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GOP head calls 2-term councilor 'career politician'

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Republican Party chairwoman is calling Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Colin Van Ostern a "career politician with few real life accomplishments."

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Experts say clean power available as regional energy changes

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Experts say a large amount of clean hydro-electricity from Canada is available for us in the New England states if ways can be found to bring that power into the country.

Today at 10:39AM
Lebanon looks to boost downtown activity

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - Officials in Lebanon are trying to make the city's downtown a desirable destination.

Oct 7
Endangered Species Act list won't add American eels

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species. The wildlife service…

Oct 7
Survey: Residents willing to pay more for local produce

A survey of New Hampshire residents shows that they are willing to pay more for locally grown fruits and vegetables, but they may not always know where to find it. Two hundred people were surveyed for…

Oct 7
Explosion sparks fire at New Hampshire power plant

Authorities say a generator overheated, exploded and sparked an oil fire at a Bethlehem power plant. No one was hurt. The Caledonian Record reported the blaze broke out Tuesday morning at Pinetree Power.…

Oct 7
Poll: Drug abuse is top issue in N.H.

One in four New Hampshire residents say drug abuse is the most important problem facing the state, according to a WMUR Granite State Poll released Wednesday. It's the first time in nearly a decade that…

Oct 7
Massachusetts House approves bill to clamp down on fentanyl

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to crack down on a powerful narcotic often added to heroin. Lawmakers passed the legislation targeting fentanyl Wednesday as part of an effort to…

Oct 7
Amtrak to restore passenger service after derailment

Amtrak says modified passenger service on the Vermonter route will resume following the train derailment in Northfield. The company says the northbound service between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans…

Oct 7
The joy of phubbing

Now that the state's texting and driving law has kicked in, I figured it was only a matter of time before there was a national campaign aimed at dismantling human communication rituals as we now know them. …

Oct 7
New laws make guns easier to get

President Obama delivered a powerful speech after the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, which left 10 people dead and at least seven wounded. He lamented the nation's failure to…

Oct 7
How the NRA can help

In August, The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof noted that gun violence claims one life every 16 minutes in the United States. Think about it. Every day, more than 90 American families are broken by gun…

Oct 7
My Turn: Why I am running to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate

I have the extraordinary privilege as governor of traveling across our state and talking to the people and businesses of New Hampshire. As I go from Nashua to Pittsburg, our state's enormous potential…

Oct 7
Editorial: Phone sting is a bad look for police

Last month, Somersworth police were on the lookout for drivers using cellphones in violation of a new state law. The five-day sting operation involved undercover officers posing as religious doomsayers…

Oct 7
University shuts down over written threat in bathroom

Eastern Kentucky University canceled classes Wednesday morning and will be closed today and Friday as police investigate a written threat. Campus police issued an alert Monday morning after finding a…

Oct 7
Coast Guard abandons ship search

The Coast Guard broke the news to grieving family members Wednesday that it was abandoning the search for the 33 mariners aboard a U.S. container ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin. Investigators…

Oct 7
California wants renewable energy for half its power by 2030

Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient…