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 2019-08-24 23:17 

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Rochester Gay Pride Festival celebrates diversity...

ROCHESTER — The Lilac City celebrated diversity Saturday during the annual Rochester Gay Pride Festival.Hundreds gathered in the city's downtown for an event organized by Rochester Main Street and the Rochester Museum of Fine Art. The event is h...

 2019-08-24 21:39 

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Immigrant walk descends on Strafford County jail...

DOVER — The 2019 Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice arrived outside the Strafford County jail on Saturday afternoon in a call for immigrant justice in New Hampshire.The group descended on the House of Corrections as it home to the only Immigratio...

 2019-08-24 18:20 

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Fighting Parkinson's as boxers, not patients...

ROCHESTER — In any fight, knowing your enemy is key.When it comes to Parkinson's disease, the strategy involves targeted strength and cognition training to slow control-sapping symptoms like tremors. That's why Steve Warren is bringing a pop...

 2019-08-24 18:20 

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Ry-Ban? Hampton Beach shops sued for knockoff sunglasses...

HAMPTON — Cheap, knockoff Ray-Ban sunglasses, sold to Hampton beachgoers, violate federal law, deceive buyers and harms the company that makes real Ray-Bans, the Luxottica Group alleges in a federal lawsuit.Beach shop owner Urgen Tsomo, who is named...

 2019-08-24 18:11 

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Biden evokes '68, asks: What if Obama had been assassinated?...

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008?Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of h...

 2019-08-24 17:53 

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2-car crash near Newington mall results in rollover...

NEWINGTON — Emergency personnel responded to a two-car accident in which one of the cars overturned at the Crossings at Fox Run shopping center Saturday.Shortly before 2 p.m. Aug. 24, Newington police and fire along with a fire truck from the N.H. A...

 2019-08-24 17:43 

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NH schools stick to pre-Labor Day start dates...

CONCORD (AP) — A year after Gov. Chris Sununu's unsuccessful push to prolong school summer vacation until Labor Day, the vast majority of New Hampshire communities are sticking with their earlier start dates.Schools in 80% of districts will be s...

 2019-08-24 17:29 

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Privacy for public officials? Safety vs. transparency debated...

A Portsmouth city councilor's request to have the addresses of elected officials removed from the city's website drew opposition from several current and former elected officials.State Rep. Laura Pantelakos has served Portsmouth residents in the s...

 2019-08-24 13:13 

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Active-shooter drill set for Pease Visa, Passport centers...

PORTSMOUTH — A mock active-shooter exercise will be staged at Pease International Tradeport next month, when Portsmouth police and firefighters will be joined by first responders from Newington, the State Department, New Hampshire State Police and m...

 2019-08-23 21:48 

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Immigrant justice walk nears Dover ICE facility...

LEE — This week, Mercy Cuellar walked because her undocumented community is paralyzed, she said.Alongside her young daughter, on Friday she wore a highlighter yellow safety vest as her feet hit the blacktop approaching the Lee traffic circle. The la...

 2019-08-23 21:37 

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Eliot voters to have say on retail pot sales...

ELIOT, Maine — Retail adult-use marijuana sales in town may be approved in November.The warrant for the Nov. 5 election, certified by the Select Board Thursday night, includes a zoning ordinance that would permit "adult use marijuana stores, cul...

 2019-08-23 21:02 

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Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates...

Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products....

 2019-08-23 20:09 

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Dover mourns death of longtime library director...

DOVER — The Dover Public Library lost one of its most influential and dedicated figures this week with the passing of Don Mullen, according to friends and colleagues.Mullen died Tuesday at age 84 following a lengthy battle with Lewy body dementia. H...

 2019-08-23 19:55 

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Weld makes stop at Teatotaller Cafe...

Editor's note: Welcome to Decoding the Vibe where I tell it like it really is as the first-in-the-nation primary parade of candidates comes to town. Join me behind the scenes where you might just find out what the candidate is really like. SOMERSWORTH...

 2019-08-23 19:42 

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CLF sues to halt Eversource's Seacoast power line project...

CONCORD — The Conservation Law Foundation filed a federal lawsuit against Eversource and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an effort to halt construction of a 13-mile transmission line, from Durham to Portsmouth, known as the Seacoast Reliability ...

 2019-08-23 19:04 

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Dover's 400 for 400 campaign off to a strong start...

DOVER — Dover's 400th Anniversary Committee ("Committee") recently launched its 400 for 400 campaign, seeking 400 people to each contribute $400 to support Dover's 400th birthday celebration in 2023. The campaign is off to a strong s...

