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April 18. 2013 2:44PM

Federal case against Weare officer for improper use of wiretap law to arrest Goffstown man hits setback

The Goffstow Division of the New Hampshire Circuit Court granted Alleman’s motion for judgment of acquittal, ruling that he was engaged in activity protected by the First Amendment when he recorded the traffic stop.

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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.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hiring 715 workers

The workforce is divided roughly evenly between Maine and New Hampshire. The Naval Sea Systems Command announced in October that budget sequestration had contributed to 'significant' maintenance delays for the Navy's fleet of nuclear submarines.

Despite 40 years and an estimated $1T spent, heroin today sells for pennies on the dollar relative to what it cost in the early 1970s when the federal boondoggle began.

Cheaper-than-ever heroin means women's prison may be too small when it opens

In a November budget hearing in Concord, Commissioner of Corrections William Wrenn told lawmakers he feared the new $38 million prison they had funded ...

Oil deliveryman spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

GREENLAND, N.H. — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out.

PSNH tells Farmington 104-year town holiday tradition must end

'The holiday lights that Farmington has been putting up are not in adherence to New Hampshire Law or PSNH policies. Therefore, PSNH asks that Farmington discontinue their annual installation of holiday lights on PSNH utility poles after the 2014 Holiday season.'

Holiday lights tradition continues in Chesterfield, dimmed by death of former host

CHESTERFIELD — The holiday lights won't shine as bright at The Farm in Chesterfield this year. They've dimmed after the man behind the extravagant display lost his life one year ago.

N.H. wood harvesting industry impact: $51 a ton

The New Hampshire logging industry contributed nearly $170 million to the state’s economy in 2012 – or, to look at it another way, a little more than $51 for each of the 3.3 million tons harvested in the state, according to a report prepared for and released by the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association and released to NHBR.

Market Basket film, funded by fans, will retell the saga

Now a Portsmouth, N.H., filmmaker is hoping a second wave of public support will help pay for a documentary about the struggle that riveted New England for ...

Group appeals denial of day center for homeless in Exeter neighborhood

A nonprofit organization seeking to open a day center for the homeless in an Exeter neighborhood has appealed a decision by the town zoning board...

Brentwood police seek donations for trip to D.C. to see officer's name added to memorial

Member of the Brentwood Police Department are raising money to help fund a trip Washington, D.C. in May, when fallen officer Stephen Arkell will...

Deer rescued from Androscoggin River

GORHAM – Using a raft, Gorham Emergency Medical Services personnel and Fish and Game rescued a deer that had broken through the ice on the Androscoggin River Tuesday morning.

Tri-City refugee resettlement concerns appear to be unfounded

DOVER — There are no plans to resettle African immigrants in the Tri-Cities, according to state officials and two refugee relocation groups.

Judd Gregg sizes up Jeb Bush, the GOP field and Warren, Clinton

A longtime friend of the Bush family, and an icon in New Hampshire Republican politics, former Sen. Judd Gregg said on Wednesday that Jeb Bush moves toward a presidential candidacy as a 'substantive favorite' for his party’s nomination, but not the 'prohibitive favorite.'

Paintball park planned for tract at the Weirs

LACONIA — Paintball, the popular pastime around the world first played competitively in Henniker, New Hampshire in June, 1981, promises to become the next recreational attraction offered at The Weirs.

FairPoint union bargainer says they’ll negotiate

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The chief negotiator for the unions on strike against FairPoint Communications in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine is rejecting assertions by the company that they’re not willing to negotiate.

Abandoned guanaco finds new home at Lyndeborough Alpaca farm

A group of volunteers recently banded together to round up an abandoned guanaco — a close llama relation — that was left on an Elmwood Road property in Hancock, after the animal’s owner, Daniel Ramage, was evicted from the property.

Former firefighter has trial date for 2013 arson charge

Potter, 23, of 674 Greenfield Road in Peterborough, has been charged with five counts of arson after he allegedly set fire to a number of occupied structures in Durham on Feb. 2, 2013.

Ann Kuster for U.S. Senate in ’16? It could happen

The focus on the Democratic side of the upcoming U.S. Senate battle for Kelly Ayotte’s seat in 2016 has been almost exclusively on Gov. Maggie Hassan, but there’s another key player in the mix.

Ayotte gets heat from conservatives for opposing Cruz immigration move

But Ayotte had sharp words for the Cruz move in the national media. She said on Saturday that Cruz, by, in effect, prompting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to force senators to return to Washington on Saturday for the vote on the Cruz initiative and other items, was helping Obama.

Gilford selectmen spike tipping fee for trash haulers 50%

GILFORD — Following a public hearing that no one attended, selectmen voted unanimously last night to raise the disposal fees collected for solid waste from $30 per ton to $45 per ton.

Preferred MBTA site identified in Plaistow

As local and state officials continue to explore three options to extend train service to Plaistow, one group is already opposing one of the alternatives.

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