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 2019-05-26 21:03 

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Joining biking trails and bringing money to New England...

CONCORD — Looking to give an economic boost to rural parts of New England, one group is turning to mountain bikers for help.The new initiative called the Borderlands covers 250 miles of trails in seven areas of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and ...

 2019-05-26 20:06 

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Retired Dover firefighters reunite...

DOVER — A breakfast for retired city firefighters on Saturday, May 18 at the North End station was a "huge success," according to Capt. David Hanna.The event was attended by 26 Dover firefighters and fire officers who have retired. The purpo...

 2019-05-26 06:35 

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Homeless coalition rebrands in effort to widen its work...

PORTSMOUTH — As Strafford County's three cities embark for the first time on a unified approach on homelessness, an area coalition plans to replicate it for coastal Rockingham County to help spread the collaboration, resources and solutions acro...

 2019-05-25 21:03 

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Amico still fighting against threat of PFAS...

Andrea Amico first learned that PFAS chemicals had contaminated a Portsmouth well five years ago when she read about it in the Portsmouth Herald."I was worried because the fact they had shut down the well showed me how serious it was," Amico said....

 2019-05-25 20:48 

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Southern Maine is 'tick central' for state...

YORK, Maine — Robin Kerr takes a short walk from her office in the summit lodge at Mount Agamenticus to an area of tall grass next to a gravel path. She expertly looks down at the border blades. Here, she says. And here, and here. Here's five of...

 2019-05-25 20:32 

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COAST redesign seeks to improve regional service...

DOVER — It's currently a 90-minute end-to-end bus ride from Rochester to Portsmouth on COAST's Route 2."That's the same time it takes to get from Dover to Boston on the train," said Michael Williams, COAST's director of opera...

 2019-05-25 15:46 

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State police arrest Dover man after Rt. 16 chase...

ROCHESTER A Dover driver was arrested on multiple charges following a high-speed chase on the Spaulding Turnpike early Saturday morning.At approximately 3 a.m. May 25, state police observed a 2014 Kia Forte reportedly traveling 86 mph in a 55 mph zone. A ...

 2019-05-25 12:37 

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State Police arrest Dover man after Route 16 chase...

ROCHESTER N.H. state police report the arrest of a Dover driver on multiple charges following a high speed chase on the Spaulding Turnpike early Saturday morning.Saturday at approximately 3 a.m., state police observed a 2014 KIA Forte reportedly traveling...

 2019-05-25 01:51 

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Buttigieg targets Trump during Exeter stop...

EXETER — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg took aim at Republican President Donald Trump in front of a jam-packed crowd at Exeter's historic Town Hall on Friday evening.The South Bend, Indiana mayor, a one-time long-shot for the W...

 2019-05-25 00:16 

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Eliot considers changes to sewer ordinance...

ELIOT, Maine — Private sewer systems in town have long been a concern of the Select Board. They were built by developers on streets that have never been accepted as town roads.Town Manager Dana K. Lee has told the board some private sewers are owned...

 2019-05-25 00:05 

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Tri-City activists seek to protect reproductive rights...

SOMERSWORTH — The first meeting of Tri-City Reproductive Justice For All on Thursday was not about abortion rights alone.Recent laws passed in states such as Alabama attempting to ban abortion, and potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, certainly sparked...

 2019-05-24 23:50 

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End 68 Hours of Hunger gets major donation...

DOVER — From the early days in 2011 serving one school in Dover, the End 68 Hours of Hunger nonprofit has grown to now serve more than 3,500 food-insecure children a day in communities in seven states.Asked if she was satisfied, founder and Executiv...

 2019-05-24 21:18 

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Rochester Sculpture Walk set to rise...

ROCHESTER — Rochester's newest public art installation will rise along Route 125 Saturday morning.Barrington sculptor Adam Pearson will install the three abstract metal sculptures the city, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and Rochester Main Street...

 2019-05-24 21:01 

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NH Senate adds $53M to budget, drops new capital gains tax...

CONCORD — The proposed Senate budget package will have more money to spend than the House after the Senate Finance Committee Friday adopted revenue estimates.The additional money — $53 million over the biennium — will allow the proposed ...

 2019-05-24 20:31 

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Eliot considers chnges to sewer ordinance...

ELIOT, Maine — Private sewer systems in town have long been a concern of the Select Board. They were built by developers on streets that have never been accepted as town roads.Town Manager Dana K. Lee has told the board some private sewers are owned...

 2019-05-24 19:42 

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Farmington teen charged with murder to be sentenced...

DOVER — The Farmington juvenile accused of killing Marine James LaPrade at LaPrade's Farmington home in March 2017 and attempting to kill his mother at the same residence is scheduled to be sentenced next month.The terms of the sentencing, and t...

