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Blaze destroys Henniker snow-removal equipment, leaving ‘serious problem’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Almost all of the snow removal equipment for the town of Henniker was lost in a fire at the town garage last night. Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 7:50 p.m. by an automatic alarm after all of the plows had finished cleaning the streets for the day. “They did a good job, like they always do,” said fire …

Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics yesterday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and …

Lawyer says Jerry Gappens, NHMS general manager, used ‘poor judgement’ but did not commit a crime

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jerry Gappens, one of the most recognizable faces of NASCAR in New Hampshire, used poor judgement and regrets the actions that led to his Jan. …

N.H. legislators, with backing of outside groups, debate Article V of U.S. Constitution

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This session, New Hampshire legislators might find themselves discussing whether the state should invoke an obscure but hotly debated clause in the U.S. Constitution as a way to prompt broad government reforms. It all comes back to Article …

Owner of Meat House butcher shop has to pay nearly $14,000 to charity

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An owner of a butcher shop in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to not giving money from a fundraiser to a charity. The Meat House held a charitable event in 2013 for the benefit of the Chaplain Emergency Relief Fund. The money was going to benefit veterans. Attorney …

Homeless advocates slam bill that would allow landlords to collect last month’s rent

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Homeless rights advocates urged state lawmakers yesterday to scrap a bill that would allow landlords to collect an additional month’s rent as down payment from tenants, warning that the legislation would further squeeze welfare reserves and push numerous …

As N.H. storm cleanup continues, state determining cost of response

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The snowstorm that swept through New Hampshire this week triggered an extremely rare closure of toll booths on the state’s turnpikes. About 16,500 vehicles passed through toll booths during the storm, costing the state $14,000 in toll revenue, according to the Department of Transportation. A statewide DOT response …

Annual state homeless counts begins in wake of storm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Hampshire’s annual homeless count went off yesterday as planned, despite Tuesday’s severe snowstorm, which shut down much of the central and southern parts of the state. Tricia Jackson of the state Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services, …

Remembering Challenger explosion 29 years later

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which killed all seven crew members, including New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe. The shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 28, 1986. McAuliffe was a social studies teacher at Concord …

Government efficiency report released

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The fastest way from Manchester to Concord is up Interstate 93, but one state government department asks its employees to take any other route. That’s because on the highway – even if the drive is shorter – workers must pay a toll, and that is an added expense …

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released yesterday. One of the cornerstones of President Obama’s signature health law forbids …

Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

Thursday, January 29, 2015

They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation’s largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren’t there. The subway system was shuttered, the city’s pulse …

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

Thursday, January 29, 2015

California health officials yesterday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as “vaping” grows in popularity. The California Department of Public Health report says e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals …