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April 02. 2013 11:42AM

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Belknap County fires nursing home administrator, mum on reason

Logue, 50, was notified of his termination on Sept. 3 by the Belknap County Commission, although commissioners did not publicly disclose the reason for his dismissal.

Democrats block veto override to heightened oversight of YDC after employee complaints last year

The legislation passed the House and Senate with overwhelming support, but was vetoed by Hassan.

Reluctant to combat militant Islam, Obama sends 3,000 U.S. troops to Ebola fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

Newington ZBA rejects appeal of expansion of propane facility, Portsmouth says it will sue

The denial came in front of about 50 people in Newington Town Hall, many of them Portsmouth city officials including Mayor Bob Lister, Deputy City Manager David Allen, City Councilor Esther Kennedy, City Attorney Bob Sullivan and state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth.

Sticking to Democratic playbook, latest Kuster attack ad paints Garcia as 'Tea Party' fanatic

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster released an ad laying out how her campaign will try to define her opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, as the two battle for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

Scott Brown’s Feb. comments raise questions about his online sales tax stance

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown, who only recently called U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s decision to oppose an Internet sales tax a 'no-brainer,' apparently was undecided about the issue several months before he entered the New Hampshire race.

Newport schools slash tuition to attract more young students

The new rates reduced the current tuition costs by $432 for elementary students and by $665 for middle school students.

Republican Scott Brown says he gave Ted Cruz the idea to strip the citizenship of Americans who fight for ISIS

Ted Cruz’s bill to strip the citizenship of any American who fights for the terrorist group ISIS sounds like a good idea to Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown. In fact, Brown says he gave Cruz the idea.

NH group receives $140K federal grant to train landscapers about electrical, aerial lift hazards

A total of 78 'nonprofit' organizations are receiving over $10 million in funds through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

Carpetbagger name calling failing to gain traction with voters

As for the carpetbagging, Rath said people have sort of gotten over it. 'We know he’s a Red Sox fan,' Rath said.

Judge who called drug task force honesty into question poised to dismiss pot patch charge over illegal search

LACONIA — A Gilford couple arrested for operating a marijuana growing operation out of a rented Governor's Island home appear poised to have the charges dismissed.

Launch Angels to back startups with Dartmouth ties

Green D Founders Fund, which Boston-based Launch Angels will advise, is targeting $1 million to $2 million at a time when the Hanover, N.H., school, like many colleges, is seeing a burst of interest in entrepreneurship.

NH gives Bitcoin Brands OK to expand ATM roll out to New Hampshire

The company received a favorable 'No Action' request from the State of New Hampshire Banking Department.

To attract millennial workers, ditch the cubicles

Maybe it’s a cubicle, a windowless box, or a corner office with a view of Boston harbor. Whatever it is, that may change soon, in order to not only accommodate but attract a younger workforce.

PUC asked to clarify rules on relationship between Northern Pass and PSNH

A group representing power plants all over New England has asked regulators to weigh in whether Northern Pass is receiving inappropriate subsidies from Public Service of New Hampshire.

U.S. gun makers on target in short sector

Two US listed gun makers have seen a revival in short selling activity, according to new research from Markit.

Inspired by New Hampshire town, Scottish architect wants to restore Carnegie Hall in the Highlands

SCOTTISH-BORN architect Stuart Anderson was inspired by the local village hall built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie when he designed a new restaurant and bar in New Hampshire.

Video: Son finds '57 Chevy Bel Airs in NH, fulfills childhood promise to dad

Mike started saving for the car when he was 15 years old and working a summer job at a golf course.

Mass. and Vt. have some of nation's rudest drivers, NH and Maine have some of the nicest

Vermont ranks No. 1 in the greatest increase in fatalities per distance driven of any state between 2005 and 2012.

NH man's life spared by experimental 'target' cancer therapy

James 'Rocky' Lagno was so sick that doctors only gave him about a year to live. Having been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer, even aggressive chemotherapy and radiation didn’t prevent the New Hampshire native’s tumors from growing larger.


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