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August 23. 2013 12:45PM

Ice Arena refusing comment on reports Laconia Leafs will not field team this season

LACONIA — The president of the board of directors of the Laconia Ice Arena refused to comment yesterday on reports that the New Hampshire Lakers, formerly the Laconia Leafs, will not be playing at all this upcoming season.

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NH author Jodi Picoult: 'It's really hard to love America sometimes'

She is one of America's most successful novelists, but she sometimes despairs of her country. As she releases her 24th novel, Jodi Picoult tells Bryony Gordon why Americans should be made to travel.

Manchester incident leads Belknap County to re-indict 20-year-old on gun charge

Parker Cathcart, 20, whose current address is the Valley Street Jail in Manchester, is accused by Manchester police of doing a similar thing on October 26, while he was at a party in the south side of Manchester.

Mass. man held for kidnapping charges in Portsmouth

Newport said Rodrick is being held in Massachusetts. He will have to waive extradition to be brought back to New Hampshire. This should occur within a week.

Laconia expects new technology from Manchester firm in plow trucks to result in significant savings

Last year the DPW began working with Sensible Spreader Technologies, LLC of Manchester, a firm begun by Andrew Jaccoma while he pursued his Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire.

Boys & Girls Club plans to merge into Concord clubs

CONCORD — The boards of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord yesterday announced that they have voted to enter into a management contract with intent to merge.

Claremont grand jury extended for dispatcher accused of sexual assault

Claremont — The deadline for a possible Sullivan County grand jury indictment against a former Claremont police dispatcher charged with aggravated sexual assault has been extended to mid-January, according to documents on file in Superior Court.

COAST bus route costly, but also a lifeline for Exeter woman

Exeter selectmen voted last week to send a letter to the communities on the route to encourage them to continue their funding for the route, which could be threatened after experiencing low ridership and a lack of financial support.

Charges dropped against man shot by police who was arrested in NH

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION –Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against a Vermont man who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly drove his vehicle toward the officer during a drug stakeout in Windsor.

Keene man arraigned in Brattleboro sex case

David M. Church, 30, was arraigned Nov. 20 in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division on felony charges of lewd-lascivious conduct with a child and sexual exploitation-luring child.

HuffPo: Boomerang UFO zigzags over NH

UFO sightings don't always get media attention immediately after they occur. When they do, however, those stories are often packed with surprises, even for an old man like me, who has been reporting on these things for decades.

David Nickerson, left, and Ran Thapa of Rymes Propane and Oil make a delivery on Hillview Drive in Chichester. Rymes is planning to buy Fred Fuller Oil out of bankruptcy for more than $12 million.

IRS swoops in to snarl Fuller Oil sale to Rymes

MANCHESTER – Fuller Oil & Propane Co. is in 'deep conversations' with two other prospective buyers should its proposed sale to Rymes Oil & Propane

Conway lawyer charged with assaulting another attorney at League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

CONWAY — Local attorney Donald Eckberg was arrested for allegedly assaulting another attorney on Nov. 17.

Vice.com: NH conservatives who want to take down the federal government

The forum was the first of three that the American Principles Project—a group founded in 2009 to unite libertarian-oriented conservatives with their cousins on the religious right—plans to hold in states that are important to the 2016 election, like New Hampshire, which hosts the nation's first presidential primary.

Video: Rabbi Susan Silverman meets adopted son; NH native a sister of comedian Sarah Silverman

The comedian took to Twitter on Monday to share a video of her sister, Reform rabbi Susan Silverman, greeting her adoptive son Adar for the first time (Bonus: shots of Sarah Silverman as a proud auntie!)

Drug charges may be dropped against ex-firefighter who allegedly stole drugs from hospital patients

DOVER — A judge at Strafford County Superior Court is considering a motion to dismiss charges against former Rochester firefighter Donald Penney, who is accused of diverting narcotic medication from patients at Frisbie Memorial Hospital.

Man crushed to death at Troy business

Police haven't yet released the victim's name, pending notification of next of kin, according to Troy police Officer Nicholas Weeks.

Batmobile found abandoned in NH field expected to fetch $500K

'Batman’s Batmobile,' as local newspaper clippings referred to it, was created when All Star was an official DC Comics’ licensee, but the car went missing sometime after 1966.

Epping selectmen fret over sick people buying legal marijuana in town

But the $2 million project wasn’t welcomed by some selectmen, who voiced concerns about allowing a marijuana dispensary in town, despite the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in New Hampshire.

NH fugitive wanted for murdering parents may be in Atlanta

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Dion’s arrest.

Budweiser snubbing Clydesdales in this year's holiday ads

The Clydesdales have been associated with Budweiser since 1933, when the company introduced them to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition for beer.

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