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BY NOELLE A. FERRIS ANOTHER VIEW
IT'S TIME TO TALK about public displays of consumerism. Let's admit it: We live in a culture where sometimes, maybe many times, it's fun to shop. It is satisfying to know that you can purchase...
BY PATRICK BUCHANAN
"IT IS ORDAINED in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
EDITORIAL
For whom do you shop today? For family? Friends? Loved ones near and distant?
AURORE EATON
One of the most beautiful and evocative sculptures in New Hampshire doesn't reside within the walls of a museum.
MARK HAYWARD
Unless yesterday's storm totally botched your Thanksgiving plans, most of us are going to sit down to a meal we've experienced for decades.
EDITORIAL
Editor's note: The following is a brief excerpt from Daniel Webster's famous 1821 speech on Thanksgiving. Enjoy.
DAVID M. SHRIBMAN
The real hero of Thanksgiving may be a former congressman from New Hampshire whose speech two centuries after the Mayflower landed at Plymouth seared the word “Pilgrims” into the American...
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Gary Aubin, a FairPoint supervisor, works to splice back phone and DSL lines at 196 River Road in Manchester in this file photo.

0 AFL/CIO: FairPoint offering strikebreakers $300,000 a year

0 Vt. Fairpoint strikers fare better than Maine, NH counterparts

0 NH author Jodi Picoult: 'It's really hard to love America sometimes'

0 Charges dropped against man shot by police who was arrested in NH

0 HuffPo: Boomerang UFO zigzags over NH

0 Laconia expects new technology from Manchester firm in plow trucks to result in significant savings

0 Mother of Epsom teen killed during late night chase sues town, police department

0 What are the most expensive housing markets in the Granite State?

0 Report: Apple to use sapphire made in China after failed partnership with NH firm

0 Manchester incident leads Belknap County to re-indict 20-year-old on gun charge

0 Racing lawnmowers on NH's frozen lakes and ponds

0 Costs add up during Hampton fire chief's suspension

0 Republicans shouldn't take midterms rout as mandate because NH reelected Democrats says Bloomberg wonk

0 Drug-maker Merck to build biomass heating plant for Jaffrey facility in 2015

0 Mass. man held for kidnapping charges in Portsmouth

0 Claremont grand jury extended for dispatcher accused of sexual assault

0 Ayotte, Shaheen take on VA over speeding benefits to vets

0 Ex-Timberlane teacher, coach convicted for child porn out of prison early

0 Hiking once saved this Cambodian refugee's life — and now it's his therapy

0 Portsmouth budget set to surpass $100M

0 Trial date set for former UNH hockey coach accused of assaulting player

0 Boys & Girls Club plans to merge into Concord clubs

0 COAST bus route costly, but also a lifeline for Exeter woman

0 Keene man arraigned in Brattleboro sex case

0 The Federalist - Drew Cline: How dare the royals give American media a dress code

Hudson may start charging for non-transport ambulance calls

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HUDSON — Hudson residents who call for an ambulance but decline a ride to a nearby hospital may soon be subject to a $250 fee.

Bill Hickman clears a fallen sugar maple on Hanover Steet in Manchester on Thursday. He said his uncooked turkey was in the oven awaiting the restoration of power.

NH suffers 4th worst outage on record

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MANCHESTER — A Thanksgiving Eve Nor'easter dashed plans for home-cooked feasts and football viewing from the couch, leaving more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power on Thanksgiving and the potential for more dark days.

Customers wait in line to purchase tablets at the Best Buy store at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester on Thursday night.

Camping out didn't pay for shoppers

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Many began lining up at the Best Buy store at the Mall of New Hampshire on Wednesday, hoping to get a cheap large-screen television or a low price on a tablet or camera. But they were only marginally ahead of people who waited almost until the store's 5 p.m. opening on Thursday.

Newsreel: Concord economic forecast; Tech Council hosts forum; UNH Fairchild Dairy honored

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Business briefs from around the Granite State.

In a video segment posted on the MegaFood website, workers demonstrate how raw, organic ingredients, like broccoli, are transformed into vitamins and supplements.

Londonderry-based MegaFood launches transparency project in vitamin industry

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Just over a week ago the 41-year-old company launched is newest initiative to improve transparency in the vitamin industry. The six week program began Nov. 18 with the first of six online episodes detailing the production process, from the farm to the Londonderry production lines.