 2019-08-23 18:58 

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Strafford County shelter to return...

DOVER — Strafford County will once again operate an emergency cold weather shelter for area homeless residents and others in need this fall and winter.County Commissioner George Maglaras said the county is still working with municipal emergency mana...

 2019-08-23 18:51 

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Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq...

It would be the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq since 1981, when Israeli warplanes destroyed a nuclear reactor being built by Saddam Hussein, and significantly expands Israel's campaign against Iranian military involvement in the region....

 2019-08-23 18:32 

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Gerding announces run for Somersworth City Council...

SOMERSWORTH — Local teacher Matt Gerding announced this week that he will be running for a City Council at-large seat this fall. Gerding is running to support students, teachers, and parents who, he feels, are the foundational members of the communi...

 2019-08-23 18:13 

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So hard to let go: UNH freshmen, parents share anxieties...

DURHAM — Among the spurts of laughter and intermittent streams of happy tears from students and their parents alike, there is often an underplayed emotion bubbling up among the excitement of freshman move-in day.This emotion is anxiety — a col...

 2019-08-23 17:59 

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Sick Florida boy's clothing, souvenirs stolen during Make-A-Wish trip...

As an infant, doctors didn't give Oliver De Borde long to live after he suffered severe brain damage due to a congenital heart defect. But two years later, the little Ocala boy continues to brighten the lives of his parents.Recently, however, during a...

 2019-08-23 17:51 

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Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal tops 300...

Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group's size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan State University to settle claims related to Larry Nassar, the now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor acc...

 2019-08-23 17:48 

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Reproductive health in NH — with no Title X funding...

GREENLAND — While Planned Parenthood pulled out of the Title X program this Monday, the Joan G. Lovering Health Center did so weeks ago, and will lose $111,000 in annual federal funding as a result. The center is already seeing a palpable impact, in...

 2019-08-23 17:28 

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Retro 90s: Celebrate Portsmouth's Elvis Room...

PORTSMOUTH — 3S Artspace is presenting Fly Spinach Fly, The Queers, Thanks to Gravity, Heavens to Murgatroid and other acts that fostered a blistering alternative music scene on the Seacoast in the 1990s in partnership with "Elvis Room 20," ...

 2019-08-23 16:50 

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France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires...

Ireland joined in the threat of possible economic repercussions for Brazil and its South American neighbors, starkly illustrating how the Amazon is becoming a battleground between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and increasingly critical governments al...

 2019-08-23 15:50 

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Powell says Fed will aid economy, but Trump escalates attack...

Powell had barely finished speaking to central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, before President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the Fed, which he has repeatedly accused of keeping rates too high....

 2019-08-23 15:44 

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Retrospective to celebrate legacy of the Elvis Room...

PORTSMOUTH — 3S Artspace is presenting Fly Spinach Fly, The Queers, Thanks to Gravity, Heavens to Murgatroid and other acts that fostered a blistering alternative music scene on the Seacoast in the 1990s in partnership with "Elvis Room 20," ...

 2019-08-23 14:06 

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China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products...

China also will increase import duties on U.S.-made autos and auto parts, the Finance Ministry announced....

 2019-08-23 13:23 

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Billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79...

Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother, Charles, transformed American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, has died at age 79....

 2019-08-23 02:14 

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Businesses celebrated at Best of the Seacoast awards...

SALISBURY, Mass. Business men and women from the region celebrated the best of the best at the 2019 Best of the Seacoast awards gala Thursday night at the Blue Ocean Event Center.Awards were given to a range of businesses in categories that included profe...

 2019-08-22 22:31 

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$90K for one daily pill: Pushing back on high cost of Rx drugs...

EXETER — Congressman Chris Pappas shared a story Thursday about the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs and how it harms people's lives."The couple were Bob and Kathy," said Pappas, D-N.H. "She donated a kidney to her husband, a...

 2019-08-22 22:01 

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Epping police: Man stole $10,000 paver, sold it for scrap...

BRENTWOOD — A local man has been indicted on charges alleging he stole a $10,000 paving machine from an associate while on bail and sold it for scrap.James Dow, 51, of 99 North Road, was indicted by a Rockingham County grand jury on charges of theft...

 2019-08-22 21:41 

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Retrospective to celebrate legacy of the Elvis Room...

PORTSMOUTH — The Elvis Room name is still overheard in conversations around the city even though it was only open for six years and closed in 1999. Why? "Elvis Room 20: A Retrospective" will illuminate and celebrate how a tiny odd-ball coffe...

