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Wilmot zoning dispute ‘gone to the next level’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

When controversial plans for a fuel storage site came before the Wilmot Zoning Board in December, Russell Jewell recused himself. Jewell, a lifelong Wilmot resident and chairman of the zoning board, owns the property on Route 11 that Huckleberry Propane & Oil. Co. wants to buy for a 150,000 gallon propane and heating oil storage and distribution site. Minutes after …

After years of neglect at Circle 9 Ranch, new owner called ‘the best possible outcome’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

For months, long-term campers have taken up unsupervised residence at Circle 9 Ranch Campground in Epsom, paying no rent, tapping into seemingly free electricity, shooting …

Source: Hastert paid to hide claims of sex abuse

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the …

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

Friday, May 29, 2015

The United States Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in …

Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19

Friday, May 29, 2015

Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and took at least 25 with them into the mountains as hostages yesterday, a Pakistani official said. Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said the gunmen let around 50 passengers go. Security forces surrounded …

New immunotherapy drug outperforms chemotherapy for a form of lung cancer

Friday, May 29, 2015

A new drug that unleashes the body’s immune system on cancer cells performed better than a traditional chemotherapy agent in fighting an advanced form of lung cancer, researchers reported yesterday. The new drug was also less toxic to patients. Nivolumab, one of three government-approved drugs that stimulate the …

For O’Malley, a lot riding on Iowa in 2016 campaign

Friday, May 29, 2015

Martin O’Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart. This time he’ll be tooting his own horn, so to speak, …

US takes Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism

Friday, May 29, 2015

The United States has taken Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a step that authorities in Havana had insisted upon in advance of the reopening of embassies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the order yesterday, 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress …

Canterbury crash victim died 'doing what he loved'

Friday, May 29, 2015

For Billy Ainsworth, fast was never quite fast enough. Even as a young kid, he was constantly searching for new means of acceleration, by modifying a bicycle, by tinkering on a dirt bike. By the time he got …

Senate version of capital budget doesn’t include commuter rail funding

Friday, May 29, 2015

The potential for a commuter rail ran into a major roadblock yesterday after the Republican-controlled Senate signed off on a capital budget that doesn’t include money to move forward on expansion plans. Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan included $4 million in her own capital budget proposal to pay for …

Financial literacy fair gives students a taste of adulthood, budgeting

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hunter David wants to become an electrical engineer. It’s a decent job that will pay him about $60,000 a year, but still about $5,000 below the state’s median family income. While Hunter, a 14-year-old student at Bow Memorial …

Concord will start paving these 14 streets starting June 1

Thursday, May 28, 2015

City officials released a list of 14 streets scheduled to be resurfaced starting Monday. Sites include Dwinell Drive, Federal Street, Gale Street, Holt Street, Orchard Street, Pleasant Street (Langley to Fisk), Pleasant View Avenue, Prince Street, Redington Road, Short Street, Silk Farm Road (Clinton Street to Interstate 89), …

Van carrying dozens of puppies, cats, overturns on I-95

Thursday, May 28, 2015

An animal shelter volunteer sustained minor injuries when a van carrying dozens of puppies and cats overturned on I-95 in Portsmouth. WMUR reported that the animals — who, rescuers said, all appeared to be fine — were being transported between animal shelters in Pennsylvania and Maine. State police …