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April 09. 2013 12:59PM

Unanimous Laconia council now wants federal firefighters handout

LACONIA — Close on the heels of consultant's report that the Fire Department is understaffed and a recommendation to add eight firefighters during the next three years, the City Council last night unanimously agreed to reapply for a federal grant to fund the cost of four additional firefighters for two years, which it rejected by a four-to-two vote in January.

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‘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.

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.

None of the richest Americans that comprise the Forbes 400 live in the tri-state area

Media pioneer Patrick McGovern, founder and CEO of International Data Group and the only member from New Hampshire, died at the age of 76 on March 19.

Cher tickets down 6% for second leg of Dressed To Kill Tour; no new date yet for Manchester show

There are also seven other shows with dates yet to be rescheduled. Those include Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA, Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, The Times Union Center in Albany, NY and the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.

BBC Video: Mariam Ibrahim: 'Jail in Sudan was a test'

Speaking to the BBC's Tom Esslemont, she said there were currently people in jail in Sudan ''in worse conditions'' than she had been held in.

Two anglers, 48 species: Fishermen hook and eat every type of NH freshwater fish

EXETER – Dave Kellam, 46, of Exeter, and his fishing buddy, Groves, 41, of Conway, have completed their quest to catch and eat every freshwater fish in New Hampshire.

Dartmouth researcher: Higgs-gravity connection may leave traces in white dwarfs

Scientists have shown that dying stars called white dwarfs can be used to investigate and place limits on the coupling between the Higgs field and spacetime curvature

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. driving fan experience initiatives, partners with Sporting Innovations

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) (TRK) has selected Sporting Innovations, a Kansas City-based sports technology company, to redefine and enhance the fan experience across its enterprise, including eight motorsports venues around the United States, which host some of the world’s largest events including NASCAR, INDYCAR, and NHRA race weekends.

Shaheen kicks off I-am-woman-hear-me tour

PEMBROKE, N.H. — Senator Jeanne Shaheen is today beginning a statewide tour painting Scott Brown as untrustworthy on women’s issues, ramping up a potent line of attack against her Republican rival and reprising some knocks used against him by Elizabeth Warren in 2012.

Obama believes loyal Democrats like Shaheen can hold the senate

It could be a difficult case for Obama to make in the final weeks before Election Day. Despite months of jobs and stock market growth, the president’s approval ratings on the economy remain stubbornly low.

Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to take on Tilton's Jose Medina on October 24

Somerset, NJ (September 30, 2014)--On Friday night, October 24, undefeated Middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas will take on veteran Jose Medina in the main event of a great night of boxing at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Jeanne Shaheen skips two of five debates with Scott Brown

Brown, the former Massachusetts senator, appeared at Franklin Pierce University for what was originally slated as a Senate faceoff, one of several election debates co-sponsored by the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, but he ended up being alone on stage because Shaheen had declined to show up.

Timberlane mulls whether or not to return $2.25M surplus from LGC settlement to taxpayers

The money, according to Superintendent Earl Metzler, was refunded from health-care costs paid to HealthTrust, a health insurance pool that serves school employees and municipalities across the state.

Belknap County lawmakers agree to bail out commission's budget debacle with $600K transfer of funds

The commissioners transferred $237,654 from more than 100 lines in the budget to do so.

Politico: Bill Clinton to sub for Hillary Clinton at Brown fundraiser

Bill Clinton’s appearance falls on the same day as two other events Hillary Clinton canceled, both in Washington — one a conference by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the other a fundraiser for a New Hampshire state legislator.

Treatment plant could cost Portsmouth $80M and still not satisfy new EPA rules

In addition, because of a decision by regulators at the federal Environmental Protection Agency, even if the city did agree to spend the money and go through the mess of a three-year construction project on the island, the EPA could still order the city to make more improvements to the new plant, city officials said.

Bloomberg: Rand Paul's endorsement deal with Scott Brown in NH

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

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