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Supreme Court Accepts Eversource Appeal on Northern Pass Rejection

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has accepted Eversource’s appeal of the state’s rejection of its Northern Pass project. The court has not yet scheduled the oral argument.

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The University of New Hampshire School of Law says it will launch a first-of-its-kind certificate program on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

 

UNH Law Professor Tonya Evans developed the program. She's a self-professed blockchain enthusiast in her spare time and says she appreciates efforts from businesses in the Portsmouth area to bring bitcoin transactions into the mainstream.

 

RR Auction

 

Anyone who can't make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth.

A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more during online bidding that runs from Thursday until Oct. 18.

 

Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.

Years later, it's no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly illicit growers are helping cultivate it. The buyers no longer are unlawful dealers or dubious medical dispensaries; it's the Canadian government.

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State environmental officials will update Merrimack-area residents Wednesday night about progress on cleaning up PFAS chemical contamination around the Saint Gobain factory.

 

They will give a status report on work to connect residents with contaminated wells to public water. And they will talk about long-term plans to monitor contamination and regulate air emissions at the factory. 

 

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Legislators want to talk to federal officials about paying for hiker rescues in the White Mountain National Forest.

But the head of the state Department of Fish & Game isn't optimistic that will solve his agency’s money problems.

Fish & Game executive director Glenn Normandeau says half of the state's search-and-rescue operations are for hikers -- largely in the White Mountains.

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New Hampshire’s Sierra Club endorsed more than 100 candidates for state offices Tuesday.

The Sierra Club is endorsing dozens of State House candidates, but only three candidates for state Senate. Only one incumbent senator made the list - Sen. Jay Kahn of Keene. That's partly because a vast majority of sitting senators threw their support earlier this year behind the new Liberty Utilities gas pipeline proposal called Granite Bridge.

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Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan were in Manchester on Tuesday to discuss a major opioid bill awaiting President Trump's signature.

The U.S. Senate passed the sweeping legislation, called the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, last week. 

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Governor Chris Sununu joined education and law enforcement officials at the State House Tuesday to announce the availability of an app which seeks to increase school safety.

 

Nashua-based Ping4 Inc. CEO Jim Bender says his company is making its emergency communication system free to all New Hampshire schools.

 

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1st Congressional District candidates Chris Pappas (D) and Eddie Edwards (R) meet before a live audience at New Hampshire Public Radio's Concord studio. Edwards is a former police chief and Navy veteran, Pappas is an executive councilor and restaurant owner.  The forum covers issues ranging from health care and the opioid crisis, to the economy and guns. 

Hosted by Laura Knoy and NHPR political reporter Lauren Chooljian.

Nashua PD

Nashua police say a Hudson woman was arrested Friday for allegedly placing a molotov cocktail under a car.

Karen Dowling, 31, was charged with a Class B felony after officers responded to a residence Sept. 12 and located the bottle bomb device under the vehicle, police said.

Dowling is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 25 in Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua.

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