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September 26. 2013 12:41PM

Rape case against U.S. Air Marshal dropped after alleged victim refuses to testify

In an interview Wednesday, Clouatre said the case was dismissed with prejudice because of how long Gridley’s case was pending and the short notice from the alleged victim who decided against testifying.



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NH's Ray LaMontagne brings soulful, traditional sound to the Orpheum

Born in New Hampshire and raised all across the country as his single mother moved to provide for her six children, LaMontagne had a relatively aimless youth and was already in his 20s when, legend has it, hearing Stephen Stills’ 'Tree Top Flyer' inspired him to become a musician.

NH Liquor Commission touts record sales of booze

The record $626M in sales for fiscal year 2014 is $23 million higher than the previous fiscal year — an increase of nearly 4 percent.

N.H. composters say new food waste rule change could stir growth in business

Banning food-scraps from land-fills hasn’t come been high on the legislative agenda in New Hampshire, but with a few tweaks, towns could begin to turn to compost for another reason: to save money.

Plaistow lawyer to plead guilty to boating fatal, trial to begin on boat rape of boy

Buswell already is expected to spend time behind bars because he is scheduled to plead guilty Aug. 14 in a negligent homicide case.

Scott Brown disavows supporter who sent vulgar letter to NH Democratic Party

The campaign also scrubbed Benzing’s name off of an online press release that named Benzing a supporter, though BuzzFeed has a screenshot of the original list.

Refugee officials cancel meeting with Dover City Council

DOVER — A state group that helps facilitate the resettlement of international refugees has canceled a meeting with the City Council.

Politifact: Are states without an income tax doing 'better' than ones that do?

Bill Maher used the latest jobs numbers out of Kansas as an occasion for his 'Zombie Lies' segment about what he calls 'lies that Republicans tell that you can debunk, but they do not go away.'

New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting in Pelham

The New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting, or The Great Nor'easter, was held in Pelham yesterday.

Heavyweight great 'Gentleman' Gerry Cooney on dramatic career and the hardest comeback of all

'I stopped drinking on April 21st 1988. I remember it clearly, it was 10:40am one day and I was drunk. I looked around; I had a loving family, a beautiful home in New Hampshire on the beach. I said to myself 'what am I doing here with all this and drinking?’

NH cyclist Amber Ferreira captures first pro win

Ferreira took extra satisfaction winning in Lake Placid because she lives in New Hampshire and considers this her home course.

Hiking with Jesus: Jaffrey mountain mass brings young adults closer to God

JAFFREY, N.H. -- For a group of young Catholics who hiked up Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., July 12, the trek presented more than an opportunity to enjoy nature, but an opportunity to experience the realities of their faith in beauty created by God.

Cross-country walker breaks silence, heads home to NH

The 23-year-old Yale graduate has just completed a year-long trek from New Hampshire to California. As part of a performance art project, he took photos along the way and didn’t speak a word.

Hannaford cashes in on Market Basket’s family turmoil, sends workers to NH

The supermarket chain will send some workers from Maine to New Hampshire this weekend to handle the surge in customers.

Wall Street expecting lower earnings from Ruger

Analysts are expecting earnings per share of $1.28 after the company booked a profit of $1.63 a share a year earlier.

Ayotte moves to block Obama giving Iran another $2.8B

Washington Free Beacon - Senators are moving to block the White House from giving Iran another $2.8 billion in cash assets until the administration can assure lawmakers that Tehran will not use the money to fund terrorism, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Portsmouth police allege man arrested steps from church is drug dealer

PORTSMOUTH — Police arrested a man on the steps of the North Church in Market Square Friday afternoon on a warrant alleging felony sale of oxycodone.

Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter

What is known is that no more than 100 Congolese families would be resettled throughout Tri-City communities and as a community, Weston said, there is no authority on whether to accept or not.

Cardinal O’Malley commends faith of freed Sudanese woman

'Meriam’s commitment to her faith is inspirational, and it should encourage us to deeper faith and a willingness to share that faith with others,' O’Malley said of Meriam Yehia Ibrahim .

Pisgah group wants plans to fight timber harvest

The state is using the land 'for profit and for commercial reasons and the land was purchased for recreation,' said Laura Powell, who resigned as the history and education chairwoman of the Friends of Pisgah over the issue.

New Hampshire’s ‘multistate’ insurance plans sow confusion

Hanover — As consumer alerts go, the New Hampshire Insurance Department’s July 17 “clarification on ‘multistate’ plans” was a bit dry.


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