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Democrat Mike Cryans, left, and Republican Joe Kenney are candidates for the Executive Council District 1 seat. (Courtesy photographs)

Kenney, Cryans Prep for Rematch

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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 two candidates squared off in a special election in March to finish Burton’s term after his death last November. Kenney, who won …

Quarantine Ordered for Africa Troops

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. President Obama, meeting with health care workers at the White House, acknowledged …

Brown, Shaheen Seek Votes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Manchester — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen emphasized her efforts to help small businesses while visiting a Manchester company on Wednesday, as her Republican challenger Scott Brown headed to a nuclear plant to highlight his energy plan. Shaheen met privately with workers at Dyn Inc., which provides a range of services to help ensure Internet traffic is delivered quickly and reliably. She and the …

Report: Oral Health Has Improved for N.H. Children

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Concord — A new report shows there has been statewide progress in children’s oral health in New Hampshire. The report released recently by the HNH Foundation found significant improvement since a survey done in 2009, with a 31.7 percent decrease in untreated tooth decay and a 32.5 percent …

3 Interim School Administrators in Burlington Resign

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Burlington — The three interim school administrators in the city of Burlington resigned their posts Friday because of what they said was tension with the School Board. Burlington’s acting superintendent, Stephanie Phillips, and senior administrators Paul Irish and Nikki Fuller, said they were stepping down from the additional …

Bennington Treatment Center Open by 2015

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Officials in Bennington say they expect to have a new opiate addiction treatment center open in the southwestern Vermont shire town by early in 2015. Gov. Peter Shumlin, who traveled to Bennington on Friday for the announcement, said the center is part of the state’s …

Region Fortifies After Superstorm Sandy

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — Two years after Superstorm Sandy, would New York and New Jersey be better protected and prepared if such a storm struck again? A sampling of work on some key issues: Flood Protection New York City: Many projects on the city’s ambitious, $20 billion roster are …

After Sandy: Are We Ready For the Next Big One?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — After Superstorm Sandy, officials in New York and New Jersey vowed to make sure the unprecedented destruction wouldn’t happen again. Two years later, would it? There are some concrete signs of tougher protections, from a nearly-finished sea wall protecting two devastated New Jersey towns to …

4 Grafton County Offices Contested

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Haverhill — Republicans are trying to unseat the three Democrats who serve as Grafton County commissioners in the 2014 elections, but the most colorful race — again — may be for the oft overlooked post of Register …

Anthem Says Health Rates in N.H. Will Stay Flat

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord — Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire said Friday that on average, its customers who have purchased insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul law will see no increases in premiums next year. Anthem was the only company selling health plans through the …

Watchdogs Warn Of Yankee Cuts

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Montpelier — Nuclear watchdog groups said Friday that Entergy Corp. is trying to cut costs at reactors it owns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, and may be placing safety in jeopardy as a result. The company replied that it has kept safety a paramount concern, but that …

‘This Is Where My Life Is’: Shaheen Casts Doubt on Brown’s Motives for N.H. Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday continued to charge her challenger with a lack of understanding of the Granite State, saying votes taken by Republican Scott Brown when he represented Massachusetts in the Senate …

D-H Doctor To Liberia to Train Others

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord — New Hampshire’s deputy epidemiologist is heading to Liberia to train medical workers on how to protect against the Ebola virus. Besides her state position, Dr. Elizabeth Talbot is an infectious-disease doctor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and an associate professor of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. After …