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July 10. 2013 12:40PM

Hassan nominates ex-Dover fire chief to full-term as homeland security boss

Plummer previously served as director of fire standards and training and emergency medical services. He was in charge of the Fire Academy in Concord, fire training curriculum and certification. He also is a former Dover Fire Department chief.

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3D printed front paws for NH pooch

Derby was taken in by Peace and Paws Dog Rescue, a non-profit dog shelter with a no kill policy in New Hampshire.

VIDEO: Watch heartwarming moment disabled dog walks for first time on new 3D-printed legs

Derby the rescue was born with deformed legs, but a pair of 3D-printed prosthetics means he can now walk for the first time

New Hampshire lesbian rabbi stirs controversy defending Sharia Law

If there is one group of people that would be put at the top of the list of Sharia law advocates for punishment, it would almost certainly be lesbian Jewish Rabbis like Robin Nafshi.

Citing terror threat, Berlin asks Uncle Sam to put another $275K Bearcat on credit card

A resolution before the council to accept the federal grant cited the need to be prepared in case of domestic or international terrorism.

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Ex-UBS $104m whistleblower living in NH can't move to Europe

The documents also include an explanation by Birkenfeld's lawyer of a 2013 arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

FBI asks public's help jailing government crooks

And how does the FBI catch wind of government corruption? From citizens like you.

Former New Hampshire goalie DeSmith tells his side of arrest, dismissal from team

'I am very upset with the way my UNH career was ended, and with the way I was represented in the press. The damage to my education and to my hockey career that has resulted from the accusation made against me and the manner in which it was reported is immeasurable.'

Hampton coughs $57K to cut loose fire chief on $1,830/week paid leave since Sept.

HAMPTON — Chris Silver has been terminated from his position as fire chief for the town of Hampton, according to financial information received by the Hampton Union.

Michigan man fights $9,300 bill for rescue from NH mountain

Edward Bacon, 59, was on a five-day solo hike in the White Mountain, when he dislocated his hip and had to be rescued from Fraconia Ridge.

Epsom schools halt spending on books, computers, supplies as special ed cost spikes $339K

Surprised by significant, unbudgeted special education expenses, Epsom Central School has frozen all unnecessary spending and is preparing a budget for next year that represents a nearly $700,000 …

The Atlantic profiles infamous '87 UNH rape in report on sexual assault on campus

The stories of two schools—a small, private university, Princeton, and a larger, public one, the University of New Hampshire—illustrate the national trend that lasted from 1987 to 1990.

Gifts sent to family of wounded warrior stolen

A little boy from New Hampshire won't let a criminal dash his holiday spirit. He wanted to give Christmas to a family in need in Florida, but then a Grinch stole his gifts.

Rollcall: N.H. Democrats prep Kelly Ayotte challenge

New Hampshire is set to play a far more pivotal role in deciding Senate control next cycle than it did in the midterms.

Plows clear a runway at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Study calls for $500M for NH airport improvements

Rick Lucas, the project planner for McFarland Johnson of Concord, the consultants who the state hired to do the project, said the project is included in phase one of the study's 20-year, $500 million proposed airport improvement plan.

NH hockey team moving to Maine could be worth at least $1 million in economic activity say city officials

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit announced that they will be relocating to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston next year.

State official teach businesses how to benefit from titanic federal spending

Every year the federal government buys about $400 billion worth of goods and services including about $1.9 billion from New Hampshire. But there are many missed opportunities because doing business with the government is complex and can be confusing, says David Pease, who heads up the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

Cruz apologizes for ruining Ayotte's weekend plans

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, had flown home to take her daughter to The Nutcracker before getting word she would need to return.

After loss on rape charge, prosecutors go after ex-lawmaker for alleged threat

DOVER — The state is not going to drop a criminal threatening charge against former city councilor and state representative Michael Weeden, according to county attorney Tom Velardi.

Interested parties await state's next move towards opening dispensaries

'I’m a master-level licensed alcohol and drug counselor. I work for the Department of Corrections here in New Hampshire. Work at the probation and parole office in Concord, in the district office.'

Beavers are increasing methane in the atmosphere

Beaver populations were destroyed throughout the world due to fur trade up until the 19th century, which led biologists to make conservation efforts for the species to save them from extinction.

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