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April 23. 2013 12:45PM

African burial ground in Portsmouth receives $20,000 grant from feds

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A group trying to bring attention to an African burial ground in Portsmouth, N.H., has been approved to receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help create a memorial park.

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NYT: Tyco’s ‘Piggy,’ out of the pen and living small

In a two-bedroom rental on the 35th floor of a building overlooking the East River, L. Dennis Kozlowski lives with his new wife, Kimberly, in relative modesty — at least compared with his previous life as the extravagant chief of Tyco International.

Former Tyco chief, Boca Raton con says he’s changed

The flashy life, and law enforcement scrutiny, are over for L. Dennis Kozlowski, the former Boca Raton resident and disgraced ex-chief of Tyco International.

After race, Can-Am musher greeted by litter of 7 new sled puppies

Becki Tucker, who was on the trail from Allagash to Fort Kent early Monday morning, is up seven dogs for her New Hampshire Outlaw Ridge Kennel thanks to the early arrival of a healthy litter of sled dog puppies Sunday.

Government pays big in Portsmouth, 28 city employees now top $100K, six more than last year

PORTSMOUTH - The city's municipal payroll increased by about $800,000 last year, when 28 "city-side" employees were paid more than $100,000, six more than the previous year.

House to vote on whether schools can bully students into disclosing social media activities

On Wednesday the New Hampshire House will vote on whether schools should be able to compel students to disclose their social media activity.

25 years since Motorcycle Week Assoc. formed to revive Laconia rally

LACONIA — The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, now marking its 25th anniversary, traces its roots back to the Lakes Region Sharks Motorcycle Club and the club's effort to bring back the glory days of the original Gypsy Tour rallies at Weirs Beach, which dated back…

N.H. lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restrictions

New Hampshire’s Legislature is once again debating measures that would ban municipalities from restricting where sex offenders can live, even as some other states are making such restrictions …

Seacoast Democrat's bill aims to fund local government with rooms tax

Portsmouth Democratic State Sen. Martha Fuller Clark said she was asked by Portsmouth officials to file the proposed legislation to help cover municipal costs associated with hotels and motels.

State climatologist: February one of coldest, snowiest months In N.H. history

February was a brutally cold and snowy month for New Hampshire, but just how bad was it? State Climatologist Mary Stampone joined Morning Edition...

Competing bills look to end or increase handouts to domestic violence NGOs

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are considering competing bills to either increase or eliminate funding to help victims of domestic violence.

Northwood man can relate to American Sniper's deadly decisions

'There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.'

Orford woman denies running over friend, crashing into Vt. McDonald’s

Kimberly Dyke, 51, of Orford, N.H., pleaded innocent to drunk driving second offense, refusing a breath test, and grossly negligent operation of a vehicle before she was released on pre-trial conditions on Thursday.

Embarrassing testimony of NH State Troopers against Constitutional Carry

Not only did they testify in person but they handed in written testimony they claimed was written by the Assistant Commissioner of Safety Earl Sweeney.

NH high school senior scores the perfect final basket

Bryan Doherty, who has Down Syndrome, fills the role of team manager. Last week he was given a shot to play his first game.

Trump: If I run in 2016, I'm the only GOP candidate who can beat Hillary

As you know, I've retained some tremendous people from New Hampshire, from Iowa, etc., and we have a great team and I'm going to make a decision fairly soon.

House to vote on underage tanning nannying

On Wednesday members of the House will vote on a bill that prohibits minors from using tanning facilities.

Bloomberg: Lindsey Graham targets New Hampshire

In an interview for the Public Broadcasting System's Charlie Rose program, Senator Lindsey Graham said it's more likely than not that he'll seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Residents work to close town meeting 'information gap' with web tools

To function, town governments in New Hampshire rely on an informed citizenry. But getting informed can be overwhelming. Deliberative sessions take all...

BAE Systems' Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures shines laser to defeat infrared missiles

NASHUA, N.H.--(Business Wire)--BAE Systems, Inc. today announced that its Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has been approved for export by the U.S. Department of Defense. The export approval paves the way for sales to allied nations around the world, giving them access to this life-saving technology.

Portsmouth barber cuts ice bar out of huge snow drift

STRAFFORD — Starting Sunday, Strafford will have a new must-see destination ... while it's still cold, that is. Thanks to frigid days, strong winds, and huge amounts of snow, Strafford resident Patrick Lavoie has crafted a new ice bar against the dam near Bow Lake.

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