"> en-us Hooksett and Manchester take first step toward future high school deal Last year, Hooksett negotiated an early break from its 20-year contract with Manchester. The mediated settlement resulted in a five-year deal that allowed current Hooksett high schoolers to continue attending Central and West, while providing the district leverage to negotiate a long-term deal with Pinkerton Academy of Derry. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:49:00 EST Boy Scouts to host Great North Woods Gathering Troop 220 is extending some Northern Hospitality to all currently registered Boy Scout of America troops everywhere that features in-town camping and the opportunity to explore the diversity of recreational activities nearby in the world above the Notches. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:35:00 EST Club Notes Italian club to present comedymurder mystery The N.H. Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will present 'Knock EM Dead,' a comedymurder mystery with six possible endings, on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:35:00 EST Salem selectmen sign off on having town property beautified by owner of adjacent property The owner of a property at the corner of Main Street and Rte. 28 is looking to beautify some town property in the effort to make its own property more attractive. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:41:00 EST Failure to properly number houses cited as issue in Salem E-911 report One of the biggest problems emergency personnel have when it comes to the E-911 emergency call system is residents who do not properly number their houses. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:39:00 EST Windham schools lay out 20-year capital improvement plan A detailed proposal addressing Windham's school facilities' shortcomings will be included in the town's new Capital Improvement Plan. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:39:00 EST Canobie Lake Park shuts down popular ride Canobie Lake Park has closed its newest ride, the Equinox. A spokesman for the park said the ride, which has been open for less than two years, will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:38:00 EST Win tickets to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on August 30, 2014. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:56:00 EST Win tickets to see Ziggy Marley Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Ziggy Marley at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on October 3, 2014. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:19:00 EST Win tickets to see ZZ Top Enter to win a pair of tickets to see country singer ZZ Top at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on September 28, 2014. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:12:00 EST A taste of Rome comes to Elm Street An Italian cousin joins the Manchester dining scene Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:58:00 EST Berlin's Jericho ATV Festival extended to 3 days Having grown into one of the largest and most popular events of its kind on the East Coast and boasting a new, secret recipe for mud, the Jericho ATV Festival returns this weekend to the City That Trees Built with even more fun and events for riders and non-riders alike. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:58:00 EST When company comes, opt for variety We found ourselves with a variety of wines this week as we had company coming for dinner on Saturday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:57:00 EST Salem selectmen honor retiring Special Olympics coach The Knightly Room at Town Hall was packed on Monday night as selectmen honored Edward Gallagher, Jr. for his years of volunteer service to the town. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:56:00 EST Crystal Lake to be closed due to elevated E. coli bacteria The public beach at Crystal Lake has been shut down by the Manchester Health Department due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria.The elevated levels were detected during routine water testing on Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:56:00 EST Letter of credit secured for Salem bike, pedestrian path The Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor have secured a letter of credit for 100,000 which will help satisfy the town's required local contribution to the planned bike and pedestrian path along Rte. 28. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:36:00 EST Hooksett and Manchester school officials seek new deal After Hooksett and Manchester last year negotiated an early break from a 20-year school contract, representatives from both sides are set to meet Wednesday night. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:00 EST Effort to build recreation center boosted by tax credit award The planned effort to build a projected 1.3 million recreation center at Whitten Street Park in Suncook Village received a big boost this month when the Community Development Finance Authority CDFA awarded 700,000 in tax credits to the Boys Girls Club of Greater Concord for the project. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:00 EST Windham looking to connect trails under I-93 crossing A TAP grant would allow the town of Windham to pave the new Greenway Trail, which will eventually be connected to the Rockingham Rail Trail by a culvert under Interstate 93. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:22:00 EST Goffstown lakes to be chemically treated for milfoil infestation Glen and Namaske lakes will both be closed to the public for 24 hours in the first week of August, as they undergo chemical treatment to kill an invasive species of aquatic weed. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:22:00 EST Developer Jerry Nash leaves legacy of honest real estate deals In addition to his success as a New Hampshire real estate mogul, and his fame for being one of the most active developers in the state, Gerald 'Jerry' Nash was a man of his word, according to those who knew him best. