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Sanborn Says 'Crass Language' Spurred 2013 Senate Inquiry: 'If That's News, So Be It'

Republican State Senator and 1st District Congressional Candidate Andy Sanborn has acknowledged his use of “crass language” in early 2013 prompted an internal review involving the Senate’s legal counsel and then-Senate President.

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  The Safe Station program launched by the Manchester Fire Department to help combat opioid addiction has inspired a similar program in Providence, R.I.

The Associated Press reports that Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a plan Monday to open 12 stations at fire houses around his city.

Fashioned after the program in Manchester, the model is designed to help connect addicts with available treatment services.

The Safe Stations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Providence will launch its program Jan. 2.


Nashua could soon lose 11 recovery beds for people battling drug addiction. That’s if the nonprofit that runs the beds doesn’t get the money needed to keep them open.

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Republican State Senator and 1st District Congressional Candidate Andy Sanborn has acknowledged his use of “crass language” in early 2013 prompted an internal review involving the Senate’s legal counsel and then-Senate President.

President Trump has formally told NASA to send U.S. astronauts back to the moon.

"The directive I'm signing today will refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery," he said.

Standing at the president's side as he signed "Space Policy Directive 1" on Monday was Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, one of the last two humans to ever walk on the moon, in a mission that took place 45 years ago this week.

North Country Greenhouse Project Delayed

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A pair of high-tech greenhouses that were expected to bring 80 jobs to the North Country has been delayed.

North Country Growers executive Marguerite Piret described the project at a planning board meeting earlier this year.

“The acreage will be approximately 10.3 acres of salad greens and about 9.5 of tomatoes.”

That means about 8 million pounds of tomatoes and 15 million heads of lettuce a year would be grown in water blended with nutrients, Piret said. The produce would be picked fresh and delivered the next day to stores and restaurants in New England.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. - There is a winter storm warning for central and northern New Hampshire on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the southern tier.

Some projected snow totals include:

Berlin: 6-12 inches, Laconia, 3-7 inches, Lebanon, 4-6 inches, North Conway, 6-11 inches, and Plymouth, 4--9 inches.

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

New York City police say the suspect in Monday morning's explosion in a subway station tunnel near Times Square was wearing an improvised explosive device and that he suffered burns after it was detonated. Three other people sustained minor injuries.

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The Manchester veterans' hospital will use a federal grant to give veterans access to yoga, meditation and other complementary health practices.

The program, called "Healing Into Wholeness" will start next spring. Participants will work with "Whole Health" coaches and peer support groups to create personal health inventories. Yoga, massage, biofeedback and other practices will be offered at the medical center or in other communities.

The Environmental Protection Agency has named 21 contaminated sites across the country, including one in Nashua, where it aims to make quick progress on cleanup or redevelopment.

Mohawk Tannery is an old leather processing facility on the Nashua River. It was open until the 1980s, and used to dump chromium and zinc into the water.


Members of the public will get another chance to weigh in this week on a new proposal to raise the state’s highway tolls.


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