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Transcripts Say Sanborn Made Frequent Sexual References, Comments on Female Staffer's Appearance

A former state Senate staffer told investigators that sexual comments “just roll off the tip of [the] tongue" of Republican State Senator and congressional candidate Andy Sanborn. That’s according to transcripts released by the Attorney General’s office late Friday.

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A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to the summit of the 6,288-foot peak in 53 minutes and 34 seconds.

Miller was followed by Drake Deuel, 20, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Eric Levinsohn, 28 of New Haven, Connecticut.

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A former state Senate staffer told investigators that sexual comments “just roll off the tip of [the] tongue" of Republican State Senator and congressional candidate Andy Sanborn.

That’s according to transcripts released by the Attorney General’s office late Friday.  

Farms across New Hampshire are offering up wagons of fresh fruits and vegetables, and agricultural fair time is here. Here are 5 things to do this weekend in New Hampshire, starting with one of those fairs, and moving on to some live music shows (Watch Sweet Crude's video, Mon Esprit, at the end of this post.)

Check out the NHPR Community Calendar for more events, music shows, and trip ideas.

Kate McNally hosts The Folk Show on Sundays at 7 p.m. She curates a folk music and dance calendar, too.

  A debate between two Republicans running in the state's 1st Congressional District ended before it began Thursday night in Concord.

It was supposed to feature state Sen. Andy Sanborn and Eddie Edwards. But Edwards bowed out a day earlier, after refusing to sign a pledge from the New Hampshire GOP that he’d support the party’s nominee.  

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The Environmental Protection Agency isn't convinced that Coakley Landfill's cap may be putting harmful chemicals into a nearby brook.

The agency asked for more data in a letter about the North Hampton Superfund site Friday.

The Coakley Landfill Group, which is responsible for cleanup at the site, suggested in an analysis earlier this week that the landfill's cap itself could be tainting stormwater runoff with PFAS chemicals.

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Peterborough's community center is getting a bit of a makeover—with a honey bee mural.

It's part of a local group's effort to raise awareness about the role bees play in our food systems.

Each bee Matt Willey paints is about 3 feet long. By the time he's done, there'll be 200 on this wall.

"It's amazing to me how many people I meet don't even know what a pollinator is,” he said.

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Rochester is hosting its first-ever food truck festival Sunday.

Food trucks and local chefs from the Tri-City area will converge on the Lilac Mall parking lot for the new event.

Organizers include the owner of the Dover-based Crescent City Kitchen truck, who says he hopes the festival will be an annual event.

Nine trucks are slated to be on-site, serving barbecue, ice cream, poutine and more.

The festival will also include a local beer garden, live music and games.

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A solar company, a honey maker and an environmental group will celebrate the honey bee Saturday in Rye.

Revision Energy spokesman Dan Weeks says honey bees are threatened by climate change, fossil fuel pollution and other environmental hazards.

Companies like his want to help fix those problems, Weeks says, "because we see fossil fuel dependence, rising temperatures, carbon pollution as a factor harming honey bees, as well as a lot of other species."

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  A former St. Paul's School teacher accused of interfering with an investigation into the school pled guilty in Merrimack Superior Court today Friday. David Pook was sentenced to spend four months in jail.

 

Food, music and dance from Latino, Caribbean and African traditions will fill Manchester's Veterans Park this Saturday. But there’s also a focus on engaging young people to get involved with their communities

One of Diego Cataño’s favorite parts of the We Are One festival is when the music starts, and different people are dancing to beats from around the world. Cataño's been organizing these festivals for 18 years and besides bringing people from all backgrounds together he's also talking with younger Latinos about leading community events like this one.

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