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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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 among the issues at play. State Rep. Linda Tanner, D-Sunapee, who taught health and physical education at Kearsarge for 35 years, says …

Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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 …

Hiring by Lebanon School District Prompts Questions About Budget, Protocol

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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 …

Shaheen, Brown Meet for 3rd Debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to again emphasize their differences on immigration, the Islamic State group, Ebola and their …

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, …

Windsor House Seats In Play

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weathersfield — State Rep. Mark Huntley, D-Cavendish, is running for a second term against independent challenger Stu Lindberg, a truck driver, also of Cavendish, in the Windsor 2 Vermont House district representing Cavendish and Weathersfield. Huntley, 58, owns …

Candidate Garcia Faces Plagiarism Accusations

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, the Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat, apologized Wednesday for not properly citing a magazine editorial from which she lifted passages for a speech she gave on the State House floor in 2012. Neither she nor her campaign acknowledged a …

Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Claremont — Supporters of changing Claremont’s charter to replace the position of a hired city manager with an elected mayor, among other reforms, say it would open up city government to greater transparency and more resident involvement. At …

DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, …

Norwich Board Nixes Dog Ban

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard appears unlikely to make changes to its animal control ordinance following incidents this summer where dogs bit children during sports events at Huntley Meadows. “I don’t think we can legislate perfect protection from all things,” said Selectman Keith Moran, who owns three dogs. At …

Republican Milne Says ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne said Wednesday that Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has pursued a “reckless” single-payer health care policy while ignoring concerns about the jobs climate and property taxes. He noted that Shumlin and …

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thetford Will Continue Talks With Police Chief Candidate Thetford — The Selectboard voted during a special meeting Wednesday to continue discussions with the candidate for police chief, meaning there likely will not be any updates on the hiring process before Monday’s regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting, a selectman said. …