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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 ...

Yang, who created buzz with freedom dividend, ends 2020 bid

Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 bid on Tuesday. His national press secretary, Erick Sanchez, confirmed the decision. It came ...

Trump easily wins GOP nod in Granite State

NASHUA – President Donald Trump strolled to an easy victory in New Hampshire Tuesday in the first-in-the-nation primary. With 259 of 301 precincts reporting, the president earned 85.47% of the overall vote, with former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld getting just 9.2%. Trump earned 117,780 votes to ...

Trump hosts rally in Manchester

MANCHESTER – On the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, President Donald Trump reminded Granite Staters he also is on the ballot today in his ongoing effort to “Keep America Great.” “We are going to keep on winning, winning and winning,” Trump told the ...

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 ...

National pollster weighs in on N.H. primary

NASHUA – On the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, presidential hopefuls flocked to the Granite State, making last-minute stops in hopes of securing support for their 2020 White House bids. President Donald Trump also stumped in the state Monday night, hosting a rally at ...

Panel reviews rulings in search for school funding plan

CONCORD – Court decisions on the state’s education funding system were reviewed Monday for members of the Commission to Study School Funding as they begin to craft a new more equitable plan for state schools. Department of Justice Solicitor General Daniel Will and attorney John Tobin of ...

Nashua poll workers gear up for a busy day

NASHUA – Ward 8 moderator John Lisle anticipates quite a large turnout at his polling location today during the New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. City polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and upon opening the doors at his location, Lisle is expecting a line of 50-75 voters. He ...

Klobuchar vows to ‘restore decency’ to politics

NASHUA – A mix of Amy Klobuchar supporters and undecided Democratic voters who filled the Fairgrounds Middle School gym to capacity late Sunday afternoon heard from a fired-up candidate who, in the words of Nashua native and longtime supporter Bill Barry, is “smart, compassionate, ...

Buttigieg appears at GOTV rally

NASHUA – Democratic presidential primary hopeful Pete Buttigieg wasted no time in inticing his overflow audience into a round of raucous cheers moments after he took the stage for Sunday’s get-out-the-vote campaign rally in Nashua. “I’m asking you to form in your mind the image that ...

Ambulance service discussion continues

WILTON – Temple officials are unhappy with the apportionment of funds for supporting the ambulance service, but part of the problem appears to be a lack of communication among their departments. On Feb. 3, members of Temple’s Budget Advisory Committee met with the Select Board, “because ...

Lyndeborough, Wilton races shaping up

WILTON – Four people have filed for two vacant spots on the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School board – two in each town for a three-year term. In Wilton, newcomers Matt Mannarino and Jim Kofalt have filed for the seat held for many years by Joyce Fisk. She resigned earlier this year ...

Toadstool hosting two authors on Feb. 22

NASHUA – R.W.W. Greene will be at the Nashua Toadstool Bookshop at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. Earlier in the day, at 2 p.m., Damien Rigden will be on hand signing books, as well. Greene is a New Hampshire writer with an Master’s in Fine Arts, which he exorcises in dive bars and coffee shops. He ...

Triangle Credit Union opens new branch in Merrimack

NASHUA – Triangle Credit Union recently announced the opening of its Merrimack branch, located in the 360 Merrimack Shopping Center at 362 Daniel Webster Highway. Construction on the 2,100-square-foot facility began in July 2019, and is Triangle’s 10th location in southern New ...

Candidate Election Night Rallies Set

Candidates in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary have scheduled election night rallies throughout the Granite State, with two set in Nashua. Former Vice President Joe Biden will host his event at the Radisson Hotel, starting at 8 p.m. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg's ...

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 ...

Street Pianos 2020

NASHUA – Darrell’s Music Hall, Forever Amber, Great American Downtown, and North Main Music are proud to announce that participants in the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Future Fine Artists program has been selected to paint a piano for the 2020 Nashua Street Piano ...