 2019-05-24 19:25 

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Somersworth Veterans Park planned as 'living' tribute...

SOMERSWORTH — As the Hilltop City celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, so too will it celebrate the formal unveiling of a new Veterans Park design.The city is proposing the creation of a "living" Veterans Park at Stein Park, next to the Summer...

 2019-05-24 17:49 

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Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Route 125 crash in Rochester...

ROCHESTER — A motorcyclist from Maine sustained serious injuries Friday as a result of a collision with a car after the car's driver failed to yield on Gonic Road (Route 125), according to police.Rochester police and fire personnel and Frisbie E...

 2019-05-24 17:12 

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Test Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition...

Entry Price: $26,995Price as Tested: $27,890This week, were driving the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, delivered in a special 35th Anniversary livery and sporting a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed manual transmission...

 2019-05-24 16:52 

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Dennis Rodman accused of slapping man during party, Florida police say...

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been accused of attempted battery after he allegedly slapped a man at Buddha Sky Bar in Delray Beach, Fla., during a May 17 party.The report was filed by Jeff Soulouque, who said he was invited to the bar by David Lee Rot...

 2019-05-24 16:12 

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Rochester manager hires deputy and economic leader...

ROCHESTER — City Manager Blaine Cox announced Katie Ambrose has accepted the position of deputy city manager beginning July 1, while Michael Scala will assume his new role as the city's economic development director June 1."Katie and Michael...

 2019-05-24 15:52 

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N.H. Roll Call: Week ending May 24...

Abolition of death penaltyThe legislation abolishing the state's death penalty, which has been debated for several decades and come close to passage three times, has been approved by the House with a one-vote margin.House Bill 455, "relative to th...

 2019-05-24 15:17 

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Rochester Library reopens after flooding...

ROCHESTER -- Library Director Brian Sylvester reports that the Rochester Library has re-opened under its normal hours after closing earlier this week due to flooding.At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, a pipe fitting for a water fountain broke, causing flo...

 2019-05-24 12:37 

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Busy times for Durham's new economic development director...

DURHAM — The town has hired a new employee focused on promoting economic growth.Christine Soutter, of Exeter, started last week as the town's part-time economic development director. She replaces Mary Ellen Humphrey, who held the position for ne...

 2019-05-24 00:40 

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Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies...

The move marked an escalation in President Donald Trump's efforts to "investigate the investigators," as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe amid mounting Democratic calls to bring impeac...

 2019-05-23 23:13 

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Tiny home models, big solutions...

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth Middle School students are hoping they've invented new sustainability-focused solutions for some of the environmental and social issues surrounding the region's housing challenges.As part of a new STEAM program and ...

 2019-05-23 22:52 

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Dover increases veterans' tax credit...

DOVER — The City Council unanimously agreed to increase the Dover's optional veterans' tax credit to the full amount allowed by state law over the next three years.The resolution, originally sponsored by Ward 3 Councilor Deborah Thibodeaux, ...

 2019-05-23 20:46 

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3 UNH football players plead guilty to riot charges...

DURHAM — Three University of New Hampshire football players involved in a fight at a fraternity in January have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor riot charges.The charge remains pending for a fourth UNH football player, as well as a University of Connec...

 2019-05-23 20:40 

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NH Senate passes state retiree COLA, House OKs voter bill...

CONCORD — The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a measure to help bolster six biomass plants, passed a cost-of-living raise for state retirees and required opioids be labeled as such with a big red sticker.The House also passed legislation clari...

 2019-05-23 20:29 

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Rochester schools honor 'legend' Mike Hopkins...

ROCHESTER — A couple hundred friends, colleagues and family members surprised superintendent Mike Hopkins with a farewell party at The Governor's Inn Wednesday night.Hopkins will retire at the end of the school year, ending a celebrated Rocheste...

 2019-05-23 20:13 

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Seacoast hospitals, Mass General complete affiliation deal...

Exeter Health Resources, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday announced the completion, and subsequent filing with the New Hampshire Charitable Trusts Unit, of a definitive affiliation agreement based on a letter of i...

 2019-05-23 18:49 

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NH House overrides veto of death penalty repeal...

CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire House again moved to eliminate state's death penalty Thursday, overriding the governor's veto by the slimmest possible margin and sending the issue on to the Senate.With 247 voting in favor and 123 opposed, o...

 2019-05-23 18:45 

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WATCH: Texas sheriff's deputy survives after patrol car was hit by a train...

A Texas sheriff's deputy is lucky to be alive after his patrol car was hit by a train this week.Several passersby caught the dramatic crash on video.In those videos, two Midland County sheriff's deputies are seen waiting for a train to pass at a m...

 2019-05-23 18:04 

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Middleton man denies starving dogs to death...

