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August 16. 2013 2:44PM

Bucket list blackboard: What do you want to do before you die?

Carole Cotton, owner of Our Favorite Things Collectibles in Albany has asked the simple, yet thought-provoking question, "Before I die I want to ..." and has seen the giant blackboard on her property covered with answers.



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Photographer Becky Field documentslives of refugees in NH

A photographer takes aim to capture the joys and sorrows of some nearby neighbors arriving from distant lands.

New Hampshire falcon's post-surgery vision limited

A falcon in New Hampshire that had eye surgery to remove cataracts is doing well with her new synthetic lenses but has limited vision and isn't flying.

It is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria in NH

'Live free or die' may be the New Hampshire state motto, but apparently people there aren’t free to do both of those things at once.

Nativity horror scene in Haverhill: Baby Jesus taken, replaced with head of dead pig

HAVERHILL — It's about the worst thing police said they've seen happen on a Christmas Day. Someone stole the Baby Jesus statue from a nativity scene outside Sacred Hearts Church and left in its place the head of a dead pig, police said.

Snowy owls spotted at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport pose threat to aircraft


FBI agent who helped coverup ex-NH lawmaker's $54M fraud pleads guilty again

Lustyik and a friend, Johannes Thaler, 51, of Connecticut, were promised tens of thousands of dollars by Rizve Ahmed, 35, of Danbury in exchange for confidential FBI documents that Ahmed planned to use to harm a political rival in Bangladesh.

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.

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.

BearCat isn't appropriate for policing Berlin says former officer

Gagnon said he feels he brings a unique perspective to the debate that has broken out over the BearCat.

Berlin police want BearCat if feds are just giving them away

BERLIN – Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency and Deputy Chief Brian Valerino said the department's request for approval to obtain a LENCO BearCat through a federal grant is made to protect officers and citizens.

Berlin duo indicted for operating a meth lab

Linda Greenlay, 44, and Anthony Elwell, 40, of Berlin were each charged with one count of manufacture of a controlled drug and two counts of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

New Hampshire food stamp recipients get the lowest benefit per recipient at $100.45 a month.

In New Hampshire, food stamp recipients get the lowest benefit per recipient at $100.45 a month.

2 men arrested in baseball, BB gun attack

ROCHESTER — Police arrested two Rochester men in connection with severe assaults on a man and woman at a city motel in which a baseball bat and BB gun were used.

Lemonade stand flasher to plead guilty

NORTH HAVERHILL — A Laconia man arrested for exposing himself to two young girls running a roadside lemonade stand in Holderness this summer is scheduled to plead guilty in Grafton County Superior Court next month and be sentenced.

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.

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' Most Overpaid Actor List for the second year in a row

We estimate that for every $1 Sandler was paid, he returned an average of $3.20.

Dartmouth prepares for exchange program in Cuba

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. government's recent move to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba comes as Dartmouth prepares to launch a program to send students and faculty there for 15 weeks next fall.

E-Commerce Software Developer Ziftr raises $600k in altcoin crowdsale

Backers of the project include 10x Venture Partners, a seed-stage fund based in Merrimack, New Hampshire, that purchased $150,000 worth of ziftrcoins at the start of the crowdsale and has made previous investments in Ziftr.

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

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

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.'


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