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Two new tanks would sink nearly obsolete reservoir

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The city's water company is taking steps to replace the 20-million-gallon reservoir on Mammoth Road with two 50-foot tall storage tanks, officials announced this week.

Health costs up for Manchester

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The city’s health care spending rose nearly 9 percent per employee to a total of $18.4 million in the 2014 fiscal year, prompting renewed questions about how to rein in costs.

More angst within Nashua Historical Society

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Just three months after a lengthy court battle ended with the Nashua Historical Society, new concerns are surfacing about revised by-laws that some claim will exclude membership involvement.

Derry council discusses ethical considerations

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When it comes to ethical considerations, potential conflicts of interest and nepotism, town councilors want to have a discussion.

Derry housing complex can apply for CDBG grant

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Through a grant, a manufactured housing park on Rockingham Road could begin the process for potentially connecting to the town's water system.

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Merrimack Valley

Derry property maintenance ordinance would target unsightly downtown areas

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Following months of work by a committee, councilors are scheduled to discuss Tuesday night the possibility of amending the property code to address abandoned buildings and unsightly areas in town.

Londonderry workforce housing project clears ZBA

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Developers of a proposed 96-unit affordable townhouse complex near the Derry town line vowed to keep communications with neighbors open in the midst of concerns over traffic and rural character. The ZBA granted two variances this week, though the Planning Board will have final say on the project in the coming months.

DERRY--Newly named Town Administrator Galen Stearns speaks after being named to the position on Oct. 7 by the Town Council.

0 Residents invited to meet new Derry Administrator Stearns

0 Nashua board encourages public to weigh in during upcoming budget debates

52 Manchester teachers call for 'fair contract'

Seacoast

Durham's old town hall is reflected in glass at the new town hall, located directly across the street at 8 Newmarket Road. Offices will officially open Friday.

Unexpected costs for Durham Town Hall project put freeze on other projects in town

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An additional $183,000 in unanticipated costs for the new town hall project has affected other town projects.

A Thursday night public forum for a commuter rail station in Plaistow included information about a recently constructed station in Scituate, Mass.

Engineering firm presents possible Plaistow rail options

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The debate over whether a commuter rail station and layover facility will be coming to Plaistow looks like it will only intensify by the end of the year.

Monadnock Region

Keene Pumpkin Festival proposes ordinance on house parties

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With a week before the Keene Pumpkin Festival, a new house party ordinance to control large parties after the festival was proposed to city officials Wednesday.

Keene church's appeal over tax exempt status continues

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The Shire Free Church's appeal of the city's denial of its request of tax exempt status will continue.

Lyndeborough Selectman Lee Mayhew, left, and Selectman Arnie Byam review a new map given to them by NRPC with town administrator Russ Boland at the Oct. 1 meeting.

0 Lyndeborough receives maps key to town planning

Lakes Region

Cournoyer ousted from Franklin council in voting

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Of the three incumbent City Council members running for re-election Tuesday, two won re-election while Ward III's council member was ousted in city elections, which had low attendance because of the rainy weather, city officials said.

Ward 2 City Council candidates Robert Desrochers, at left, and his opponent, Ray Yonaitis, at right, joke with a voter as he enters City Hall to vote Tuesday.

Rain makes for slow day at Franklin polls

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A curious pair of campaigners sat on either side of the City Hall steps Tuesday morning, each with a sign in his hand, as voters arrived between rain drops at the Ward 2 polling station for the city's elections.

0 Franklin school-city consolidation to be studied further

0 Franklin eyes consolidating city, school offices

Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region

Claremont gives volunteers time to collect items as assessment of JSL building continues

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The Claremont City Council has given Junior Sports League volunteers 60 days to remove personal property from its building.

White Mountains

Former Conway selectman Howard 'Crow' Dickinson's style recalled after passing

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The late Howard “Crow” Dickinson IV, a former selectman and one-time “dean” of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, is being remembered by colleagues as an effective, colorful leader and a model for anyone contemplating public service.

Great North Woods

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