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July 10. 2013 12:52PM

What a tree house in downtown Laconia

LACONIA — "It's the first tree house I've ever built," said Bob Cosco, standing on the deck of a cabin perched 16 feet above ground, moored to a stately oak and overlooking the Winnipesaukee River. "And it's the most enjoyable project I've ever undertaken."

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Lebanon cop faked fitness test results for two other officers

After Sgt. Michael Roberts and officer Paul Gifford crossed the finish line, Freitas noted that both had completed the run in 13 minutes and 22 seconds, beating the required time for officers in the 30 to 39 age group by two seconds. But it was not true.

CNN names Story Land's Roar-O-Saurus among most insane new roller coasters

Roar-O-Saurus, Story Land, Glen, New Hampshire: Big? Bad? Not so much. But when you figure that the Story Land customer base is 12 and under (oh yeah, and their parents), a brand new wooden roller coaster that catches air is pretty extreme.

Bedford police officer unharmed in Mount Everest avalanche

This is his fourth trip to Everest, and he was invited to climb with the American Climber Science program and Black Ice Himalaya for a science research trip.

Fuld back in bigs, claimed by Minnesota Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Sam Fuld, a Durham, N.H., native, off waivers from Oakland and designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment on Sunday.

NH gets an 'F' for fertility in reproductive health survey

The report out Monday scored each state in a “fertility report card,” and gave its lowest scores, an F, to Alaska, New Hampshire and Wyoming.

Hampstead restaurant owner appears on Food Network to develop iconic American snack

Sean Hopkins, owner of Lobster Q at the Hampstead Village Station on Route 111, will appear on the premiere episode of “Rewrapped,” a new Food Network program, airing tonight at 8.

Michael Sheen NOT dating Sarah Silverman: Split over jealous ex-girlfriend

Michael Sheen has been dating Sarah Silverman for only a few short months, but reports have surfaced that they will likely soon split, due to Sarah Silverman's being jealous of the relationship the British actor still shares with his ex-girlfriend Rachal McAdams.

Shoplifter assaults employee, flees scene

ROCHESTER — Rochester Police responded to Kmart at the Lilac Mall Saturday at 9:45 p.m. for a shoplifter report that included an assault on a store employee.

Female House candidates struggle to break through despite GOP efforts

Marilinda Garcia, a veteran of the New Hampshire State Legislature, could be a star as Republicans ramp up efforts to bring in more diverse votes.

Monadnock Region ambulance services struggling to keep up with costs

These days dialing 911 means a steep bill from the ambulance. And, increasingly, it means a steep bill for the ambulance company.

Councilor recommends ordinance to ban all gambling in Port City

PORTSMOUTH — City Councilor Jack Thorsen wants to pass an ordinance that would ban gambling in the city, according to an item he put on tonight's City Council agenda.

Twin State Speedway trying revival with new management

Claremont — Can motorsports racing be successful once again in Claremont? On Thrasher Road is a one-third paved asphalt track that flourished for decades and then failed as the Claremont Speedway.

Hudson native's documentary eyes autistic boy’s love for dogs

'For the Love of Dogs' explores how Cory Gould’s obsessive focus on dogs, an aspect of his Asperger’s syndrome, helped him interact with dogs and owners at the National Dog Show.

WPI duo play important role on ham radio during marathon

Mr. Forman is a robotics engineering major from Los Angeles. Mr. Williams is a New Hampshire native and third-generation radio operator studying electrical computer engineering.

NH, Maine, Vt., cooperate on $1.7M traffic management system funded by feds

Public safety and highway crews also will use the system as they mount responses to traffic accidents and changing weather.

Art by 'Dick and Jane' illustrator Childress on New Hampshire auction block

BROOKLINE, N.H. — In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He's an All-American boy.

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