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May 15. 2013 11:28AM

ATVs to use 8 miles on Pittsburg tract to link 1,000-mile system

The news that all the paperwork has been signed guarantees that the June 15 Grand Opening of the interconnected ATV trail system will be a real celebration. Although some trail segments will not be open until mid-July or beyond.

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NHPUC approves 12% Northern Utilities rate hike

This Order approves a settlement agreement allowing Northern Utilities, Inc., a permanent rate increase resulting in a 12% increase to an average residential customer’s bill.

New Hampshire hospital lifts veil on prices

Then earlier this year, he saw an advertisement in the Sunday paper: $2,000 paid up front at Elliot Hospital. "It was real easy. Just went in there, they put me to sleep and woke me up, and said, 'Goodbye.'"

Driver of `Hometown Hottie' car that refused to stop for police sought

DOVER — Area police are on the lookout for the driver of a vehicle registered to former Hometown Hottie contestant Persephanie Lesperance of Portsmouth.

Aggressive wildlife in N.H. attacking people, pets

A rabid fox’s attack on a 5-year-old girl in Derry and the mauling of a small dog in Hampstead on Monday are prompting animal control and wildlife officials to warn the public about aggressive wildlife.

NOAA ship to survey ocean floor off NH to identify sand for beach replenishment

NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler will survey off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. to acquire data that will contribute to habitat mapping and to the state's effort to locate sand resources for beach replenishment.

Maine may fine snowmobiling New Hampshire couple attacked by moose

Cpl. John MacDonald of the [Maine Warden Service] said the incident is being investigated for any harassment of wildlife.

Dispute among Portsmouth businesswomen leads to arrest

PORTSMOUTH — A dispute between several downtown businesswomen culminated with the arrest of one of them, Oneta Bobbett, on three charges alleging Bobbett knowingly filed a false report to police, then tampered with a witness, said Capt. Mike Schwartz.

Child injured after bullet shatters window of Kensington home

Police responded to 4 Stumpfield Road just before 7 p.m. to investigate a report of a bullet that was fired into the residence.

Newmert man mourns infant grandson killed by video gaming father in Fla.

NEWMARKET — Jim Dufour says he saw signs of trouble a year ago, when his little grandson, Daymeon, and the boy's parents lived with him in Newmarket.

Siblings arrive from ethiopia to try and save adopted NH brother’s life

Two siblings from Ethiopia arrived at Logan Airport Tuesday to potentially save their brother’s life with a bone marrow transplant.

3-month-old grandson of Newmarket man smothered by Florida father so he could play video games in peace

'The loss of a life? The loss of a baby over something as foolish as, I can't pause my video game and pay attention to the child? That's nuts,' the child's grandfather, who lives in Newmarket, N.H. said.

UNH library throwing out thousands of books to make room alarms students, faculty

A dumpster located on the west side exterior of the building was seen filled with old books on Monday, raising questions as to what is going on at UNH’s central library.

FAA investigating laser pointer incident in NH airspace

Two other incidents involving a Cobalt Air charter flight were reported just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The flight was south of I-93 in New Hampshire at the time.

AG completes probe of apologetic Nashua Democrat, flock of dead ducks, other allegations

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has completed its investigation into the December incident at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua that led

NH DMV outsources multi-million computer system to India

The new DMV solution will digitally manage all driver licences, financials, financial responsibility, hearings, inventory, dealers and inspection stations, it said in a statement.

Time Warner Cable's contractual loophole allows it to claim zero complaints

"They reported back that they had no complaints," Keene Town Councilor Terry M. Clark said at last week’s meeting. "I asked, ‘Why?’ They said because they weren't required to write them down."

Suspicious package investigation ahead of Shaheen visit to Durham

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is expected to host an Earth Day roundtable discussion to highlight the impact of climate change on New Hampshire at the US Forest Service, Northeast Research Station, at 11 a.m.

NH education official denies agency tried to kill funding-hike bill for charter schools

"I'm here to inform you of the underhanded dealings of the Department of Education, in the person of Deputy Commissioner Paul Leather," Rep. Ken Weyler, R-Kingston, the sponsor of the bill, told a charter school oversight committee.

Audio: Shaheen dismisses constituent's health plan cost concerns

Shaheen dismissed his concerns out of hand, telling him to leave his name with the host so her office could call him back “because that doesn't sound right to me.” She chalked the caller's complaints up to “misinformation.”

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Lack of toxicology reports delay conclusion in fatal cop shooting of Rochester man

ROCHESTER — The final report on the shooting and killing of Benjamin Shannon by law enforcement officers on March 10 is not expected to be issued for least an additional two weeks.

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