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September 05. 2013 11:55AM

NBA player Matt Bonner 'runs' New Hampshire ad agency


Matt Bonner, the 6-10, 240-pound center/forward for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, swapped jobs with Travis York, president of GY&K Marketing in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday.



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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.

Lawmakers recommend 22% hike in marriage tax to fund domestic violence 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.


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.


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.

GT Advanced Technologies in Merrimack filed for bankruptcy after it lost out on a lucrative partnership with Apple to provide sapphire screens for devices.

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....

Bill to shield state from accountability uses minimum-wage as guide for public information fee

A bill that would allow government agencies to charge for the time it takes to fulfill public records requests would cap hourly fees at the rate for minimum wage, if it passes with a proposed amendment.

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.

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.'

Looking a little worse for the wear, zombies shamble through Dover.

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.

3 channels to go dark in 13 towns for lack of contributions to public access TV

LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access television will withhold its signal from a baker's dozen of towns in the Lakes Region that declined its offer to join the consortium and contribute to its operating budget.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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