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February 12. 2013 12:45PM

NH delegation makes pitch for new Air Force tanker at Pease

Pease Air National Guard Base is one of five Guard facilities being considered by the Air Force to house a new line of KC-46A tankers, which are still in production. With refueling missions scheduled at all hours, guard troops at Pease flew more hours per airplane in 2011 than any other Air National Guard unit in the country.

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$250K federal handout aims to spur more to heat with wood

According to prices from the week of April 7 – reported on the website of the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning – it costs $14.71 and $15.15 per million BTU to heat with wood pellets and wood cord, respectively, compared with $27.45 for fuel oil, $41.84 for propane, $15.96 for natural gas and $46.42 for electricity.

N.H. Fire Marshall reaches agreement with Groton Wind farm

CONCORD — The Office of the Fire Marshall has resolved its dispute with Groton Wind, LLC and Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, the owner of a 24-turbine, 48 megawatt wind farm in Groton, over its failure to comply with fire and building codes.

UNH women’s studies class sparks ‘selfie’ website launch

However, some people have had mixed reactions to Whitton’s ForYourSelfie.com. While many people praise the site, there are those that dislike it as well. Whitton was recently published on Thought Catalog and The Huffington Post, and some negative comments about her project quickly followed.

Good deeds gets lost ring back to owner in Canada

Gendron Construction Services workers Ian Renaud and Randy Newell found the man's titanium band in a box of screws their boss had bought at Eldredge Lumber & Hardware in York. This occurred about two weeks ago as they were working in an attic of a house in Farmington, N.H.

Want to keep young people in N.H.? Try dodgeball

When Joe Stelmach first watched the movie, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” he had no clue that it would ultimately lead to him finding his wife.

Sammy Hagar, Jason Bonham and Michael Anthony plan July show at Hampton Beach Casino

Sammy Hagar has recruited Jason Bonham, his Van Halen and Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony and his Wabos cohort Vic Johnson for the latest series of "A Journey Through The History Of Rock" shows this summer.

Thirty years ago this week serial killer Christopher Wilder dies in Colebrook shootout

It was a crazed week in Colebrook thirty years ago, when serial killer Christopher Wilder was shot and killed at the Getty Station on Main Street.

Laconia puts 2 additional cops on weekend patrol to focus on enforcing drug laws

LACONIA — Police said yesterday at a monthly Police Commissioner meeting they will be using some of their overtime budget to increase patrols on summer weekends to try and stem the tide of drugs use and sales within the city.

Sytek: Parole board members rely too much on their personal experiences, make inconsistent decisions

It is better to be guided by software than one's gut, says Olivia Craven, head of the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole. Donna Sytek of the New Hampshire Parole Board agrees.

NH man takes prominent role with armed activists at Nevada ranch

Jerry DeLemus said he didn’t travel nearly 3,000 miles to start a war against the federal government, but, as the Rochester native continues his stay …

How U.S. agents baited Romanian crooks after Subway in NH hacked

In the agency’s four-agent Manchester, New Hampshire, office, he juggled five or six cases at a time. None were as big as what became known as the “Subway case.”

Family of boy injured at Loon in collision loses challenge to NH law immunizing ski areas

Those injuries arose from an on-trail collision between the boy and a Loon Mountain employee who, the plaintiffs allege, “ducked under a rope marking a permanently closed section of the trail” immediately before the collision.

Court rules couple can sue Bob's Discount Furniture over automated calls regarding delivery

In Count I, the Lamonts claim that BDF violated the TCPA by making automated calls to their cellular telephones without their express permission.

Nicaragua arrests man for strangling UNH graduate over camera

National Police official Glenda Zavala said Fernando Aburto Reyes told investigators he strangled 37-year-old Karen Colclough and stole her camera.

Carroll County commission recessed indefinitely over theft accusation

In the letter, allegedly written by Kenney and received via email, it states, "While he [Sorensen] ignores real issues such as his own misuse of county credit card when his own personal credit card was not working, he attempts to distract the public with pathetic name calling and smear tactics that are empty of truth or real evidence."

Town attorney tells Milton officials to let family living in car back into home

Neal said Wednesday she was informed by Boyers he had taken the signs down on the orders of the town attorney.

NH cities stumble in Great Bay estuary spat

Three New Hampshire cities failed to repair unsuccessful claims regarding the inclusion of the Great Bay Estuary on a list of impaired waters, a federal judge ruled.

Entergy proposes eliminating emergency planning zone after Vermont Yankee shuts down

The zone, which includes portions of Northfield, Bernardston, Gill, Greenfield, Leyden, Colrain, and Warwick in Massachusetts as well as 11 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire, is no longer needed, Christopher J. Wamser , the nuclear operations site vice president for Entergy, wrote in the company’s formal request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for exemption.

Massachusetts Air National Guard denies noise in Keene area was sonic boom

Amid fighter jet training exercises by the 104th Fighter Wing Massachusetts Air National Guard, a loud boom was heard and felt around the Monadnock Region Wednesday shortly after 2 p.m.

Woman found dead, husband in distress after Maine police get concerned call from NH friend

The sheriff’s department was called when a friend from New Hampshire telephoned to report that she had been unable to contact the couple for a week.

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