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July 10. 2013 12:58PM

Federal millions bring faster Internet to Enfield, Rindge residents

In the Granite State, Network New Hampshire Now, a group led by the University System of New Hampshire, received a combined $44.5 million grant through the broadband program to bring better Internet connectivity to all 10 counties in the state. FastRoads is one branch of the statewide network.

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North Country Redneck Snowblower a youtube sensation

North Country Redneck Snowblower,” this custom-made vehicle has enabled him to remove snow from his driveway with ease.

Line handlers moor the Los Angeles-class USS Miami (SSN 755) as it arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  An employee would later torch the submarine causing $400M in damages.

Shipyard workforce reaches highest level in 20 years despite torched USS Miami

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, already the largest employer in the Seacoast, is infusing the area with millions of new dollars as it hires more than 700 workers to handle an ever-increasing demand for submarine maintenance work and to replace an aging workforce.

Empty stores, and even kiosks like these, appear throughout the Steeplegate Mall in Concord.

Falling property value of Steeplegate Mall affects everyone in Concord

In February of last year, Steeplegate Mall was Concord's second-largest taxpayer at an assessed value of $52 million. Now, the city's assessing database values the Loudon Road mall at just $30 million.

Former Gov. John H. Sununu chats with guests at the Josiah Bartlett Center Libertas Award Dinner in Concord in this 2011 file photo.

John Sununu: says Obama baiting birthers with Kenya trip

Only this time, a top New Hampshire Republican is suggesting that Obama is making the trip to embarrass conservatives.

Janet Sherrod of Seabrook parked her car outside her garage for fear the snow would cause the roof to collapse. Her fears were realized.

Homeowners' winter damage claims could lead to higher insurance rates

New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of insurance claims. Thousands of homeowners are filing claims as they begin...

Energy storage firm to merge with Seabrook-based Sustain-X

By combining fuel-free CAES technology with low-cost existing and developable salt caverns, the companies believe they will offer a market disrupting long-duration energy storage solution at a cost per kWh stored that is less than one-tenth the costs projected for competing battery technologies.

N.H. in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die

If the world view of a few dedicated political visionaries comes to pass, folks in New Hampshire could find themselves sitting at the local pub, playing a game of poker for profit, smoking a cigarette, or a joint, if they choose.

UNH grads’ ‘music host’ app launches on Google Play Store

The overall concept is simple: a single device acts as a host that is plugged into a stereo system. Other devices can connect to the host and upload their own music onto it.

NH firm with 300 employees in Contoocook area acquired

EBSCO Information Services, the largest of EBSCO's businesses, acquired Contoocook, N.H.-based YBP Library Services, which delivers print and digital books to academic, research and special libraries.

Two unforced errors by Chris Christie in New Hampshire

Two recent faux pas have got political people in New Hampshire wondering if Christie really intends to compete up there at all.

With pros bowling, pressure on Conway native for pinsetting perfection

A sculpture minor at Plymouth State University, he had come to Portland from New Hampshire to pursue a master’s at Maine College of Art. A year and a half into the two-year program, he decided it wasn’t worth his time.

Camels, elephants and Segways: the strangest polo around?

Polo might conjure images of glistening ponies, painstakingly groomed pitches and glamorously-clad spectators. But here are six versions of the sport that don’t require you to be an Argentinian 10-goaler with the muscles (and tan) to match.

Velcro on growth track, committed to N.H.

DURHAM — Velcro Industries is growing its fastener business worldwide and is one of New Hampshire’s “best kept secrets,” company president Scott Filion told a gathering of business leaders at his alma mater Thursday.

Soon, you may be able to refill your growler at restaurants and beer stores

Soon Granite Staters may be able to buy refillable beer growlers not only at breweries, but at restaurants and retailers. A bill that succeeded in...

SIG SAUER intros SIG FMJ full metal jacket centerfire pistol cartridges

By combining fuel-free CAES technology with low-cost existing and developable salt caverns, the companies believe they will offer a market disrupting long-duration energy storage solution at a cost per kWh stored that is less than one-tenth the costs projected for competing battery technologies.

Motorist said to have spotted Laconia woman 'shooting' heroin on I-93

MANCHESTER — Three Lakes Region residents found themselves under arrest on drug charges Thursday afternoon after a motorist traveling on I-93 between Londonderry and Manchester called 9-1-1 to report a woman 'shooting up' heroin while a passenger in a moving car.

Defendant Christian Gerhartsreiter (C) from Germany arrives for the start of his murder trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles.

Sandy Boss regulates the UK's banks fell for a murdering conman who posed as a Rockefeller

The PRA is the financial services industry's main watchdog, its 1,000-plus staff policing 1,700 banks, building societies, insurers and investment firms.

A well head where fluids are injected into the ground to fracture it to release natural gas.

Fracking scheme gives NH nation-leading export increase stat

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013 New Hampshire had the highest year-on-year increase in foreign exports of any other state in the nation. Exports went up 22 percent.

Thief swipes cash from New Hampshire Girl Scouts selling cookies

ROCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — Police in New Hampshire are looking for someone who stole money from Girl Scouts selling cookies.

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Havenstein tapped to lead N.H. arm of Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security

Walt Havenstein has found a second act in New Hampshire politics after falling short on his bid for governor last fall, in a new role as the state chairman for a national group pushing for more substantive dialogue on foreign affairs leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

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Fraternity’s suspension extended following Dartmouth branding

This is frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film taken on October 20th, 1967, claiming to depict Bigfoot/Sasquatch.

Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot' brings search to New Hampshire

As waters warm, smelt getting scarce in Great Bay