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April 30. 2013 1:03PM

John E. Sununu: A determined Max Baucus, now unleashed

Unencumbered by the political pressures of a reelection campaign, Montana Democrat Max Baucus is in a position to call out both the failure of federal officials to prepare for implementing Obamacare as well as the unintended consequences of its complex regulations.



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'Hometown Hottie' arrested again

PORTSMOUTH — A semifinalist for Maxim magazine's Hometown Hottie contest was arrested again Tuesday on charges alleging she stiffed a cab driver, stole from a supermarket and breached bail conditions.

Exeter man wins $17,500 on Game Show Network

EXETER — Local author and quiz show veteran Brendan DuBois made his debut on Game Show Network’s 'The Chase' on Tuesday night, and he walked away from the show $17,500 richer.

Chesterfield bans most animals from town buildings, vehicles because selectman is afraid of dogs

At Wednesday's meeting, McKeon said he voted against the policy because the issue was brought up due to one anonymous complaint from the community and a fear of dogs that afflicts one of the selectmen.

Health consultant who blew whistle on Obamacare stupidity

Gruber sparked a nationwide controversy after videotaped comments surfaced of him making derogatory remarks about the intelligence of the American people.

Ayotte cosponsors bill with Elizabeth Warren to increase war on drugs spending

The Senate bill and a similar proposal in the U.S. House would put as much as $80 million into a national battle against opiate addiction. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also is a cosponsor.

Increasing longevity of pets' has some owners seeking animal hospice care

Cats and dogs are living longer these days. And more old pets is giving rise to more options for pet owners looking for pet hospice and end-of-life care.

Northeastern coach Jim Madigan suspended two games following Beanpot match with UNH

The ban, which Hockey East announced Thursday, stems from instances of Madigan arguing with officials during each of the Huskies’ last two games — a 6-3 loss Saturday at Maine and a 4-3 overtime loss to Boston University in Monday’s Beanpot final.

Westmoreland fire chief stands trial on assault charges in Keene

Prosecutors say Harry E. Nelson was in a rage when he punched another man, while defense attorneys said he was simply concerned about others’ safety, after confronting a dangerous driver.

Paintball pioneer, Ex-New London resident, reflects

Now 72, the former New London resident has embarked on another business opportunity: selling original memorabilia from the early days of the game.

The 11 top states for homeownership: New Hampshire #7

The state's homeownership rate has dropped over the years from 74.9 percent in 2010. State officials are hoping the economy gets a boost in 2015, however. Unemployment is falling, and the housing market is getting a boost from low interest rates.

Sturm, Ruger takes $41M charge to end defined benefit pension

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company recorded an expense of $41.0 million related to the termination and settlement of its defined benefit pension plans.

New book tells story of Revolutionary War hero John Stark

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — His words grace New Hampshire's license plates — 'Live Free or Die' — yet most people outside New England would be hard-pressed to identify Gen. John Stark, despite his heroics in two 18th …

Liquor Commission sees record sales of N.H.-made products

CONCORD – Sales of New Hampshire made wines and spirits at the state’s 77 liquor and wine outlets reached a record high of $1.35 million in Fiscal Year 2014 – an increase of 32.5 percent over the previous fiscal year, according to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.

DRED commissioner Rose to decide on Sunapee plan by spring

The Mount Sunapee ski resort is hoping to build out a new 75 acre area of the mountain known as the “West Bowl” with new trails and a new, high...

Portsmouth questions need of county government

PORTSMOUTH – Mayor Robert Lister is tired of watching Portsmouth get 'the short end of the stick,' when it comes to the ever escalating amount the city has to pay to the county in return for the services it gets.

Newport ceases backup ambulance service to other towns

Officials in Newport, New Hampshire, say they need to focus on their own residents first when it comes to ambulance serv...

New online atlas ‘heat-maps’ views on abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration

Even Unitarian Universalists—fewer than 1 percent of all Americans—can be searched if you want to know, for example, that New Hampshire is the only state where they reach 2 percent of the population.

NFL blows whistle on concussion study using helmet sensors

The National Football League has quietly announced that it is suspending a pilot program to track player concussions with helmet sensors.

PETA founder speaks at Dartmouth

Leaving those creatures to die for food, clothing or sport would be tantamount to abandoning her in the scenario she had just described, she said.

Another OD suspected in Laconia death

LACONIA – Laconia Police are investigating the untimely death of a 34-year-old man who was found Wednesday morning in his Girard Street home by a work colleague.


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