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NH's amazing IT bureaucracy.
MARK HAYWARD
A statewide, experimental program is getting people with mental illness out of lonely apartments and into gyms.
JEFF GOLEY AND WILL INFANTINE
New Hampshire needs to increase unemployment benefits.
GEORGE WILL
In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document...
JONAH GOLDBERG
Holder's hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being “cowards” for not talking openly about race. Who's the coward now?
BOBBY JINDAL
School choice lets parents decide their children's education.
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New Hampshire has no income tax -- yet.
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The no-cell-phones-while-driving bill is too broad.
CHARLES ARLINGHAUS
The courts just blew a huge hole in the state budget.
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0 Judge orders county attorney to review personnel file of Tilton police officer

0 Why Dover man drove 3,000 miles to defend Nevada rancher from feds

0 Authorities agree Vt. man was insane during killing at Littleton hotel

0 Carroll County sheriff fires new police K-9 for biting woman

0 Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

0 SIG Sauer names AG Holder in 'muzzle brake' lawsuit

0 Milton couple forced to live in vehicle outside home by town's failure to address drainage

0 Missing UNH grad on church mission to Nicaragua found dead

0 $25K Homeland Security grant to help Laconia EMT's handle obese patients

0 Victim seeks $10.5M in alleged Seacoast swindling case

0 Pot prohibition opponents to hold Easter Sunday protest

0 Feds try to destroy Maine gun store owner for refusing ATF request to copy records

0 U.S. Forest Service releases policy proposal to ease ski-area recreation restrictions

0 Man held on $5k cash bail accused of driving drunk through school zone at 72 mph with pot in car

0 Exeter-based Bauer continues to expand beyond hockey with $330M purchase of baseball firm Easton-Bell

0 Virtual victim used to entrap pedophiles online

0 Rumsfeld writes open letter to IRS every year explaining he has 'no idea' if his returns are accurate

0 Judge dismisses suit filed by cities against EPA over Great Bay decision

0 Dartmouth's full professor gender pay gap remains Ivy Leagues largest

0 Democrats take 3-1 lead in outside money

0 John E. Sununu: Time to shake the copper habit

0 Valley News - Jim Kenyon: Union Leader sells sponsorships for local columns

0 John Sununu: 2016 Election will focus on taxes

0 Belknap County jail panel will ask for $3 million

0 Disgraced Democratic lawmaker addresses flight charge before parole board

Barrington home destroyed in two-alarm blaze

BARRINGTON — An individual sleeping on a couch inside a Green Hill Road home woke up Wednesday night to discover the home in flames and escaped out a window with only the clothes on his back, the fire chief said.

Former foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, whose signature vocals helped make hits of “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Say You Will” and “Cold as Ice,” will play The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center on South Main Street in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Former foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, whose signature vocals helped make hits of “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Say You Will” and “Cold as Ice,” will play The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center on South Main Street in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Former legendary Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm to perform

Former foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, whose signature vocals helped make hits of “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Say You Will” and “Cold as Ice,” will play The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center on South Main Street in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

LEAP INTO SPRING: Keene State College dancers (from left) Kendall Platenyk, Lianne Rempelakis, Margaret Leary, Gabriella Pacheco, and Alexander Davis perform in “An Evening of Dance” Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.

LEAP INTO SPRING: Keene State College dancers (from left) Kendall Platenyk, Lianne Rempelakis, Margaret Leary, Gabriella Pacheco, and Alexander Davis perform in “An Evening of Dance” Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. (Photo courtesy of Peter Roos)

Granite State campuses leap into spring with April performances

A commissioned dance by New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn will premiere along with three new works by Keene State College faculty during “An Evening of Dance,” presented by the Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at the Redfern Arts Center on campus.

MUSICAL JOURNEY: Joan Osborne, whose hit “One of Us” led to a Grammy Award in the mid-1990s, is on tour promoting her latest release, “Love and Hate,” which examines light and dark moments of relationships.

MUSICAL JOURNEY: Joan Osborne, whose hit “One of Us” led to a Grammy Award in the mid-1990s, is on tour promoting her latest release, “Love and Hate,” which examines light and dark moments of relationships.

Joan Osborne's new album beats with matters of the heart

Released last week, “Love and Hate,” is seven-time Grammy winner Joan Osborne's eighth studio album and it not just dives but plunges into matters of the heart.

Unknown artist, Songe peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, ceremonial axe, insignia of rank, wood, iron, and copper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935; 991.48.29012.

Unknown artist, Songe peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, ceremonial axe, insignia of rank, wood, iron, and copper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935; 991.48.29012.

Hood Museum of Art wields views of power, strength, artistry and ceremony with exhibition of African objects

An executioner's sword, a ceremonial axe and shields of all shapes and sizes, including one constructed from a hippopotamus hide, collectively conjure both a sense of artistry and the art of war, and craft a picture of painstaking work to create, wield and then protect the priceless pieces of history.

Works by painters Emilie Lee  and Jonathan Sherman are on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth through Sunday,

Works by painters Emilie Lee and Jonathan Sherman are on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth through Sunday,

Painters' works on view in Holderness

Works by painters Emilie Lee and Jonathan Sherman are on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth through Sunday, May 25.



Stiletto Brass Quintet steps onto PSU's Silver Center Friday night

Named for their distinctive red footwear, the Stiletto Brass Quintet brings its musical stylings to the Plymouth State University's Silver Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday.

ON VIEW: Though David Fleming has worked as an illustrator and designer in the Midwest, he brings to the Rochester Public Library's Carnegie Gallery a display of his abstract paintings.

