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State & New England

State promotes business climate but spends little to recruit

CONCORD – New Hampshire lawmakers repeatedly talk about the state’s “business climate” and the need to attract and retain employers, but lately they haven’t bought … Full story    

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Bomber’s defense cites family issues

BOSTON – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber … Full story    
Updated 3 hours ago

Police: Stolen credit cards used in $20K mall shopping spree

BEDFORD (AP) — A suburban Manchester woman is warning shoppers to be on the lookout after a thief snatched her wallet out of her shopping … Full story    
Updated yesterday

95-year-old man fights off would-be robber with cane

MANCHESTER (AP) — Police say a 95-year-old World War II veteran used his cane to fight off a would-be robber in Manchester, New Hampshire. Arthur … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

BOSTON – For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly … Full story    
Updated yesterday

State promotes business climate but spends little to recruit

CONCORD – New Hampshire lawmakers repeatedly talk about the state’s “business climate” and the need to attract and retain employers, but lately they haven’t bought … Full story    
Updated yesterday

NH gasoline prices keep edging back up

New Hampshire gasoline prices kept edging up last week, reflecting a slow rise in oil prices. Average retail gasoline prices in New Hampshire rose 5.9 … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Woman in custody case to be arraigned on new charges

LANCASTER (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who fled the state with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute is facing arraignment … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Mass. teens using soccer to help poor youths in Haiti

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – For nearly all their lives, a group of six friends and city youth soccer players have had the privilege of playing on … Full story    
Published:  May 3, 2015

Mass.-based bank buys Merrimack Mortage Co.

HarborOne Bank announced Wednesday that it will acquire Merrimack Mortgage Co. of Manchester, a privately held home loan originator that averages more than $1 billion … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2015

Requiem for a clam strip: Last 2 HoJo restaurants soldier on

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – The 28 ice cream flavors are just a cool memory. Those fried clam plates? All but eighty-sixed. Howard Johnson’s restaurants – … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2015

Feds to change ivory rule enforcement after bagpipes seized

CONCORD – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for a little harmony over rules used to enforce a ban on ivory that ended … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2015

Judge offers creative sentence to Pumpkin Fest wrongdoers

KEENE (AP) – Three young men convicted of disorderly conduct after violence broke out near last year’s Keene Pumpkin Festival have been offered a chance … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2015

Smoocher seeks man she kissed

BOSTON – A Tennessee woman who ran the Boston Marathon is looking for the man she kissed on a dare. Barbara Tatge says her daughter, … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2015

4 maestros to take part on Portland, Maine symphony’s 90th gala

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Portland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th anniversary by bringing four past and present music directors together for a show. … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2015

New Hampshire court rules hiker must pay rescue bill

CONCORD – A Michigan man injured during a 2012 hike in New Hampshire must pay for the cost of his rescue, the New Hampshire Supreme … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2015

Boston Marathon trial suspended for day over sick juror

BOSTON – Testimony in the death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was suspended Thursday because of a sick juror. Judge George O’Toole … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2015

Despite heroin epidemic, experts say NH ranks second lowest in nation in terms of funds devoted to drug treatment, prevention

CONCORD – Kriss Blevens held up a photo of her stepdaughter, Amber, the blue-eyed, red head who was found dead in a Manchester alley from … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2015

Boston: Ex-FBI agent pleads not guilty to lying during Bulger trial

BOSTON – A former FBI agent lied to jurors during mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial and overstated his professional accomplishments, including falsely claiming to be … Full story    
Published:  April 30, 2015

Christie returning to New Hampshire for dinner and town hall

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie is set to host another happy hour-timed town hall at a bar in New Hampshire. The likely Republican … Full story    
Published:  April 30, 2015

Published:  April 30, 2015

Massachusetts’ first casino still on track to open in June

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts’s first casino is still on track to open by June 24. Owners of Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville said in a … Full story    
Published:  April 30, 2015