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Ray Duckler: As Shaheen, Brown camps battle over territory before debate, a chicken works ‘undercover’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? Because he didn’t have to, and that was fine with the chicken. Let me explain, and please, be patient. Before we address the chicken, we must first address who received permits to make noise and carry signs during the lead-up to last night’s debate between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican …

Shaheen, Brown outline the ‘clear choice’ for N.H.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As they sparred on stage at last night’s U.S. Senate debate, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown repeated many of the …

North Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man yesterday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a …

Police probe Keene Pumpkin Festival melee

Monday, October 20, 2014

Authorities in Keene vowed yesterday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend. Keene police Chief Kenneth Meola also …

2nd Congressional District candidates call each other absent

Monday, October 20, 2014

Candidates competing in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District accused each other last night of being missing in action and ignoring constituents in favor of following party leaders. In their first debate, Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia criticized Democratic …

Maine candidates tangle over taxes, the economy

Monday, October 20, 2014

Accusations flew yesterday when the three men vying for Maine governor met for another televised debate dominated by the taxes, energy and the economy. The hourlong debate became bitter at times between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud – who are polling neck and neck – …

Downtown: A new Place to get creative opens on Main Street

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Six weeks ago, Christa Zuber up and quit her job. “I literally walked into my supervisor’s office and said, ‘I have no idea if it’s going to work,’ ” Zuber said. She’s about to find out. This weekend, Zuber opened her downtown do-it-yourself studio and shop – The …

Chichester Central School wins national Blue Ribbon award

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chichester Central School has been named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of three National Blue Ribbon Schools in the state. The kindergarten through eighth-grade school is one of 340 across the country that will be …

State Senate candidates weigh in on rising electricity costs, long-term energy strategy for New Hampshire

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By the start of the next legislative session in January, energy rates will nearly double for more than 100,000 New Hampshire residents. Also by that time, a new state senator will be sitting in the chair to represent …

Concord’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raises more than $500,000

Sunday, October 19, 2014

For the eighth consecutive year, Concord’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raised more than $500,000. This year’s total was $559,446, which was down slightly from 2012 and 2013, said Kimberly Laro, the volunteer director for publicity. But …

Students clean up after mayhem near Keene Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend yesterday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the …

Network seeks to expand health initiatives in N.H.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A coalition working to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease in New Hampshire wants to expand its community work while also pushing for change at the state level. Healthy Eating Active Living NH recently released its second statewide action plan, building on the work it has …

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, …