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Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used by some of the people who put solar panels on their roofs. While the …

GOP’s Rand Paul brings campaign to Maine

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hoping for a boost in a state where his father found strong support, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul took a break from campaigning in New Hampshire to bring his message of smaller government, lower taxes and less intrusion in people’s lives to a receptive audience of several hundred boisterous supporters in Freeport, Maine, …

Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Invoking “God’s authority,” a Kentucky county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail. “It is not a light issue for me,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis said later through her …

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 …

For sale in CONCORD: One-of-a-kind home in desirable area

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A new direction of living awaits you at 14 Pond Place Lane in Concord! Nestled in one of the capital’s most desirable West End neighborhoods, this beautiful home offers three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, and an amazing attention to …

Living room by living room, O’Malley marches on in New Hampshire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Martin O’Malley began his day on the campaign trail Wednesday with a bit of good news, or so he thought. Soon after he arrived at the home of Kathleen DiFruscia in Windham, the first of five campaign stops …

CapBeat: Bow doctor, Feldstein on board of ‘Temescal Wellness’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bow doctor Gary Woods has never smoked marijuana. He’s not even sure he knows what it smells like. “People don’t believe that,” Woods said with a laugh, explaining he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. “I was …

Amid heroin epidemic in New Hampshire, candidates talk substance abuse

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage Saturday at the “Stop the Circle” rally to raise awareness about drug addiction, a teenager at the microphone spoke about losing her father to an overdose. Once the politician …

UNH offers orientation for veterans, service members

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Veterans and members of the military got a special welcome as they entered the University of New Hampshire this week. The university used a $5,000 state grant to create a two-day orientation program specifically for military member and veterans. The goal was to get those students connected to …