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June 17. 2013 2:30PM

Linda Saunders Paquette: Expanding Medicaid would help drug addicts

The impact of expanding Medicaid (and including the management of substance-use disorders for existing beneficiaries) on New Hampshire’s alcohol and other drug epidemic cannot be overstated.

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Parody site The Onion: F. Scott Fitzgerald estate wondering why the hell Ken Burns hasn’t come knocking

'F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the Jazz Age era of excess and romance with his writing, so I think it’s fair to question why Ken Burns hasn’t shown his face anywhere near our robust archives,' said estate representative Phyllis Westberg.

Navy prison's guards recall old days at 'The Castle'

KITTERY, Maine — Camaraderie. Friendship. A vast improvement over the jungles of Vietnam or the heat of Camp Lejeune. Dime beers in Portsmouth.

‘It’s like pony karma’ in New Ipswich

Saltwater Cowboy, Wally the West Coast Boy, Trinity, Pillar Prince, Celtic Star, Bell Island Beauty, Sweet Forget Me Not, and Little Catalina. These are the names of a few members of a herd of rare Newfoundland ponies.

50 years ago, Hampton Beach engulfed in riot

It may have been the most violent and bizarre event that ever happened on Hampton Beach, when 50 years ago, 'Happy Hampton' became a scene of chaos and destruction.

MassLive finds little to convey NH advantage at Big E pavilion

For most of New England, championing the state's food traditions is a time-honored practice. In New Hampshire? Not so much.

Groveton High School beats the odds to make Newsweek Top 100 national rankings

Groveton High School is listed at #90 on the 2014 Newsweek America’s Top High Schools, and at #71 on its new ranking, Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students.

Fireball over New Hampshire may have been Russian spy satellite (VIDEO)

The object probably was a piece of Russia’s Cosmos 2495 reconnaissance satellite, launched in May, said Charles Vick, an aerospace analyst with military information website Globalsecurity.org.

As it becomes legal, states need common standard for marijuana intoxication says Vt. officer

'If we legalize marijuana, we have to make sure that our driving laws are the same as our alcohol driving laws. Which right now they're not, they're different,' said Scott.

More schools stocking shots that counter serious allergic reactions, only NH and R.I. don't

Only two states -- New Hampshire and Rhode Island -- have no current or pending legislation regarding stocking epinephrine in schools, according to FARE.

More Seacoast churches claim they were scammed

More churches have come forward saying they were targeted by a man who allegedly faked a family member’s death to steal their money, but not all of them want police to put him behind bars.

Portsmouth Burger King worker fondled teen coworker, say police

Police say Victor Ortega Garcia, 23, of 135 Exeter Road, Hampton, assaulted the teenager at the 2255 Lafayette Road Burger King restaurant.

Neighbors oppose plan for homeless daycare shelter in Exeter residential neighborhood

EXETER — A proposal to turn a former childcare center on Hampton Road into a place to help homeless families on the Seacoast get back on their feet is facing opposition from neighbors who insist it's a bad location, will devalue properties and will create safety concerns.

Dog owner in Aug. incident willing to help with vet bills

SOMERSWORTH — The owner of an American bulldog that wounded a 14-year-old Shih Tzu-poodle mix late last month is willing to help pay for the $2,000 in vet bills, she said Thursday.

Vermont Law School rocked by three tragedies in two months

A 35-year-old Amherst, N.H., man who had recently been a VLS student shot his mother at her home earlier this week.

Franklin man accused of stabbing 10-year-old girl's bicycle tire

A Franklin man is facing multiple charges after a run-in Wednesday with a 10-year-old girl on a bicycle.

Wolfeboro schools locked down after threat of man with gun

WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro police received information Thursday afternoon that a significant and credible threat of a man with a gun or access to firearms existed to a facility and the general public within town.

Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth

The fall foliage season that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts into the countryside each year could come much later and possibly last a little longer within a century, according to new research.

Conway police commissioner pleads guilty to road-rage assaults, won't resign

CONWAY – Police commissioner Larry Martin was ordered to undergo anger-management counseling as part of his sentence after being found guilty of two counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct in connection to a road rage type incident in August.

Lesson in patriotism: Lebanon High senior petitions for American flag to be flown after school snubs 9/11

The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks last week spurred Lebanon High School senior Bhavna Kaushik, a dual citizen of the United States and India who was 4 years old on 9/11, to look for the school’s flag. She couldn’t find one. She found it 'really shameful on a day like that'

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown during an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester.

Democratic group files complaint against Brown over 2010/2011 hair and makeup deductions

Specifically, the group says Brown claimed a $2,149 deduction for “TV makeup and grooming” in 2010, and another $1,401 deduction for identical expenses in 2011.

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