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Gov. Maggie Hassan and her Republican challenger, Walt Havenstein, debated Friday at a meeting of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at Derryfield Country Club.

Hassan, Havenstein spar over education


Hassan and Havenstein disagree over best approach to take to spur economic growth and keep young people in the state.

Manchester zoning may be slowing housing market


Many communities need to reassess “fairly hostile” zoning policies and adapt to changing demographics, allowing such things as carving out a separate apartment within a single-family home for elderly parents or returning adult children, a state housing official said Friday.

Mark Richardson faces felony assault charge.

Ex-Seabrook cop says he was 'in fear' during assault on suspect


Ex-Seabrook police officer Mark Richardson told a town-hired investigator that he was “in fear” of a drunken driving suspect when he allegedly slammed his head into a concrete wall while escorting him down a hallway inside the police station.

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Gov. Hassan, Havenstein spar over higher education during Manchester Chamber debate


Walt Havenstein says a lack of jobs has young people leaving state, while Gov. Maggie Hassan says she increased state aid to higher education to keep such students home during Thursday morning debate.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., left, and former Massachusetts Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown are seen Thursday before a live televised U.S. Senate debate hosted by NH1 News on WBIN TV in Concord, N.H.

Shaheen, Brown clash over handling of Ebola threat


The perceived threat from Ebola dominated the first portion of the second televised debate held Thursday night between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her challenger, former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

District 16 State Sen. David Boutin says this mailer accusing him of failing to protect domestic violence victims is false and exploitative.

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Debate rule No. 1: Don't crash


Debates are the NASCAR events of politics, Andy Smith says. “People watch it for the car crashes.”

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With a career that has spanned five decades and several genres, George Benson is most known for the hits “On Broadway” and “Breezin.”

George Benson pays jazzy tribute to genre pioneer Nat King Cole

George Benson, whose most recent disc pays homage to Nat King Cole, plays The Music Hall in Portsmouth in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday.

Anne Rice over several decades has helped shape supernatural pop culture with intricate chronicles of vampire life relayed from the mouths of the fanged themselves. Her latest book, “Prince Lestat,” brings back readers to the rebel who started it all.

Anne Rice talks about vampire chronicles, creating sequel with teeth

For best-selling author Anne Rice, who is best known for her popular series “The Vampire Chronicles,” her decision to write supernatural fiction was not so much by choice, but by discovery.

Cirk La Putyka's 'Slapstick Sonata' opens U.S. Tour in New Hampshire

On a stage set to look like a darkened warehouse, workers on the overnight shift slowly break out of their monotonous routine.

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PSU Symphonic Band gets a new start with contemporary wind, band works

The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band visits some “New Beginnings” with a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Silver Center for the Arts on campus.

Sean Chen plays with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during final rounds of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, in June 2013.

Pianist Sean Chen to lead concert, master class at Philips Exeter Academy

Pianist Sean Chen, the first American since 1997 to earn an award in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Phillips Church, 61 Front St.

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Goffstown indoor golf simulator receives OK to serve alcoholic beverages


Golf Fix Studio, an indoor golf simulation facility located in the Shaw’s Plaza 553 Mast Road, which opened in August, won approval from the Planning Board to open a bar serving alcoholic beverages and wine inside the business.

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Claremont to celebrate manufacturing and jazz roots Sunday at 250th

A lighting ceremony on Sunday to dedicate the sculpture created to mark the city's 250th anniversary will be preceded by a jazz concert as part of the city's birthday celebration.

Woodland Storybook Walk invites attendees to stroll enchanted forest

The enchanted woodlands at Pine Hill Waldorf School will come alive with storybook characters Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to foster the imagination of children. Woodland Storybook Walk is designed to be a non-scary Halloween alternative for families with young children.

Manchester event will honor those who have battled pancreatic cancer

A PurpleLight New Hampshire ceremony Sunday night in Veterans Park will celebrate survivors and honor the loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer.

Londonderry’s Victoria Gilchrist, 15, is spreading holiday cheer via the virtual world. 

Londonderry teen turns to Facebook in the spirit of giving

As word continues to spread, a Londonderry High School sophomore's Facebook post seeking a local family she might "adopt" for the holidays has grown into something much bigger.

Contributions will buy winter coats for kids

Manchester firefighters will be undertaking several efforts to raise money for new winter coats for needy elementary-school aged children who live in the city.

Leading Manchester mental health advocate set to retire

The man who quietly led efforts to treat mental illness in Manchester, including the integration of mentally ill people into the community, will retire in February. Peter Janelle has been president and chief executive of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester for 15 years.

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