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 2020-08-12 22:14 

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Two dead after suspected murder-suicide in Dover...

DOVER Investigators believe a Dover man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend before taking his own life, according to a press release from the state attorney general's office and Dover Police Chief William Breault.Amy Molter, 46, was reported missing on ...

 2020-08-12 21:28 

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Trump Administration eases showerhead rules...

Publicly talking about the need to keep his hair "perfect," President Donald Trump has made increasing water flow and dialing back long held appliance conservation standards — from light bulbs to toilets to dishwashers — a personal iss...

 2020-08-12 20:42 

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Bars reminded of virus safety for NH Bike Week...

CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is reminding bar and restaurant owners of the importance of coronavirus-related guidelines, especially during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week."We want to inform all licensees of the guideli...

 2020-08-12 20:34 

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NH child advocate: Schools need social workers more than police...

Moira O'Neill, director of New Hampshire Office of Child Advocate, told members of the Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency that schools need social workers more than police officers."We have to be very careful ...

 2020-08-12 19:23 

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Dover police arrest log: Aug. 2-8...

Aug. 2Paul H. Hayes, 61, of 6 Elliot Park, Dover, was arrested and charged with convicted felons acts prohibited. Hayes was released on personal recognizance with an arraignment date to be determined.Cody A. Greenwood, 25, of 1422 Washington Hill Road, Ta...

 2020-08-12 19:18 

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Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2020 canceled...

ROLLINSFORD — Due to coronavirus being still very active in New Hampshire and Maine it has been Salmon Falls Family Fun Day has been canceled.Organizers say they have booked the American Legion for to hold the event next year, on Sept. 18, 2021. Sta...

 2020-08-12 19:16 

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Somersworth police arrest log July 27-Aug. 7...

July 27Amy L. Borduas, 40, a transient in Dover, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Borduas was released on personal recognizance and is expected to appear for arraignment Aug. 31.Chelsea M. Gianotti-Bregy, 31, of 14 Indigo Hill Ro...

 2020-08-12 18:59 

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NH hospitals struggle to return to pre-COVID status...

New Hampshire hospitals took great steps to prepare for COVID-19 cases, and some of those decisions, while necessary, have resulted in great financial strain.The decision to defer elective procedures and surgeries for infection control and to assure there...

 2020-08-12 18:55 

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Cochecho Arts Festival takes the stage this weekend...

DOVER — The Cochecho Arts Festival, which has celebrated the arts in the city each summer for more than three decades, will not be a victim of COVID-19.Though condensed to a three-day weekend this year, the festival is expanding the local arts and a...

 2020-08-12 16:56 

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Rochester teachers, parents to protest reopening schools...

ROCHESTER — Teachers and parents are planning a demonstration outside Thursday's School Board meeting to urge members to reconsider their decision to begin the school year with full-time in-person instruction.Members and leaders of the Rochester...

 2020-08-12 16:30 

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NH's 1st sports betting retail location opens at The Brook in Seabrook...

SEABROOK (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year since Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state.DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook wa...

 2020-08-12 16:05 

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appear together in Delaware...

Joe Biden appears with Kamala Harris for the first time since naming her his running mate on the Democratic ticket....

 2020-08-12 15:52 

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Masters will be played without patrons or guests in 2020...

The Masters Tournament will be held Nov. 9-15 without patrons in attendance....

 2020-08-12 15:40 

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Maine maple syrup producers now eligible for pandemic help...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Producers of maple syrup, a major agricultural product in northern U.S. states, are now eligible for financial relief to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Maple syrup is an economic driver in states such as ...

 2020-08-12 15:23 

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Octopus in the Gulf of Maine are not like the ones seen in 60s horror films...

Are there octopus in the Gulf of Maine? Do they come close to shore? I think that many of us have a fear of being pulled under by a large tentacle thanks to those 1960s horror films.Rest easy, that will not happen here. The native octopus, Bathypolypus ar...

 2020-08-12 14:02 

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Who is Kamala Harris? A look at Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., made history when it was confirmed that she would be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate in his 2020 presidential bid. The announcement Tuesday makes her the first Black woman and the first Asian-American perso...

 2020-08-12 13:41 

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Shaheen: Dover's Triangle Club, others need opioid crisis funding...

DOVER Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., renewed her call for opioid crisis funding Tuesday during a visit to the Triangle Club, a Dover meetinghouse that offers support to Granite Staters recovering from substance use disorders.Shaheen heard more about the rec...

 2020-08-12 13:07 

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Fire destroys Dover home; 2 sent to hospital...

DOVER — A fire at Polly Ann Park destroyed a mobile home Wednesday morning, sending two people to the hospital, according to Dover Fire and Rescue.Homes on each side of the burned home sustained smoke damage.Details on the people sent to the hospita...

 2020-08-12 13:07 

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Two sent to hospital as fire destroys Dover home...

DOVER A two-alarm fire sent two people to the hospital, destroyed a mobile home and damaged two others Wednesday morning.Dover police received the initial alarm about a structure fire at the Polly Ann Park at about 8:23, according to Deputy Fire Chief Mic...

 2020-08-12 12:32 

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Volunteers enhance Portsmouth's 9/11 memorial...

PORTSMOUTH — Next month, the city Police Department will hold the annual memorial observance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.And on Tuesday, in 90-plus degree heat, a small army of volunteers landscaped and planted the area around the 1,100-pound 9/...

 2020-08-12 02:53 

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Two suspicious deaths investigated in Dover...

DOVER — Police are investigating the deaths of two people, a man and a woman, at an apartment complex.The deaths are being called suspicious, according to a joint statement released Tuesday night by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald...

 2020-08-11 23:53 

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Dover police seek assistance to help locate missing teen...

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is conducting a missing person investigation involving 16-year-old Liam Lee. He was last seen during the evening hours of Wednesday, August 10, at his Flanders Court residence in Dover.Lee is described as 5-feet, ...

 2020-08-11 21:42 

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Merrimack County Savings Bank supports Step Up Parents...

Portsmouth-based Step Up Parents recently received $2,500 from Merrimack County Savings Bank that will help the nonprofit agency continue to help kinship families throughout the bank's service area."We're happy to give and do as much as we can...

 2020-08-11 21:21 

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Dover school leaders ask patience for remote learning plan...

DOVER It will likely be at least a couple of weeks before school officials release final schedules for the primarily remote learning model that will start in September.The Dover School Board voted unanimously last week to adopt the virtual learning model ...

 2020-08-11 20:20 

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NH requiring face masks at events with more than 100 people...

CONCORD — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Tuesday requiring masks to be worn at scheduled gatherings of more than 100 people.Sununu, a Republican, has resisted calls to mandate the use of face coverings to prevent the sprea...

 2020-08-11 19:59 

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Criminal probe sought into NH U.S. Senate candidate 'Corky' Messner's foundation...

CONCORD — A former chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation into a charitable foundation run by Bryant "Corky" Messner, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.A letter sent to t...

 2020-08-11 19:56 

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'Fugitive of the Week' arrested in Portsmouth hotel...

PORTSMOUTH — A woman featured as the U.S. Marshals Service N.H. Joint Task Force "Fugitive of Week" was arrested Tuesday in a city hotel.Trisha Marie Ricker, 34, was arrested in the 3000 block of Lafayette Road, according to U.S. Marshals. S...

 2020-08-11 19:28 

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New Portsmouth subcommittee to advise on health-related matters...

PORTSMOUTH — The city's Citizen Response Task Force identified members for a third sub-group to help address specific issues related to the safe re-opening of Portsmouth.The Health Subcommittee is part of Citizen Response Task Force selected by ...

 2020-08-11 19:03 

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'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown countersues ex-wife for libel and slander...

BRENTWOOD "Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown is countersuing his ex-wife for libel and slander, in part, after she filed a civil lawsuit alleging he engaged in extramarital affairs that facilitated in the plundering of their marital assets.In a rece...

 2020-08-11 18:31 

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Strawbery Banke to reopen after 14-day quarantine...

PORTSMOUTH — Following a 14-day quarantine, self-imposed out of an abundance of caution, Strawbery Banke Museum reopens to visitors Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.In the interim, all public areas of the museum have been deep-cleaned and sanitized and t...

 2020-08-11 17:33 

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Somersworth voting details: Absentee ballots, registration, poll locations...

SOMERSWORTH — With the primary election coming Sept. 8 and general election in November, the city has announced information for residents on absentee ballots, registering to vote and voting poll locations for those who choose to vote in person.Absen...

 2020-08-11 17:26 

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Lawsuit challenges use of checkpoints miles from the border...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont challenges the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles from the Canadian border, saying they are beyond the patrol's author...

 2020-08-11 16:55 

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Maine rep. joins push for USDA to keep school meal waivers...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government must renew waivers for programs that increase access to school meals amid the coronavirus pandemic, Maine's Democratic congresswoman said.Rep. Chellie Pingree joined more than 100 members of Congress...

