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NHES again denies unemployment claims from FairPoint workers who striked; unions plan to appeal

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The FairPoint Communications strike is over, but the fallout is not. New Hampshire Employment Security this week denied appeals from workers in two unions representing hundreds of FairPoint employees in the state who participated in a six-month strike that ended in February. The original denial in November had been appealed by FairPoint workers who applied for unemployment assistance when the …

PHOTOS: Scenes from the summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday was the first day of the two-day #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. Here’s a look at the scene. …

Dems mock summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Down the street from the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit, representatives of the state and national Democratic Party took shots at the event and the candidates …

After raptor ordeal, lawmakers look at 4th grade bobcat plan

Thursday, April 16, 2015

After New Hampshire lawmakers mocked one fourth-grade class’s effort to name an official state raptor last month, the wily bobcat was faring better yesterday when a state Senate committee backed a plan by another group of school kids to pick an official state wildcat. In March, an effort …

Hannaford recalling pine nuts that might be contaminated

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella. The Portland Press Herald reports the pine nuts are packaged by Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago and are sold in store produce departments in packages with a clear front and a tan …

Harsh Northeast winter no hindrance to hungry ticks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Think you’re safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven’t been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed …

$3.1 million in grants awarded to projects for low- and moderate-income people

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority has awarded a grant to Second Start, which will allow the nonprofit to repair its main building in Concord. Overall, the finance authority has approved $3.1 million in Community Development Block Grants to eight New Hampshire communities. This money will go …

Husband in runaway mom-daughter case arrested in Atlanta

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The husband of a woman who fled New Hampshire with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute in a previous relationship was arrested yesterday as he landed at an Atlanta airport on a flight from Central America with the daughter, the U.S. Marshals Service said. …

Weare Police Department seeks accreditation as reputation rebounds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The past few years have seen the Weare Police Department often in the headlines, rarely for good news. Two years ago, it was a fatal, officer-involved shooting in a botched drug sting. Just six months ago, it was the sudden departure of new police chief John Velleca after …

Historic oil merger between Rymes and Fuller came in the nick of time for worried customers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It was late November, and oil delivery crews from Rymes Propane and Oil started showing up to fill the tanks of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane customers after the two companies merged. For some customers, it was a …

Concord Planning Board approves plan for senior housing complex

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Concord Planning Board has okayed a 140-unit complex for independent senior living on the Heights. Calamar Builders will likely break ground by the end of the summer. Richard Uchida, the attorney representing Calamar, said the developer wants to attract New Hampshire’s aging population, particularly tenants who are …

New Hampshire Liquor Commission cautions that new competition south of the border could be drain on sales

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The state Liquor Commission is warning lawmakers that a new spirits retailer planning to expand in Massachusetts could be a drain on New Hampshire sales. Maryland-based Total Wine & More, a big-box national chain, is set to open …

Legislators hear merits of addiction-centered alternative sentencing program

Thursday, April 16, 2015

With all of her drug use, financial struggles and frayed personal relationships, a cup of unsanctioned hot cocoa seemed the least of Sara Whittum’s concerns. She was a heroin addict in her early 40s facing multiple felonies and, by 2010, floundering in drug court, the alternative sentencing program …