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New Hampshire funding for treatment, recovery far lower than neighboring states

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sleep as long as possible. Find a way to get heroin. Use. Repeat. The painful cycle was Lance Alonardo’s life, until the 26-year-old decided to seek out help at a treatment center in Franklin. But the waitlist for one of the 13 beds at the state-funded facility was longer than a month. So over the next three weeks Alonardo added …

Political uncertainty of expanded Medicaid has drug treatment expansion plans on hold

Monday, July 6, 2015

The state’s Medicaid expansion program offers an opportunity for substance abuse treatment centers to add more services, but it’s also proving an administrative headache for …

In New Hampshire, Pataki challenges Trump to immigration debate

Monday, July 6, 2015

George Pataki was among the first Republican presidential candidates to call out Donald Trump’s comments characterizing Mexican immigrants as a group that consists largely of …

Hopkinton community members come together to save historic Kimball Lake cabins

Sunday, July 5, 2015

After years of gradually falling into disrepair, the Kimball Lake cabins in Hopkinton are being brought back to life. One by one, the small wooden structures on the shore of Kimball Lake are being refurbished by local volunteers. …

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create “human-quality” short stories, sonnets and …

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy Alcede spent …

Pope Francis back on home turf

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, beginning a nine-day tour that will take him to three of the continent’s poorest countries. Children in traditional dress greeted Pope Francis at …

Christie, now a candidate, looks to close the book on Bridgegate

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who last week announced his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, faces many challenges: a crowded and still-expanding field, scant support in national GOP polls, and voters in early primary states unsure about his sharp tongue and skeptical about his conservative bona …

Traders recall the ‘rush’ and ‘roar’ as famed pits close

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, …

National food giant acquires Blake’s All Natural, but Concord-based brand won’t change its product

Sunday, July 5, 2015

In 1970, Charlie Blake made a dozen pot pies and sold them out of the back of his Chevy on South Main Street in Concord. Now, the Blake family business makes as many as 35,000 frozen natural and …

Business notes for July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

St. Mary’s Bank provided a $2,500 grant to the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire to purchase furniture and computers for its youth council and women council. Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire will form a formal affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The proposed affiliation will benefit patients …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in New Hampshire and Vermont. The health system is considering a formal affiliation with Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire to strengthen both organizations’ ability to reach patients. …

With overdose deaths at all time high, more hope for NH recovery

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Investigating drug deaths has become an increasing part of the daily routine in the state medical examiner’s office. In 2014, drug overdoses killed a record 326 people, and as of July 1, the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s office …