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June 17. 2013 2:37PM

Judd Gregg: Obama, NSA deserve thanks

We should congratulate President Obama and his National Security Agency director, Gen. Keith Alexander, for defending the NSA and the other intelligence agencies that have been working to protect us from another major terrorist attack.

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War on men won't yield pay equity for N.H. women until 2082 according to feminist study

When will women in New Hampshire receive pay equal to men’s? In 2082 – 67 years from now – says the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

GT strikes deal to sell sapphire furnaces for $45M to Chinese firm

A unit of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies Inc. requested a New Hampshire bankruptcy court's blessing Tuesday for a $45 million sale of sapphire furnaces and the maintenance of an IP licensing deal.

Retired general McChrystal trying to change 'cultural expectation' of service year

Now, the retired four-star general is looking at the root causes making it difficult for young people in America to serve their country.

Steven Tyler cites NH roots in announcement of solo country album

'I grew up in the woods of New Hampshire. . . I have more country in me than people think,' he told Rolling Stone Country last year.

NH fraternity that inspired 'Animal House' accused of branding members

CONCORD, N.H. – A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie 'Animal House' has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall, but the group’s lawyer denies that anyone was hazed or hurt.

Damaged Nova Scotia tall ship being towed to New Hampshire port after rescue

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it expects a crippled tall ship from Nova Scotia will arrive in port in New Hampshire today.

Cape Air  offered $12 flights each way to Boston and New York  to boost passenger traffic and ensure the Lebanon City Airport would receive the FAA matching funds.

Lebanon Airport loses out on $750K in FAA funding; money now available to other airports

The city proposed a $2.6 million project to repair pavement and improve drainage in a 1,500-foot section of runway in October. The FAA rejected the proposal because the city didn't address safety issues associated with the project.

Ayotte puts Cruz to shame on Armed Services committee attendance

The committee's outspoken hawk has the worst attendance record — by far. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has attended 14 of 16 Senate Armed Services Committee hearings.

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Crooked FBI agent gets 10 years for helping derail probe into ex-NH lawmaker's $53M Afghan fraud

'I've made us all stinking rich!!!' Lustyik wrote the friend, according to an email included in charging documents. 'For 30 years I've sacrificed to get to this point.'

DEA agents seized more than $100K of inventory from Phat Stuff in Keene during the May 2014 raid claiming the store's property is evidence.

Feds want owners of Keene smoke shop jailed for 23 years

Panos and Katie Eliopoulos were arrested (allegedly in front of their kids) in February and have been charged with one count of 'Conspiracy to Offer Drug Paraphernalia for Sale' and one count of 'Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering'.

Survey says Dartmouth delivers best college value in N.H.; other schools in state deliver among worst

Dartmouth College may have the highest tuition in the state, but it also delivers the highest value, according to a new college ranking based on 2013 data compiled by SmartAsset, a financial data and technology company.

Library telescope checkout program begun in NH has spread across the nation

First developed in New Hampshire in 2008, a telescope 'checkout' program has spread across the country, and Hayner is one of a handful of library districts in the St. Louis region set to get the equipment.

Sig Sauer to co-host 'Pigman: The Series' airing on Sportsman Channel

Pigman: The Series, hosted by Brian 'Pigman' Quaca, and SIG SAUER®, designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, accessories, and ammunition, have entered into a two-year partnership for 2015-16 that will include various forms of strategic media content on Pigman: The Series airing on Sunday nights on Sportsman Channel.

New source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic discovered by UNH scientists

The findings, published online now in the May 2015 journal Geology, point to a previously undiscovered, stable reservoir for abiotic methane -- methane not generated by decomposing carbon -- that is 'locked' away from the atmosphere, where it could impact global climate change.

Tilton leads way with county's highest traffic counts

LACONIA — The most heavily traveled roadways in Belknap County are the Rte. 3 /Rte 11 east-west corridor from Tilton to Laconia and the Rte. 3/Rte. 25 corridor between Meredith and Center Harbor according to traffic counts undertaken by the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC)…

Truck rams into house in Lebanon

Lebanon — A 20-year-old Lebanon woman was transported to the hospital after the pickup truck she was driving left the roadway and struck an apartment building on Mechanic Street on Monday morning, police said .

Heritage commission says Richmond 'tramp' shack should be preserved

The house is one of four the commission knows of in the state, he said, and there could be more. The structures were built in response to a social problem of the time, he said. Today, that problem is known as homelessness.

New Hampshire plant species at risk of extinction

The New England Wild Flower Society has released a report, 'State of the Plants', which has revealed that most plant species in New Hampshire and New England are at the risk of extinction due to pollution, invasive species, development projects and climate.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them.

New Ipswich bid to ease building inspections overruled by state RSA

Though it passed with resounding success during voting, a petition article that would ease building inspection requirements has been ruled to be illegal under state standards.

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