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June 21. 2013 11:10AM

State budget agreement provides $1M cash infusion to North Country CAP agency

CONCORD – The long-term financial picture for Tri-County Community Action Program just got brighter with the state budget agreement appropriating $1.033 million to the agency as well as a $250,000 line of credit.



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The federal prison in Berlin has the capacity to house 1,700 male inmates.

Time: NH leads U.S. in prison population growth despite little crime

In the past two decades, New Hampshire's crime rate has remained steady. It has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., and the state's population has only grown by about a fifth.

Vt. family involved in Canobie Lake Park fight say police to blame police for mistreatment

The family says media reports that included a video of the melee are only telling one side of the story. They say their actions that day are a result of aggressive officers.

Ex-employee sues N.H. DHHS over breastfeeding denial

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services – which on its website advocates that employers accommodate women who breastfeed their babies – has been sued by a former employee who claims the agency would not let her leave the premises or even use a lactation room to do just that.

Changes in E-ZPass conditions reflect changes already made, including cheaper transponders

If you have an E-ZPass account and received a complicated-looking email notifying you of changes recently, don't worry.

Alleged lemonade stand flasher indicted on 4 felonies

HAVERILL — A Grafton County grand jury has indicted a former Laconia man for two felony counts of indecent exposure, two felony counts of attempted felonious sexual assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one count of public urination for his alleged actions at a lemonade stand in Holderness on June 7.

Former day care director accused of possessing child porn images

Lebanon — A former day care center director has been charged with four felony counts of possessing child pornography. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, told police the illicit images were sent to him through an online messenger account.

Keene State College alumnus killed in NYPD van crash on way to providing security for climate change march

A Keene State College alumnus was killed when a police van crashed in the Bronx Sunday morning. Michael Williams, 25, had just graduated from the police academy, according to Newsday.

Dartmouth College fraternities do away with pledge initiation rites

In a campus-wide email, the Interfraternity Council, the student-led governing body for fraternities, announced that it had made a unanimous decision to extend new members the same rights and privileges upon joining a house as full brothers.

The Guardian: NH photographer builds enormous pendulum to make amazing art in his barn

Paul Wainwright creates stunning images on the gigantic harmonograph he constructed in his New Hampshire barn.

The universe is a filthy, filthy place

We might find one single atom occupying a cubic-centimeter of otherwise mostly vacuum. Meanwhile, a cubic-centimeter of the air that we breathe will contain somewhere around 30,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms, according astronomers at the University of New Hampshire.

New company takes over veterans suicide prevention after controversial bidding process ousts Easter Seals

The 7-year-old program helps individuals and families with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing.

Sarah Silverman event Saturday in Concord to focus on women’s issues and politics

Comedian Sarah Silverman will host a V to Shining V event at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord on Saturday at 7 p.m.

NHPR audio: Can pricey Whole Foods compete with NH farmers markets, Market Basket?

'Everybody is looking to save money, which is why we've seen the Whole Foods' market value - their stock price - drop.'

Hanover Medicare reform summit mixes optimism, alarm; urges change

The main target to bring debt under control 'over the next 20 years is entitlement, Medicare and Medicaid,' said David Cote, chief executive of Honeywell, in a second keynote. 'We can’t choose ants and ignore the elephant.'

Full steam ahead on Skyhaven runway project in Rochester

ROCHESTER — The Skyhaven Airport began its fourth phase of its runway rebuilding project Friday, opening 2,300 feet of the runway’s south portion and closing 1,700 feet of the north section.

Police expect to charge youths who vandalized Somersworth school

SOMERSWORTH — Three juveniles will face charges after police allegedly caught them breaking windows and destroying property inside Hilltop School late last week.


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