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October 25. 2013 12:20PM

Larry M. Elkin: Share New Hampshire’s big backyard with Northern Pass

The objections to Northern Pass, taken collectively, mostly boil down to good old-fashioned not-in-my-backyard syndrome. My guess is that the Obama administration will happily delay a decision as long as possible, maybe long enough to dump the problem into the lap of the next president. After all, President Obama has yet to work up the gumption to finally make a call on Keystone XL.



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After silencer issue, ATF goes after Sig Sauer over pistol brace

'We will vigorously defend the classification of all of our products and our consumers’ right to use them in accordance with the law.'

Judge issues arrest warrant for world's biggest Tom Brady fan

Victor Thompson, a New Hampshire native who relocated in 2014 to Florida, was originally arrested last September by St. Petersburg cops for trespassing and possession of the synthetic marijuana Spice, according to a police report.

Cinemagic theater gets beer and wine license

PORTSMOUTH — A year after opening off Lafayette Road, the Cinemagic Stadium 10 Theater was approved to sell beer and wine to moviegoers and will celebrate its 1-year anniversary Friday, Jan. 30, by charging just $1 for all movies.

Barnstead man charged with littering for torching his own car

Malm is accused of lighting his own car on fire after moving it to Fire Lane. Because it was his own car, Chief Joseph McDowell said he can't be charged with arson.

Memoir: Obama hoops team took it easy on local firefighters

PORTSMOUTH — The president of the United States didn't want to embarrass Portsmouth and Hampton firefighters by trouncing them during a game of pickup basketball in 2007, in order to win their support, says former White House aide Reggie Love.

Superintendent out in Newport without explanation

Newport — The superintendent of SAU 43 for the past three years is out of a job, but officials aren’t offering a reason for his departure.

Globe: In Dixville Notch, a race to stay first in the nation

The inn shut down in 2011. And while the new owner insists his enormous renovation project will be complete in time for the 2016 election, there is another tiny hamlet — population 23 — waiting in the wings, prepared to assume the midnight voting tradition.

Former White House economic adviser to head Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Matthew Slaughter, an expert on globalization and a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during the George W. Bush administration, has been named the new dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Racial element apparent in fight between inmates at Belknap County jail

LACONIA — A inmate housed at the Belknap County Jail appeared in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division by video yesterday and pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count of assault by prisoners, mutual consent.

Ex-Portsmouth building inspector arrested 2nd time

PORTSMOUTH — The city's former building inspector was arrested Tuesday for a charge alleging a hit-and-run accident, a month after his arrest for allegedly crashing a vehicle while intoxicated.

Summit seeks N.H. technologies for anti-terror effort

A summit planned for next week at Saint Anselm College is aimed at providing New Hampshire high-tech companies with a chance to introduce their anti-terrorism technologies to private contractors and government agencies.

These are the safest states in America; Maine and Vt. safer than #6 NH

Nearly 93% of New Hampshire residents aged 25 and older had at least a high school diploma in 2013, the second highest rate in the country.

Arena filled with pro-life teens, many from NH, called ‘beautiful sight’

Alana Babineau, a junior from Holy Family Academy in Manchester, New Hampshire, was part of a two-bus caravan of pro-life marchers from that diocese who made the 10-hour drive to Washington for the rally, Mass and march.

Greenfield: Crotched Mountain student abuse case is pending

JAFFREY — The attorney in a case of alleged abuse of a student at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center by a former employee is calling for dismissal of the charges, after the state was unable to provide concrete details …

N.H. House panel hears debate over anti-‘package store’ law

Requirement for food sales at stores offering beer and wine goes under the microscope

National Grid presents $520M project in Pelham

PELHAM — National Grid presented a $520 million transmission-line project to selectmen this week, saying it’s necessary to meet the long-term energy needs of Southern New Hampshire and the Greater Boston area.

AppleInsider: Smarter people use iPhones - study

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