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Ray Duckler: War and sand replaced by magic and snow

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For Greg and Amber Card, neither place seemed real. Not the Middle East, with its enemy soldiers, blood and death. Not the North Pole, with its Santa Claus, elves and magic. Call them contrasting visions, fighting for a foothold in the couple’s minds. Earlier this month, they were invited to something called Christmas Can Cure, an annual five-day event in …

Concord to abandon disruptive property ordinance, for now

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Concord Public Safety Board has advised the city not to pursue an ordinance that would have tightened restrictions on disruptive properties, an idea first …

Iraq’s Shiite fighters desert over shortages

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq’s top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State, but after less …

Concord Planning Board approves overhead line for PSNH

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With an okay from the Concord Planning Board, Public Service of New Hampshire will resurrect an old overhead power line through Concord and Webster. At the request of neighbors, the board considered asking PSNH to bury the lines through residential parts of the city. But a report from …

Ayotte says burials resumed at veterans cemetery in Philippines

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burials have resumed at a cemetery in the Philippines that holds more than 8,300 American veterans, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said. Clark Veterans Cemetery was neglected following a volcanic eruption in 1991 and abandonment of a U.S. Air Force base. The cemetery was left covered in ash and …

Greenland worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out. Greenland Deputy Fire Chief Myrick Bunker told the Portsmouth Herald that John Hanscom was filling a propane tank Wednesday afternoon when he …

Whitefield mom jailed in custody case, says daughter safe

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A woman who was accused of fleeing with her daughter to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago and recently returned home was sent to jail yesterday to await trial. Genevieve Kelley returned to New Hampshire …

Concord woman arrested after reportedly driving wrong way on Interstate 393

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A 49-year-old Concord woman who was seen traveling the wrong way Wednesday night on Interstate 393 has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Jennifer Gallagher was detained shortly after 8 p.m., after witnesses reported seeing her headed westbound in the eastbound lane. The state police said …

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hiring 715 workers

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is hiring more than 700 workers to deal with an increase in work as the Navy aims to reduce maintenance delays, particularly on nuclear submarines, officials said. The hiring of 715 workers will boost the …

House rules committee, chaired by Speaker Shawn Jasper, shoots down attempt to make Bill O’Brien majority leader

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two weeks after his bid to resume his role as speaker of the House was thwarted, Rep. Bill O’Brien’s supporters still aren’t backing down after an unsuccessful pitch to the House rules committee – at least not yet. …

Study: Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study. The three Dutch scientists, …

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As they buried their children yesterday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just …

McConnell vows to battle Obama on coal plant regulations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, pledged yesterday to do all he can to stop President Obama’s coal plant regulations, saying a White House “crusade” has devastated his state’s economy. The Environmental Protection Agency …