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July 04. 2013 1:15PM

With few options, NH courts struggle to handle low-level cases involving the mentally ill

NASHUA – No one wanted to send Claudia Herring to jail, but that’s where she ended up Wednesday morning after a superior court judge ruled



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Sandy Boss regulates the UK's banks fell for a murdering conman who posed as a Rockefeller

The PRA is the financial services industry’s main watchdog, its 1,000-plus staff policing 1,700 banks, building societies, insurers and investment firms.

Fracking scheme gives NH nation-leading export increase stat

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013 New Hampshire had the highest year-on-year increase in foreign exports of any other state in the nation. Exports went up 22 percent.

Havenstein tapped to lead N.H. arm of Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security

Walt Havenstein has found a second act in New Hampshire politics after falling short on his bid for governor last fall, in a new role as the state chairman for a national group pushing for more substantive dialogue on foreign affairs leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

But here’s the catch: these tips to prevent rape are targeted at the would-be RAPIST, not the victim, who, if you asked the media, usually bears the brunt of the responsibility of prevention.

Dangerous armed fugitive may be hiding in Laconia

A manhunt is under way to capture an armed and dangerous fugitive who may be hiding out in Laconia. Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White said members ...

New Hampshire sets the pace for personal income growth in New England

Granite Staters’ income grew by 4.5 percent last year, placing New Hampshire 12th highest in the nation.

Lucky Conway dog saved from Saco River

CONWAY — Baron is one lucky dog.After falling through ice on the Saco River Friday morning he was saved by emergency responders from Center Conway and Conway Village fire departments.

Politico: The Great Granite State Suck-Up

To win New Hampshire, you have to win Renee Plummer. Which is why Walker, Paul and Bush are calling, flattering and schmoozing an obscure real estate developer (and 100 other activists like her).

Salem concerned giant state liquor store will draw 40,000 motorists a day to plaza, a two-thirds jump

But New Hampshire Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica said Thursday while the new 24,000-square-foot location at 92 Cluff Crossing Road is expected to be a top revenue producer among the state's 78 liquor stores, no major increase in traffic is expected.

Road improvements needed to pave way for growing army of commuters to new Shipyard jobs

Several ongoing construction projects have contributed to traffic issues and with the shipyard’s plans to hire roughly 700 new employees in each of the next two years they could worsen

Profits tumbled, but Ruger gives CEO a 10% bump

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. said in a regulatory filing Friday that Michael Fifer, its chief executive, received a 10 percent raise in salary to $550,000 for ...

Micro-apartments getting big attention

PORTSMOUTH - There's no bigger advocate for micro-apartments than Boston architect Tamara Roy.

Father and sons keep small-time sawmill buzzing on their New Hampshire farm

GILMANTON, N.H. — On Bob Potter's farm, the whine of a saw is heard over the grumbling of a diesel-powered engine as he and his boys carry on a family practice begun nearly half a century ago.

Don't call Hillary Clinton 'disingenuous,' but really don't call her 'liar'

The most frequent users? Now-retired Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and McConnell’s arch-nemesis Harry Reid, the Senate minority leader.

Nashua firm Windmill International awarded slice of $851M Air Force contract

The $851M Air Force contract is for engineering and technology acquisition support services.

NH primary town hall meetings less than genuine says The Globe's James Pindell

CONCORD, N.H. — When Hollywood conjures up an image of the New Hampshire primary, there is usually a presidential candidate sweating inside a VFW hall, where a local in flannel delivers an earnest earful to the White House hopeful.

Justin Kirk joins Sarah Silverman's HBO pilot

We still don't know much about the comedy pilot that Sarah Silverman is developing for HBO, other than that it will star Silverman as a 'pathologically ...

Sarah Silverman is on a mission to bring back the skort

I’m wearing what Janeane Garofalo wore in 1995. I like the shorts and tights. I feel super comfortable in them; I feel sexual in them.

Phantom Gourmet: bluAqua in Amherst

Executive Chef Chris Noble isn’t from around these parts. Born and raised in Louisiana, this transplant has taken his southern charm and sensibilities and brought them to bluAqua in Amherst, New Hampshire.

Claremont incinerator could reopen; permits still valid

CLAREMONT — With the impending sale of the Wheelabrator facility on Grissom Lane comes the question of the incinerator re-opening. The short answer is: yes, it could.


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