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State & New England

As landline phones fade, FairPoint looks to a new business: data centers

MANCHESTER – Even as FairPoint Communications settled a long strike involving many of its line workers, the company made another move that says at least … Full story    

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NH elected officials want more public hearings on gas pipeline plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – All four of New Hampshire’s elected federal officials want Kinder Morgan to hold more public meetings about its plan to run a … Full story    
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Woman dies in car crash, others injured

BELMONT, N.H. (AP) – Police say a woman has died and several others have been injured in a car crash in Belmont, New Hampshire. Police … Full story    
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Maine transportation officials seek to double bridge funding

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine needs to consider borrowing money and reallocating resources to find an additional $70 million annually to ensure the safety of the … Full story    
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NH lawmakers to consider tanning ban for teenagers

CONCORD – Before Jay Farley died from melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers … Full story    
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Hospitals report fewer uninsured patient at emergency rooms

CONCORD (AP) – Emergency rooms are seeing fewer uninsured patients since the state expanded its Medicaid program to cover more poor adults, according to the … Full story    
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Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins

BOSTON (AP) – In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev … Full story    
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Maid: Hernandez messed with security camera after killing

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A maid who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified at his murder trial … Full story    
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Manchester restaurant pays 101-year-old for his birthday breakfast

MANCHESTER (AP) — A restaurant’s policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who … Full story    
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MBTA considering options to compensate riders for snow woes

BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA is considering options for compensating customers for storm-related delays. MBTA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis said those options include a … Full story    
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Maine city balks at move to fire administrator over contract

SACO, Maine (AP) – A Maine City Council is moving not to fire a city administrator despite a drive from elected officials who question the … Full story    
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Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock deal approved

KEENE, N.H. (AP) – Officials say a closer affiliation between Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock will allow more patients in southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern … Full story    
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Speaker says he supports tax credit for filmmakers

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker may have a tough time convincing lawmakers to eliminate a tax credit the state offers to encourage movie-making in … Full story    
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Police issuing tickets for pizza, french fries

FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) – Police in one New Hampshire town are handing out the kind of tickets you want to get – for free pizza … Full story    
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Dalton man gets up to 5 years of parking lot robbery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A Dalton man who jumped into the back of an elderly couple’s car in a supermarket parking lot, held a knife … Full story    
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2 large maple producers setting up in Island Pond

ISLAND POND, Vt. (AP) – Two large maple syrup producers are setting up operations in the Northeastern Vermont community of Island Pond. The company Sweet … Full story    
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US museum lets ‘Imitation Game’ fans encrypt their own codes

NATICK, Mass. – A little-known war museum outside Boston is drawing back the curtain on a key secret of “The Imitation Game,” giving visitors a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

NH gasoline prices up almost a dime per gallon in the past week

The market giveth and the market taketh away. Gasoline prices continue to rebound in New Hampshire and the country as a whole after the long, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) – After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine – It’s an effort that even the bill’s sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least … Full story    
Published:  February 28, 2015

Conference at Brown examines 1st-generation challenges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University junior Stanley Stewart said he always knew going to college would be a way out of poverty. The second-youngest of … Full story    
Published:  February 28, 2015

Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

BOSTON – Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying … Full story    
Published:  February 27, 2015

Norwalk, Conn. woman in SUV stuck on train tracks saved by savvy policeman

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) – A woman whose sport utility vehicle got stuck on Connecticut train tracks during a traffic jam as a train approached has … Full story    
Published:  February 27, 2015