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Ray Duckler: Katherine Drouin’s battle moves in front of the camera

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Katherine Drouin’s fight against an eating disorder, featured in a two-part Monitor series last August, will be one of three segments chronicled in a TV documentary Monday night. The hourlong show, called My Strange Criminal Addiction, will start at 10 on Investigation Discovery. Drouin compulsively eats and purges, and that addiction has in the past led to a long police …

Effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, similar agencies on the horizon again

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Women’s health agencies and their supporters, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, are bracing for yet another attempt to strip state funding for Planned Parenthood and other …

New Hampshire opens applications for medical marijuana treatment centers

Saturday, December 20, 2014

If you want to apply for one of four spots to dispense on New Hampshire’s medical marijuana market, now’s your chance: The Department of Health …

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale …

Planning board approves plans for poultry processing plant in East Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Concord Planning Board approved a poultry processing plant in East Concord last night, despite opposition from neighbors in multiple public hearings on the proposal. The vote clears the way for Fournier Foods to build a 5,500-square-foot plant for slaughtering and packaging chickens. The company will now finalize …

Fourteen connected with Massachusetts pharmacy charged following meningitis outbreak

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn’t properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs …

Sony cancels movie release in wake of hacker threats

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment yesterday canceled the Christmas Day release of The Interview, bowing to threats of a wide-scale attack from hackers who U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were working for North Korea. U.S. officials, though, were not prepared to publicly accuse the reclusive government, in large part because …

Nathaniel Kibby charges: Stun gun, zip ties used on abducted teen

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A man used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he’s accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months, according to indictments released yesterday. Nathaniel …

Seeking Shelter: Safety net for NH homeless has limited resources

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To understand the homeless services available in Concord – and the challenges that exist in creating new ones – it’s helpful to know something about who funds them and how. Cash comes from four general sources: federal, state …

Seeking Shelter: Once homeless married couple finds apartment and ‘everything’s falling in line’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Four months ago, things were looking bleak for Robert and Lois Potter. Neither of them could find work. Robert was struggling to shed the stigma of a previous assault conviction. They were living in a grimy rooming house …

Seeking Shelter: Critical mass of people focused on homelessness in Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

When First Congregational Church opened its cold weather shelter for the season Saturday, the volunteers saved Bunk No. 1. Bunk No. 1 belongs to Red. Red’s real name is Robert Glodgett, and he is 52 years old. He …

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The United States and Cuba ended more than a half-century of enmity yesterday, announcing that they would re-establish diplomatic relations and begin dismantling the last pillar of the Cold War. The historic move, following 18 months of secret …

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country yesterday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with …