Jacob Carozza

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Over 13,000 residents and businesses across New Hampshire will get broadband service for the first time as part of an FCC program to expand access across the country.

The FCC, through its Connect America Fund, is giving more than $4 million to Fairpoint Communications to expand broadband to rural areas in every New Hampshire county. Fairpoint will also kick in some money for the project, though the exact amount has yet to be determined.

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When Frances Sullivan lived in Maine, she saw a lot of political ads on TV, especially during primary season. But she didn’t pay too much attention. As an independent, she didn’t participate in Maine’s presidential caucuses.

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was in the Granite State Thursday.

The retired neurosurgeon defended his role in a 1992 study that used tissue from aborted fetuses. 

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Lower than average rainfall is prompting officials in Newmarket to limit water use for the first time in a decade.

Residents and businesses who use the town's municipal water system may only water their lawns twice a week: odd numbered addresses on Mondays and Wednesdays, and even numbered addresses on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee spoke to voters in Winchester Thursday night. Though he has struggled so far to attract much support for his campaign, the former Rhode Island governor is counting on his political experience to propel him to the Democratic nomination. 

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Sixteen New Hampshire nonprofits will receive funding in the form of tax credits from the Community Development Finance Authority. The tax credits total $5.5 million.

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New Hampshire Fish and Game is now selling combined lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for newborns.

The licenses can be used once the child is sixteen years old.

Maine and Vermont already offer similar deals. New Hampshire Fish and Game reports it has been getting calls over the past few years asking for them in the Granite State.

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On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Governor Hassan is honoring New Hampshire residents who have improved the lives of disabled people in the state. The annual Governor's Accessibility Awards were given out at a Statehouse ceremony on Tuesday.

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The twenty-fifth annual American Independence Festival brought hundreds of visitors to Exeter this weekend. The festival aims to show visitors what life was like in the colonial period. 

For the professionals in colonial garb, like milliner Tara Raiselis, it is a place to show their unique skills and teach curious visitors.

"A milliner in the eighteenth century was sort of your fashion emporium," Raiselis explained. "Think of it as your miniature department store."

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Governor Hassan signed House Bill 323 into law Wednesday, giving schools the choice to give the SAT or ACT to high school juniors in order to meet federal testing requirements.

Previously, all students in the state were required to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. 

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Republican Ted Gatsas filed his candidacy for a fourth term as Manchester's mayor on Monday. He joins a growing field of candidates to lead New Hampshire's biggest city.

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It’s the busiest time of the year for Champny’s Fireworks in Bow. Deborah Colby, who owns the store, says her customers are spending anywhere from $15 to $3,000 on fireworks. Colby says some of the most popular products are the ones that used to be illegal, such as reloadable fireworks.

“They tend to be a good value and they’re very beautiful,” Colby says. “They tend to go a little higher sometimes than some of the multi-shot cakes.”

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Senator Bernie Sanders spoke for more than an hour Saturday morning at a town hall at Nashua Community College. The independent from Vermont, who is running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, covered a wide range of issues, including income inequality, campaign finance reform and climate change.

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In New Hampshire, it’s not easy to find a package of JG Coconut Mushrooms, or a jar of clotted cream, or a can of mushy peas.

“Any dinner you would have with a pie you have mushy peas on the side,” says Stephanie Pressinger, president of The British Aisles in Greenland.

“Someone who hasn’t been to England or doesn’t know the culture would say, ‘Why would you want mushed peas?’”

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A senior class tradition at Concord High School has erupted into a controversy surrounding offensive t-shirts.

School administrators are replacing the senior class t-shirts after discovering references they deemed to have racial overtones. The shirt's design contains word art in the shape of a wave for the school's team nickname, the "Crimson Tide." Embedded in that design are the letters, "K K K" and the phrase "Go White."