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October 23. 2013 1:08PM

Belmont selectmen unhappy that casino owes $235,000 in back taxes

BELMONT — Selectmen learned Monday night that the Lakes Region Casino owes about $235,000 in back property taxes to the town after falling behind on the agreement that was struck in April of 2012.

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Velcro on growth track, committed to N.H.

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Shipyard workforce reaches highest level in 20 years

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, already the largest employer in the Seacoast, is infusing the area with millions of new dollars as it hires more than 700 workers to handle an ever-increasing demand for submarine maintenance work and to replace an aging workforce.

Falling property value of Steeplegate Mall affects everyone in Concord

In February of last year, Steeplegate Mall was Concord’s second-largest taxpayer at an assessed value of $52 million. Now, the city’s assessing database values the Loudon Road mall at just $30 million.

Soon, you may be able to refill your growler at restaurants and beer stores

Soon Granite Staters may be able to buy refillable beer growlers not only at breweries, but at restaurants and retailers. A bill that succeeded in...

Homeowners' winter damage claims could lead to higher insurance rates

New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of insurance claims. Thousands of homeowners are filing claims as they begin...

UNH grads’ ‘music host’ app launches on Google Play Store

The overall concept is simple: a single device acts as a host that is plugged into a stereo system. Other devices can connect to the host and upload their own music onto it.

NH firm with 300 employees in Contoocook area acquired

EBSCO Information Services, the largest of EBSCO's businesses, acquired Contoocook, N.H.-based YBP Library Services, which delivers print and digital books to academic, research and special libraries.

SIG SAUER intros SIG FMJ full metal jacket centerfire pistol cartridges

By combining fuel-free CAES technology with low-cost existing and developable salt caverns, the companies believe they will offer a market disrupting long-duration energy storage solution at a cost per kWh stored that is less than one-tenth the costs projected for competing battery technologies.

N.H. in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die

If the world view of a few dedicated political visionaries comes to pass, folks in New Hampshire could find themselves sitting at the local pub, playing a game of poker for profit, smoking a cigarette, or a joint, if they choose.

Two unforced errors by Chris Christie in New Hampshire

Two recent faux pas have got political people in New Hampshire wondering if Christie really intends to compete up there at all.

John Sununu: says Obama baiting birthers with Kenya trip

Only this time, a top New Hampshire Republican is suggesting that Obama is making the trip to embarrass conservatives.

With pros bowling, pressure on Conway native for pinsetting perfection

A sculpture minor at Plymouth State University, he had come to Portland from New Hampshire to pursue a master’s at Maine College of Art. A year and a half into the two-year program, he decided it wasn’t worth his time.

Motorist said to have spotted Laconia woman 'shooting' heroin on I-93

MANCHESTER — Three Lakes Region residents found themselves under arrest on drug charges Thursday afternoon after a motorist traveling on I-93 between Londonderry and Manchester called 9-1-1 to report a woman 'shooting up' heroin while a passenger in a moving car.

Defendant Christian Gerhartsreiter (C) from Germany arrives for the start of his murder trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles.

Sandy Boss regulates the UK's banks fell for a murdering conman who posed as a Rockefeller

The PRA is the financial services industry's main watchdog, its 1,000-plus staff policing 1,700 banks, building societies, insurers and investment firms.

A well head where fluids are injected into the ground to fracture it to release natural gas.

Fracking scheme gives NH nation-leading export increase stat

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013 New Hampshire had the highest year-on-year increase in foreign exports of any other state in the nation. Exports went up 22 percent.

Thief swipes cash from New Hampshire Girl Scouts selling cookies

ROCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — Police in New Hampshire are looking for someone who stole money from Girl Scouts selling cookies.

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Havenstein tapped to lead N.H. arm of Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security

Walt Havenstein has found a second act in New Hampshire politics after falling short on his bid for governor last fall, in a new role as the state chairman for a national group pushing for more substantive dialogue on foreign affairs leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

But here’s the catch: these tips to prevent rape are targeted at the would-be RAPIST, not the victim, who, if you asked the media, usually bears the brunt of the responsibility of prevention.

Dangerous armed fugitive may be hiding in Laconia

A manhunt is under way to capture an armed and dangerous fugitive who may be hiding out in Laconia. Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White said members ...

New Hampshire sets the pace for personal income growth in New England

Granite Staters’ income grew by 4.5 percent last year, placing New Hampshire 12th highest in the nation.

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