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Planet Fitness threatens to move headquarters over tax laws

CONCORD – Planet Fitness is threatening to move its headquarters out of New Hampshire – taking hundreds of jobs with it – if the Legislature … Full story    

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Coast Guard and NOAA investigating NH oil spill

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) –” The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are continuing to clean up oily water discharged from a ship … Full story    
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Boston leader assures IOC on securing support for 2024 bid

BOSTON – The new leader of Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics assured the IOC on Wednesday that local residents will support the effort … Full story    
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Beyond craft brews: Just like foodies, beer geeks go local

PORTLAND, Maine – In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of … Full story    
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Planet Fitness threatens to move headquarters over tax laws

CONCORD – Planet Fitness is threatening to move its headquarters out of New Hampshire – taking hundreds of jobs with it – if the Legislature … Full story    
Updated 4 hours ago

Maine House opposes contentious abortion bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a contentious bill that seeks to require abortion clinics to be licensed by the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Federal prison inmate sentenced for making stabbing weapon

CONCORD – A federal prison inmate in Berlin has been sentenced for fashioning a 6-inch piece of wood into a stabbing weapon. The U.S. Attorney’s … Full story    
Updated yesterday

East Haven zoning official accused of extortion

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A zoning official for the town of East Haven has been arrested on federal charges alleging that he extorted money … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine – After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Firm fined for selling online courses that didn’t meet court-ordered guidelines

CONCORD – A California company has been fined for lying to New Hampshire customers by claiming that its online domestic-violence courses could be used for … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – A woman whose book “To Die For” was inspired by the case of Pamela Smart, who plotted with her teenage lover … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Memorial Day traffic record set for NH turnpike system

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has set a traffic record for Memorial Day, with 302,927 vehicles recorded as passing through the state turnpike system. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Police: New Yale grad stabs fellow student, jumps to death NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a man who graduated from Yale University earlier … Full story    
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Rescuers help stranded hiker on Mount Washington

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) – Rescuers have come to the aid of a hiker who became stranded along a steep Mount Washington trail. The U.S. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Hartford police probing if pastor shooting was hate crime

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Hartford police are investigating whether a pastor who was shot while placing flags outside a church for Memorial Day was the … Full story    
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Black widow spider crawls out of bag of grapes, bites woman

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) – A Vermont woman has been bitten by a black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes. … Full story    
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White House Conference on Aging to hold forum in Boston

BOSTON (AP) – The White House Conference on Aging will hold its fifth and final regional forum in Boston this week. The regional forums are … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

21 New Hampshire museums free for military families

CONCORD (AP) – There are 21 museums in New Hampshire offering free admission to military families from Memorial Day through Labor Day under the Blue … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Dad: Youngster shot on bicycle recovering after surgery

BOSTON (AP) – The father of a Brockton youngster who was shot while riding his bicycle says his son has undergone surgery and is recovering. … Full story    
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Maine-NH bridge undergoing inspection next week

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is beginning an inspection of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge that connects Portsmouth and Kittery, … Full story    
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Prison inmates fighting addiction must wear shirt and tie

LUDLOW, Mass. – A western Massachusetts prison believes dressing for success can help inmates break the stranglehold of addiction. Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe Jr. … Full story    
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Officials: Waco shootout won’t affect Laconia bike week

LACONIA, N.H. – The biggest motorcycle rally in the Northeast kicks off in New Hampshire in two weeks, and law enforcement officials and organizers said … Full story    
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Jeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkport

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine … Full story    
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