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James Foley is shown with his camera in Aleppo, Syria, in July 2012. The journalist was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day 2012 in northern Syria.

For Foley family in Rochester, pain turns into plan of action

While their son was held captive in Syria by ISIS forces, Diane and John Foley were told next to nothing by the U.S. government, which in turn told them to say nothing.

Diane Foley of Rochester, the mother of slain journalist James Foley, holds a photo of her son her living room on Wednesday.

Foley family in Rochester says their son James' faith explains his actions

Diane Foley says her faith in God continues to sustain her every day. But it was the faith of her oldest son, James, whose beheading by ISIS terrorists has helped galvanize American public opinion, that was even stronger.

Everett casino could impact New Hampshire gaming attempts

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Supporters of expanded gaming in the state still believe they have a shot at beating Massachusetts to the punch when it comes to making a resort casino in the region a reality.

Former Marine James Ryder teaches his fourth-grade class at Hallsville School in Manchester on Friday.

Lessons from the battlefield brought to forefront in Manchester school program

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Twenty-eight sets of eyes are focused on teacher James Ryder as he rapid-fires questions at them:What's the product of 8 and 3?

Less than two weeks after Londonderry Police dropped disorderly conduct charges against NH GOP activist Michael Zona after his chicken-suited appearance at the August Old Home Day parade, a similar-appearing chicken showed up at Saturday's opening of the Londonderry/Derry Democrats field office, located in the Apple Tree Mall. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen was the event's keynote speaker. It is unclear who was wearing the chicken suit during Saturday's event. The costumed fowl, which was was dressed in beads and trench coat and carried a sign reading

Shaheen can't shake protesting chicken at Londonderry/Derry Democrats field office

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Less than two weeks after Londonderry police dropped disorderly conduct charges against NH GOP activist Michael Zona after his chicken-suited appearance at the Londonderry's Old Home Day parade, a person in a similar chicken suit showed up at Saturday's opening of the Londonderry/Derry Democrats field office in the Apple Tree Mall.

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NH Republican convention talks up citizen action

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Hundreds of New Hampshire Republicans gathered Saturday for what they hope is a prelude to a victory party in November.

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SOME STATE SENATE candidates who believed they were going to have a free ride in the general election are not going to be so lucky.

Ted Siefer's City Hall: It was a week of spice, bed bugs, abandoned buildings, gambling

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Speedway neighbors either inured or upset by noise

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For those who live near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, this weekend is always on the noisy side, and while some neighbors say they are used to the noise, others say it's something they could live without.

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Guys battle back against insecurities in comic tale of unlikely strippers

Let's get the question over with. The answer is, 'Yes.' ... I think. Well, definitely maybe.

Master filmmaker Mike Leigh has long been fascinated by J.M.W. Turner, the visionary mid-19th century British painter. Leigh delves deeply into Turner's life of creativity and often off-putting intensity.

Cinematic standouts hit the big screen as Telluride tour stops in NH

Selections from the prestigious international cinema showcase held annually in Colorado hit the road as Telluride standouts screen at The Music Hall in Portsmouth and the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover throughout September.


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Fans love their trucks: Pickup truck racing all the rage in Loudon

Groups of brightly colored pickup trucks raced around the oval track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in packs Friday, their jacked-up four-speed eight-cylinder engines roaring as they hit the straightaway sections.

Flags fly above the RVs at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday,

Fellowship a big part of the Loudon experience for race fans

Thousands of fans poured down the sidewalks from the RV and camping areas at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thursday, eager to join the track’s FanFest Day.


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Producer Kelly Beech works at her computer in the newsroom at NH1 in Concord on Wednesday.

NH1 News offers viewers a different take for Granite State TV viewers

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Granite State television viewers last week might have spotted a new newscast when flipping through their cable channels: NH1 News on WBIN-TV.

Customers browse in the ALDI store on South Broadway in Salem, which opened in 2012. The company plans to open its second New Hampshire store in Plaistow on Oct. 2.

ALDI continues push into NH with store in Plaistow

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The international ALDI supermarket chain has announced the upcoming opening of a store in Plaistow, boosting its presence in a southern New Hampshire region where customers spent much of the summer showing loyalty to another chain specializing in low prices, Market Basket, through boycotts in support of ousted-then-reinstated CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

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NH preview of events beginning Sept. 21

Events throughout the state of New Hampshire beginning on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Local awards to be presented at Merrimack Fall Festival next weekend

The first annual Dave Yakuboff Helping Hand Award will also be distributed at the upcoming fall festival set for Sept. 27.

Flags fly above the RVs at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday,

Fellowship a big part of the Loudon experience for race fans

Thousands of fans poured down the sidewalks from the RV and camping areas at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thursday, eager to join the track’s FanFest Day.

Fall color is just beginning to show at Kancamagus Pass, the highest point along the Kancamagus Highway between Lincoln and Conway. JOHN KOZIOL

Great North Woods, White Mountains foliage expected to hit peak next week

There's still a lot of green around, but the 2014 foliage season is here, and while the rest of the state will follow suit thereafter, the Great North Woods and White Mountains are now displaying flashes of color and expected to reach peak by the end of the month.

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Volunteers hand out pumpkins to the community at C&S Grocers in Keene last Oct.
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Keene festival's pumpkin giveaway requires online registration this year

Free pumpkins distributed to the public as part of the Keene Pumpkin Festival push for the most jack-o-lanterns must be reserved via email this year.

UNO Pizzeria in Hudson plans cancer fundraiser

Proceeds from a fundraiser in Nashua next week will assist the family of a young Hudson cancer patient as they cope with ongoing medical expenses.

Farmington firefighters to don pink for fundraiser

Firefighters will soon don pink rather than the traditional red or blue to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

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