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Ayotte, Shaheen pledge more action as veterans voice concerns about VA choice program

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For nearly two hours yesterday afternoon, veterans and their families confronted VA officials and New Hampshire’s senators with personal stories about their difficulties navigating the VA choice program – which was championed, when it first debuted last year, as a way to give them more options outside of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Some of the roughly two dozen …

Senate budget writers approve business tax reductions

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Business tax rates will begin dropping in 2017 under a plan endorsed yesterday by New Hampshire Senate budget writers. The plan proposes lowering the rate …

Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A woman whose book To Die For was inspired by the case of Pamela Smart, who plotted with her teenage lover to kill her husband, …

11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Outfitted with Wi-Fi, cable television, snacks and comfortable armchairs, the vestibule at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone’s living room these days, if not for the brilliant stained glass window that …

Concord woman charged with drug possession

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bow Police arrested two people yesterday morning, charging one with possession of narcotics and cash, according to a press release from the Bow Police Department. Reana Moran, 25, of Concord was charged with possession of controlled narcotics and possession with the intent to distribute after police found 10 …

11 arguments against ditching Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

After the members of the Pembroke School Board were unswayed by an effort to get them to reconsider their decision to change the title of Pembroke Academy’s headmaster position, a new petition has cropped up online. Arguing for the continuation of the school’s long tradition of headmasters, signers …

The ‘Brush-Clearing Brigade’: Goats on Route 3 intrigue passersby and spruce up stone walls

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

You may have seen Ayn Whytemare’s digestion machines at work along Route 3 – they tend to grab the public’s attention. They input poison ivy and other brush growing out of and around stone walls and output fertilizer …

Concord police search for man who threatened children

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who reportedly threatened two children last Wednesday. The incident was reported about 3 p.m. near the corner of Thorndike and Pierce streets. The children told authorities that a white man with sunglasses had looked at them from across the corner, …

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And executives say they’re confident regulators will allow the creation …

Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Iranian security court yesterday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months. Jason Rezaian, the Post’s 39-year-old bureau chief in Tehran, is being …

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced yesterday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department under an …

Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A United States airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early yesterday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, the …

Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Floodwaters kept rising yesterday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the …