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June 28. 2013 1:18PM

Bert and Ernie come out on The New Yorker cover

Long-rumored to be more than just friends, “Sesame Street” roommates Bert and Ernie have come out on The New Yorker’s cover this week, celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional:



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Feds mum on why they are investigating Portsmouth School Dept.

The federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is completing an investigation that involves the Portsmouth School Department, but details remain guarded.

Dartmouth: Government pays to keep 4M Americans on heavy-duty painkillers

Roughly 4 million Americans too disabled to work are prescribed heavy-duty painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, according to a new study from the Dartmouth University School of Medicine in New Hampshire.

Vice: Study says citizens opposed to growth of government are greater threat than al-Qaeda

According to a recent study conducted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START), which surveyed 364 officials from 175 law enforcement agencies, America's top perceived terrorist threat is an ideological subculture of extreme opposition to the government known as the sovereign citizens movement.

Dover spokesman says heavy rain, not negligence, behind sewer mess

DOVER — Community Services Director Doug Steele said the sewer backup that caused flooding and significant damage to Dover restaurants Wednesday night was not due to any negligence.

Temp Market Basket driver arrested after exchange with pickets

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a temporary Market Basket driver who allegedly jumped from his tractor-trailer and waved a hammer at workers picketing the supermarket chain's warehouse.

Mainers hear about proposed missile defense site to defend East Coast

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Building a missile defense site in western Maine aimed at protecting the East Coast would mean upgrading some roads, building housing and a backup power plant, and scattering missile silos to accommodate hilly terrain, a defense official said.

Injured student sues city, schools, over anti-drug presentation rifle mishap that injured 3

The student, Lucky D. McVay of Chino, was one of three boys injured during an anti-drug presentation after one of them pulled the trigger of a Chino Police officer’s motorcycle-mounted rifle during the Oct. 23 presentation.

The immigration crisis no one talks about - 25% of those living in NH now were born in Mass.

Among the states that have the largest percentages of people from one other particular state, leading far and away is New Hampshire, where 25 percent of the population was born in Massachusetts (which explains some of New Hampshire's political shift leftward in recent decades).

Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

Today there are three Hope House camps: one in North Carolina and two in Maryland. Fennelly also partners with groups that run summer camps in New Hampshire, Texas and California.

Claremont hires private investigator to review if city employees stole from seized property

The City Council voted last month to hire an investigator in order to put to rest rumors about city employees stealing from a dilapidated property.

Casting call for N.H. film - 'The Owl'

The movie will be shot this fall, Oct 17-19 and will be premiered locally, shown at film festivals around the world and used as a launch pad for a feature length film.

Shaw’s customers in Maine, NH may have had credit card information stolen

According to Shaw’s website, the company that operates Shaw’s recently became aware of what they call an unlawful intrusion to obtain credit and debit card information in some of its stores.

Nashua pilot offers ash-scattering services across New England

When Bill Dino’s mother passed away last year, he knew he had to respect her last wish by having her ashes scattered by air.

Bill Belichick: Eagles joint practices ‘as productive as any’

'The practices and the game combined, I would say probably were as productive as any week we’ve had with any team in training camp since we’ve been doing this,' Belichick said during Saturday’s conference call.

Dublin selectmen approve huge increase in parking fines

The fine for a no parking violation has been raised from $10 to $25, the parking in a handicap space fine has been raised from $100 to $250, while parking in the way of emergency vehicles remains at $50.

Ruger Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

BERRYVILLE, Ark. --(Ammoland.com)- Ruger Firearms, one of the nation’s most respected gun makers, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Fish/farm partnership brings fresh seafood to Concord market

Walk through Capital Plaza in Concord on Thursday afternoons and you’ll find Brookford Farm’s weekly CSA, where workers hand out vegetables, milk, yogurt, grass-fed beef, eggs – and now fish – to customers.

Cold War-era tank starts new journey to Loudon American Legion Post 88

No, it wasn’t a hallucination. It was the most recent journey for an M60 tank that had been a roadside landmark in Loudon village since 1996. The tank was gifted to American Legion Post 88

Death of NH woman on I-84 brings questions about that stretch of highway

Brenda Goodwin of New Hampshire was run over and killed after falling off the back of a motorcycle Thursday, according to a State Police accident report.

Man facing Nashua sex assault charges now under investigation on Cape Cod

BARNSTABLE -- A man who was arrested less than two weeks ago in Cotuit for being a fugitive from justice on sexual assault charges out of Nashua, New Hampshire, was arraigned Friday in Barnstable District Court on new charges after local allegations surfaced.


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