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Concord Planning Board delays poultry plant decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The planning board last night again delayed its decision on a poultry processing plant in East Concord, in response to an outcry from residents who fear the building’s odor and impact on their property values. Chairman Gerry Drypolcher suggested Concord hire an outside expert to advise the board on the application, and Ward 4 Councilor Byron Champlin asked to consult … 5

NHTI hosts open house celebrates New Hampshire Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Donald Kilian of Epsom works full time as a security guard, part time for the National Guard and is taking his final semester of courses … 1

Dunbarton-Bow transition has been without issue for students, schools

Thursday, October 2, 2014

About a month into the academic year, the merger of Dunbarton students into Bow schools has gone well, according to school officials. Students are “starting …

Hassan delays vote to confirm Odell, Merrill to energy siting committee

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan delayed a vote yesterday to confirm two new public members to the committee charged with permitting the Northern Pass project and any future wind farms in the state. Two weeks ago, Hassan nominated outgoing state Sen. Bob Odell, a New London Republican, and outgoing state … 1

Milton CAT to close Hopkinton, Warner facilities next year

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Milton CAT will close its locations in Hopkinton and Warner, moving more than 160 jobs to a new building in Londonderry. The two Merrimack County facilities, the construction equipment company’s only locations in New Hampshire, will close at the end of 2015 or early 2016, depending on when … 1

Social conservatives seek standard bearer for 2016

Thursday, October 2, 2014

While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches …

Dartmouth: Sexual assault reports were up in 2013

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The number of sexual assaults reported at Dartmouth College increased from 24 to 35 last year, but officials said the numbers likely reflect more victims coming forward rather than an actual increase in offenses. Under the federal Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to report statistics about …

New Hampshire police believe murder suspect is in Georgia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Hampshire man suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire is believed to be in the Atlanta area, a police detective said yesterday. The detective would not elaborate on why he believed Matthew Dion, 38, could be in the metropolitan area of the …

Police find nothing at Bedford schools after bomb threat

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The police in Bedford said nothing was found after they searched a high school and middle school complex that canceled classes because of a bomb threat. Bedford police Chief John Byfonski said a school administrator received the threat about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to say how the …

New England College poll shows Republican gains in races

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A new poll from New England College shows the leads previously enjoyed by Democratic incumbents in the New Hampshire gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races are narrowing. Among 1,331 registered likely voters who were polled Friday, 47.9 percent said they favored Gov. Maggie Hassan and 44.1 percent said they …

Expanded Medicaid enrollment hits 18,500 in N.H.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

More than a third of those eligible for coverage under New Hampshire’s newly expanded Medicaid program have signed up since enrollment began three months ago, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. New Hampshire’s previous Medicaid program covered low-income children, parents with nondisabled children under …

Drugmaker submits harder-to-abuse Zohydro to FDA

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of the drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring. San Diego, Calif.-based Zogenix said yesterday that it submitted a Food and Drug Administration application for …

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can’t go home

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said yesterday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well. “Now that we’ve decided to seek asylum, …