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The public’s business: on the NH legislative agenda for Feb. 25-27 - NH Business Review Senate off, but House committee work continues.

Work begins on city’s Terrill Park upgrades along Merrimack River The redesign of Terrill Park in the south end of the city started this week with tree cutting along the Merrimack River.The removal of mixed trees along the river, including some slowly dying elms, will clear the path for the long-planned Merrimack…

UNH Insider: Stretch run for women’s hockey, women’s hoop and gymnastics – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball faces the University at Albany on Saturday at noon in Lundholm Gymnasium and right about the time that contest wraps up the puck drops at 2 p.m. for a UNH women’s hockey game against…

Bruins land Kase by trading Backes, 1st-round pick to Ducks David Backes no longer has to worry whether he’ll get another shot at playing in the NHL.The 35-year-old forward was freed from what Backes referred to as “purgatory” on Friday, when the Boston Bruins traded him to the Anaheim Ducks. In freeing up…

NASCAR report: Paramedic was in Newman’s car 35 seconds after crash LAS VEGAS – A paramedic was treating Ryan Newman inside his car 35 seconds after the ruined and flaming vehicle came to rest after a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500.NASCAR gave a brief timeline Saturday of the response to Monday night’s…

Drawing sessions in Tilton TiltonDrawing sessionsSharpen your drawing pencils and ‘sharpen’ your drawing skills beginning March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lakes Region Art Association / Gallery at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton, where award-winning artist and teacher Tom…

Bow Memorial School honor roll The following students were named to the first semester honor roll at Bow Memorial School.Eighth-grade high honors: Allison Alexakos, Kenya Alexander, Alexander Altman, Sabrina Bernard, Elias Berrigan, Alden Betterley, Aryaa Bhusari, Jessica Birnbaum,…

PHOTO: Annual Make-A-Wish Sweet Thank You Day Federal Credit Union staff and members enjoyed saying hello to Matthew, Emily and their families for the annual Make-A-Wish Sweet Thank You Day.The children “treated” employees to special sweets and presented members with carnations…

700 club: Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scores milestone goal – With power and a prodigious shot, Alex Ovechkin now stands where few in the NHL have been.He became the eighth NHL player to score 700 career goals, reaching the milestone in the third period of the Washington’ Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the…

Security adviser: I’ve seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said he’s seen no intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to help get the president re-elected.Robert O’Brien’s comments were released Saturday in a transcript of an interview…

As Real ID deadline inches closer, complications from married names still can be an obstacle Even as officials ramp up preparations for the day when Real IDs are required to board any airplane, some married women are still facing problems because they took their husband’s name years ago.“This is my sad but true story with my DMV Real ID…

Circle of life: Bud Thompson, a local celebrity in Warner, reflects on his 97 years Before the ground was frozen, 97-year-old Bud Thompson was out in the field every day behind the Indian Museum in Warner with a shovel and a pickaxe, prying rocks out of the soil.Each small rock he was able to hoist up was placed carefully in a crack…

Capital Beat: How agreement on anti-harassment training turns to total division Some contrasts are hard to ignore.In January 2018, New Hampshire House lawmakers came together around an unusual addition to the chamber’s rules: a mandate that all state representatives attend an anti-harassment training. On the heels of a blitz of…

Editorial: Housing and good government Ronald Reagan, in his 1981 inaugural address, said one of the most ignorant things ever uttered by a U.S. president of the pre-Trump era: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” Reagan’s glib…

Robert Azzi: Why I’m angry: Thank you for asking Recently, I read newspaper columns that asked: “Why are Americans so darn angry?” and “America, how did it get so out of hand?” Those columns, along with other opinion pieces, letters and Facebook posts from New Hampshire Republicans warrant response,…

Susannah Colt: My father, a pilot in the Pacific – Part 3 My father, Major Thomas C. Colt Jr., having spent the last year at the Bombardier and Air Gunners School at El Centro, California, finally got his ticket to “go out” on May 27,…

Jonathan P. Baird: Expanding the travel ban to Africans is an election ploy In a little-noticed move, the Trump administration expanded its contested travel ban to six new countries. Under the new ban, nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgystan will not be able to get visas to live and work in the United…

Ranking the 10-best games during Exeter's epic boys basketball win streak The Exeter High School boys basketball team lost for the first time in 40 games — and for the first time in 428 days — on Wednesday night when.

Marshwood's Mercier overcomes obstacles to earn 100th career win SANFORD, Maine — After back-to-back seasons of disappointment, things are finally falling into place for Marshwood High School senior heavyweight.

NHIAA wrestling: Winnacunnet, Clippers lead local way at D-II meet GOFFSTOWN – As a wrestler, Riley Huneke has been a quick study. After taking up the sport for the first time last year the Portsmouth High School.

Marshwood girls passed their biggest test PORTLAND, Maine — The first question on the test for the Marshwood High School girls basketball team this season was a math problem. Take the 17.

Onward! Hawks stifle Falmouth to reach first regional title game in 25 years Marshwood heads to Cross Insurance Arena Friday night at 6:30 to face top-seeded Greely in what will be the program’s first regional final berth.

Donovan's clutch play in final seconds sends York to Class A South final Tommy Coughlin hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to give the Wildcats the lead. But it was Jonathan Donovan who came up big when York was seconds.

Wednesday roundup: Exeter boys fall at Alvirne for first loss in 40 games For the first time since the 2018 Division I final four, the Exeter High School boys basketball team has lost a game. Liam O’Neil hit a tie-breaking.

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