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Dartmouth Faculty Move to Organize

A group of faculty at Dartmouth College has organized under the American Association of University Professors. The group is taking aim at three key issues: reforming the tenure process, increasing job security and workplace rights for adjunct professors, and securing academic freedom. The effort began last fall after Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon moved to distance the college from public statements made by Professor Mark Bray, said Annelise Orleck, a history professor at the college and one...

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The Manchester VA Medical Center and the Nashua YMCA are partnering to expand yoga, tai chi, nutrition, reiki meditation and other whole health programs to veterans.

The partnership is funded by a $360,000 dollar grant from the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

Dr. Romy Valdez is a VA Clinical Psychologist. He says it's part of an effort to change the way doctors think bout treating the whole veteran, "not just the parts of them that are diseased and in pain, but looking at how we can service the veteran so that they can feel self-empowered."

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Beer brewed from a 200-year-old recipe will be served outside the New Hampshire Statehouse as part of the building's bicentennial celebration.

The building opened in June 1819, but the golden eagle was put atop the dome about a year earlier in July 1818. To mark that occasion, a commission that has been organizing bicentennial events is hosting a reading of the 13 toasts that were written at the time.

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New Hampshire authorities have found a body that they believe to be a woman who has been missing for four days, and her son has been arrested in Virginia on a charge of stealing her vehicle.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said the body was found in Canterbury on Monday afternoon and is believed to be that of 51-year-old Frances Nash, of Chichester. Her vehicle was previously reported missing and was found Wednesday in Canterbury.

An autopsy was scheduled.

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A New Hampshire prep school has hired an interim principal to succeed its departing leader, who helped respond to allegations of sexual abuse against former staff members and students.

Phillips Exeter Academy said Monday that Bill Rawson will be interim principal. Lisa MacFarlane said in February that she would return to the University of New Hampshire after three years of leading the school.

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The USS Manchester, a U.S. Navy combat ship, will be commissioned Saturday in Portsmouth.

The commissioning ceremony for the USS Manchester Littoral Combat Ship on May 26 will be at the New Hampshire State Pier, aka the state Port Authority.

 

Both sides in the case of a Vermont man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother are sparring over whether the case could continue in New Hampshire.

Nathan Carman, who represented himself Monday, also said he needed more time to raise money for an attorney.

Carman has been called a suspect in the 2013 shooting death of real estate developer John Chakalos in Connecticut. No one's been arrested.

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Rising costs and limited markets are putting pressure on the recycling business in New Hampshire and the rest of the region.

At the Northeast Resource Recovery Association's conference in Manchester this week, China is high on the list of worries.

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A group of faculty at Dartmouth College has organized under the American Association of University Professors.

The group is taking aim at three key issues: reforming the tenure process, increasing job security and workplace rights for adjunct professors, and securing academic freedom.

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Union workers at the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will return to work tomorrow, after a two-week strike.

The utility says its board of directors voted unanimously Monday to approve the workers' new contract. 

 

Eighty-three co-op employees are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 

 

They ratified the new contract last week. It addressed a dispute over who should control future changes to workers' pensions. 

 

It marks the end of the IBEW's first strike in 30 years in New Hampshire and Maine.

 

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A new survey of New Hampshire's younger residents seeks to understand what attracts -- and what deters -- this age group from sticking with the Granite State.

 

Researchers polled 420 people between the ages of 20 and 40. Only 19 percent of respondents said they definitely would not leave the state in the next two years and lack of affordable housing was a key concern.

 

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