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AP VoteCast: N.H. Democrats angry, seek alternative to Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic voters in Tuesday’s N.H. primary were angry at President Donald Trump’s administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office. Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied but also angry with the Trump ...

Windsor’s oak voting machine still works after 130 years

WINDSOR – There “ain’t no app” to mess up voting in this town of 122 registered voters. Just an oak ballot box that since 1892 has been collecting the paper ballots on election day with a hand crank. Yup, it’s still used today. Then the ballots are counted by hand. On the 100th ...

Small New Hampshire town votes for Bloomberg in primary

DIXVILLE NOTCH (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is not even on the ballot, won the votes of a tiny New Hampshire community that barely hung onto its tradition of being among the first to make their picks in the presidential primary. Dixville Notch’s five ...

Candidates scramble to gain votes

Democratic primary hopeful Amy Klobuchar addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua Monday noontime, and a couple of hours later Bernie Sanders stood on a loading dock at the rear of his Greater Nashua headquarters in Hudson to fire up a legion of supporters ready to canvass for votes on the eve of ...

Officials applaud $51M project

WASHINGTON (AP) – On Monday, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster, D-Second, and Chris Pappas, D-First, praised the Department of Health and Human Services for its announcement that the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute in ...

Sununu vetoes net metering bill, faults compromise unspecifically

CONCORD – Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto Monday of SB 159 on net metering for customer-generators was praised in his own party and panned by Democrats who accused him of going back on his word. Sununu said it was nearly identical to two bills that were previously vetoed and ...

New Hampshire poses a last chance for some struggling Democratic candidates

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering crowd and launched into his pitch for votes heading into Tuesday’s first-in-the nation primary. Yang didn’t mention his poor showing in Iowa, ...

N.H.’s primary is fun; local politics are really where it’s at

CONCORD – The satellite trucks have arrived with logos from the major networks and cable news superstations. The candidates debated and held town halls around the state as the eyes of the nation are on New Hampshire this week especially in light of the fiasco in Iowa with an outcome so ...

Candidates make the case in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER – Mere hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, most polls are showing a close race on the Democratic side, leaving some candidates hopeful and others nervous. Some of this was on display during the, at times, heated debate that took place late ...

Kuster compares Buttigieg to Obama; Biden begs to differ

MANCHESTER (AP) — In offering her endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg last month, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., said: “Like Barack Obama before him, Pete is young, inspiring, brings fresh ideas to the table, and is motivated to win.” The man who served as ...

Flashing signs, cheering fans as Dems make N.H. closing pitch

MANCHESTER (AP) — The battle for momentum in New Hampshire, for at least one night, came down to how expressive fans in the cheap seats could be. Democrats made an effort to project an aura of unity at a party dinner Saturday designed to pump up the party base and each campaign’s core ...

Got Results?

NASHUA – The eyes of the nation will be on New Hampshire during the historic first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Tuesday. With any luck, Granite State election officials will be able to compile and release the results much earlier than those who ran the Iowa caucuses earlier this ...

Warren talks affordable housing in Nashua

NASHUA – Rallying in a city where renters face regular and oftentimes significant rate increases, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren vowed to address America’s affordable housing shortage. “We’ve got a housing crisis in this country,” Warren said during a Wednesday ...

N.E. senators toe party line on impeachment

NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, already faced a tough re-election fight this year, but Democrats will want to make it even more difficult for New England’s lone Republican after her Wednesday votes helped acquit President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment. Every ...

Student commits suicide by shooting at school

CONCORD – One student died in a shooting at the Second Start Alternative High School in Concord on Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide. No other students, faculty or staff members were physically harmed, according to Attorney General Gordon MacDonald. He said the incident at 450 N. ...

Biden waits out hecklers while questioning Medicare for All

NASHUA – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stood firm Tuesday in opposing the mandatory single-payer health care plans that competitors Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren promote under the badge of Medicare for All. During his first New Hampshire campaign event in the aftermath of ...

‘Bern’ Notice: Sanders draws huge crowd

MILFORD – With an opening act – an all-girl rock band, “The Bad Larrys” from Salem, Massachusetts – Bernie Sanders held the equivalent of a rock concert in Milford on Tuesday night. The electrified crowd cheered after introductions from New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial ...

Donchess backs Mayor Buttigieg

NASHUA – Tuesday – exactly one week before the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary – Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess endorsed Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. “There’s a lot of support around Nashua and I’m sure he’s going to do very well here,” ...

Tulsi targets Big Pharma at local event

NASHUA – A bit of aloha spirit swept through the Nashua Public Library on Tuesday when Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii greeted city voters awaiting the opportunity to question her. Without knowing the results of the Iowa caucuses, Gabbard took to the campaign trail ...

Klobuchar pushes forward in N.H.

NASHUA – After arriving in New Hampshire very early Tuesday by escaping the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar made her case to area voters at Nashua Community College, a fitting venue for sharing her plans to improve education throughout the ...