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Bow's Baker Free Library renovations scheduled to begin this month

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The basement at the Baker Free Library is a vast space, once used for book sales, group meetings and informal gatherings, but it now sits vacant and inaccessible to the public. Furniture is stacked in a pile in the largest area of the basement, a small room is completely empty, and books and supplies fill shelves. But in a few …

Strike, bad weather lead to fourth-quarter losses for FairPoint

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A four-month employee strike and terrible weather resulted in a tough fourth quarter for FairPoint Communications, according to the company’s annual earnings release. FairPoint, a …

Local runners recall 2013 bombings as marathon trial opens in Boston

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Emily Hoover was one of the lucky ones. Nearly two years ago, she was running through mile 19 of the Boston Marathon when two bombs …

State-backed $28M bond for Balsams plan hits a snag

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A state Senate committee yesterday recommended more study of a bill to provide a state-backed $28 million bond to help redevelop a storied North Country hotel, dealing a potential setback to the project’s backers. Last week, Les Otten, …

U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old yesterday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called …

Justices sharply divided over health subsidies

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Obama’s health overhaul yesterday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The outcome …

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas yesterday for the emails of Hillary Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state – and also used a computer …

Officials: Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by U.S. Marshals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A homeless man who was killed by the Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said yesterday. …

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Indian authorities ordered television stations yesterday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if …

House passes bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner surrendered yesterday to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But the move could further strain relations between the speaker and hard-line conservatives, whose growing dissent threatens the future of the unified Republican majority. …

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States …

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app that helps community

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In the forest near Woodhill Hooksett Road in Bow, two tires and some scrap metal were dumped. Not far away, a pile of bottles and cans was found and household items were scattered nearby. This waste – and …

PHOTOS: Tapping trees at Sunnyside Maples

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This week, syrup makers who were waiting for warmer temperatures got what they were waiting for. Mike Moore of Sunnyside Maples in Loudon was one of them and will be tapping about 600 spouts on his farm over …