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Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. But revelations that she sidestepped the government email system as secretary of state suggest she may have a ways to go to make good on that pledge. To some Democrats, the controversy has raised concerns that Clinton’s all-but-certain campaign will be hampered by …

Ringling Bros. to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

Friday, March 6, 2015

Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, “a massive 12-foot African …

Iranian role in fighting ISIS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Iran’s growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks …

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

Friday, March 6, 2015

Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year-old teacher, from a treatment center yesterday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola-free. “I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy going …

Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

Friday, March 6, 2015

It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias yesterday – and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it. …

Report: Mars once had a sea larger than the Arctic ocean

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mars once had enough water to cover the entire planet, according to research published yesterday in the journal Science. But based on analysis of the planet’s surface, it’s more likely that the planet had most of its liquid water in one ocean that covered 20 percent of the …

Newbury: No loud noises expected at town meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Newbury’s warrant includes an article seeking to change the town ordinance on fireworks. From a contentious standpoint, though, no fireworks are expected at the annual town meeting, scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mount Sunapee Spruce Lodge. So says Dennis Pavlicek, Newbury’s longtime town administrator. “I don’t …

Meredith: Board of selectmen to be overhauled in wake of roundabout vote

Thursday, March 5, 2015

If town meeting season seems a little lackluster this year in Meredith, it might be because much of the excitement just passed. Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to consider several electoral openings, including an eight-person race for two selectman seats. And that night, they will decide …

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, slams into fence near bay

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm yesterday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of …

Sutton: Warrant contains ‘nothing inflammatory’

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Residents in Sutton will be asked to approve road repairs, a new police cruiser and a $2.09 million operating budget at town meeting. They will also vote for a new selectman. The proposed operating budget is up $50,725, or 2.5 percent, from last year’s proposed budget. Of that …

Shaker District proposes two new positions to run full-day kindergarten

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New health insurance costs have contributed to a slightly larger proposed Shaker Regional School District budget this year. Voters will consider a $21.14 million operating budget, up $93,666 – or 0.48 percent – from last year at tonight’s meeting. The budget includes $110,000 for a new teacher and …

Merrimack Valley School District $38.9 million budget passes; survives motion to cut

Thursday, March 5, 2015

For the second straight year, a group of familiar budget hawks tried to cut the Merrimack Valley School District budget at the annual meeting. For the second straight year, their efforts failed. Voters in a packed Merrimack Valley High School last night eventually approved the $38.9 million budget …

Advocates testify in favor of increased domestic violence prevention funding

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nearly four years have passed since Michael Renkert lost his youngest daughter to a gunshot from her 22-year-old husband outside their Penacook home. And today, Renkert is neither bitter nor filled with rage. Instead, he told lawmakers yesterday, …