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Shaheen up with first negative TV ad against Brown

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen put out her first attack ad against Republican Scott Brown today. The 30-second clip hits Brown for his ties to oil companies, a topic Shaheen’s campaign and Democrats have been hammering since before Brown entered the race. “The big oil companies are the most profitable on the planet, but Scott Brown voted to give them $20 billion in taxpayer subsidies,” a male narrator’s voice says. That … 1

PHOTOS: Back to school

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jason Sargeant walked his daughter to Abbot-Downing Elemetary School on her first day of second grade. The two faced a huge crowd of parents, students and teachers as everyone gathered outside to get classroom assignments. Most schools in the area started yesterday. … 0

Bow selectmen meeting turns heated over talk of a full-time fire chief

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tension erupted at a Bow Board of Selectmen meeting last night over residents’ concerns that the board would hire a full-time fire chief, and general confusion seemed to fuel frustration. The selectmen said at the outset that they weren’t discussing or voting on whether to make a hire during the meeting, which drew so many people that not everyone could fit into the … 0

N.H. delegation: More transparency needed in Northern Pass federal permitting process

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is again calling for more transparency as the Northern Pass project goes through the federal permitting process. In a letter they sent to the assistant energy secretary Aug. 18., the state’s two U.S. senators and representatives ask for “transparency and cooperation” during the Department … 2

Political parties file dueling finance complaints

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In dueling complaints, both major political parties yesterday asked the attorney general to investigate what they call improper fundraising, spending or campaign finance reporting in the governor’s race. Democrats have said Republican candidate Walt Havenstein spent $24,000 before … 2

Pickup truck driver dies in crash in Conway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police said a pickup truck driver has died in Conway after crossing a road and colliding with an oncoming SUV. WMUR reported that the police said the accident happened Monday morning on West Side Road. When they arrived, the driver of the pickup truck was unconscious and … 0

Raymond man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police in Raymond said a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died. The police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months. He was digging around the rock … 0

Merrimack Valley School District starts school year with full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For the first time in Merrimack Valley School District’s history, its five elementary schools today will welcome full-day kindergarten students. It marks a significant programming change for a district that has offered half-day kindergarten since the 1980s. The … 4

Concord School Board okays issuance of up to $8.6M in bonds for capital projects

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord School Board unanimously approved the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital improvements last night. However, the public will still have a chance to weigh in on specific components of the project. … 1

N.H. communities, state continue fight against synthetic pot

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Epsom police Chief Wayne Preve sank into his office chair last Friday, a beleaguered look on his face. A week earlier, Gov. Maggie Hassan had declared a health emergency following a rash of drug overdoses in Manchester and … 0

State police sobriety checkpoint nets five arrests

Monday, August 25, 2014

The state police said they arrested five people and took one into protective custody Saturday night during a sobriety checkpoint conducted at the intersection of Interstate 89 and Route 3A and Hall Street. Troopers screened 175 vehicles and arrested two people on DWI charges, one on charges of … 0

Democrats hammer Brown on outsourcing

Monday, August 25, 2014

The outsourcing of jobs emerged as a hot topic yesterday following a report last week that linked U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown to a company that has sent jobs abroad. Democrats hammered Brown yesterday over the report, published in the Telegraph, that Brown earned $270,000 from a Massachusetts … 7

Meredith to try fake coyotes to scare off geese

Monday, August 25, 2014

Residents in one Lake Winnipesaukee town are trying to scare off Canada geese that foul the grass near a sculpture walk – they’re adding some fake coyotes to the stone and brass artwork. The decoys will be added at night to the sculpture walk in Meredith. The trick … 1