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Hey Amazon, You're Invited to Londonderry, New Hampshire

Will a former apple orchard in Londonderry be home to Amazon’s next headquarters? New Hampshire state officials on Wednesday released their proposal to lure the online retail giant's new “HQ2” to the state, putting forward the 603-acre mixed use development called Woodmont Commons as the best option. At an event in Concord, Sununu says Londonderry (population: 24,129) offers all the perks of a city like Boston (population: 673,184), but none of the headaches. “Without the traffic, without the...

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The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will celebrate women composers Saturday night with a concert featuring works exclusively by female artists. The show, titled “Music, She Wrote…,” is one of several social-justice oriented performances this season at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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New court documents reveal how a former Franklin Pierce University professor and her son say they obtained valuable works of art. Those paintings, by the New York-based artist Leon Golub, were then sold to a collector who claims they are forgeries.

This story first broke last year, centering the art world’s attention on an unlikely location: Rindge, New Hampshire. NHPR’s Todd Bookman joins Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley for an update on the case.

A New Hampshire House committee has rejected the late filing of a bill that would have banned so-called "bump stocks" like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman to mimic the action of fully automatic guns.

Democratic Rep. Steve Shurtleff, of Concord, proposed the bill to ban the devices that helped Stephen Paddock kill 58 and wound hundreds in Las Vegas. He sought permission to introduce it, even though the Sept. 22 deadline already had passed.

Former Stafford County Attorney Lincoln Soldati announced Wednesday that he is running as a Democratic candidate for New Hampshire’s 1st District House seat.

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter announced in early October that she will not run for reelection, leaving the seat open.

The Portsmouth native and former mayor of Somersworth said he plans to run a grassroots campaign, and will refuse any contributions from corporate PACs or DC lobbyists.

The opioid crisis, affordable healthcare and criminal justice reform are among the issues he will focus on.

Work continues in Berlin as NHPR replaces its existing radio tower with a more modern piece of equipment.

The old tower came down Oct. 16 to make way for a new one. 

The new tower is designed to provide North Country listeners on WECV in the Berlin area with service for years to come.

NHPR's Director of Information Technology William Nichols shot this video as the tower toppled down. 

The tower, which stood 260 feet, was brought down by removing specific guy wires so that it would fall almost precisely where crews wanted it.

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The Town of Newport is looking to join a growing list of New Hampshire communities turning to solar energy to power local municipal buildings.

Voters will decide at their town meeting in March whether to approve a deal with Norwich Solar Technologies. Under the agreement, the company would cover all research, development, construction and maintenance costs in exchange for the ability to benefit from federal tax credits, said Newport Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg.

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The two leading organizations serving the homeless in Manchester are joining forces.

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Will a former apple orchard in Londonderry be home to Amazon’s next headquarters?

New Hampshire state officials on Wednesday released their proposal to lure the online retail giant's new “HQ2” to the state, putting forward the 603-acre mixed use development called Woodmont Commons as the best option.

At an event in Concord, Sununu says Londonderry (population: 24,129) offers all the perks of a city like Boston (population: 673,184), but none of the headaches.

People who rent out their homes through AirBnb in New Hampshire will soon have less paperwork to deal with.

Lodging booked through AirBnb is subject to the state’s rooms & meals tax just like any hotel.

Up until now, anyone using AirBnB to rent out a room or other space in their home has had to do things hotel owners have to do – get a tax license, collect the right amount of tax from each rental, and then submit that to the state each month.

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A Senate advisory commission next month will choose to fund several major projects improving drinking water across New Hampshire communities.

More than $200 million from a settlement with Exxon-Mobil over MTBE contamination has been set aside for funding these projects.

Robert Scott is the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services. He’s also on the Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him about issues with drinking water in the state.


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