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January 03. 2013 12:40PM

Businesses targeted by patent trolls

Now up to eight different companies are sending similar letters demanding payment to businesses in New Hampshire and Minnesota, again demanding between $900 and $1,200 per user of scanners.

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Rioters in Keene jump on Tyler Bagdonas' car on Saturday. The photo was posted on gofundme.com as part of an appeal for financial help for Bagdonas, who says his insurance company won't cover the damage.

Keene bills Pumpkin Festival $90K for services during riot

In recent years the total overtime costs for police, firefighters and department of public works staff have ranged from $76,246 to $94,557. This year, it swelled to $147,662.

Nicholas A. Coll, 26, was convicted this past summer of two felony counts of cruelty to animals, for performing sexual acts on a German shepherd and a yellow Labrador retriever, according to court documents.

Death of dog raper's Keene housemate remains mystery year later

Wheelock's former housemate, Nicholas A. Coll, 26, was convicted this past summer of two felony counts of cruelty to animals, for performing sexual acts on a German shepherd and a yellow Labrador retriever, according to court documents. That abuse occurred in March of 2012 and May of 2012 at 170 Pearl St., where he was living at the time.

At Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Sarah Silverman doesn't hold back

The stand-up comedian talks about growing up 'Jew-ee' in New Hampshire, and admits that she's probably a little naïve about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ex-official pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from Pembroke football nonprofit

A 47-year-old former official at Pembroke Friends of Football has admitted to having embezzled more than $13,000 from the organization.

Ending government subsidies for Planned Parenthood bodes ill for 'similar agencies' warns Monitor

Women’s health agencies and their supporters, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, are bracing for yet another attempt to strip state funding for Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions. Rep. …

Not just tolls: E-Z Pass punishes speeders in other states, NH prefers to pay troopers

'You get a couple of warnings. We don't have the power to give a ticket, but we do have to power to revoke your E-Z Pass, which we will.'

2014 a big Lyme disease year in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental factors and improved reporting methods led to another year of high Lyme disease totals in northern New England.

PSNH plays 'Grinch' to Farmington Christmas lights tradition

FARMINGTON — According to veteran electrician Tom DeJulio, Christmas lights have been strung across the town's Main Street since 1910, when the Spring Street power station began operating.

Workers comp group divided on blank check for medical charges

A commission studying ways to reduce workers compensation costs in New Hampshire released its final report Friday, but did not go so far as to recommend a cap how much health providers can charge for the care of injured workers.

Berlin examines safety of using schools as polling locations

BERLIN— The danger posed to students by using city schools as polling places for elections was discussed at Thursday's school board meeting Residents and several city councilors joined in the discussion spurred by an incident that took place at Brown School recently.

Infant boy delivered on the kitchen floor in Hudson

HUDSON – The Hudson Fire Department typically deals with critical situations when they are dispatched to calls across town, working oftentimes under the worst set

Pandora ranks states on Christmas listening habits

While Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were keeping things cheery, states such as Nevada and New Mexico avoided Christmas music, listening at an 8 percent rate.

Framingham police rescue N.H. man who may have overdosed on meth

FRAMINGHAM – Police this morning saved a New Hampshire man who may have overdosed on crystal methamphetamine.

NYT: A Vermont senator asks, why not a socialist president?

AMES, Iowa — Senator Bernard Sanders, an independent from Vermont who calls himself a socialist, was riding in the back seat of a rented blue minivan this week when his aide abruptly announced they were being pulled over by the Iowa State Police for speeding.

What on earth is Rand Paul thinking in taking Obama’s side against Rubio on Cuba?

As a swing state and an early state that follows Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, Florida’s arguably the single most important Republican primary in catapulting its winner to the national nomination. McCain won it in 2008, Romney won it in 2012.

Retired PSU professor was witness to Cuban history

PLYMOUTH — Retired Plymouth State University professor Dr. Manuel Marquez-Sterling says that Cuba's history would have been very different had his father, Carlos Marquez-Sterling, prevailed in the Nov. 3, 1958, election.

Police grants offer 'more for your dollar,' says Portsmouth chief

PORTSMOUTH - The Police Commission last week accepted a $7,391 grant for forensic tools to investigate crimes against children, bringing the yearly total of grants to the Police Department to $363,694.

NHPR: Three hospitals penalized for avoidable infections, injuries

The federal government claims Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon and Eliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center in Manchester should have done more to protect people from a list of 'hospital-acquired conditions' in 2013.

Energy Capital Partners acquires Wheelabrator Technologies for $1.94B

HAMPTON — Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. on Friday announced the close of its $1.94 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners from Waste Management.

NH publisher to close Portland Daily Sun

Guerringue, who was co-founder of three free daily newspapers in Berlin, Laconia and North Conway, New Hampshire, launched the Portland Daily Sun in 2009 ...

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