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The jury is still out on how I feel about the way Black Friday shopping has crept into Thanksgiving Day. Last year, some friends and I made a last-minute decision to hit the Merrimack Outlets at...
I didn't know Charlie Wheeler, but his obituary in last Wednesday’s Union Leader gave him a hell of a send-off.
American deaths matter, unless they're in Israel?
We got taken by China on the climate deal.
The media reflect society, sorry to say.
Releasing a study last week on the feasibility of subsidized commuter rail from southern New Hampshire to Massachusetts, the chairman of the N.H. Rail Transit Authority said this: "There is simply...
Shaheen supports more Obama illegality.
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The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) before it was torched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard by a painter who wanted to get out of work early.

0 Shipyard fire drills ramp up after Navy report blaming lax practices for destruction of $900M USS Miami

0 Nashua defense contractor wins $97M contract to help Iraq fight ISIS

0 2nd man indicted in credit card theft that involved police officer

0 Manchester man arrested after shotgun goes off at party narrowly missing sleeping child

0 Manchester woman pleads guilty to Vt. prostitution charge

0 Market Basket official: How'd we do it? We just did it.

0 BAE in Nashua wins $206M in work on F-35 and another $20M for electronic countermeasures

0 New Hampshire and Vermont officials respond to salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts

0 WBIN-TV drops 'Cosby Show' over sex assault allegations

0 Concord judge delays conviction in church-linked molestation case

0 Local governments wrangle for cash while patients await long-delayed medical marijuana

0 Weare man's obituary brings laughter to others, comfort to family article

0 North Carolina man caught in global patent dispute with Segway

0 Keene State College leading interstate effort to graduate more socialists

0 Interest in Berlin-born silent film star renewed by trophy found at swap meet

0 Can Confucius Institute lecturers speak their mind at UNH?

0 Fess up: Confessions raises money to help UNH crime victim

0 Vermont takes action to address waning popularity of hunting

0 Colebrook taxes are up 25% due to drop in assessed valuation

0 N.H. city calls quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' a hazard

0 Vermont Yankee announces 48 N.H. layoffs ahead of plant closure

0 FAA approves $167K a year in fees for Lebanon Airport passengers

0 Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire: The Need for Federalism

0 'Verbal slugfest' breaks out over Newport school

0 AG joins lawsuit over sewer lines on Toyota land in Portsmouth

Police: Man busted 7th time for having suspended license


State police arrested a Manchester man Sunday on charges of driving with a suspended license for the seventh time.

NH Business Newsmakers: Alexander honored by public relations group


The Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presented the 2014 Patrick Jackson Award to Jason Alexander at its annual meeting on Nov. 20 at Red River Theatres in Concord.

NSH Lady Project founder and co-city manager Nika Legatova speaks at a recent event for the organization at Margaritas in Nashua.

Lady Project seeks to inspire, showcase, connect


The NSH Lady Project wants women of Greater Nashua to be a part of their brand-new organization, offering local women a chance to network, make new friends, and grow professionally.

Empty stores, and even kiosks like these, appear throughout the Steeplegate Mall in Concord.

Concord's Steeplegate Mall has seen better days


Built 24 years ago by a former subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corp., Steeplegate Mall in Concord is one of about 300 U.S. malls facing a choice between re-invention and oblivion.

Know the Law: 'Vaping' in workplace is largely unregulated


Some of my employees have asked whether they can use e-cigarettes at work. Are they covered by New Hampshire's laws on smoking in the workplace?

Sam Asano's Let's Invent: Dealing with those tricky parts of research, investors


One doesn't write a business plan just for one person, obviously. However, it is also a waste of your time if you write your plan for an untargeted general population.

Today starts the bidding on beautiful and unique holiday wreaths at the Wadleigh Library in Milford. Library assistant Judy Hohenadel hangs a snowman shaped wreath that includes a new hat and scarf. Bidding ends at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Wreaths Around Wadleigh silent auction to benefit library


The Friends of Wadleigh Library in Milford are creating a festive holiday look with the Wreaths Around Wadleigh Silent Auction while helping to raise funds for extras the library needs.

