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 2021-01-22 16:10 

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Attorney General Gordon MacDonald confirmed as Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 4-1 vote...

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald will be New Hampshire's next chief justice of the state Supreme Court, after a 4-1 Executive Council vote Friday that confirmed his nomination.After brief remarks, the four Republican councilors voted......

 2021-01-22 15:55 

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Rural health providers worry for oldest patients as vaccine registration begins...

New Hampshire residents 65 and older can now sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine, either online or by calling 2-1-1. But some North Country health care providers are concerned their oldest residents might find themselves at the back of the line for this......

 2021-01-22 15:35 

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'You don't need a vaccine' to reopen schools, says Sununu...

Gov. Chris Sununu said New Hampshire schools should reopen, whether fully or in a hybrid system, regardless of whether teachers have been vaccinated.On Thursday, Sununu accused teachers' unions of politicizing the vaccination process and defended the....

 2021-01-22 15:24 

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Schools worried about decreased state funding due to pandemic...

School districts across New Hampshire are worried about decreased state funding due to enrollment numbers that school officials say are artificially low due to the coronavirus pandemic.Mayors and school board leaders from 11 New Hampshire towns sent a......

 2021-01-22 01:13 

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Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes...

INDIANAPOLIS — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.It's the first major study to show such a treatment may prevent illness in...

 2021-01-21 22:11 

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Sign-up worries weigh on seniors...

Jeannine Agard thinks she'll try to get the COVID-19 vaccine once it opens to people 65 and older on Friday — that is, if she can figure out how to schedule an appointment."A lot of these old people, they don't have cellphones, they don&...

 2021-01-21 21:53 

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After Capitol riot, calls renewed for resignation...

The Laconia School Board continues to field pleas from local residents demanding the resignation or removal of board member Dawn Johnson over her controversial posts on social media.The controversy erupted in early December when Johnson reposted a......

 2021-01-21 21:39 

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Antibody treatment for COVID expanded...

A treatment targeted toward high-risk COVID-19 patients will now become more available throughout New Hampshire, state officials announced Thursday. Monoclonal antibodies, man-made proteins that mimic the body's immune response to fight COVID-19, was....

 2021-01-21 21:28 

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Gordon MacDonald renominated to serve as chief justice of N.H. Supreme Court...

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said that he would respect U.S. Supreme Court precedent if appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court including over reproductive rights responding to questions at an extended hearing Thursday to assess his......

 2021-01-21 20:57 

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Hopkinton purchase of 5.7 acres will preserve Contoocook River shoreline...

More than 1,000 feet of Contoocook River shoreline have been bought by the town of Hopkinton to be preserved as greenspace for continued recreation and agriculture.The 5.7-acre site across the river from Bohanan Farm, with 1,100 feet of river......

 2021-01-21 20:23 

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CVS and Walgreens vaccine rollout plagued with miscommunication and paperwork...

As the pandemic continues its deadly creep into the long term care facilities, the state reported 46 ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes last week.Hundreds of deaths 718 and counting have been traced back to these facilities since the......

 2021-01-21 20:14 

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Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop freed from jail...

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided Thursday.U.S. Magistrate Jud...

 2021-01-21 19:01 

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Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win...

LONACONING, Md. — The latest jackpot-winning Powerball ticket, worth $731.1 million, was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove.Someone bought it at Con...

 2021-01-21 13:31 

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Osborne Agway's store cat Fennel returned safe and sound...

Beth Taylor couldn't be sure.Not right away. She hoped the soft squeak outside her office Tuesday belonged to her missing cat, Fennel, but meows often sound the same between one cat and another.Seconds later, though, a coworker in the main area of......

 2021-01-20 22:44 

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States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointments...

NEW YORK — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing....

 2021-01-20 22:39 

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Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — His presidency over, Donald Trump bid farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted at a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter division in the country he led for four years."Goodbye. We love you. We ...

 2021-01-20 22:18 

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For schools, Jan. 6 riot is a complex teachable moment...

In the two weeks since a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, many people in New Hampshire have been trying to make sense of the news. That includes kids, who are still learning the basics of government and politics. And it also includes many families and......

