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April 10. 2013 12:39PM

Private nursing home room 43.48% higher in NH than the national average

The comparable cost for a private nursing home room rose 4.5 percent annualized over the past five years to $83,950 nationally, and increased 4.7 percent over the past five years to $120,450 in New Hampshire.



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Refugee officials cancel meeting with Dover City Council

DOVER — A state group that helps facilitate the resettlement of international refugees has canceled a meeting with the City Council.

Politifact: Are states without an income tax doing 'better' than ones that do?

Bill Maher used the latest jobs numbers out of Kansas as an occasion for his 'Zombie Lies' segment about what he calls 'lies that Republicans tell that you can debunk, but they do not go away.'

New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting in Pelham

The New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting, or The Great Nor'easter, was held in Pelham yesterday.

Heavyweight great 'Gentleman' Gerry Cooney on dramatic career and the hardest comeback of all

'I stopped drinking on April 21st 1988. I remember it clearly, it was 10:40am one day and I was drunk. I looked around; I had a loving family, a beautiful home in New Hampshire on the beach. I said to myself 'what am I doing here with all this and drinking?’

NH cyclist Amber Ferreira captures first pro win

Ferreira took extra satisfaction winning in Lake Placid because she lives in New Hampshire and considers this her home course.

Hiking with Jesus: Jaffrey mountain mass brings young adults closer to God

JAFFREY, N.H. -- For a group of young Catholics who hiked up Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., July 12, the trek presented more than an opportunity to enjoy nature, but an opportunity to experience the realities of their faith in beauty created by God.

Cross-country walker breaks silence, heads home to NH

The 23-year-old Yale graduate has just completed a year-long trek from New Hampshire to California. As part of a performance art project, he took photos along the way and didn’t speak a word.

Hannaford cashes in on Market Basket’s family turmoil, sends workers to NH

The supermarket chain will send some workers from Maine to New Hampshire this weekend to handle the surge in customers.

Wall Street expecting lower earnings from Ruger

Analysts are expecting earnings per share of $1.28 after the company booked a profit of $1.63 a share a year earlier.

Ayotte moves to block Obama giving Iran another $2.8B

Washington Free Beacon - Senators are moving to block the White House from giving Iran another $2.8 billion in cash assets until the administration can assure lawmakers that Tehran will not use the money to fund terrorism, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Portsmouth police allege man arrested steps from church is drug dealer

PORTSMOUTH — Police arrested a man on the steps of the North Church in Market Square Friday afternoon on a warrant alleging felony sale of oxycodone.

Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter

What is known is that no more than 100 Congolese families would be resettled throughout Tri-City communities and as a community, Weston said, there is no authority on whether to accept or not.

Cardinal O’Malley commends faith of freed Sudanese woman

'Meriam’s commitment to her faith is inspirational, and it should encourage us to deeper faith and a willingness to share that faith with others,' O’Malley said of Meriam Yehia Ibrahim .

Pisgah group wants plans to fight timber harvest

The state is using the land 'for profit and for commercial reasons and the land was purchased for recreation,' said Laura Powell, who resigned as the history and education chairwoman of the Friends of Pisgah over the issue.

New Hampshire’s ‘multistate’ insurance plans sow confusion

Hanover — As consumer alerts go, the New Hampshire Insurance Department’s July 17 “clarification on ‘multistate’ plans” was a bit dry.

Government contractor racked up failed projects but carries on

When New Hampshire's Department of Administrative Services severed ties with TLT last October from work on a National Guard training facility in Pembroke and prohibited TLT from bidding in New Hampshire for one year.

Selectmen lower speed limit 5 mph on Windham road over police objections

'When you can’t enforce that limit, then those signs, they actually do more harm than good because they see that you’re not enforcing the 25 mph limit,' Lewis said.

Bass endorses Brown in Keene

He opted not to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat himself, and so now Charles Bass, the former U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire, has thrown his weight behind former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.

NH June jobless rate is sixth lowest in country

ROCHESTER — The unadjusted June 2014 unemployment rate for New Hampshire was 4.3 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent from the May rate, which remained at 4.4 percent after revision, according to figures released by New Hampshire Employment Security.

James Weeden has dressed some of Broadway's biggest stars

James Weeden had a career helping outfit some of Broadway's biggest shows and stars before family ties pulled him back to Dover.


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