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Authorities detonate suspicious package left near Boston Marathon finish line on one-year anniversary of bombing


On Tuesday evening -- the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings -- Boston police evacuated Boylston Street near the marathon's usual finish line and took an unidentified man into custody after two suspicious backpacks were left lying on the street.

Officials say Northfield man presumed drowned after 'Polar Plunge'


A 32-year-old Northfield man was “presumed drowned” in the raging waters of the Smith River after taking a dare from two friends Monday night in what state officials said was a dangerous "Polar Plunge" activity at Profile Falls. The missing man has been identified by his father as Aaron Hoyt.

Newmarket school officials retaliate against coaches: 'We were let go for opposing new school'


He said the principal and superintendent decided because of my postings on Facebook, I wouldnt be allowed to coach again this year, Pomeroy said. I was upset. I was pretty excited about coaching the kids this year.

Poll: More than 25% haven't heard of Northern Pass; mixed attitudes for others


After three years of posturing by opponents and supporters of the Northern Pass, the most recent poll on the topic shows the state is still evenly divided. “Attitudes remain mixed,” according to the most recent Granite State Poll, commissioned by WMUR and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

The Belmont High School Red Raiders logo

Belmont students consider dropping 'offensive' mascot


The Belmont High School student council has asked the public, particularly alumni of the school, to attend its meeting Wednesdayto discuss whether the school should change its team mascot from the Red Raiders to something less offensive to American Indians.

Flood watch and rain follow day of near-record temperatures


Despite temperatures reaching the high 70s, it was no gentle spring afternoon Monday in New Hampshire.

NH doctors: There's more to Medicare list than meets the eye


A Portsmouth eye doctor who started a 15-doctor practice received $1.89 million in Medicare payments in 2012, more than any other physician in New Hampshire, according to an expanded list of physicians and other health care providers who bill Medicare.

Top Manchester school officials no longer must live in city


The Board of School Committee voted Monday to drop the residency requirement for top administrators, despite Mayor Ted Gatsas’ strong support for the policy.

Weekend Top 10 Planner: April 18-20, 2014


The Easter Bunny is coming. The Easter Bunny is coming. That's right - it's Easter Weekend, and it's finally starting to feel like spring around here too.

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Poll: More than 25% haven't heard of Northern Pass; mixed attitudes for others

Noelle Simmons, as Stuart Little, gives a mouse's thumbs-up to Isabella Morris as Mrs. Little and Connor Boisvert as Mr. Little, during a skit at the Bartlett Reads program kick-off on Monday.

Big deal in Goffstown over 'Stuart Little'

Members of the Associated Grocers of New England Board of Directors gathered Monday to break ground on a 105,000-square-foot expansion to its 380,000-square-foot Pembroke facility.

Associated Grocers’s Pembroke plant expands

John Zahr gives a tour of the Dyn headquarters to students from Parkside Middle School in Manchester at the STEAM Ahead NH (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Academy event on Monday. The academy begins in the fall at Manchester West.

At presentation at Manchester firm Dyn, middle schoolers learn STEAM Ahead could lead to cool career

The Belmont High School Red Raiders logo

Belmont students consider dropping 'offensive' mascot

Aly Brito shows off her best Joe Louis pose at the Fisk Elementary School's annual biography wax museum.

Salem students transform into historical characters

Flood watch and rain follow day of near-record temperatures

NH doctors: There's more to Medicare list than meets the eye

Top Manchester school officials no longer must live in city

Weekend Top 10 Planner: April 18-20, 2014

Windham runner Chris Murphy is chased by Goffstown's Dylan Skinner during a rundown in their game at Sullivan Park at St. Anselm College Monday afternoon.

Windham rallies to baseball opener win

Pinkerton's Bailey Walsh winds up before uncorking a shot past Concord defender Sean Larner during opening day of lacrosse season at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

Pinkerton rolls in lacrosse opener

The Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin is gradually coming up to operating at 100 percent of capacity, a spokesman said.

Berlin BioPower plant coming up to speed

2 finalists for Central High principal to meet public Wednesday

Spc. Josiah Smith of Manchester holds his 11-month-old son, William, who was born while he was deployed with the 237th Military Police Company in Afghanistan from April 16, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014.

A warm, official welcome for New Hampshire's 237th

Best viewing time for Tax Day's 'Blood Moon' over NH: 3:08 a.m. Tuesday

Ex-Salem cop indicted for assault of pursuit suspect

A crew from Busby Construction of Atkinson places bales of sand in three culverts along Riddle Brook, which flows under Route 101 near Wallace Road in Bedford. Project supervisor Doug Robbins said the work will allow engineers to inspect the pipes to see if they need repairs.

Route 101 improvements are on track in Bedford

NH Easter Egg Hunts 2014

Compensation for top execs at 6 public companies: $74m

Memorial bench will honor longtime Claremont coach


A memorial dugout bench at Barnes Park will honor former youth baseball coach Ralph Silva who passed away this fall.

John Harrigan: Skier's tumble offers lessons on two fronts


The incredible story of a high-country skier who survived a plunge on an ice slab on Mount Adams made good news for two...

Joe Kenney, who recently won a special election to fill the remainder of the late Ray Burton's term as the District 1 Executive Councilor, showed attendees at the recent Granite United Way Northern Region's annual meeting a Burton campaign sign that he brought with him on his own campaign stops as a way of honoring Burton.

Burton remembered for service, loyalty


On a recent night when all the stars in the Granite United Way Northern Region's firmament shined brightly, that of Ray...

Former Gov. John Lynch stops a group shot to add someone during a gathering of former NH governors to benefit the Bridges House in Concord on Friday.

Ex-governors gather to boost Bridges House


Members of New Hampshire's first families past and present gathered Friday at a fundraiser for Bridges House, the...