 2021-01-20 22:18 

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Railroad company seeks 10 more years of operation, say-so on West Lebanon's Westboro Rail Yard...

The railroad company that manages about 2 miles of tracks connecting Lebanon to major rail lines in White River Junction is asking permission to continue operations there for the next decade.The New England Central Railroad, or NECR, is seeking a......

 2021-01-20 22:15 

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Two with Upper Valley ties will have jobs in Biden administration...

Two Upper Valley natives will assume prominent posts in the White House when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Wednesday.Jon Finer, a Norwich native and 1994 Hanover High School graduate, will become principal deputy national security......

 2021-01-20 22:13 

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Bill promotes Native American history through NH place names...

New Hampshire communities would be authorized to rename locations or geographic features in the Abenaki language under a bill aimed at promoting the state's Native American heritage."Land holds a kind of memory that is often expressed through name...

 2021-01-20 22:04 

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Everything you need to know about Friday's vaccine signups...

For the first time in New Hampshire, vaccines will be made available to a large segment of the general public next week. Appointment sign-ups begin this Friday.Anticipation and anxiety have surrounded much of the dialogue around the vaccine.An......

 2021-01-20 20:56 

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Osborne Agway's store cat Fennel returned safe and sound...

Beth Taylor couldn't be sure.Not right away. She hoped the soft squeak outside her office Tuesday belonged to her missing cat, Fennel, but meows often sound the same between one cat and another.Seconds later, though, a coworker in the main area of......

 2021-01-20 20:13 

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Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew'...

In one of the inaugurations's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world "even as we grieved, we grew."The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from biblical s...

 2021-01-20 20:07 

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Biden's inauguration goes off with no security issues...

Troops in riot gear lined the streets of the nation's capitol, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked the empty streets around the U.S. Capitol. From behind miles of fencing, Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president...

 2021-01-20 19:42 

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Swanson, Smith announce engagement...

Swanson SmithCassidy Swanson and Eric Smith of Concord recently announced their engagement. Swanson, daughter of Eric and the late Cynthia Swanson of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, earned a bachelor's degree from Rivier University and a graduate......

 2021-01-20 17:21 

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Trump grants clemency to 143 people in late-night pardon blast...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress...

 2021-01-20 17:04 

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Social call...

Evangeline Poirier, 3, of Concord visits the backyard of Pleasant View Retirement on Jan. 14, to wave at her great grandmother, Sally Nicoll, 88, and chat briefly via her second-floor apartment window. The independent living facility has not been......

 2021-01-19 21:56 

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Tackling invasive plants along the river near Fort Eddy Plaza is no small job...

A stretch of tangled, mostly invasive plants that has taken over the Merrimack River riverbank by Fort Eddy Plaza in Concord will be mowed down this winter as the first step of possible eradication, and with any luck, the owners of nearby land will......

 2021-01-19 21:08 

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Two of Concord's red listed bridges to undergo repairs...

Two small bridges in Concord's southern corner are being replaced and enlarged, as happened two years ago to a similar bridge nearby in Bow, and timing is part of it."We've had these in our capital budget for a long time. It's a good thing...

 2021-01-19 21:06 

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12 Guard members removed from Biden inauguration...

WASHINGTON — Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to two U.S.......

 2021-01-19 20:07 

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US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office...

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus "totally under control." Now, in his final hours in.....

 2021-01-19 18:57 

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Student's idea to help homeless becomes a reality in Laconia...

A high school student's community service project is working to help people who need food in Laconia.A Little Free Food Pantry has just been installed in front of the Laconia Congregational Church Parish House on Veterans Square.Anyone who needs a......

 2021-01-19 18:56 

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Vermont lawsuits, New Hampshire legislation part of renewed push for school choice...

The battle over whether public funding should follow students to private schools has reached a new phase in the Twin States.In Vermont, four families backed by a conservative legal organization have filed suit against the state and their public school......

 2021-01-19 18:55 

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Dublin woman plans bouquets for homebound people...

Dublin resident Sarah Wilcox has a vision to bring bouquets of fresh cut flowers to shut-ins and residents of assisted living facilities this summer, and is reaching out to the community for help.Wilcox realized what flowers could mean to people when......

