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January 29. 2013 12:32PM

Proposed NH law would target campfires

The bill would prohibit all outdoor fires less than 300 feet from a neighboring residence. It also would have prevented any smoke from an outdoor fire from crossing a property line. “We wanted to see the reaction it would get,” said Sen. John Reagan, R-Deerfield, the bill’s sponsor. “Once the bill notice gets published, that gets people interested.”

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Red Hook among growing number of brewers dabbling in complimenting hops with pot

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Derry Meadows plaza changes hands in $35.8M deal that includes a Fla. property

Derry Meadows is a 94% occupied, 186,997 square foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Derry, New Hampshire with a purchase price of U.S.$24.4 million (U.S.$131 per square foot).

Maine construction firm wins $13.8M federal contract to repair bridge at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Cianbro Corp., Pittsfield, Maine, is being awarded a $13,842,000 firm-fixed-price contract for structural repairs to Bridge #1 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Portsmouth mayor dreams of replacing evicted scrap business with parking lot

One possible temporary use of the space currently occupied by a scrap metal operation is parking for the city of Portsmouth.

Census: NH uninsured increased in 2013, a trend reversed in 2014 with help of federal subsidies

Recently, the New Hampshire Insurance Department released a report indicating that the state’s insured population increased during the first few months of 2014 – in part, the report said, because of expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Under seige from government, Bitcoin falls another $20 as selloff continues

After breaking the $460 support yesterday, bitcoin continued the leg down. Today prices fell over 20 dollars, from $456 per coin to a daily low of $434.

NH firm offers help to Bitcoin startups at Isle of Man crypto currency conclave

Speaking to CoinDesk, Instabill founder Jason Field said his firm will be able to offer stable banking relationships to digital currency firms because it works with banks in various jurisdictions.

As NH joins states prohibiting texting while driving, radar gun-like device available to police

The technology works by detecting the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, said Malcolm McIntyre of ComSonics.

Arrests made in burglary that released Concord woman's 'inner lioness'

CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – Police have arrested two men suspected of breaking into a Concord woman’s home earlier this month and releasing her “inner lioness.”

Salem considers medical marijuana regulations

SALEM — Although state officials are still finalizing regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, Salem has already received inquiries from people looking to establish facilities in town.

Boston Globe: For alleged Abigail Hernandez kidnapper, a life of mystery

GORHAM, N.H. — Nat Kibby is regarded by many of his acquaintances as an eccentric man. And so when he bought a large, red container unit and parked it next to his trailer home four years ago no one thought much of it.

Keene man charged with injuring 2-year-old boy again

Police said 28-year-old Duke Pete of Keene was on probation, having served a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Laconia psychiatrist can apply for reinstatement despite sex with patient, drugs

LACONIA — A city psychiatrist who agreed in 2009 to not practice medicine in the state while he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with a patient and using illicit drugs with her can apply for reinstatement of his license if he meets a number of requirements, including 18 months of consecutive psychotherapy.

3 years later, Lebanon plan to clear 30-acres of trees at airport ready for takeoff

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Conway hospital braces for Ebola outbreak

CONWAY – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention made headlines recently when it issued a memo urging U.S. hospitals to prepare for diseases like Ebola.

14-year-old dog recovering after brutal bulldog attack

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Keene woman charged with gun possession after losing purse at Big E to be held 20-days for psych evaluation

SPRINGFIELD – A New Hampshire woman arrested after police said she lost her gun at the Big E will undergo a 20-day psychiatric examination before returning to court to face an illegal gun possession charge.

Manchester #5 on Forbes list of Top 10 Most Educated Cities trumping Silicon Valley

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Feds reject NH delegation request for rail study aimed at derailing Newington propane terminal

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NH one of 4 states impacted by reforms aimed at ending record food stamp spending

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