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Costas and Mary Papachristos of Weare announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Mark Kilens, son of George and Joyce Kilens of Hopkinton. Papachristos graduated from John Stark Regional High…

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John and Sondra Merrill of Hooksett announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Michael Billodeau, son of Claudetter and the late Randy Billodeau of Bedford. Merrill, of Bow, graduated from…

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Thomas and Margaret Rider of Bow announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilie, to Samuel Imbriale, son of Ronald and Karen Imbriale of Jamestown, R.I. Rider graduated from Bow High School in 2006…

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Other than Edelman, Pats receivers aren't catching on

Julian Edelman has been plenty busy, but the Patriots' other receivers haven't done much through the first three games. Player Catches TDs Julian Edelman 22 1 Kenbrell Thompkins 6 0 Brandon LaFell 4 0 Danny…

Sep 22
Romantic comedies are plentiful this fall

The romantic comedy genre is supposedly dead. Looks like someone forgot to tell the 2014 fall television season. A quick glance at the schedule reveals an unusually high number of shows centered on the…

Sep 22
Hamel's $10 million donation to UNH aims to pay close to full tuition

The University of New Hampshire announced yesterday the largest gift in the university's history dedicated solely to in-state student support. Dana Hamel, longtime benefactor, is donating $10 million for…

Sep 22
Liberty Utilities expects customers will see higher electricity bills this winter

Liberty Utilities is expecting its customers' electricity bills to increase this winter by nearly 50 percent. The utility is planning to double its energy charge to 15.4 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity,…

Sep 22
Weare police assistant sued former employer for sexual harassment

The assistant who has accused Weare police Chief John Velleca of shoving her to the ground following a brief affair also claims to have suffered sexual harassment at a previous job in Manchester. Jennifer…

Sep 22
New company running New Hampshire National Guard support program

A program that helps New Hampshire National Guard members and their families won praise from a Defense Department official yesterday as it transitions to new management. The 7-year-old program helps individuals…

Sep 22
N.H. biologists come to aid of 3 loons caught in fishing line

Biologists have come to the aid of three loons tangled in plastic fishing line. Two of the loons have survived. One, which found in a cove in late August, had fishing line around its bill and tongue.…

Sep 22
Hassan: Havenstein 'would be a rubber stamp for Bill O'Brien and the Koch Brothers'

Gov. Maggie Hassan used an endorsement event yesterday as an opportunity to frame her track record as one of making investments for the state's future and to pre-empt criticism lodged against her less…

Sep 22
In 'Pledge 2.0,' Havenstein commits to controlling spending

Granite State politicians have long pledged to oppose sales, income and other "broad-based" taxes. Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein now says that's not enough, and he vowed yesterday…

Sep 22
State Fair Association files complaint seeking tax exemption against town of Hopkinton

The Hopkinton State Fair Association is taking the town to court over its tax status, the latest development in a nearly yearlong dispute. In April, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to…

Sep 22
Former dispatcher accused of selling drugs in Concord

The wife of a Chichester police officer has been arrested and accused of selling prescription painkillers in Concord last month. Angel Wright, 35, of Bradley Street in Concord was charged Aug. 29 with…

Sep 22
Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans

Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino weighed in yesterday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino…

Sep 22
Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Fierce fighting yesterday between the Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and…

Sep 22
Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

Islamic State militants disguised in Iraqi army uniforms and driving stolen Humvees killed at least 40 Iraqi soldiers and captured 68 others in western Anbar province, breaking through a deteriorating…

Sep 22
Businesses, investors pressing for green policy

Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change in New York City this week to attack the problem by making it…