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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

Long-delayed school postpones opening date

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The new elementary school has been constructed in Unity, New Hampshire, but the starting date for students has been postponed to give teachers more time to set up their classrooms. After many delays, the first day of school … 0

Shaheen up with first negative TV ad against Brown

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen put out her first attack ad against Republican Scott Brown yesterday. The 30-second clip hits Brown for his ties to oil companies, a topic Shaheen’s campaign and Democrats have been hammering since before Brown entered the race. “The big oil companies are the most … 2

PHOTOS: Back to school

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jason Sargeant walked his daughter to Abbot-Downing Elemetary School on her first day of second grade. The two faced a huge crowd of parents, students and teachers as everyone gathered outside to get classroom assignments. Most schools in … 0

Bow selectmen meeting turns heated over talk of a full-time fire chief

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tension erupted at a Bow Board of Selectmen meeting last night over residents’ concerns that the board would hire a full-time fire chief, and general confusion seemed to fuel frustration. The selectmen said at the outset that they weren’t discussing or voting on whether to make a hire … 0

N.H. delegation: More transparency needed in Northern Pass federal permitting process

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is again calling for more transparency as the Northern Pass project goes through the federal permitting process. In a letter they sent to the assistant energy secretary Aug. 18., the state’s two U.S. senators and representatives ask for “transparency and cooperation” during the Department … 3

Political parties file dueling finance complaints

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In dueling complaints, both major political parties yesterday asked the attorney general to investigate what they call improper fundraising, spending or campaign finance reporting in the governor’s race. Democrats have said Republican candidate Walt Havenstein spent $24,000 before … 2

Pickup truck driver dies in crash in Conway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police said a pickup truck driver has died in Conway after crossing a road and colliding with an oncoming SUV. WMUR reported that the police said the accident happened Monday morning on West Side Road. When they arrived, the driver of the pickup truck was unconscious and … 0

Raymond man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police in Raymond said a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died. The police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months. He was digging around the rock … 0

Merrimack Valley School District starts school year with full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For the first time in Merrimack Valley School District’s history, its five elementary schools today will welcome full-day kindergarten students. It marks a significant programming change for a district that has offered half-day kindergarten since the 1980s. The … 4

Concord School Board okays issuance of up to $8.6M in bonds for capital projects

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord School Board unanimously approved the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital improvements last night. However, the public will still have a chance to weigh in on specific components of the project. … 1