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Concord’s Hindu community hosts Puran

Friday, July 11, 2014

A conflagration of orange daylillies is blooming in the Heights Community Center courtyard, but the air is filled instead with the fragrance of incense. From the windows of the auditorium in Concord, a man’s monotone voice chants holy Sanskrit legends. This is Srimad Bhagavata Maha Purana, a week of devotion and community organized by the new Hindu Faith Trust of … 1

DOE surveying Concord roadways along Northern Pass route

Friday, July 11, 2014

Environmental professionals with the U.S. Department of Energy have been in Concord this week collecting field data to use in the department’s study of alternatives to the Northern Pass transmission line project. Several of the alternative routes for the project, outlined in a Department of Energy report in May, run through Concord along the roads being surveyed: south along Interstate 93, then east … 2

N.H. to get $435,478 in federal funding for parks, recreational areas

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Hampshire will receive $435,478 in federal funding this year that towns and the state can use to improve parks, expand recreational areas and conserve land. The U.S. Department of the Interior this week announced it would release and distribute, across all 50 states, more than $43 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. New Hampshire’s portion of the money is a … 1

Authorities treating lake for invasive plant

Friday, July 11, 2014

Authorities are trying to stop the growth of an invasive plant in sections of New Hampshire’s Lake Opechee. The Citizen reported nearly 22 acres of the lake will be treated with an herbicide to halt the growth of milfoil. After the chemical application, planned for next week, divers … 0

New Hampshire opens first criminal court for vets

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan and top judicial and military officials gathered yesterday to dedicate the state’s first court designed to handle the criminal cases of military veterans whose crimes were driven by substance abuse, trauma and anger management issues that stem from their service. “This collaborative effort exemplifies the … 0

Mount Washington College closing 2 campuses

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mount Washington College said it will close its Salem and Nashua campuses and lay off 50 employees by Sept. 9. The Eagle Tribune reported college spokesman Stephen White said about 540 students would be affected. They will be able to continue their studies at the college’s campus in … 0

Kuster raises more than half a million in second quarter

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster raised more than half a million dollars between April and June. WMUR first reported that Kuster raised $568,000 in the second quarter, and Kuster’s campaign confirmed those numbers. Kuster, who is known as a prolific fundraiser, has $1.7 million cash on hand, WMUR reported. … 0

Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is backing new legislation that would ban employers from refusing to cover certain mandated health benefits such as birth control. The legislation is a direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that said requiring some companies to cover certain types of birth … 13

N.H. says it will wait to enforce abortion clinic buffer zones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The state of New Hampshire, several counties and municipalities – excluding Concord – agreed yesterday not to enforce a law allowing 25-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics until a federal judge decides whether it is legal. In an order issued yesterday, Judge Joseph Laplante of Concord’s U.S. district … 0

Mazzaglia will be tried on escape plot charge

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in October 2012 will be sentenced in August. Prosecutors said yesterday they also intend to prosecute Seth Mazzaglia, 31, of Dover on a charge that … 0

2 charged in Portsmouth convenience store robberies

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Two people have been charged in connection with two convenience store robberies at knifepoint in Portsmouth. The police said 21-year-old William Flibotte of Exeter is accused of robbing the Cabot Street Market on June 24 and Hanscom’s Truck Stop on the Route 1 Bypass the following week. Flibotte … 0

Check pool filters for invasive beetles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Hampshire residents with swimming pools are being asked to check their filters for an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to the state’s forests and trees. The state Division of Forest and Lands asked residents to look for Asian long-horned beetles. The insect was found in … 0

Bow reaches settlement with Provan & Lorber, Gordon Construction over Dunklee Road bridge

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bow will receive nearly $200,000 through a settlement agreement it reached with two of the companies contracted to repair a bridge on Dunklee Road after it washed out during flooding in 2006. Now, the town plans to seek funding from the state to repair the bridge that spans … 1