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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 …

Burn permit requests are available online

Monday, August 24, 2015

If you want to burn something outdoors, the state would like you to go online first to get the necessary permit. Unless you live in Canterbury, Franklin or Hopkinton, that is. Those towns in greater Concord are have not yet participated in the program and still require people …

Service providers, veterans discuss challenges for military women

Monday, August 24, 2015

Manchester resident Linda Grant had been mostly quiet during a roundtable discussion Monday about the challenges women face during and after military service. But before U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster left the event, Grant approached the congresswoman. Grant is …

New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he’s a local – not some out-of-towner who doesn’t …

Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders took the microphone at Woodbury School in Salem on Sunday night and didn’t relinquish it for the next hour and a half – his stump speech covering everything from income inequality to international trade to free …

Fishing boat hits swimmer in Lake Winnipesaukee

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Authorities said a swimmer is recovering from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a motor boat in Lake Winnipesaukee. The State Police Marine Patrol said an 18-foot outboard fishing boat carrying two men struck the swimmer Sunday morning in Moultonborough. Both occupants of the boat said …

Former employee at Nashua group home charged with sexual assault

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Police said a Massachusetts man charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault was a former employee of the Nashua Children’s Home, where the 16-year-old victim was a resident when the assault occurred. The Telegraph of Nashua reported that 30-year-old Jordan Dorsey of Lawrence, Mass., turned himself into police earlier …

N.H. schools seek to address mental health issues among students

Sunday, August 23, 2015

High school officials are rolling out programs to help combat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues among New Hampshire students. Exeter High School Principal Jim Tremblay told the Portsmouth Herald students will see new mental health services this year to combat what he describes as an uptick …

Downtown: Concord plays host to new Greek tragedy

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two guys, sitting side by side at the bar in True Brew Barista. The scene would be completely normal on a Saturday in Concord – except for the camera and the lights and the microphones. A couple walks …

New Hampshire moose hunting permits fetch $28,002

Sunday, August 23, 2015

An auction for two coveted moose hunting permits in New Hampshire raised just over $28,000 for the state’s Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Only two permits were available to auction this year because ticks have taken a toll on the moose population. Altogether, there were six bidders from New Hampshire, …

Driver charged with DUI after crash in Derry kills other passenger

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A crash in Derry has left one person dead and another charged with drunken driving. Police said 47-year-old Craig Vanier was driving on Route 102 on Saturday afternoon when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a minivan, pushing it into a third vehicle. The driver of …