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Bill Hickman clears a fallen sugar maple on Hanover Steet in Manchester on Thursday. He said his uncooked turkey was in the oven awaiting the restoration of power.

NH suffers 4th worst outage on record

MANCHESTER — A Thanksgiving Eve Nor'easter dashed plans for home-cooked feasts and football viewing from the couch, leaving more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power on Thanksgiving and the potential for more dark days.

A volunteer stops by the table where Gary Fleisher, of Somersworth, and his father Ernie Fleisher, of Rochester, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Their original dinner plans fell through due to a power outage from Wednesday's storm.

Even without electricity, this Thanksgiving feast got cooked in Newmarket

NEWMARKET — They may have been lacking electricity this year, but there was no shortage of smiles or turkey at Jeremy's fifth annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday.

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Customers wait in line to purchase tablets at the Best Buy store at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester on Thursday night.

Camping out didn't pay for shoppers

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Many began lining up at the Best Buy store at the Mall of New Hampshire on Wednesday, hoping to get a cheap large-screen television or a low price on a tablet or camera. But they were only marginally ahead of people who waited almost until the store's 5 p.m. opening on Thursday.

A painkiller meant for a 33-year-old mother of two was allegedly taken instead by former EMT Peter McGlynn.

Hospital denies wrongdoing in drug-diversion suit

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BRENTWOOD — A lawyer for Exeter Hospital says it has no legal responsibility to a Stratham woman who was an alleged victim of a drug diversion by a former emergency medical technician convicted of taking fentanyl.

Deborah and Scott Simmons allege in separate lawsuits that they suffered neck, back and other injuries while traveling from San Juan to Boston because, ''the flight's path was abruptly and violently altered such that the plane dropped significantly.''

JetBlue Airways asks for dismissal of lawsuit for turbulent flight

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BRENTWOOD — A lawyer for JetBlue Airways is asking a judge to dismiss a pair of lawsuits filed by two Rockingham County residents who claim they were injured during a turbulent 2011 flight where seven people were hurt.

A report that examines the operations of the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, shown here on Sept. 30, will be released sometime in mid-December. Earlier this year, a disability-rights group alleged that Lakeview has exhibited a long-term

Report due soon on alleged abuse at neuro-rehab centers

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EFFINGHAM — Prompted by allegations of 'a long-term pattern of poor treatment' at the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, a report that examines the facility's operations will be made public in December, according to state officials.

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Mitt Romney may need to be more Shermanesque. There's no clear Republican presidential front-runner for 2016 — except, maybe, Romney.

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Start weekend with a chuckle or two at Tupelo

When a close friend celebrated her 50th birthday, Jeanne Sullivan said she began giving some serious thought to her friend's suggestion of creating a 'bucket list.'

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (shown here in a previous production) returns to 'The Christmas Attic,' part of its holiday triology, for inspiration for this year's cross-country tour.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Manchester

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to its holiday roots with a new production that coincides with its re-release of 'The Christmas Attic' rock opera.

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Country's award-winning Terri Clark talks record-making process

With a dedicated following in both the United States and her native Canada, country artist Terri Clark turned to some of her fans — 1,099, judging from the final tally posted on the PledgeMusic website — to help her finance her latest project.


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'Memorial (ghost/embers),' which includes sculptural elements, projection, soundscape, video and text, centers on two headless figures rising from a bed of black stones, in which are embedded burned books.

Memorial recalls church fire, while calling to mind those lost to AIDS

'Memorial (ghost/embers),' which recalls an arsonist's fire at a New England church and calls to mind those lost to AIDS, will go on display at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery on Wyman Way at Keene State College next month.

John McLaughlin Williams, a conductor as well as violin soloist, pianist and chamber musician, is as at home with popular fare as he is with classic repertoire. For example, he conducted R&B superstars Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight and The Winans in “Christmas Glory,” a gospel Christmas concert for the FOX and UPN networks, and led the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in traditional pieces as well as original arrangements for blues legend Thornetta Davis.

Grammy-winning conductor at helm of 'Nutcracker' orchestra

Grammy Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams will lead the orchestra for Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre's holiday classic 'The Nutcracker' in six Thanksgiving weekend shows.


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Customers wait in line to purchase tablets at the Best Buy store at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester on Thursday night.

Camping out didn't pay for shoppers

READER COMMENTS: 0

Many began lining up at the Best Buy store at the Mall of New Hampshire on Wednesday, hoping to get a cheap large-screen television or a low price on a tablet or camera. But they were only marginally ahead of people who waited almost until the store's 5 p.m. opening on Thursday.

Deborah and Scott Simmons allege in separate lawsuits that they suffered neck, back and other injuries while traveling from San Juan to Boston because, ''the flight's path was abruptly and violently altered such that the plane dropped significantly.''

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Nearly 30,000 people participated in the Winter Holiday Stroll in 2013, and organizers are hoping for an even larger crowd for Saturday’s festivities in downtown Nashua.

Ready for a holiday stroll in downtown Nashua

NASHUA — This weekend, the downtown area will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with ice carvings, a visit from Santa Claus and an estimated 30,000 visitors.

Though her naval career began relatively late, U.S. Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathryn Teague, a 2006 graduate of Londonderry High School, said she's adapted well to life at sea.

Former Londonderry student sails into Navy career aboard the USS Lincoln

Formerly an education major, Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathryn Teague left Keene State College after a year due to financial reasons, working a variety of jobs before discovering her Navy niche.

Hundred Nights Shelter is holding its first annual Holiday Auction this Dec.

The new event combined with a spring masquerade ball and continued funding from the Monadnock United Way and the city of Keene should keep the cold weather shelter on solid footing financially, said Hundred Night executive director Mindy Cambiar on Wednesday.

Hoping to make the holiday season brighter for the area's needy, the Town of Derry has set up a

Derry places 'Giving Tree' in Municipal Center

DERRY — Hoping to make the holiday season brighter for the area's needy, the Town of Derry has set up a "Giving Tree" in the lobby of the Municipal Center.

Harper and the Minstrel, a duo that plays medieval, renaissance and baroque works, will perform at the Nashua Public Library during the Winter Holiday Stroll on Saturday.

Nashua strolls into winter Saturday

The Winter Holiday Stroll meanders into the season — and the downtown area — from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Festival planned in Salem

St. Joseph Regional Catholic School will host its sixth annual Christmas Festival on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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