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Primary Day polling times and locations

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Allenstown: St. Jean the The Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Andover: Andover Elementary Middle School, 20 School St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barnstead: Barnstead Town Hall, 108 S. Barnstead Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Belmont: Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boscawen: Boscawen Town Hall, 12 High St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bow: …

Last campaign events before Tuesday primary

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Get ‘em while you can, New Hampshire - only two more days until the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Sneak a last-minute glimpse of your candidate(s) at these last Granite State campaign events: Monday ∎ 8 a.m. : New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie town hall at Gilchrist Metal Company in Hudson; Donald Trump town hall at Derry-Salem Elks Lodge in Salem. ∎ 8:30 a.m.: Coffee with Carly …

Ground game: Strong

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Embattled in the polls and facing the New Hampshire primary in a few days, Hillary Clinton called in reinforcements. Last week, 88 of the so-called Arkansas Travelers – the group that famously campaigned for Bill Clinton in 1992 – boarded planes from everywhere from Sao Paolo, Brazil, to Little Rock, Ark., bound for …

Politifact: Rubio says Cruz defended Chinese company that stole invention from U.S. inventor

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Getting tough on China has been a recurring theme among the candidates running for president in 2016. In Bow last week, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said one his GOP rivals isn’t telling the whole truth about his record …

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 …

Downtown: Catholic parish reaches agreement to sell Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sacred Heart Church on Pleasant Street is under a purchase-and-sales agreement to become condos. Richard Roberge, the pastor of Concord’s Christ the King Parish, announced the news Sunday in a press release and at weekend Masses. The buyer is developer Jon Chorlian. “While we are sad to close …

Ray Duckler: Fast food workers demand $15 an hour

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Money makes the world go around. It also stops traffic in Manchester, makes the city’s cops mad, disrupts a local fast food restaurant, scares kids, and makes you wonder what we, as a country, should do about the …

Weare residents scrutinize money for police department in nearly eight-hour deliberative session

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Weare Police Department is requesting an increase in officer salaries, money to hire three additional officers and the purchase of five new police cruisers. These requests are on the warrant that Weare residents will vote on in March, but voters took the time to question these articles …

Epsom’s new town office proposal survives two amendment attempts

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The warrant article to build a new town office in Epsom survived two amendment attempts at the deliberative session Saturday, one of which would have effectively killed it. Article 1 seeks to spend about $800,000 – with half …

Ray Duckler: The biggest political issue of our times, and few care

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The voter waiting in line to hear Hillary Clinton held the pamphlet crumpled in her hand, unread, destined for the trash. I asked the woman, Melissa Umpierrez of Manchester, for comment on the material given to her by …

Shaker Regional School District has proposals to switch to SB 2, raze Gale School

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Shaker Regional School Board will present a warrant that includes articles for a $21,739,870 operational budget, a move to SB 2 town voting, approval of a collective bargaining agreement and $71,000 to raze the Gale School. SAU 80 includes Canterbury Elementary School and Belmont elementary, middle and …

One year after fire, Henniker Highway Department moves into new facility

Friday, February 5, 2016

After a year of questions, some confusion and “miscommunication” between town officials, the Henniker highway garage is reopening with new and refurbished equipment and trucks. A fire destroyed the garage and its entire snow plowing fleet, including five …

Loudon presents 3.5 percent budget increase to voters

Friday, February 5, 2016

Loudon voters are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in the proposed 2016-17 operating budget along with 11 warrant articles. Budget hearings were held Jan. 19 and Wednesday night. There, voters were presented with a budget proposed to total $4,313,713, almost $150,000 higher than last year. Major proposed …