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Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, all expressionless, the low hum and squeak of a nearby luggage carousel breaking the silence. The trip, from Kathmandu to …

Refugees in N.H.: Where they're from

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The following chart details refugee totals across New England, and from where they are arriving. New to New Hampshire | Create infographics</ …

Some TurboTax customers had refunds stolen after they filed

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Michelle Quinn filed her tax return in January and got the good news that she was due a refund of about $8,000. But days after …

Havenstein tapped to lead N.H. arm of Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security

Friday, March 27, 2015

Walt Havenstein has found a second act in New Hampshire politics after falling short on his bid for governor last fall, in a new role as the state chairman for a national group pushing for more substantive dialogue …

Technology is the focus of first-time Smarter Balanced implementation

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With headphones on, hands on laptop keyboards and gazes focused on the screens, fourth-grade students at Christa McAuliffe School answered math questions yesterday during a Smarter Balanced testing session. Schools are used to administering standardized tests, but the …

Security experts say U.S. rules aim to prevent ‘lone pilot’ scenario

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aviation security experts said yesterday that U.S. airlines follow strict security procedures to ensure that no one is ever left alone in the cockpit, as was the case with a Germanwings pilot now suspected of deliberately crashing an Airbus 320 in the French Alps. All 150 people aboard …

Plan would take money from renewable energy fund, university system for DOT

Friday, March 27, 2015

House budget writers decided yesterday to take $50.8 million from the state’s renewable energy fund and millions more from the university system to help plug a hole in the state highway fund. The House Finance Committee voted 14-9 …

Co-pilot was ‘very happy’ with Germanwings job

Friday, March 27, 2015

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot’s job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in the town of Montabaur, Germany. Yesterday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, …

History, weather, people factors for N.H. ski areas when it comes to end of season

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This year’s ski season started with a bang with an early cold snap that provided ideal conditions for snowmaking. Epic amounts of snow fell in the mountains, and temperatures remained cold into the spring, keeping a heavy blanket …

With overdoses stacking up, police officers – and maybe soon citizens – get access to opioid antidote

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Police officers in towns that opt into a new training program will soon start carrying a life-saving overdose reversal drug. The Department of Safety announced yesterday that it will allow law enforcement officers to administer naloxone – also known by its brand name, Narcan – after they undergo …

Colby Hill Inn in Henniker adds Tesla electric car charging stations

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colby Hill Inn has all the expected amenities of a historic, rural New Hampshire getaway: private bathrooms in each guest room, an in-ground pool, extensive gardens and a gazebo. But this month, the Henniker inn added a feature that few others in the state have: Tesla and electric …

Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Republican-led Senate voted yesterday to prohibit more than 12,000 New Hampshire welfare recipients from using their cash benefits to buy alcohol, tobacco, firearms and several other items. “We want to help people who are in need,” said Republican Sen. Jeanie Forrester, the bill’s prime sponsor. “But it’s …

After seven years, Jose Montero to step down as state’s public health director

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The way José Montero sees it, “public health happens at the community level.” So when Montero looks back on his time at the helm of the state’s public health division, there’s one moment that sticks out most vividly …