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A mall so empty you can roll a quarter across and not hit anyone

Sunday, November 23, 2014

On a crisp Friday evening in late October, Shannon Rich, 33, is standing in a dying American mall. Three customers wander the aisles in a Sears the size of two football fields. The RadioShack is empty. A woman selling smart phone cases watches Homeland on a laptop. “It’s the quietest mall I’ve ever been to,” said Rich, who works for …

Market Basket official: How’d we do it? We just did it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When dozens of Market Basket corporate employees walked out on their jobs this summer, they were happy to get statewide media attention. Little did they …

Travel Talk: It’s the perfect time to plan that road trip you’ve dreaming of

Sunday, November 23, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, gas prices are at their lowest in four years. Even better, industry wizards predict that the prices will stay low throughout …

Medical marijuana alternative treatment center rules up for approval

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Hampshire’s proposed rules for the centers that will distribute therapeutic cannabis under the state’s medical marijuana law are expected to go before a rulemaking committee today. The proposed rules were first introduced in August and have since been updated to reflect some changes. When the rules were …

Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, the police …

Study: Massachusetts schools punish more minorites

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Massachusetts public schools punish a disproportionately high number of minorities and students with disabilities with out-of-school suspensions, putting them at higher risk of dropping out or getting in trouble with the law, according to a civil rights group. About two-thirds of those suspensions are for minor infractions, including …

More restrictions for Gulf of Maine cod fishery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Federal regulators voted yesterday to close several areas to commercial cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine as they seek to rebuild the depleted fishery. The closures approved by the New England Fishery Management Council are designed to …

Renewed fears of terrorism keep NSA reform bill from clearing Senate

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In May, reacting to revelations of the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ phone records, members of the House of Representatives voted by a wide margin to end the program. On Tuesday night, their counterparts across the U.S. Capitol could not win enough votes to proceed even …

Obama to announce immigration action

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In a broad test of his executive powers, President Obama declared yesterday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration – in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people …

Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A proposal that would have made Westminster, Mass., the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke. Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting yesterday, …

Vote on Concord poultry processing plant tabled – again

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Concord Planning Board voted last night to postpone again a decision on a plan to build a poultry processing plant in East Concord. About 40 members of the public attended the meeting, the third on the application from Fournier Foods, which seeks to build a 5,500-square-foot plant …

New Hampshire to mark Great American Smoke Out

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you use tobacco, the American Cancer Society and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services would like to encourage you to try to quit – at least for today, designated as the “Great American Smoke Out.” Across New Hampshire, several universities are taking additional steps …

Concord Feminist Health Center to hold vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Concord Feminist Health Center is holding a candlelight vigil tonight to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, a national day to recognize those who lost their lives to violence or discrimination because of their gender identity. The vigil starts at 5 p.m. at the health center, located at …