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Kathy Sullivan: New Hampshire should tighten its weak gun laws | New Hampshire Union Leader Kathy Sullivan: New Hampshire should tighten its weak gun laws
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre are angry at the gun violence striking their school last week. They are determined to do something to stop future violence. They are organizing a national march, the March For Our Lives on March 24. It makes me feel ashamed, because we American adults have done so little.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Pam Brown for Sanborn school board | New Hampshire Union Leader Pam Brown for Sanborn school board
To the Editor: I request all Newton residents to vote on March 13 to reelect Dr. Pam Brown.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
An embarrassing effort | New Hampshire Union Leader An embarrassing effort
To the Editor: On Feb. 17, the U.S. Men's Olympic hockey team's performance losing 4-0 and conduct on and off the ice during the match against Russia was a disaster.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
John Stossel: Pay your dues! | New Hampshire Union Leader John Stossel: Pay your dues!
If your workplace is a union shop, are you forced to pay union dues? Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about that.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Licensed to work: Making it easier to move to NH | New Hampshire Union Leader Licensed to work: Making it easier to move to NH
If a professional holds a valid license in another state, should New Hampshire allow that person to work here while getting a New Hampshire license?
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Medicaid shuffle: Best of a bad situation | New Hampshire Union Leader Medicaid shuffle: Best of a bad situation
Having made the decision four years ago to expand New Hampshire's Medicaid program to able-bodied, low-income adults, it was all but inevitable that the Legislature would continue to extend the program.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Marc Thiessen: Stop politicizing the Russia investigation | New Hampshire Union Leader Marc Thiessen: Stop politicizing the Russia investigation
The indictment issued on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller shows a conspiracy of stunning sophistication by Kremlin-connected Russians, posing as American citizens or using stolen U.S. identities, to influence the 2016 presidential election.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
NH Club Notes: GFWC Merrimack District meeting set for March 3 | New Hampshire Union Leader NH Club Notes: GFWC Merrimack District meeting set for March 3
The Brookline Woman's Club and the WiltonLyndeborough Woman's Club will host the General Federation of Women's Clubs' Merrimack South District meeting on Saturday, March 3, at the Brookline Community Church, 2 Main St.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Kevin Landrigan's Granite Status: Double-dippers: Done deal or room for horse trading? | New Hampshire Union Leader Kevin Landrigan's Granite Status: Double-dippers: Done deal or room for horse trading?
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 part-time basis.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Court orders almost 60k be removed from Weare default budget | New Hampshire Union Leader Court orders almost 60k be removed from Weare default budget
The town will have to remove just under 60,000 from its proposed default budget after a court ruled on Tuesday the money wasn't allowed to be there.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Men's Basketball: Wildcats stumble again | New Hampshire Union Leader Men's Basketball: Wildcats stumble again
The Wildcats went shot for shot with the Hartford Hawks for the majority of the game but faded in the final few minutes to lose 65-56 at Chase Family Arena.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Band with eco-friendly message hopes to plant seed of goodwill | New Hampshire Union Leader Band with eco-friendly message hopes to plant seed of goodwill
Johnny Fireseed and the Junkyard Dogs play family-friendly tunes about sustainability on instruments made from discarded scraps, recycled materials and found objects.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
'East  West' showcases NH artist's bucolic vistas | New Hampshire Union Leader 'East West' showcases NH artist's bucolic vistas
McGowan Fine Art, 2 Phenix Ave., is featuring artist Sandy Wadlington's oil paintings, woodblock prints and charcoal drawings in the exhibit 'East West.'
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Get some exercise and a chocolate fix at this NH fest | New Hampshire Union Leader Get some exercise and a chocolate fix at this NH fest
Check out some northern trails and get some complimentary treats along the way during the Mount Washington Valley's 29th annual Chocolate Festival on Sunday.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Koresh dancers explore what it means to be human | New Hampshire Union Leader Koresh dancers explore what it means to be human
Ronen 'Roni' Koresh, the Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director who founded the Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company, choreographed 'Sense of Human' as a reminder that we need to come up for air and take a look around.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Will puppet show solve case of missing adverbs? | New Hampshire Union Leader Will puppet show solve case of missing adverbs?
Keene State College KSC students will use hand and shadow puppets to tell the tale of 'The Adventures of Detective Sent-Tout: The Case of the Missing Adverbs.'
