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Ray Duckler: The guard is on the move again. Anyone listening?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you want to upset Brig. Gen. Craig Bennett, disrespect the men and women under his command in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Go ahead, raise your eyebrows in shock upon hearing the Guard is still needed in the Middle East. Go ahead, wonder aloud why these volunteers continue to sacrifice, while we work and play and spend time …

Marilinda Garcia stumps at the Barley House in Concord

Thursday, October 30, 2014

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia met some new faces last night at the Barley House in Concord, where she hosted a town hall meeting, taking questions …

Executive Council approves $4 million bond to get Berlin wind project off the ground

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The state’s fourth wind farm got the go-ahead yesterday as the Executive Council approved a $4 million bond to help finance the Berlin project, despite …

Democrats, Republicans push get-out-the-vote efforts across N.H.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As polls continue to show close races a week out from Election Day, both Democrats and Republicans are launching get-out-the-vote efforts to rally their constituents. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen kicked off a tour Saturday alongside Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The tour will run up until Election Day …

McCain joins New Hampshire Republicans on the campaign trail, presses for more support for rebels fighting ISIS

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It’s been more than a decade since the passage of major campaign finance reform, and one of the law’s authors said the system is still broken and won’t be fixed until the country suffers another scandal on the …

PHOTOS: Digging up of Main Street begins

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

After a delay from the rainstorms last week, the digging and pipe laying by Severino Trucking Co. began in earnest on North Main Street between School and Capitol streets Monday. Traffic was reduced to one lane as the …

Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As more states legalize medical marijuana, there’s one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law. After growers obtain licenses, plan for security and build facilities, they …

Quarantined nurse leaves New Jersey for Maine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend was returning home to Maine yesterday as her lawyer criticized the state’s policies that had her fighting …

VA removes first official under new firing rules – after two months of paid leave

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired the director of its Central Alabama health network, marking the first official termination under the agency’s new rules for removing senior executives over ethical and performance issues. The VA said Friday that it ousted Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director …

Three run for school board seats in Concord’s District A

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Both Jim Richards, 55, and Evan Mulholland, 38 – who are facing each other for the two-year term in District A – are fathers with young children, and each candidate says he is invested in the future of …

Historic Concord house likely to be torn down for parking

Monday, October 27, 2014

An 1880s house on Blake Street in Concord will likely be demolished, despite the opposition of the city’s heritage commission. Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co. has applied for a permit to raze the red two-story house at 11 Blake St. to make way for a parking lot. President …

Winter shelters at Concord churches in need of volunteers for this season

Monday, October 27, 2014

Concord’s cold weather shelters are in need of volunteers for this winter, and the organizers are hosting two information sessions for anyone interested in getting involved. The shelters are housed at both First Congregational Church and South Congregational Church in Concord; the first information session for interested volunteers …

State to have 60-plus health care plans in 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014

There will be more than 60 health plans available to consumers in New Hampshire when enrollment begins next month, up from the 11 offered during the first year of the federal health care overhaul. Five carriers will be offering plans starting Nov. 15 and individuals will have 40 …