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Primary 2016: Fiorina protests debate snub

Sunday, February 7, 2016

ABC News helped Jim Hodge of Goffstown choose his candidate in Tuesday’s Republican primary, but the network’s news coverage wasn’t what did it. Hodge is voting for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, in part because she was excluded from the network’s GOP debate Saturday night in New Hampshire. “I was pretty sure I was going to vote for her, but …

Rubio under fire in GOP debate

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night’s Republican debate at Saint Anselm …

New Hampshire voters explain how they made up their minds in the 2016 primary

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A historic document dealer and a health care administrator. An Army veteran and a college professor. A retired fire chief and an unemployed professional, looking …

Epsom’s new town office proposal survives two amendment attempts

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The warrant article to build a new town office in Epsom survived two amendment attempts at the deliberative session Saturday, one of which would have effectively killed it. Article 1 seeks to spend about $800,000 – with half …

PolitiFact: Jeb Bush says Americans consume vast majority of addictive painkillers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

“90 percent of all pain medications are prescribed in the United States.” — Jeb Bush on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor -------------- As New Hampshire officials work to contain the …

Republicans circle as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 6, 2016

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns. Jeb Bush …

Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole says Ted Cruz is not a conservative, but ‘an extremist’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been publicly backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush since endorsing him back in November. But after Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses Monday, the former Kansas senator is growing more …

Ray Duckler: The biggest political issue of our times, and few care

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The voter waiting in line to hear Hillary Clinton held the pamphlet crumpled in her hand, unread, destined for the trash. I asked the woman, Melissa Umpierrez of Manchester, for comment on the material given to her by …

Where they stand: Planned Parenthood dispute and abortion rights

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade more than four decades ago, but in 2016, abortion remains a divisive issue. All of the Republican candidates oppose abortion and say they would defund Planned Parenthood. Of the eight remaining candidates, three – Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Ben …

Dems ready for long primary

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond. Clinton and Sanders are both flush …

Shaker Regional School District has proposals to switch to SB 2, raze Gale School

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Shaker Regional School Board will present a warrant that includes articles for a $21,739,870 operational budget, a move to SB 2 town voting, approval of a collective bargaining agreement and $71,000 to raze the Gale School. SAU 80 includes Canterbury Elementary School and Belmont elementary, middle and …

One year after fire, Henniker Highway Department moves into new facility

Friday, February 5, 2016

After a year of questions, some confusion and “miscommunication” between town officials, the Henniker highway garage is reopening with new and refurbished equipment and trucks. A fire destroyed the garage and its entire snow plowing fleet, including five …

Loudon presents 3.5 percent budget increase to voters

Friday, February 5, 2016

Loudon voters are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in the proposed 2016-17 operating budget along with 11 warrant articles. Budget hearings were held Jan. 19 and Wednesday night. There, voters were presented with a budget proposed to total $4,313,713, almost $150,000 higher than last year. Major proposed …