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At Northern Pass information session, focus is on burial of line

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Concord resident Gene Rudolph has one big question when it comes to the Northern Pass transmission project: “Why can’t they bury it?” As proposed, the transmission line would run overhead right next to McKenna’s Purchase, a condominium development near Loudon Road that Rudolph has called home for the past 12 years. “We’re not happy with the project,” said Rudolph, who …

Hassan calls on N.H. Board of Medicine to institute tougher standards for prescribing opioids

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Members of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine say they hope to start meeting soon with Gov. Maggie Hassan to discuss and revise administrative rules …

Biden testing political waters in Florida

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a …

Former Concord man pleads guilty in racist graffiti case, receives one-year jail sentence

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The messages were erased years ago, their bitter words scraped off, painted over, the clapboard sidings on which they were scrawled restored. But for the families inside, they lingered as terrifying reminders of the lives they once fled …

Judges deny attempted cop-killer’s bid for shorter sentence

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A panel of New Hampshire judges has denied the bid for a shorter prison sentence for a man convicted of trying to kill a Manchester police officer. In a one-sentence ruling released Wednesday, the judges unanimously upheld the …

Henniker Community School students press Kasich at New England College town hall

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Take it from Alex Garside and Alana Sevigny: If you want to talk to one of the presidential hopefuls parading through New Hampshire, it helps to remember that they’re just people, too. “Don’t be nervous, because really, when …

Public hearings to be held on medical marijuana rules

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The public will have a chance to comment on a series of proposed updates to the rules around New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program at two hearings scheduled for 1 and 2 p.m. today at the Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant St. The first hearing, at 1 p.m., will …

Lessig will need to push to make $1 million fundraising deadline

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard professor potentially running for the Democratic nomination for president, will need to pick up the pace on his fundraising in the next few days if he is to make his goal. Last month, after …

Happy hour turns sour: N.H. recalls book with ‘incredibly offensive’ cocktail names

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hundreds of bartending books distributed by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission to store employees have been recalled after some workers complained the manuals contained sexually explicit drink names. The Liquor Commission paid $3,300 for 500 copies of the …

Top adviser: Perry is bailing on New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In New Hampshire, former Texas governor Rick Perry’s cash-strapped campaign has no staff, no volunteers and no plans to return, said his former lead strategist in the state. The Republican presidential candidate’s campaign said last week that it …

Online petition asks White House to rename Mt. Washington

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Perhaps prodded by the Monitor’s light-hearted story Tuesday about whether Mount Washington should be renamed Agiocochook, somebody has petitioned the White House to do just that. The petition, filed electronically as part of a White House initiative “We …

State to release its Common Core results this fall

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A handful of states that participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the testing that corresponds with the Common Core State Standards, have released results, including two New England states. But New Hampshire, which participated in the testing for the first time this past academic year, is not …

Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled …