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Senate passes bill prompted by Nashua 3-year-old’s death; sponsor sees good chances in NH House

CONCORD – Legislation aimed at giving child-advocacy workers more authority to intervene and take action when they know, or believe, a child is in imminent … Full story    

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Officer improving after surgery to remove bullet

BOSTON (AP) – A decorated Boston police officer shot point-blank in the face by a suspect was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday and … Full story    
Updated 28 minutes ago

Salaries at university system

Almost 17 percent of salaried positions in the state’s university system had six-figure salaries in the 2013-2014 fiscal year, from $385,000 for UNH President Jack … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Are the early primary states a big deal anymore?

NASHUA – Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation’s first presidential primaries and caucuses, the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said Friday the schools must address specific gaps in … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Bald eagles on rise as sightings in Massachusetts increase

MILTON, Mass. (AP) – Thirty years ago, local residents only saw bald eagles on the covers of wildlife magazines. Now, if they’re lucky, all they … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

House budget writers delay vote on transportation cuts

CONCORD –Top Republican budget writers in the New Hampshire House said Wednesday a tax or fee increase will be necessary to sustain the state’s highway … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

Senate passes bill prompted by Nashua 3-year-old’s death; sponsor sees good chances in NH House

CONCORD – Legislation aimed at giving child-advocacy workers more authority to intervene and take action when they know, or believe, a child is in imminent … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

New Hampshire House puts hold on gas tax increase

CONCORD – Unable to gather enough support within their own party, House Republican budget writers Wednesday backed off a proposed increase in New Hampshire’s gas … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

Hillsborough County communities could get $1.2 million federal disaster aid from January blizzard; Nashua could get $300,000

Hillsborough County cities and towns could receive an estimated $1.2 million in federal reimbursement for snow removal costs during the late January blizzard under a … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

Aaron Hernandez trial resumes after courthouse bomb threat

FALL RIVER, Mass. – The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was briefly delayed Thursday by a bomb threat called in … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

New Hampshire eases rules for giving anti-overdose drug

CONCORD – New Hampshire safety officials are offering police officers a training course on administering life-saving doses of Narcan to people who overdose on heroin, … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened

BOSTON – From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England’s rich native flora is fighting for survival … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

New Hampshire public health director stepping down

CONCORD (AP) – Dr. Jose Montero, New Hampshire’s director of public health for the past seven years, said Thursday he is stepping down to take … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2015

Jury shown graphic autopsy photos of Boston bombing victim

BOSTON (AP) – Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) have been shown graphic autopsy photos of one of the … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

Boston bomber trial: Pressure cooker parts, BBs, nails found in Tsarnaev’s home

BOSTON – Nails, BBs, pressure cooker parts and other potential bomb components were found inside Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family apartment, an FBI agent … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

President Obama signs New Hampshire disaster declaration

CONCORD (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for the state of New Hampshire, ordering federal aid to help state and local … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

NH: ‘Animal House’ frat at Dartmouth accused of branding members

CONCORD – A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie “Animal House” has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

Keeping classical cool: Oldest US arts group, based in Boston, turns 200

BOSTON – Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

Report: NH broadband speeds among highest in country

Internet speeds in New Hampshire and Massachusetts are among the fastest of any state in the country, with more than half averaging 21⁄2 times a … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

NH: 3 plead guilty in large-scale prescription pill case

CONCORD – Three New Hampshire defendants face 20 years or more in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a large-scale oxycodone ring. Federal … Full story    
Published:  March 25, 2015

Nashua man dies skiing in Vermont

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – Terence Scott, 23, of Nashua died in a skiing accident at Killington Resort in Vermont Saturday, March 21, when he lost … Full story    
Published:  March 25, 2015

Souhegan HS freshman, anti-bullying advocates oppose student privacy bill

CONCORD – A 14-year-old bullying victim joined parents and school officials Tuesday in opposing a bill aimed at protecting student privacy. The bill would prohibit … Full story    
Published:  March 25, 2015