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My Turn: If O'Brien likes being a leader, he doesn't show it

Much has been written recently about Bill O'Brien and his planned return to his former position as speaker of the New Hampshire House. In a recent interview, O'Brien proclaimed how he relishes being a…

Nov 27
Concord's Christmas tree lighting is Friday night

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's capital city is getting ready for its annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

Nov 27
Ayotte, Shaheen, join conservation fund effort

A group of U.S. Senate members, including New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, is seeking a way to find a permanent funding solution for the Land and Water Conservation Fund before the end…

Nov 27
My Turn: All I want this year for Christmas is a job

How does an older person compete in today's job market? I am almost 61 years old - too young to officially retire - and had hoped to work for another five to 10 years at least. Having been laid off over…

Nov 27
Editorial: Six words that could strip some of health care

Confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court hit a historic low in June, when only 30 percent of Americans had faith in the fairness of the high court, according to the Gallup polling organization. The court's…

Nov 27
Power outage declared N.H.'s fourth-largest

It was a Thanksgiving for the record books. The day after heavy snow wreaked havoc across the state, more than 200,000 residents woke yesterday to what officials said was the fourth-largest power outage…

Nov 27
State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

The state attorney general's office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed…

Nov 27
Plenty of reasons to be thankful

The power lines had taunted Carol Dustin's house in Concord the night before, electricity flickering off and on all evening, before finally giving in yesterday morning. And that was that. "Mother Nature…

Nov 27
Ferguson seeks rapid repairs to avoid fate of riot-torn cities

Commercial districts in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., were ravaged by civil unrest in the 1960s, leading to decades of economic stagnation. In Ferguson, Mo., business owners are seeking…

Nov 27
Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Ill., the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store was full roughly 30 minutes…

Nov 27
For Scotty, a home of his own

She'd warned Scotty Reynolds to stay away from people like this, but "Mr. I Don't Listen" ignored her, as usual. Now, here he sat, moaning about how someone he'd taken in had trashed his apartment and…

Nov 27
PHOTOS: Storm leaves many digging out

T he storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Concord area forced many residents to spend part of their Thanksgiving cleaning up. Utility crews also spent the day restoring power, and officials…

Nov 27
Queen of crime writing P.D. James dies at 94

P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James,…

Nov 27
OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided yesterday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. Oil prices fell sharply on…

Nov 27
The Insiders: Let's light the old Christmas tree - the city tree that is.

Now if you're reading this, we'd like to first thank you for tuning into our first post-Thanksgiving column of 2014 and in turn, it's safe to assume that third turkey sandwich didn't put you in a food…

Nov 27
Evangelicals with gay kids challenge church

Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered…