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 2021-02-24 20:40 

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If sale to Concord Hospital is rejected, Franklin and Laconia hospitals could close by summer...

The two financially troubled hospitals in the Lakes Region would be renamed Concord Hospital-Laconia and Concord Hospital-Franklin if their sale goes through and if it doesn't, they'll probably shut down before the summer.Concord Hospital will......

 2021-02-24 20:09 

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FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID-19...

WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to hel...

 2021-02-24 19:25 

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Epsom police chief declines to release more information about emergency incident involving child and dog...

Epsom Police Chief Wayne Preve said Wednesday that he will not release any further information about a emergency incident Saturday that involved a child and a dog.Police and rescue personnel filled the street in front of the home on Old Town Road......

 2021-02-24 15:18 

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Announcements from Feb. 24, 2021...

Volunteer for CASAAre you looking for a great opportunity to volunteer and help a child have a chance for a better life? Become a CASA volunteer. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, you go to court and advocate for children involved in......

 2021-02-24 15:18 

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Announcements from Feb. 23, 2021...

Concord Greek to go order For the March Greek Meal to Go, join the Holy Trinity community (68 North State St., Concord) celebrating a special Orthodox tradition, the Apokeatiko or Carnival Dinner. It is traditionally the last meat that Orthodox......

 2021-02-24 15:17 

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Elementary, middle schools invited to apply for fitness center...

Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, has kicked off the year by selecting New Hampshire for its 2021 Don't Quit! Campaign. The NFGFC will...

 2021-02-24 15:15 

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Personal achievements published Feb. 24, 2021...

Belmont Kaleb Hibbard was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Springfield College.Boscawen Sierra Dube was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University.Bow Emily Pascetta was named to the dean's l...

 2021-02-24 15:10 

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Scouting skills put to test...

BSA Troops 24 and 529 of Weare attended a Klondike Derby at Lake Horace in Weare on Feb. 7 and took home several awards.The Klondike Derby is an annual event held during the winter months. It's based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush and BSA.....

 2021-02-24 15:03 

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March maple history hike...

It's maple syrup season. In March, join Mark Stevens for a four-mile round trip guided hiking tour to the Shaker's remote sugar camp. Tours are March 20 and March 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale at shaker.org at $50 per person, and to ensu...

 2021-02-24 15:03 

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School store earns gold...

The Hillcat Corner, the school-based enterprise at Hillsboro-Deering High School was among 246 school-based enterprises achieving Gold Certification for the 2020-21 school year and will be recognized during DECA's Virtual International Career......

 2021-02-24 15:01 

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Personal achievements published Feb. 20, 2021...

AndoverOlivia Hobbs was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bradley University. Jacquelyn Morris was awarded the Fred and Dorothy Dressler-Gatchel Scholarship and Grace L. Farrell '36 and Christina T. Florence '94 Scholarship at ...

 2021-02-24 13:05 

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4 tips for starting a business in tough times...

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession. Consider these names: CNN, Uber, Airbnb and Square.......

 2021-02-23 23:26 

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Audit finds N.H. Liquor Commission overwhelmed by enforcement duties...

New Hampshire's Liquor Commission has struggled to review, regulate and enforce state alcohol laws in recent years, according to an audit of the state agency released this month. A 368-page report produced by the Legislative Budget Assistant, found......

 2021-02-23 23:22 

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Ghislaine Maxwell makes third attempt at bail on sex charges...

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite awaiting trial on charges that she recruited teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, says she'll renounce her U.K. and French citizenships if she can be freed on bail, according to a court filing......

 2021-02-23 23:16 

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Restaurants hope openings sync with return to normal...

The options for going out to get something to eat — or for eating in — will increase sharply come spring in Hanover.Nigel Leeming and Tony Barnett, owners, respectively, of mainstay Hanover restaurants Murphy's on the Green and Molly's...

 2021-02-23 23:12 

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After recent downtown shooting, Manchester alderman questions shelter residency...

At last week's meeting of Manchester's mayor and aldermen, Alderman-at-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur questioned why convicted sexual offenders are allowed to stay at the city's homeless shelters.The short answer is because administrators can't...

 2021-02-23 22:12 

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Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France...

