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October 11. 2013 12:11PM

Sununu: Obama administration 'wants to inflict pain on the public ... president knows nothing about leadership'


'The administration gave the signal under sequester to make things as difficult as possible for the public. The message went clearly out to the park service to make it as painful as possible. '



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3 in NH SUV land in Maine river in Road Rage incident on Route 302

Other motorists on Route 302 reported that a red pickup truck and the silver SUV with New Hampshire license plates were driving erratically before the accident near the Casco-Naples town line.

Father sues officer over arrest at school board meeting about book assigned daughter

GILFORD — The man who objected to one of his 9th grade daughter's reading assignments at a School Board meeting last year is suing the local police lieutenant who arrested him and removed him from the meeting.

Manchester man, 41, found dead in Mass. jail cell

Correctional officers were doing their rounds in Unit 120B at around 1:50 a.m. when they saw Lee Walch, 41, of Manchester, New Hampshire hanging in his cell.

Vt. woman plows into McDonald's after allegedly hitting NH pedestrian

Police in Hartford, Vermont, had been asked to be on the lookout for a Toyota 4-Runner Tuesday night after it reportedly struck a pedestrian in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and left the scene.

NHPR: Visiting 'Woods, Water & Wildlife' writer John Harrigan at home

After 41 years, John Harrigan's weekly 'Woods, Water & Wildlife' column in the New Hampshire Sunday News has come to an end. But the unofficial...

NHMS among NASCAR tracks to add SAFER barriers

NASCAR tracks in New Hampshire, Kentucky, Charlotte and Talladega are planning to add additional sections of the energy-absorbing SAFER barriers ahead of their Sprint Cup races.

Rustic Crust set to open new factory in wake of devastating fire last year

Rustic Crust, which makes all-natural and gluten-free pizza crusts, frozen pizzas and sauce, was hit by a fire on March 6, 2014, at its 16,000 square-foot production facility in Pittsfield. No one was hurt.

Brighton petitions against Portsmouth plastic-bag ban

PORTSMOUTH — Shoppers pushing carts of groceries out of Market Basket Monday and Tuesday were greeted by local rabble-rouser Mark Brighton who told them 'Portsmouth wants to ban plastic bags' and 'I want you to have a choice.'

Boston Federal Reserve bullish on Bitcoin as a technology

The Boston Fed is one of 12 district banks that comprise the US Federal Reserve System, responsible for US states including Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and parts of Connecticut.

N.H. House GOP leader pens opposition to gas pipeline

The Republican Majority Leader in the New Hampshire House of Representatives has asked federal regulators to reject a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline in Southern New Hampshire.

New GOP video hits Hassan for proposing COO for NH government

Republicans today will release a new web video that chides Gov. Maggie Hassan for proposing the creation of a new Chief Operating Officer for state government, charging that she is too busy preparing a run for the U.S. Senate next year to do her job.

Lobbying group that pushes fees to burn fossil fuels sets down roots in Keene

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby wants U.S. lawmakers to pass carbon fee and dividend legislation in Congress, and they’re enlisting people through local chapters to help them do it.

Fun: Debbie Wasserman Schultz planned to accuse WH of being sexist, anti-Semitic if she lost her DNC job

She’s also been known to joke around the office about how having a vacation home in New Hampshire might one day be helpful in a presidential run.

Texas worst state for e-fraud; NH one of the best states

Forter found that the top ten “safest” U.S. states are, in order, according to the percentage of fraud suffered: North Dakota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, Tennessee, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland and Washington.

Characterization of increased persistence and intensity of precipitation in the Northeastern United States

We present evidence of increasing persistence in daily precipitation in the Northeastern United States that suggests global circulation changes are affecting regional precipitation patterns.

Steadfast parents face babies’ incurable genetic disease

Neither Natalia Wylie, 30, nor her husband, Jason, 37, who live in Laconia, New Hampshire, fits that profile. The couple had no family history of genetic disease, and their first child, Samantha, is a healthy 6-year-old.

EPiServer and Ektron merger official

Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron announced the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience provider of scale, with a broad partner ecosystem.

Seacoast Helicopters to sell Robinson choppers

PORTSMOUTH — Seacoast Helicopters, the company that angered some downtown residents by using their red helicopters to give tours, is now an official dealership for the Robinson choppers.

Closing of Miller Auto Dealership a milestone for Upper Valley auto trade

Lebanon — Signaling a shake-up in the Upper Valley automobile market, longtime car seller Miller Chevrolet Cadillac will close its doors on Friday, leaving Lebanon, for the first time since the dawn of the automotive era

A sure sign of spring: Home Depot seeks hundreds of N.H. workers

The building supply chain is looking for some 40 more employees for each of the chain’s 20 Granite State stores


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