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Primary Day polling times and locations

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Allenstown: St. Jean the The Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Andover: Andover Elementary Middle School, 20 School St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barnstead: Barnstead Town Hall, 108 S. Barnstead Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Belmont: Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boscawen: Boscawen Town …

On campaign reform, Lessig sees a challenge for Sanders and opportunity for Trump

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lawrence Lessig wanted to be the presidential candidate that made fundamental reform of elections a central campaign issue, taking on a system he believes is …

Where They Stand: Campaign finance reform an issue with some clear bipartisanship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

There’s at least one issue that candidates of both parties can agree on – at least to some degree. It’s tempering the way money influences …

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 …

Republican-controlled Senate signs off on bills to combat substance abuse

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Republican-controlled Senate signed off on spending $4.6 million to combat New Hampshire’s drug crisis, which officials estimate claimed more than 400 lives last year. The chamber unanimously passed three bills Thursday that would use that money to fund a statewide drug court program, a policing initiative meant …

Health insurance participation through online site up slightly from a year ago

Friday, February 5, 2016

About 2,000 more people signed up for health insurance through the online Marketplace this year than last year. According to data released this week, 55,183 New Hampshire residents enrolled for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act through the Health Insurance Marketplace since November 2015, when the latest …

John Stark support staff contract aims to upgrade paraeducators’ capabilities

Friday, February 5, 2016

A three-year deal between the John Stark School Board and the Support Personnel Association will appear on the school district’s warrant in March as it stands. No amendments were made to the warrant at a deliberative session Thursday night with about 20 people in attendance. The deal increases …

Political Monitor quiz for Feb. 5: The sprint to the finish line edition

Friday, February 5, 2016

With a handful of days left until the New Hampshire primary, the air is electric as candidates pound the pavement and saturate the airwaves. Who will win? Who will lose? Remember to vote and have your say! …

Texas: Anti-abortion activist rejects probation offer

Friday, February 5, 2016

An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Terry Yates, the attorney for David Daleiden, who faces …