LE PECQ, France — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously gastronomic cities has kicked up a storm of protest and debate as the country increasingly questions the environmental costs o...

 2021-02-23 22:12 

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Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections...

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and President Joe Biden's administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the 20...

 2021-02-23 21:15 

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Movie theaters hanging by a thread after closures, lack of new films...

If the collapse of Cinemagic on top of the months-long hibernation of Regal and AMC theaters didn't give you a hint about how bad the movie theater business is right now, Albert Waitt can fill in the details."We were very excited over Christmas......

 2021-02-23 20:58 

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Photos: With winter still in full force, children get a break from online learning...

James Woodhull comes to his grandparents' home three days a week for his virtual learning. Seven-year-old James and his little sister Elizabeth spend the days there doing school work when their mother is at work. But with the winter vacation at area.....

 2021-02-23 20:54 

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More bank branches closing due to increased pressure from COVID and movement to online transactions...

Carol Testa, a 67-year-old Hillsborough resident, has done her banking for the last 20 years at her local Santander branch, which is only seven minutes from her house."It's real convenient," she said. That branch is closing on March 12, and Te...

 2021-02-23 19:59 

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Number of New Hampshire farms remains steady but fewer acres are used for agriculture...

New Hampshire has a lot of farms an estimated 4,100 of them but most are small and don't come close to being able to support a family.That's the conclusion of the latest National Agriculture Statistics Service estimate for New England, which is......

 2021-02-23 18:23 

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Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances...

NEW YORK — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press.The Black Lives Matter Global Netwo...

 2021-02-23 16:51 

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Angry youths rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist...

BARCELONA, Spain — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in the southern European country.The arrest of Pablo Hasl....

 2021-02-23 16:49 

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Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on Congo convoy...

KINSHASA, Congo — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy going to visit a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and......

 2021-02-23 16:48 

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US deaths at brink of 500K, confirming virus's tragic reach...

For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly a number. Until two women she had never met rang her doorbell in tears, seeking a p...

 2021-02-23 16:47 

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Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded...

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this weekend, and most carriers that fly those planes said they would temporarily pull them from service.The U.S. Federal Aviation......

 2021-02-23 15:44 

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Ahmaud Arbery memorialized in Georgia a year after slaying...

SAVANNAH, Ga. — When white men armed with guns pursued and killed Ahmaud Arbery as he ran through their neighborhood, few outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick paid much attention at first.A year later, as three men await trial in the Feb. 23,....

 2021-02-22 22:20 

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Q&A with an educator: Reaching remote learning students with personal notes...

Sue Fountain believes that small, meaningful, personalized connections can go a long way toward helping a student. This year, she's doing that through the mail.Fountain has been a teacher at Weare Middle School for eight years and has taught both......

 2021-02-22 22:18 

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The College Guy: Do admissions officers check your social media posts?...

Question: I have heard that college admission officers check social media when they review applicants. Is this true?Answer: Before I answer this, I have a question for you. If you learned that admission officers did check the social media of all......

 2021-02-22 22:11 

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Program for children in crisis is expanding...

A program in Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth that enables police officers to get help quickly for children in crisis is expanding to Gilford, Belmont, Tilton, Northfield and Sanbornton, offering counseling and connections for families and children......

 2021-02-22 22:04 

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'Misery' at UNH as COVID cases rise...

Jacqueline Klombers, a senior at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, has just about had it with the school's recent pivot to remote coursework due to a bump in COVID-19 cases."I'm losing my mind," she said. "Online classes are m...

 2021-02-22 21:55 

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Weare foreign language teachers use math program to deliver remote lessons...

Weare Middle School foreign language teachers have found a new way to engage their students in online learning by using a graphing and teaching application typically used for math.Over winter break, teachers Robyn French and Catherine Chasse started......

 2021-02-22 21:07 

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Judge denies bail for abused woman accused of helping to cover up murder...

A Superior Court judge has denied bail for the Jaffrey woman accused of helping her husband cover up the murder of her alleged lover.On Monday, Judge Peter H. Bornstein denied a request submitted by Britany Barron of Jaffrey to be released on......

 2021-02-22 20:24 

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Should towns be required to spend state aid directly on property tax cuts?...

