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National Guard parking lot expansion could impact Lebanon wetlands

Lebanon — The New Hampshire National Guard is looking to clear just under an acre of wetlands to expand parking at an armory facility on Heater Road, ...

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NH nonresidential building suffers a blow in June

Upward trend for nonbuilding contracts continues, while nonresidential contracts decrease by 57%

Amtrak's Downeaster wraps up difficult month to end fiscal year with more ridership, revenue

Despite the delays that began in June, the Downeaster closed its fiscal year on June 30 with a 4.7 percent increase in ridership and record ticket revenue of $8.6 million.

Equinox shut down at Canobie Lake Park for 'foreseeable future'

Canobie Lake Park has shut down the newest and one of its most popular attractions at the 112-year-old amusement park, according to spokesman Chris Nicoli said. The ride will be closed for 'the foreseeable future,' Nicoli said in a brief statement.

With condo sale, conservative politico John H. Sununu has completed his exit from D.C.

John H. Sununu, the former White House chief of staff and conservative co-host of 'Crossfire,' left D.C. several years ago for the greener pastures of New Hampshire. But he always had a home to return to in Washington — an 1,106-square-foot condo on the West End.

'The Trials of Pamela Smart' to debut on HBO in August

An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

'War on Drugs' remains focused on lucrative marijuana amid deadly heroin/opiate epidemic

In 2012, marijuana arrests accounted for almost half (48.3 percent) of all drug arrests nationwide. Marijuana arrests accounted for two-thirds of more of all drug arrests in five states: Nebraska (74.1 percent), New Hampshire (72 percent), Montana (70.3 percent), Wyoming (68.7 percent) and Wisconsin (67.1 percent).

CDC report raises alarm about N.H. drug use

N.H. ranked high for per capita prescriptions of OxyContin, fentanyl and other long-acting opioids.

NH Storm-Tide Sensor Network strengthened to speed federal response to disasters

A team from the USGS New England Water Science Center is surveying 3 locations in the state, determining their elevations and installing receiving brackets at those sites that will hold a network of sophisticated sensors that can be installed days-to-hours before a storm makes landfall.

Manchester man critically injured in Ohio crash of tree-trimming helicopter

Leo Boucher, 50, of Manchester, N.H., flying for Rotor Blade LLC, was transported from the crash site off Township Road 188 south of Township Road 190 by Macochee Joint Ambulance District to Mary Rutan Hospital. He was later taken from there by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Cremated remains seized in 2005 Bayview investigation buried in Concord

No one at the ceremony had ever met any of the 13, the last evidence of a crematory scandal that outraged a region a decade ago.

Police drop charge against Market Basket worker

EPPING — Police have decided not to pursue charges against a Market Basket worker arrested last week after allegedly speeding in the parking lot as tension grows in the highly publicized supermarket standoff.

Doctor treating Hudson girl with inoperable brain tumor faces complaint in Texas for controversial treatment there

ROCHESTER — The Texas Medical Board has filed a 200-page complaint against Stanislaw Burzynski, the Houston doctor whose controversial antineoplaston therapy is being used to treat a Hudson girl with an inoperable brain tumor.

Kibby was 'rotten to the core,' according to former classmate

'This has been a pattern for Nat for 20 years. He's been a sexual deviant — he was a talented sketch artist who always obsessed about girls with dark hair and drew them with their hands tied behind their backs. I hope Abby gets word that she's not alone; there are more of us who were tortured by Nat Kibby. I'm really shocked no one could connect this to him sooner.'

Portsmouth police OK probe of $2.7M bequest to officer in disputed will

PORTSMOUTH — The chairman of the city's Police Commission announced Monday night that the commission will authorize an independent review into circumstances surrounding Sgt. Aaron Goodwin's disputed $2.7 million inheritance after the estate is settled.

June N.H. home sales surpass 2005 record

June was a bright spot for the New Hampshire residential housing market. In fact, June residential sales jumped to 1,586, the most the state has seen since 2005 and a 7 percent increase over the same time last year.

Kensington man arrested after punching police dog in Salisbury

SALISBURY — A New Hampshire man wanted in connection with the theft of 17 televisions from a North End Boulevard rental home was arrested Sunday night after the police department’s K-9 tracked him down in a marshy area near the same street.

Barefoot and drunk NH woman crashes into parked car injuring sister's pit bull

She then drove off and about a half hour later crashed more severely into a parked vehicle on Altamont Street, injuring herself and her sister’s pit bull.

Chowder Pot’s entertainment halted by bloody baseball rivalry and liquor liability

Mayor was accused of stabbing New Hampshire resident Monte Freire in the neck. The stabbing, according to police, was sparked by a baseball rivalry.

Community support: Somersworth fundraisers planned for beaten pizza robbery victim

SOMERSWORTH — Two fundraisers have been announced to benefit Brandon Patterson, the city man beaten while delivering pizza earlier this month.

Another union representing government employees endorses Democrat for state senate

In accepting the endorsement, Feltes said the firefighters’ union shares his belief that 'we can’t afford to leave working people and working families behind.'

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