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Kearsarge 7th-grader heading to national geography bee championship

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A seventh-grader from Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton has won the New Hampshire geographic bee and will head to the national championship in Washington. WMUR reported that Isaac Stearns bested 101 other Granite State students to win the state title at Keene State College on Friday. Students in grades four through eight were eligible. The National Geographic Society said more than 4 million students from across the United …

Moose lottery applications being accepted through May 29

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Now’s the time to enter the New Hampshire moose lottery. Applications for the annual lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents and are available online. A total of 105 permits are proposed to be issued this year. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight May 29, or delivered to the New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before …

Bedford police investigating 3 ‘suspicious’ deaths

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Hampshire authorities said they are investigating three suspicious deaths at a residence in Bedford. Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said the Bedford police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home on McAfee Farm Road. He said when officers arrived, they found two more people dead. McCormack didn’t release any other details and said the names of the …

Headmaster? Principal? Opposition mounts against name change at Pembroke Academy

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What’s in a name? That which Pembroke Academy calls a headmaster by any other name would govern as well. Or would it? That’s the question, brought by hundreds of petitioners, that will soon face the Pembroke School Board – for a second time. In September, there was no …

Deadline for removing bobhouses in New Hampshire nears

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunshine and warmer weather may help remind Granite State fishermen that aIl bobhouses must be removed from the ice by the end of the day Wednesday, according to state law. New Hampshire Fish and Game Lt. Heidi Murphy of the agency’s law enforcement division said the law is …

Woman attempting to use median emergency lane hits car in North Hampton

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New Hampshire State Police said they issued a citation to a woman who crashed into another car while attempting to reverse direction using a crossover that is restricted to emergency vehicles only. The police said 51-year-old Ann Caron of Raymond was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in …

N.H. in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If the world view of a few dedicated political visionaries comes to pass, folks in New Hampshire could find themselves sitting at the local pub, playing a game of poker for profit, smoking a cigarette, or a joint, …

Downtown: During Main Street construction, Severino Trucking hopes to win over ‘hearts and minds’

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Last week, Tom Severino called in all of the subcontractors for the Main Street redesign into the project office on Hills Avenue. He passed out a single sheet of paper with the header “Severino Values.” “We all need …

Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, …

“Franklin for a Lifetime” conference looks to address challenges, opportunities in the city

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dinner will start at 6 p.m., followed by storytelling, an evening not all that different from a Sunday family meal. The difference, however, is this is a community event with a substantial goal at the end: to address challenges and opportunities related to an aging population in the …

Warner museum participates in Maple Weekend with tastings and storytelling

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today, boiling about 40 gallons of sap yields a single gallon of maple syrup. But, according to a Native American legend, it wasn’t always such a process to produce maple syrup. At the beginning of time – creation …

Festival to benefit Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will host an expanded SouperFest this year to raise money and awareness for its cause. The event will begin at 1 p.m. today at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. From 1 to 4 p.m., parents and children can enjoy inflatables, cup-stacking demonstrations, …

Appeals court unanimously upholds Munyenyezi conviction with stinging opinion

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Beatrice Munyenyezi, the Manchester woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. In a broadly derisive opinion released Wednesday, the three-judge panel of the …