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August 22. 2013 1:59PM

Q&A with NH author who's latest summits the pinnacle of male lux, the perfect $50,000 coat

A $50,000 coat is an indulgence, but what Hanover, N.H., author Meg Lukens Noonan found in her book “The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of the $50,000 Coat ” was something far more reserved.

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Burchell fears cost of added staffing will drive 'community corrections' jail model beyond county's tolerance for taxes

LACONIA — Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton), who was apparently ousted as commission chairman by his colleagues Monday morning, gave a one-man presentation following the commission's meeting on progress on a plan being developed for a so-called community corrections center for the county.

Lawmakers recommend 22% hike in marrige tax to fund domestic violence special interests

The bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Renny Cushing, would increase the cost of a marriage license from $45 to $50. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 20-1 to recommend passage of the legislation.

State claims Portsmouth police grant doesn't costs more to administer than it's worth

PORTSMOUTH — City Councilor Jack Thorsen said Monday night that a $30,000 grant, awarded to the Police Department for a part-time victims' advocate, costs more to administer than the $30,000 face value of the grant.

National Review’s Alaskan cruise to be a hoot with Bachmann, Sununu and more

For just $2,299 you, too, could party with National Review on their infamous cruise.

Power plant owners argue energy 'crisis' is overblown

'The highest electricity prices ever got in New England, last winter, were $450 dollars a megawatts hour,' says Dan Dolan, President of the New England Power Generators, which represents power-plant owners.

TPG lending arm offers $100M bankruptcy bailout loan to GT Advanced

TPG Specialty Lending Inc . was chosen as a bankruptcy lender over a group of bondholders that offered a competing proposal, GT Advanced said in papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire....

NH's golden whistleblower says UBS has ‘global’ issue with tax evaders

(Bloomberg) -- The former UBS Group AG banker whose cooperation with the U.S. helped expose tax evasion by thousands of Americans says the Swiss bank used similar practices elsewhere and he’s eager to help European governments.

NHPUC creates online application process for residential renewable electric generation incentive

'...the Commission's residential renewable electric generation incentive
program shall be modified to permit an alternative on-line application process for use by
program applicants...'

New Hampshire man seeking living liver donor

Last month, the 60-year-old from Bow was rushed to an emergency room with a pain in his side. He thought it was appendicitis. It wasn’t.

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app shaming litterers

'There are several town forests where people like to go to hike, camp, explore. But some people illegally dump trash in our woods,' the students said in a video about the project. 'And it’s time we take action.'

Scientists deduce NH good place to stand against zombie apocalypse; Boston will be destroyed

Meanwhile, areas like Vermont and New Hampshire and Ithaca, N.Y., where Alemi is located, could easily evade the zombie outbreak for several weeks, if not months.

Dartmouth prof vouches for picture of weasel snapped taking flight on back of woodpecker

In an interview with National Geographic, the professor said the weasel hugging the woodpecker would make forging the image very challenging.

Incidents of abuse and neglect plague New Hampshire's Lakeview Rehab Center

Since last September, Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham has been under scrutiny for abusing and neglecting some of the people it cares...

Former Troy employee's cellphone back with town officials

TROY — The town-owned cellphone used by a former Troy employee is now back in the hands of local officials.

Officer saves disabled resident in Portsmouth condo fire

PORTSMOUTH — Smoke detectors woke residents of a burning Sagamore Avenue condominium early Wednesday morning when an outside wall of their two-story condo was on fire near a...

New Durham man faces charges in police cruiser collision

DOVER — The New Durham man who is alleged to have collided with a New Durham police cruiser while driving drunk is now facing five charges related to the incident.

Dover woman OD's in front of her children again

DOVER — A city woman who was charged with endangering the welfare of a child last year, after overdosing on heroin while caring for her two daughters, has overdosed on drugs again.

NYT: Tyco's 'Piggy,' out of the pen and living small

In a two-bedroom rental on the 35th floor of a building overlooking the East River, L. Dennis Kozlowski lives with his new wife, Kimberly, in relative modesty — at least compared with his previous life as the extravagant chief of Tyco International.

Former Tyco chief, Boca Raton con says he’s changed

The flashy life, and law enforcement scrutiny, are over for L. Dennis Kozlowski, the former Boca Raton resident and disgraced ex-chief of Tyco International.

Chris Cramer died in Saudi Arabia.

Famed coroner suspects murder in death of NH defense contractor

Christopher Cramer, 50, of New Hampshire, was found dead on Jan. 15 outside the Sahara Makarim Hotel in the city of Tabuk, where he was staying while on assignment for Advance Defense Systems of Kollsman.

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