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Hassan, Havenstein go head-to-head at NH1 debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The state’s Medicaid expansion plan – sometimes referred to as the New Hampshire Health Protection Program – was a recurring issue at the gubernatorial debate last night between Gov. Maggie Hassan and Walt Havenstein. Hassan repeatedly pointed to Havenstein’s decision to attach his name to a “pledge” backed by the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity, which indicates a …

Senate District 2 candidates differ on minimum wage

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For their representative in the state Senate, voters in the northwest part of the Lakes Region will choose between former town administrator and Republican incumbent …

Did anti-Boutin mailer go too far?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

After 10 combined years in state office and half a dozen successful political runs, incumbent Republican state Sen. David Boutin is, by now, well-accustomed to …

Guinta, Shea-Porter debate health care, economy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Republican Frank Guinta sparred last night over familiar topics such as health care and the economy and tussled over new ones such as Ebola and terrorist threats. The two met for their first televised debate this year, broadcast on WBIN-TV. They are …

FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FairPoint Communications is accusing striking workers of intimidating contractors and employees and said automated phone-jamming attempted to disrupt call centers. The company said yesterday that it’s sent a letter to the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, asking them to stop any members from …

Attorney general: No charges in Rumney lakeside shooting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A long-smoldering feud between neighbors in Rumney over the use of a lakeside dock erupted in an alcohol-fueled fight this summer that ended when one man, who said he feared for his life, shot another to death, the state attorney general said yesterday. Attorney General Joe Foster said …

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit …

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free yesterday, a …

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by last night, raising …

Planners take on Chichester’s speedy village center

Monday, October 20, 2014

Is Main Street in Chichester a shortcut for commuters or a link for residents between the town’s historic fixtures? This past weekend, planners helped begin the process of preserving the village and deterring speedy commuters from whizzing along …

Storm expected to bring cold rain, wind - but no snow - to central N.H.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The snow boots can stay in the closet for at least a few more weeks. A nor’easter making its way southeast from the Great Lakes region is expected to bring some high winds and up to 5 inches of rain in some parts of the state, but no …

Alicea, Forsythe vie for Boscawen House seat

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boscawen voters in Merrimack County District 8 are being asked to choose between a familiar face and a new one. Democratic incumbent Caroletta Alicea, who has lived in Boscawen for 45 years and is the daughter of a former state representative, is being challenged by Republican Robert Forsythe. …

Autopsies: Fremont man strangled girlfriend, shot himself

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Hampshire authorities say a man strangled his girlfriend and then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Attorney General Joe Foster said Monday the woman, identified as 52-year-old Mary Lucas of Fremont, was found dead in her home on Friday. The boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Porter of …