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Trauma expert: North Conway kidnapping, rape victim can thrive

CONCORD – Despite the grim picture painted by court documents this week, a trauma expert said Thursday there’s every reason to believe the New Hampshire … Full story    

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Commission looks for efficiencies, transparency in N.H. gov’t

CONCORD – A commission designed to review efficiency and transparency in state government reported last week there are significant opportunities to improve operating performance in … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Charges dismissed against Gilford, NH dad who protested book

GILFORD, N.H. – A judge has dismissed all charges against a New Hampshire man who refused to stop objecting to a book about bullying read … Full story    
Updated yesterday

NH Supreme court rules for convict in 1971 Concord murder

CONCORD – A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago can present new DNA results to a court to determine … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Striking FairPoint workers rally in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Two hundred FairPoint Communications workers promised on Friday to remain on strike until company officials return to the bargaining table, even as the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Food-mobile, road maintenance win innovation prize from University of New Hampshire

new hampshire UNH names winners of innovation challenge DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire has announced the winners of this year’s Social Venture Innovation … Full story    
Updated yesterday

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant predicts $1.24B decommissioning cost

MONTPELIER, Vt.– The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has made formal its prediction that decommissioning the reactor will cost $1.24 billion. The soon-to-close plant announced that … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Police charge man in tirade at Whitman, Mass. church

WHITMAN, Mass. – Police in Whitman have arrested a man accused of walking into a room full of children at a church and swearing, then … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Brr-fresco: Maine city OKs winter outdoor dining

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Fork? Check. Spoon? Yep. Parka? Good call. The city of Bangor, the gateway to northern Maine and one of the coldest … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Trauma expert: North Conway kidnapping, rape victim can thrive

CONCORD – Despite the grim picture painted by court documents this week, a trauma expert said Thursday there’s every reason to believe the New Hampshire … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

NH pain clinics: No patients were affected by tainted medicine that led to Wednesday’s arrests

As 14 owners or employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with 2012 tainted drugs that killed 64 people nationwide, the … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2014

Police: Child, 2, left unattended in drug cases in Rochester, NH

new hampshire Child unattended in drug cases ROCHESTER – Police say a New Hampshire man has been arrested on charges of possessing drugs and leaving … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2014

A Resident of a New Hampshire boarding house was found incompetent to face trial in death

LACONIA – A resident of a New Hampshire boarding house for the mentally ill has been found incompetent to stand on charges that he killed … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2014

AG: Gorham man facing 200 new indictments in case of missing Conway teen

CONCORD – Prosecutors say grand juries in Coos and Carrol counties have indicted a Gorham man on hundreds of brutal sex assault and kidnapping counts … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2014

Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick’s parade

BOSTON – For the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community … Full story    
Published:  December 17, 2014

NH average gas price falls below $2.70 a gallon

Gasoline prices in New Hampshire continue to echo the plummet in global oil prices. The average retail gas price fell 6.5 cents last week, to … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

Voluntown, Conn. Christmas tree farm a tailgating, grilling destination, too

VOLUNTOWN, Conn.– An observant Sunday afternoon visitor to Hartikka Tree Farms could spot several trios lurking within the thousands of firs and spruces: three lost … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

FBI’s Boston, Mass. office warns of corruption in casino industry

BOSTON –The head of the FBI’s Boston office said Monday he’s concerned the expansion of casino gambling might lead to an increase in public corruption … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing survivors prepare for closing of One Fund charity

NEWPORT, R.I. – Heather Abbott says One Fund Boston — the charity set up in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings — helped … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

New Hampshire: Effingham brain center needs immediate fix

CONCORD – An Effingham center that treats people with brain injuries must pay and train staff better and improve supervision of patients, according to a … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

Overall homeless count down in NH, up for veterans

MANCHESTER (AP) – A report on homelessness says New Hampshire’s overall homeless population has decreased by 3 percent, but says there’s been an increase among … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

National Life of Vermont inaugurates new solar project in state capital

MONTPELIER – Vermont’s National Life Group has flipped the switch on its new solar power installation. Over the last couple months National Life installed more … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2014

In Vermont, widespread FairPoint phone outages continue

MONTPELIER, Vt.– A top Vermont telecom regulator says the state’s dominant landline phone company continues to be plagued by outages. But Jim Porter of the … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2014