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Primary blog: Concord’s Ward 8 turnout strong

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

10:30 a.m.: Dennis Thivierge, Ward 8 moderator, said turnout has been good so far; just passed 500 voters, which is about a sixth of the registered electorate. Donna Labrie, a 55-year-old independent, said she voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders because she was “just ready for a change.” She did note, however, that she has some concern about his lack …

Winter storm could dump over a foot of snow on Cape Cod

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people. In …

Could we genetically modify ticks so they don’t pass on Lyme disease? Maybe, but ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The news that genetic modification of mosquitoes is being tested as a way to kill off the pests and stem the spread of diseases – an idea that is getting more attention because of the horrifying Zika virus – raises a question for us in New England: Why not use it to wipe out the ticks that spread Lyme disease? That’s an interesting …

Rubio under fire in GOP debate

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night’s Republican debate at Saint Anselm College, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth …

New Hampshire voters explain how they made up their minds in the 2016 primary

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A historic document dealer and a health care administrator. An Army veteran and a college professor. A retired fire chief and an unemployed professional, looking for work. They are six people with different stories – and different political …

Have a great idea? Here’s how to make it actually happen

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Adam Grant is not your typical business school professor. Just 34, he reached tenure while still in his 20s and finished his Ph.D in less than three years. He writes op-eds with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and got a book blurb from the likes of J.J. Abrams, the …

Take time to see the beauty in snowflakes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We haven’t had much snow this winter and that has made some people happy, while others are disappointed. Regardless of your opinion about that frozen white stuff, there is a beauty and mystery to snow crystals that is …

For sale in Concord: Magnificent mixture of form, function

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The executive ranch located at 33 Oakmont Drive in Concord is set in Mountain Green Estates, one of the capital’s most desirable neighborhoods. This beautifully manicured development of over 90 high-end homes is located next to the Concord …

Capital Beat: Behind a town hall question

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jim Kinhan just wants to start a conversation. And until last Wednesday, that had been a very tricky goal. The Concord resident was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago. It’s terminal, and Kinhan wants to be able …

PolitiFact: Sanders points to Goldman Sachs CEO as evidence of Wall Street power over Washington

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In front of a cheering audience in Keene on Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sounded some familiar themes: reducing income inequality and increasing access to health care and education. During his speech at the Colonial Theatre in the …

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 …

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday. …

PolitiFact: Marco Rubio says China is ‘practicing how to blow up our satellites’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

China is “practicing how to blow up our satellites.” — Marco Rubio on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 in a town hall in Manchester, N.H. Our ruling For years, China has been pursuing technologies that can be used to …