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At Northern Pass information session, focus is on burial of line

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Concord resident Gene Rudolph has one big question when it comes to the Northern Pass transmission project: “Why can’t they bury it?” As proposed, the transmission line would run overhead right next to McKenna’s Purchase, a condominium development near Loudon Road that Rudolph has called home for the past 12 years. “We’re not happy with the project,” said Rudolph, who favors burial of the line. “I’ll even give them a …

Hassan calls on N.H. Board of Medicine to institute tougher standards for prescribing opioids

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Members of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine say they hope to start meeting soon with Gov. Maggie Hassan to discuss and revise administrative rules relating to prescribing prescription painkillers. On Wednesday, Hassan’s office called on the board to adopt “stronger, more explicit and more up-to-date rules to prevent opioid abuse,” and asked …

Biden testing political waters in Florida

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that’s left a lot Democrats wanting more choice. Biden attended a fundraiser Wednesday night for Senate Democrats after a speech at Miami Dade College promoting …

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 …

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and …

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.” What’s …

Court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest Saturday by a Hungarian court. The preliminary arrests will be in place until the suspects …

3 Al-Jazeera reporters sentenced to 3 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison for broadcasting “false news,” Saturday, sparking international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s presidency. …

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Pakistani military said its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants. The military says in a statement that 14 “terrorists” were killed in Saturday’s airstrike in Shawal, a town in North Waziristan where the army launched a ground operation this …