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March 26. 2013 1:33PM

Dead Kennebunk mystery animal was rare white coyote

KENNEBUNK — An animal that resembled an albino wolf staggered out of the woods behind a home on Balsam Lane in Kennebunk last week, crawled under the house's back porch and lay down to die.

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Obama administration rules target for-profit colleges

Programs that fail to meet debt-to-income requirements for two out of three consecutive years would lose eligibility for federal student loans and grants —the primary revenue stream at for-profit colleges.

Peterborough: Select board signs 20-year solar lease

PETERBOROUGH — Construction is scheduled to start next month on the largest solar array in New Hampshire, which will cover 3.5 acres on the former sewage lagoons on Pheasant Road with roughly 3,100 solar modules.

Sturm, Ruger Q3 earnings badly miss the mark

That translated to a 76.4% plunge in earnings per diluted share to $0.34. Analysts, on average, were looking for earnings of $0.99 per share on sales of $149.1 million.

Guardian Angel Credit Union proposes merger

BERLIN – Guardian Angel Credit Union's board of directors have endorsed a merger with Service Credit Union of Portsmouth.

Novo hiring 90 workers for its new plant in New Hampshire

Novo Nordisk ($NVO) in August bought a plant in New Hampshire that Japan's Olympus Biologics was giving up. Now it is looking for people to help operate it.

As GTAT stumbles, Nashau's ARC launches massive new sapphire furnaces

ARC Energy today announced the CHES 500 crystal growth furnace, designed to produce the world's largest-ever sapphire boules with a mass of 300kg and 500mm diameter.

Headless ranger? Mystery at colonial burial site of Roger's Rangers

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?

Salem police dog loses battle with cancer

The dog named Til lost his brief battled with cancer on Wednesday.

Comic book featuring hearing-impaired superheroes inspired by Salem boy

A Salem boy, Anthony Smith, has reached superhero status. A new Marvel comic book is modeled after the 6-year-old.

Haunted Overload named ‘scariest’ attraction in U.S.

LEE — Eric Lowther, the mastermind behind Haunted Overload in Lee, is an expert at frightening people, so it's no surprise his attraction has been named the scariest in the country.

Police: DOT driver involved in tractor crash on I-89 had suspended license

Fields also received a summons for operating his tractor with a suspended license, a state police news release said on Wednesday.

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for 'business casual' dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp...

Horse dies, woman injured in Kensington riding accident

KENSINGTON — A horse died and its owner was sent to the hospital with a leg injury Wednesday morning after the horse fell over and landed on its neck, authorities said.

NH man pleads guilty in Logan Airport cab scheme

Four suspended Massachusetts Port Authority workers on Wednesday admitted their roles in a scheme to collect cash and other gifts from cabdrivers seeking to get quicker access to customers at Logan International Airport, authorities said.

Fight with bicyclists in Amesbury lands Derry driver in road rage program

AMESBURY — A New Hampshire man’s anger toward two bicyclists he almost ran off Pleasant Valley Road as he tried passing them last March has earned him a seat in the state’s road rage program.

Man accused of Bedford home invasion guilty in Mass. home invasion

LAWRENCE — A 33-year-old Lawrence man will be sentenced tomorrow after he was found guilty of several charges related to a violent home invasion.

N.H. woman pleads guilty to stealing nearly $742,000 from Maine employer

PORTLAND — A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to interstate transportation of stolen checks and tax evasion after she embezzled nearly $742,000 from her employer, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said Wednesday.

NH firm's 'AirGuard' is designed to catch tobacco, pot smokers in the act, rats culprit over WiFi

AirGuard is a sophisticated smoke detection unit that can either be hand held or fixed to a wall, and that can send out a Wi-Fi alert when tobacco or marijuana smoke is detected.

A NH history lesson about the KKK

ould you be shocked to learn that the Ku Klux Klan was on the march in Exeter, New Hampshire, just 25 years ago? It was a small march, but it made some national headlines. When the group’s leader left town, the story ended.

McCain calls Shaheen an empty suit on Armed Services panel

'I don't see her at very many of the hearings. I've not seen her propose any amendments or proposals that have to do with national security.'

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