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Report: Havenstein owes about $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein owes Maryland roughly $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken, according to a report by WMUR. The issue centers on Havenstein’s residency. Earlier this year he went before the state Ballot Law Commission to validate that he lived in New Hampshire and could run for governor. According to WMUR, in 2007 Havenstein signed affidavits saying his primary residence was in Maryland and as a … 3

Concord residents air grievances about troubled properties

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The property on Washington Street. The one on Jackson Street. The other on Union, and on North State, and on Wall, and South Spring and Monroe. The time a man urinated on top of a car. When a fight broke out. When a car pulled up and a limp body was flung out of a passenger door. For a little more than an … 2

Feltes has financial edge over Ardinger, reports show

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story has been updated to include the financial details of candidates Jerry Little in District 8 and Maureen Raiche Manning in District 16. The amount of cash on hand in state Sen. David Boutin’s report has also been corrected. ------------------------------------------------------------ Less than three weeks before the Democratic primary for state Senate District 15, Concord attorney Dan … 0

PHOTO: Fair equips students for school at Rundlett in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Students picking up their packets for the new school year at Rundlett Middle School in Concord could also pick up a new backpack, a full lunch bag, clothing, school supplies, toiletries and books at the Ready to Learn … 1

First financial filing: Hassan outraises Republican competition

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s re-election campaign has already raised more than $2 million, a sum greater than both of her Republican challengers combined. The gubernatorial candidates’ first financial reports became available yesterday, providing insight into each of the campaigns’ financial health and how the candidates have spent money thus … 0

Pittsfield weighs adopting town cemetery that, technically, isn’t

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Donald Fife has lived in Pittsfield his whole life. His favorite place after 64 years? Not Drake Park, not the view overlooking the Suncook River, not the top of the hill on the way into town along Main … 2

Latest polls show tight races ahead for Kuster and Shea-Porter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The enthusiasm gap between likely Republican and Democratic voters has narrowed as the Sept. 9 primary inches closer and polling shows tight races for the state’s incumbent politicians, according to the UNH Polling Center. Republicans are still more likely to be extremely or very interested in the election … 1

Havenstein, Hemingway spar over Medicaid expansion, economic growth, personal character

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Walt Havenstein and Andrew Hemingway sparred over their stances on Medicaid expansion and economic growth yesterday in a radio debate, which became tense when the topic strayed to personal character. Radio personality Jack Heath and … 1

Lancaster woman wants grave ransacking charge dropped

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A woman accused of ransacking the grave of her father in search of his “real will” is asking a judge to dismiss the charge, arguing the body was never destroyed or removed. Eddie Nash, a businessman, died of a heart attack in 2004 at 68. His cement vault … 0

Candidate profile: Walt Havenstein, 65, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sitting on a shelf in Walt Havenstein’s home office is a gang, as they’re called, of meerkats. “Do you know what a meerkat is?” he asks, pointing up to the cluster of small animals, sitting on shelves surrounded … 4

Boutin, Cormier square off in Senate District 16 Republican primary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jane Cormier’s lilting soprano sailed through the halls of White Rock Senior Living Community in Bow the other day, stirring glances – and the occasional toe-tap – from a roomful of gray-haired strangers. “I’m Jane Cormier,” the 54-year-old … 3

Islamic State group says it beheaded Rochester journalist James Foley

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Islamic State militant group claimed yesterday to have beheaded a photojournalist from Rochester in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he … 9

Police seize 42 pounds of marijuana

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Manchester police have seized more than 42 pounds of marijuana after being alerted by a U.S. postal inspector and a police dog about a suspicious package. The person who signed for it, 33-year-old Celso Nunez Baez of Manchester, consented to a package search and detectives found 16 … 0