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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 …

Across U.S., many utilities are battling net metering

Friday, August 28, 2015

Net metering, which allows customers to sell excess electricity back to their local utility, was created in the 1990s and became a key component in launching the solar industry, especially for homes and small business. But in some …

PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax increase

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal “raises taxes on small businesses and increases taxes and fees by $100 million.” — Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in TV ad -------------- What’s a tax increase? In examining the …

Clinton likens GOP’s views to terrorist’s

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing “out-of-date” policies. “Now …

60 years later, Emmett Till not forgotten

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They’re also trying to continue …

Political Monitor quiz for Aug. 28: The Joe’s Biden his time edition

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joe Biden might run for president! Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack! And there’s plenty of talk about medical marijuana and Planned Parenthood to go around for state politicos. That’s right, it’s time for our weekly quiz. …

Political Monitor podcast: Joe Biden decides, Martin O’Malley strives and Democrats weigh options

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord Monitor political enthusiasts Clay Wirestone, Casey McDermott and Jonathan Van Fleet take on the left side of the political spectrum this week, with a podcast focused on the Democrats. Will Joe Biden run? How is Martin O’Malley …

Maine state police create unit to examine drug trends

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maine’s top law enforcement and emergency medical officials announced Wednesday that a special state police unit and three working groups will be created to address the state’s drug epidemic. Participants of a summit convened by Republican Gov. Paul LePage made the announcement at a news conference after the …

Suspect in killing of Virginia TV crew had history of work troubles

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The man gripped a gun as he stood behind the news crew, watching them do a live broadcast. The journalists didn’t seem to notice that he had pointed the weapon right at them. On Wednesday morning, as southwestern …

Residents of New England town reluctantly reckon with Cosby

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby’s compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family. Most in the normally reserved Shelburne Falls are content to leave the typically low-key Cosbys …

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The possibility that Vice President Biden may jump into the 2016 presidential campaign is convulsing the network of wealthy Democrats that financed President Obama’s two White House bids, galvanizing fundraisers underwhelmed by Hillary Clinton’s performance. A wide swath …