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Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon speaks to faculty and students about changes planned for the Ivy League school Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 in Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they’re enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to move past its hard-partying reputation, but the latest steps come amid a national furor over sexual assault on college campuses and the …

Trial for alleged child rapist ends in mistrial after witness statement

Friday, January 30, 2015

The trial of Macario Sanchez ended in a mistrial Wednesday after the alleged victim’s mother testified that he has been imprisoned recently, his attorney said yesterday. The trial has been rescheduled for March in Merrimack County Superior Court. Sanchez, a 35-year-old Hooksett man who is accused of sexually abusing a young girl more than five years ago, was released on bail yesterday morning. …

14 companies apply for spots in NH medical marijuana market

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fourteen nonprofit companies have applied to open marijuana alternative treatment centers in New Hampshire, according to the Department of Health and Human Services official overseeing the contract process. Eric Borrin, the director of contracts and procurement, said “a number of those companies” who applied submitted applications for more than one geographic region. In launching its medical marijuana program, the department divided the state …

College of Saint Mary Magdalen becomes Northeast Catholic College, updating its image, curriculum and mission

Saturday, January 24, 2015

When Mike Girard began looking for colleges, he found a school named Magdalen College. When he arrived on campus four years ago, it was the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. And when he graduates this spring, his degree …

Ray Duckler: Mounsey skates again, and people notice - again

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Her name wasn’t on the back of her jersey during the Black Ice Hockey Championship yesterday at White Park. Neither was the No. 2 Tara Mounsey wore during two Olympics, in 1998 and four years later. But the …

At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First-year NHTI students Kayley Beers and Morgyn Soucy think more could be done to improve Concord’s community college than offering free tuition. Instead of giving up-front free tuition, as outlined by President Obama, they said the government could …

Manchester police: Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months while parents were abroad

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their Manchester apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said yesterday. The Manchester police said the …

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, a debate in N.H. over proposed life-at-conception law

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A group of Republican representatives and anti-abortion advocates urged New Hampshire lawmakers to adopt a law that would define the moment of conception as the beginning of human life. But opponents argued such a measure would erode far more than abortion access, carrying implications for in vitro fertilization …

iRobot engineer talks to Canterbury students about STEAM education

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fourth- and fifth-grade students sat on the floor in Canterbury Elementary School’s library yesterday, patiently listening to a presentation while waiting for the hands-on part of the morning: playing with a robot. “Did you know at iRobot, robots …

Opponents urge House committee to kill probable cause bill

Thursday, January 22, 2015

State officials and advocates for victims of domestic violence urged a House committee yesterday to reject a bill that would prohibit police officers from making warrantless arrests unless they witness a crime or have sworn testimony from at least two people who did. Speaking before the House Criminal …

Senate committee weighs restoring taxpayer standing in wake of tax credit ruling

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A state Senate committee is considering an amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution that would allow taxpayers to sue their town or state government, a right many lawmakers thought they already created in 2012. The proposal, by Republican Sen. Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro, is in response to the …

Authorities identify Derry man shot to death by police officer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Hampshire officials have identified the man killed by a police officer after he opened fire on an approaching Derry officer. Attorney General Joe Foster said 54-year-old Andrew Toto of Derry fired at the police Wednesday from the back of his pickup truck. Foster said an autopsy yesterday …

Money Trail: Presidential primary in focus at rebellion rally

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When Crazy Larry took the microphone in front of the State House yesterday, he did something that momentarily proved his newly adopted moniker. He told a hundreds-strong crowd of activists for campaign finance reform that their stance toward …