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On race weekend, NHMS general manager Gappens 'does everything'

Friday, September 19, 2014

The white Toyota with “NHMS 1” license plates was getting a lot of looks as it passed through a sea of RVs yesterday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Sylvania 300 green flag doesn’t drop until Sunday, but the annual campsite scene was already in high gear. “It’s like its own little city,” said Jerry Gappens, the … 0

Facing punishment, Chichester road agent not allowed to know accusations

Friday, September 19, 2014

In a trial-like meeting between Chichester’s Board of Selectmen and its road agent yesterday, the board couldn’t agree whether the road agent should be allowed … 0

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have … 0

O’Connor, Souter criticize lack of civics education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter didn’t always agree when they served on the bench together. But last night, appearing together at the Capitol Center for the Arts, they shared their mutual appreciation … 6

GOP support for Democrat Pappas causes dustup

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attracting endorsements can be a savvy political move and is a staple of every election cycle. But they can sometimes cause a stir, as they did this week when 50 Manchester-area Republicans endorsed Democrat Chris Pappas in the … 2

Hassan names Odell, Merrill to committee that permits Northern Pass, wind projects

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has nominated Republican state Sen. Bob Odell and Democratic state Rep. Amanda Merrill to sit on the committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind farms or pipeline projects in the state. The legislators would be among the first public members to … 0

Poll: Democratic incumbents leading in U.S. Senate, governor races

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Democratic incumbents are leading in the U.S. Senate, congressional and governor races, according to a New England College Poll released yesterday. In the tightest race, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter leads Republican challenger Frank Guinta 46 percent to 41.6 in the 1st Congressional District race. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen … 0

Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are affecting four states – including New Hampshire – but that’s far from the sweeping overhaul Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, … 1

House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy amid skepticism

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The House yesterday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for … 0

Concord Planning Board hearing on proposed poultry processing plant postponed

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Concord Planning Board delayed a public hearing last night on a proposed poultry processing plant in East Concord. Fournier Foods has applied to build a 5,500-square-foot plant in an industrial park on Locke Road. Owned by Craig Fournier and Omar Khudari, the company currently operates a mobile … 3

August unemployment rate unchanged from July, down from 2013

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Hampshire’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.4 percent, unchanged from July. The August 2013 seasonally adjusted rate was 5.3 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 6.1 percent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from August 2013. … 0

Census report: N.H. uninsured population grew slightly in 2013

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest that the number of uninsured people in New Hampshire increased slightly between 2012 and 2013. About 140,000 residents, or 10.7 percent, were uninsured in 2013 – up from about 139,000, or about 10.6 percent, in 2012, according to data released … 0

Bow Fire Department shares concern, perspective at board of selectmen meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Members of the Bow Fire Department got the chance at Tuesday’s selectmen meeting to express their frustration about a potential study of the department and the need for a full-time fire chief. “This was at your request, so we’re just here to listen,” said Jill Hadaway, chairwoman of … 0