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City officials to review proposed 'spice' ban

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An aldermanic committee is set to take up a proposed ban today on the sale of "spice" in the city, following a spate of medical emergencies last month linked to the synthetic marijuana product.

Traffic concerns follow Keene park redesign proposals

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Municipal Services, Facilities and Infrastructure Committee unanimously endorsed the concept plan for a redesign of Wheelock Park Wednesday.

Lebanon officials work to minimize downtown impact from closed tunnel, lot

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An old railway tunnel used by pedestrians on Hanover Street to navigate downtown and the parking lot above it has been closed due structural problems.

Milford sets sights on federal grant for 127 Elm St. property

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Voters approved the purchase of 127 Elm Street on a special town meeting warrant on Sept. 9. Now the town plans to apply for a LWCF grant to help with development of the property that will abut Keyes Memorial Park.

Ex-Derry administrator sentenced, plans appeal

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Former Town Administrator John Anderson Friday received a suspended jail sentence of 6 months on a charge of lewdness for an incident involving a DirectTV salesman last year.
But the sentence was stayed in 10th Circuit Court by Judge Lucinda Sadler while the case is being appealed to Rockingham Superior Court.

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Derry completes 2014 property assessments

Aldermen approve new Nashua police contract

Superintendent Brian Cochrane of the Litchfield School District has held his role since the summer of 2012.

Litchfield school chief out on 3-2 vote

Nashua aldermen agree to reconsider airport nominee

Hudson pulls down signs clogging public spaces

A crew form American Excavating works on a stretch of Rockingham Road earlier this summer.

Crews making progress on Rockingham Road project in Dover

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Manchester teachers union narrowly gives nod to new contract

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The teachers union has narrowly approved a new contract, potentially bringing to an end a two-year stalemate between the district and the educators. The Manchester Education Association ratified the agreement Tuesday evening, according to union President Ben Dick.

Additional housing for Londonderry's seniors may be out of their price range

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With several proposed elderly housing projects brought forward in Londonderry in recent months, not everyone is convinced those options will prove to be affordable ones.

2 Londonderry councilors OK ‘no nepotism’ policy for town

0 Milford Town Hall, with a little paint, gets spruced up

0 Arts groups hope to sell alcohol at events on Nashua school grounds

Seacoast

As part of the process to build a new police station and a municipal parking garage, workers from Burke's Tree Service in Rochester removed trees from around the existing lot on Orchard Street in Dover Thursday. Further tree removal is planned to affect parking in the lot Friday.

Work begins on Dover police station, garage

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Construction planned for January to complete garage in fall of 2015 and station following spring

Plaistow board questions need for student-athlete surveys

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When it came time to accept a $2,424 donation from the NHIAA to help fund the Life of an Athlete program, several Timberlane School Board members expressed concerns that the program includes surveys asking students for personal information.

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Redesign plans for park presented to Keene City Council

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Better parking and drainage and a central gathering place were presented as part of a proposed Wheelock Park Concept Plan presented to City Council last week.

Similar to the armored vehicles used by other police departments and region special operations teams across the state, the LENCO BearCat ordered by the Keene Police Department can transport up to 10 officers into high-risk situations.

Keene council rejects bid to return BearCat to feds

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A move to return the city's BearCat armored police vehicle to the federal government was rejected by city council members 11 to 3 Thursday night.

0 Former Fitzwilliam police chief's lawsuit against the town dismissed

Lakes Region

Desrochers says he will fight to preserve Franklin’s tax cap

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Robert Desrochers, Sr. says fiscal responsibility was the driving principle of his first term on the City Council. And if voters re-elect him in the Oct. 7 city elections, he will continue his work at meeting the city’s tax cap every year with sound decision-making.

Wallace Rhodes of the Belmont Heritage Commission stands in front of the historic Belmont Mill.

Historians want Belmont Mill saved again

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Town historians, who helped save the historic Belmont Mill from demolition once before, would very much like to see town officials convert the mill into town office space, as town officials are considering.

0 Preparing Belmont Mill for town office location could cost more than $1m

0 Yonaitis announces bid for Franklin’s Ward 2 council

1 Gilford selectmen vote to allow fireworks in town again

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Claremont imposes limits on smoking in city parks

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A new smoking ban in city parks was adopted Wednesday by City Council and immediately took effect.

Claremont councilors ratify placing charter on the ballot

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The City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to move the proposed city charter to the November ballot.

0 Lebanon residents will have chance to see planned street work

1 Smoking ban in Claremont parks gains preliminary approval

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