N.H. News Roundup: Howard Dean makes N.H. return, Police: No license in cyclist deaths
Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks at the New Hampshire Democratic Convention in Manchester, N.H., Saturday May 17, 2008. (AP file photo/Cheryl Senter)
Democratic presidential hopeful, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean yells "YEAHHHH!!!" while addressing supporters during his caucus night party in West Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. (AP file photo/Paul Sancya)
Howard Dean (no relation) has made his return to the Granite State. You can cut the applause now for that totally topical reference above.
Dean came to Manchester yesterday to talk health care. He said of New Hampshire: “New Hampshire, I read today, has one company on the exchange. That is a screw up. If you don’t have a competitive marketplace, it’s your job to make sure you do.”
However, Dean did have more on his mind, though. When he spoke to the Associated Press, he made it clear that Hillary Clinton will face some opposition in the Democratic primary if she decides to run. He wouldn’t rule himself out as the competition, either.
On the other side of the spectrum, Rep. Paul Ryan is making his first trip back to the Granite State next month since the 2012 election to lend a hand to his friend Frank Guinta’s congressional campaign. Guinta announced yesterday that he would challenge Carol Shea-Porter for the seat she won away from him in 2012.
(I couldn’t resist.)
In other news
∎ The police say the driver who hit four cyclists and killed two of them didn’t have a license. The two women who died had a special bond according to the Boston Globe.
∎ A panel at Nashua’s city hall yesterday said the Granite State can lead the charge in climate change.
∎ The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (in July) could be under the lights.
∎ A new leadership program expected to launch in November will be aimed at homeless individuals.
∎ Some local folks have had a nice run of luck with the New Hampshire Lottery.
∎ Saturday was Ocean Discovery Day at UNH.
∎ Nationally ranked FCS football teams clash when the UNH Wildcats head to Lehigh.
∎ This weekend is New Hampshire’s 2013 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend.
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