Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University's fifth president.
Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, starts Jan. 12. He succeeds James Birge, who became president in 2009 and announced his intent to resign last summer.
Card was most recently acting dean of the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He grew up in Holbrook, Massachusetts, and served on Franklin Pierce's board of trustees from 1996 to 2000.
A tentative agreement to sell the assets of a home heating oil company seeking bankruptcy protection has hit a snag.
The agreement would sell the ongoing business of Fred Fuller Oil & Propane to Rymes Propane & Oil. The Telegraph of Nashua reports talks broke down Monday in bankruptcy court over issues related to the Internal Revenue Service's alleged $2.5 million claim against several of Fred Fuller's personal properties.
A 12,600-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Epping, New Hampshire, has not been well received by some selectmen, despite the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in the state.
Selectman Jim McGeough said Monday night that Epping is a bedroom community and isn't the right place for a dispensary. He suggested a location like the Pease International Tradeport or a spot near a hospital would be a better place for it.
The $2 million proposal now goes before the town planning board on Dec. 11.
Norman Collins was famous for tattooing sailors. He hopped trains as a kid, joined the Navy, and set up an ink shop in Honolulu where he earned the nickname "Sailor Jerry". When he died in 1973, he had no idea that one day there'd be a spiced rum with his name on it.
"Here's to life outside the lines. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum."
In 1999, Steve Grasse helped turn Sailor Jerry the man into Sailor Jerry the brand.
Two business owners opposed to the Northern Pass project won't get to pursue their lawsuit against Public Service Company of New Hampshire.
The co-owners of Owl's Nest Resort and Golf Club in Campton and Thornton in northern New Hampshire said news of the proposed a 187-mile electrical transmission line across the state hurt their business. They said when the project was announced in 2010, their sales fell and their business faced bankruptcy.
AAA projects roughly 2 million New Englanders will travel at least 50 miles during Thanksgiving weekend, up about 4 percent from last year.
The increased travel — nationally at its highest level since 2007 — corresponds with the nation's lowest gas prices since that same time.
New Hampshire's gas prices are averaging $2.90 per gallon, lower than the average prices in Maine or Vermont. AAA estimates that nationwide, Americans will travel an average of 549 miles roundtrip for the holiday period, defined as Wednesday through Sunday.
According to the latest study of the so-called Capital Rail Corridor released last night by the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority running commuter rail from Manchester to Boston would cost $246 million dollars, and attract at least 650,000 riders per year.
Many in a standing-room-only audience in Nashua were ready to forge ahead with expanding train service, but the study will likely face a chillier reception in other parts of the state.