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Eversource Loses Bid To Buy Connecticut Water Company

Eversource has lost a bid to buy a major water company in Connecticut. Shareholders at Connecticut Water voted overwhelmingly Friday to merge with California-based SJW Group. Eversource was competing with SJW to make the acquisition. The energy giant argued they'd offer more local control and a complementary service area. It would have been the company's second foray into the water business . Last year, Eversource purchased Aquarion, the biggest private water company in New England. An...

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New Hampshire authorities say they believe a man fatally shot his wife in the head at their home, and then put a gun to his own head, killing himself.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said that police arriving at the Hooksett home Thursday afternoon found a written will in the room where the couple was found.

A Conval Regional High School student allegedly involved in a school shooting threat last week is being held without bond in a Manchester jail.

According to police, Anthony Wheeler of Antrim posted a picture on Snapchat last week of another Conval student dressed up like one of the Columbine school shooters and holding guns.

A caption read: "Don’t go to school on Wednesday."

Police have not revealed whether the guns in the photo were real, but all district schools were closed on Wednesday as a result.

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New Hampshire stores that sell e-cigarettes are reacting to the Food and Drug Administration’s sweeping proposals to limit teen vaping.

The crackdown comes after a national report revealed a nearly 80 percent increase in the number of high-schoolers who vape.

The age minimim for buying vape juice and e-cigarette technology is 18, but many underage users get access to it.  

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Eversource has lost a bid to buy a major water company in Connecticut. Shareholders at Connecticut Water voted overwhelmingly Friday to merge with California-based SJW Group.

Eversource was competing with SJW to make the acquisition. The energy giant argued they'd offer more local control and a complementary service area.

Police in Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, and Concord are joining forces on Saturday to host a "Youth Forum for New Americans."

The event is the first time the police have organized this kind of event for young people, specifically targetting immigrants and refugees.

John Marasco is an Administrative Major with the New Hampshire State Police. He says the afternoon is meant to build relationships between the police and new Americans, particularly those who have had bad experiences with law enforcement in the past.

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Former Manchester lawmaker Peter Sullivan appeared disappointed but undeterred after losing Thursday's House Democratic Caucus nomination for Secretary of State, despite receiving just 3 percent of the vote.

A Snow Day In Thornton

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Sean Hurley

Classes were canceled at hundreds of schools across the state today – but not everyone in the school system got the day off, as NHPR’s Sean Hurley reports from his hometown in Thornton.

Eric Tyrrell got the call at 5:15 this morning.  No school at Thornton Central. Not for the kids or teachers anyway. But as the Facilities Director at the school, this was a wakeup call.  Time to go to work.

When it comes to restaurants, most folks think about celebrity chefs, newly-opened spots or the latest food trends. But what do we know about the people that work within them? On today's show, we're looking inside the service industry, and specifically, the practice of tipping. And we'll try to answer the question: what type of culture does tipping create? 

A prison chaplain in Berlin is facing federal charges after prosecutors say he smuggled contraband into a correctional facility.

Joseph Buenviaji, 53, appeared in federal court in Concord on Thursday, where he faces bribery and contraband charges. According to an affidavit, Buenviaji cooperated with Justice Department investigators, admitting that he smuggled cell phones, marijuana, Suboxone and ketamine into the men’s prison in Berlin.

In exchange, Buenviaji received approximately $15,000 in cash.

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The winter storm has prompted numerous school districts in New Hampshire to postpone the start of school today.

School districts that have closed due to the weather include Laconia, Lebanon, Nashua, Governor Wentworth, Sunapee, Timberlane and Derry Cooperative schools.

Concord, Manchester, Kearsarge Regional, Dunbarton and Bow are among those with two-hour delays.

A winter storm warning is in effect until 1 p.m.

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