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July 08. 2013 2:19PM

Judd Gregg: Tidal wave of new laws hurts all

A growing number of policies that are purportedly intended to improve social justice or protect the environment or reallocate income in the name of fairness are actually leading us toward a general reduction in the quality of life for most Americans.

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Boston.com: Ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas offers to buy company

The Boston Globe reported early Thursday morning that Market Basket's ousted leader Arthur T. Demoulas and his side of the Demoulas family have made an offer to buy out rival family members for control of the company.

Video: Medal of Honor recipient and former Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts of Nashua rings NYSE closing bell, breaks gavel

On Wednesday former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, recipient of the Medal of Honor, visited the New York Stock Exchange and rang the closing bell. He also broke a gavel.

Politifact rules on Club for Growth ad saying N.H. gas tax enacted when prices were 'skyrocketing'

New Hampshire voters are famously unenthusiastic about tax hikes, so it's no surprise that the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative group, is making hay of the state's recent gasoline tax hike in an ad that's intended to bolster a Republican congressional candidate.

Fox News 'Pick Six': Inside Senate race in New Hampshire

Fox News took a look at the New Hampshire Senate race on Wednesday.

Market Basket customer Doug Lyon of Milford said he's disappointed to see the shelves empty and hopes they can resolve it soon as he shopped on Monday afternoon.

The mystery of Market Basket's missing website and the lone NH shopper who filled the void

BOSTON — When the Market Basket situation blew up this weekend, so did Michael Devaney's inbox. 'I knew something was up when I had 37,000 e-mails,' he said.

State forcing county jails to become makeshift mental health facilities

LACONIA — A young man suffering from mental illness has spent the last month-and-a-half in small, bare cell, with only a blanket and thin mattress, at the Belknap County Jail.

An Atlas Pyro Vision Production show on Meredith Bay in NH.

Though Mass. town feels burned, neighbors call NH fireworks company and its owner 'kind and generous'

GREENFIELD — While the mayor waits for word from the town's lawyer about whether he thinks a New Hampshire company short-changed Greenfield's fireworks display this year — an=d possibly for the past three or four years — neighbors of Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. in Jaffrey, N.H., and its owner Stephen Pelkey are shocked that such a 'kind and generous' person and business would be accused of such a thing.

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The untold story behind serial killer Israel Keyes' jailhouse suicide

A correctional officer fired for 'negligent inattention' by the Department of Corrections because he allegedly read a novel while Israel Keyes committed a 'ritualistic' suicide in a cell 25 feet away was a scapegoat for widespread lax practices and shouldn't have lost his job, a review by an arbitrator found.

Portsmouth mayor tired of waiting for a response from Hassan regarding Sea-3 propane project

PORTSMOUTH — Mayor Bob Lister is tired of waiting for a response from Gov. Maggie Hassan's office to a request he made in a June 18 letter sharing his concerns about the expansion of the Sea-3 propane facility in Newington.

Feds estimate median income for a family of four in NH tops $97.5K

New Hampshire's median income for a family of four tops $97.5K, sixth highest in the nation.

Claremont postmaster who stole from PTO - 'I had to feed my kids'

Rebecca S. Remick, 40, of 35 Citizens St., Claremont’s postmaster at the United State Post Office on Broad Street, has since paid back all the money she allegedly took from the account. She blamed tough financial times for the incidents.

Peeping Tom in town? Hinsdale police chief calls community meeting

The meetings is in response to reports the police department has received and a Facebook page -- Hinsdale Crime Watch -- that claims to have a description of the suspect.

RNC begins ‘robo calls’ vs. Shaheen, Reid

CONCORD – As if Granite State voters weren’t getting enough political advertising on television, the Republican National Committee on Tuesday began making 'robo calls' into the state urging voters to 'fire' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by voting against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Claremont investigates how tax eviction of property owner was mishandled

Lawyer for man who lost home for unpaid taxes questions process,
Claremont — The attorney for a man who lost his home due to unpaid taxes said city employees didn’t have a legal basis for removing personal property from the house because the city had not issued a proper eviction notice. Meanwhile, the City Council will meet in a nonpublic session Wednesday for an update on the hiring of an independent investigator to look into the matter, which city officials have acknowledged was mishandled.

Former Gov. Benson endorses Guinta for Congress

Benson has been a major contributor to Guinta’s past runs for the seat, but this is the first time a formal endorsement has been rolled out.

BAE contract part of $496M effort to better protect troops from threats

The latest orders are funded under a recently awarded $496 million, three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver up to 1,300 Gen3 systems.

UNH DNA analysis may help New England save remaining cottontails

University of New Hampshire researchers say the New England cottontail population has shrunken by at least half in New Hampshire and Maine in the last decade.

Gilford bookkeeper charged with stealing $60K from Vt. dentist

An audit stemming back to 2009 showed $60,000 was missing. Lussier, of Gilford and Keene, New Hampshire, was fired May 12.

3.9% raise for Dover teachers will be $1.1M bill for taxpayers

DOVER — A new collective bargaining agreement with the city’s teachers union could cost taxpayers an additional $1,114,846 over the next two fiscal years.

Nashua's Fayne moves from Devils to Oilers

Mark Fayne has spent most of his life on the East Coast. But when an opportunity arose to go west, the Nashua, N.H., product jumped at it.

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