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As landline phones fade, FairPoint looks to a new business: data centers

MANCHESTER – Even as FairPoint Communications settled a long strike involving many of its line workers, the company made another move that says at least … Full story    

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Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers

BOSTON – Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk … Full story    
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Data: Victim’s cell pinged along Hernandez’s alleged route

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Tracking data shown to the jury Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez indicates … Full story    
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Police probe ‘suicide pact’ in Massachusetts, New Hampshire

WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) – Police are investigating what they’re calling a “suicide pact” involving students at schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Authorities said Thursday … Full story    
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Red Cross honoring New Hampshire heroes at breakfast event

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – A journalist killed by Islamic State militants, a police officer fatally shot at a Brentwood home and a 6-year-old girl who … Full story    
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New Hampshire lake is Lower 48’s only ice runway

ALTON, N.H. – Winter on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes. After being grounded … Full story    
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Responders clear roof after resident dies shoveling snow

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) – First responders who tried to save a man’s life when he collapsed while shoveling snow off his roof returned to finish … Full story    
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MGM sets March 24 groundbreaking on $800M Springfield casino

BOSTON – MGM outlined its construction schedule for an $800 million resort casino in Springfield on Thursday, starting with a March 24 groundbreaking. At a … Full story    
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Environmentalists withdraw appeal of Bingham wind farm

AUGUSTA (AP) – An environmental group fighting a Somerset County wind farm has abandoned its appeal of the state’s decision to grant a license for … Full story    
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Clerk who embezzled $100K drops retirement money effort

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – A former Vermont town clerk and treasurer convicted of embezzling $100,000 between 2001 and 2006 has dropped her effort to collect … Full story    
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Nashua’s Southern NH Medical Center joins new health-insurance company with Tufts, CMC

NASHUA – Having joined forces to cut costs by sharing information and purchasing, a five-hospital network that includes Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is taking … Full story    
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New Hampshire residents worry about tax subsidies

CONCORD (AP) – Physically and financially, yoga instructor Michael Morris already is stretched thin and his health insurance premiums would quadruple if the U.S. Supreme … Full story    
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State-backed $28M bond for Balsams plan hits a snag

CONCORD – A state Senate committee on Wednesday recommended more study of a bill to provide a state-backed $28 million bond to help redevelop a … Full story    
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Bostonians, gluttons for punishment, want to set snow record

BOSTON – Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8½ feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they … Full story    
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House votes to ban tanning for minors

CONCORD (AP) – The New Hampshire House has passed a bill banning anyone under 18 from using tanning beds. Lawmakers approved the bill 199 to … Full story    
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So far 20 Vermont school budgets rejected, down from 2014

MONTPELIER (AP) – Final Town Meeting Day voting results show Vermonters aren’t being as hard on local school budgets as they were last year. Figures … Full story    
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FairPoint blames losses on strike, bad weather

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Representatives for FairPoint Communications say a lengthy strike and bad weather caused the company’s $43.6 million in losses in the final … Full story    
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Facebook killing suspect describes relationship with victim

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Maine man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook says in a recorded police interview that … Full story    
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NH elected officials want more public hearings on gas pipeline plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – All four of New Hampshire’s elected federal officials want Kinder Morgan to hold more public meetings about its plan to run a … Full story    
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Woman dies in car crash, others injured

BELMONT, N.H. (AP) – Police say a woman has died and several others have been injured in a car crash in Belmont, New Hampshire. Police … Full story    
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Maine transportation officials seek to double bridge funding

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine needs to consider borrowing money and reallocating resources to find an additional $70 million annually to ensure the safety of the … Full story    
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NH lawmakers to consider tanning ban for teenagers

CONCORD – Before Jay Farley died from melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers … Full story    
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Hospitals report fewer uninsured patient at emergency rooms

CONCORD (AP) – Emergency rooms are seeing fewer uninsured patients since the state expanded its Medicaid program to cover more poor adults, according to the … Full story    
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