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In downtown Somersworth, a microcosm of Main Street

Sunday, July 13, 2014

One side of the street was in shreds. From the counter inside Best Pawn & Exchange in Somersworth on Friday morning, we could see and hear the crews from Severino Trucking Co. digging up Market Street outside. “We’re hurting right now,” owner Rafi Dalal said. “But we’re looking forward to the end.” The construction is part of a project to … 1

Police command center helps keep peace on NASCAR race weekend in Loudon

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The race was in its earliest laps yesterday afternoon as a group of police officers huddled around a table in the middle of a grass … 0

Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids

Sunday, July 13, 2014

President Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without … 1

Should Concord host a business incubator? Wait, what’s a business incubator?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Did you know the best-selling software program for property appraisers and assessors is made by a company in Plymouth? The company, which has grown from seven to 12 employees in the past eight months, is an anchor member of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, or ECP, a business … 0

CDC says it improperly sent dangerous pathogens in 5 incidents in past decade

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Federal government laboratories in Atlanta improperly sent potentially deadly pathogens, including anthrax, botulism bacteria and a virulent bird flu virus, to other laboratories in five separate incidents over the past decade, officials said yesterday. The incidents, which raise … 0

College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy … 0

City council to consider grant application for Independent Living Concord

Saturday, July 12, 2014

If Nick Rizzo had his own apartment, he said he would like to have his friends over to visit. He would like to walk around his own place. And, of course, “eat ice cream,” he said. Nick, 24, has Down syndrome. Since graduating high school, he has been … 2

Life of service led Concord’s Tobin to NHLA, where he ends 40-year career

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lawyers at New Hampshire Legal Assistance know they can’t take every case that comes across their desk. But Executive Director John Tobin has made sure the cases they do take have the most possible benefit to the state’s … 0

Concord shoppers denied alcohol because of D.C. residency

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Travis Mitchell and a few friends stepped up to a checkout counter at the Concord Food Co-op last Saturday with some lunch items and two or three alcoholic beverages. Unsurprisingly, they were asked to show identification. Surprisingly, Mitchell said, they were turned away. The problem was not that … 6

The Mideast: No end seen to Gaza campaign

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the … 0

Deficit under $600 billion for first time since ’08

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The White House said yesterday that the federal budget deficit will fall to $583 billion this year, the smallest deficit of President Obama’s tenure and the first to dip below $600 billion since the Great Recession took hold in 2008. In its mid-year review of the nation’s finances, … 1

Russia: Asylum for Snowden likely to be extended

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Russia is likely to approve former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s application to continue his asylum in the next few days, a Russian migration official said yesterday. “I do not see any problem in extending the temporary political … 0

U.S. struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The United States struggled yesterday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Obama’s strategy to leave behind a … 0