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A supporter holds a sign touting Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Trump and Sanders, two divergent candidates with a similar populist message

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the beginning of Bernie Sanders’s campaign, he was often spotted in airports, flying coach and carrying his own bags. Donald Trump flew to nearly all his campaign stops in his own Boeing 757 jet, complete with 24 karat gold-plated seatbelts and gold silk walls and a full-sized bedroom. Up until he got a Secret Service detail, Sanders rode shotgun …

Hassan picks Republican state senator from Weare to head banking department

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gov. Maggie Hassan nominated Weare state Sen. Jerry Little to head the state’s banking department. “The New Hampshire Banking Department is critical to ensuring strong protections for New Hampshire’s citizens while also supporting a strong financial sector, which is crucial to innovative economic growth, helping people and businesses access the credit and capital …

Boscawen’s budget proposal nearly flat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Perhaps uncharacteristically for a budget hearing, the Boscawen Budget Committee presented its 2016 draft during a quiet, quick meeting Wednesday. Following an uncontested hour of review, budget committee Chairman Bill Murphy said, “The budget is relatively flat, and even with warrant articles, it’s close to what it was last year – nothing unexpected,” …

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; …

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 …

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 …