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Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion …

Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Hartford — Less than a week before a proposed $3.5 million bond for athletic field improvements at Hartford High School goes to voters, the issue was hotly debated during a public hearing held at the school Wednesday night. Of about 40 attendees, about a dozen members of the …

Hiring by Lebanon School District Prompts Questions About Budget, Protocol

Lebanon — The School Board’s decision last week to hire another special educator prompted a discussion not just about that particular staffing change, but also about district budgeting practices and, largely, how the board conducts its business. Aimee Nicholas, whom the board voted to hire as a special …

Kenney, Cryans Prep for Rematch

West Lebanon — Republican Joe Kenney and Democrat Mike Cryans have hit the campaign trail for the second time this year, again vying for the District 1 Executive Council seat long held by the late Ray Burton. The …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Tractor Driver Charged Following Collision on I-89 Off-Ramp Lebanon — A pickup truck struck and knocked over a Department of Transportation tractor at the interchange of Route 4 and Interstate 89 in Lebanon earlier this week. The accident …

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