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1 hr ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Farmington Childrena s Center plays a vital economic role

Most people will look favorably on the fact that Farmington selectmen are still trying to come up with a solution to the cramped conditions in the current police station.

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Related Topix: Farmington, NH, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Retired teachers to tour Dover facility

The first fall meeting of the Strafford County Retired Educators Association will be held at Maple Suites located at 30 Holiday Drive on Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Dover, NH

9 hrs ago | FITSNews

Former Virginia Governor Addressing New Hampshire GOP Groups

Former Virginia Governor James Gilmore will address back-to-back-to-back New Hampshire Republican events on September 6, American Opportunity announced today.

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Related Topix: Dover, NH, Stratham, NH, Hillsborough County, NH, Nashua, NH

14 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

The Monarch School of New England, Part 9 Diane Besseya s many roles at The Monarch School

This is the 9th in a series on the Monarch School of New England. Articles and photographs will showcase the history of the school: its journey in becoming one of the state's most highly recognized schools for its work with students with significant disabilities.

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Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Rochester, NH

18 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Revenue loss focuses on Fire Department

The investigation regarding the possible loss of town revenues is primarily being focused on the Farmington Fire Department.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Woman pleads guilty to giving drugs to teen who killed cyclists

A woman accused of giving unlicensed driver Darriean Hess the powerful painkiller fentanyl several hours before Hess allegedly killed two bicyclists last fall pleaded guilty to four drug-related charges Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Hampton, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

County drug task force makes drug arrest

A Rochester woman was arrested Tuesday by the Strafford County Drug Task Force for possession of methamphetamine.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rochester, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

No orders entered during conference for accused arsonist

No orders were entered Tuesday following a status conference regarding a competency issue for accused arsonist Shawn Hoyt.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Victim shot in the chest last month is also robbery suspect

Robbery suspect Okiemute "Leo" Omatie has been identified as the victim in last month's shooting on Lafayette Street, where Dover man Kerry Joseph allegedly shot him in the chest with a firearm.

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Related Topix: Dover, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Jury selection scheduled for Weeden trial

Dates for jury selection have been scheduled for former city Councilor Michael Weeden who was recently indicted on aggravated felonious sexual assault and criminal threatening charges.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Man sentenced in vicious orange juice beating

A New York man who beat a fellow inmate over a box of orange juice at Strafford County House of Corrections will spend between 10 and 20 years in prison for the brutal assault.

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Related Topix: Farmington, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

O'Malley stumps for Shaheen in Somersworth

United States Senator, Jeanne Shaheen addresses supporters at the Strafford County Democratic Committee's annual picnic Sunday at Millennium Park in Somersworth.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Somersworth, NH, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Strafford, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Swanberry promoted to sergeant

Police officer Andrew Swanberry has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Swanberry, who has worked for the Rochester Police Department since 2006, was sworn in as the department's new sergeant at the Police Commission meeting last week.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Dogs' Day Afternoon Working Dogs Foundation shows four-legged skills, ...

Stratham Hill Park is often the scene, in summer, of the famed Stratham Fair. Many hold visions of a carnival midway with large rides, cotton candy and games in their minds.

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Related Topix: Stratham, NH, Fire, Barrington, NH, Rochester, NH

SeacoastOnline

K-9's put on a show in Stratham

Proxy chased down "bad guys" and Phlirt sniffed for drugs. Bloodhound Daisy Mae located a "missing person," Gypsy attacked a man on the top of his car and Ginko leaped over hurdles during the "Dog Days of August" Saturday at Stratham Hill Park.

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Related Topix: Stratham, NH, Drugs, New Durham, NH, Milford, NH, Dover, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Spring trial likely for former UNH womena s hockey coach

Former UNH women's hockey coach Brian McCloskey, who has been indicted on assault and criminal threatening charges, will be heading to court next spring, according to the Strafford County Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Foster's Daily Democrat

Strafford County Democratic Picnic will once again feature local food

The Strafford County Democratic Committee's annual picnic on Sunday, Aug. 17, continues the theme of Grow Local.

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Related Topix: Somersworth, NH, Life, Food, Beef, Meat, US Governors, Maggie Hassan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, US Politics, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Rochester woman charged with selling heroin

The Strafford County Drug Task Force on Thursday arrested a Rochester woman for allegedly selling heroin.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Middleton school board members tour school

Marlborough School was host to a tour for representatives of the Middleton School Board on Aug. 9. Pictured in front of the entrance to the school are Ken Garry, Middleton School Board, Jeffrey Downing of Conneston Construction, Inc. , Frank Marinace of Marinace Architects, Shane Moorehead of CCI, and John Mammone, Middleton School Board.

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Related Topix: Marlborough, NH

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Mazzaglia Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of UNH Student

The Dover man convicted of the rape and murder of 19-year-old UNH student Lizzi Marriott was sentenced to life in prison Thursday at the Strafford County Courthouse.

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