The New Hampshire Legislature is very close to approving another crackdown on so-called double-dippers, those who retire from state or local government jobs only to re-emerge on public payrolls on a...
Jonathan Pereira, a junior, explains his artwork to Dave Scannell, a school board member, during the annual West High School National Art Honor Society Winter Art Show on Friday in Manchester. The artwork will be on display until Jan. 31 in the library. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Lucy McDonald, 6, from Manchester, gets help with her skates from Grampa, Bob McDonald, from Londonderry, at Dorrs Pond in Manchester on Saturday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
Bulldozer Diggs, 7, participates with owner Sheralee Bailey, from Concord, during the NH Women's March held at the State House in Concord on Saturday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
To celebrate the opening of its new Portsmouth location at 104 Congress St., LaBelle Winery held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month. Approximately 50 guests were present including New Hampshire State Sen. Gary Daniels (R-Milford); Sara Chaffee, owner of McGowan Fine Art in Concord, N.H.; and Peter Frid, president and CEO of New Hampshire Public Television. Also present were representatives of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce: Valerie Rochon; Bill MacDonald; Joan Chawziuk; Katti Mowers; Judy Davidson and Ben VanCamp, along with friends, local business owners and members of the public. The event started with mingling and wine and cheese sampling, followed by remarks by Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda, LaBelle Winery's owners. Arboleda thanked guests for attending and shared that the winery had recently celebrated its five-year anniversary in its Amherst location. (COURTESY)
The Chester Charitable Foundation awarded a 2017 holiday donation of $5,000 to Raymond Coalition for Youth to support programing for healthy youth and communities. From left: Maria Veale, foundation secretary; and Celeste Clark, coalition executive director. (COURTESY)