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October 04. 2013 1:56PM

NH convenience stores nervous about possible food stamp reform

Whatever USDA does, Leo Vercollone, president of Verc Enterprises - a company that operates 23 convenience stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire - said he’s concerned about any potential new rules that would restrict his stores from accepting food stamps.



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Littleton man has been missing since mysterious crash last Thursday

LITTLETON, N.H. - The search continues for a man missing since a mysterious car crash Thursday night. Littleton Police are searching for 43 year-old Christopher Gochee. He was last seen in his vehicle at around 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodsville.

N.H.'s Laurie List under the spotlight

It led to police Chief Joseph Gordon placing Wood's name on the Laurie List, which includes law enforcement officers from around the state with credibility concerns. Officers are placed on the Laurie List solely at the discretion of local police chiefs.

New Haven paid off sex harassment suit against Weare chief brought by female detective

However, Velleca's time in New Haven was not problem-free. The newspaper reported several of the detectives under his command filed hostile work environment complaints and the year after he retired as acting chief in 2011, the department paid $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit a female detective filed against him.

Hudson medical device maker Atrium faces lawsuits over surgical mesh

NASHUA – More than two dozen people have filed lawsuits against a Hudson-based medical device manufacturer, claiming the company knew its surgical mesh could cause …

Accused killer's alleged role in killing of NY violinist echoes role in 1991 NH murder

It was June 1991, and the investigation into the New Hampshire murder led almost immediately to the victim’s roommate, a 20-year-old stranger from Western New York. Jonathan M. Conklin didn’t kill Michael, but he did admit to helping orchestrate the attack.

Person killed by Downeaster in North Berwick

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — An unidentified person was struck and killed by the Amtrak Downeaster train 695 Saturday night about 7 p.m.

Segway inventor takes aim at thirst with Slingshot, but units cost top $200K

There's a problem. Kamen says each Slingshot costs his company several hundred thousand dollars to build. He's looking to partner with companies and organizations to distribute Slingshots around the world, but says a little more engineering work needs to be done in order to lower the production costs.

Walpole wins statewide tap water taste test

The drinking water in 13 towns across New Hampshire went glass-to-glass, and Walpole came out on tap.

Speed and thrills at Kingston hydroplane races

Roaring engines and rooster tails were the order of the day at the 8th annual Kingston Fall Classic hydroplane boat race Sunday.

Billionaire investor pumped $15M of his green into NextGen in August, only $3,500 in donations from other sources

Steyer, a billionaire investor turned climate activist, gave $15 million of his own money to the group in August, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission.

State Troopers would rather negotiate next contract with Hassan than Havenstein

New Hampshire Troopers' Association says Hassan's budget protected critical investments in public safety, higher education and economic development without a broadbase taxe.

Immune from criticism, Gabby Giffords deployed as Democrat attack dog

Gabby Giffords, irreproachable figure of sympathy, has fashioned an improbable new role for herself this election year: ruthless attack dog.

State-by-state comparison finds Democrat strongholds tax gasoline most

It turns out that the same discrepancies exist for fuel taxes. In addition to the federal tax of 18.4 cents per gallon (CPG) for gasoline, each state issues unique taxes and fees which are compounded with the federal rate.

Partnership for a Drug Free NH wins tax-exempt status

This classification designates the organization as a public charity, which also means donations to the group are now tax deductible. Past donations to the organization also qualify.

U.S. DOT announces $3.6B fund to make transit systems damaged by Sandy more 'climate resilient'

Roughly 90 percent of the funds will go to projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, which sustained the worst damages from the storm.

The Hill: Decision to delay Obamnesty until after election hurting Democrats in tight races

President Obama’s decision earlier this month to delay any executive action on immigration until after the midterms has given national Republicans a new way to tie Democrats to the unpopular president.

Loaf and Ladle building revival moving ahead

EXETER — The aging former Loaf and Ladle restaurant building is about to be revived after the Historic District Commission Thursday night OK'd a plan to renovate and expand the downtown landmark.

Dover rallying around restaurants closed by sewage flood

A GoFundMe page entitled 'Get Kelley’s and Blue Back Open' has begun online and has raised substantial money in a short period of time.

Get your schnitzel on at Londonderry German fiesta

Schnitzelfest features German specialties like knockwurst, bratwurst, German potato salad, and, of course, grilled or fried schnitzel.

Retired living in NH isn't easy (or cheap)

The Granite State was ranked as the 8th most expensive of the 50 states in which to live in a June study conducted by CNBC, and that was a three-place jump from 11th in the financial network’s similar cost of living report issued just one year earlier.


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