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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, … 1

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 … 1

PHOTOS: Pierce Manse celebrates 40 years with a summer concert

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Pierce Manse in Concord celebrated 40 years of being open to public with an open house and a performance by the New Hampshire Army National Guard 39th Army Band on the lawn of the former home of … 0

Investigators release sketch in missing teen case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Hampshire teenager who returned home this week nine months after vanishing on her way home from school has provided investigators with a description of the man she said drove her away that day. Attorney General Joseph … 0

Peter Welch of Franklin gets a year in jail after admitting to starting a fire

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Franklin man has been sentenced to a year in the Merrimack County jail after admitting earlier this year to starting a fire in 2012 at an occupied apartment complex that his then-wife owned and managed. Peter Welch, … 0

Front window broken at House of India in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Concord police are investigating who or what shattered a front window at House of India restaurant Tuesday night. Sgt. Mike Guarino said an officer responded to a report of broken glass at the Pleasant Street restaurant about 10:15 p.m. “We’re just trying to determine whether this was … 0

PHOTOS: Picking flowers at Apple Hill Farm in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With the sun high overhead, three workers with bare feet plucked bright splotches of color from rows of plants at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on Wednesday, dropping stems in buckets of water to keep them fresh amid … 0

Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans Dan Innis and Frank Guinta took distinctly different views on spying by the National Security Agency and how to fund road and bridge projects during a debate yesterday on a Manchester radio station. Innis and Guinta are … 1

DNA analysis: Power line rights of way may help New England cottontail

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DNA analysis of the endangered New England cottontail shows that power line rights of way, railroad beds and roadsides may help support their diminishing habitat. The small, brown rabbit has been declining in the region for decades. It … 1

Third N.H. loon death this year linked to lead poisoning

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Loon Preservation Committee said a third loon death this year has been linked to lead poisoning in New Hampshire. The loon was found beached on Lake Winnipesaukee on Friday and when biologists examined the bird, X-rays found a lead fishing jig and blood tests showed toxic levels … 4

Ray Duckler: Wright knew what was right when it came to fire fighting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dick Wright, modest and gentle, is 81 years old and lives alone in Loudon. His house, though, is filled with muffled voices, high-pitched beeps and static that crackles, just as it has for decades. The sounds are from … 0

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont … 0