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New Hampshire Electric Co-op warning of possible phone scam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Hampshire Electrical Cooperative is warning its customers about a phone scam that threatens to disconnect members’ electric service if they don’t make an immediate payment. “After a rash of similar scam attempts last May, NHEC is urging its members to recognize when they are being targeted and avoid becoming a victim,” said a statement released by the cooperative Tuesday. The New Hampshire Electrical Co-op counts 83,000 customers across 115 …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord phone lines working again

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The phone lines were back up and running Tuesday morning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Concord, after a failed component in a Manchester call center knocked them out for most of Monday. Calls to the primary care and pediatric offices at the 253 Pleasant St. facility would not connect Monday – the number would ring a few times and then hang up. Technicians …

There’s no push to turn Mount Washington into Agiocochook

Monday, August 31, 2015

Alaska’s Mount McKinley will officially become Denali, the Native American name by which it has long been known, but that doesn’t mean we should anticipate driving up New Hampshire’s highest peak on the Agiocochook Auto Road any time soon. Nobody has ever tried to change Mount Washington’s name to Agiocochook, the name used …

‘Narcan is the EpiPen of heroin’ – yes, but not really

Monday, August 31, 2015

Is Narcan really the EpiPen for heroin addicts? That’s the analogy you’ll find circulating online, amid all the news about the life-saving antidote to heroin overdose. But as I found out from the state’s chief medical officer, we …

Infographic: How much for that political ad?

Monday, August 31, 2015

WMUR-TV in New Hampshire is among the most popular spots for presidential advertising in the Boston-New Hampshire market. FCC files offer a glimpse into the programming strategies used by candidates and super PACs to get maximum exposure for …

How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With less than six months to go before the New Hampshire primary, August has been a particularly busy month on local television airwaves. If you tune in regularly to the 6 o’clock evening news on WMUR, you’ve likely …

’Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Sunday, August 30, 2015

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for …

Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week. The interfaith service at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, …

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night’s sleep while …

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip

Sunday, August 30, 2015

President Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president’s historic visit to …

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized by ISIS …

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail. Shannon Miles, whose …

Patents issued to area inventors this week

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting today, the Monitor will publish a listing of federal patents awarded to inventors or companies in the Concord area. The following list is for this past week, through Aug. 27. It will appear on Monday’s business page: ∎ DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned a patent (9,114,030) developed …