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  1. Cancer rates among firefighters a rising concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Technology has produced lightweight building materials, a 50-inch television set that can be hung on the wall and myriad products around the house that are flame retardant and stain resistant, but when a fire strikes possessions can become a toxic cloud of carcinogens such as arsenic, asbestos, formaldehyde and dioxin. Without a simple way to link cancer rates to exposure, statistics are hard to come by, but area fire chiefs know the friends they've lost.

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  2. 'Say 2016!' Sisters snag selfies with presidential hopefulsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Addy and Emma Nozell aren't the first New Hampshire residents to collect photos of themselves with as many presidential candidates as possible. But in the age of selfies, the Merrimack sisters are attracting a lot of attention, so much so that candidates now arrive in the state ready for their close-ups with the teens.

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  3. Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in Amherst and Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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  4. Hassan to participate in July Fourth celebrations statewideRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    While the July 4 weekend means vacation for most New Hampshire residents, the same can't be said for politicians. Gov. Maggie Hassan is on the job for the holiday, attending Fourth of July celebrations statewide.

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  5. GPS coordinates used to find lost hikersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say they used GPS coordinates from a 911 cellphone call to find two 17-year-old hikers overcome by darkness at North Pack Monadnock Mountain. Officers say the girls, Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney, both of Amherst, started their hike on the Wapack Trail in Greenfield at about 6 p.m. Thursday.

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  6. Reminder: July 1 starts 'hands-free' distracted driving lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    New Hampshire State Police on Thursday made their last public push for the new "hands-free" law that goes into effect July 1, requiring many people to change their driving habits, no longer holding cellphones and wireless devices. Among the speakers at a news conference was Marilyn Bachman, whose husband, John Bachman, was struck and killed by a driver while getting his mail in Amherst two days before Christmas in 2013.

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  7. Building on Hope to announce next projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    An organization that helps nonprofits renovate buildings with donated materials and labor is getting ready to announce its next project.

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  8. 13 states catalog culverts to protect fish, mitigate floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Bridges get a lot of attention when they fail, but scientists are working to eliminate what they say can be an even greater scourge, because of their sheer numbers and their effect on wildlife: culverts. These passages that carry smaller streams under roads and driveways number in the thousands across the East, and their importance came into sharp focus during storms Irene and Sandy in the past few years, when floodwaters washed many of them out and cut off access for days or weeks.

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  9. Woman accused of stealing 13 iPads worth $8,500Read the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Police are looking for a woman suspected of taking 13 iPads from a Wal-Mart in Amherst, New Hampshire, over the weekend. WMUR-TV reports police said the theft happened early Sunday.

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  10. Woman accused of stealing 13 iPads worth $8,500Read the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Police are looking for a woman suspected of taking 13 iPads from a Wal-Mart in Amherst, New Hampshire, over the weekend. WMUR-TV reports police said the theft happened early Sunday.

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  11. Finalists selected for nonprofit renovation projectRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Every two years, Building On Hope works with builders, architects and designers to renovate facilities associated with nonprofit service groups. Last year, nearly 200 volunteers and dozens of companies completed a $300,000 transformation at Opportunity Networks in Amherst, an organization that serves adults with acquired and developmental disabilities.

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  12. NH architects picked for design awardsRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    AMHERST –The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter has announced the recipients of its 2015 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards, the highest recognition of architecture that exemplifies excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client's program. Selected from 28 submissions, nine projects from eight architectural firms were recognized at the AIANH Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, January 23, at LaBelle Winery in Amherst.

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  13. Winter onions? UNH scientists show they can growRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    UNH researchers have had success in growing onions during the winter. The bulbs are protected in a specially designed tunnel.

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  14. Canoe overturns, leaves 3 duck hunters in lakeRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Three duck hunters are recuperating after their canoe overturned in a New Hampshire lake, leaving them in near-freezing conditions for about half an hour. Police in Amherst say the canoe overturned Sunday morning in the Souhegan River.

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  15. Canoe overturns, leaves 3 duck hunters in lakeRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Three duck hunters are recuperating after their canoe overturned in a New Hampshire lake, leaving them in near-freezing conditions for about half an hour. Police in Amherst say the canoe overturned Sunday morning in the Souhegan River.

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