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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.

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.

Shaheen: Highway, bridge repairs vital to NH economy

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., joined other New Hampshire officials in Windham Tuesday where she pressed for continued funding for the National Highway Trust Fund and support for infrastructure...

Protesters decry 4.2-cent increase to statewide gas tax

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Protestors express concern for business owners and consumers.

Casino referendum in Mass. seen as having no NH impact

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A Massachusetts referendum on casino gambling is not likely to sway expanded gaming's fate in New Hampshire, supporters and opponents say.

This New Hampshire Department of Transportation truck was part of the repair effort Thursday on the eastbound lane of Route 112 in Woodstock after a flash flood undermined several hundred feet of the roadway. Repairs will take several days, according to NHDOT officials, although one lane will remain open for traffic.

Some damage, no injuries when more than 7 inches of rain falls on Lost River area

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The Cleveland family had a real North Country camping experience Thursday, including a little adventure -- courtesy of the rain-swollen Lost River -- a little food -- courtesy of a local restaurant...

Gov. Hassan in Turkey: Trade mission opening more doors

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Additional Turkish businesses have reached out to the New Hampshire delegation during a trade mission to that country, according to Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Snow covers the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace this past February. The shrine, which features more than 50 marble and granite sculptures, including scenes depicting the birth, life and crucifixion of Jesus, as well as one of praying motorcycle riders, is slated to close on July 1 due to decreased attendance and financial support.

Colebrook shrine known for 'Blessing of the Bikes' closing July 1

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace – which has been known as both a place for quiet contemplation as well as the roar of motorcycles during its annual “Blessing of the Bikes” event...

Toll collection at Merrimack's Exit 12 to stop next month

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After years of seeking toll relief in Merrimack, one of three toll plazas will stop collecting change in mid-July.

MTA bus fare will increase to $2 next week; workers' health costs cited

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A single-ticket ride on Manchester Transit Authority buses will go up 50 cents to $2 next week, the first fare increase in five years, the MTA director said.

CDC survey looks at risky teen behavior

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Some of the more traditional avenues of risky behavior by teenagers are on the decline, but advances in technology have only led to more reasons for parents and teens to worry.

Commuters return from Boston on a Boston Express Bus at the station in Nashua in this 2008 photo.

Subsidy OK'd for thriving bus line

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Boston Express Bus, Inc., which provides subsidized commuter bus service to Boston, will receive about $5 million in new federal subsidies to continue providing the service through fiscal year 2017.

NH senators among those seeking to protect motorcyclists’ rights

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U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Wednesday introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban...

UPS facility in Londonderry could mean $500,000 in annual TIF revenues

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Londonderry could stand to earn an estimated $570,000 in annual Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues once the UPS/Pratt & Whitney distribution center gets built on Pettengill Road.

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

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0 NH driver involved in multi-vehicle wreck yielding viral photo

0 72 license plates rejected by the New Hampshire DMV

0 Construction at Hooksett rest area is 'months' ahead of schedule

0 Dover, NH, man arrested after driving in Kansas soybean field for 40 minutes, surfing on car hood

0 Nova Star ferry service disrupted 2 days by Hurricane Arthur; expects to sail Saturday night

0 Segway to Use 3D Printers in Production of Segway PTs

0 Police cant tell who had right-of-way in crash involving deputy sheriff

0 State reports progress in high-chloride watersheds

0 NH state, local agencies team up for off-road enforcement

0 Shaheen lauds $5.5B in spending called for in SAFE Bridges Act

0 N.H. infrastructure construction projects continue rebound in May

0 NHDOT suspends issuing new vanity plates in wake of court ruling on censorship

0 Plane bound for Manchester makes emergency landing in Nashville after cockpit fills with smoke

0 New Boston man killed in Maine motorcycle accident, passenger injured

0 Rail work in Durham forces Downeaster cancellations

0 Video: New Hampshire National Guard ships equipment in preparation for training exercises

0 $278K grant for 300-feet of pipe under Ammonoosuc River replacing water main suspended from Northumberland covered bridge

0 While Portsmouth pushes safety appeal to block project, area fire chiefs say they can handle propane trains

0 Fiery crash snarls traffic on I-95 in Portsmouth

0 DOT honcho says huge gas tax increase is great

0 Memorial Bridge illumination project complete in Portsmouth

0 Tiny Windham brook could cost I-93 widening project a lane

0 Concord Coach receives $240K federal handout to cover half the cost of providing service to North Country

0 Dublin officials seeking input on quintupling of parking fine proposed by new chief

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