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Two new CVS locations add purple bags

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The CVS Pharmacy stores at 157 Loudon Rd. and 4 Hall St. are both now selling purple trash bags. A total of 22 locations currently sell the city bags. A 30-gallon bag is $2, and a 15-gallon bag is $1. Both are sold in bundles of five bags. For a complete list of businesses that sell purple trash bags, visit …

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman kicks off fundraiser for New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is hopeful the U.S. Senate will soon pass energy efficiency legislation he co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, which was defeated …

Jeff Bauman testifies at Boston Marathon bombing trial

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BOSTON – A man who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testified Thursday …

Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A woman who told the police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty yesterday. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash’s vault in Colebrook, then rifle through …

Gas prices climb nearly a dime in New Hampshire

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gas prices have gone up nearly a dime per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.33. Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in New Hampshire, says that’s 9 cents less than the national average, which went up 12 cents last week to $2.42 a gallon. …

In Pittsfield, candidates’ night is at round tables, not podiums

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

In many towns, candidates’ night looks like a line of politicians sitting in their hot seats in front of rows of audience members. A handful of attendees will ask a question, and the candidates will stand up straight …

Execution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold yesterday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation’s top justices to grant a …

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted yesterday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge – but said she did not see …

Voters approve Andover School District’s $4.7 million budget, study to look at transportation costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Student transportation costs are going up in the Andover School District, and voters want to look at the district’s options. After unanimously approving a $4.7 million operating budget at last night’s district meeting, voters green-lighted spending up to …

Pakistan: Anti-vax parents arrested

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said yesterday. Parents targeted by the police starting this past weekend were not …

Massachusetts delegation divided on Netanyahu speech

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Massachusetts’s all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republican leaders to address a joint session of Congress. Two members – Reps. Katherine Clark and James …

Feds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession, but his lawyers want them to …

Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge yesterday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his …