Firms reach $7.8-million settlement over allegations of selling fetal tissue

Two bioscience companies have reached a $7.785-million settlement with the Orange County district attorney’s office over allegations that they illegally sold fetal tissue to companies around the world, prosecutors said Friday. |Read more at the LA Times

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New Hampshire senator leads charge to strengthen state’s right-to-know law

Sen. Bob Giuda, R-Warren, introduced the legislation last month after chairing a study commission charged with simplifying the appeal process for citizens seeking records from public agencies. Currently, the only way for a citizen to appeal an agency’s right-to-know decision is through Superior Court, which involves a $400 filing fee and the prospect of thousands of dollars in legal fees. | More at Watchdog.org NH

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Guilty verdicts in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Great Dane case

A New Hampshire court convicted Christina Fay of animal cruelty following the rescue of 84 Great Danes from a commercial breeding operation Fay managed out of her Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, mansion. | Keep Reading at the Humane Society.org

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Keene State professor files suit against city over students’ right-to-know requests

A Keene State College journalism professor has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging staff improperly denied right-to-know requests filed by several students.

Marianne Salcetti teaches a public affairs reporting class that tasks students with filing requests for public information under New Hampshire’s right-to-know law, RSA 91-A. *|Keep Reading at the Keene Sentinel

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Alleged booze baron from Flushing busted for smuggling liquor from New Hampshire to New York

In all, police recovered 757 liters of liquor, equal to about 1,600 pints. The state Taxation Department estimated that Chen evaded at least $1,288 in New York state liquor taxes by doing his shopping out of state. | Read More at QNS.com

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50% Increase in Border Patrol Apprehensions Along NY-VT-NH Borders

For the fiscal year that ended in September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 449 people were apprehended in the Swanton sector, which covers the whole state of Vermont, plus six counties in northern New York and three counties in northern New Hampshire. | More at Burlington Free Press

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Eversource Serves Cease & Desist Letter on the Environmental Defense Fund

Eversource Energy today put the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on notice that the company will pursue legal action if EDF doesn’t halt its false and defamatory statements regarding Eversource’s gas purchasing practices. | More at InDepthNH

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