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October 17. 2013 12:37PM

Boston Globe: New England needs Republican office holders like Ayotte


 

The actions of Collins and Ayotte show the usefulness of having some Republican office holders to represent the values of New England; the two are the only GOP members of either the House or Senate from this region.

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Newmarket school officials retaliate against coaches: 'We were let go for opposing new school'

“He said the principal and superintendent decided because of my postings on Facebook, I wouldn’t be allowed to coach again this year,” Pomeroy said. “I was upset. I was pretty excited about coaching the kids this year.”

Oyster River officials tell parents student can't opt out of standardized tests

DURHAM — A Madbury family is trying to convince officials at Oyster River Middle School that they have the right to have their children opt out of the school's standardized tests — but district officials disagree, saying it's the law.

NH considers bill granting immunity to doctors, health care providers for informing on patients

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is considering whether to protect doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone who is unfit to drive a car.

Public school art teacher has students build Noah's ark out of trash

The exhibit will feature an ark that has been welded together by the Dover High School students, and will be placed next to a coy pond at the garden.

Body of missing NH man found in the Berkshires

Alexander Dickey, originally from New Hampshire, had been missing last October. He was last seen when a Gould Farm van dropped him off for an outing on Oct. 19 at about 1:40 p.m. on Quarry Street in Great Barrington.

Dartmouth alumnus accused of assaulting schools head of security over asphalt beef

Hanover Police is still investigating Vincelette’s motivations, but Moran said Vincelette has an “ongoing dispute” with the Town of Hanover over the use of recycled asphalt on town roads.

Arizona passes tax breaks for NH-based GTAT to aid deal with Apple to make sapphire

Both bills would help GT Advanced Technologies, which just recently signed a $578 million deal with Apple to build the world's largest sapphire-crystal glass manufacturing plant in Mesa.

N.H. medical marijuana classes linked to problematic Montana Caregivers Network

They’re on Craigslist and on a series of connected pro-medical marijuana websites aimed at New Hampshire residents, promoting classes for patients seeking medical marijuana registration cards.

NH GOP says Jeanne Shaheen votes with Obama 99 percent of the time - Mostly True

Indeed, in 2013, Shaheen took the same position as the president 99 percent of the time when Obama outlined a clear position, based on analysis by Congressional Quarterly.

Shaheen defends her support for Obamacare

She did not respond directly to Brown’s attacks on her vote in favor of the controversial US health care overhaul or his accusation that she had supported economic policies that hurt everyday people. Instead, speaking broadly, she defended the Affordable Care Act

Time running out for gay couples to claim tax break

The Internal Revenue Service had announced in August that, in the wake of the decision, married same-sex couples living in states that recognize their marriages “will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.”

Tufts students take to NH paintball range in the interest of peace

"Not everyone gets a paintball gun — and once you give people a gun, they'll want to shoot it," he said. "We wanted to create a situation where they are dis-incentivized from having it become a paintball match."

Rancher relaxes after showdown with feds, but what’s next?

Jack Commerford, a militiaman from New Hampshire, said, “We’ve been labeled as domestic terrorists. We’re not domestic terrorists. We’re here to defend the Constitution of the U.S.”

Bill Gardener: The man who keeps NH first

CONCORD, N.H. -- A few weeks ago, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner received a phone call from someone in Utah whom he'd never met.

Berlin supports new casino bill, says it would mean $1M for city

BERLIN – The city council is supporting the latest bill to legalize two casinos in the state because it would mean over $1 million in revenue for Berlin.

Millennials shunned Hillary in 2008. Her shadow campaign won't let it happen again

Ready for Hillary, the primary super-PAC paving the way for a Clinton 2016 campaign, is already hard at work to make sure history doesn't repeat itself should she decide to enter the race.

Dukakis ‘feeling pretty good’ about North-South rail link that would benefit NH

The rail link between North and South Stations will provide the necessary infrastructure for a gateway station to boost ridership from Boston through New Hampshire and into Maine, bringing Massachusetts up to speed with the rest of the region."

Bauer uses innovation power play to dominate on ice

Although Bauer is now based in Exeter, N.H., its laser-like focus on investing in an industry other businesses had given up on proves that persistence and entrepreneurial smarts can produce winning businesses in any field.

Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

HOLLIS – Rich Bergskaug, head coach of the Hollis Brookline High School football team, has announced his resignation from the school district.

Lawmakers expected to clarify taxation of recreational vehicles in campgrounds

CONCORD — The House Municipal and County Government Committee is expected to amend a bill intended to clarify the taxation of recreational vehicles in order to spare Laconia from losing $2-million of assessed valuation, foregoing $220,000 in property tax revenue and adding a dime to its tax rate.

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