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State & New England

Pierce: The only president from NH

CONCORD – When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them. While the 14th president, Franklin Pierce, was … Full story    

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Americans show strong support for home Olympics

While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the idea of the games on home turf, according to a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Pierce: The only president from NH

CONCORD – When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them. While the 14th president, Franklin Pierce, was … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Long-range planning, funds key to transportation challenges

NASHUA – Business and planning experts say a coordinated approach to transportation that includes road and rail is needed to keep New Hampshire’s economy competitive … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Names of boy, stepfather who drowned in river released

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) – Police have released the identities of the 10-year-old boy who drowned when he went under water while swimming in the Merrimack … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2015

Hassan vetoes bill on parental notice of sexual topics

CONCORD (AP) – Gov. Maggie Hassan says a bill that would require schools to give parents two weeks’ notice before using sexually explicit material in … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2015

Published:  June 26, 2015

Maine Democrats reviewing possible actions against LePage

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Democratic leader of the Maine House says that lawmakers are reviewing all options for possible actions against Republican Gov. Paul … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Hernandez co-defendants appear in court on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Two men accused of joining with former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to kill a man in 2013 have … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Police: Body of 10-year-old boy found in river

BOSCAWEN (AP) – Police have found the body of a 10-year-old boy who went under water in a river in Boscawen, and are still looking … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Reminder: July 1 starts ‘hands-free’ distracted driving law

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire State Police on Thursday made their last public push for the new “hands-free” law that goes into effect July 1, … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

GOP’s Rubio disagrees with high court ruling on health law

EXETER – Florida senator and Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama’s … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

New Hampshire subsidy recipients relieved about court ruling

CONCORD – Diane Munroe was on her way to a doctor’s appointment Thursday when she heard the welcome news that she’ll be able to keep … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Budget veto likely to lead to extended impasse

HUDSON – Lawmakers anticipate an extensive impasse following Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Republican-crafted budget on Thursday, with both sides deadlocked over proposed … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Dozens of DUI convictions could be jeopardized in NH

CONCORD – The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has notified criminal defense lawyers in the state that certain drunken driving convictions, possibly dozens, have been … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

4 firefighters injured battling Massachusetts mill fire

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — Four firefighters were injured battling a huge blaze that's still smoldering at a vacant mill complex in central Massachusetts. Officials say … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

Massachusetts court offers guidelines on spanking

BOSTON (AP) – The state’s highest court has for the first time set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

House OKs tax law change sought by Planet Fitness

CONCORD (AP) – A proposal to change the state’s tax laws that began as an effort to accommodate gym company Planet Fitness is heading to … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

Family displaced by fire for 2nd time in Maine

OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) – A family that lost everything in a fire in Old Town, Maine, is familiar with that sinking feeling. It’s happened … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

Novelty supplier in Mass. pulls Confederate flag off market

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – A novelty item supplier headquartered in southeastern Massachusetts is one of the latest retailers to remove the Confederate flag from … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

Navy celebrates once-secret sub now on display in museum

GROTON, Conn. – A once-secret submarine in U.S. military research and expeditions is being celebrated for its advanced technology, exploration of the ocean floor and … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

Wrangling over state budget likely to continue for months

CONCORD – The battle over funding New Hampshire government and state services is likely to stretch on for months, as both Democrats and Republicans dug … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

1st medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opens

SALEM, Mass. (AP) – The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opened Wednesday – by appointment only – nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015