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July 25. 2013 12:26PM

Lawyers for NH man charged in mortgage fraud case say he was a bad businessman, not a criminal

CONCORD, New Hampshire — Lawyers for Michael Prieto, who is charged with bilking financially distressed homeowners and lenders out of $13 million, say his mortgage rescue company amounted to a "failed business model" not a criminal enterprise.



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Spurs' Matt Bonner will wear aew Adidas Crazy 8 shoes for Christmas Day game

When the San Antonio Spurs face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day, Matt Bonner is going to stand out on the court.

Snowshoe racing series enters 20th season with races in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire

The races are held in Berkshire and Franklin counties in Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, New York (near Albany) and one race in Southern New Hampshire.

Three-day sled dog race coming to the North Country

MILAN — The second annual Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge will be run Jan. 17-19 in the northern part of the Granite State. During the three-day event, the communities of Milan, Pittsburg and Colebrook will consecutively host a different leg, or stage, of the race.

TownHall.com: Meriam Ibrahim is role model of the year

In a year when some of the most exalted public figures in the United States distinguished themselves by advancing unjust causes or cowardly refusing to seriously resist them, a pregnant mother imprisoned in Sudan with her 18-month-old American son set a standard for saintly courage.

Elizabeth Warren rips rules for gay blood donors

WASHINGTON — In the latest of a series of recent criticisms aimed at the Obama administration, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted a proposed revision to federal rules restricting gay blood donors, calling the measure 'discriminatory.'

In N.H., John H. Sununu aims to back a governor in '16

HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. -- Far from the crowded diners and towns halls that form the backdrop of primary campaigning in New Hampshire, consequential discussions about the impending race for the Republican presidential nomination are already being held inside a big house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

Three states shoulder economic burden of VT Yankee’s closure

When it comes to the economy in this part of New England, ignore the state borders, says Linda Dunlavey. She’s head of the Franklin Regional...

Shrimp vessels sought for research

The states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are seeking four shrimp trawling vessels to collect samples for research this winter.

Game company renames Maine island 'Hawaii 2'

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Game-making company Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is renaming it "Hawaii 2."

GT Advanced Technologies Inc pursuing sale of sapphire furnaces

They estimated that the first 500 furnaces would fetch $169,000 per unit. The next 500 were expected to generate $224,000 each.

Loon rescued from ice on Martin Meadow Pond

MOULTONBOROUGH — An iced-in loon was rescued on Martin Meadow Pond in Lancaster on Dec. 8. Loons can require close to a quarter mile of open water to take flight, but this loon was trapped in a three-foot patch of open water.

Prime number gap grows after decades-long lull thanks to NH mathematician

Zhang, of the University of New Hampshire, showed for the first time that even though primes get increasingly rare as you go further out along the number line, you will never stop finding pairs of primes that are a bounded distance apart — within 70 million, he proved.

Conway protester raises free speech issue

ALBANY — Conway resident Gary Montford has resumed his protest against Profile Subaru after the Attorney General's Office reaffirmed his right to picket on the side of Route 16 in front of the dealership.

Is Conway really NH's third most dangerous place?

CONWAY — The town of Conway was named the third most dangerous place in New Hampshire by the Movoto real estate blog. The police aren't sure that's accurate but do say they have a busy department.

1 name down, more than 100 to go on cold case killing list

CONCORD, N.H. —The names of Judith Whitney and Kathleen Daneault came off the list of unsolved crimes ... lingering there for three decades, but more than 100 in New Hampshire alone are still mysteries in search of an answer.


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