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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold signs outside the Verizon Wireless Center before the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voters Prep for Turn in Spotlight

Saturday, February 6, 2016

West Lebanon — In accordance with a newly implemented piece of a 2012 voter identification law, New Hampshire voters on Tuesday can expect to be asked to present a photo ID to election officials before casting a ballot. After stating their names, parties and addresses, voters will be asked to provide photo identification, according to materials the Secretary of State’s …

Parts of New England See Season’s First Significant Snowfall

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Boston — A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot deep. A 6-year-old girl was hit by a falling tree limb that fell in her …

McAllister Trial Delayed

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Montpelier (ap) — The trial on sex charges of suspended state Sen. Norman McAllister has been moved from this month to May, lawyers said Friday, lessening the likelihood that lawmakers would be called away from their duties to testify as witnesses. Defense lawyer Brooks McArthur and Franklin County State’s Attorney James Hughes both said they still need to collect sworn statements from potential …

3 N.H. Towns Vote at Midnight

Monday, February 1, 2016

Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight. On Feb. 9, three tiny northern towns will share the spotlight when their residents cast the first ballots in the presidential primary: Hart’s Location Nestled in the middle …

Vt. Energy Project Foe Faces Criminal Probe

Monday, February 1, 2016

Montpelier — Annette Smith has been fighting the power for more than 15 years, tenaciously opposing energy projects she believes harm the environment or quality of life in Vermont. Now she is the target of a criminal investigation …

Site Where Salem’s ‘Witches’ Killed Is Next to a Walgreens

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The morning of June 10, 1692, started with a hanging. Bridget Bishop, a local woman convicted of witchcraft — though it’s more likely her only crimes were promiscuity (by Puritans’ strict standards) and a tendency to gossip — was escorted to a prominent spot near Salem, Mass. Her …

Pork Rinds, Scissors, Surplus Centers Have It

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Concord — In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? Seek out your nearest state surplus store, where many airports nationwide send their unclaimed …

Falling off the Federal Help Spectrum

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Who Will Be Affected?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Jefferson City, Mo. — Federal rules that took effect this month in many states will require some adult food aid recipients to work if they want to continue receiving federally funded benefits. The requirements generally are kicking in because unemployment rates have fallen. Here are some questions and …

A State-by-State Look at Work Waivers

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The federal government ended statewide work waivers this year for certain adults receiving aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, sometimes referred to as food stamps. In some cases, states were able to retain work waivers for certain …

Mass. Changes How It Approaches Drug Use

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Boston — Jail time is out. Treatment is in. Spurred by a seemingly intractable opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of Massachusetts lives in recent years, political leaders have undergone a revolution in the way they view drug users. Even Gov. Charlie Baker — whose old Statehouse boss, …

Blizzard Ranks Fourth Among Worst in Northeast

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hagerstown, Md. — Last weekend’s blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. The agency gave the storm a rating of 7.66 …

Project Aims to Recognize American Slave Trade Ports

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Providence, r.i. — A project aimed at memorializing America’s slave-trade ports is moving to Rhode Island, where some 1,000 slave-trading voyages were launched. The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project has been working to place markers at …