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Wilmot zoning dispute ‘gone to the next level’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

When controversial plans for a fuel storage site came before the Wilmot Zoning Board in December, Russell Jewell recused himself. Jewell, a lifelong Wilmot resident and chairman of the zoning board, owns the property on Route 11 that Huckleberry Propane & Oil. Co. wants to buy for a 150,000 gallon propane and heating oil storage and distribution site. Minutes after …

After years of neglect at Circle 9 Ranch, new owner called ‘the best possible outcome’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

For months, long-term campers have taken up unsupervised residence at Circle 9 Ranch Campground in Epsom, paying no rent, tapping into seemingly free electricity, shooting …

Source: Hastert paid to hide claims of sex abuse

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the …

Illinois: For Hastert, fortune grew from farmland

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert, who was indicted Thursday on charges of concealing bank withdrawals related to a secret $1.7 million payoff, made a small fortune through real estate investments before leaving Congress. In one controversial transaction conducted through a trust, Hastert reaped millions of dollars by selling …

Analysis: Fuel and potential fires for the U.S. economy ahead

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It’s complicated. Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the rest of 2015. The harsh winter and a …

PHOTOS: Newly announced Republican presidential candidate George Pataki in Concord

Saturday, May 30, 2015

One day after kicking off his presidential campaign in Exeter, former New York governor George Pataki spoke with a small crowd at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord yesterday during a town hall style meeting hosted by the Merrimack …

AG and Easter Seals settle 2013 Medicaid billing dispute

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Easter Seals of New Hampshire has reached a settlement with the attorney general’s office over allegations it lacked adequate records to support some of its 2013 Medicaid bills. Attorney General Joseph Foster says Easter Seals will pay just over $30,000 in restitution and investigative costs for bills submitted …

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A man from Canada has been charged with making false statements in an attempt to buy 100 handguns in New Hampshire. A complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 62-year-old Nana Baffoe entered the United States on May 18. Several days later, he …

White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws has divided fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped. U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican, has proposed a bill to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide fishery …

Woman accused of driving drunk with 2 children in car

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Manchester woman is accused of driving drunk with two 3-year-old children in the back of her car. The police said 43-year-old Kristin Fosher-Laliberte was placed into custody Thursday night following sobriety tests. She also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and heroin possession. The …

Young Concord mechanics will vie for the title of ‘top student auto technicians’ in Michigan next week

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As a kid, Ian Zaczyk learned to fiddle with farming equipment in Bow. Classmate Spencer Carney of Hopkinton learned his stuff by working on his friend’s old racing cars. Together, the two seniors at the Concord Regional Technical …

Developers hope to start Balsams construction by late summer

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Developers planning to restore a historic resort in the economically distressed North Country are projecting construction to start by late summer, with the goal of opening by the 2016-2017 ski season. The developers of The Balsams in Dixville Notch met with the Coos County Planning Board on Wednesday, …

Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, U.S. says

Friday, May 29, 2015

United States surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said yesterday, heightening concerns that Beijing could use the land reclamation projects for …