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:15:00 EST More than plants grow in 4-H Teaching Garden Lessons in helping others are growing in a garden plot on the grounds of the Massabesic Audubon Center. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:55:00 EST Replicas of 19th century ships to sail off Seacoast This week's 2014 Sail Portsmouth event will showcase a bit of nautical history on the seacoast, with public tours and sails of replica 19th-century ships. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:53:00 EST Goffstown considering grant application for rail trail project Members of the Rails to Trail Committee met with the Board of Selectmen on Monday night to discuss applying for a grant from NHDOT, which would allow for improvements to the bike trail. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:16:00 EST Panel OKs auction house in Salem industrial district An 11,000-square-foot auction house in on its way to 11 Garabedian Drive. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:20:00 EST Win tickets to see Cher's D2K Tour Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour with Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo on September 13, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:45:00 EST Next sign-up begins Aug. 11 for community-supported fishery New Hampshire Community Seafood NHCS was created to be a type of 'farm share for fish,' according to Sarah Vanhorn, manager of the community supported fishery. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:36:00 EST Energy Commission lays out roadmap for improving efficiency The Energy Commission has established a set of priorities designed to improve energy efficiency, conservation, sustainability, reliability and affordability in the town. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:32:00 EST A taste of the Old West in Pelham at The Great Nor'easter Cowboys and cowgirls from around the nation gathered at Pelham Fish and Game Club last weekend for New England Region Cowboy Action Shooting Championship, otherwise known as The Great Nor'easter. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:32:00 EST Salem board gives OK for expanded funeral home parking The owner of the Douglas-Johnson Funeral Home on Main Street has gotten the okay to fix and expand the business' parking from the Planning Board. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:28:00 EST Senior News Lifelong Learning Institute plans fall class previews Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, known as OLLI, will host its annual fall class preview and social for the Manchester area at 130 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Hooksett Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary's Way. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:28:00 EST John Harrigan's Woods, Water Wildlife Pigs, ATV update and the bear facts IN A RECENT talk, pigs came up - not in persona, from the crowd, but more remotely. The subject being raised, I had a lot of things to say about pigs. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:34:00 EST Tapped into flavor at Manchester's Summer Fest One of the drawbacks to being a small, independent brewery is it's easy to stay that way and go unnoticed among big-name megabrews. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:14:00 EST More than 3,000 school backpacks distributed during the One Day of Community in Manchester Any impending dread felt by children receiving back-to-school supplies Saturday was offset by one heck of a recess at Sheridan-Emmett Park. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:42:00 EST Sails, strategy and Sunapee sunsets Cruising Fleet sailors enjoy friendly competition Terry Fletcher is heading south toward the islands of Lake Sunapee, mulling over the three or four passageways he can take. He can't see where the other guy is. He checks the wind, checks the clouds, checks his crew, searching for clues to what lies ahead. He'll just have to choose. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:47:00 EST A club for active, outdoors-loving boomers Disc NH - Boomerange Adventures Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:33:00 EST Navy promotes John Stark grad Milford grad completes Air Force training 2006 graduate of John Stark recently promoted to U.S. Navy lieutenant Milford grad finishes Air Force training Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:23:00 EST Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks Life with her Chinook puppy gives trainer greater empathy with students For the past several weeks, I've been teaching an online certificate course about puppies for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:17:00 EST Families First class in Portsmouth to focus on back-to-school transition Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, has set its schedule of free parenting classes for August, which includes one that will focus on the back-to-school transition. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:14:00 EST New Hampshire preview for week of events beginning July 27 727 preview calendar for New Hampshire events Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:09:00 EST Theater provides creative outlet for kids The Windham Actors Guild has a new children's acting troupe and an upcoming show, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:13:00 EST Manchester mom turns to crowd funding for daughter's heart surgeries Manchester women with distinctly different needs ask for - and get - help via social media funding sites Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:49:00 EST Nature Talks Residents of a vacant lot A couple of weeks ago, I had an appointment for some maintenance on my car. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:12:00 EST