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PHOTO: Hot Air Balloon Rally kicks off in Pittsfield

The 33rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally at Drake field in Pittsfield started Friday night and although the launch was postponed due to erratic winds and storms nearby, the balloonists still held a Nightglow…

Today at 01:01AM
My Turn: Lessons learned from an economic education

I graduated in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in economics from a highly regarded liberal arts college. In reflecting upon this, I am astounded by the manner in which economic principles were taught. For…

Today at 12:52AM
Long-term unemployed seek prospects at Franklin job fair

Daisy Magill would like to work with kids, or maybe animals. That's about all she knows right now, at age 19 and two months after graduating from Franklin High School. So she wound a slow path yesterday,…

Today at 12:51AM
My Turn: Time to move forward on Keystone XL Pipeline

We are truly at a crossroads for Keystone. The Keystone XL Pipeline that is. Most Americans know the story of the pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipeline Project is a proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch-diameter…

Today at 12:51AM
'Child of God': A man denied and depraved

"He was of German and Irish bloods. His name was Lester Ballard - a child of God, much like yourself, perhaps." These words, spoken in somber voice-over by the actor Tim Blake Nelson - in the guise of…

Today at 12:51AM
Joshu Sasaki Roshi, monk who brought Zen Buddhism to US, dies at 107

When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But the trappings of his life…

Today at 12:51AM
Faculty, admin at odds over reason for NHTI cuts

NHTI faculty and top officials are at odds over the recent move to cut 14 teaching positions. The Concord-based community college announced an expected $3 million budget shortfall and savings plan this…

Today at 12:49AM
My Turn: NHTI faculty not getting the support they deserve

As a former professor of general studies and mathematics at NHTI, the institution has a special place in my heart. I retired three years ago and feel fortunate that I am not having to deal with the problems…

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George suffers serious leg injury in U.S. exhibition

LAS VEGAS - Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage last night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James…

Today at 12:23AM
Fisher Cats sweep Fightin Phils

Scott Copeland went the distance in the opener and the bats pounded out nine runs on a dozen hits in the nightcap, giving the New Hampshire Fisher Cats a sweep by scores of 5-2 and 9-2 in yesterday's doubleheader…

Today at 12:23AM
Rookie gets win as Boston beats Yankees, 4-3

BOSTON - The game ball that Red Sox right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will treasure from his major league debut wasn't the one from the final out in Boston's 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Instead,…

Today at 12:22AM
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Nor'Easters Classic champs The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue team (above) won the championship of the Nor'Easters Classic Tournament in Laconia. The Comets defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 4-3; the…

Today at 12:21AM
Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

Marijuana joined roses and dahlias yesterday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions. This weekend's Denver County Fair includes a 21-and-over "Pot Pavilion"…

Today at 12:21AM
Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

A medical examiner ruled yesterday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force…

Today at 12:21AM
Nation & world briefs, Aug. 2

Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11 The United States tortured al-Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said yesterday, in some of his most expansive comments to date…

Today at 12:19AM
New law to ban handheld devices while driving

Motorists traveling through New Hampshire are seeing electronic highway signs warning them about distracted driving - the first messages in what will become a full-blown public awareness campaign about…

Today at 12:19AM
FairPoint contract expires this weekend

FairPoint Communications and two unions representing 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont continued to negotiate yesterday as the expiration of the existing contract looms this weekend. Union…

Today at 12:15AM
PHOTOS: Basketball on West Street

C ousins Hayden Kelly, 7, and Caleb Houghtaling, 8, shoot hoops at the West Street play lot Tuesday night. The two were at the playground with Hayden's mother, Cassie Kelly, who was visiting from Shrewsbury,…

Today at 12:05AM
Central NH bike coalition announces local grants

Four local programs will receive grant money as part of the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition's first-ever Community Bicycle Grant Program. In total, the coalition awarded $7,500 in grants to…

Today at 12:05AM
Kenneth Day, facing child sexual abuse charges, waives probable cause hearing

Kenneth Day waived his probable cause hearing scheduled for yesterday related to charges that he sexually abused two people multiple times when they were children. The 67-year-old faces four charges and…

Today at 12:03AM
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Kelly Ayotte tout VA reform package at event in Merrimack

Had the Veterans Affairs reform that passed this week been around earlier, Mike Lopez - who served in Vietnam - said he might not have needed to travel all the way to White River Junction, Vt., for an…

Aug 1
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Aug 1
Christie hits back at judicial pick critics

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hitting back at conservative critics who've been running ads criticizing his judicial picks.