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French prosecutor: German copilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings copilot “intentionally” sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said today. In a news conference in Paris, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin laid out the horrifying conclusions reached by French aviation investigators after listening to the …

Barnstead teen gets 20 years for near-fatal stabbing in Bear Brook State Park

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The two victims of Samantha Heath’s extreme brutality sat on opposite ends of a crowded Concord courtroom yesterday, one in tears, the other cooing in …

Students and parents ask Concord School Board to maintain Capitol Center partnership

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday night, Nick Skafidas was on stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts playing the trumpet in what he feared could be his last …

Liberty Utilities announces effort to cut bills significantly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47.25 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it filed a …

Members of House Finance Committee reverse course on Medicaid cuts

Monday, March 23, 2015

After voting last week to eliminate coverage for “optional” Medicaid services – not mandated by the federal government but still critical for many residents living with injury or disabilities – state representatives reversed course yesterday afternoon, opting to maintain funding after all. State representatives from the House Finance …

Eversource, wildlife agencies, to announce major conservation partnership in New Hampshire

Monday, March 23, 2015

Eversource Energy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are set to announce a partnership that will help manage and preserve three separate areas of New Hampshire. The sides will announce the public-private partnership Thursday morning in Londonderry. The multimillion-dollar deal targets preservation of habitats for trout, rabbits …

Time to renew your dog license

Monday, March 23, 2015

As required by state law, Concord dog owners can apply for or renew their dog licenses next month. On April 1, the city clerk’s office in Concord will begin its annual dog licensing season. The licenses are effective from May 1 to April 30 of the subsequent year. …

Too late to discipline lawmaker after abortion comments

Monday, March 23, 2015

A New Hampshire legislator won’t face discipline for comments he made linking abortion to an effort by a group of fourth-graders to have the state name an official raptor, an official said yesterday. House of Representatives Clerk Paul Smith said that any discipline of Rep. Warren Groen would …

Server attack briefly disrupts New Hampshire tourism website

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Hampshire’s tourism website was inaccessible for less than an hour yesterday due to a cyberattack against an outside server. The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development said the company that hosts visitnh.gov experienced a “distributed denial of service” attack on servers at one of its datacenters. …

N.H. House budget writers approve cuts to Hassan’s $11.5B plan

Monday, March 23, 2015

House budget writers began approving a budget bill yesterday that eliminates Medicaid expansion, substantially changes school funding and does not give state employees a raise they recently negotiated with the governor’s office. The House Finance Committee will continue voting on changes to Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget today …

U.S., Canadian officials cite regional energy collaboration

Monday, March 23, 2015

There is an abundance of clean electricity in eastern Canada waiting to be sent to the energy-hungry states of New England, officials said yesterday at an international energy conference at the University of Vermont. A number of projects are under way to help move that power south, but …

Israel’s Netanyahu apologizes to country’s Arab minority

Monday, March 23, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens yesterday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members of the community. The move appeared to be an attempt to heal rifts and mute criticism at home and in the United States. Netanyahu drew accusations …

Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

Monday, March 23, 2015

To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here, so traveling …