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January 11. 2014 2:17PM

Berlin housing czar updates on effort to 'improve housing stock'

BERLIN – In four years, the city's efforts to remove blighted housing and stabilize its housing stock has resulted in the demolition of 63 buildings and the rehabilitation of 19 buildings.



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Two dead in Townshend, Vt. shooting

The woman who was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., for treatment of gunshot wounds, died after arrival.

Dartmouth introduces 'gender-inclusive' bathrooms

The bathrooms labeled gender-inclusive are open to any person, regardless of gender identity.

Claremont man to plead guilty to sexual abuse of toddlers and making videos with wife

Last month, his wife Ashley Blood was sentenced to 25-years to life in prison for her role in the alleged abuse after she pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts to manufacturing images of child sexual abuse.

NHPR Audio: N.H. Market Basket vendors pull out in support of workers

Some New Hampshire food and beverage vendors who supply Market Basket's shelves say they're backing workers by no longer selling products to the beleaguered grocery chain.

Weirs water main break closes railroad

Laconia — A 12-inch water main burst on alongside the railroad tracks at Weirs Beach on Wednesday afternoon which caused the closure of the track and crews working late into the night to fix the pipe.

N.H. liquor officials punish Rindge store for violating federal synthetic pot prohibition

RINDGE — A Rindge convenience store is accused of selling synthetic marijuana that contains federally banned substances on two occasions in the past year, according to officials with the N.H. Liquor Commission.

Growing number of minority populations in state's public schools

New Hampshire ranks consistently as one of the most racially homogeneous states in the nation. Census data show that more than 92 percent of residents are white.

Deputy chief says cruiser crash was '100 percent' his fault

PORTSMOUTH — After crashing a police department sport utility vehicle into the rear of a car on Tuesday night, Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald accepted responsibility and said the crash was '100 percent my fault.'

Donor offers to pay for disc golf course in Laconia

LACONIA — A woman, whose late brother was very fond of frisbee golf , has offered to outfit a course for the city if the Parks and Recreation Commission can find an appropriate location.

Maker of world's most expensive says Bill Clinton a top client for $1,000 cigars

Former President Bill Clinton reportedly indulges in some of the world's most expensive cigars, from a Dominican Republic company whose smokes fetch up to $1,000 -- that's per cigar, not per box.

For all its horror, Foley's death isn't changing views of lawmakers in D.C.

President Barack Obama said the United States wouldn't scale back its military posture in Iraq in response to James Foley's killing.

Eddie Edwards touts transparency in state rep race

DOVER — Former Liquor Commission Chief Eddie Edwards named transparency, accountability and government oversight as some of his priorities during an editorial board meeting with Foster’s Daily Democrat.

Farmington selectmen mull evicting children's center in favor of police station

The Board of Selectmen has balked at renewing CAP’s $1-a-year lease, and is exploring the viability of converting the building into a police station.

Portsmouth appeal of Newington's approval of Sea-3 expansion slated for Monday

PORTSMOUTH — The city is denying that its appeals of the planned expansion of the Sea-3 propane terminal in Newington are aimed at using state and local law to prevent the facility from having access to rail service.

Syrian activists pay tribute to beheaded NH journalist

Anti-government activists in Syria have paid tribute to American war journalist James Foley, who is believed to have been beheaded by militants Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.

ISIS backer Qatar condemns beheading as un-Islamic

DOHA: Qatar, accused by a German minister of financing Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) jihadists, condemned Thursday the group's beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley as a "crime against the principles of Islam."

How Planet Fitness aims to become the McDonald's of gym franchises

In the beginning, Planet Fitness had a juice bar, spinning classes, freestanding weights – and not enough members. The fitness franchise's secret to success? Getting rid of everything that made a gym "good."

Tillotson operation awarded $300,000 to manufacture medical gloves

Though the Tillotson name is most closely associated with the Balsams Resort, the family has been manufacturing polymer products since 1931.

Standex acquires aircraft engine company

Standex International Corp. has agreed to buy Enginetics Corp., an Ohio aircraft engine component company, for $55.2 million in cash.

Radio station from Amherst church expanding in Goffstown

AMHERST – A non-profit radio station with production facility in Amherst Christian Church is expanding its Goffstown studies. WLMW 90.7 FM, New Hampshire Family Radio,


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