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May 16. 2013 1:47PM

Pipeline asks Vt. to reconsider position on tar sands oil

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal is asking Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that would require a new review under the state’s land-use planning law if the company seeks to move Canadian tar sands oil to Portland for possible shipment to markets across the world.

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Game company renames Maine island 'Hawaii 2'

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Game-making company Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is renaming it "Hawaii 2."

GT Advanced Technologies Inc pursuing sale of sapphire furnaces

They estimated that the first 500 furnaces would fetch $169,000 per unit. The next 500 were expected to generate $224,000 each.

Loon rescued from ice on Martin Meadow Pond

MOULTONBOROUGH — An iced-in loon was rescued on Martin Meadow Pond in Lancaster on Dec. 8. Loons can require close to a quarter mile of open water to take flight, but this loon was trapped in a three-foot patch of open water.

Prime number gap grows after decades-long lull thanks to NH mathematician

Zhang, of the University of New Hampshire, showed for the first time that even though primes get increasingly rare as you go further out along the number line, you will never stop finding pairs of primes that are a bounded distance apart — within 70 million, he proved.

Conway protester raises free speech issue

ALBANY — Conway resident Gary Montford has resumed his protest against Profile Subaru after the Attorney General's Office reaffirmed his right to picket on the side of Route 16 in front of the dealership.

Is Conway really NH's third most dangerous place?

CONWAY — The town of Conway was named the third most dangerous place in New Hampshire by the Movoto real estate blog. The police aren't sure that's accurate but do say they have a busy department.

1 name down, more than 100 to go on cold case killing list

CONCORD, N.H. —The names of Judith Whitney and Kathleen Daneault came off the list of unsolved crimes ... lingering there for three decades, but more than 100 in New Hampshire alone are still mysteries in search of an answer.

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