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A SPRINKLING of spice. Random thoughts about the drug spice and the crackdown in Manchester.Manchester doesn't have a spice problem, it has a drug problem.
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Steve Kenda and Jim Foley are good choices in the Republican state Senate primaries in Districts 24 and 19.
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Getting it wrong on Ferguson, and fast!
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The federal government is messing up everything.
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James Foley and the threat we face.
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ALMOST 50 New Hampshire residents overdosed on 'spice' last week. Spice is the street name for toxic potpourri products — labeled “not for human consumption”— that some people...
PEG HEGSETH
In the New Hampshire Democrat’s television ads, she proudly presents herself as a Senate leader in the push for reforming the troubled VA. But the reality was far less praiseworthy — as...
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What does Gary Lambert offer?
THOMAS SOWELL
One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess.
CHARLES ARLINGHAUS
Political coverage declines as political readership declines.
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Screen grab from a video purporting to show New Hampshire photojournalist James Foley of Rochester being beheaded at the hands of ISIS.

0 British Isis militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'

0 NHPR Audio: In 2011, slain N.H. journalist talked about his capture in Lybia

0 Cop's $2.7M inheritance should be investigated by pros not some ad hoc triumvirate, say lawyers

0 In wake of synthetic marijuana raid, feds sue to seize Keene business and assets

0 Market Basket owes Exeter, Newmarket thousands, their share of municipal trash bags scheme

0 Energy firm tries to build support for 68-mile underwater power line from Seabrook Station to Greater Boston

0 Daughter charged with ransacking father's grave in search of 'real will' wants charges dropped

0 Lawyer accuses Farmington school administrator of videotaping student in bathroom

0 Politifact: John Oliver says Keene wanted armored vehicle to thwart terrorism at pumpkin fest = TRUE

0 NH son applies for Obama commutation of drug war sentence

0 Ice cream parlors war in Walpole

0 Berlin Farmers Market helps needy stretch federal food handouts

0 Scientific American: Is fluoride in private wells causing an IQ decline?

0 Cutter Tamaroa, known for 'Perfect Storm' rescue, to be sunk after preservation effort fails

0 NH trucker cited after trailer hits sheriff's van operated by driver with suspended license

0 Cops cleared more than 400 times each year for justified homicides, but feds don't even track prosecutions

0 US police given billions from Homeland Security for 'tactical' equipment

0 State lets two children spend day in prison with mom

0 Reaction to new Durham traffic patterns mixed in wake of cycling fatality

0 Screening panel clears way for medical malpractice trial involving Lakes Region General Hospital

0 Apple iWatch may be delayed until 2015 due to production issues

0 GOP critical of Shaheen for spending more time with lobbyists than constituents

0 Mo'ne Davis, and why no one should laugh at the idea of a woman in Major League Baseball

0 Curt Schilling says smokeless tobacco caused oral cancer

0 Concord Monitor lauds Jeffords role in undermining Bush legislative agenda

The music spoke, she listened

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Ruthie Foster was 8 or 9 when she found herself sitting in the front row of church where the rest of the kids sat, where her grandmother could keep an eye on her and anyone else with a mind to act up during the service.

Stage Manager Alice Hale, 21, of Hancock, does one last costume check on 10-year old Malcolm Graham of Dublin prior to the start of 'The Strongest Girl in the World' on July 3. Graham said, 'This is really cool. I want to do it again next year.'

Andy's Summer Playhouse: Curtain comes down on 44th season

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Since 1971, Andy's Summer Playhouse has offered summer theater to children in scenic Wilton Center.

Barnstormers benefit auction set for Sunday

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The Barnstormers Theatre's annual gathering under the tent at The Highland House, Cleveland Hill Road, is on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m.

Mostly Bach Festival in North Conway this weekend

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The Mostly Bach Festival returns to North Conway on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24 at First Church of Christ, Congregational on Route 16 with a varied program presented by the Festival Chorus, Orchestra and soloists.

All aboard for a ride and nature tour

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The Mount Washington Cog Railway, famous for climbing the highest peak in the Northeast, will offer a guided natural history tour of Mount Washington with naturalist Nancy Ritger of the Appalachian Mountain Club on Monday, Aug. 25.

Kingston Trio returns to the Flying Monkey

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The Flying Monkey will welcome The Kingston Trio back to its stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Violinist, pianist in New Castle Sunday

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Violinist Emily Daggett Smith and pianist Tanya Gabrielian will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, at New Castle Congregational Church as part of the Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music series.

Catch Roland Goodbody in 'A Pair Of His Own Shorts'

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Act One's Summer Festival presents Roland Goodbody in 'A Pair of His Own Shorts,' winner of the 2013 Spotlight Award for Best Short Play, this weekend at the West End Studio Theatre

Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest in Henniker on Sunday

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The Henniker Rotary Club will host the 12th Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Pats Peak Ski Area.

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Blues legend Taj Mahal at Prescott Park

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Two-time Grammy Award-winning blues legend Taj Mahal returns to the Wilcox Industries Main Stage at Prescott Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, as part of the River House restaurant concert series.

Stone Church presents Superfrog, Maganahan's Revival

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Superfrog, with Maganahan's Revival, will perform at The Stone Church, 5 Granite St., on Friday, Aug. 22.

Gatsby on the Isles on Saturday

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Come aboard for Gatsby on the Isles, a 1920s bash on the high seas, featuring music, lawn games, and a picnic on the Isles of Shoals.

Spotlight on: Crafting guitars

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The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host a free lecture by John Whiteside on Monday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Chase House.

Mini Maker Faire celebrates creative ideas

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Where can you find rockets, robots, guitars, Ghostbusters, authors, artists, retro computers and futuristic technology all in one place?

'Get Down Tonight' in Hampton

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KC & The Sunshine Band will appear at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Ben Vereen at Kingswood Arts Center

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Great Waters Music Festival will present Ben Vereen at the Kingswood Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 22.

Benefit concert on Sunday for 'Beanie' David

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The fifth annual “Blues for Beanie” Festival is set for Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Kimball Jenkins Estate.

Somersworth Jakarta Fair Saturday

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The city's streets will transform into the streets of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Spotlight on: The 39 Steps at Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln

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Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater, at Jean's Playhouse.

Starring in 'The Mousetrap' are, front row, from left, Paul Melendy, Jean Mar Brown and Candace Clift; and back row, Ryan Malyar, Doug Shapiro, Dan Roach and Robert Bates.

Whoodunit? Find out at Barnstormers' 'The Mousetrap'

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The longest-running show on the planet, Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap,' steals across the stage at The Barnstormers Theatre through Satuday.

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