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April 12. 2013 1:03PM

VT SPEED: ACT openers through the years

The American-Canadian Tour stock car championship opens at Lee USA Speedway on the New Hampshire seacoast on Sunday with the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150. As in any sport, opening day is one of the highlights of the year – a fresh start, a chance to defend a championship, a reason to enjoy the warmer weather.



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Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts call on voters to reject expanded gambling

The issue of expanded gambling within the Commonwealth has once again come to the forefront of the public arena.

Newest Boston talk station dials up push for small NH station to sell back WMEX name

Boston’s newest talk radio station — the 50,000-watt WUFC — is going back to the future as it vies to regain its fabled WMEX call letters and taps into the legacy of the storied station.

Seabrook nuke plant's renewal pushed back

SEABROOK, N.H. — More than four years after Seabrook’s NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant filed for a 20-year extension to its license, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has again revised its schedule for the application, with the decision date now pushed back to March 2016.

Rochester hospital will be included in four Obamacare plans in 2015

ROCHESTER — Frisbie Memorial Hospital CEO Al Felgar said his hospital will be in a better position next year when four insurance companies will begin offering plans under the Affordable Care Act that include the hospital and its affiliated physicians.

Bitcoin ATMs coming soon to New Hampshire

Nashua, Manchester, Dartmouth and UNH are likely first sites.

New farmer-to-locavore business model at odds with state law

A Colebrook woman is trying to make it easier for people to buy locally grown foods while giving farmers an economic boost. Her idea is a variation on the classic roadside farm stand, and it is a model that could be used around the state. But it’s going to require a change in state law.

Robots now milk cows at Orford dairy farm

Nate Tullar shows off his Lely robotic milker at Tullando, his family farm in Orford, New Hampshire.

Manchester firm wins $9.7M Air Force contract to develop, demonstrate 'novel radio frequency technology'

Herrick Technology Laboratories, Inc., Manchester, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $9,704,228 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for prototype hardware and software to develop new radio frequency technology, including research, development, integration and demonstration of novel radio frequency technology to improve warfighter outcomes in the field.

NH firm's futuristic firefighter suit has sensors, head-up display

Mark Mordecai, director of business development at Pittsfield, N.H.–based Globe, says that this fall three firefighter-training academies in the United States will start instructing students in the use of the WASP system.

Upcoming 'Simpsons' death is permanent; NH's Sarah Silverman slated to guest star

'When we kill [a character], they stay dead,' said a producer.

Meriam Ibrahim: Twitter reacts to courageous Christian woman's first interview

'Meriam Ibrahim's story seems like it was yanked out of the pages of the Old Testament,' Sarah Palin posted to Twitter.

Parody site The Onion: F. Scott Fitzgerald estate wondering why the hell Ken Burns hasn’t come knocking

'F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the Jazz Age era of excess and romance with his writing, so I think it’s fair to question why Ken Burns hasn’t shown his face anywhere near our robust archives,' said estate representative Phyllis Westberg.

Navy prison's guards recall old days at 'The Castle'

KITTERY, Maine — Camaraderie. Friendship. A vast improvement over the jungles of Vietnam or the heat of Camp Lejeune. Dime beers in Portsmouth.

‘It’s like pony karma’ in New Ipswich

Saltwater Cowboy, Wally the West Coast Boy, Trinity, Pillar Prince, Celtic Star, Bell Island Beauty, Sweet Forget Me Not, and Little Catalina. These are the names of a few members of a herd of rare Newfoundland ponies.

50 years ago, Hampton Beach engulfed in riot

It may have been the most violent and bizarre event that ever happened on Hampton Beach, when 50 years ago, 'Happy Hampton' became a scene of chaos and destruction.

MassLive finds little to convey NH advantage at Big E pavilion

For most of New England, championing the state's food traditions is a time-honored practice. In New Hampshire? Not so much.

Groveton High School beats the odds to make Newsweek Top 100 national rankings

Groveton High School is listed at #90 on the 2014 Newsweek America’s Top High Schools, and at #71 on its new ranking, Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students.

Fireball over New Hampshire may have been Russian spy satellite (VIDEO)

The object probably was a piece of Russia’s Cosmos 2495 reconnaissance satellite, launched in May, said Charles Vick, an aerospace analyst with military information website Globalsecurity.org.

As it becomes legal, states need common standard for marijuana intoxication says Vt. officer

'If we legalize marijuana, we have to make sure that our driving laws are the same as our alcohol driving laws. Which right now they're not, they're different,' said Scott.

More schools stocking shots that counter serious allergic reactions, only NH and R.I. don't

Only two states -- New Hampshire and Rhode Island -- have no current or pending legislation regarding stocking epinephrine in schools, according to FARE.


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