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An enterprising landowner has devised a unique plan to clean up the stonewalls around their pasture land: a goat crew. Along Route 3 in Pembroke two goats are in a temporary pen with a shelter and are left to eat all the vegetation around the stonewall. When the area cleares, they move the pen to the next patch.

PHOTOS: Goats on the pasture

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A yn Whytemare has devised a unique plan to clean up vegetation around stone walls at a property along Route 3 in Pembroke: enlisting the help of a goat crew. Two goats, Zippy and Chewbacca, are in a temporary pen with a shelter and are left to eat all of the vegetation. When the area clears, they move the pen … 0

Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries. The police said the attack happened Aug. 21 during a hike near Tuckerman Ravine. The injured dog died three days later. The police distributed … 0

More visitors, spending forecast for Labor Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More visitors – and more spending – are forecast for the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies said about 560,000 out-of-state visitors are expected. That’s up by 3 percent over last year. They’re expected to spend about $80 million, up by 2 percent over last year. The Labor Day Weekend is the second busiest holiday weekend … 0

N.H. Supreme Court lets tax credit dollars flow to religious schools

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court yesterday allowed a controversial education tax credit to remain in place, despite a lower court’s decision that it unlawfully diverts public money to religious schools. The court did not rule on the merits of the program, as many had anticipated, but said instead that … 1

Weighing in on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s tax credit decision

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Several interested parties and policy groups weighed in yesterday on the state Supreme Court’s education tax credit ruling. Here’s a sampling of their statements. New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn: “We are pleased that the court’s decision will allow this worthy program to continue to benefit New … 1

Andover bridge restricted to one lane, indefinitely

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Route 4 bridge over Blackwater River in Andover will be restricted to alternating one-way traffic for an indefinite period, according to the state Department of Transportation. Results of a recent inspection of the single-span, 70-foot-long bridge suggest that extensive deterioration of portions of the steel plate girders … 0

Garcia releases introductory television ad for 2nd Congressional District Republican primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Marilinda Garcia has added her voice to the airwaves, the last major candidate in the race for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District to put out a television ad with a spot released yesterday. Garcia, a state representative from Salem, faces former state senator Gary Lambert … 3

Local falcon, her handler and her vet ready to attempt a groundbreaking eye surgery

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A falconer never wants a bad experience with their bird – no anxiety, no fear, nothing that could disrupt the crucial relationship between human and bird. But a veterinarian who needs to take X-rays and blood tests cares … 2

School sights, sounds mark beginning of a new year

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The new school year got under way this week in most local districts. In Concord, high school students and faculty kicked off the year by honoring a friend and colleague. In Hopkinton, faculty welcomed the town’s first full-day … 0

City hires new director for Concord Public Library

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Concord has hired a new library director. Todd Fabian, who is currently the library director at Woodbridge Town Library in Woodbridge, Conn., will assume his new job in Concord at the end of this month. He will succeed … 0

Above downtown streets, Concord committee is trying to make development add up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It all comes back to the numbers. That refrain set the tone for last night’s meeting of the upper-floor redevelopment committee, which is studying development in the upper stories of downtown Concord and Penacook. Convened this year by Mayor Jim Bouley, the committee asked property owners last night … 7

Attorney general won’t probe GOP finance complaint against Hassan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The state attorney general’s office said it won’t investigate a Republican Party claim of an improper campaign donation to Gov. Maggie Hassan because the complaint contains no factual allegation that any laws were broken. Republicans on Tuesday said the EMILY’s List political action committee donated $25,000 to Hassan … 1

Anti-Shaheen ads pulled from air

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A super PAC’s negative ads against U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled from the air yesterday after her attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot. Ending Spending Action Fund, a conservative outside group, claimed in ads that “Shaheen’s wealth has surged while in public office.” Her financial disclosure forms … 0