ice stacked onto the front of his skid loader.

Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: Breed's bad reputation skews the truth about pitbulls

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This was not the column I planned to write for this week, but a letter to the Publisher has me off on a different tack. A reader wrote objecting to a paid ad in last Sunday's newspaper promoting an...

Auburn family's dog found shot in head

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An Auburn family is looking for answers in the shooting death of their beloved Bernese mountain dog.

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Snowy owl photographed last winter in Epping.

0 Snowy owls spotted at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport pose threat to aircraft

0 New Hampshire falcon's post-surgery vision limited

0 Firing of Humane Society employee hangs on which insurance policy was in effect

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

0 Duck Gate tarnishes reputations of two Nashua officials

0 2014 a big Lyme disease year in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

0 N.H.'s catch limit fishing rules will change in 2014

0 Photo: Bobcat captured in Milton on camera

0 Was it a wolf? Unlikely, says Fish and Game, but Madison woman says keep an eye on your pets

0 Deer rescued from Androscoggin River

0 Abandoned guanaco finds new home at Lyndeborough Alpaca farm

0 Kearsarge Regional Elementary School students propose mastodon as official N.H. fossil

0 3D printed front paws for NH pooch

0 VIDEO: Watch heartwarming moment disabled dog walks for first time on new 3D-printed legs

0 Beavers are increasing methane in the atmosphere

0 Warner dog may be one of the oldest living dogs in the U.S.

0 Couple say insulation made them sick gave cat lung cancer

0 Pleas from dead dog's owner get cool reaction

0 Hero dog who rescued owners from Wolfeboro fire now hospitalized

0 Humane Society tries to control Claremont feral population

0 Vets device helps avoid cat-astrophe

0 Missing Florida dog found in New Hampshire

0 Concord Monitor says feral cats can't be rehabilitated so should be killed

0 Police: Man who admits trying and failing to break neck of barking dog has kidnapping, assault convictions

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