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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

Little, Marzullo split on death penalty in District 8 Senate race

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Weare, Deering and New London, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, the business cards … 0

2nd Congressional District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican congressional candidate Gary Lambert said the U.S. should not redeploy troops to Iraq under any circumstances, while his two primary opponents in the 2nd District are more open to the possibility. Lambert, a former state senator from … 1

PHOTOS: Science fun at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Educator John Parodi (left) of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for (from right) Karen Tardif, Emma O’Neill, 11, and Reagan O’Neill, 9, all of Laconia, yesterday. Parodi pointed out the location … 0

Concord School Board expected to vote on $8.6M bonds Monday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Monday, the Concord School Board is expected to vote on the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital projects. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the high school library on … 0

Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fewer than a third of likely voters have decided which candidate they support in New Hampshire’s race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still leads against all three of the major Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in the latest data from the UNH Survey … 12

NextGen Climate releases first TV ad that draws connections between Brown, big oil

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Super PAC founded by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer takes aim at Scott Brown in its first television ad. “Out-of-state oilmen like the Koch brothers are spending millions to elect out-of-state politician Scott Brown to our Senate seat,” the 30-second television ad says. “Brown voted to protect tax … 7

Concord man charged in Bicentennial Square stabbing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 28-year-old Concord man was arrested and charged with nonfatally stabbing another man about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Bicentennial Square. Christian Economides was arrested yesterday afternoon and was charged with a felony of second-degree assault, the police said in a statement. He was initially arrested Tuesday and charged … 1

Mayday PAC releases satirical ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Mayday PAC, a group aiming to get big money out of politics, released its first television ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens. And it recruited the satirical candidate “Honest Gil” to do it. The 30-second satirical ad features character Gil Fulbright, who criticizes Rubens … 2

Report: Havenstein owes about $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein owes Maryland roughly $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken, according to a report by WMUR. The issue centers on Havenstein’s residency. Earlier this year he went before the state Ballot Law Commission to validate that he lived in New Hampshire and … 3

Concord residents air grievances about troubled properties

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The property on Washington Street. The one on Jackson Street. The other on Union, and on North State, and on Wall, and South Spring and Monroe. The time a man urinated on top of a car. When a fight broke out. When a car pulled up and a … 3