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12:33 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Nor'easter Combined With 'King Tide' Makes Flooding Likely On Seacoast

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  Some of the highest tides of 2014 – known as “king tides,” -- are predicted to hit the New Hampshire seacoast on January 2 and 3.  That’s precisely the time a severe Nor’easter is likely to bring high winds and heavy snow to the area.

Bill Boynton with New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation says that spells flooding:

With winds of 20-25 miles per hour predicted along with the expected high tides, there will be a strong possibility of some coastal flooding.

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3:47 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

ISO-NE Approves Northern Pass Interconnectivity

The hydroelectric power line project known as the Northern Pass has passed a major regulatory hurdle Tuesday.


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1:19 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Nine Companies Share More Than $100K In Job Training Grants

Nine New Hampshire companies will share more than $100,000 in state Job Training Fund grants awarded this month.  

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11:24 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Granite State Ski Resorts Set To Ring In 2014 With Festivities

Ragged Mountain in Danbury recently opened up a new snow tube park.
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 Ski resorts across the Granite State will be holding New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight.

Ragged Mountain in Danbury is calling its bash Tube Year’s Eve, after the recent opening of a new snow tubing park.

Marketing manager Stacey Lopes says the park is over two football fields in length.

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4:22 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

More Log On To N.H.'s New Health Care Website

More than 200 people have sought assistance signing up for affordable health care on CoveringNewHampshire.org, the state’s Health Insurance Marketplace website -- since it went online on December 24th.  

The website helps consumers sign up for health insurance on the federal website, healthcare.gov.  It got off to a late start after Republican lawmakers refused federal money to build it.  But, project leader Karen Hicks says, people are logging in despite the late launch and holiday distractions:

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4:14 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Over 1,000 Expected For 20th Annual "Times Square" Ball Drop In Dover

Kids who aren’t old enough to stay up until midnight can still watch a shiny silver ball drop at in Dover on New Year's Eve. The Dover Children's Museum is expecting over 1,000 little partiers at their 20th annual daytime New Year's Eve party.

Dover Childrens’ Museum communications director, Heidi Duncanson says it's not Times Square, but it's close:

During the day we have a series of midnight countdowns, where we lower the glitter-ball from 30 feet up, everybody counts down the last 10 seconds, and we have party horns, and they make hats.   

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4:10 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Coast Guard Aircraft Collides With Snow Buntings During Departure From Pease

A Coast Guard aircraft departing from Pease Airport was grounded briefly after hitting birds Monday morning.

The TN235 twin turbo prop aircraft collided with a flock of snow buntings around 11 a.m.  Pease Airport Manager, Bill Hopper, says the plane turned around and landed:

"They notified ground crews, and had them on standby, and landed without incident, inspected the aircraft, there was no damage to the aircraft, so they departed."

NH News
3:43 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Nearly 2K PSNH Customers Still Without Power After Winter Storm

Nearly 2,000 Public Service of New Hampshire customers are still without power following last night’s winter storm.

Most of the customers without power are in the central and western parts of the state.

Several hundred customers in Newport, Grantham and Claremont are affected.

PSNH spokesman Mike Skelton says crews have been working throughout the day to repair power lines damaged by broken branches and heavy snow.

NH News
10:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team

Nick Fairall
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Andover native Nick Fairall will take part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

Fairall secured a spot on the U.S. ski jumping team with his win at the Olympic Trials in Park City, Utah this past weekend.

Fairall, 24, has been skiing since he was six years old, cutting his teeth at the Andover Outing Club.

He says while competing in his first Olympics will be thrilling, he won’t be satisfied until he has the ultimate prize.

“Well, obviously, like everyone’s goal, is Olympic gold.”

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8:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Several Thousand Without Power, More Outages Possible Monday

Heavy, wet snow began falling Sunday evening in parts of New Hampshire.
Credit NHPR / Rebecca Lavoie

Roughly 5,000 Public Service of New Hampshire customers remain without power following last night’s snow storm.

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6:00 am
Sun December 29, 2013

State Says 'Put Your Best Food Forward' With Free Guided Hikes On New Year's Day

On New Year’s day, Granite Staters can go on free guided tours at three state parks around the state.  The tours are sponsored by New Hampshire’s department of Parks and Recreation.

The Division of Parks and Recreation is working in conjunction with local groups to push granite staters to start their year outdoors. Amy Bassett with the office of Travel and Tourism says this is the second year the state has sponsored First Day Hikes. The idea came from a national group:

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1:05 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Some City Leaders Say They're Not Interested In New 2 A.M. Last Call

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Starting with the New Year on Wednesday, cities and towns will have the option of extending last call at bars from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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6:30 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Woodstock: 250 Years In The Making

Stagecoach heading from the Fairview Hotel in N. Woodstock to the Whites
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“This is my great grandfather, my great grandmother, my grandfather and his sister Edna and they are in this surrey and they’re going for a ride around the mountains… this is 1908, wow!”

Visit Jim Fadden’s house and you’ll find a treasure trove of Woodstock history.  There are old signs plastered along the walls, turn of the century programs and town records on top of desks and stuffed inside of drawers are tons of old photographs showing the famous and sometimes forgotten places and people that made this town what it is today.

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6:29 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Memorial Bridge Lights Up On Saturday

On Saturday, a committee of citizens and city officials from Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME will flip the switch on $200,000 worth of lights,  now installed on the new Memorial Bridge.  The Memorial Bridge Illumination Committee spent more than a year planning and fundraising for the bridge's lights.

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3:45 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Local Unemployment Data Shows Recovery Is Widespread

The local jobs picture in New Hampshire continues to improve. New data out Thursday from N.H. Employment Security shows that all ten counties had lower unemployment rates in November than compared to the start of 2013.

The rate in Coos County remains the highest in the state, but it’s down 2.4% from last January.  Cheshire and Strafford have each seen their jobless rates fall by 2 percentage points.

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