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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. A global health commission organized by the prestigious British medical journal Lancet recommended in a report published Monday, June 22, 2015, substituting cleaner energy worldwide for coal will reduce air pollution and give Earth a better chance at avoiding dangerous climate change. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Eversource moves ahead with mercury reduction plans despite Supreme Court ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

Eversource Energy is proceeding with a $2 million project to reduce toxic emissions from coal-burning Schiller Station, even as the U.S. Supreme Court challenged a key federal clean energy standard. The court ruled Monday against an Environmental Protection Agency standard aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other air toxins from coal-burning power plants. Mercury is linked to health hazards …

Hassan signs bill to study commuter rail funding

Monday, June 29, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that could help pave the way for public-private funding of commuter rail. Efforts to bring commuter rail from Boston up to Nashua and Manchester hit a snag this year when lawmakers chose not to include $4 million in the capital budget to further study the proposal. Project supporters hope to continue exploring other funding options, including …

In picking presidents, New Hampshire forgoes producing them

Monday, June 29, 2015

When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them. While the 14th president, Franklin Pierce, was a New Hampshire native, no one else has come close in the 100 years since the state began holding statewide presidential primary elections. And that just might be the price …

Data reveals potential hazards for homeowners near Suncook River

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scientists presented data Wednesday about the Suncook River that they gathered over four years in an effort to help officials in local towns protect their property as the waterway changes. Stemming from a catastrophic flood that caused the …

Belmont man charged in 2013 armed robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Belmont man was arrested this week in connection with a 2013 robbery of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Daniel Webster Highway in Belmont. Travis Dickinson, 36, was arrested Monday, according to a press release from the Belmont Police …

Milfoil infestation discovered in Bow’s Turee Pond

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A new infestation of the invasive water plant variable milfoil has been found in Bow’s Turee Pond. The milfoil has likely been growing in the pond for the past three to four years and is now “well established” there, according to a press release from the New Hampshire …

Father, son go missing in Merrimack River; presumed dead

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A 10-year-old boy and his father went missing in the Merrimack River about 6 p.m. Wednesday and likely drowned, according to officials. Boscawen police Chief Kevin Wyman said the child was swimming alone under the Hannah Dustin Bridge …

‘Fugitive of the Week’ arrested in Epsom

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The U.S. Marshals’ “Fugitive of the Week” from mid-March was arrested at a home in Epsom on Wednesday. While investigators were searching for Kevin Breed, 20, they visited a home on Dail Drive and found Breed inside. He …

PHOTOS: A beautiful Northern Lights display in the White Mountains

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The White Mountains had a beautiful display of the Northern Lights during the early-morning hours of Tuesday. The aurora borealis appeared in the northern skies as the result of a recent solar eruption, making for a pristine view …

Data from Suncook River study to be presented Wednesday night

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Engineers will hold a public information session Wednesday evening to discuss data collected last year in Allenstown, Pembroke and Epsom regarding the changing Suncook River. The river experienced an avulsion in 2006, meaning it abandoned its original path and created a new route through a different floodplain, causing …

Interfaith service will mourn, pray for victims of Charleston church shooting

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

South Congregational Church announced it will host an interfaith service to mourn the nine victims of the recent shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in South Carolina. Hosted in collaboration with the Greater Concord Interfaith Council, the vigil will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is located at …

Fire damages apartments in Fisherville Road complex

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A kitchen fire at the Meadowbrook Apartments on Fisherville Road heavily damaged one unit and forced the evacuation of 17 others Tuesday, according to a press release. The Concord Fire Department responded to the blaze about 4 p.m. Tuesday, when they saw smoke coming from the second floor …

Hassan to nominate Bow resident to PUC

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan will nominate Bow resident Kate Bailey to the Public Utilities Commission, a three-member body that regulates electric and natural gas utilities in the state. Bailey is currently director of regulatory innovation and strategy at the PUC, where she has been employed since 1989. Hassan will …