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Cherish the Ladies at St. Anselm College | New Hampshire Union Leader Cherish the Ladies at St. Anselm College
The Grammy-nominated Irish-American ensemble Cherish The Ladies will play a 7:30 p.m. show of song and step-dancing Friday at the Dana Center for the Humanities at St. Anselm College.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Guns on NH College Campuses? Today's Statehouse Vote May Bring Decision | NH1 Guns on NH College Campuses? Today's Statehouse Vote May Bring Decision
Some committee members say the public would actually be more at risk in an 'active shooter' scenario. Read More ...
NH1 | February 22, 2018
L.A. Guns rockers head to NH on reunion tour | New Hampshire Union Leader L.A. Guns rockers head to NH on reunion tour
L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis are sharing the stage for the first time in 15 years for The Reunion Tour, which makes a stop at the Tupelo Music Hall Sunday night.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
It's the word for husband-and-wife acting team making Palace Theatre return | New Hampshire Union Leader It's the word for husband-and-wife acting team making Palace Theatre return
When Katie Ann Harvey and Sam Harvey step onto the Palace Theatre stage in downtown Manchester on Friday to play the supporting roles of teen lovers Betty Rizzo and Kenickie in the musical 'Grease,' there won't be a lot of acting going on.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Speed limits reduced around Claremont schools | New Hampshire Union Leader Speed limits reduced around Claremont schools
Claremont school zone speed limits are coming to neighborhood streets around the city's several schools.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Moving fifth-graders top concern at Manchester redistricting forum | New Hampshire Union Leader Moving fifth-graders top concern at Manchester redistricting forum
Questions on cost and the merits ' as well as feasibility ' of moving fifth graders into middle schools were the top concerns raised by attendees of a public forum Wednesday night on the draft redistricting proposal unveiled last week by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bolgen Vargas.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Litchfield Police investigating  mailbox thefts | New Hampshire Union Leader Litchfield Police investigating mailbox thefts
Police in Litchfield are investigating reports of a man going through mailboxes and stealing items this week.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
The Heart of Nashua with Joan Stylianos Learn about the role women played in Nashua's mills | New Hampshire Union Leader The Heart of Nashua with Joan Stylianos Learn about the role women played in Nashua's mills
If you've ever wondered what life at the mill was like for women, then mark this on your calendar: Talk on Mill Girls at Nashua Library, Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
NHIAA Hockey: Optimism gets Trinity goalie through illness | New Hampshire Union Leader NHIAA Hockey: Optimism gets Trinity goalie through illness
Complete-game performances are typically celebrated by pitchers. Goaltenders? Not so much. Unless, of course, you're Trinity High School sophomore Ryan Brewitt.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
BAE Systems sponsors tech camp at UNH | New Hampshire Union Leader BAE Systems sponsors tech camp at UNH
Registration has opened for Tech Camp at the University of New Hampshire, a set of day and residential summer programs for students entering grades six through 12 designed to increase STEM literacy.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Police prepare to arrest woman in shovel attack | New Hampshire Union Leader Police prepare to arrest woman in shovel attack
Police are preparing to issue a warrant for the arrest of a woman who chased a Lebanon man around the Circle K parking lot with a snow shovel Tuesday morning.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Disability advocates sue to get details on inmate death | New Hampshire Union Leader Disability advocates sue to get details on inmate death
The Disability Rights Center filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, seeking records on an individual with mental illness who died in December while being held at the state prison for men in Concord.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Nurse attacked by patient sues state hospital | New Hampshire Union Leader Nurse attacked by patient sues state hospital
A former nurse at New Hampshire Hospital is suing the psychiatric facility and the state Department of Health and Human Services, claiming her warnings about a dangerous patient who later assaulted her were ignored, leading to serious injury.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Former Nashua man seeks early release from prison | New Hampshire Union Leader Former Nashua man seeks early release from prison
A former city man convicted of repeatedly raping a young girl twenty years ago is seeking early release from prison.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Woman to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting child | New Hampshire Union Leader Woman to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting child
A North Conway woman is scheduled to stand trial next month on charges alleging that she had sexual contact with a child.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Executive Council OKs school safety grants | New Hampshire Union Leader Executive Council OKs school safety grants
The Executive Council on Wednesday approved another round of grants for school building and safety needs, as of a 19 million investment in school building aid for 2018 made possible by a surplus from the 2017 state budget.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Due process on mental illness | New Hampshire Union Leader Due process on mental illness
