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August 21. 2013 1:21PM

Fairpoint loses appeal of two NHPUC orders regarding carrier common line charges

The respondent, Northern New England Telephone Operations, LLC d/b/a FairPoint Communications – NNE (FairPoint), appeals two orders of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The petitioners are all 'competitive local exchange carriers.' We affirm.

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Gilford book protestor ruling postponed at police request

LACONIA — Gilford police prosecutor Eric Bredbury has asked a judge to postpone ruling on whether to dismiss disorderly conduct charges against a local man arrested for his alleged behavior at a school board meeting.

Coffey found guilty on three rape charges gets 30 years

DOVER — Samuel Coffey will spend at least 30 years behind bars in New Hampshire State Prison after a jury of his peers on Monday afternoon found him guilty on three rape charges.

Upheaval at Market Basket has effect on food pantries of Upper Valley

Newport Food Pantry on South Main Street has seen a disruption in donations — perhaps the most significant in 17 years — since an ownership dispute shuttered Market …

Lebanon College suddenly closes, all classes cancelled

Lebanon — Following years of economic turmoil, Lebanon College has canceled all of its classes for the upcoming fall semester.

Portsmouth code would ban cabbies from smoking, swearing and wearing tube tops

PORTSMOUTH — A proposed code of conduct for cab drivers would ban cabbies from smoking, swearing, idling, wearing tube and tank tops, asking for tips, talking on cell phones and driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Ioka theater building no longer listed for sale

EXETER — The 'For Sale' sign that went up outside the historic Ioka theater earlier this year is now gone, but the future of the downtown landmark remains uncertain.

New store to occupy vacant Lowe’s in Claremont

Runnings, a chain of general merchandise stores headquartered in Minnesota, expects to bring 60 full- and part-time jobs to the city next spring when it opens a store at the former Lowe’s location on Washington Street.

Broadcasters give NH-made Aereo another kick with new injunction request

ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision and Telemundo now want a federal judge to slap what they see as a long overdue nationwide and wide ranging preliminary injunction against the presently self suspended steaming service.

Russian School of Mathematics brings award-winning afterschool program to NH

The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) – the award-winning afterschool math program renowned for developing excellence in mathematics and lifelong critical thinking skills – will open in Nashua, New Hampshire this September in response to high demand for quality after-school math education from area families.

Pooch getting plump? Gym memberships for dogs on the rise

The All Dogs Gym & Inn in Manchester, N.H. offers people-pet exercise classes as well as doggie day care exercise programs.

Nashua firm wins $150K grant to study use of ultraviolet light to save bats from blades of wind turbines

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $150,000 grant to Lite Enterprises, based in Nashua, N.H., to test the technical and commercial viability of this technology.

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Rural NH hospital's surprising tech achievement

The collaboration of executive, clinical, and administrative staff at Cottage Hospital in rural New Hampshire was resource enough for the CAH to attest successfully for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, one of very few eligible hospitals of any size to do so.

Meredith deploys fake coyotes to scare geese

MEREDITH — Visitors to Hesky Park and Scenic Park should not be alarmed to find coyotes lurking amid the shrubbery and sculptures, for they are only manikins placed in hopes of dispersing the Canada Geese, who have dropped the curtain on 'Barefoot in the Park.'

What will $100 get you? In NH about $94.16 worth of goods

Survey finds that relative to other state's NH consumers get about $94.16 worth of merchanidise for their hundred.

Ford trucks most stolen vehicle in NH

A look at the most-stolen cars in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia shows surprisingly little variety in terms of cars being swiped.

Body of infant in auctioned self-storage unit returned, officials eye whether mortician rented other units in R.I. and N.H.

The infant, whose body was in a small, padded chest, wasn’t discovered until the auction buyer brought back contents he had removed from the unit at the request of police.

Inmate dong chin-ups on water pipe leads to flood at Belknap County jail

LACONIA — It got a little wet in the mens' minimum security dorm at the Belknap County House of Corrections on the morning of August 8 when a couple of minimum security inmates doing chin ups on a sprinkler system pipe broke it near the valve.

Cornish school volunteer who changed baby's diaper in class says board's actions have convinced her to quit

CORNISH — An ousted Cornish Elementary School volunteer told the Cornish School Board at its meeting Monday night that she is not interested in coming back to volunteer and is disappointed in the way the board handled discussing the school's volunteer policy earlier this summer.

In bid to restore trust, cameras approved for Seabrook cruisers article

Cameras will soon be installed in police cruisers in Seabrook after the Board of Selectmen approved the $43,000 project Monday.

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