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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

Two more inmates detail deadly 2010 attack, while third refuses to testify

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A second potential eye-witness in the murder trial of William Edic refused to testify yesterday, despite a judge’s orders and just minutes before quietly apologizing to the mother of the man Edic is accused of brutally attacking in 2010. Allen Nicholson, a former Concord prisoner whom defense attorneys … 0

Dunbarton fills police officer position

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Dunbarton Police Department has selected Officer Jason Patten to fill a new full-time position that residents voted to add at this year’s town meeting. The town’s selectmen approved the choice at a meeting Thursday. Patten currently works part-time for the Dunbarton Police Department. His full-time status will … 0

Dunbarton select architect for town hall design

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Dunbarton town committee is moving forward with the second phase of a three-phase construction project that aims to open up the second floor of the town hall for public use. The Dunbarton Town Hall & Theatre Restoration Project selected Dennis Mires, P.A. The Architects, a Manchester firm, … 0

Former LGC entities agree to tentative arrangement including more state oversight

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The two public risk pools that used to make up the Local Government Center have come to a tentative agreement with the state that would subject them to more state oversight. HealthTrust and Property-Liability Trust released the terms of the agreement yesterday, but hearing officer Don Mitchell has … 0

Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A judge has struck down a 2012 law as unconstitutional that effectively blocked out-of-state students and others from voting in New Hampshire unless they established residency in the state that extended to other activities beyond voting, such as getting a driver’s license. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union … 2

Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton prepares its annual corn mazes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

An ancient tradition is alive in the corn fields of Hopkinton. This week, the Kimball family put the finishing touches on Beech Hill Farm’s annual mazes. The theme of this year’s biggest maze is Greek mythology: its corn … 0

Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan … 0

Witness in Edic trial says attack should have been directed at him

Friday, July 25, 2014

A former inmate at the Concord state prison who has said he witnessed the brutal 2010 assault there on Anthony Renzzulla told jurors yesterday during the murder trial of one of two alleged attackers that their ambush should … 1

Police warning residents of IRS phone scam

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The police department in Nashua, New Hampshire, is warning residents of a phone scam where callers are portraying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service and demanding money. They say in the most recent scheme, an elderly couple was contacted and advised that they owed a certain … 0

Police investigating untimely death in Laconia

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The police in Laconia are investigating the untimely death of a 30-year-old man. They said Steven Copp II was found dead Sunday at an apartment, but there’s no immediate evidence of foul play or drug use that contributed to the death. They are still trying to determine the … 0