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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 … 2

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 … 1

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

Business development center adds minicourses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media. The new minicourses last up to 15 minutes each and cover three topics: “Pinterest for Business,” “Mobile Marketing” and “Instagram for Business.” They’re … 0

Ray Duckler: Birth of a legend, while patrolling the streets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Charles Lapierre’s strong-yet-gentle hands touched many lives around here. And that included the lives of newborn babies. That’s one of the stories you’ll hear about Lapierre, who died earlier this month at the age of 100. It’s the … 0

After 8 years in legal aid, Feltes eyes a seat in the State House

Sunday, August 17, 2014

As Joanne Keough stood in her Dakin Street doorway, State Senate candidate Dan Feltes launched into his pitch for her vote. Under the hot Saturday morning sun, Feltes detailed his eight years at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which … 1

In District 15, Concord connections shape Ardinger’s campaign

Sunday, August 17, 2014

State Senate candidate Kass Ardinger stood on a doorstep on Devinne Drive in her tan skirt and neon blue-and-green walking sneakers. When Jude Griffith opened her door, Ardinger flashed a smile and began a quick history of her … 1

District 15 State Senate primary candidates weigh in on the issues

Sunday, August 17, 2014

District 15 Democrats will choose between Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger in a Sept. 9 primary. The district includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. Here’s a breakdown of where they stand on … 0

PHOTOS: Area Ice Bucket Challenges

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thousands of people from across the country have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, which benefits ALS research, in recent weeks. Here’s a look at some local groups that have gotten in on the icy fun. Pick … 0

Pantry in Warner asking farmers for veggie, fruit donations

Saturday, August 16, 2014

When Warner resident Nancy Ladd harvested more zucchini from her backyard garden than her family could eat, she turned to the Warner Community Action Program. Ladd recently dropped the extra vegetables off at the program’s food pantry and during last Thursday’s pick-up hours, the fresh produce flew off … 0

A look at some changes for local school districts

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Many students will head back to area schools by the middle of next week to begin a new year. To give readers a sense of some of the leadership changes that took place at schools over the summer, … 0

Police: Car chase ends when man crashes into building

Saturday, August 16, 2014

An early morning car chase ended yesterday when Nikolas Carr of Concord crashed the Honda Civic he was driving into the TDS Cable building at 11 Kearsarge Ave. in Contoocook, officials said. The state police then apprehended Carr, 19, after a brief foot chase, according to a statement. … 0

Fish/farm partnership brings fresh seafood to Concord market

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Walk through Capital Plaza in Concord on Thursday afternoons and you’ll find Brookford Farm’s weekly CSA, where workers hand out vegetables, milk, yogurt, grass-fed beef, eggs – and now fish – to customers. The addition is the product … 1