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State & New England

Cruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda returns to Boston

BOSTON – Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the … Full story    

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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

LONDON – Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Cruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda returns to Boston

BOSTON – Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails … Full story    
Updated yesterday

New shops at Foxwoods expand entertainment beyond gambling

HARTFORD, Conn. – Foxwoods Resort Casino and a retail outlet opened a $129 million shopping center Thursday to throw some elbows in a crowded market, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

RI Senate approves performance-based funding for colleges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Senate wants to tie new state aid for public colleges to the schools’ performance. Thirty states allocate some funding … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study

CONCORD – A push to extend commuter rail from Boston into New Hampshire hit a snag Thursday when a state Senate committee rejected plans to … Full story    
Updated yesterday

NH Senate budget writers restore health cuts in House plan

CONCORD – Senate budget writers moved Wednesday to restore many of the deepest cuts to health services in the House’s $11.2 billion budget, including services … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ship replica continues repairs at home

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – A replica of the Mayflower is scheduled to sail home in time for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has … Full story    
Published:  May 20, 2015

More NH people had jobs in April than any time since the recession began

The number of people with jobs in New Hampshire topped its pre-recession peak in April, according to data from the state Department of Employment Security, … Full story    
Published:  May 20, 2015

2 men plead guilty to selling synthetic drugs

CONCORD (AP) – Two men have pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to charges of selling synthetic marijuana at a convenience store. The U.S. … Full story    
Published:  May 20, 2015

Boehner doesn’t defend NH’s Rep. Guinta over contributions

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner stopped short Tuesday of defending embattled Rep. Frank Guinta, saying lawmakers must meet “the highest ethical standards” when asked … Full story    
Published:  May 20, 2015

Home health care providers protest payment to nursing homes

CONCORD – Home health care providers are protesting efforts by Gov. Maggie Hassan to use a surplus in their program to fill budget holes in … Full story    
Published:  May 19, 2015

Sen. Ayotte co-sponsors bill to tackle rise in newborns showing signs of opioid withdrawal

MANCHESTER – The alarming rise in the number of babies born addicted to heroin is further evidence of the breadth of the opioid epidemic in … Full story    
Published:  May 19, 2015

NH gas prices largely stable over past week

New Hampshire gasoline prices continued their slow rise last week, increasing an average of 1.1 cents per gallon to $2.60 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2015

Medal of Honor recipient Pitts gives UNH commencement address

DURHAM (AP) – Medal of Honor recipient and New Hampshire native Ryan Pitts delivered the University of New Hampshire commencement address Saturday. Pitts is a … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Bomber receives death sentence

BOSTON – A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2015

Say yes to the dress? Not for 6 dresses at this high school

When students at a Connecticut high school arrive Saturday for their junior-senior prom, they will have to get past the watchful eye of officials there … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2015

FairPoint Communications will cut 260 jobs in 17 states

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – FairPoint Communications is cutting about 260 jobs in the 17 states where it operates, including 60 jobs when it closes a … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2015

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard admission practices

WASHINGTON – An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2015

NH online survey seeks help setting wildlife priorities

With the idea that it’s cheaper to protect wildlife, and the land and water it needs, rather than to restore them once they’re gone, New … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2015

Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The average garbage truck uses about 300 horsepower, but one Vermont service is getting the job done the old-fashioned way: two horsepower. … Full story    
Published:  May 15, 2015

Man who shot at police after officer’s murder granted parole

CONCORD (AP) – A man who watched his friend kill an Epsom police officer in 1997 and shot at police cars during a chase afterward … Full story    
Published:  May 15, 2015