Dick Baldwin, who created Educational Passages, gave a presentation at Tri-City Christian Academy Friday afternoon. Students will launch “Godspeed” within a couple of weeks and track its journey.

Students prepare to set sail at Tri-City Christian Academy


Students at Tri City Christian Academy will track a tiny boat launched through Educational Passages that will make its way across the Atlantic.

Goffstown schools eyeing former Villa Augustina building


School Administrative Unit 19 Superintendent Brian Balke made a presentation to the Goffstown School Board Monday night about the possibility of purchasing the building and property that formerly housed the Villa Augustina School, to address growing space issues in the district.

Town Hall hours in Salem up for debate


Beginning next year, Salem's Town Hall hours may be changing. Or maybe not. Earlier this fall, selectmen voted to do away with the extended hours at Town Hall on Monday evenings and go back to an 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule from Monday through Friday.

Pelham teacher Holly Doe was part of a National Geographic teaching fellowship to the Arctic over the summer.

Local teacher makes trip to arctic


Holly Doe was expecting to see polar bears, walruses and seals when she went to the Arctic Svalbard on a National Geographic teaching fellowship over the summer. While she did see all that wildlife, what the Pelham High School technology integrator and former elementary school teacher didn't expect was the amazing diversity of life during the arctic summer.

Volunteers load frozen turkeys into a pickup truck Wednesday evening at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway where a food drive was held for the '13th year. The turkeys, as well as personal care and non-perishable food items, will be delivered to a food pantry in Freedom.

13th annual North Conway food drive makes sure families have a happy Thanksgiving


For a 13th consecutive year, businesses and individuals came together in North Conway to make sure that needy families in the Mount Washington Valley will have a happy Thanksgiving.

“Motorcyclists in Prayer” is one of more than 50 marble and granite monuments at Our Lady of Grace Shrine in Columbia. The shrine, which closed on July 1 and is now for sale, for 38 years hosted the “Blessing of the Bikes” that drew thousands of riders.

Effort underway to bring Our Lady of Grace Shrine back to life


Closed earlier this year due to a decline in pilgrims, financial support and French/English-speaking priests, Our Lady of Grace Shrine may have new life as a transitional shelter for homeless veterans.

Teacher ‘thrilled’ at being reinstated


A special education teacher who was placed on leave after being listed as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging students were abused in her classroom at her former school has been reinstated by the Manchester school district.

Coos County tax bills headed to unincorporated places


Due to a decrease in timber-tax revenues, property owners in Millsfield and two other unincorporated places will soon see something they haven't for almost a decade: a tax bill from Coos County.

Stephen J. Buttolph

Scholar of the Month: Plymouth junior operates on 'full-sprint theory'


Stephen J. Buttolph, October's Francis Wayland Parker Scholar, has his life's plans pretty well set. Yet he's spent a lot of time thinking of how his school addresses the needs of its students.

Tough task for NH budget writers


Budget writers in the next Legislature face a daunting task as they try to balance a new, two-year state budget amid declining business tax revenues and built-in spending increases.

Judge rejects reconsideration of lawsuit against Northern Pass


CAMPTON – A judge has rejected a motion for reconsideration of a lawsuit by the now former owners of the Owl's Nest Resort who claimed that the prospect of the Northern Pass electrical transmission project coming through their property put them out of business.

Benjamin Huson

Newton man faces three charges for alleged kidnapping, rape of teen


A Newton man accused of kidnapping and raping 15-year-old girl at his home before taking her on a series of drug deliveries in Massachusetts was indicted on three charges by a grand jury, prosecutors said.

Warm Homes under new management


On Friday, organization cofounders Kathy Wagner and Carol Connolly finalized the transition and handed over all resources to Greater Derry Community Health Services.

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