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Concord Monitor: Amid climate crisis, we cannot dismiss Northern Pass

The climate clock is ticking, no state energy corridor is in sight, and no one else has a project in the works that could lead to as big a reduction in carbon emissions.

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Lebanon College suddenly closes, all classes cancelled

Lebanon — Following years of economic turmoil, Lebanon College has canceled all of its classes for the upcoming fall semester.

Body of infant in auctioned self-storage unit returned, officials eye whether mortician rented other units in R.I. and N.H.

The infant, whose body was in a small, padded chest, wasn’t discovered until the auction buyer brought back contents he had removed from the unit at the request of police.

Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing, which has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the top Air National Guard base to receive the new KC-46A tanker.

Millions awarded for repair/maintenance at NH military bases

Awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment/repair and maintenance, and military construction projects of various size and value for the National Guard, Pease Air National Guard Base, Concord Military Reservation, and all armories throughout New Hampshire.

A cluster of healthy big brown bats hibernate in a New Hampshire mine.

Nashua firm wins $150K grant to study use of ultraviolet light to save bats from blades of wind turbines

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $150,000 grant to Lite Enterprises, based in Nashua, N.H., to test the technical and commercial viability of this technology.

Broadcasters give NH-made Aereo another kick with new injunction request

ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision and Telemundo now want a federal judge to slap what they see as a long overdue nationwide and wide ranging preliminary injunction against the presently self suspended steaming service.

Ruling postponed on motion to dismiss charges against Gilford father arrested at Picoult book protest

LACONIA — Gilford police prosecutor Eric Bredbury has asked a judge to postpone ruling on whether to dismiss disorderly conduct charges against a local man arrested for his alleged behavior at a school board meeting.

Cornish school volunteer who changed baby's diaper in class says board's actions have convinced her to quit

CORNISH — An ousted Cornish Elementary School volunteer told the Cornish School Board at its meeting Monday night that she is not interested in coming back to volunteer and is disappointed in the way the board handled discussing the school's volunteer policy earlier this summer.

In bid to restore trust, cameras approved for Seabrook cruisers article

Cameras will soon be installed in police cruisers in Seabrook after the Board of Selectmen approved the $43,000 project Monday.

Inmate dong chin-ups on water pipe leads to flood at Belknap County jail

LACONIA — It got a little wet in the mens' minimum security dorm at the Belknap County House of Corrections on the morning of August 8 when a couple of minimum security inmates doing chin ups on a sprinkler system pipe broke it near the valve.

What will $100 get you? In NH about $94.16 worth of goods

Survey finds that relative to other state's NH consumers get about $94.16 worth of merchanidise for their hundred.

Nineteen-year-old Samuel Coffey of Dover, right, at Strafford County Superior Court.

Coffey found guilty on three rape charges gets 30 years

DOVER — Samuel Coffey will spend at least 30 years behind bars in New Hampshire State Prison after a jury of his peers on Monday afternoon found him guilty on three rape charges.

Rural NH hospital's surprising tech achievement

The collaboration of executive, clinical, and administrative staff at Cottage Hospital in rural New Hampshire was resource enough for the CAH to attest successfully for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, one of very few eligible hospitals of any size to do so.

Ford trucks most stolen vehicle in NH

A look at the most-stolen cars in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia shows surprisingly little variety in terms of cars being swiped.

New Hampshire’s Sununu defends Gov. Rick Perry, calls indictment ‘insane’

The grand poobah of Republican politics in crucial New Hampshire is strongly defending Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), calling a grand jury indictment against Perry 'insane' and 'blatantly wrong and dishonest.'

Plan to build kids' camp on Paugus Bay island draws protest

LACONIA — A scheduled hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) on a proposal to develop a summer camp for underprivileged children on Big Island in Paugus Bay was postponed at the request of the applicant in the face of stiff opposition from mainland residents

It's time to start preparing yourself for President Rand Paul

For the past two years, from the moment Ron Paul called off the Revolution and headed back to Texas, the political establishment has been eagerly waiting for his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, to run for president.

New Hampshire PAC bets on youth, endorses Hemingway, Garcia

A New Hampshire PAC aiming to elect millennial leaders has endorsed Republicans Andrew Hemingway for governor and state Rep. Marilinda Garcia for U.S. Congress.

NCCI proposes Workers’ Comp loss costs decrease in N.H.

NCCI said that based upon its review of the most recently available data, it has proposed for New Hampshire an overall average workers’ compensation loss cost level change of -5.9 percent and assigned risk rate change of -5.5 percent to become effective January 1, 2015.

Upheaval at Market Basket has effect on food pantries of Upper Valley

Newport Food Pantry on South Main Street has seen a disruption in donations — perhaps the most significant in 17 years — since an ownership dispute shuttered Market …

Portsmouth code would ban cabbies from smoking, swearing and wearing tube tops

PORTSMOUTH — A proposed code of conduct for cab drivers would ban cabbies from smoking, swearing, idling, wearing tube and tank tops, asking for tips, talking on cell phones and driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

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