 2019-08-22 21:13 

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4-story, 220-unit project pitched in Rochester...

ROCHESTER — A group of property owners are pitching a $30 million, 220-unit mixed-use project on the sites of the former South Main Street Care Pharmacy building and several nearby occupied parcels on Sawyer Avenue, including Golick's Dairy Bar....

 2019-08-22 20:51 

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Portsmouth poet laureate launches program giving poetry books to newborns...

Perhaps the most important thing parents can do to ready their child for school is to read to them regularly or read with them as they mature. It is vital to a child's development in many ways that go beyond reading, but it is essential to literacy de...

 2019-08-22 20:32 

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'Never too late': Epping woman winning weight battle...

STRATHAM — Ten months ago, Lisa Mitchell could barely get out of bed.Mitchell, 53, of Epping, weighed 245 pounds and had battled severe depression and anxiety since she was a child. She said she receives disability benefits for a chronic back proble...

 2019-08-22 20:29 

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Immigration marchers carry child-size coffin into Seacoast...

EXETER — The Massachusetts contingent of the four-state immigration solidarity pilgrimage made its way through New Hampshire Thursday.Demonstrators from New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont on Saturday will converge at the Strafford Count...

 2019-08-22 19:43 

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Six seniors, ages 62 to 85, caught having sex in Conn. park, police say...

Six senior citizens were arrested at a Connecticut park after they were allegedly caught engaging in sex acts.Those involved ranged in age from 62 to 85, TV station KVUE reports.The incident happened in a conservation area in Fairfield, about 60 miles sou...

 2019-08-22 18:55 

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South Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute...

South Korea attributed the decision to its bitter trade dispute with Japan, which has plunged the two countries' relations to their lowest point since they established diplomatic ties in 1965....

 2019-08-22 18:45 

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Group asks PUC to investigate Kittery Water District...

KITTERY, Maine — A 10-person complaint has been filed with the state's Public Utilities Commission requesting the government agency investigate alleged issues of "transparency, accountability, compensation, elections and safety" within t...

 2019-08-22 18:18 

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Kids can have a 'revolutionary' time at Independence Museum...

EXETER — On Thursday, Sept. 5, Exeter Hospital will present Revolutionary Story Time! at the American Independence Museum.Designed to entertain kids, ages 3 to 5, and their families, the free series features story-telling, live music and playtime.&#...

 2019-08-22 18:00 

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Eping police: Man stole $10,000 paver, sold it for scrap...

BRENTWOOD — A local man has been indicted on charges alleging he stole a $10,000 paving machine from an associate while on bail and sold it for scrap.James Dow, 51, of 99 North Road, was indicted by a Rockingham County grand jury on charges of theft...

 2019-08-22 17:50 

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Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting...

The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many of whom were Latino, and recognizing the "binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez" just across the border in Mexico, Walmart spokesma...

 2019-08-22 16:50 

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$16 trillion Sanders climate plan builds on Green New Deal...

While the Vermont senator had already endorsed the sweeping Democratic proposal to combat climate change and had teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on climate legislation, Sanders' climate plan provides the most detail yet on how...

 2019-08-22 16:32 

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Go Topless Day 2019 coming to Hampton Beach...

HAMPTON — Free the Nipple supporters say they will return to beaches in Hampton and elsewhere this weekend to celebrate Go Topless Day, working to desexualize the female nipple.With female toplessness already legal in New Hampshire, except in towns ...

 2019-08-22 15:52 

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Somersworth car dealer burglary suspect arrested...

SOMERSWORTH — Police have arrested a 19-year-old city man after an alleged burglary at the Kia of Somersworth dealership.On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Somersworth Police Department initiated a burglary investigation at the Route 108 dealership. As a re...

 2019-08-22 15:50 

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Planned Parenthood seeks cash after bailing from US program...

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family ...

 2019-08-22 15:43 

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Dover police seek to arrest two sex offenders...

DOVER — The city's police department has announced arrest warrants for two sex offenders they allege have failed to register as required by law.Both are known to frequent downtown Dover, but have no fixed addresses, police said. Their whereabout...

 2019-08-22 14:50 

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Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave...

Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the trust and dividing up the financier's riches is not going to be easy and could take years....

 2019-08-22 14:05 

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Rochester Gay Pride Festival to promote positivity...

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Gay Pride Festival this Saturday, Aug. 24, will have some new features this year, but it is still rooted in its original intent to showcase a welcoming acceptance of and support for the LGBTQ+ community.Organizers Rochester...

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