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March 23. 2013 12:42PM

Lebanon-based Mascoma withdraws $100M biofuel IPO, citing ‘market conditions’

Mascoma Corp. (MCM), a closely held biofuel company backed by billionaire Vinod Khosla, withdrew its registration for a planned initial public offering to raise as much as $100 million.



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Ruger’s newest striker-fired pistol for concealed-carry, the LC9

Ruger has just announced a new model of LC9 that sports a major change. Unlike the existing LC9 pistols, the LC9s is striker-fired, not hammer-fired.

Rochester gunmaker launches new gun for six-year-old children

The Rochester, N.H.-based company had long fielded requests for such a gun.

Boom in fossil fuel exports could be used to shift cost of growing U.S. government to other nations says Concord Monitor

The suggestion comes from Third Way, a bipartisan think tank whose mission is to suggest solutions that can win support across the political spectrum.

Ending Federal Export Bank debate sparks concerns in N.H.

Over the past seven years, the Ex-Im Bank has supported nearly $360 million in Granite State exports.

Carroll County officially retains firm to prepare, correct inaccurate books

The errors may result in reducing the general fund balance from $4.3 million to $1.7 million. The errors include posting $600,000 in bond interest and $500,000 in pre-paid health insurance premiums to the general fund.

Shaheen bill would end co-pay for abortion pills, other contraceptives for non-active duty servicewomen, military dependents

In a letter co-signed by three dozen organizations – including Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Service Women’s Action Network – supporters commended Shaheen’s effort to expand access to eliminate cost-sharing emergency contraception, particularly for those who have been sexually assaulted.

Ayotte introduces bill to curb sexual assaults on campus

'When it comes to stopping sexual violence on campus, we need accountability, transparency, and uniformity of standards – not the patchwork approach we have now,' Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, said in the press release.

Sales, income down for Ruger as demand slips

A slowing in consumer demand for Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. firearms and accessories contributed to a 31 percent drop in second quarter net income to $22.3 million, the company reported Tuesday.

Market Basket turmoil disrupts plans for new state liquor store in Warner

The shutdown of Market Basket locations across New England has stalled conversations about a new New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet in Warner.

Portsmouth Market Basket clerk feeds info via Twitter

PORTSMOUTH — Bill Currier is the grocery clerk in charge of Aisle 4 — the pasta, sauce and soup.

‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ reality star launches #ComingOutMatters campaign

When Jonny Drubel (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills) was 16 years old, he confided to his friends that he was gay. One of those friends didn’t keep his secret, and soon it was all over their little New Hampshire town.

UNH research rewrites Arctic history

'The textbook version has been that gateway opening, in which Australia pulled away from Antarctica, isolated the polar continent from warm tropical currents, and changed temperature gradients and circulation patterns in the ocean around Antarctica, which in turn began to generate the ice sheet. We’ve shown that, instead, CO2-driven cooling initiated the ice sheet and that this altered ocean circulation.'

Salem teen wins Blue Man Group drum-off

SALEM -- Cameron Roux started drumming when he was 8 years old and has been in a band since he was 10. Now, at 14, he is the winner of the first Blue Man Group Drum-off in Boston.

'Pumpkin Dome' highlights new attractions at annual Keene festival

Festival organizers Let it Shine Inc. and Sterling Design and Communications Wednesday announced programming so far for the festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Keene.

Rare lobster rescued from Fla. supermarket tank makes way to NH marine science center

It's not unusual to see a tank of lobsters for sale inside your local Publix. But one crustacean stuck out and a group of people in Flagler Beach are working to save it from the lobster pot.

US Postal Service mum on alleged PTO embezzler continuing as post master

Post Office officials are not talking about the employment status of the city’s postmaster charged with stealing from the Claremont Middle School ...

Missing Maine woman, fugitive teens cornered by police at Somersworth pizzeria

'When we approached her, she was more than mildly annoyed,' said Somersworth Captain Russell Timmons.

Vermont, New Hampshire top melanoma charts

Vermont has the 4th highest rate of Melanoma in the United States. New Hampshire is 5th. New York is way down the list, at 37.

Some NH veterans have spent months waiting for VA care

Federal auditors visited the facility in May and determined that out of more than 20,000 scheduled appointments, 2 percent, or about 500 veterans, were waiting longer than 30 days to see a doctor.

Chesterfield teacher resigns after parent complaint, investigation

The district didn’t suspect or uncover anything illegal, but can’t release any further details about the investigation or what allegedly occurred, Ruehr said.


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