 2020-08-11 16:37 

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Cashing in: Woman turns late husband's Skee-Ball habit into a gift...

YORK BEACH, Maine — Anne DiSarcina was looking through the belongings her late husband, Anthony, had collected over the years, when she opened up a box she had moved before, but never fully inspected.Inside the box, she found a treasure of arcade ti...

 2020-08-11 15:46 

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Masks, nerves, excitement: Rochester school first in NH to reopen...

Typical first-day nerves and ironed back-to-school dresses mixed with cautious optimism and face masks Tuesday at Rochester's Maple Street Magnet School."He's starting kindergarten in the middle of a pandemic," Kayle Shute said, tears arou...

 2020-08-11 15:41 

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Trump: 'Some men are insulted' by Biden choosing female VP...

The remarks were only President Donald Trump's latest rhetorical foray into Joe Biden's VP selection, which is expected any day....

 2020-08-11 15:18 

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York police K9 tracks down fleeing suspect in drug arrest...

YORK — Two men face drug possession charges after failing to stop for police, with one fleeing into the woods prior to arrest, according to a press release from the York Police Department Tuesday.Early on the morning of Friday, Aug. 7, Cpl. Jesse Du...

 2020-08-11 14:21 

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Dover police allege sex offender failed to register...

DOVER Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of David Rosario on a charge of failing to comply with sex offender registration laws.Dover Police Department detectives began an investigation after learning Rosario was living at a Locust Street residence, ac...

 2020-08-11 14:09 

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Rollinsford town clerk window opening limited hours, offers election registration...

ROLLINSFORD — The town Select Board is working on a policy to protect the public and employees and allows more convenience to residents. For this first phase, the Town Hall was set to reopen from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Tuesday, Aug. 18 for th...

 2020-08-11 13:32 

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York selectmen pay tribute to Blanchard, approve temporary sign policy...

YORK — The Board of Selectmen meeting Monday began with a moment of silence in remembrance of former member Elizabeth Blanchard, who died Aug. 3.Selectman Robert Palmer said three board members were able to attend Blanchard's burial service earl...

 2020-08-11 13:21 

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Russia's approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm...

MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed clinical trials and were studied in only doze...

 2020-08-11 12:12 

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How moving inmates across state lines could expose New England communities to the coronavirus...

Six inmates got off a bus in Vermont late last month after a long drive back from Mississippi — a COVID-19 hotspot — and were immediately whisked into quarantine to undergo testing for the virus.About 24 hours later, results from the nose swab...

 2020-08-11 12:10 

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York Selectmen hear from police about school resource officer program...

YORK - York Chief of Police Charles Szeniawski and Lieutenant Steve Spofford attended Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting to discuss the level of need for school resource officers (SROs) in the York school system.The SROs of the York school system inc...

 2020-08-11 12:10 

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York police leaders speak to value of school resource officers...

YORK — Police Chief Charles Szeniawski and Lt. Steve Spofford attended Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting to discuss the level of need for school resource officers in the York school system.The SROs include Shaun Darrow of York High School and ...

 2020-08-11 12:09 

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Dover police: 2 suspected overdose deaths put city over 2019 total...

DOVER — City police and the state medical examiner are investigating two recent deaths that appear to be the result of drug overdoses, Police Chief William Breault announced Tuesday.If the deaths are confirmed as overdoses, they will be the 10th and...

 2020-08-11 11:48 

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NH Republican Party sends wrong return address on absentee request forms...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party in New Hampshire mailed absentee ballot registration request packets to voters across the state but printed an incorrect return address on the form.Voters in New Hampshire can request an absentee ballot or a...

 2020-08-11 11:40 

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York schools hold forum on equity, inclusion and diversity...

YORK — On Monday night, three distinct voices participated in a forum to present their findings, recommendations and vision concerning the issues of inclusion, diversity and equity in the town's schools.Let by facilitators Michelle Milstein and ...

 2020-08-11 10:16 

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St. Thomas celebrates Class of 2020 with eyes on future...

DOVER — On the school's recently completed turf athletic field and under the glow of its light towers, St. Thomas Aquinas' senior class received a long-awaited recognition on Monday night: their high school graduation.STA's 57th annual c...

 2020-08-10 21:47 

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Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a "shooting...

 2020-08-10 21:38 

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NH officials push Congress to revive rescue package talks...

CONCORD — New Hampshire officials aren't giving up hope that Congress will agree to another coronavirus relief package, though their patience is wearing thin."Congress and the White House made a commitment to the governors that there would b...

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