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Ceremony to celebrate completion of 2-mile stretch of Northern Rail Trail in Boscawen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

For the first time ever, a biker or jogger can hop on the Northern Rail Trail in Lebanon and get to the Boscawen/Concord line without setting foot on a road. After a decade of work that included hundreds of hours of trail clearing, grant writing and community outreach, officials from the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County … 3

Maine Community Health Options plans to expand statewide in N.H.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Maine Community Health Options, one of the insurers set to enter New Hampshire’s Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, announced plans this week to expand … 0

Concord man gets reduced sentence following outpour of courtroom support

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A 30-year-old Concord man caught selling heroin just hours after being released for the same offense was sentenced yesterday to 2½ years in prison – … 1

Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact yesterday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following … 0

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rep. Ann Kuster secured the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire yesterday. “As our congresswoman, Annie Kuster has made it clear that she fights for the issues that matter to firefighters, and to the middle class families in our state. Our congresswoman stands up for … 5

State Employees’ Appreciation Day to be held at State House today

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The State Employees’ Association is sponsoring an event at the State House today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show appreciation for New Hampshire public servants. The event is open to the public and will include a brief presentation at noon. Representatives of state departments and programs … 1

Charges dropped for Milton man who tried to sell rhino head

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Milton man who tried to sell an 80-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped. Ari Goldenberg was charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 with selling an endangered … 0

HHS confirms additional enterovirus cases in New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The enterovirus strain that’s swept across other states – referred to as “E-D68” – has been confirmed in five additional New Hampshire children, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to seven as of last night. All of those infected have been younger than 16, said state … 0

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Hampshire PAC endorses Hassan

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Hampshire declared its support for incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan yesterday, who also earned the group’s endorsement when she first ran for her seat in 2012. At a press conference yesterday joined by Planned Parenthood supporters and a handful of state legislators, Hassan … 0

New patients barred from Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center following report

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan plans to review the Department of Health and Human Services’ oversight of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in response to a report from the Disability Rights Center - NH that alleges “longstanding deficiencies” that have put residents in danger. Hassan, in a statement issued last night, also … 0

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 … 3

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 topic in Concord yesterday. Havenstein focused on the importance of rolling back government … 6

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, though they disagree on how to strike a balance between the two. Congress and President Obama have been fighting to regain public trust … 0