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NH storm outages are 4th largest in state history

CONCORD (AP) — Utilities have made some progress in restoring power after the first major snowstorm of the season hit New Hampshire. At peak, more … Full story    

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Over 100,000 customers still without electricity

CONCORD (AP) – Utilities made some progress Friday in restoring power after the first major snowstorm of the season hit New Hampshire. At peak, more … Full story    

General store dating to 19th century set to close

The Old Mystic General Store, which has been open since the early 19th century, closed Wednesday. “We’ll miss you,” said Theo Hamell, 82, reaching over … Full story    

NH storm outages are 4th largest in state history

CONCORD (AP) — Utilities have made some progress in restoring power after the first major snowstorm of the season hit New Hampshire. At peak, more … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Officials: Officer shoots suspect in Henniker

HENNIKER (AP) - Authorities say an investigation is underway after a Henniker police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect. Attorney General Joseph Foster says … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Ayotte, Shaheen, join conservation fund effort

CONCORD (AP) - A group of U.S. Senate members, including New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, is seeking a way to find a permanent … Full story    
Updated yesterday

World War II vet buried in view of his front porch

NEW HARTFORD, Conn. – Like a lot of returning servicemen in 1945, Paul A. Vaccari didn’t talk much about war. He did, however, talk about … Full story    
Updated yesterday

New data reveals 1 in 10 state retirees double dip

In Berlin, the police chief says he works part-time hours. He logs in 32 hours a week and gets decent pay for his time. Peter … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Maine fishermen banking on fish auction renovation

PORTLAND, Maine – Fishermen around the state are hoping a million-dollar investment in the Portland Fish Exchange can breathe new life into one of the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Pierce picks a Card

RINDGE (AP) – Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

State jobless-pay rules differ in FairPoint strike

AUGUSTA, Maine – FairPoint worker Jeff Dorn has already told his kids Christmas is going to be more about family than presents this year. The … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

N.H. taxes can now be paid by credit card

CONCORD – State taxes can now be paid by credit card, although it will cost an extra 2.19 percent, to cover the credit card fees. … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2014

Resorts make big snowmaking upgrades

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2014

Offshore wind turbines more likely as auction set

BOSTON – Massachusetts is one step closer to seeing its coastline waters dotted with wind turbines as federal officials announced Monday that an auction date … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2014

Gov. Hassan asks agencies for $18M in budget cuts

CONCORD– Gov. Maggie Hassan ordered state agencies on Monday to cut a collective $18 million from their budgets in an effort to avoid a shortfall … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2014

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

WASHINGTON – Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning – again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 63 people … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2014

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

CONCORD – Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2014

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive – thus far the province of western states – to the Northeast, … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2014

Ortiz doll, marathon medal in Boston time capsule

BOSTON (AP) – Whoever opens Boston’s time capsule in 2114 will find a David Ortiz bobblehead doll and a medal from last year’s Boston Marathon. … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel

ORONO, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

BOSTON (AP) – A man stripped inside a women’s bathroom at Logan International Airport on Saturday, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

City: Quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off

KEENE – The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Agency: Schools helped Lanza’s mom ‘appease’ him

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Adam Lanza’s parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook … Full story    
Published:  November 22, 2014