To the Editor: The confessed Florida shooter had a troubled family history and posted many comments about violence on social media before shooting at least 17 people.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Mass. cemetery to recognize its Revolutionary War heroes | New Hampshire Union Leader Mass. cemetery to recognize its Revolutionary War heroes
Six granite stones with brass plaques denoting name, biographical details and designation as a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot will be placed at the Provincetown graves of the six men at a ceremony planned for April 16, Patriots Day.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia | New Hampshire Union Leader U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia
The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Hannaford distribution workers in Maine launch 24-hour strike | New Hampshire Union Leader Hannaford distribution workers in Maine launch 24-hour strike
More than 200 union members who work at the Hannaford distribution center in South Portland, Maine, launched a 24-hour strike on Wednesday morning after previously rejecting a contract proposal.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Supreme Court declines to broaden whistleblower protections | New Hampshire Union Leader Supreme Court declines to broaden whistleblower protections
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, ruling they must take claims of wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be shielded against retaliation.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Trump signals open to mileage tax with praise of a Oregon program | New Hampshire Union Leader Trump signals open to mileage tax with praise of a Oregon program
The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 22, 2018
Our Gourmet: Hampton's Rico Figs has plenty to offer | New Hampshire Union Leader Our Gourmet: Hampton's Rico Figs has plenty to offer
The Dining Companion wanted to see the beach one recent day, but by the time we got in gear and hit Hampton it was a dark, drizzly dinnertime. We decided to eat instead, hopping off Route 101 at Lafayette Road Route 1 and heading north in search of something tasty.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 21, 2018
Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: More Spectacular choices: Three Cabs and a Ros | New Hampshire Union Leader Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: More Spectacular choices: Three Cabs and a Ros
We've spent the past couple of weeks at the convention center on Elm Street metaphorically, of course, talking about some of the excellent wines that were offered at the Easterseals Winter Wine Spectacular last month.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 21, 2018
NH officer taking command of ballistic-missile sub | New Hampshire Union Leader NH officer taking command of ballistic-missile sub
In a ceremony on Friday, William Filip, 40, will take command of the USS Alabama, a ballistic-missile submarine stationed at a naval base in Washington state.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 21, 2018
Former Dallas Mavericks CEO accused of sexual harassment | New Hampshire Union Leader Former Dallas Mavericks CEO accused of sexual harassment
Terdema Ussery, the former president and CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, was accused by numerous women of sexual harassment during his time with the team.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 21, 2018
Free Ice Cream at Arnie's Place in Concord as NH Celebrates Warmth! | NH1 Free Ice Cream at Arnie's Place in Concord as NH Celebrates Warmth!
A Loudon Road landmark opens a day early as temps soar in the 60's! Read More ...
NH1 | February 21, 2018
Police Investigating 'Non-Credible' Social Media Threat at Manchester School | NH1 Police Investigating 'Non-Credible' Social Media Threat at Manchester School
Several students shared the threat, but police don't believe it originated in New Hampshire.  Read More ...
NH1 | February 21, 2018
Convicted Robber Returned to Prison After 5 Hours of Freedom | NH1 Convicted Robber Returned to Prison After 5 Hours of Freedom
Police say after Best arrived to his work detail Tuesday, he took off.  Read More ...
NH1 | February 21, 2018
WATCH: Nazzy and Tara Make Customers Melt Serving Local Ice Cream | NH1 WATCH: Nazzy and Tara Make Customers Melt Serving Local Ice Cream
Nazzy and Tara help open Arnie‚Äôs Place in Concord on Wednesday.  Read More ...
NH1 | February 21, 2018
Cog Railway owner doubts that proposed Skyline Lodge will be open for 150th anniversary in 2019 | New Hampshire Union Leader Cog Railway owner doubts that proposed Skyline Lodge will be open for 150th anniversary in 2019
While committed to building a 35-room hotel on the slope of Mount Washington, the Cog Railway, says owner Wayne Presby, is doubtful that it will be open in time for the railway's 150th anniversary next year.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 21, 2018
Student charged in threat at Epping High School | New Hampshire Union Leader Student charged in threat at Epping High School
A student was arrested Wednesday morning in connection to an alleged threat made last week at Epping High School.
New Hampshire Union Leader | February 21, 2018
NH Enjoys Record-High Temperatures on the Summit and Throughout State | NH1 NH Enjoys Record-High Temperatures on the Summit and Throughout State
T-shirt weather on Mount Washington and records broken across the state during this balmy winter respite.  Read More ...
NH1 | February 21, 2018
1 Person Dead After 3-Alarm Fire Consumes Mobile Home | NH1 1 Person Dead After 3-Alarm Fire Consumes Mobile Home
A three-alarm fire engulfed a mobile home Wednesday morning causing one fatality. Read More ...
NH1 | February 21, 2018