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April 18. 2013 2:22PM

Belknap County Delegation lawyers up after defiant commissioners raid budget to boost benefits

The decision followed close on the heels of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the convention, which confirmed that the commission has shuffled money within departmental budgets to fund employee benefits the convention stripped from the 2013 budget as well as withdrawn funds from the contingency account without the approval of the committee.



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Hanover Medicare reform summit mixes optimism, alarm; urges change

The main target to bring debt under control 'over the next 20 years is entitlement, Medicare and Medicaid,' said David Cote, chief executive of Honeywell, in a second keynote. 'We can’t choose ants and ignore the elephant.'

Full steam ahead on Skyhaven runway project in Rochester

ROCHESTER — The Skyhaven Airport began its fourth phase of its runway rebuilding project Friday, opening 2,300 feet of the runway’s south portion and closing 1,700 feet of the north section.

Sarah Silverman event Saturday in Concord to focus on women’s issues and politics

Comedian Sarah Silverman will host a V to Shining V event at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Guardian: NH photographer builds enormous pendulum to make amazing art in his barn

Paul Wainwright creates stunning images on the gigantic harmonograph he constructed in his New Hampshire barn.

The universe is a filthy, filthy place

We might find one single atom occupying a cubic-centimeter of otherwise mostly vacuum. Meanwhile, a cubic-centimeter of the air that we breathe will contain somewhere around 30,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms, according astronomers at the University of New Hampshire.

Dartmouth College fraternities do away with pledge initiation rites

In a campus-wide email, the Interfraternity Council, the student-led governing body for fraternities, announced that it had made a unanimous decision to extend new members the same rights and privileges upon joining a house as full brothers.

Time: NH leads U.S. in prison population growth despite little crime

In the past two decades, New Hampshire’s crime rate has remained steady. It has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., and the state’s population has only grown by about a fifth.

Alleged lemonade stand flasher indicted on 4 felonies

HAVERILL — A Grafton County grand jury has indicted a former Laconia man for two felony counts of indecent exposure, two felony counts of attempted felonious sexual assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one count of public urination for his alleged actions at a lemonade stand in Holderness on June 7.

Former day care director accused of possessing child porn images

Lebanon — A former day care center director has been charged with four felony counts of possessing child pornography. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, told police the illicit images were sent to him through an online messenger account.

Keene State College alumnus killed in NYPD van crash on way to providing security for climate change march

A Keene State College alumnus was killed when a police van crashed in the Bronx Sunday morning. Michael Williams, 25, had just graduated from the police academy, according to Newsday.

Changes in E-ZPass conditions reflect changes already made, including cheaper transponders

If you have an E-ZPass account and received a complicated-looking email notifying you of changes recently, don’t worry.

Police expect to charge youths who vandalized Somersworth school

SOMERSWORTH — Three juveniles will face charges after police allegedly caught them breaking windows and destroying property inside Hilltop School late last week.

Vt. family involved in Canobie Lake Park fight say police to blame police for mistreatment

The family says media reports that included a video of the melee are only telling one side of the story. They say their actions that day are a result of aggressive officers.

Manchester man wanted on homicide, arson, child porn charges believed to be in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The St. Petersburg Police Department is teaming with the U.S. Marshals Service to find Matthew Thomas Dion, 38. Officials believe he has been in the area since late March.

Grantland.com: 15 Questions for San Antonio's Matt Bonner

At the beginning of the summer the San Antonio Spurs beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat to win the 2014 NBA championship. At summer's end we caught up with the Spurs' one and only Matt Bonner over email to review everything from the championship run, sandwich analytics, and the Bonner Challenge.

Littleton man has been missing since mysterious crash last Thursday

LITTLETON, N.H. - The search continues for a man missing since a mysterious car crash Thursday night. Littleton Police are searching for 43 year-old Christopher Gochee. He was last seen in his vehicle at around 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodsville.

N.H.'s Laurie List under the spotlight

It led to police Chief Joseph Gordon placing Wood's name on the Laurie List, which includes law enforcement officers from around the state with credibility concerns. Officers are placed on the Laurie List solely at the discretion of local police chiefs.

Former KSC basketball player killed months after joining NYC police in patrol van crash

Michael Williams, 25, wanted to be a police offer just like his father — but a tragic crash killed him after only nine months on the beat. Eight other officers in the van were injured.

New Haven paid off sex harassment suit against Weare chief brought by female detective

However, Velleca's time in New Haven was not problem-free. The newspaper reported several of the detectives under his command filed hostile work environment complaints and the year after he retired as acting chief in 2011, the department paid $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit a female detective filed against him.

Hudson medical device maker Atrium faces lawsuits over surgical mesh

NASHUA – More than two dozen people have filed lawsuits against a Hudson-based medical device manufacturer, claiming the company knew its surgical mesh could cause …


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