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September 20. 2013 1:19PM

NH fishermen land copious catch of fish consumer's don't want

New Hampshire fisherman Tom Lyons says he can easily catch 4,000 pounds a day of a legally harvested, sustainable, tasty fish. But he's kept his boat tied up because it would cost more to catch the fish than he could make selling it. Americans, he says, won't buy the species that's overrunning New England waters: the Atlantic spiny dogfish.



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Golden Eagle Railway could add 200 jobs to Fryeburg area

Golden Eagle plans to have a passenger service from Portland, Maine to Montreal. The trains would also run through Conway, Vermont and into Canada.

Large-scale campsite draws mixed reviews

If approved, the 299-site campground would be among the state’s biggest private RV campsites.

Swanzey residents seek more information on possible link between chemical, cancers

In May 1990, a fuel spill at a gas station at the intersection of Westport Village and West Swanzey roads led N.H. Department of Environmental Services officials to begin taking regular samples from drinking water wells and ground water monitoring wells on the gas station’s property and sites around the neighborhood.

Latino leader says Shaheen threw immigrant communities under the bus to save seat

'In siding with Senator Cruz, Senator Shaheen has relayed the message that she is willing to throw Latinos and other immigrant communities under the bus for votes,' said Presente Action Executive Director Arturo Carmona, in a statement to Latin Post.

Chemicals found in private well near Pease

PORTSMOUTH – A private well close to Pease International Tradeport has tested positive for a “contaminant of emerging concern,” according to a release from the U.S. Air Force.

She may not attend all the meetings but Shaheen says she's still plenty informed about terrorism

According to an article in the Boston Herald during this Congressional session Shaheen has missed 11 of the 30 meetings at which the committee published a report.

Lawmakers chastise Belknap County administration but approve budget transfer of $10k to get jail through the weekend

LACONIA — A rump of four of the seven members of the executive committee of the Belknap County Convention met in an emergency session yesterday and unanimously approved the request of Dan Ward, Superintendent of the county jail, to transfer $10,000 to ensure inmates necessary medications through the weekend.

Respiratory illness turns up in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say the state has confirmed its first two cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children.

Cost of Exeter gun club cleanup rises

EXETER - Cleaning up the old clay targets on the grounds of the Exeter Sportsman's Club will be more costly than town officials had planned.

Jaffrey partners with company that sees gold in grants for green energy

JAFFREY — With a solar project in Peterborough approved and ready for construction, a locally based solar company has been working with multiple towns on grants for other solar array projects, with the goal of reducing municipal electricity costs.

Legal battle and investigation over seized Claremont property ongoing

Claremont — Negotiations between the city and a former Claremont homeowner over the removal of personal property from a seized Windsor Road residence have stalled. Meanwhile, an outside investigation into actions taken by the city to rid the property of the owner’s items remains ongoing.

Ailing Boscawen investor dealt new blow as victim of alleged fraud scam

Earlier this month, Seigars’s financial adviser of a decade, Richard Higgins, was accused of defrauding her and six other mostly elderly local investors out of $890,000.

As Epsom campground faces auction, residents face eviction

Norm Gentry, who has owned the property since 2002, owes more than $111,000 in property taxes to the town dating to 2011, Tax Collector Dawn Blackwell said.

Portsmouth spends $6.5M on hired consultants

PORTSMOUTH – The city has hired 27 consultants during the past two fiscal years for various projects at a cost of $6.5 million, according to city records.

CDC sends alert about nine child cases of muscle weakness and paralysis in Colorado

Health officials know enterovirus can cause paralysis. Published reports count at least two people in the U.S. who were paralyzed and were found to have the virus in their spinal fluid. One was a New Hampshire 5-year-old in 2008; details are scant on the second case, a young adult, which happened many years earlier.

Grafton store sells at auction giving residents hope town will have a store once again

'You just made happy campers in the town of Grafton,' resident Rich Blair said.
'Every town needs a store,' replied Larry Wiley, the new owner.

Monadnock region lands $1.1M Obamacare grant for health initiatives

Healthy Monadnock 2020 is one of 39 of initiatives around the country that will split over $50 million, all funded through the Affordable Care Act.


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