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 2020-01-17 00:50 

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City Hall building plagued with costly problems...

PORTSMOUTH — Like "a scene from a Stephen King movie" is how Public Works Director Peter Rice describes some portions of the City Hall building which houses police headquarters and dozens of municipal employees.Atop the hill at 1 Junkins Ave...

 2020-01-16 23:13 

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Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia...

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his choice for new prime minister.Speaking to a working group...

 2020-01-16 21:49 

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Remembering Tommy: Mother grieves son killed in crash...

SEABROOK — Thomas Greene was brought by his mother at age 2 from Oklahoma to Seabrook so he could have a new life after his father died in a car crash 18 years ago.His mother Charlie said the family of friends he found has flourished across Seabrook...

 2020-01-16 21:43 

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Bumpy ride: Hampton puts forth plan to tackle deteriorating roads...

HAMPTON — Selectman Regina Barnes is wary of drivers on Winnacunnet Road who drift out of their lane as they swerve around cracks and potholes."You see people driving on the shoulder constantly," said Barnes, who lives off Winnacunnet Road. ...

 2020-01-16 21:41 

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Newmarket student to file complaint against superintendent with DOE...

NEWMARKET — Students, community members and parents of children at the junior-senior high and elementary schools are accusing the School Board of being unresponsive to their concerns in wake of the superintendent reshuffling building administrators ...

 2020-01-16 21:38 

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Susan Sarandon causes stir in Newmarket...

NEWMARKET — The primary election campaign surrogate train made a pit stop in town Sunday morning with actress and activist Susan Sarandon visiting Brown's Bagel Shop.Sarandon, stumping for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stopped into the bagel ...

 2020-01-16 21:38 

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Exeter fourth-grader in running to name new Mars rover...

EXETER — Lincoln Street School student Alice Martin was named a semifinalist in the Mars 2020 "Name the Rover" contest.The fourth-grader is one of 155 student entries selected out of 28,000 nationwide to move to the next round of considerati...

 2020-01-16 21:36 

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Vape shop owners fight NH flavor ban proposal...

CONCORD — New Hampshire vape shop owners came out in force Wednesday against a proposal to ban flavored products, arguing it would force them out of business and harm the health of adult customers who will return to smoking.The Trump administration ...

 2020-01-16 21:34 

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Seacoast police added to list of officers with credibility issues...

CONCORD — A new statewide list of police officers with possible credibility problems was updated Jan. 8 and has 274 entries for unnamed members of law enforcement.The redacted list was released by the Department of Justice as part of an ongoing lega...

 2020-01-16 21:32 

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South Hampton petition seeks deal to allow students to attend WHS...

HAMPTON — Peter Di Stefano hopes his young daughter will be able to attend Winnacunnet High School without paying extra tuition, even though he lives in South Hampton.His daughter, a student at Sacred Heart School in Hampton, is slated to go to high...

 2020-01-16 21:28 

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The Orchard Grille opens at Applecrest Farm...

HAMPTON FALLS — Co-owners of Portsmouth's Clipper Tavern, Jeff Goss and Sean Sullivan are opening a new restaurant and catering business on the 100-acre grounds of Applecrest Farm Orchards.Taking the space last occupied by the former Farm Bistro...

 2020-01-16 21:27 

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Dueling library projects on the ballot in North Hampton...

NORTH HAMPTON — Unless things change in a day or two, Town Meeting voters will face two warrant questions in March seeking approval for a new or expanded North Hampton Library.A 60% approval is needed for either article, and like most competing prop...

 2020-01-16 21:26 

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Select Board backs petition to get rid of North Hampton ethics code...

NORTH HAMPTON — The Select Board voted unanimously Monday to recommend a citizen's petition for the March warrant that, if passed, will rescind the town's code of ethics.The move to eliminate the code of ethics comes after a year when a numb...

 2020-01-16 21:07 

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Strawbery Banke joins NH Heritage Museum Trail...

PORTSMOUTH — Strawbery Banke Museum recently joined the N.H. Heritage Museum Trail as a Seacoast member.Welcoming more than 100,000 visitors annually, Strawbery Banke interprets the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock from 1695 to 1955 through 32...

 2020-01-16 20:37 

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Woman wins new car in PPAF raffle with Hilltop Chevrolet...

PORTSMOUTH — Prescott Park Arts Festival announced the winner of a new car as part of its season-long car raffle sponsored by Ron Currier's Hilltop Chevrolet that raised nearly $20,000.Shelley German of Pelham had her name pulled from more than ...

 2020-01-16 20:34 

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Police detail response to shooting as Gray trial continues...

