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June 24. 2013 2:10PM

John E. Sununu: Rules made to be broken

There are no genuine cannibals in the United States House of Representatives, but the phrase “bite the hand that feeds” comes to life again and again.



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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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Lakeport landmark sold; auction canceled

LACONIA — Gerry Horn, the owner of the large, frame building at the corner of Union Avenue and Clinton Street in Lakeport that houses a small theater, yesterday confirmed that he has accepted an offer for the property and cancelled the public auction scheduled for…

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.

3 in NH SUV land in Maine river in Road Rage incident on Route 302

Other motorists on Route 302 reported that a red pickup truck and the silver SUV with New Hampshire license plates were driving erratically before the accident near the Casco-Naples town line.

Father sues officer over arrest at school board meeting about book assigned daughter

GILFORD — The man who objected to one of his 9th grade daughter's reading assignments at a School Board meeting last year is suing the local police lieutenant who arrested him and removed him from the meeting.

Manchester man, 41, found dead in Mass. jail cell

Correctional officers were doing their rounds in Unit 120B at around 1:50 a.m. when they saw Lee Walch, 41, of Manchester, New Hampshire hanging in his cell.

Vt. woman plows into McDonald's after allegedly hitting NH pedestrian

Police in Hartford, Vermont, had been asked to be on the lookout for a Toyota 4-Runner Tuesday night after it reportedly struck a pedestrian in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and left the scene.

NHPR: Visiting 'Woods, Water & Wildlife' writer John Harrigan at home

After 41 years, John Harrigan's weekly 'Woods, Water & Wildlife' column in the New Hampshire Sunday News has come to an end. But the unofficial...

NHMS among NASCAR tracks to add SAFER barriers

NASCAR tracks in New Hampshire, Kentucky, Charlotte and Talladega are planning to add additional sections of the energy-absorbing SAFER barriers ahead of their Sprint Cup races.

Rustic Crust set to open new factory in wake of devastating fire last year

Rustic Crust, which makes all-natural and gluten-free pizza crusts, frozen pizzas and sauce, was hit by a fire on March 6, 2014, at its 16,000 square-foot production facility in Pittsfield. No one was hurt.

Brighton petitions against Portsmouth plastic-bag ban

PORTSMOUTH — Shoppers pushing carts of groceries out of Market Basket Monday and Tuesday were greeted by local rabble-rouser Mark Brighton who told them 'Portsmouth wants to ban plastic bags' and 'I want you to have a choice.'

Boston Federal Reserve bullish on Bitcoin as a technology

The Boston Fed is one of 12 district banks that comprise the US Federal Reserve System, responsible for US states including Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and parts of Connecticut.

N.H. House GOP leader pens opposition to gas pipeline

The Republican Majority Leader in the New Hampshire House of Representatives has asked federal regulators to reject a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline in Southern New Hampshire.

New GOP video hits Hassan for proposing COO for NH government

Republicans today will release a new web video that chides Gov. Maggie Hassan for proposing the creation of a new Chief Operating Officer for state government, charging that she is too busy preparing a run for the U.S. Senate next year to do her job.

Lobbying group that pushes fees to burn fossil fuels sets down roots in Keene

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby wants U.S. lawmakers to pass carbon fee and dividend legislation in Congress, and they’re enlisting people through local chapters to help them do it.


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