Grant program to help Granite State students with loans

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MANCHESTER — As a part of Stay Work Play's Challenge Grant Program, the organization has leveraged $8,000 in grant funds from New Hampshire EPSCoR to help pay back New Hampshire student loan debt.

Nearly 30,000 people participated in the Winter Holiday Stroll in 2013, and organizers are hoping for an even larger crowd for Saturday’s festivities in downtown Nashua.

Ready for a holiday stroll in downtown Nashua

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NASHUA — This weekend, the downtown area will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with ice carvings, a visit from Santa Claus and an estimated 30,000 visitors.

A three-alarm fire ripped through the Spaulding Ave. Industrial complex late Wednesday night.

Fire rips through Rochester industrial complex

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ROCHESTER — A three-alarm fire ripped through the Spaulding Ave. Industrial complex late Wednesday night.

Londonderry schools outline budget that ups spending 1.58%

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webLONDONDERRY — During a budget presentation Tuesday evening, district officials outlined their plan to save money next year, despite a predicted shortfall in federal adequacy funds.

Derry Town Council to discuss leash law, pole licenses

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DERRY — Town councilors are scheduled to discuss a leash law proposal and take a final vote on a pole license plan at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 meeting.

A report that examines the operations of the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, shown here on Sept. 30, will be released sometime in mid-December. Earlier this year, a disability-rights group alleged that Lakeview has exhibited a long-term

Report due soon on alleged abuse at neuro-rehab centers

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EFFINGHAM — Prompted by allegations of 'a long-term pattern of poor treatment' at the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, a report that examines the facility's operations will be made public in December, according to state officials.

Keene State College is holding several events next week to mark World AIDS Day

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Starting Monday, an art exhibit, Memorial (ghost | embers), will be on display and continue through Dec. 7.

Hundred Nights Shelter is holding its first annual Holiday Auction this Dec.

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The new event combined with a spring masquerade ball and continued funding from the Monadnock United Way and the city of Keene should keep the cold weather shelter on solid footing financially, said Hundred Night executive director Mindy Cambiar on Wednesday.

Hoping to make the holiday season brighter for the area's needy, the Town of Derry has set up a

Derry places 'Giving Tree' in Municipal Center

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DERRY — Hoping to make the holiday season brighter for the area's needy, the Town of Derry has set up a "Giving Tree" in the lobby of the Municipal Center.

Though her naval career began relatively late, U.S. Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathryn Teague, a 2006 graduate of Londonderry High School, said she's adapted well to life at sea.

Former Londonderry student sails into Navy career aboard the USS Lincoln

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Formerly an education major, Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathryn Teague left Keene State College after a year due to financial reasons, working a variety of jobs before discovering her Navy niche.

Deborah and Scott Simmons allege in separate lawsuits that they suffered neck, back and other injuries while traveling from San Juan to Boston because, ''the flight's path was abruptly and violently altered such that the plane dropped significantly.''

JetBlue Airways asks for dismissal of lawsuit for turbulent flight

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BRENTWOOD — A lawyer for JetBlue Airways is asking a judge to dismiss a pair of lawsuits filed by two Rockingham County residents who claim they were injured during a turbulent 2011 flight where seven people were hurt.

A painkiller meant for a 33-year-old mother of two was allegedly taken instead by former EMT Peter McGlynn.

Hospital denies wrongdoing in drug-diversion suit

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BRENTWOOD — A lawyer for Exeter Hospital says it has no legal responsibility to a Stratham woman who was an alleged victim of a drug diversion by a former emergency medical technician convicted of taking fentanyl.

NATE MORRISON

Tilton officer thankful for new kidney, friends, family

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TILTON — It took a lot of communications work for Nate Morrison, 45, a corporal with the Tilton Police Department, and his fellow officers to find a matching kidney donor after Morrison was diagnosed with severe kidney failure about 18 months ago.

A volunteer stops by the table where Gary Fleisher, of Somersworth, and his father Ernie Fleisher, of Rochester, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Their original dinner plans fell through due to a power outage from Wednesday's storm.

Even without electricity, this Thanksgiving feast got cooked in Newmarket

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NEWMARKET — They may have been lacking electricity this year, but there was no shortage of smiles or turkey at Jeremy's fifth annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday.

Trees bent by snow barely allowed travel in the roads of the Suissevale development in Moultonborough Thursday morning.

Utilities struggle to restore power to hard-hit Lakes Region

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BARNSTEAD – Emergency and power crews in Lakes Region communities dealt with numerous trees falling on wires and buildings in Wednesday's storm, and power outages that affected many or most residents of several towns.

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