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Seeing is everything: Falcon eye surgery

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cataract surgery for humans is fairly routine and in the world of veterinary ophthalmology, the same surgery is often performed on dogs. Birds? Not so much. Dr. Ruth Marrion, a Massachusetts-based veterinarian, will perform the surgery Sept. 12 on Banner, a young Lanner falcon from the New Hampshire School of Falconry. Marrion has performed surgery on birds before, but for … 0

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to Arthur T.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO … 2

Andover bridge restricted to one lane, indefinitely

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Route 4 bridge over Blackwater River in Andover will be restricted to alternating one-way traffic for an indefinite period, according to the state Department … 0

Napa quake leads to clamor for warning system

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ten seconds before a severe earthquake in California’s wine country caused the ground to rumble throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a university lab in the city of Berkeley got the alert that the seismic waves were rolling … 0

Crested Butte to be Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’ town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some people in normally laid-back Crested Butte, Colo., are not up for “Whatever” – a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad … 0

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. Burger King said yesterday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s third largest fast-food … 11

Merrimack Valley School District starts school year with full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For the first time in Merrimack Valley School District’s history, its five elementary schools today will welcome full-day kindergarten students. It marks a significant programming change for a district that has offered half-day kindergarten since the 1980s. The … 4

Concord School Board okays issuance of up to $8.6M in bonds for capital projects

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord School Board unanimously approved the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital improvements last night. However, the public will still have a chance to weigh in on specific components of the project. … 1

N.H. communities, state continue fight against synthetic pot

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Epsom police Chief Wayne Preve sank into his office chair last Friday, a beleaguered look on his face. A week earlier, Gov. Maggie Hassan had declared a health emergency following a rash of drug overdoses in Manchester and … 0

Concord Food Co-op shops for its own farmland

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord Food Co-op is in the market for a farm. Director of Development Greg Lessard said the co-op is looking to both expand its produce selection and its all-natural catering business by adding a farm to its two New Hampshire stores. “What really started this entire thing … 0

Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Syria warned the Obama administration yesterday not to extend its air war against the Islamic State into Syria, as the militants celebrated another key victory over government forces in the north of the country. The warning came a … 0

Freed U.S. reporter’s Dad praises son’s noble cause

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said yesterday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to “bear witness . . . tell the truth … 0

Gaza attacks triggers Israeli exodus from border

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip yesterday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of thousands of Israelis have … 0