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March 18. 2013 2:46PM

Q& A: Ken Burns talks of Ann Arbor, lecture on race, and festival screening of new work

'This is the one drawback when you make a Ken Burns film, is that then it becomes the shorthand for journalists to just say it's a Ken Burns film, and forget that I'm merely a conductor of an orchestra that's extraordinarily talented that's making...'



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‘An error in judgment’ says police chief, Claremont officials return items taken from seized home

Claremont — Police Chief Alex Scott is reviewing claims that city employees improperly removed items from a River Road home that was seized by the city because of more than $70,000 in unpaid taxes.

Hanover food co-op petitioners fight to reinstate fired union organizers

The two men, who had been exploring the possibility of unionizing Co-op employees when they were terminated, have said management refused to give them a reason for their firings.

NH natives complete cross-country trek in time to celebrate legal marijuana in Washington

A cross-country road trip landed New Hampshire natives Steve and Tricia Goyette in north Spokane just hours before the city’s first recreational marijuana store let in its first customers Tuesday.

Prison health system in NH among nation's costliest

The study released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts says New Hampshire's per inmate spending on prison health care grew 28 percent between 2007 and 2011, rising to $10,191. The current budget allocates about $8,800 per inmate.

Rand Paul taps Manchester's Biundo as chief strategist for PAC in New England

CONCORD – Manchester resident and veteran GOP campaign strategist Mike Biundo has signed on as the top regional strategist for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's political action committee.

DARPA tasks Lockheed to fast-track $200M stealth missiles

Work will also occur in Melbourne, Florida; Troy, Alabama; Nashua, New Hampshire; Boulder, Colorado; and Cincinnati, with a targeted completion date of July 2016.

Conway sign ordinance has businesses employing gaudy alternatives

'Look at those compared to what I wanted to have,' said Adam Martinese of the feather flags. 'I never would have even thought of those but those are all up and down the strip right now. Everyone's got them.'

'Cow' found on Indian Island; cone still missing in Meredith

Flurries manager Krista Landry said 'Betsy' and the ice cream cone that usually decorates the front of the business were removed so owner Steve Fields could have the building painted.

NH driver involved in multi-vehicle wreck yielding viral photo

The truck’s operator, 45-year-old Louis P. Vogler of Lebanon, N.H., was also uninjured.

Laconia purse snatching thwarted by determined neighbor

LACONIA — A unidentified Lakeport man assisted an elderly woman yesterday by chasing down the man who allegedly stole her purse while she was sitting outside of her apartment building.

Long-lost Revere message revealed, makes way to NH

A complete transcription of a document critical to American history was recently published after a Florence-area resident returned the 240-year-old letter to its rightful home last year in New Hampshire.

NH has lowest poverty rate in the nation, 6.8%

According to the 2008-2012 figures, the percentage of people living in poverty areas ranged from 6.8 percent in New Hampshire to a whopping 48.5 percent in Mississippi.

Guinta: Obama created border crisis with 2012 ‘amnesty’ order

MANCHESTER – Former U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta on Tuesday suggested the Obama administration may have in effect manufactured a border crisis in Texas in order to promote amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Chris Christie headed to New Hampshire again

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will head to New Hampshire later this month, his second trip to the early presidential state in recent weeks as he headlines a state Republican Party fundraiser, people familiar with the trip told POLITICO.

Historic wooden penstock to Gorham dam to be replaced

Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc. will build more than 700 feet of 11-foot diameter penstock and 400 feet of steel lining in about 150 modular pieces for eventual assembly and final installation at two Brookfield hydroelectric stations.

Vt. prostitution sting spotlights links between heroin, sex trade

Donovan announced last week he declined to prosecute the men, saying they had been shamed enough and the media attention on the arrests likely will have served as a deterrent.

Train cars sat idle in Concord for two days before homeless man’s death

The train carrying military equipment that reportedly struck and killed a Concord homeless man this weekend sat mostly unattended for two days before lumbering south early Saturday on the second of a four-leg journey to Michigan, according to rail officials and a spokesman for the New Hampshire National Guard.

Dover man arrested after weird Kansas incident

The deputy began pursuit of the driver as he traveled west towards Salina. The car was spraypainted with derogatory statements about law enforcement.

Lowell police hit Nashua man with slew of gun charges for handgun locked in car at family funeral

Although Pagan, 23, of Nashua, N.H., had a license to carry a firearm in New Hampshire, he wasn't licensed in Massachusetts.

Belknap County town votes to spend $16,000 of war on drugs profits on a police dog

The money, about $16,000, would come from an $18,000 pool of drug forfeiture money that must be spent on drug intervention work.


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