BRENTWOOD — Testimony in the trial of Mark Gray continued Thursday as several members of the Portsmouth Police Department spoke about responding to and later investigating a shooting on Summer Street during the summer of 2018, involving a fleeing te...

 2020-01-16 20:22 

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Nominees wanted for Good Citizen Award in Eliot...

ELIOT, Maine — The time has come to nominate citizens of town for the American Legion Post 188 Good Citizen, Fabyan Drake Award.Please submit written nominations to the American Legion Post 188, Fabyan Drake Award Committee, P.O. Box 188, Eliot, Mai...

 2020-01-16 20:21 

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PHS students excel at NH Auto Tech State Championships...

PORTSMOUTH — Two Portsmouth High School students were among the best at the 2020 NH Auto Tech State Championships.PHS Career Technical Center's automotive technology seniors Damien Moody and Simon Faulkner placed third in the competition. Each s...

 2020-01-16 20:18 

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Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas...

DETROIT — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people.The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort t...

 2020-01-16 20:06 

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Haven to honor Kathy Beebe for 30 years...

PORTSMOUTH — Past and present volunteers of Haven, Sexual Assault Support Services and A Safe Place are invited to "Memories & Milestones: Celebrating Our Volunteers and Kathy Beebe's 30 Years!" Feb. 1.For 40 years, volunteers across the...

 2020-01-16 19:54 

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Vehicle crashes, goes over Rochester tollbooth...

ROCHESTER — A 65-year-old North Conway man crashed his car into a concrete barrier at the Rochester tolls on Spaulding Turnpike, "went airborne, traveled over the top of the unmanned booth" and struck another vehicle, state police said.Ronal...

 2020-01-16 19:25 

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NH Charitable Foundation grants $3.2M to nonprofits...

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has made $3,180,000 in grants through its Community Grants Program to support the operations of 68 nonprofits serving New Hampshire communities.Several Seacoast nonprofits are among the recipients.&#...

 2020-01-16 18:48 

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NCAA 'predator pipeline' has caught the attention of Congress...

The NCAA will review its stance regarding athletes accused or convicted of sexual assault, the college sports organization said Wednesday, amid pressure from Congress calling for an independent study of the NCAA's lack of accountability for such athle...

 2020-01-16 18:08 

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NH delegation pushes for improvements to Rye, Portsmouth harbors...

PORTSMOUTH — New Hampshire's congressional delegation on Wednesday called on two federal agencies to prioritize the Rye Harbor dredging and Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River navigation improvement projects in the Army Corps of Engineers fis...

 2020-01-16 17:53 

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Chief justice swears in Senate for Trump impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON — The chief justice of the United States was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, then immediately swore in the entire Senate body in turn with an oath to ensure "impartial justice" as ...

 2020-01-16 17:53 

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Trump's trial begins, senators vowing 'impartial justice'...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors on the president's fate. House prosecuto...

 2020-01-16 17:30 

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Newmarket doctor convicted of sexually assaulting patient loses medical license...

CONCORD — A former Newmarket doctor convicted of sexually assaulting one of his patients voluntarily relinquished his medical license permanently last week.In an agreement signed Jan. 5 by Hugh MacDonald, 58, and his attorney Alan Cronheim, the form...

 2020-01-16 17:11 

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Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority...

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to hi...

 2020-01-16 17:09 

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Former NH GOP vice chairman announces 1st District candidacy...

DOVER (AP) — Former New Hampshire Republican Party vice chairman Matt Mayberry announced his candidacy for the state's 1st Congressional District U.S. House seat.Mayberry is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a 2016 Trump delegate to the Republican Na...

 2020-01-16 16:19 

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Newmaket doctor convicted of sexually assaulting patient loses medical license...

CONCORD — A former Newmarket doctor convicted of sexually assaulting one of his patients voluntarily relinquished his medical license permanently last week.In an agreement signed Jan. 5 by Hugh MacDonald, 58, and his attorney Alan Cronheim, the form...

 2020-01-16 16:12 

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Driver in Newington rollover crash cited for not having a license...

NEWINGTON — The driver of a pickup truck that crossed over a median and crashed into two other vehicles near the Mall at Fox Run Wednesday has been cited for operating without a license and more charges may be forthcoming, said Police Chief Michael ...

 2020-01-16 15:45 

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Senate opens impeachment trial against President Trump, arguments begin in earnest Tuesday...

WASHINGTON House lawmakers called managers who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump carried the articles of impeachment to the Senate and read the charges aloud, to formally begin the third trial of a sitting president.The se...

 2020-01-16 15:29 

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Lay of the land: Marshwood students compete in GeoBee...

