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Lake Host program aims to stop spread of invasive Asian clams in N.H.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The invader may be small – merely the size of a quarter – but the Asian clam can have a devastating impact on New Hampshire’s bodies of water, officials say. The invasive species has been colonizing lakes, ponds and rivers across the state for the past several years. And this summer, three paid or volunteer specialists known as Lake Hosts … 0

Lake Escapes: Lonesome Lake ‘well worth the hike’

Monday, July 28, 2014

The small docks at the lakeshore were crowded at midday with people eating lunch, relaxing in the sunshine and resting from their trek to reach … 0

Students in St. Paul’s summer program not ready to say goodbye

Monday, July 28, 2014

St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program isn’t your average summer camp. For 5½ weeks this summer, 267 students from 76 New Hampshire high schools came to … 0

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with … 0

40-hour week a distant memory, survey finds

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When was the last time you worked a 40-hour week? Thought so. The time-honored 40-hour, 9-to-5 workweek is a thing of the past, according to a survey conducted for Atlanta-based Premiere Global Services Inc. The “Take Back 60” study found that 88 percent of the 617 respondents who … 0

One more look at Concord’s Main Street project

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On Wednesday, the Concord City Council will vote on the Main Street project. If the council gives its blessing this week, the city would redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown corridor. Over years of public meetings … 1

At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the … 0

Rubio: Same-sex-marriage foes face ‘intolerance’

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were … 0

Russia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Russia lashed out yesterday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia’s alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. The EU … 0

Georgia: Nuclear construction faces obstacles

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it’s not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete … 0

Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late last night after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of … 0

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House – six years in – still doesn’t get … 0

Become a .guru in the new internet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The internet is quietly exploding. More than 300 new top-level domains – the extension of the internet address after the dot, such as .com or .net – were created in recent months by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, including .services, .vodka and .WTF. ICANN, the … 0