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Letter: Foreign follies

Whomever the candidate, the major issue that needs immediate attention is this: Why are we (the United States military) bombing Middle Eastern countries? Is it under the pretext that somehow these rebel…

19 minutes ago
Letter: Faith in politicians restored

I would like to thank Congresswoman Annie Kuster's office for helping me with Social Security. I have liver cancer and am unable to work at this time. I applied for disability benefits almost two years…

19 minutes ago
Letter: Gilmanton secrecy

I have serious concerns about the governance of the town of Gilmanton under the current board of selectmen. A review of board minutes reveals extensive nonpublic sessions, with minutes duly sealed,…

Today at 04:48AM
Court rejects re-trial for man convicted in 1971 killing

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old New Hampshire woman more than four decades won't get a new trial.

Today at 03:05AM
Balsams gets permission to withdraw water for snowmaking

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) - Developers planning to restore a historic resort in the economically distressed North Country have received permission from the state to withdraw water from the Androscoggin River for snowmaking activities.

Today at 02:36AM
Rescuers use trail in Canada to get to injured hiker

PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) - Rescuers say they saved time by using a trail in Canada to get to an injured hiker on Shatney Mountain in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, less than half a mile from United States Port of Entry.

Jul 30
Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the…

Jul 30
Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted…

Jul 30
Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. It was the…

Jul 30
Highway funding bill passed

The Senate passed the 34th stopgap highway funding bill in the past six years to fund roads, bridges and mass transit for three months so Congress can negotiate later over a long-term plan. Senators…

Jul 30
Outcome of trial on N.C. election law changes will have national effect

"Our country has changed," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in 2013, when the Supreme Court freed Southern states from the requirement that federal authorities approve any proposed election law change…

Jul 30
Flight 370: A barnacled bit of wreckage has investigators scrambling

The cold case known as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been jolted by a piece of flotsam that washed ashore, and now investigators are scrambling again. Authorities in France plan to examine what appears…

Jul 30
My Turn: After more than 60 years, film still resonates

Race and equality are among the top news stories today with headlines coming from Ferguson, Baltimore and Charleston, yet it is worth remembering that a small city in New Hampshire can have an affect on…

Jul 30
Editorial: Committee made the right call on Wozmak

The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee made the right decision Wednesday in accepting continued funding for the state drug czar position held by John Wozmak. The committee should be congratulated for refusing…

Jul 30
Monitor Board of Contributors: A man of the people

Like almost everybody, I have been surprised by the surge of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential race. At first I thought, given our proximity to Vermont, he might do well in New Hampshire. Then I…

Jul 30
The Insiders: We'll explain how baby musicals are made, but only if you promise to see Legally Blonde, Jr. tonight

This is a conversation we should probably have had some time ago, but it's time for us to sit down and explain how some productions are made. You see, there's the birds and the bees and sometimes two scripts…

Jul 30
Community photo: Mini-theater

Emma Fabian, 10, was named the winner of the Colonial Theater Art Contest by Brenda Kean, executive director of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society. She created a diorama of the theater complete…

Jul 30
People for July 31, 2015

BOSCAWEN Danielle Carkin earned a doctor of philosophy degree in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. BOW Jacqueline Laboe was named to the dean's list for…

Jul 30
New England's tallest building gets a name change

BOSTON (AP) - New England's tallest building is getting a name change, but it's not clear whether Bostonians will play along.

Jul 30
Motorcyclists seriously injured in crash with tractor trailer in Franklin

An accident involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer left two people seriously injured and shut down a road in Franklin on Thursday. Two adult motorcyclists were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical…