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May 11. 2013 2:21PM

Fiddleheads: A Rite of Spring

It's the time of year when fiddleheads - delicate spring shoots of the ostrich fern - start popping out of the ground and onto roadside farm stands.

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New Hampshire’s ‘multistate’ insurance plans sow confusion

Hanover — As consumer alerts go, the New Hampshire Insurance Department’s July 17 “clarification on ‘multistate’ plans” was a bit dry.

Government contractor racked up failed projects but carries on

When New Hampshire's Department of Administrative Services severed ties with TLT last October from work on a National Guard training facility in Pembroke and prohibited TLT from bidding in New Hampshire for one year.

Selectmen lower speed limit 5 mph on Windham road over police objections

'When you can’t enforce that limit, then those signs, they actually do more harm than good because they see that you’re not enforcing the 25 mph limit,' Lewis said.

Bass endorses Brown in Keene

He opted not to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat himself, and so now Charles Bass, the former U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire, has thrown his weight behind former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.

NH June jobless rate is sixth lowest in country

ROCHESTER — The unadjusted June 2014 unemployment rate for New Hampshire was 4.3 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent from the May rate, which remained at 4.4 percent after revision, according to figures released by New Hampshire Employment Security.

James Weeden has dressed some of Broadway's biggest stars

James Weeden had a career helping outfit some of Broadway's biggest shows and stars before family ties pulled him back to Dover.

Boston Globe: Who lives on those islands in Lake Winnipesaukee?

LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H. — What do you do when you have a cozy ... If you dream of retreating to a New Hampshire island some day, this is just one type ...

NYDailyNews.com: Teens murder Dartmouth professors for cash to start their life of crime together

In need of cash to live their dream adventure of Australia and a life of crime, James Parker, 16, and Robert Tulloch, 17, posed as environmental students doing research in order to gain access into homes.

NH schools weigh cellphone search ruling

School officials’ right to search students’ cellphones has only become trickier and stickier because of a recent Supreme Court decision making it clear that police officers need a warrant before searching a cellphone.

How one woman set off the latest chapter in the Market Basket tale

A London woman, a widow once married to a Demoulas brother, made a decision in June 2013 that led to a domino effect that has changed, potentially forever, Tewksbury-based Market Basket.

Affidavit details alleged sexual assault at elite St. Paul’s School

A student tradition in which seniors try to have sexual contact with younger students led to an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School this spring, according to an affidavit filed this week.

Father’s group helps NH families cope with addiction

SOMERSWORTH – John Burns knows how this goes. He knows what addiction is doing to his daughter’s body and mind.

Scooter surge raises parking concerns in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — John Golumb, co-owner of Poco's restaurant, says every year when the decks open, people flood to the waterfront to enjoy drinks and food on the Piscataqua River.

Canterbury: Was logger’s death a homicide?

Mark Kelso, the logger found fatally injured beside his skidder Feb. 23 in Canterbury, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the circumstances around which were initially investigated as a homicide, according to a death certificate and interviews with relatives.

Nashua welcomes first ‘alderwomen’ to City Hall

Nashua City Hall watchers might have noticed some new terminology flying back and forth across the horseshoe this year.

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