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Eleven students participated in the 13th annual National Geography Bee at Marshwood Great Works School Tuesday. Orrin Culp Dechant, a fifth-grader in Melody Morse's class won first place with Mabel Emery placing second and...

 2020-01-16 15:09 

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Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid...

WASHINGTON — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.T he Government Accountability Office said ...

 2020-01-16 13:39 

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Challenge grant issued to support Strawbery Banke skating rink...

PORTSMOUTH — For the third year in a row, a challenge has been issued to help raise donations to support maintenance and upgrades of the Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke.Gary Warriner, owner of Rink Services Group, which ma...

 2020-01-16 13:03 

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Portsmouth City Council looks to rein in spending...

PORTSMOUTH — The City Council on Wednesday discussed new budgeting processes that would start at zero for all line items excluding salaries and benefits, as well as requiring council approval for all expenditures greater than $10,000 and for filling...

 2020-01-16 06:21 

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Historic Portsmouth: The flowering of Hillary Clinton...

At first this appears to be little more than a fuzzy candid shot of Hillary Rodham Clinton ordering a meal at Yoken's Restaurant in Portsmouth. But it is much more.A newspaper caption taped to the back of the photo is dated Jan. 14, 1992. According to...

 2020-01-16 01:30 

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Portsmouth City Council discusses ways to trim spending...

PORTSMOUTH — The City Council on Wednesday discussed new budgeting processes that would start at zero for all line items excluding salaries and benefits, as well as requiring Council approval for all expenditures greater than $10,000 and for filling...

 2020-01-15 22:18 

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Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas again? CDC says E. coli scare 'appears to be over'...

After nearly three months, the romaine lettuce outbreak "appears to be over," federal health officials announced Wednesday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an updated food safety report that it is "no longer advising that...

 2020-01-15 22:16 

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Seabrook reaches zero raise contract deal with unions...

SEABROOK — Selectmen announced Monday the successful negotiation of contracts with three of the town's employee unions, which include no raises during the current fiscal year.Selectman Aboul Khan and Selectwoman Theresa Kyle had nothing but good...

 2020-01-15 21:51 

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor to speak at Lane Library...

HAMPTON — The Friends of the Lane Memorial Library will host Boston author Roseann Sdoia on Thursday, Jan. 30 as she reflects on her experiences during the Boston Marathon bombing, as recounted in her book "Perfect Strangers: Friendship, Strengt...

 2020-01-15 21:38 

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Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s...

WASHINGTON — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keep...

 2020-01-15 21:36 

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Media testifies against bill requiring online criminal story updates...

CONCORD — Calling it unconstitutional, the state's media came out in force Wednesday to testify against a bill that would require them to update criminal stories online whenever charges are dropped or the defendant is acquitted.Rep. Jack Flanaga...

 2020-01-15 21:15 

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4 arrested in Dover drug sweep...

DOVER — Police arrested four city residents on drug-related charges Tuesday as part of a Operation Granite Shield sweep.The operation included Dover police, Strafford County Sheriff's Office, University of New Hampshire Police and the Rowley, Ma...

 2020-01-15 20:57 

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Self defense or reckless gunfire? Mark Gray trial begins...

BRENTWOOD — Was it a justifiable act of self defense or reckless conduct endangering a community?In opening statements Wednesday, the prosecution and defense painted different pictures of the actions of Mark Gray, a Portsmouth man on trial in Rockin...

 2020-01-15 20:06 

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Chuck Cove mourned as Pease Greeter, 'soldier's soldier'...

PORTSMOUTH — Chuck Cove's long-serving duty as a Pease Greeter was borne of war his war in Vietnam and the conflicts of subsequent generations Afghanistan, Iraq, ISIS, instability in the Middle East, unrest in Africa.Day or night, weekdays or we...

 2020-01-15 20:03 

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Transgender athlete Schuyler Bailar to speak at CMS...

STRATHAM — Cooperative Middle School Principal Patty Wons announced groundbreaking athlete Schuyler Bailar is coming to speak to students and parents next month.Bailar made history as the first transgender NCAA Division I men's athlete when he s...

 2020-01-15 19:53 

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Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians "were lied to" for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purport...

 2020-01-15 19:48 

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Seabrook police asking for help in locating missing woman...

SEABROOK — Police are asking the public's help in locating a 23-year-old female, who is believed to have walked away from her home in Seabrook Wednesday morning.Police said they received a call Wednesday morning to conduct a well-being check on ...

 2020-01-15 19:35 

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Vape shop owners fight NH flavor ban proposal...

CONCORD — New Hampshire vape shop owners came out in force Wednesday against a proposal to ban flavored products, arguing it would force them out of business and harm the health of adult customers who will return to smoking.The Trump administration ...

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