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Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

Sunday, March 1, 2015

This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill sound of a whistle, one of the worst attacks on civilians by the Lord’s Resistance Army began. With gunfire and screams punctuating …

Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana was …

New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily …

The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth. Water is eating away …

PHOTO: Surviving mallard ducks continue recovery

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The two surviving mallard ducks that were contaminated by oily water in Penacook last weekend continue their recovery at Wings of the Dawn Wildlife Rehabilitation in Henniker yesterday. The ducks spend small amounts of time outside but are …

Merrimack Valley School District has proposed budget decrease

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School District has proposed a $38.9 million operating budget for next year. The budget is down $391,010, or 1 percent, and includes no new programs or positions. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook. …

Incumbent Ives facing challenge from Storrs in Loudon

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Longtime Loudon Selectman Steven Ives is facing a challenge from lifelong resident John Storrs. Ives, who has served as a selectman for eight years and is currently chairman of the three-person board, did not respond to requests for comment from the Monitor. In part, it is Ives’s lengthy …

Inter-Lakes School District: Voters to weigh self-funded energy project

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Inter-Lakes School Board will ask voters at its annual meeting next week to approve a $6.18 million alternative energy project that it says should end up bringing in more money than it costs. The 15-year project would become the second phase of an initiative the district began …

Inmate missing from halfway house

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Authorities said a minimum security inmate has walked away from a transitional housing unit in Manchester. The Department of Corrections says 42-year-old David Joseph Dionne was given permission to leave the facility yesterday afternoon to look for a job. He was scheduled to return at 3:30 p.m. and …

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 …