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July 20. 2013 2:00PM

Layoffs coming for Vermont Yankee?

VERNON, Vt. — Officials from Entergy Corporation, the parent company for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, expect to lay off workers within their company, but haven’t said how many, where and when.

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Bush opposed a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative last year even though he partook liberally of the herb while in high school.

US Forest Service snowmobile rules would make riders stick to trails

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Conway selectman's chair demanded public access TV to cut video during dust up with library trustees

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Seacoast mayors relieved by news of no refugee resettlement

DOVER — Local mayors are feeling 'reassured' after state and federal officials confirmed this week that the Tri-Cities are not being considered for refugee resettlement.

Sarah Silverman becoming go-to tech pitchwoman

Now we learn that Silverman is hawking for T-Mobile during Super Bowl XLIX alongside Chelsea Handler and on behalf of the salty-tongued T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

Death of arms salesman in Saudi Arabia casts suspicions on Israeli company Elbit

Whether the sale has already happened or is prospective, the TOW missile sale would not be the first military encounter between the two countries.

Theories of sabotage surface in mysterious death of US contractor at Saudi hotel

'The missile system was already sold to the Saudi company and they were complaining that it wasn’t working. He was basically sent to see if he could prove that they were firing it incorrectly.'

Five more arrests in cockfighting crackdown

The five men join four other Lawrence men also charged with animal cruelty last month after Massachusetts State Police pulled over the minivan they were driving through Worcester and found cockfighting paraphernalia, including razor blades, nail clippers and imitation spurs in the vehicle.

The RPM Challenge: Can you create an album in Twenty-Eight Days?

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NH Democratic Party expands staff to 13 as 2016 cycle ramps up quickly

With the 2016 election cycle already ramping up, the state Democratic Party has moved quickly to expanded its staff to 13 members.

Federal citizenship test threatening homeschoolers' freedom

The New Hampshire Legislature is reviewing a bill requiring all homeschoolers to take the same citizenship test that conventional public and private school students must take in order to graduate high school.

A brokered GOP convention is even more likely than you think — thanks to Mitt Romney

Someone wins Iowa, someone else wins New Hampshire, a third guy wins South Carolina and so forth. None of them, however, wins 51 percent (or even comes close to 51 percent) in these proportional-delegate states, meaning that none of them is any …

NH lawmakers want to expand Narcan laws to save lives of more junkies

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School budget OK’d; town administrator election questioned at Allenstown deliberation

'That’s the guy who made the cut last year,' someone whispered from the crowd, referring to Anderson’s successful motion at the last session to reduce the schools’ proposed $9.76 million budget by nearly $1 million.

Concord set to phase out 2-man 'preventative police' program

Officers Craig Levesque and Steve Martel have collectively spent more than two decades patrolling the streets of Concord, responding to emergencies, executing arrests and generally stepping in during tense and violent exchanges.

Gunfight Friday: Rossi 357 Carbine vs. Ruger Super Blackhawk

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Gas pipeline foes form three-state coalition to fight Kinder Morgan's Northeast Energy Direct project

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State Police accuse North Conway man of hitting woman while she held baby

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