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March 15. 2013 3:23PM

NHBR: Drop-off in government bridge, road work dampens N.H.'s future construction picture

Future construction contracts in New Hampshire totaled $81.3 million in January 2013, down from the $83.1 million recorded in January 2012, according to industry information service McGraw Hill Construction.



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U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown during an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester.

Democratic group files complaint against Brown over 2010/2011 hair and makeup deductions

Specifically, the group says Brown claimed a $2,149 deduction for “TV makeup and grooming” in 2010, and another $1,401 deduction for identical expenses in 2011.

14-year-old dog recovering after brutal bulldog attack

SOMERSWORTH — A 14-year-old Shih Tzu-poodle mix is recovering after a near-fatal attack late last month by an American bulldog that got loose from a home.

Goalie Danny Tirone to enroll at UNH for second semester after star's suspension for domestic violence

With New Hampshire senior goalie Casey DeSmith suspended indefinitely, and likely not returning to the ice for New Hampshire, after an arrest for domestic violence earlier this month, New Hampshire finds themselves looking a bit bit shaky in net.

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.

A chain link fence was recently installed by the State of New Hampshire around the mobile home and storage container owned by Nathaniel E. Kibby, whom authorities allege kidnapped Conway teenager Abigail Hernandez last year.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Census: Poverty fell in NH while median income rose 9.7 times faster nationally than it did in NH

The data also shows the median income in New Hampshire rose slightly from year to year: From $64,187 in 2012 to $64,230 last year. The median income in the U.S. rose from $51,915 in 2012 to $52,250 in 2013.

Election campaigns' chicken-suited men get opponents in a flap

When police arrested the bird man for disorderly conduct at a Shaheen event—he allegedly waved his wings too close to the senator—the flap only amplified the GOP's message as local news media broadcast the tale of the senator and the chicken.

America's heroes deserve free abortions, contraceptives says Shaheen

Finally, the legislation would also ensure access to emergency contraception for servicewomen who are survivors of military sexual assault so that that they receive the critical and time-sensitive medical counseling and care they may need.

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.

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.

$32M bond approved for new dorm at Keene State College

According to Atkins, the state has granted KSC a bond by the New Hampshire Health and Education Facility Authority (HEFA), of approximately 32 million dollars to carry out their new idea.

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.

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

Two Seattle breweries, Redhook Ale Brewery (which also operates a brewery in Portsmouth, N.H.) and Hilliard’s Beer, called their 2013 collaboration brew Joint Effort Hemp Ale. It poured in Washington state from a tap shaped like a bright yellow bong.

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.

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

Lebanon — After three years, airport officials say a project to clear more than 30 acres of trees along a runway is 'back on track.'

Pro-Hillary Clinton group dispatches staff to New Hampshire to fight for Shaheen seat

The pro-Clinton super PAC, which can't coordinate its activities with Clinton, has encouraged the former secretary of state to run for president and identified volunteers and small-dollar donors.

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).


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