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May 18. 2013 10:21AM

NH company seeking $200,000 for saving Maine lobster boat

PORTLAND, Maine — The owner of a New Hampshire vessel that rescued a drifting lobster boat in February is asking a federal court to award him $200,000.

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Obamacare tax significantly shrinks ranks of uninsured in NH

This year the number of uninsured in the state dropped from about 150,000 to 100,000, and that number is expected to shrink again in 2015.

Union, AFP targeted in latest campaign finance complaint

Complaint by Coalition for Open Democracy against Americans for Prosperity and the National Education Association (NEA) Advocacy Fund accusing them of violating the state’s campaign finance law.

Junk science UNH pollster with history of mistakes pushes poll declaring Scott Brown down 8 points

The poll is definitely an outlier, as Brown and Shaheen are within the margin of error of each other in polls from just about every other pollster in business.

Former deputy police chief sues Seusing, Nashua; claims Seusing forced retirement

NASHUA – Former Deputy Police Chief Scott Howe has claimed in a lawsuit that Chief John Seusing connived to force his ouster from the police

Humane Society won't appeal revocation of gambling license

DOVER — The board of directors at Cocheco Valley Humane Society has decided it will not appeal the revocation of the organization’s bingo gaming license.

N.H. passenger rail authority launches taxpayer-funded website

Established in 2007, the authority is tasked with encouraging and overseeing the redevelopment of passenger rail services throughout New Hampshire with an initial emphasis on the NH Capitol Corridor.

Hooksett woman paralyzed by freak accident regains ability to walk, returns home to family

Seventy days after a freak diving accident left her unable to move, Jaime Carnucci returned home to Hooksett, New Hampshire, last week, walking through her front door in an incredible show of strength and determination.

How my family survived 24 days traveling on Bitcoin

This summer, my family decided to add a bitcoin-only twist to our annual trip to New Hampshire for the Porcupine Freedom Festival (PorcFest).

Dan Brown to deliver Penguin Annual Lecture in New Delhi, Mumbai

Celebrated author Dan Brown, who will deliver this year’s Penguin Annual Lecture here and in Mumbai next month, says he is excited about his India visit.

Courtney's story: Teens deadly tale of addiction begins with taking a job in Haverhill, Mass.

NEWTON, N.H. — In just three years, the Griffin family watched their 17-year-old daughter turn into a full-blown heroin addict. Courtney Griffin, 20, died of a heroin overdose on Sept. 29. Now, her family is speaking out about her addiction.

Civil rights icon Julian Bond visits Dartmouth

Hanover — In the eyes of Julian Bond, icon of the American civil rights movement, our education on social justice in the 1960s shouldn’t consist of only four words — 'I have a dream' — and two people, …

NH author hopes bathroom graffiti hits the big time

MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's most unique art forms, bathroom graffiti, is now a regular blog that appears twice weekly on Jake Anderson's website, www.offthestallproject.com.

Dartmouth mulls how to get out-of-state students interested in NH mid-term election

And next Tuesday is unlikely to break the trend of low voter turnout, said University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. Smith, who directs the UNH Survey Center, attributes the trend to the large number of out-of-state students attending schools like Dartmouth.

Woman who crashed speeding to job interview faces arraignment

A woman who crashed her car while speeding to a job interview has been formally charged with negligent driving by state police. Nancy O'Brien, 53,

Ex-Farmington fire chief pleads not guilty to theft of town funds

DOVER — Former Farmington Fire Chief Richard Fowler, 48, of 333 North Ave. in Skowhegan, Maine, who was charged with theft for allegedly taking more than $1,500 in town funds, pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday morning.

Wolfeboro man accused of shooting, burying moose

A Wolfeboro man has been arrested after officials said he illegally shot and buried a moose on his property.

Weare said to launch internal investigation into secretary’s claims

Officials in Weare are reportedly launching an internal investigation into abuse claims made against newly resigned police chief John Velleca by his former secretary and brief romantic partner. …

Merrimack neighbor has no problem with in-home businesses, but draws line at gunsmith

MERRIMACK – A proposal to operate a gun shop out of a Merrimack home has been approved over opposition from a neighbor, who says he isn’t concerned about the guns or the shop, but the combination of the two.

Dentists want your candy, offer $1 per pound to give treats to troops

NORTH HAMPTON — When Dr. Brian Maguire was a kid, he and his four siblings always used to dump out their Halloween candy hauls after trick-or-treating in order to trade away their lesser-desirable goodies.

Lawyer: Portsmouth cop drafted crime victim to care for his $2.7M benefactor

PORTSMOUTH — When a grateful resident asked police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin how she could thank him for investigating a crime at her home, Goodwin introduced the resident to the late Geraldine Webber, from whom the officer later inherited $2.7 million.

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