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Asian clams.
(Courtesy of Amy Smagula, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services)

Lake Host program aims to stop spread of invasive Asian clams in N.H.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The invader may be small – merely the size of a quarter – but the Asian clam can have a devastating impact on New Hampshire’s bodies of water, officials say. The invasive species has been colonizing lakes, ponds and rivers across the state for the past several years. And this summer, three paid or volunteer specialists known as Lake Hosts … 0

Lake Escapes: Lonesome Lake ‘well worth the hike’

Monday, July 28, 2014

The small docks at the lakeshore were crowded at midday with people eating lunch, relaxing in the sunshine and resting from their trek to reach this small, beautiful body of water. Children laughed and played, a few people waded into the warm water and ducks waited for people to toss food their way, … 0

Students in St. Paul’s summer program not ready to say goodbye

Monday, July 28, 2014

St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program isn’t your average summer camp. For 5½ weeks this summer, 267 students from 76 New Hampshire high schools came to the Concord school to pursue their academic passions and get a taste of the social conventions they will experience when they go to college. In its 57th year, the program is for high-achieving New Hampshire students to earn … 0

Police: Pembroke man arrested after reckless motorcycle driving in Manchester

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Pembroke man was arrested Saturday night by the state police and charged with reckless driving and hindering apprehension. Kyle Goff, 21, was apprehended in Manchester after allegedly driving more than 120 miles per hour with a group of other motorcyclists, according to a release from the state … 0

Work continues after Dartmouth summit ends

Monday, July 28, 2014

Participants in Dartmouth College’s recent summit on sexual assault will continue their work in the coming months. Representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities attended the summit earlier this month in Hanover. There, they were divided into five working groups that will continue working together to develop … 0

Canterbury: Was logger’s death a homicide?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mark Kelso, the logger found fatally injured beside his skidder Feb. 23 in Canterbury, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the circumstances around which were initially investigated as a homicide, according to a death certificate and interviews … 0

Ray Duckler: Burned out after being burned out, couple try to cope

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Once all their possessions had burned to a crisp last month, John and Lisa Masse really got hot. Since that day June 10, when their home in Boscawen went up like charcoal-soaked lighter fluid, the path to normalcy … 1

After house fire, Loudon Boy Scout continues project

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fifteen-year-old James Dunbar of Loudon lost his home in February, but he didn’t lose his focus. With his family still reeling from the fire that displaced them, Dunbar planned and recently built a brick walkway at the entrance … 0

Letter: Great work, Intown Concord

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congratulations and thanks to Intown Concord’s staff and many volunteers who put in hundreds of hours of planning, coordinating, problem solving and organizing the fabulous Market Days Festival downtown. The daily events were great, the live music was fantastic and the crowds were huge. It was great to … 0

PHOTOS: Annual fair returns to Canterbury

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The annual Canterbury Fair filled Canterbury Center on Saturday, featuring the Woodchuck Classic 5k Road Race and a variety of crafts, games, music and vintage farming technologies demonstrated for families. … 0

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with … 0

One more look at Concord’s Main Street project

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On Wednesday, the Concord City Council will vote on the Main Street project. If the council gives its blessing this week, the city would redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown corridor. Over years of public meetings … 1

Affidavit details alleged St. Paul’s sexual assault

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A student tradition in which seniors try to have sexual contact with younger students led to an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School this spring, according to an affidavit filed this week. Owen Labrie, 18, of Tunbridge, Vt., has been charged with three … 0