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MARK HAYWARD UNION LEADER
If you walked by Jill Wade outside the Northside Plaza liquor store earlier this month, you would have your nip of good cheer, the alcohol-free kind.
DAVE SOLOMON
The notion that public opposition is stalling much-needed energy projects in New England has gotten a lot of attention lately.
AURORE EATON
AFTER SLOWING DOWN for a few months, the New Hampshire Marine Memorial Commission sprung back to life in 1954.
ANDREW CLINE
It's open season on RINOS in Concord.
EDITORIAL
A major shift in the gun control debate, thanks to a crazed gunman.
EDITORIAL
Vermonters are in an Obamacare nightmare.
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Despite 40 years and an estimated $1T spent, heroin today sells for pennies on the dollar relative to what it cost in the early 1970s when the federal boondoggle began.

0 Cheaper-than-ever heroin means women's prison may be too small when it opens

0 Oil deliveryman spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

0 Seabrook man pleads for pardon so he can make career of jailing people

0 PSNH tells Farmington 104-year town holiday tradition must end

0 Holiday lights tradition continues in Chesterfield, dimmed by death of former host

0 Carroll County commissioner objects to being held responsible for legal fees for stonewalling public

0 N.H. wood harvesting industry impact: $51 a ton

0 Market Basket film, funded by fans, will retell the saga

0 Group appeals denial of day center for homeless in Exeter neighborhood

0 Brentwood police seek donations for trip to D.C. to see officer's name added to memorial

0 Deer rescued from Androscoggin River

0 Tri-City refugee resettlement concerns appear to be unfounded

0 Judd Gregg sizes up Jeb Bush, the GOP field and Warren, Clinton

0 Paintball park planned for tract at the Weirs

0 FairPoint union bargainer says they’ll negotiate

0 Abandoned guanaco finds new home at Lyndeborough Alpaca farm

0 Former firefighter has trial date for 2013 arson charge

0 Ann Kuster for U.S. Senate in ’16? It could happen

0 Video: Gun Lab - SIG 556xi

0 Nashua cheerleaders invited to participate in Disney parade

0 A-10s hitting ISIS targets in Iraq

0 Army Reserve names new training facility for WWII soldier

0 Windham school officials want taxpayers to hire full-time police officer for middle school

0 Ayotte gets heat from conservatives for opposing Cruz immigration move

0 Gilford selectmen spike tipping fee for trash haulers 50%

Enter to win tickets to see Tom Chapin

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Enter to win a pair of (2) tickets to see Tom Chapin on March 29, 2015 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

Hooksett police get OK to replace old weapons

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The Hooksett Town Council has given the green light to police to use $7,456 in drug forfeiture money to purchase replacement weapons for the department.

Police remove dogs, cats and pig from Derry home after report of strong odor

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Police said they removed a number of dogs, cats and a potbelly pig from a residence on Scenic Drive Thursday after determining the owner had become overwhelmed and couldn't clean up after the animals.

DAVID SEASTRAND

Former New London police chief settles with female accuser

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Former police chief David Seastrand and the town have settled out of court, agreeing to a $70,000 payment to a former Colby-Sawyer College student who claimed Seastrand offered to drop charges against her if she would pose nude for photos.

With two bailiffs waiting to take her into custody, Genevieve Kelley, who was arraigned Thursday in Coos County Superior Court on two counts of interfering with child custody, talks with John McKinnon, one of her lawyers, just after Justice Peter Bornstein ordered Kelley held on $250, 000 cash bail pending a March 23 trial.

Alleged parental kidnapper arraigned, ordered held on $250,000 cash bail

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Interrupted by several clashes between her lawyer and Coos County Attorney John McCormick, Genevieve Kelley was arraigned on Thursday for interfering with child custody when she fled with her daughter a decade ago.

Owl's Nest Resort and Golf Course who's former owners claimed that the prospect of the Northern Pass electrical transmission project coming through their property put them out of business.

Former owners of 'casualty' of Northern Pass file appeal

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The former owners of the Owl's Nest Resort and Golf Course, who said the prospect of the Northern Pass electrical transmission project coming through their property put them out of business, have appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

NH Club Briefs: CAR part of ceremony at of Tomb of Unknown Soldier

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Members of the John Stark Society of Children of the American Revolution placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, located in the church yard of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Va.

Holiday sales may recover with help of deep discounts

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Despite a disappointing Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. holiday sales may squeak by expectations if steeper and longer-running discounts lure enough shoppers.

Wall Street has best 2-day gain since 2011 on Fed optimism

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The S&P 500 closed out its biggest two-day advance since November 2011 on Thursday, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session, while tech shares jumped after Oracle results.

State Employees Association declares impasse in bargaining

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The State Employees Association's bargaining team declared an impasse in its negotiations with the state on the day Gov. Maggie Hassan hosted the governor's annual holiday tea for state workers.

An employee of Utah-based Ice Castles LLC worked Monday afternoon on the ice castle under construction on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads in Lincoln. The ice castle is about a week behind schedule due to warm temperatures during both the day and night, and most recently, rain, which fell in abundance in Lincoln and throughout the North Country this week.

Warm temps and rain delaying construction and opening of Lincoln ice castle

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Warm temperatures and rain are delaying the construction and opening of the ice castle that is being built on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads.

Shipyard to hire 715 in next year

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The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will be increasing its civilian workforce from approximately 4,700 to 5,200 by the end of 2015, according to Naval Sea Systems Command, which operates the military facility.

Eastern Mountain Sports to lay off 41 in Peterborough, move headquarters to Conn.

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PETERBOROUGH - Eastern Mountain Sports has confirmed it plans to eliminate 41 jobs in Peterborough early next year and move its headquarters from Peterborough out of state.

Fire leaves Derry family of four homeless

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DERRY — A husband and his wife made it out safely but were left homeless Thursday morning by a fire that tore through their first-floor apartment at 5 N. Main St.

Timothy Smith

Two arrestesd for allegedly scamming motorists buying gas in Rochester

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Timothy Smith, 24, a transient, was charged with violation of probation or parole, resisting arrest or detention, and conspiracy to commit theft by deception.

Londonderry police assisting in investigation of violent Maine home invasion

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A suspect believed to have been involved in an early-morning Maine home invasion was arrested by Londonderry police Thursday.

House Rules Committee rejects majority leader vote, OKs letting lawmakers carry guns

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CONCORD – Guns will be allowed on the House floor again, but the majority leader will be elected by his or her caucus if the full House follows its Rules Committee.

Man stealing wine threatens clerk of Manchester 7-Eleven with knife

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MANCHESTER - Police are searching for a man with a large knife who who threatened a 7-Eleven clerk who tried to stop the theft of three bottles of wine from the Beech Street store.

Homeless man rescues woman who jumped from Granite Street Bridge

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A man who lives under a Manchester bridge is an unsung hero after helping a woman out of the icy Merrimack River Thursday morning after she jumped from the Granite State Bridge.

Revels North brings light, levity to year's shortest, darkest day

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The Christmas Revels show plays the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in Hanover today through Sunday.

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