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On the record: Hassan says efficiency ideas still none of the public’s business

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One of the big ideas in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s $11.5 billion state budget is to create a new executive position charged with making government more efficient. A good place for this new cost-saver to start would be with the ideas state department heads have already offered to make state government more efficient. So what are those ideas? Hassan still isn’t …

Lay off the mega-doses of Vitamin D

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vitamin D, in combination with calcium, is good for your bones. You should consume modest amounts in your diet, if possible (and for most people that is quite possible), or in the form of supplements if you can’t get enough via food and drink. We know this. But somehow we have arrived at a point when some physicians are prescribing large doses of …

Photographer’s documentary on Northern Pass set to debut at Red River

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jerry Monkman lives on the Seacoast, far from the stretch of New Hampshire where Northern Pass plans to plant a new electric transmission line. But the nature photographer says everyone in New England will be visually affected by the energy project. This spring, Monkman is releasing a documentary that showcases the landscapes, the …

In Concord, Biden defends Obama’s policies, steers clear of his own presidential run

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden didn’t talk much about the prospect of another presidential run during his visit to New Hampshire yesterday. Instead, he talked a lot about the Obama administration’s attempts to steer the country out of the …

Anthem: 667,866 N.H. customers may have been ‘impacted’ by cyberattack

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. That figure, announced in a …

Video shows Aaron Hernandez fiancee’s removing box from home

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez yesterday played video surveillance that showed his fiancee removing a trash bag from the home and putting it in a car the day after the …

lebanon:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Signaling a shake-up in the Upper Valley automobile market, longtime car seller Miller Chevrolet Cadillac will close its doors Friday, leaving Lebanon, for the first time since the dawn of the automotive era, without a Chevrolet or Cadillac …

FairPoint workers in N.H. return today, hopeful to end flood of service complaints to PUC

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The four-month strike at FairPoint Communications coincided with a massive spike in customer complaints to the state Public Utilities Commission. Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, who walked off the job in October, ratified collective bargaining agreements …

Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich holds town hall at New England College

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

At times during his town hall at New England College yesterday, Bob Ehrlich – the former Maryland governor and one of the latest Republicans to test the presidential waters in New Hampshire – sounded a bit like an …

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Obama rejected a bill yesterday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he’ll …

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since October. An autopsy on the child, who …

PolitiFact: Joe Biden and his Somali cab driver friends

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“There is a very identifiable Somali community” back home in Delaware. — Joe Biden on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in remarks at a White House summit Our ruling If so, it’s minuscule: The Census Bureau estimates that there’s …

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Exposing …