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Deering bird survives world’s first-ever falcon cataract surgery

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

With a huff, and a puff, and a cock of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced yesterday at 4 p.m. that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now? Banner, who belongs to Jim and Nancy Cowan at the New Hampshire School of Falconry … 2

Hassan, Havenstein paint different pictures of N.H.’s energy future

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan and her Republican challenger, Walt Havenstein, each painted a very different picture of New Hampshire’s energy future at a summit on the … 3

House hopefuls explore privacy-protection balance

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Candidates competing in both of New Hampshire’s Congressional districts agree that maintaining a strong national defense and protecting civil liberties are not mutually exclusive responsibilities, … 0

Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joseph Kelley, the Weare police sergeant who oversaw a deadly and sharply criticized drug bust last year and who was fired months later for allegedly falsifying documents, can potentially return to the job, according to officials and a letter sent Friday by the town’s attorney. Kelley has not … 0

Brown, Shaheen pick up more endorsements

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Scott Brown and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen started the week with a handful of key endorsements and continued to knock each other’s track records: Brown said Shaheen is bad news for businesses, while she said he’s bad news for women. Brown, a Republican, picked up support from the … 1

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for U.S. pact

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president yesterday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that … 0

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Monday, September 29, 2014

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who … 0

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Monday, September 29, 2014

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner’s allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker’s past. The inquiry by … 0

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

Monday, September 29, 2014

Militants of the Islamic State were closing in yesterday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey – an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing … 0

Allenstown selectmen considering proposal to ask voters to spend $2.1M on roads

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Allenstown Board of Selectmen is considering a proposal from the town’s road agent to ask voters to spend $2.1 million on road repairs, a step Town Administrator Shaun Mulholland said only begins to address the issue. Road Agent Ronnie Pelissier said yesterday that the consideration comes after … 0

2 N.H. legislators to hold drug abuse forum

Monday, September 29, 2014

Two New Hampshire legislators will be holding a public forum on synthetic drug abuse in Jaffrey. The forum by state Sen. Peggy Gilmour of Hollis and state Rep. Susan Emerson of Rindge is scheduled for today. Entitled “Heroin, Spice and Bath Salt: Talking Out Loud,” it will be … 0

Concord Planning Board to consider poultry plant tomorrow

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Concord Planning Board will host a public hearing about a proposed poultry processing plant tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Heights Community Center. Fournier Foods has applied to build a 5,500-square-foot plant in an industrial park on Locke Road. Owned by Craig Fournier and Omar Khudari, the … 2

NHTI receives federal grant for IT training program

Monday, September 29, 2014

NHTI yesterday announced it received $2.5 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program “Get IT! Growing the Economy Through Information Technology.” The grant project was one of 270 awarded yesterday to community colleges across the country. Get IT! is a statewide project to develop, improve … 0