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April 09. 2013 1:04PM

NH seeks $236M windfall from Exxon for supposed MTBE harm

“They’re looking for a lot of money, and most importantly they’re looking for a scapegoat,” James Quinn, a lawyer for Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil, said in his closing statement yesterday. “There’s nothing strange or nefarious or secretive about it. Everybody was involved in these decisions.”



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Agritourism proving difficult to enact in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH — While the idea of agritourism has townspeople’s support, putting it into practice is proving difficult.

How much is loved and hated NH comedian Sarah Silverman worth?

According to The Richest, her current net worth is of $3.5 million dollars and through time she has done not only comedy, but different things as well.

Slideshow: Tour John Irving’s Country Estate

Back in 1989, John and Janet Irving, along with architect Ted Lownie, built this mansion in Dorset, Vermont. A quarter of a century later, the 8,300 square foot mansion is on the market for the first time for just under $3 million.

Epping police take pigeon into custody after bird gets lost in race

EPPING — A 4-month-old homing pigeon that lost its way during a race from New York to Massachusetts ended up spending Monday night munching on popcorn at the Epping police station after it landed in the parking lot.

MGM's legendary ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine headed to NH winners Fla. home due to Granite State prohibition

In New Hampshire, where the Miscos are from, machines in private collections have to be at least 25 years old.

Search for N.H. man accused of killing parents spreads through South

In addition to being wanted by the Manchester, N.H., Police Department for two counts of second-degree murder and arson, he’s also wanted for possession of child pornography, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement on Tuesday.

NH murder suspect now believed to be in Atlanta

Manchester Detective Sgt. Joe Mucci says he has strong reasons to believe 38-year-old Matthew Dion is in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Gilford parents can now appeal use of filthy-laden books to teach children says school board

GILFORD — The School Board has made some minor changes to a few instructional material policies that could make a big difference for parents who want to know what is being taught to their children.

Oyster River punishes everyone after handful of students bring pot, booze to school

'It was obvious when we interacted with the students,' Allen said. 'The telltale signs of alcohol and marijuana consumption are pretty straight forward.'

Timberlane, bus company at odds as drivers vote to strike

Bus drivers in the Timberlane Regional School District and the Derry School District voted Monday to authorize a strike and shot down a contract offered by First Student, a national transportation company, according to Teamster business administrator Jeff Padellaro.

Trace amounts of MTBE again found in water at West Swanzey school

WEST SWANZEY — Trace amounts of MTBE have been found in the water used by Cutler Elementary School for a second time in two months.

Police are shown at the scene of the August 2013 fatal shooting in Weare.

Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

Joseph Kelley, the Weare police sergeant who oversaw a deadly and sharply criticized drug bust last year and who was fired months later for allegedly falsifying documents, can potentially return to the job, according to officials and a letter sent Friday by the town's attorney.

EXCLUSIVE: 21 liens filed against Sen. Shaheen and her husband for failure to pay creditors

Towns in New Hampshire and Maine placed 21 different liens against properties owned by Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen's husband, who manages the couple's real estate business, according to local property records obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

Inmates, dressed in blue, work with kitchen staff, dressed in black, at the Cheshire County jail.

'Progressive jail' in NH is a 21st-Century hell, inmates complain

No outdoor exercise and no family visits, but when video visitation cost $1 per minute, Cheshire County jail is an expensive form of progress.

FBI agent pleads guilty to role in $54M military contract swindle involving disgraced NH lawmaker David Young

Lustyik’s attorney, Ray Mansolillo of Boston, said his client pleaded guilty right before trial because he wanted to spare his family and didn’t want to have to disclose information he developed as an intelligence agent.

Anti-Islamic ads depicting slain NH journalist Foley pulled in NYC

The ads are bankrolled by a group led by blogger Pamela Geller. They are being yanked after criticism from the American journalist’s family.

N.H. concealed carry gun application changes again but still 'weak, at best' says head of chiefs association

The statet’s latest move isn’t appeasing all critics, and one state legislator said he plans to propose a bill this session that would roll back gun restrictions in the state.

Anthony Bourdain to explore explosion of heroin use in New England in new season of 'Parts Unknown'

'In [preparing] for this show I noticed there's been this incredible explosion of heroin use in rural Massachusetts and New Hampshire and Vermont -- small, white, rural, small-town, Norman Rockwell America.'

NH author John Irving puts his dream house up for sale for $3M

The 8,300 square-foot mansion in Dorset, Vermont, has five bedrooms and a full-sized wrestling court.


Bloomberg: Rand Paul held Scott Brown endorsement until after primary to avoid offending conservatives

Rand Paul asked Brown to keep his endorsement secret until Brown had defeated Rubens and his other opponents.


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