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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 by having one casino,” Hassan said yesterday in an interview with the Monitor. “I would have to understand and hear from people …

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 …

Regulators approve tougher rules for internet providers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies yesterday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband …

Henniker residents seek more involvement and no tax burden in a new playground

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For nearly two decades, children have climbed and played on Henniker Community School’s playground, the only community one in the town. A wooden structure featuring a suspension bridge and plastic slides for use at recess, after school and …

22-duck death toll grows as another oily wanderer is recovered, dies

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Another duck contaminated by oily water in Penacook died yesterday after being transported to Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Services. “The birds are so debilitated and I guess it started seizing and it died,” said Maria Colby, founder of …

Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich holds town hall at New England College

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

At times during his town hall at New England College yesterday, Bob Ehrlich – the former Maryland governor and one of the latest Republicans to test the presidential waters in New Hampshire – sounded a bit like an …

Four candidates compete for two seats on the Bow Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

With Chairwoman Jill Hadaway stepping down from the Bow Board of Selectmen this year, the board will have at least one new member come March. There are two seats up for grabs, one of which is currently filled by longtime Selectman Eric Anderson. Anderson, who is seeking his …

Nonprofit looks to give new life to another South Main Street building

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A nonprofit associated with Concord Housing and Redevelopment has purchased an office building at 48 S. Main St. Concord Housing Development Corporation paid $242,000 for the roughly 3,000-square-foot building, located next to the Capitol Center for the Arts. …

Pembroke’s $25M school budget gets widespread backing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For the first time in several years, the Pembroke School District’s budget received the approval of the municipal budget committee, school board Chairman Tom Serafin said. The school district meeting March 7, including 10 warrant articles and a $25 million budget, lacks controversy and could be in and …

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic yesterday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself, officials said. It was the worst shooting attack in the young country’s …

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Obama rejected a bill yesterday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he’ll …

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians – many of them women and children – while …

Truck stalls on track before fiery train crash, 28 injured

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A commuter train slammed into a truck stuck on the tracks early yesterday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring 28 people in the fiery crash in California. The accident occurred about 5:45 a.m. in …