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A Mill Brook kindergartener stands at her cubby. 

(ELODIE REED / Monitor staff)

House rejects bill to expand funding to schools with all-day kindergarten

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Should public schools with full-day kindergarten get more state aid than those with a half-day program? The Republican-controlled House says no. The chamber voted down a bill on party lines Wednesday to increase state aid to districts that extend their kindergarten programs from a couple hours, to a full day. “The local school districts have the responsibility to pay for …

AP: Christie expected to drop out of race

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire …

Ray Duckler: How Hillary Clinton lost New Hampshire in eight years

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Granite Staters announced Tuesday night that they believe in Santa Claus. Robin Hood, too. Bernie Sanders, perceived as a politician who gift wraps idealism and …

Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders promises voters a “political revolution” that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems. “That’s what our campaign is about. It is thinking big,” Sanders said during a debate last month …

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. …

Business people for Feb. 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Joshua Lafond will be a permanent part-time arena supervisor for Concord General Services. He will assist with in the operation of the Douglas N. Everett Arena with Arena Manager Jeff Bardwell. He was a rink attendant at the …

The story behind the Pats Peak cookie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Obviously, if an area ski mountain boasts a world-famous cookie, there’s only one thing to do: taste it. It’s best to go straight to the source for the M&M cookie – to Pats Peak in Henniker. There, in …

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The following federal patents were awarded to inventors and companies in New Hampshire through Feb. 5. Silicon Laboratories, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (9,246,500) developed by Michael H. Perrott, Nashua, N.H., for a “time-to-voltage converter using a capacitor based digital to analog converter for quantization noise …

Business notes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dell-Lea Weddings & Events in Chichester was winner of WeddingWire’s couples’ choice award for wedding venues. The award is given to the top 5 percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire network based on reviews from newlyweds. Grace Limousine, the largest chauffeured car and group transportation provider in …

Sunday, February 7, 2016

MPB Corp. of Lebanon won a $106,575 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for annular ball bearings. MPB Corp. of Lebanon won a $33,417 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, for bearings. …

Plenty of e-tailers are hitting the mall

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Amazon’s plans to open as many as 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, revealed Tuesday by a mall executive, may seem an unlikely turn of events. But should Amazon proceed, it will have plenty of company. In recent years, a rash of e-tailers from Warby Parker to Bonobos have opened stores. …

Primary 2016: Fiorina protests debate snub

Sunday, February 7, 2016

ABC News helped Jim Hodge of Goffstown choose his candidate in Tuesday’s Republican primary, but the network’s news coverage wasn’t what did it. Hodge is voting for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, in part because she was excluded …

Rubio under fire in GOP debate

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night’s Republican debate at Saint Anselm College, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth …