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Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies at 89

Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89.

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If you are having trouble buying a home in New Hampshire right now, you are not alone.

New data released by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority shows that a dearth of single family homes is driving up prices, with many sellers receiving multiple offers above the listing price.

June 24 -29, 2018

>>>The Acadia Trad Festival

Bar Harbor, Maine

http://www.acadiatradschool.com/festival/

Performers include:  There are many  headliners plus students from the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts. Also: Contra Dance and Cape Breton Dances.

July 7 – 8, 2018

>>>The New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford, Massachusetts

http://newbedfordfolkfestival.org

MUSIC EVENTS

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

Few species manipulate their surroundings enough to make big ecological changes. Humans are one. Beavers are another.

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Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89.

Marijuana Legalization Added to N.H. Democrats' Platform

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Marijuana legalization is now part of the New Hampshire Democratic Party platform.

Democrats meeting in Stratham for their convention on Saturday supported recreational use of pot for adults. 

"We believe that marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated," the resolution reads.

State delegates also approved a resolution advocating the removal of marijuana from the federal list of Schedule I drugs, those considered most dangerous, like heroin and cocaine.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General's office says the Berlin man suspected of killing his wife has been found dead in Maine.

Police say 52-year-old Denis Bisson was found dead Friday night in Rumford, Maine. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The AG says the body of Bisson's wife was found Friday at home. An autopsy determined that 43-year-old Angie Bisson died of a single gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

An arrest warrant for second-degree murder had been issued for Denis Bisson.

After 18 months on the job, Jeanie Forrester is stepping down as leader of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

Citing "an opportunity to work with local government" Forrester announced her resignation in a late afternoon letter sent to her party's executive committee. 

Her resignation comes as both parties gear up for election season. It also follows campaign finance filings showing the state Democratic Party out-raising the New Hampshire GOP by close to 9-1.

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