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EDITORIAL
Guess the American public is not too concerned about gas guzzlers killing the planet.
JOHN STOSSEL
Must government build our infrastructure?
EDITORIAL
Clearly, those of us who insist there is no such thing as a free lunch have been wrong all these years.
JAMES T. BRETT
We won't grow as much if we ignore our transportation infrastructure.
BY MARK HAYWARD NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
Last fall, trees that shielded about a dozen highway-side homes and backyards on the West Side near Interstate 293 were cut as part of a $26.2 million highway construction project.
EDITORIAL
A feel-good cell phone ban will inconvenience drivers without necessarily improving safety.

All U.S. airlines ordered to stop flying to Tel Aviv

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The Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport after a rocket strike was reported one mile from the Israeli airport Tuesday...

Solutions sought in rectifying traffic backups in Meredith

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There is hope, once again, for a solution to the downtown Meredith traffic problem that often results in backups on both sides of the downtown intersection for miles.

Salem woman had met 1 victim from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

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A Salem woman who previously worked for Save the Children said the loss of a prominent AIDS researcher on board the downed Malaysian airliner has rocked the worldwide community of those combating the...

Study to design gateway into Nashua approved

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Marking the arrival of the city with a profound gateway into the city is the goal of a newly-approved study.

Internet scam targets E-ZPass users

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Scammers are using the NH E-ZPass logo in an email to con unsuspecting residents into giving the scammers access to their computers and, ultimately, bank accounts.

Future of I-93 Exit 4A debated

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Councilor Al Dimmock called the Exit 4A project “an albatross,” while state Sen. Jim Rausch defended the proposal as necessary for the region during a Tuesday night Council meeting.

Afternoon commuter traffic picks up during road work on Interstate 93 North at Exit 3 in Windham on Wednesday.

Revenue from gas tax increase ramps up paving state highways

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The recent 4.2 cent gas tax increase is already paying dividends for the state's highways and bridges.

Drainage work could turn Lebanon road into one-way

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City Council has been asked to adopt a new ordinance that would change Dulac Street from a two-way street to a one-way street.

NH DOT: Derry's portion for Exit 4A project capped at $5m

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The cost of Derry's portion of the approximately $52 million Exit 4A project would be capped at $5 million, officials said during a state Department of Transportation presentation at the Town...

Vanity plate rules seek balance

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Officials have begun processing about 2,000 backlogged vanity license plate requests after suspending applications two months ago following a court ruling.

Derry: I-93 widening update tonight

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New Hampshire Department of Transportation representatives are scheduled to give an update on the Interstate 93 widening project at the Town Council's Tuesday night meeting.

NH traffic deaths take sharp decline

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The number of roadway deaths as of Friday this year totals 40, a hopeful sign that efforts to reduce the 135 people killed in 2013 are working, the state's highway safety coordinator said Thursday.

Hudson bridge project on hold for at least another year

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Selectmen unanimously rejected the sole project bid they received after it came in $300,000 higher than expected.

GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax

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A month-old article paraphrasing U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen as supporting a federal gas tax increase has her campaign suddenly facing Republican Party criticism that she is attempting to conceal her...

Construction to begin on new I-93 Exit 5 travel plaza

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Slated to open in late 2014 or early 2015, the plaza will feature a new NH Liquor & Wine outlet, a Red Arrow Diner, convenience store and gas station.

Court grants Manchester police OK for federally-funded sobriety roadblock

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Manchester Police have obtained court approval of a sobriety checkpoint Friday and Saturday.

This “two-faced truck” — actually two Ford F150's whose cabs were spliced together – continues to generate interest at Macdonald Motors in Center Conway.

Conway car dealer turns heads with two-faced truck

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Macdonald Motors has some snazzy new Fords and Lincolns on its lot, but arguably its most eye-catching, and head-scratching ride is an old pick-up truck that, even when going backwards, is always...

Four-car crash on I-93 South in Canterbury causing delays

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CANTERBURY - New Hampshire State Police are currently at the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving four cars on Interstate 93 southbound, at mile marker 49.8 in Canterbury.

State to sell building to Concord

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Executive Council approves sales of building to Concord, approves Medicaid expansion contract and planning process for Route 101 expansion.

State ends fiscal 2014 with $5.8 million revenue surplus

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Revenues are on target for fiscal year 2014, but business and interest and dividend taxes pose a problem in coming year.

 NH Angle
Links to news and happenings around the world with a Granite State connection updated daily.

0 Portsmouth to require rogue cabbies to 'explain themselves'

0 Risks and rewards of illegal parking lots at Hampton Beach

0 Merrimack motorists celebrate end of Exit 12 toll collection

0 No sign of plane that went missing over Lake Champlain in 1971

0 Falling on deaf ears: I-95 neighbors plead for noise relief

0 Insure a teen driver in New Hampshire and your rates will more than double

0 New push for train station in Exeter

0 Helicopter noise has Portsmouth officials buzzing

0 Brattleboro love ode: Bridge painter revealed 36 years later

0 Tall ships to visit Portsmouth: Privateer Lynx and Mystic to arrive soon

0 State seizes mystery yacht abandoned in Hampton

0 Top Gear star Richard Hammond whizzes into Carmarthenshire on a Segway

0 NH has $2M in 'water protection' grants to dole out to mitigate I-93 widening

0 Pan Am official: Rail 'quiet zones' Portsmouth would like are a safety hazard

0 With new rule, N.H. DMV lifts temporary ban on new vanity plates

0 New Hampshire cracks down on extreme speeding

0 Inside the retro world of the caf racer

0 Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

0 Construction cuts cable in Boston, knocks NH Public TV off air

0 MDOT engineer says targeted price of new Portsmouth span is $172M

0 Lawmakers urge Amtrak Downeaster improvements

0 Wilton: Lack of communication in restoration of historic traffic signal

0 State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

0 Federal funding for culvert replacement denied, Hassan appeals to Obama

0 Conway sign ordinance has businesses employing gaudy alternatives

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