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Andover bridge restricted to one lane, indefinitely

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Route 4 bridge over Blackwater River in Andover will be restricted to alternating one-way traffic for an indefinite period, according to the state Department of Transportation. Results of a recent inspection of the single-span, 70-foot-long bridge suggest that extensive deterioration of portions of the steel plate girders make it necessary to restrict all traffic to a single lane in the center of the roadway, the DOT said in a … 0

Garica releases introductory television ad for 2nd Congressional District Republican primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Marilinda Garcia has added her voice to the airwaves, the last major candidate in the race for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District to put out a television ad with a spot released yesterday. Garcia, a state representative from Salem, faces former state senator Gary Lambert of Nashua and former state representative Jim Lawrence of Hudson in the Republican primary. The … 2

Local falcon, her handler and her vet ready to attempt a groundbreaking eye surgery

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A falconer never wants a bad experience with their bird – no anxiety, no fear, nothing that could disrupt the crucial relationship between human and bird. But a veterinarian who needs to take X-rays and blood tests cares more about getting that critical data from the bird quickly and safely. So while George … 0

Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

Friday, August 22, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in a visit to the state yesterday that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there’s a next time around. Perry … 0

Crimeline: Concord police looking for alleged wine thief

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Concord police have asked for help in identifying a man who they believe stole three bottles of wine from the Cumberland Farms at 120 Manchester St. earlier this month. The police were called to the store about … 1

Big fundraising gap in state Senate race between David Boutin and Jane Cormier

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jane Cormier and state Sen. David Boutin – the man she hopes to unseat in the District 16 Republican primary – have their differences. They are split over the gas tax, over Medicaid expansion, over the death penalty. But another major contrast surfaced this week: money. As of … 0

Ray Duckler: Time to pay back Beanie for all she’s done

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Things got done on a recent afternoon on Clinton Street in Concord. All in the name of Beanie. “Melanie and Paul will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers.” “Don’t worry about posts for the fencing.” “Saturday night I’ll … 0

Little, Marzullo split on death penalty in District 8 Senate race

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Weare, Deering and New London, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, the business cards … 0

2nd Congressional District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican congressional candidate Gary Lambert said the U.S. should not redeploy troops to Iraq under any circumstances, while his two primary opponents in the 2nd District are more open to the possibility. Lambert, a former state senator from … 1

PHOTOS: Science fun at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Educator John Parodi (left) of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for (from right) Karen Tardif, Emma O’Neill, 11, and Reagan O’Neill, 9, all of Laconia, yesterday. Parodi pointed out the location … 0

Concord School Board expected to vote on $8.6M bonds Monday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Monday, the Concord School Board is expected to vote on the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital projects. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the high school library on … 0

Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fewer than a third of likely voters have decided which candidate they support in New Hampshire’s race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still leads against all three of the major Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in the latest data from the UNH Survey … 12

NextGen Climate releases first TV ad that draws connections between Brown, big oil

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Super PAC founded by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer takes aim at Scott Brown in its first television ad. “Out-of-state oilmen like the Koch brothers are spending millions to elect out-of-state politician Scott Brown to our Senate seat,” the 30-second television ad says. “Brown voted to protect tax … 7