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Shaheen, Brown face off in final debate

Friday, October 31, 2014

The state’s U.S. Senate candidates met last night for their final debate, where just days before the election they underscored contrasting stances on health care, the economy and foreign policy – as well as their knowledge of New Hampshire. A question on the economy in Sullivan County proved to be one of the debate’s tensest moments after panelist James Pindell …

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster pushes constituent services to bolster bipartisan credentials

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 2012, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster campaigned for Congress on two major promises: to end tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, and to …

Garcia’s conservative record a study in contradictions with her moderate reputation

Friday, October 31, 2014

As a first-time congressional candidate, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia has spent much of the past year introducing herself to voters, and defining who she is …

Suspect sought in driveway paving scam

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Police in Dover are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a driveway paving scam. Police said a man approached an 81-year-old woman on Oct. 20, offering to pave her driveway for $175 to $200. After performing a small amount of work, he charged her …

Small business, energy highlighted in Senate race

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen emphasized her efforts to help small businesses while visiting a Manchester company on Wednesday, as her Republican challenger Scott Brown headed to a nuclear plant to highlight his energy plan. Shaheen met privately with workers at Dyn Inc., which provides a range of services …

Ground-breaking on $1 million Loudon motorsports museum pegged for spring

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The nonprofit that for years has planned a 20,000-square-foot motorsports museum in New England has officially picked New Hampshire Motor Speedway as its home. Racing History Preservation Group, led by legendary NASCAR pit reporter Dick Berggren, will lease …

Independent Living Concord secures first grant for housing project

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Concord nonprofit has cleared a first hurdle on the way to a $2.3 million housing development for adults with developmental or learning disabilities. The Community Development Finance Authority this week awarded a $345,000 Community Development Block Grant for Independent Living Concord, a group of local families banded …

Shea-Porter: Guinta takes pride in blocking legislation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

While her opponent says she doesn’t have much to show for her six years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter contends that it’s “nothing short of miraculous” that Democrats in the House have accomplished what they have. She …

Joining other states, N.H. announces monitoring plans for travel from Ebola-affected countries

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Hampshire plans to monitor the health of anyone returning from an Ebola-affected country – at home, if that person had direct contact with Ebola patients – for 21 days upon their arrival back to the state, Gov. Maggie Hassan announced yesterday afternoon. The state outlines two potential …

Allenstown Boys & Girls Club partnering with senior center for new facility

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A $2 million proposed recreation center in Allenstown received a $500,000 federal grant this month and will be applying for another to incorporate a senior center into the Whitten Street Park project.  The grant follows a $700,000 tax credit the project received this past summer from the Community …

Kuster, Garcia debate with one week left to Election Day

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The candidates in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District race have criticized each other since the very night of the primary, and both stuck to their tried and tested jabs during the final televised debate before Tuesday’s election. Incumbent …

Georgevits, Reardon vie for Concord’s seat on the Merrimack County Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The race for the Merrimack County Board of Commissioners may be at the bottom of the ticket in Concord on Election Day, but outgoing member Liz Blanchard of Penacook still wants voters to pay attention. “We do have …

Brown under water in N.H., but Shaheen could sink

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If there’s one person in New Hampshire less popular than President Obama, it’s Republican Scott Brown. But that might not matter as the former Massachusetts senator tries to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in his new home …