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Henniker residents will vote on an increased budget for school district

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Henniker residents will be asked to approve a $7.51 million budget – about a 5 percent increase over last year’s budget – at the school district meeting next week. Changes that increased this year’s budget, up from last year’s $7.17 million budget, include contracts for teachers and support staff, insurance, retirement and tuition, among other mandated drivers, raising the budget …

N.H. Congressional delegation asks for more meetings on Kinder Morgan pipeline

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The New Hampshire Congressional delegation is requesting that energy-developer Kinder Morgan hold a second round of open house meetings to inform residents about 70 miles …

Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A woman who told the police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded …

Netanyahu: Speech not intended as a show of disrespect to Obama

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that his planned address to Congress scheduled for today is not meant to signal any disrespect for President Obama, nor to insert political partisanship into the U.S.-Israel relationship. “Never has so …

Westerners head to Iraq to fight as Christian warriors against Islamic State

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

In a smoky living room in a makeshift military headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, Brett, a former U.S serviceman with tattoos of Jesus etched on his forearms, explains how he hopes to help to keep the church bells of Iraq ringing. “Jesus tells us what …

Group that encourages education, jobs, honors Shaheen

Monday, March 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was honored by the New Hampshire Jobs for America’s Graduates. The group encourages the success of young people in the state by reducing school dropouts and promoting educational success. The group gave its leadership award to Shaheen yesterday in Concord for her dedication to …

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman kicks off fundraiser for New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is hopeful the U.S. Senate will soon pass energy efficiency legislation he co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, which was defeated last year. The bill would call for a national energy efficiency strategy and …

Ayotte, Shaheen call for House to take up ‘clean’ DHS funding bill

Monday, March 2, 2015

Congress narrowly avoided a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by passing a one-week funding bill Friday, as reported by the Associated Press. Now, though, the clock is ticking as a new funding deadline approaches at …

Liberty Forum kicks off in Manchester on Thursday with a host of freedom-oriented events

Monday, March 2, 2015

For people considering moving to New Hampshire with the Free State Project, especially those coming from warmer climates, the primary complaints are about the harsh winters. As the eighth Liberty Forum begins in Manchester on Thursday, with dozens …

Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers

Monday, March 2, 2015

Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking …

Gilmanton voters at odds over money for year-round library

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanging above the children’s section at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library was a banner, strung together with Scotch tape and decorated with bright colors. “KEEP OUR LIBRARY OPEN,” it reads. The sign is dotted with the signatures of its …

Downtown: Concord Homeless Resource Center plans move to North Main Street

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Martin Murray can’t seem to catch a break. Murray, 55, has applied for more than 400 jobs since he lost his sales position in 2013, to no avail. He wakes up every morning in the basement shelter at …

February misses record cold in Concord by 0.1 degrees

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last month will go down as the second-coldest February in Concord’s recorded history. If not for the sunny afternoon Saturday, it could have been the absolute coldest. A group of meteorologists for the National Weather Service in Gray, …