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New national poll: Biden leads Trump by 10

LOWELL, Mass. – Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump in the contest for the White House in a new national poll of likely voters released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion. Including the minor party candidates on the ballot, Biden ...

Stately mansions, quaint bistros and a perfect place for a picnic

Martha is stylish in her aqua clip-on cycling shoes that match her aqua “gravel grinder” bicycle, helmet and bicycling jersey, while I wear a T-shirt, 10-year-old sneakers, a florescent vest and a bright red helmet with attached light. We are in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for a long ...

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own struggle to contain the pandemic as he fought to energize his sagging reelection bid in the nation's Sun Belt. With Election Day looming, Democrat ...

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16% ...

GOP, Dems hope Supreme Court fight bolsters Senate prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, the nomination fight over Amy Coney Barrett is a chance to seal conservative control of the Supreme Court for decades. For some GOP senators, it's also a lifeline they hope will preserve their political careers and their party's control of the chamber in ...

Panel to seek increased school funds from Sununu for COVID-19 relief

CONCORD – Saying Gov. Chris Sununu’s new fund to help out schools is inadequate to meet costs from COVID-19, a bipartisan legislative advisory board voted 4-2 Friday to ask him to earmark more funds. A new $200 per pupil fund totaling $35 million was announced Thursday to help schools and ...

N.H. to sue Massachusetts over taxing remote workers

CONCORD – New Hampshire officials didn’t take kindly to Massachusetts approving a final rule that imposes Massachusetts’ income tax on New Hampshire residents who are working from home for Massachusetts companies. And the press releases started flying showing there is at least one ...

82 new COVID-19 infections, five deaths Thursday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 82 new positive test results for COVID-19, and five new deaths on Thursday. The deaths involved two women and two men from Hillsborough County, and one woman from Rockingham County, all over age 60. Check number of ...

Task force chair: ‘Pause’ likely on further business flex reopenings

CONCORD – With COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire continuing to increase across the state, it is not likely that there will be any continued flex opening of businesses for now, the governor’s policy director told members of the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force on Thursday. D.J. ...

DHHS: Substantial COVID outbreak tied to Fat Katz restaurant in Hudson

HUDSON – State health officials said Friday they have identified at least 17 cases of COVID-19 associated with Fat Katz Food & Drink, a restaurant and lounge located in the 102 Plaza, 76 Derry Road. The officials said that while Department of Health and Human Services representatives ...

GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past Democratic objections and other priorities during the COVID-19 crisis in the drive to seat President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election. The Senate ...

AP FACT CHECK: Rhetoric from Trump, Biden in the non-debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities Thursday night in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be. Here's how some of the rhetoric compared with the facts in the prime-time events and a ...

US jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy's recovery from the pandemic recession. Thursday's report from the Labor ...

Health care takes center stage in Senate race

MANCHESTER – The issue of health care took center stage in the U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire on Wednesday with Republican challenger Corky Messner taking aim at Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen for her support of the Affordable Care Act. And Shaheen’s campaign aiming back as ...

Highest active COVID-19 cases in Nashua (115) and Manchester (99) Wednesday

CONCORD – On Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19. The state also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19, a woman from Hillsborough County and a man from Strafford County, both 60 years of age and ...

Granite Outdoor Alliance gives new voice to important N.H. industry

NORTH CONWAY – New Hampshire’s outdoor community is coming together to network, advocate and educate visitors through a new membership-based nonprofit. On Wednesday, state leaders helped to officially launch the Granite Outdoor Alliance https://www.graniteoutdooralliance.org/ which looks ...

Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge and sought to create distance between herself and past ...