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September 22. 2013 11:27AM

Just who is milking Vermont? A special report on who owns the brands you buy

The name Vermont doesn’t guarantee that the milk you bring home is actually from Vermont farms. In fact, some brands you might not even consider as having a Vermont bovine connection do contain a fair amount.

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NH firm's 'AirGuard' is designed to catch tobacco, pot smokers in the act, rats culprit over WiFi

AirGuard is a sophisticated smoke detection unit that can either be hand held or fixed to a wall, and that can send out a Wi-Fi alert when tobacco or marijuana smoke is detected.

A NH history lesson about the KKK

ould you be shocked to learn that the Ku Klux Klan was on the march in Exeter, New Hampshire, just 25 years ago? It was a small march, but it made some national headlines. When the group’s leader left town, the story ended.

McCain calls Shaheen an empty suit on Armed Services panel

'I don't see her at very many of the hearings. I've not seen her propose any amendments or proposals that have to do with national security.'

Shaheen forgets testimony that 'Gang of 8' bill would make illegal immigration worse

What Shaheen said is not true. In fact, immigration agents from several different agencies of the federal government warned every single U.S. Senator—including Shaheen—that voting for the Gang of Eight bill would make illegal immigration in America worse.

Stephanopoulos to moderate final NH Senate debate despite ties to Shaheen operative

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, a former aide to former President Bill Clinton, will be moderating the final debate here between incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Republican Scott Brown on Thursday evening.

Vt. patient subjected to Annie Kuster political ad in middle of an MRI

Those may not have been her precise words, but it was indeed Ann McLane Kuster’s voice in an audio political campaign commercial coming smack in the middle of my MRI procedure and soliciting my vote, despite the fact that I reside in Vermont.

Erica Blizzard fights to retain marina property to revert to city at expiration of lease

She told the council that the loss of the property would have 'a significant impact on our business.'

Walmart gaffe labels plus size costumes as 'Fat Girl Costumes'

Eating disorder therapist Ruth Elliott in Concord isn't surprised. She says negative messages like this are constantly undermining womens' body images.

Firefighter's union honcho says leaked video was meant for 'members only'

PPFNH president David Lang told the New Hampshire Journal the video was meant for 'members use only.'

NH man's Ducati Monster makeover is a fright night delight

Walt Siegl of Harrisville, New Hampshire, had always intended this particular Monster to be a custom café, as it was commissioned by a client who already owned three of his home-made specials.

NH man beat out 75,000 competitors to win $1M in fantasy football contest

Mike Leavitt knew, going into the Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, that there was only one thing between him and $1 million.

Anonymous 'Yik Yak' app blocked as Fall Mountain school officials crack down on free speech to avert 'bullying'

The app, Yik Yak, is an anonymous social media app available for download on smart phones. With it, users, who are called 'Yakkers,' can post anything they want to a bulletin board, without having their identity revealed

In NH, army officer agrees to quarantine

The individuals are Brigadier General Peter Corey, who is currently in Liberia serving with the U.S. Army Africa, and Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, deputy state epidemiologist with the Department of Health and Human Services, who leaves for Liberia this week.

Exeter native wins Halloween TV competition, collects $50,000 prize

EXETER – Eric Lowther has been scaring people since he was 12, and Tuesday night he had a chance to scare America on national TV.

2 apparent drug overdose deaths in Laconia

LACONIA — One day after Gov. Maggie Hassan met with city leaders and high school students about drug abuse, city police are reporting two apparent fatal illicit drug overdoses.

Portsmouth official calls loss of public trust 'paranoid irrational fear'

He pointed to Assistant Mayor Jim Splaine’s recent suggestions that there had been a cover-up in connection with the investigation into the handling of the Geraldine Webster estate case.

The fate of iPhone's sapphire screen looks dubious, per DisplayMate report

As DisplayMate's Raymond Soneira wrote, sapphire isn't just expensive and difficult to manufacture. It also has nearly double the reflectance of glass, making the screen harder to read in bright sunlight.

In new affidavit, GTAT says it was tempted by a bad Apple deal

GTAT says it spent $900 million to ramp up its sapphire production plant in Arizona which would have supplied Apple with the material to be used in its mobile devices’ touchscreens.

Three NH friends open a food market in Watertown

The space, once UFood Grill, seemed perfect for her three New Hampshire high school friends, all chefs, who were searching for a place to open a food business.

Novo Nordisk now hiring for new manufacturing facility in New Hampshire

WEST LEBANON, N.H., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a global pharmaceutical company that produces medicines for patients with diabetes, hemophilia or growth-related disorders, announced plans to hire up to 90 people at its newly-acquired manufacturing plant in West Lebanon, NH.

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