DOVER — A Middleton man previously convicted of abusing animals says the three new animal cruelty charges against him are "totally false." Authorities are working to expedite the legal process against him in an attempt to remove animals he a...

 2019-05-23 17:49 

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Rochester trash pickup delayed...

ROCHESTER — Due to the Memorial Day holiday Waste Management trash and recycle pickup services will be delayed by one day for the entire week, said a city spokesman. All collections will be caught up and completed on Saturday.For more information, c...

 2019-05-23 17:33 

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'Urinetown' on stage at Oyster River High School...

DURHAM — The Oyster River High School Drama Department is closing out the school year with a performance of the musical "Urinetown" that is full of irreverent comedy and satire.The musical debuted on Broadway in 2001 and has become a popular...

 2019-05-23 17:29 

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Seacoast communities to observe Memorial Day...

Memorial Day will be celebrated in most Seacoast communities on Monday, May 27. The following is an alphabetical list of communities and what they are planning:BERWICK, Maine— Members of American Legion Charles S. Hatch Post No. 79 and Auxiliary Uni...

 2019-05-23 17:26 

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Veterans, active military invited to march in Durham parade...

DURHAM — The Durham Memorial Day Parade Committee encourages all military veterans and active duty service members to participate in the 2019 Memorial Day Parade. Ideally, most participants will wear appropriate service dress uniforms. "However,...

 2019-05-23 17:20 

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COAST's bus app is up and running...

DOVER — "Traveling with COAST has never been easier. You can now see where COAST buses are in real time with the DoubleMap app," said Rad Nichols, executive director.DoubleMap shows where buses are throughout the COAST system and when they a...

 2019-05-23 16:10 

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Eversource, UNH, Durham plan community microgrid...

DURHAM — In order to enhance the resiliency of the local electric system and advance clean energy technologies, Eversource, the University of New Hampshire and the town have entered into a partnership to plan the development of a community microgrid...

 2019-05-23 16:02 

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Gun control legislation passes NH Senate...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three bills aimed at intending to reduce gun violence have cleared the state Senate.The Senate on Thursday passed bills imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm, requiring background checks for co...

 2019-05-23 15:48 

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Veterans, active duty invited to march in Durham parade...

DURHAM — The Durham Memorial Day Parade Committee encourages all military veterans and active duty service members to participate in the 2019 Memorial Day Parade. Ideally, most participants will wear appropriate service dress uniforms. "However,...

 2019-05-23 14:45 

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NH House overrides Sununu's veto of death penalty repeal...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has overridden Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill to repeal the state's death penalty.The 247-123 vote Thursday in the House sends the issue back to the Senate, which voted 17-6 in favo...

 2019-05-23 14:05 

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Pennsylvania governor honors Fred Rogers, declares May 23 statewide day of kindness...

Fred Rogers, known as Mister Rogers to millions of children, is well known for his sayings and songs of kindness and encouragement. But one of his favorites consisted of only three numbers — "1-4-3," a code for "I love you" referring...

 2019-05-23 12:49 

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Oyster River students collect donations for Cocheco Valley Humane Society...

DURHAM — The social studies department at Oyster River High School has again hosted its annual Power of One: Students Creating Change program.As part of this year's effort Lucas Bisson, 14, and Brady Flannigan, 15, Barrington residents who are s...

 2019-05-23 11:16 

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ROTC students take flight in Black Hawk helicopter...

DOVER — Noah Thorpe, a Dover High School junior, had a wide smile as he sat in the pilot's chair of the HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter parked on the soccer field at DHS."I felt like I shouldn't be in it," he said afterward, waiting to ...

 2019-05-23 02:59 

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10 to Watch winners lead the way...

PORTSMOUTH — Announced Wednesday night, winners of the sixth annual 10 to Watch awards included a clean energy leader, legal counsel to New Hampshire's governor, an affordable housing advocate, and pet store owner turned life coach.The contest, ...

 2019-05-22 22:41 

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Man in McDonald's fracas takes case to trial...

DOVER — Did Robert Gorham strangle a woman in the parking lot of the McDonald's drive-thru last year, or was he assaulted himself?In the second day of trial in Strafford County Superior Court, Gorham's attorney, Kimberly Shoen, sought to cas...

 2019-05-22 19:49 

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Farmington teachers union emphasizes student safety...

FARMINGTON — Following a Farmington Police Department report outlining school safety issues and community members voicing various concerns about the report, the local teachers union emphasizes student safety is the "top priority of Farmington ed...

 2019-05-22 19:43 

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Group seeks system to detect possible nuke plant emissions...

SEABROOK — A group of Seacoast residents is raising funds for real-time radiological-emission monitoring in the 17 New Hampshire communities within the Seabrook nuclear power plant's 10-mile emergency-planning zone.It's needed, said state Re...

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