First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says she supports extending the open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Shea-Porter says it’s important people have the time they need to enroll after what she describes as a deplorable roll out of the health insurance exchanges.
“If they are delayed a few weeks because they couldn’t get online, yes. But I’m not for delaying the individual mandate for a year or anything like that. Just kind of extending the enrollment period for a few weeks.”
New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is asking the Obama Administration to extend the deadline for enrollment in the new Obamacare health exchanges. This move follows the rocky rollout of the insurance registration website.
The union representing most state workers is asking its leaders to meet Tuesday to vote on a possible contract settlement with New Hampshire. The State Employees' Association says negotiations had been scheduled to enter fact-finding but negotiations took a positive turn and a potential settlement was reached between the state and the union bargaining team.
A heavy bronze eagle, foliage-adorned state and national seals, and other items that sat atop the old Memorial Bridge for nearly 100 years will soon regain their perch above the Piscataqua. Jennifer Zorn, the bridge project’s public outreach coordinator, says items were restored in Watertown, Massachusetts, at a cost of $300,000. Their installation will get underway Friday evening.
If you ask people from Haverhill where they’re from, you may not get the simple answer you’d expect to get.
“If somebody said where you from, they’ll say, I’m from Woodsville, long before they’ll say I’m from Haverhill. I grew up in Haverhill corner. It’s not just in Haverhill; I grew up in Haverhill corner. I have to be specific about that and people from this area understand that.”
The Strawbery Banke Museum has raised $10,000 to defend a proposed ice skating rink in downtown Portsmouth.
The museum expects to spend $25,000 in legal fees as it takes on opposition from 16 individuals in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Those neighbors, concerned about traffic, noise, and lights, are disputing zoning variances granted by the city’s Zoning Board. Jeff Keefe calls himself the project’s “voluntary chairman”:
The Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty includes, liberals and conservatives, N.H.’s Catholic and Episcopal bishops, as well as the former Chief Justice of the State’s Superior Court.
It also features State Rep. Renny Cushing, whose father was shot to death in 1988. Cushing has been a key player in past efforts to repeal N.H.’s death penalty law, but thinks this time the chances are good.