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Best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer took “shelfie” photos with male students at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School when he visited the school on Tuesday. He poses here with eighth-grader Adam McCarthy. COURTESY

Author uses music to teach kids the art of storytelling

Bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer visited Bedford elementary and middle school students on Monday and Tuesday this week, teaching them about the importance of good storytelling – through music.

Merrimack zoning officials to revisit controversial cell tower proposal

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After originally denying a request to build a telecommunication tower in Merrimack, the zoning board will reconsider the matter in October.

Big Idea Group CEO Mike Collins and president Beth Obermiller stand in the lobby of their Bedford office, where they “incubate” and partner with startup businesses.

Big Idea Group a startup breeding ground

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By his own admission, Bedford-based Big Idea Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Collins says his firm is “the most interesting company no one even knows about.”

Paper cupcakes with names of donors are on display at the Bedford Fresh Market store during their Cupcakes for a Cause fundraiser.

Bedford Fresh Market uses cupcakes to help raise money and awareness for childhood hunger

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The Fresh Market specialty grocery store located at 79 South River Road is currently taking part in the Greensboro, N.C.-based chain's second annual Cupcakes for a Cause event, raising funds and...

Flowers have been placed at the end of the driveway at 1 Meadow Lane in Amherst where a murder-suicide took place earlier this week.

Friends, co-workers mourn loss of Amherst mother and son

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The mother has been described as a passionate educator, while her son had hopes of becoming an amnesty attorney. Authorities said John Trombly, 35, shot his mother, Elizabeth “Betsy”...

Business

Bedford Planning Board tables Wayfarer approvals again, citing traffic issues

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After being tabled by the Planning Board in August, two final approvals for the proposed John Goffe Plaza on the site of the former Wayfarer Inn were delayed once more by the board at their Monday...

A mockup shows schematic elevations for the new bank building to be built at the Route 101 Plaza.

Planning Board agrees to waivers, final approval to build Bedford bank

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The ongoing improvements to the Route 101 Plaza will continue after the owner won final approval for the construction of a bank at the Planning Board meeting on Monday night.

Some remnants of the Wayfarer Inn, including the footbridge, will be removed by TFMoran in the renovation process. Others, like the mill building, will remain.

Proposed development on Wayfarer site gets green light from conservation group

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The new John Goffe Plaza, a mixed-use development being built on the site of the former Wayfarer Inn and future home of the Bedford Whole Foods Market, is one step closer to fruition after receiving...

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Town Council Chairman Chris Bandazian presents Planning Board Chairman Paul Goldberg with a plaque and rocking chair in thanks for his 41 years of service to the town of Bedford.

Town Council bids farewell, thanks Paul Goldberg for 41 years of service

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The Town Council recognized the 41 years of service of Planning Board chairman Paul Goldberg on Wednesday night, and wished him farewell as he and his wife prepare to move away from Bedford.

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Sports

NHIAA Field Hockey: Merrill's hat trick lifts Winnacunnet

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Abigail Merrill scored three goals to lead Winnacunnet to a 4-1 win over Bedford in field hockey on Monday.

Dana Mendes of Merrimack, left, and Valerie Shay of Londonderry battle for the ball Wednesday in Londonderry. The host Lancers blanked the Tomahawks, 3-0.

NHIAA Field Hockey: Londonderry keeps Merrimack at bay

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Londonderry had the edge in offense and intensity against Merrimack, and that edge earned them a 3-0 win in Division I field hockey Wednesday.

NHIAA: Division I boys' soccer powers Hanover, Bedford play to tie

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The Hanover Marauders have a younger, inexperienced team than last season, but you'd never know it by their record and how opponents gear up for them this season.

Goffstown downs Bedford in volleyball

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Goffstown got solid play from its front line and withstood several Bedford rallies to top the Bulldogs, 3-1, in girls' volleyball play Monday.

NH Angle

Links to news and happenings around the world with a Granite State connection updated daily.

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0 New Boston man, 55, arrested for attempted bank robbery in Somerville

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0 Raymond James Senior VP tells CNBC he doubts viability of sapphire as replacement for glass any time soon

0 The Bedwetter on Broadway? Sarah Silverman's life could become a musical

0 Sarah Silverman event Saturday in Concord to focus on women’s issues and politics

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0 GTAT CEO sold shares day before Apple announcement, stock plunge

0 Vermont Law School rocked by three tragedies in two months

0 Why sapphire screens in the iPhone 6 were a pipedream

1 $7.6M contract for BAE for Digital Electronic Warfare System proposal for Saudis

0 A mixed bag for NH sapphire innovator GTAT in Apple’s big announcement

0 Video: Jimmy Kimmel asks ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman about her current boyfriend Michael Sheen

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0 Video: Will Smith in gas mask gets Jiggy in Segway line dance at Burning Man

0 Madison-based TASC acquires New Hampshire benefits administrator

0 NH's Sarah Silverman among celebs targeted for nude photo hack

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