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Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Friday, July 11, 2014

Road closures, detours and traffic gridlock have been a part of race weekend since the first Winston Cup rolled into town in 1993. The immense popularity of the sport combines with Sunday afternoon Lakes Region traffic to grind some local highways to a halt. “That first race was just a disaster. We were out here until after midnight,” said Loudon … 0

Facing bedbugs, officials opt to close Camp Spaulding for the summer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer marked the first time Camp Spaulding, a co-ed overnight camp in Penacook that’s operated by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, trained … 1

Concord’s Hindu community hosts Puran

Friday, July 11, 2014

A conflagration of orange daylillies is blooming in the Heights Community Center courtyard, but the air is filled instead with the fragrance of incense. From … 1

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released yesterday by the Education Department. The survey of the … 0

Aaron Hernandez moving to Boston jail today

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty to three murder charges, is scheduled to be transferred today from one jail to another about 58 miles north in Boston to be closer to his … 0

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

President Obama appealed to Congress yesterday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that’s … 1

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle’s top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed. Twenty months after voters legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21, Washington state’s first few licensed … 0

Rockets hit Israeli heartland as offensive begins

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Israel yesterday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending … 0

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington, D.C., made a startling discovery last week – decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. The six glass … 1

North Korea again fires projectiles into sea

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

North Korea launched two projectiles last night into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said. The launch was presumed to be of Scud missiles, but the official, who asked … 0

Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is in a stronger position to win re-election than her colleague and fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, according to a new WMUR Granite State Poll released last night. The poll shows Kuster, who … 6

Warner considers new locations for its fire station

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Warner town committee has narrowed a list of 30 properties to four that it recommends the selectmen evaluate and consider purchasing to build a new fire station. The land would be an alternative to a plot the town purchased four years ago that has since come into … 0

Train cars sat idle in Concord for two days before homeless man’s death

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The train carrying military equipment that reportedly struck and killed a Concord homeless man this weekend sat mostly unattended for two days before lumbering south early Saturday on the second of a four-leg journey to Michigan, according to rail officials and a spokesman for the New Hampshire National … 4