Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water Is Committing ‘Colossal Fraud’

The complaint, which seeks class-action status, claims Poland Spring parent company Nestle Waters North America is actually selling water that doesn’t meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration definition of spring water.

According to its website, Poland Spring water is collected “before it emerges at the surface” as a spring.

The FDA classifies spring water as “derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth”. A class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in a federal court in CT alleges that Poland Spring Water is not actually “100 percent natural spring water” from Maine. | More…

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As Lyme Disease Increases In NH, Researchers Offer Sly Solution

In 2015, according to the most recent data, more than 28,000 people had confirmed cases of Lyme in the country. In New Hampshire, there 436 confirmed cases and another 93 probable. Might not sound like much, but in 2005 that number was a measly 265. Pennsylvania was the hardest-hit state, with 7,351 cases in 2015, compared with 4,287 a decade earlier. That’s a rate of 57.4 infections per 100,000 people.

But a new study may point to a promising approach to fighting the spread of the disease and help explain why it has been on the rise. And it all comes down to foxes. | More…

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Weare man driving 53 mph above speed limit arrested in Hooksett for DWI, marijuana

HOOKSETT — A 22-year-old Weare man faces multiple charges, including aggravated DWI, after police say he was stopped for driving more than 50 miles an hour faster than the posted speed limit.
Robert Blow also is charged with possession and transportation of a controlled drug, reckless driving, and an open container violation. | More…

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Carol Shea-Porter Introduces Censure Letter Against President Donald Trump

New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) introduced a censure resolution in the House of Representatives against President Donald trump for his comments blaming “both sides” for the incident in Charlottesville, VA.

“The United State Congress must formally condemn President Trump for his disgraceful comments about Charlottesville and his failure to clearly repudiate white nationalism,” Shea-Porter said. |More…

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No Violence Reported at Boston ‘Free Speech’ Rally

We might be right to suggest that they were there to exercise their constitutional right. To object to certain speech with their own speech. And I’m sure there were counter-protesters there who came for that reason. But I suspect that the organizers of the counter-protest were hoping to incite violence. | More…

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SAU’s Motion to Dismiss

Instead of simply saying they will give me a public hearing on my complaint, SAU 55 hired a lawyer, instructed him to appear before a hearing officer in Concord, and then write a motion to dismiss.

Here is the motion to dismiss my complaint.  It is seven pages long and argues that the issue isn’t ripe, I don’t have standing, and that the Board of Education doesn’t have jurisdiction over the matter. | More…

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New Hampshire to Get $1 Million in EpiPen Settlement

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will be getting $1 million from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a national settlement.

The company this week finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade — charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government. | More…

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