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Future of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce is unclear

Monday, September 22, 2014

Most chamber of commerce meetings center on discussions of networking, event planning and marketing. The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday night focused on whether the chamber even has a future. “The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce has reached a crossroad. It has become increasingly difficult to find people who are willing and able to serve on the Chamber … 0

Downtown: Hoping customers will follow suit, Main Street businesses back Discover Downtown campaign

Monday, September 22, 2014

In Things are Cooking on North Main Street, a cluster of customers stared at the coffee maker with equal parts confusion and curiosity. They peered … 3

Global marches draw attention to climate change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan yesterday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth – in stride with demonstrators around the world … 1

Health care is often the biggest expense in retirement, and the hardest to predict

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retirement: their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees – as well as the cost – often falls on family … 1

Democrats criticize Republican candidates at party dinner in Concord

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over traditional fare of turkey and apple cider, Democrats used a party-organized dinner last night as an opportunity to attack Republicans running in this November’s election. “It’s very clear that this is a critical election and that there … 3

Roll call

Saturday, September 20, 2014

By Voterama in Congress Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Friday. House U.S. SUPPORT OF SYRIAN REBELS: The House on Wednesday voted 273 for and 156 against to authorize the U.S. government to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels … 0

Hayfield is test ground for crop-soil health

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Researchers are testing the use of cover crops such as grasses and legumes on a 1-acre hayfield in Dover to help farmers improve soil health. University of New Hampshire scientists have teamed up with the Strafford County Conservation District to try out different combinations of the crops. The … 0

Century Ride returns a year after tragedy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

About 1,400 bicyclists are expected to participate in the Seacoast Century Bicycle Tour this weekend, a year after two cyclists were killed in Hampton. Organizers told WMUR that they were encouraged to continue the event in honor of 60-year-old Pamela Wells and 52-year-old Elise Bouchard, who were killed … 0

Lawmakers wary of university budget proposal

Saturday, September 20, 2014

While some New Hampshire lawmakers like the idea freezing in-state tuition at public colleges for another two years, they aren’t ready to increase funding for the university system by 34 percent. After years of significant increases, resident tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools was frozen at … 2

Don’t use smart phones while walking, experts say

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A 14-year-old boy was injured when he walked off a 6-foot-high bridge into a ditch while talking on his phone. A 23-year-old man was hit by a car while walking down the middle of a road talking on his phone. The dangers of distracted driving are well-known and … 0

Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights … 0

Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service yesterday launched a White House security review into how a Texas man was able to get inside the north door of the mansion Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting nearly 200 yards across the North Lawn, getting farther than any fence-jumper before. Authorities … 1

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green – a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – rocked … 0