 2021-01-19 18:50 

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Schools react to Capitol siege; 'we need to listen to kids'...

It's okay to talk about what happened. Discussion is a good thing, and this is a "teaching opportunity."This is what SAU 9 school officials were stressing after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Teachers knew students would hav...

 2021-01-19 18:45 

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Despite pandemic, fatal overdoses decrease in 2020...

Amid the deadly pandemic, New Hampshire is expected to have fewer fatal overdoses in 2020 than in 2019, the fourth year in a row this statistic has decreased. Very early in the pandemic, experts and first responders warned that COVID-19, and all of......

 2021-01-19 17:50 

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Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic...

GENEVA — A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have label...

 2021-01-19 17:46 

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A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases...

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could......

 2021-01-19 15:37 

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Tony Giunta resigns as Franklin mayor, citing death of his mother from COVID-19...

Franklin Mayor Tony Giunta announced he would resign his post effective immediately, citing the recent death of his mother and the need to spend time with family.In a letter addressed to Franklin citizens last week, Giunta said he would leave the......

 2021-01-19 14:29 

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Poetry and photos of time gone by...

The Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee region, announces the publication of its third volume in its Visual Verse series entitled, Snapshots in Time. This new book pairs photographs from the collections of seven......

 2021-01-19 14:28 

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Merrimack Valley region town crier for Jan. 17, 2021...

BOSCAWEN Request books to go For the convenience of Boscawen residents, the Town Municipal Offices has set up a mailbox that is available 24/7. It is located outside of the building, next to the Boscawen Public Library's return box. The staff at the.....

 2021-01-19 14:14 

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Suncook Valley town crier for Jan. 17, 2021...

ALLENSTOWNOrder take out meal St. John the Baptist Knights of Columbus will hold their next take out supper on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meal will be lasagna, meatballs and garlic bread. Pick up at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m.......

 2021-01-19 14:06 

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Franklin town crier for Jan. 17, 2021...

Planning board to do's Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry's program in need of plastic bags and egg cartons. "Feed the Need!" provides supplemental weekend food bags to children in the Franklin schools. Call the Food Pantry at 934-2662 or ...

 2021-01-19 13:40 

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Contoocook River region town criers for Jan. 17, 2021...

BOW Give to libraryAlthough the Baker Free Library Foundation suspended their official "Giving Tuesday" campaign, their mission is the same: to build the library's endowment and to support the long-term sustainability of its high level of serv...

 2021-01-19 13:39 

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Concord town criers from Jan. 17, 2021...

PENACOOKShop local produce The Penacook Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., at Riverhill Grange, 32 Horsehill Road.CHERYL STINSONnews03303@aol.comEAST SIDEGrange to meet on Zoom Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Grace Episcopal......

 2021-01-19 13:31 

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Announcements for Jan. 15, 2021...

ConcordNominate city's outstanding citizenThe Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking nominations for the 2020 Citizen of the Year Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.The Chamber has recognized members......

 2021-01-18 23:29 

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Lebanon residents petition to do away with school police position...

Voters will decide in March whether to continue paying a police officer to patrol Lebanon's schools or to do away with the position entirely. A warrant article on this year's ballot calls for the school district to "discontinue the use of a sc...

 2021-01-18 23:21 

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What relief bill means for small businesses...

Following the passage of the latest federal COVID-19 relief bill, $284 billion will be made available to businesses in the new Paycheck Protection Program as of Friday.On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan held a virtual panel with......

 2021-01-18 23:19 

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Forum aims to help community members become more tolerant...

It's intended to be an ice-breaker, a bridge-builder and forum for listening and communicating with respect especially about uncomfortable topics, and especially in light of recent national events and the present tenor of political discourse.On......

 2021-01-18 23:14 

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Assessing the state of skiing at three slopes...

Many things are different at New Hampshire ski areas this year, but the feel and sound of carved turns, the breathtaking view and the fresh mountain air are as good as ever.This month, I skied at Gunstock, Ragged Mountain and Waterville Valley to get......

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