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On the record: Hassan says efficiency ideas still none of the public’s business

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One of the big ideas in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s $11.5 billion state budget is to create a new executive position charged with making government more efficient. A good place for this new cost-saver to start would be with the ideas state department heads have already offered to make state government more efficient. So what are those ideas? Hassan still isn’t …

Lay off the mega-doses of Vitamin D

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vitamin D, in combination with calcium, is good for your bones. You should consume modest amounts in your diet, if possible (and for most people …

Concord to decide where – and if – medical marijuana facilities would be located in city

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bill Eldridge wants to sell pot in Concord, and the city council could help him do it. Eldridge is a board member of Wellness Connection, …

Maine legislators consider revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

Saturday, February 28, 2015

It’s an effort that even the bill’s sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to …

Enrollment period for ACA extended from March 15 to April 30

Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Hampshire residents who were considering signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will have another chance to do so during a special enrollment period that will run from March 15 to April 30. The original deadline to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov …

Hassan urges Republicans to follow her lead and be clear on what they’re willing to fund or not

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan still supports expanding gambling in New Hampshire, but she won’t say whether she would sign into law a bill that authorizes two casinos instead of just one, as she prefers. “You would optimize casino revenue …

Rustic Crust to celebrate opening of new facility in Pittsfield with open house

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The fire that leveled Rustic Crust pizza left an empty 3-acre lot near downtown Pittsfield. There was no guarantee the company, which employs 150 people and has products in about 6,700 stores, would rebuild in town. “It would …

Regulators approve tougher rules for internet providers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies yesterday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast …

PolitiFact NH: Did Kuster flip-flop when voting for ‘CRomnibus’?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evoking the old cliche about lawmaking and sausage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster faces questions about whether she changed her stance on two votes, going one way when faced with a pair of standalone bills and the other …

Peterborough man buried in snow for more than 3 hours

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A New Hampshire man has survived being buried in the snow for more than three hours. Drew Mullins says he was using a snow rake to clear snow off the metal roof of his Peterborough home on Sunday when it came down all at once. Within seconds, Mullins …

Court call center evacuated over roof concerns

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A temporary court call center was set up today in the state’s emergency management headquarters in Concord after concerns were raised over a possibly sagging roof at the permanent center. Court spokeswoman Carole Alfano said fire officials ordered an evacuation last night at the permanent center on Chenell …

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday …

Amid lawsuits and infighting, voters choosing between known faces in Chichester selectmen race

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A former Chichester fire chief who sued the town and settled after being fired from that job – and who reopened that lawsuit after being fired from his job at the highway department – is now seeking to become a selectman. If elected, Gilbert Vien would sit on …