H/rain
56°
H/rain
Hi 68° | Lo 57°

Mayday PAC releases satirical ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Mayday PAC, a group aiming to get big money out of politics, released its first television ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens. And it recruited the satirical candidate “Honest Gil” to do it. The 30-second satirical ad features character Gil Fulbright, who criticizes Rubens for trying to stop corruption in Washington. The ad begins airing this … 0

Report: Havenstein owes about $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein owes Maryland roughly $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken, according to a report by WMUR. The issue centers … 3

Concord residents air grievances about troubled properties

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The property on Washington Street. The one on Jackson Street. The other on Union, and on North State, and on Wall, and South Spring and … 2

Feltes has financial edge over Ardinger, reports show

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story has been updated to include the financial details of candidates Jerry Little in District 8 and Maureen Raiche Manning in District 16. The amount of cash on hand in state Sen. David Boutin’s report has also been corrected. ------------------------------------------------------------ Less … 0

PHOTO: Fair equips students for school at Rundlett in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Students picking up their packets for the new school year at Rundlett Middle School in Concord could also pick up a new backpack, a full lunch bag, clothing, school supplies, toiletries and books at the Ready to Learn … 1

First financial filing: Hassan outraises Republican competition

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s re-election campaign has already raised more than $2 million, a sum greater than both of her Republican challengers combined. The gubernatorial candidates’ first financial reports became available yesterday, providing insight into each of the campaigns’ financial health and how the candidates have spent money thus … 0

Ayotte urges president to develop stronger strategy to respond to Islamic State

Thursday, August 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte yesterday called the murder of Rochester native James Foley by Islamic militants “completely barbaric.” “It frankly reaffirms what I understand, which is that this group is a threat not just to the sovereignty of Iraq but very much a threat to the United States … 0

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The extremists of the Islamic State have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. The strategy is aimed at terrorizing opponents at home and winning recruits abroad. But there are increasing signs of … 0

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes yesterday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Obama vowed relentless … 4

Pittsfield weighs adopting town cemetery that, technically, isn’t

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Donald Fife has lived in Pittsfield his whole life. His favorite place after 64 years? Not Drake Park, not the view overlooking the Suncook River, not the top of the hill on the way into town along Main … 2

Latest polls show tight races ahead for Kuster and Shea-Porter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The enthusiasm gap between likely Republican and Democratic voters has narrowed as the Sept. 9 primary inches closer and polling shows tight races for the state’s incumbent politicians, according to the UNH Polling Center. Republicans are still more likely to be extremely or very interested in the election … 1

Havenstein, Hemingway spar over Medicaid expansion, economic growth, personal character

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Walt Havenstein and Andrew Hemingway sparred over their stances on Medicaid expansion and economic growth yesterday in a radio debate, which became tense when the topic strayed to personal character. Radio personality Jack Heath and … 1

Homeless man fights Hudson’s panhandling crackdown

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The town of Hudson’s officials and police officers are violating the free-speech rights of the poor and the homeless by harassing and arresting panhandlers who use signs to solicit handouts, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union said yesterday in a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed against the town in … 3