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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

Driver stops in median to help ducklings in Newfields

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A New Hampshire woman who stopped in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a ticket from the state police. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields told WMUR she was driving east on Route 101 by Exit 8 on Friday when she had to slam on … 0

PHOTOS: Russian ballet master visits Concord

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Over and over, Valery Lantratov strode to the front of a group of young ballet dancers, performed a combination of movements and offered corrections in a Russian accent as the girls tried to emulate the Moscow-based master. It … 0

Missing North Conway teen home after 9 months

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A 15-year-old North Conway girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said yesterday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening, … 6

PHOTO: Protest of violence in the Middle East

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A group of protesters went to the front of State House in Concord to call for an end to the violence in Gaza. Several speakers insisted on a cease-fire and for the Israelis to end their involvement in … 1

PHOTO: Brown meets with veterans in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with veterans at Barley House in Concord yesterday. … 1

ATV driver who abandoned vehicle faces charges in Stewartstown

Monday, July 21, 2014

A search for the driver of an abandoned ATV has led to a man facing charges in Stewartstown. The police said a landowner confronted a man in an ATV near the end of his 800-foot driveway. When he asked the driver for some identification and tried to retrieve … 0

Mass. woman sues Nashua hospital over mother’s death

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Massachusetts woman has sued a New Hampshire hospital for $2 million about three years after her mother died of a heart attack, saying doctors failed to diagnose it. Mariann Gobbi recently filed the lawsuit against St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua in federal court in Concord. The Telegraph … 0

Weekend of wild game cooking, teaching to be held in Milan

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interested in cooking wild game in the outdoors? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a program for you. Registration is open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Barry Conservation Camp in Milan. A $150 fee covers meals, … 0

Allenstown weighs major road project ahead of 2015 town meeting

Monday, July 21, 2014

Allenstown is weighing a major road project, and Town Administrator Shaun Mulholland said he hopes the town’s attempts to seek community input early on in the project will pay off when the proposed renovations are put to a vote at town meeting in March. About 35 people showed … 1

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on Nashua veteran

Monday, July 21, 2014

President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor yesterday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan War. Ryan Pitts of Nashua is the ninth living recipient … 0