State legislators from both sides of the aisle seem to agree that New Hampshire property taxes are too high. Local property tax rates are a much bigger burden than the statewide property tax, however, so state lawmakers usually try to ease the......

 2021-02-22 04:57 

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UMass in-person classes to resume after surge eases...

AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts is planning to return to in-person classes Monday after a previous surge in COVID-19 cases led the school to pause campus instruction for two weeks.University officials say recent restrictions have......

 2021-02-22 04:47 

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Italy marks anniversary of country's first known COVID-19 death...

CODOGNO, Italy — With wreath-laying ceremonies, tree plantings and church services, Italians on Sunday marked one year since their country experienced its first known COVID-19 death.Towns in Italy's north were the first to be hard-hit by the pan...

 2021-02-21 21:52 

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Charred wood can help save the planet, maybe starting with a closed Maine mill...

It's hard to imagine anything less like the high-finance world of institutional bond portfolios than burying burnt wood in the ground but as Frederick Horton tells it, they're more similar than you'd think.Horton, a Maine native who has spent ...

 2021-02-21 21:45 

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Assistant Merrimack County Attorney recounts struggle with alcohol and mental health...

For Assistant Merrimack County Attorney, Brendan Cahalin, alcohol was a powerful and effective way of coping with life's problems — and then it stopped working. Like many professionals, Cahalin, 32, turned to alcohol at a young age and later in ...

 2021-02-21 21:28 

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New Hampshire's comprehensive campus sexual assault legislation serves as template to other states...

A comprehensive New Hampshire law passed last year relative to sexual assault in institutions of higher education that provides additional protections and services to victims is now serving as an inspiration to activists in other states who are......

 2021-02-21 20:30 

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Chichester is the next site for a medical marijuana facility in NH...

These days, pot simply doesn't create the buzz it once did.That's certainly been the case in Chichester, which will soon be home to the state's sixth therapeutic cannabis dispensary, at 349 Dover Road, on or around April 1.The new center fills...

 2021-02-21 18:07 

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Emergency crews respond to incident involving child and dog in Epsom...

Local and State Police responded to an "accidental incident" between a child and a dog Saturday in Epsom.Few other details were released. There was no threat to the public, and criminal activity was not involved, police said.Authorities would not....

 2021-02-21 01:19 

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Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal...

A Moscow court on Saturday rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his prison sentence, even as the country faced an order from a top European rights court to free the Kremlin's most prominent foe.A few hours later, a judge i...

 2021-02-21 01:18 

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Europe applauds Biden's approach, stresses cooperation...

Collective sighs of relief could be heard from many European capitals Saturday after U.S. President Joe Biden made clear in his first major foreign policy address since taking office that he rejected the "America First" and transactional approach ...

 2021-02-21 01:18 

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Debris falls from plane during emergency landing near Denver...

Debris from a United Airlines plane fell onto Denver suburbs during an emergency landing Saturday after one of its engines suffered a catastrophic failure and rained pieces of the engine casing on a neighborhood where it narrowly missed a home. The......

 2021-02-21 01:18 

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Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip...

Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing relief to a winter-weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages.In hard-hit Texas, where......

 2021-02-21 01:18 

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Biden's 1st month was about erasing the mark of 'former guy'...

When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready. Already.Lining a fine wooden box, they bore the presidential seal and an imprint of his signature, a micro-mission accomplished in advance of......

 2021-02-21 00:54 

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50 Businesses, 50 Solutions: Year-round outdoor dining, take out, push Portsmouth restaurant into the black...

When asked about how the pandemic has impacted her business, Julie Cutting, owner and executive chef of Cure Restaurant in Portsmouth, struggled to find the words."Let me put myself back into that moment of March 13, (2020)," she said, pausing.Cut...

 2021-02-21 00:46 

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Jobless claims drop 26% for the week...

There was a sharp decline in unemployment claims filed last week, according to the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, which had to amend a report from the federal government that showed an increase.The U.S. Department of Labor reported......

 2021-02-21 00:42 

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Pandemic baby bust taking hold in New Hampshire...

There's always much to consider when bringing a new life into the world, and recent months have only added to the challenge.A highly contagious virus has spread rampantly in almost every U.S state. Americans are perhaps more polarized than they've...

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