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March 27. 2013 12:23PM

Tougher federal standards underpin NH-Vt. interest in $38M replacement bridge

The Anna Hunt Marsh Bridge connects Brattleboro to Hinsdale Island, which is connected to Hinsdale by the Charles Dana Bridge.

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June N.H. home sales surpass 2005 record

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Community support: Somersworth fundraisers planned for beaten pizza robbery victim

SOMERSWORTH — Two fundraisers have been announced to benefit Brandon Patterson, the city man beaten while delivering pizza earlier this month.

Another union representing government employees endorses Democrat for state senate

In accepting the endorsement, Feltes said the firefighters’ union shares his belief that 'we can’t afford to leave working people and working families behind.'

N.H. Young Democrats press for failed Elizabeth Warren bill for taxpayers to fund $58B cost of refinancing student loans

PORTSMOUTH — Theo Groh and other Young and College Democrats are asking citizens to sign a petition urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow former college graduates to refinance their student loans.

Scott Brown campaign ads feature green screened stock footage

It appears Brown isn’t really in an airport — and instead in front of a green screen with stock video footage of an airport from Shutterstock superimposed during editing.

Gov. Hassan kills bill to more closely audit state spending

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that deals with investigations and audits of state financial activities, saying it violates the fundamental separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.

Windham campaign worker says officer told her she had to register

Glori Fostor said she was knocking on doors for Marilinda Garcia's congressional campaign when she was approached by a Windham police officer asking what she was doing.

Rockingham County Attorney hopeful hasn't voted since 2008

Rockingham County Attorney candidate Patricia Conway admitted Monday she only registered to vote in her hometown of Salem shortly before announcing she would run for office

U.S. sees profound cultural shift on marijuana legalization

It has come into the open in American life despite decades of prohibition and laws treating the drug as more dangerous than meth and cocaine.

York selectmen vote to continue persecution of pot smokers

YORK, Maine — The York Board of Selectmen on Monday in a 3-2 vote declined to put a petitioned question on the November ballot seeking to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

New weekly farmers market in Hinsdale

A board made up of four residents started the market this month in Millstream Park, also known as River Park, off Main Street.

NHTI cuts 14 positions to close $3 million shortfall

NHTI has cut its workforce by 14 positions and trimmed other expenses to close an expected budget gap of about $3 million, in a move that has been sharply derided by faculty.

Upper Valley manufacturer Hypertherm is hiring, and training, many

Hypertherm, in Hanover, makes high-tech machines that use laser and water to cut metal.

Washington, D.C. files court motion to continue violating 2nd Amendment

The District of Columbia has filed a court motion to keep its gun ban, until an appeal can be filed or new licensing can begin.

Police want to wait and see on Hampton Beach noise law

HAMPTON — Police officials say they want to see how a local citation for entertainment noise plays out in the court system before recommending any changes to an ordinance some residents feel is flawed and unenforceable.

Slate: GOP hopefuls full of ideas, but will any of these policy innovations survive?

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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Dover patient shocked by $3,766 Wentworth-Douglass charged insurer for tube of cold sore cream

In May Miller had a six-day stay at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for an intestinal problem. While there, he asked doctor treat his cold sore.

More questions arise in battle over will leaving $2.7M to police officer

Portsmouth Police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin was told in early 2011 that his large inheritance from the late Geraldine Webber might not survive a legal challenge because of Webber's questionable mental capacity, according to a deposition by Webber's longtime accountant.

Refugee officials cancel meeting with Dover City Council

DOVER — A state group that helps facilitate the resettlement of international refugees has canceled a meeting with the City Council.

Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter

What is known is that no more than 100 Congolese families would be resettled throughout Tri-City communities and as a community, Weston said, there is no authority on whether to accept or not.

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