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Mass. man dies in Mount Washington climb

SARGENT'S PURCHASE — A Massachusetts man died in a climbing accident on Mount Washington earlier this month, but the death wasn't reported to the Coos County Attorney until last Friday, and the press wasn't notified until this week.


NH State Police Trooper Stops 20 Vehicles Covered In Snow, Ice

CONCORD (CBS) – Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before taking to the roads. It’s called Jessica’s Law, named for Jessica Smith, who was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck, which then slammed into her car.


Effort to save dog's life fails but leads to fund to help other stray pets

BERLIN — A gallant effort to save an injured dog nicknamed “Elvis” failed last weekend but his death has resulted in the creation of a fund to help other stray pets in similar circumstances.


New Hampshire Senate passes bill to protect businesses from sales taxes

New Hampshire's Senate has unanimously passed a bill that prohibits other states from demanding that online retailers in the Granite State collect sales taxes. The bill was the result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that said states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purch


‘We are grateful beyond words’: Teen injured in fiery New Hampshire crash released from hospital

A New Hampshire teen, who was injured in a fiery crash last month with a tractor-trailer, has been released from the hospital, his family says. Sam Lachance was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, his mother, Jessica, shared on Facebook, recounting the agonizing m


HISUN Utility Unleashed: Sector 550 Tackles Terrain in Jericho Mountain State Park

In episode 1 of “Utility Unleashed,” HISUN took over Rocking J Stables to turn power into productivity and highlight the Sector 1000 in a working environment and display the performance and functionality you can expect from an industry leading utility side-by-side.


‘Cupid of Chaos’ may be prosecuted in New Hampshire first

ALFRED – York County District Attorney Kathryn Slattery said both Maine and New Hampshire are willing to extradite Michael Middleton, the man charged in New Hampshire with bigamy and who faces a number of charges in Maine.


Sen. Hassan touts prescription drug plan

BERLIN — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) talked about skyrocketing prescription drug costs while touring Coos County Family Health Services and discussed skilled job training at White Mountains Community College during a visit to the North Country on Tuesday.


NH man dies while attempting to assist stuck snowmobiler

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire authorities say a man died while attempting to assist a stuck snowmobiler. Fish and Game Department conservation officers say 67-year-old John Doherty, of Bethlehem, had been snowmobiling with his family on Sunday when he stopped and got off his vehicle to assist w


Seven Deadly Sins: How Does Maine & New Hampshire Rank

Can you name the seven deadly sins? They are pride, greed, lust, envy (jealousy), gluttony, wrath (anger and hatred) and laziness. Everyone has at least one vice, even though I've met several people who deny it. Most Americans love to eat, drink, smoke, gamble, etc. Pick the poison, and you'll find


Recreation Department prepares for 38th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

BERLIN — Berlin's Recreation Department is one of the smaller items on the upcoming city budget, but its value to the community is immeasurable. On a gray Friday afternoon, our correspondent stopped by and spoke with Recreation Director Terry Letarte. There were several dozen local kids taking advan


Survey available for crime victims in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A new survey is available for crime victims in New Hampshire. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced Friday the New Hampshire Victim's Needs Assessment Online Survey at www.NHCrimesurvey.com.


Mount Washington 'Climb to the Clouds' Hillclimb returning to New Hampshire in 2020

Event with a rich history has been contested just twice since 2010. One of the nation’s oldest automobile races, the Mount Washington Hillclimb, will be returning to the northeast’s tallest peak at Gorham, New Hampshire, July 9-12, 2020.


Wanted: Chairman for Andover Olde Home Days

ANDOVER — Andover Olde Home Days is an economic and social boost to the town, providing businesses with extra income and residents with opportunities for fun and relaxation. But the 38-year run may end this year if no one steps forward to lead the organizing committee, former Chairwoman Jane Rich sa


Oxford County radio system ‘staged for disaster’

PARIS — Lovell Fire Chief Tom McKenzie told Oxford County Commissioners on Tuesday afternoon the countywide emergency radio broadcasting system is “staged for disaster.” McKenzie asked commissioners for funding to conduct an independent, third-party study into the state of the emergency radio broadc


My Turn: New Hampshire Dems silencing New Hampshire Dems

The New Hampshire Legislature, now controlled by the Democratic Party, had an extraordinary opportunity to allow voters in New Hampshire to speak more clearly in the upcoming 2020 presidential primary. Last week, the House Election Law Committee decided to keep the voters quiet.


Nansen Ski Club’s Winter Carnival is this weekend

MILAN — The Nansen Ski Club will celebrate winter outdoor recreation and fun at their 2019 Winter Carnival, which will be held this weekend beginning on Friday. The event kicks off with the Burning of the Greens Bonfire at 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the Milan Ice Rink (across from the Milan Village Schoo


North Country Hospital Group Loses Largest Member

Littleton Regional Healthcare has announced plans to pull out of an affiliation agreement with three Coos County medical centers. The hospitals formally joined together less than four years ago under a non-profit umbrella organization, North Country Healthcare, in an attempt to cut costs and improve


Fire at Rocks Estate destroys buildings, plans

The blaze at the Rocks estate last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Littleton Fire and Rescue. (click for larger version) BETHLEHEM—The evening of Wednesday, Feb. 13 saw devastation to property, though no loss of life, during a fire at the Rocks Estate.


Daily Snow Report: Yet more snow fell: Does it get any better?

CONWAY — Another great day for skiing, with yet more snow (a few inches of powdery white stuff, which fell Thursday morning) coating the slopes. Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds are forecast, with a high around 36 degrees.