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Mitt Romney says another run for president a no-go

Friday, January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016. The Republican Party’s 2012 nominee plans to tell supporters about his plans to pass on another national campaign during a conference call. He first let his staff know in a separate call that …

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four …

Trial for alleged child rapist ends in mistrial after witness statement

Friday, January 30, 2015

The trial of Macario Sanchez ended in a mistrial Wednesday after the alleged victim’s mother testified that he has been imprisoned recently, his attorney said …

Bow selectmen approve article to appropriate $25,000 for community building planning

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Bow Board of Selectmen approved a warrant article last night for this year’s town meeting that would appropriate $25,000 for planning and estimates to build or renovate the town’s community building. The vote passed 2-1. Two board members, Harry Judd and Jack Crisp, were not in attendance …

Snowmobile driver crashes in yard in Dalton

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers said odd circumstances and bad luck led to a snowmobile crash in Dalton that injured the driver. They said 60-year-old Peter Packard of Whitefield was trying to leave a yard and needed to go up and over a plowed snowbank. But …

Executive Council approves New Hampshire’s $13 million contract with FairPoint

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Hampshire and FairPoint Communications are back in business. The Executive Council approved a $13 million contract with the phone and data company yesterday, on the condition that company officials would hold a series of forums across the …

Hassan addresses Health and Human Services budget challenges

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan, speaking after yesterday’s Executive Council meeting, said the Department of Health and Human Services’ plan to scale back payments to nursing homes was necessary in order to avoid cuts to other programs. “What we have done with the nursing homes is decided not to give …

Shaheen reintroduces veterans’ benefits bill

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has reintroduced legislation to extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live. The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act is named after a New Hampshire National Guard officer who died in 2013 after a battle with breast …

New trial for alleged child rapist opens in Merrimack County

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The trial of a 35-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl several years ago in Pembroke and Hooksett opened yesterday in Merrimack County Superior Court, with a prosecutor claiming he attacked her three times and a defense attorney suggesting the girl had been coerced to lie …

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in United States history – $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck – was captured at …

Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said yesterday that they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. Eduard Basurin, the deputy commander …

Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area yesterday, killing two soldiers and triggering a deadly response that marked the most serious escalation since the sides’ …

USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said yesterday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they’re buying. The revisions to the voluntary standards …