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JOHN HARRIGAN
The incredible story of a high-country skier who survived a plunge on an ice slab on Mount Adams made good news for two reasons - his survival and the free flow of information.
STACEY COLE
Raccoons were on the mind of a Hooksett couple as expressed in a March 9 letter.
JOHN HARRIGAN
At the Lazerworks store in Colebrook, I encountered a schoolmate's son who is in the timber and sugaring business.
DICK PINNEY
With many of the major trout streams still frozen over and others that are open being colored-up from run-off, it's pretty hard for the dyed-in-the-wool trout stream angler to find conditions that...
CHERYL KIMBALL
Editor's note: Today we introduce Cheryl Kimball, who herein introduces a bit of her own background. She and Stacey Cole (who insists on slowing down) will alternate the Nature Talks column on a...
JOHN HARRIGAN
There are a lot of neat things about heating with wood, one of which is that nobody really seems to know how many households do so.
DICK PINNEY
Open water trout and salmon anglers are going to be in for a tough opening day of the big lakes landlocked salmon and lake trout opening day.
STACEY COLE
Having recently passed a quarter-way through my 93rd year of life here in my beloved New Hampshire, my columns will now appear every other week in the Saturday Union Leader where published, and also...
The fox that was euthanized Thursday by authorities after it bit a 5-year-old girl at a local playground.

Fox that bit girl on Derry playground tests positive for rabies

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A fox that bit a 5-year-old girl at a playground has tested positive for rabies, according to authorities.

This fox was euthanized after it bit a 5-year-old girl on the ankle at a local playground. It is being tested for rabies by New Hampshire Fish and Game, according to Derry police.

Authorities test fox for rabies after it bit 5-year-old girl

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A fox that bit a 5-year-old-girl at a Derry playground on Thursday is being tested for rabies. The girl received a minor injury after being bitten on the ankle, according to police.

Aggressive fox euthanized after biting 5-year-old at Derry playground, police say

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Police had to euthanize an aggressive fox after it reportedly bit a 5-year-old girl on the ankle at a local playground. It was the second incident in a day involving a report of an aggressive fox in...

Lisa LeBlanc, executive director of A Safe Place in Portsmouth, knows first-hand the impact of abuse in a home.

Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence

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Family pets often end up on the front lines of domestic violence. That's why protecting pets has become part of the mosaic of services offered to abuse victims.

Bill would let judges grant custody of pets in some cases

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Advocates say a proposal to include household pets in the state's domestic violence laws will give courts another tool to protect victims - humans and animals alike.

Animal Rescue League of NH sets date for Evening of Compassion fundraiser

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The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire's 10th annual Evening of Compassion has been scheduled for Thursday, May 8, at the Manchester Country Club on South River Road in Bedford.

Adopted dog's traumatic arrival leads to chase, bill, ticket

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Annie the dog escaped onto a busy highway after being transported from a southern animal shelter. Her new owners, Liane and Andre St. Laurent, are concerned as the situation could have easily turned...

Manchester mayor backs restrictions on horses near drinking water

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Mayor Ted Gatsas said he will rely heavily on Manchester Water Works officials as they devise restrictions on horseback riding near the region's supply of drinking water.

Aldermen OK chickens on Manchester lots a half-acre or larger

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The Board of Mayor and Alderman approved an ordinance Tuesday that will allow chickens on parcels a half-acre or larger, despite protests from some residents that the lot size is too restrictive.

Salem Animal Rescue League staff members Kristi Whitford, D.J. Bettencourt and Tiffany Martin showed off the latest pet wares this week inside the shelter's new Pawsitively Unique Boutique, which opened March 22.

Pet perks generate revenue for Salem Animal Rescue League

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With a brand new pet boutique now up and running, the Salem Animal Rescue League can be considered a one-stop-shop for adopters seeking that special something to take home with their new family...

Newport firefighters rescue dog from Sugar River

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Firefighters rescued a dog from the Sugar River Friday morning.

Manchester panel says tap water, horses don't mix

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Manchester Water Works officials are poised to write their own restrictions on horseback riding on their vast holdings in the Lake Massabesic watershed after the state's top environmental official...

Training dogs to walk on a loose leash requires 3 important elements

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A reader writes: "I've watched other people walk one or more dogs, and the dogs are well-behaved. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong."

Petco plans to open a 12,500-square-foot store at the former location of Staples in the Hooksett Commons shopping plaza near Kohl’s and Payless Shoesource. 



RYAN O’CONNOR

Petco opening a new Hooksett store in May

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For six months, the 20,500-square-foot space that once housed Staples at the Hooksett Commons off Exit 10 has remained empty.

Michael Rennie Jr. and his grandmother Alice Ward hold a chicken in this 2012 file photo taken in Manchester.

Proposed rules a coup for Manchester chicken lovers?

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After nearly two years of review and debate, a chicken ordinance may finally be close to hatching in the Queen City.

House OKs bill that would protect pets from acts of domestic violence

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The House on Wednesday quickly passed a bill that would include pets and domesticated animals under the state’s domestic violence protection statute.

Keene to hold public hearings regarding dog park in city

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The possibility of adding a dog park to city amenities will be part of the discussion at two public hearings on Wheelock Park this week, Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Bohannon said Monday.

Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: Yes, dogs can also suffer from fear of new situations

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Puppies and dogs would pass this little guy each week, often relieving themselves on him. Despite this regular interaction, every so often a dog would act as if he'd never seen this statue before,...

Without committee help, Hudson Dog Park could close

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The fate of the Hudson Dog Park remains uncertain following the dissolving of the town's dog park committee.

Students and staff from ATA Martial Arts of Southern New Hampshire recently presented a check to volunteers and staff at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire in memory of their friend and classmate, Joshua Savyon.

Martial arts students remember fallen friend

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Joshua Savyon may have had a strong mind and a strong body, but he also had a soft spot in his heart for neglected and unwanted animals.

 NH Angle
Links to news and happenings around the world with a Granite State connection updated daily.

0 Meet the Chinook — New Hampshire’s state dog

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0 Windsor, Vt. police probe killing of two pit bulls found shot in the head on I-91

0 Video: Sarah Silverman on evil pet clones!

0 NH birder Chris Martin makes once-in-a-lifetime sighting

0 Alton girl, 11, seeks help finding her missing sled dog

0 Hawk deployed to protect Pope's doves after two torn apart in front of horrified crowds

0 Pilot pig program axed as excess pork in Carroll County budget

0 School district, North Haverhill family in dispute over who handles boy’s service dog

0 NH winter bat survey highlights dramatic decline

0 Hawk rescued by Claremont man doing OK

0 Female falcon quickly lands new mate after male suffers broken wing

0 Device seized in Keene murder probe leads to charges against dead man's roommate for raping dogs

0 Concern for dwindling moose population expressed at first of three Fish and Game public hearings

0 Sewage sniffing dog service opens Portsmouth office

0 NH becomes 17th state to let kids opt out of dissection

0 Dog injured but safe in Portsmouth after harrowing days on the loose

0 World champion shed hunting dog competes to defend title

0 One of 21 dogs dead in England believed to have contracted disease in NH

0 Pet-friendly domestic violence shelters growing in number to address needs

0 These adorable interspecies friendship will leave your heart happy (PHOTOS)

0 Boston Globe - Jennifer Graham: Massachusetts and moose are meant for each other

0 Study rates NH 4th friendliest for agribusiness

0 Horseshoe crabs: Part spider, part medical wonder and now in danger

0 Petition launched in Colorado urges Nashua legislator to resign for killing ducks

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