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For clues to candidates’ strategies, look at ‘when’ and ‘where’ of TV ads

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When it comes to political advertising, it’s not always how much money a campaign or super PAC is putting down on an ad buy – where and when those ads are being placed, not to mention what they’re saying, can also tell you a lot about a candidate’s strategy. “If I have less money to spend and I’m spending it …

Riverbend expected to launch mobile crisis unit response program

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting Tuesday, Riverbend Community Mental Health Services is expected to roll out its official launch of New Hampshire’s first mobile crisis unit response program. The program – designed to serve as a way to diffuse mental health emergencies in the community to avoid hospitalization and prevent future issues for the person in crisis – was mandated as part of the state’s settlement in …

Campaign event in N.H. the week of Aug. 31

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Presidential candidates campaigning in New Hampshire this week include: Monday, Aug. 31 Noon: Republican Ted Cruz, business roundtable series, Draft Sports Bar and Grill, Concord 2:30 p.m.: Cruz, Cruz for President New Hampshire Headquarters grand opening, Manchester Tuesday, Sept. 1 9:15 a.m.: Republican Rand Paul, meet and greet, Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift …

Shaheen to endorse Clinton

Sunday, August 30, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Saturday event in Portsmouth. The Democratic senator will join Clinton at a New Hampshire Women for Hillary event. There, Clinton will talk about women’s issues …

Cruz puts his conservative values on full display at New Boston town hall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has already made a name for himself as one of most conservative candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, but at a New Boston town hall event Sunday, one voter wanted to make …

Ray Duckler: Rape trial forces boarding schools to look in the mirror

Saturday, August 29, 2015

During the Watergate investigation 41 years ago, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, wondering about Richard Nixon’s role in the scandal, asked, “What did the president know and when did he know it?” Baker’s succinctly worded curiosity has resonated …

Piping plovers increase on New Hampshire beaches this summer

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Hampshire has seen an increase in the number of piping plovers on state beaches this summer. Last year, six pairs of the endangered birds were spotted on beaches, with only two chicks surviving at least 25 days. This summer, there were three pairs nested on Hampton Beach …

Owing $80,000, Pittsfield woman asks court to stop town from evicting her

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The deed and the doorstep tell two different stories. Nearly a year ago, the worn, gray trailer with the green door and shutters became property of the town, after its owners failed year after year to pay property …

As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As the amount of public money to New Hampshire legal aid programs shrinks, lawyers are increasingly looking towards local businesses and community stakeholders for financial assistance. The 15th annual N.H. Campaign for Legal Services is kicking off to raise $350,000 for New Hampshire Legal Assistance as well as …

Former Weare assistant: Chief fired me for my disability and hired a woman he had an affair with

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In the course of one month in the spring of 2014, a six-year employee of the Weare Police Department and former assistant to then-Chief John Velleca accidentally called the chief by his first name, was interrogated about a heart attack she suffered years earlier, was commanded to resign, …

Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectables

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In addition to the year-long series of events for Concord’s 250th, the anniversary is being celebrated with many commemorative items. Medal The beautiful medals featuring the Concord 250 logo and Concord Coach are available at the Greater Concord …

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial. Robert Breest, 77, denies beating Susan Randall to death and tossing her partially …

Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple …