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7:00 am
Sun March 16, 2014

Polar Vortex Pushes Back Start Of Springtime Temps

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After a brief glimpse of springtime weather, the Granite State will once again feel the chill.

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5:33 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Scott Brown Announces Exploratory Committee For U.S. Senate Seat

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Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says he’s forming an exploratory committee to look into a possible run against Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for the New Hampshire Senate seat.

After months of speculation, Brown made the announcement Friday afternoon at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua. 

 During his remarks, he referenced his connections to New Hampshire and offered criticism of the Affordable Care Act. 

Marking History
6:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Marking History: Birthplace Of Horace Greeley In Amherst

The Amherst Historical Society maintain a Horace Greeley room inside the Wigwam Museum in town.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Horace Greeley is most famous for what he accomplished outside the Granite State and for his phrase, “Go west, young man.”

He was founder and editor of the New York Tribune and an outspoken abolitionist.

He was also a politician, serving briefly in Congress.

But before all of this, he called New Hampshire home; more specifically the town of Amherst.

Those driving along Route 101 will see a historical marker noting that Greeley was born in the town in 1811.

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3:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents

The state Senate voted 14-9 Thursday to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax by about 4 cents.

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12:42 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

N.H. House Kills Casino Bill

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The 173-144 voted showed house lawmakers remain skeptical of casino gambling.

This bill envisioned up to 5000 slot machines and 150 table games at one location, was touted as the product of study and hard-won experience.

Jaffrey Democrat Richard Ames was its lead sponsor.

"We took what we learned and make a New Hampshire plan."

But critics said the plan, which beefed up the regulations included in the proposal the House rejected last year, ceded too much power to a gambling authority.

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5:31 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Town Meeting Voters Weigh In On Political Spending

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Voters at town meetings across New Hampshire approved resolutions urging state lawmakers to join a nationwide effort to overturn Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down limits on political spending by corporations, labor unions and special interest groups.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 28 towns had approved petition warrants supporting campaign finance reform, including Exeter, Amherst, Salem, Deerfield, Hudson, Rindge and Windham.

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5:10 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

N.H. House Overwhelmingly Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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The New Hampshire House has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

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4:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

House Votes Strongly For Death Penalty Repeal

The House of Representatives has voted 225-104 to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty.

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11:54 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Canterbury Passes Looser Farmstand Regulations

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Regulations on farmstands in Canterbury will be loosened.  Two-thirds of residents voted in favor of the measure on Tuesday. 

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11:23 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Kenney Wins Executive Council Seat To Replace Burton

Joe Kenney at Wednesday morning's Executive Council session.
Credit Josh Rogers

In a race that was too close to call Tuesday night, Republican Joe Kenney declared victory this morning in a special election to fill the vacant District 1 Executive Council seat.

He fills the seat left vacant by longtime North Country Executive Councilor Ray Burton, who died late last year.

Kenney took 51 percent of the vote, just enough to defeat Democrat and Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans.

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11:05 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

No New School For Newmarket

Principal Christopher Andriski poses with Megan Boyle, an 11th grade English teacher at Newmarket High School. They are standing in an ESL study room that doubles as a storage space.
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  Voters in the town of Newmarket have turned down a controversial new school building.  The $45 million dollar new school would have replaced the existing junior and senior high school, part of which is 90 years old.

Newmarket Principal Christopher Andriski  says the building isn't modern enough to accomodate what he calls "twenty-first century learning." It also violates fire and safety codes, as well as requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Andriski says he’s disappointed with the results:

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10:54 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Hooksett Voters Say 'No' To Pinkerton Deal

The town of Hooksett said no Tuesday to a 10-year deal with Pinkerton Academy in Derry. Only about 44% of residents voted in favor of the contract.


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10:21 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Bedford Voters OK $30M Bond For Road Improvements

Roads in Bedford will soon get a major facelift, after voters in the town approved a $30 million bond to address a backlog of road improvements.

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3:29 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Town Meeting Underway Across N.H.

Voters head to the polls at Londonderry High School.
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It’s Town Meeting day, which means voters across the Granite State are heading to the polls to weigh in on budgets, capital projects, and local elections.

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1:44 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

AG's Office Outlines Pattern Of Harassment and Misused Funds In Complaint Against Reams

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The Attorney General's office has released its complaint for the removal of Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams.  

Citing interviews with former employees of the Rockingham County Attorney's Office, the 25-page redacted complaint alleges numerous cases of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, retaliation and misuse of county funds dating back 14 years. 

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