ON VIEW: Though David Fleming has worked as an illustrator and designer in the Midwest, he brings to the Rochester Public Library's Carnegie Gallery a display of his abstract paintings.

Milwaukee painter David Fleming shares work in Rochester showing

David Fleming, a Midwest illustrator and designer whose projects include everything from romance novels to trade-show booths, it's his abstract art that takes the spotlight this spring at the Rochester Public Library's Carnegie Gallery, 65 N. Main St.

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Exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists are on view at the Museum of Art, in the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, through Friday, May 16. The showings feature work by senior bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts degree students and masters of fine arts thesis candidates, and includes drawings, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography and printmaking. Shown here is “Blue Popppies” by Lauren Karjala of Chester and “Bird Brain” by Alexander Leith of Portsmouth. and Sean Ware of Lexington, Ky., created “Ridgetop.”

Lauren Karjala_Blue Poppies_2014_oil on canvas_36 x 48in.jpg AlexLeith_BirdBrain_Feb2014_Watercolor_5inX5in.jpg Ware_Ridgetop_2014_oil on canvas_27 75x27 5.jpg Exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists are on view at the Museum of Art, in the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, through Friday, May 16. The showings feature work by senior bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts degree students and masters of fine arts thesis candidates, and includes drawings, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography and printmaking. Shown here is “Blue Popppies” by Lauren Karjala of Chester and “Bird Brain” by Alexander Leith of Portsmouth. and Sean Ware of Lexington, Ky., created “Ridgetop.”

Emerging artists on display at Paul Creative Arts Center

Exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists are on view at the Museum of Art, in the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, through Friday, May 16.

MARKING THE PAST: An exhibit that chroncles the New Hampshire Veterans Association's history opens Tuesday, April 22, at a reception at 6 p.m. in the exhibit hall of the Laconia Public Library,

MARKING THE PAST: An exhibit that chroncles the New Hampshire Veterans Association's history opens Tuesday, April 22, at a reception at 6 p.m. in the exhibit hall of the Laconia Public Library,

Exhibit chronicles New Hampshire Veteran's Association's history

An exhibit that chronicles the New Hampshire Veterans Association's history opens Tuesday, April 22, at a reception at 6 p.m. in the exhibit hall of the Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St.

MARSHMALLOW MADNESS: Yes, it's that time of year, when brightly hued marshallow candies share stores shelves with plastic Easter eggs, baskets and chocolate goodies, and The Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St., Newport, hops back into its Peeps Diorama Contest.

MARSHMALLOW MADNESS: Yes, it's that time of year, when brightly hued marshallow candies share stores shelves with plastic Easter eggs, baskets and chocolate goodies, and The Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St., Newport, hops back into its Peeps Diorama Contest. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Perkins)

Marshmallow candies inspiration for diorama contest

Yes, it's that time of year, when brightly hued marshmallow candies share stores shelves with plastic Easter eggs, baskets and chocolate goodies, and The Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St., Newport, hops back into its Peeps Diorama Contest.

THE BALLROOM Thieves play Portsmouth's Music Hall  Friday.

THE BALLROOM Thieves play Portsmouth's Music Hall Friday.

Ballroom Thieves continue to break into national music scene

In 2012 The Ballroom Thieves broke into the Boston scene with a five-song, foot-stomping EP entitled “The Devil & The Deep.”

AT WORK: Ann Tolson's recent painting projects found her revisting a creative approach she employed earlier in her career.

AT WORK: Ann Tolson's recent painting projects found her revisting a creative approach she employed earlier in her career.

93-year-old artist Ann Tolson continues artistic evolution

Art may not have played a role in her childhood or early adult years, but it certainly has meant something to Ann Tolson in the past six decades.

Apple Hill String Quartet to perform Monadnock Region concert

The Apple Hill String Quartet, which this winter took part in a residencies at Arizona State University and the Boston Conservatory, will play “A Quartet of Sonatas” at Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., Peterborough, on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m.

Sounds of 'Show Tunes and Movie Themes' at Merrimack show

MERRIMACK — Under the direction of Jamie Saucier and Lelia Dutton, the Merrimack Concert Association Chorus and Concert Band will head to the movies with tunes from Disney movies “Frozen” and “Finding Nemo” and take a stroll down Broadway with songs from stage classics like “Porgy and Bess” and “Jekyll and Hyde.”


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Photographers share perspectives of famed French city in exhibit

In “The Moment It Clicks,” the focus isn't only on what a budding photographer learned from her mentor.

HALL OF FAMER: Jackson Browne, known for tunes including “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Somebody's Baby,” “Tender is the Night” and “Here Come Those Tears Again,” has signed onto the Capitol Center for the Art's summer lineup.

HALL OF FAMER: Jackson Browne, known for tunes including “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Somebody's Baby,” “Tender is the Night” and “Here Come Those Tears Again,” has signed onto the Capitol Center for the Art's summer lineup.

Jackson Browne to perform at the Capitol Center

Jackson Browne, known for tunes including “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Somebody's Baby,” “Tender is the Night,” “Here Come Those Tears Again,” has signed onto the Capitol Center for the Art's summer lineup.



Furniture maker lecture planned

Peter Korn, a furniture maker whose work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and the author of “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman,” will present a talk and book-signing session today at 5:30 p.m. at The Craft Center at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen headquarters, 49 S. Main St.



Spring fun abounds as Easter Bunny hops across Granite State, bringing egg hunts throughout the weekend

It's an egg-citing week in the Granite State, so if you're hunting for something to do with the kids, check out the Easter activities planned for coming days.

Model railroad show set for Saturday

NORTH HAVERHILL — The eighth annual Spring Model Railroad Show hosted by the Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School on Morrill Drive.

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