"> en-us You can relax longer by the tree with these make-ahead dishes on your breakfast buffet With all the excitement Christmas morning brings, spending time in the kitchen cooking may not be high on your agenda. A few simple, make-ahead dishes can mean more time around the tree and less time in the kitchen.Great recipes for a cozy Christmas buffet Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:09:00 EST Three old beer styles for cold winter nights As we continue to look for great brews for winter, I made a long tour through my 'Oxford Companion to Beer' this week to give you some good background for the three styles of beer that you'll be reading about below. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:08:00 EST Our Gourmet Italian with a twist in Portsmouth Cafe Mediterraneo Italian with a twist in downtown Portsmouth Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:08:00 EST Goffstown School Board abandons plans to buy, renovate Villa Augustina Following a tour of the Villa Augustina School on Mast Road on Saturday, the Goffstown School Board has decided to not pursue purchasing and renovating the former Catholic school to address growing space needs, citing high costs - but is still considering buying the property for its land. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:23:00 EST Hooksett police seek drug forfeiture funds to purchase new guns Citing safety concerns and the need for 'weapons that are in pristine working order,' Hooksett Police Chief Peter Bartlett will be asking to buy newer weapons when he addresses town councilors at Wednesday night's meeting. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:23:00 EST Salem impact fee process to go before public hearing A public hearing on possible changes to the town's impact fee structure will take place in the coming month. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:22:00 EST Salvation Army takes over for Santa in Nashua The holiday season will be a little brighter for hundreds of needy families this year in Nashua as the Salvation Army and local businesses step in to provide gifts. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:22:00 EST Town and state officials celebrate opening of non-motorized trail system in Warren Saying it was a gift to all New Hampshire residents, town and state officials celebrated the opening Tuesday of the McVetty Recreational Trails at the Warren Town Forest, an example, said the officials, of a successful, sensible and relatively inexpensive partnership. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:06:00 EST Lurgio students learn about Africa, water scarcity through unique approach Thanks to a special curriculum based on the book 'A Long Walk to Water,' eighth graders at Lurgio have expanded their worldview - and how their wide range of studies all are connected to an issue few of them knew about before. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:11:00 EST A Chat with Elsie Windham principal recognized for excellence Congratulations to Windham Middle School Principal Daniel Moulis, who has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Principal of the Year award by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:11:00 EST Salem Christmas Fund The following people recently donated to the Salem Christmas Fund. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST Willow Street Bridge funding decision imminent At their next meeting on Dec. 23, selectmen may decide if they want to move forward with a warrant article to fund the replacement of the Willow Street Bridge. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST Pelham power line project could impact town Selectmen are promising residents that they will get a chance to hear about a possible power line expansion project that would impact the town at a public meeting early next year. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST Nashua playground to feature multiple mushroom steppers and much more The Sargent Avenue Playground will undergo a major makeover once the snow melts in the spring. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST Auburn road agent files lawsuit for being named in illegal dumping probe Auburn's elected road agent has filed a lawsuit against the town, police department and a local subcontractor who accused him of illegally burying solid waste at the town's closed landfill. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:46:00 EST Salem school officials eye additional half-day kindergarten class School officials are considering adding an extra half-day kindergarten classroom after the new year to help keep class sizes at an acceptable level. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:16:00 EST Dover brewery draws a thirsty crowd on its opening day Garrison City Beerworks served beer to a full house Saturday afternoon during its first hours of operation. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:52:00 EST Goffstown School Board tours Villa Augustina School as purchase explored Members of the Goffstown School Board, School Administrative Unit 19 Superintendent Brian Balke, and town residents toured the closed Villa Augustina School property on Saturday, hoping to get a better sense of whether acquiring the former Catholic school would be a worthwhile investment for addressing the district's growing space needs. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:56:00 EST Windham seniors bake bread for Helping Hands This month, some of the residents of the Windham Terrace assisted living community have been baking up a storm for Windham Helping Hands, a local charity assembling holiday food baskets for local families in need. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:04:00 EST Nashua program pairs kids and cops for holiday shopping sprees NASHUA mdash For brothers Johnny and Tim OrsquoDonnell of Nashua, Saturdayrsquos shopping trip may be one of their most memorable moments of the holiday season. The siblings were among 20 area children who had the unique opportunity to shop with local police officers while picking out... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:51:00 EST NH Senior News Plymouth Senior Center to host kids day, holiday taco luncheon On Wednesday, Dec. 17, Elementary students of Plymouth and Wentworth, will join the center for a kids day with readings of their own stories at 10 a.m. and singing at 1130 a.m. There will be a pizza buffet at noon. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:49:00 EST Windham High gets into the Christmas spirit Members of Windham High School's Jaguar Community Alliance, a club that fosters friendships between athletes and special needs students, convinced their teachers to sport Santa suits this week, for a noble cause. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:49:00 EST Charlie Sanborn has been feeling the weather for 41 years For 41 years, Epping resident Charlie Sanborn has recorded and reported the weather from his home to the National Weather Service -- every day, without fail. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:41:00 EST Nuptuals of the sequential kind Seizing an opportunity that won't come along again for almost 30 years, John Kiley and Nicole Mills tied the knot on Saturday, making their wedding day 121314.I thought it would be cute to get married on sequential days, the new bride said in an interview prior to her nuptials. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:40:00 EST Snowmobile season kicking off with snowy hope With Mother Nature's cooperation, the 2014-15 snowmobile season, which starts tomorrow, is already shaping up to be a great one. A combination of low-interest rates, which have been driving sled sales, and less expensive gas are expected to attract many riders to the state's more than 7,000 miles of trails. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:33:00 EST Oh, a foot of snow, and topics, please SCRAPING SLUSH Department While on this past Tuesday and Wednesday much of the state was getting a little bit of snow and a lot of sleet and rain, in the high country north and just south of the notches we were getting snow. In my case, almost a foot. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:18:00 EST Leaving their illness at the door For lovers of fine art, the Currier Museum of Art has long been recognized as a cultural treasure. But for a group of friends who gather in a basement room here each month, it's also an oasis. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:18:00 EST Recycled Percussion Brings Vegas Back for the Holidays The Flying Monkey is excited to welcome back Recycled Percussion for two shows- a 230 matinee and 630 evening show on Sunday, December 28th. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:05:00 EST What makes us stay when it's easier to go? DONALD HALL sat in front of an appreciative audience at the Red River Theatre in Concord recently and read from his new book, 'Essays After Eighty.' His comments at the reading, his essays in his book and most recent interviews with him reveal that at 87 years old, Hall's world has become increasingly smaller. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:13:00 EST