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April 01. 2013 3:15PM

Ex-DHHS employees sue over bullying after informing on boss

The women, until they left their positions in summer 2012, worked under Derepentigny at the Division of Child Support Services. Derepentigny and a "clique of favored employees," regularly took lunch breaks that were three to four times what was allowed, according to the lawsuit.

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Mass Gov. Patrick to visit NH

Patrick has told reporters he is not interested in the 2016 chatter, but he has started a political action committee, is making friends in New Hampshire with this trip, and since he is term-limited and will no longer be governor next year doesn't have much politically to lose if he did run.

Pennichuck Corp. seeks to issue $54.5 million worth of bonds

The company's plan calls for the bonds to be issued through the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority, bearing a fixed interest rate of approximately 5.5 ...

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

WINDHAM — The former Applewood golf course has been sold for $3.06 million, but its new purpose has yet to be determined.

NH Dyn shows how Internet providers get around war zones

The new pathways are displayed on the map above, which was made by Dyn, the New Hampshire company that manages traffic for some of the biggest sites on the internet (and that acquired Renesys in May).

Gorham paper mill operating day-to-day for lack of orders

GORHAM – All four paper machines at the Gorham Paper and Tissue mill have been down since Monday as the facility continues to struggle.

The Currency: As paper industry folds across U.S., N.H. mill thrives

The Currency is NHPR's ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire.

PSNH president eyes energy crunch

PORTSMOUTH — The new president of Public Service of New Hampshire said he sees a rocky few years ahead for New England — a time during which, at least for the short term, he expects the company's oil- and coal-fired plants to play a significant part.

Nashua's Napa East abruptly closes; future uncertain

NASHUA -- An award-winning upscale wine lounge that won plenty of consumers' hearts over the past three years closed abruptly this week, a decision that the management is calling a 'restructuring.'

Gunmaker skirts laws by 3D-printing a single firearm part

By printing his (or her) own, O’Fama has essentially skirted the law that requires all firearms to be registered with the federal government.

Who lived in N.H. 12,000 years ago?

Since 1996, the State Archeologist Dick Boisvert has led excavations at sites in Jefferson, uncovering tools and stone shards that tell the story of the...

Laconia man deeply grateful for the 2 women who saved his life

LACONIA — This summer's pleasures will be all the sweeter for city resident Charles 'Chuck' Farquharson, who says his life could very well have ended in December of last year had it not been for the actions of a long chain of people.

Maine bank robbery suspect arrested in Twin Mountain

TWIN MOUNTAIN, New Hampshire — The FBI says a Maine man has been arrested in New Hampshire on charges of robbing a bank in his home state.

Vermont mother who triggered Amber Alert pleads guilty

An Amber Alert was issued and the family was spotted at a restaurant in Hanover, N.H., within a period of hours. They were found together at a hotel. Kane's then 17-year-old daughter was with them and no one was harmed.

Bed bugs force NH camp to cancel remainder of season

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire summer camp has canceled the remainder of the season because of the discovery of bed bugs.

‘An error in judgment’ says police chief, Claremont officials return items taken from seized home

Claremont — Police Chief Alex Scott is reviewing claims that city employees improperly removed items from a River Road home that was seized by the city because of more than $70,000 in unpaid taxes.

Hanover food co-op petitioners fight to reinstate fired union organizers

The two men, who had been exploring the possibility of unionizing Co-op employees when they were terminated, have said management refused to give them a reason for their firings.

NH natives complete cross-country trek in time to celebrate legal marijuana in Washington

A cross-country road trip landed New Hampshire natives Steve and Tricia Goyette in north Spokane just hours before the city’s first recreational marijuana store let in its first customers Tuesday.

Prison health system in NH among nation's costliest

The study released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts says New Hampshire's per inmate spending on prison health care grew 28 percent between 2007 and 2011, rising to $10,191. The current budget allocates about $8,800 per inmate.

Obama orders states to use best teachers to teach worst students

'Typically, the least experienced teachers, the ones with the least support, often end up in the poorest schools,' Obama said.

Rand Paul taps Manchester's Biundo as chief strategist for PAC in New England

CONCORD – Manchester resident and veteran GOP campaign strategist Mike Biundo has signed on as the top regional strategist for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's political action committee.

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