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Gov. Maggie Hassan answers a question as her Republican opponent, Walt Havenstein, listens during a live televised debate for governor hosted by WMUR, the New Hampshire Union Leader, and The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College on Wednesday.

Candidates for governor take on economy, Ebola in debate


Ebola, the economy and right-to-work legislation were among the topics that provided fodder for disagreement in Wednesday night's debate between Gov. Maggie Hassan and GOP challenger Walt Havenstein.

Firefighters pour water into the basement at Union and Brook streets in Manchester early Thursday.

2-alarm Manchester fire displaces 10


No one was injured in a two-alarm blaze early Thursday morning that left 10 people temporarily homeless in Manchester.

Two more Keene State College students charged in riots


Two more Keene State College students were arrested for their part in the riots that took place over the Keene Pumpkin Festival weekend.

This campaign flyer has Donald Trump upset over the unauthorized use of his photo.

Trump fired up over NH mailer


Donald Trump is upset that his image was used on a mailer sent out by the NH Democratic party without his knowledge or permission.


AG sued over documents in former Rockingham County attorney case


Former Deputy Rockingham County Attorney Tom Reid filed a lawsuit against state Attorney General Joseph Foster claiming he is illegally withholding investigative files related to a months-long probe into the Rockingham County Attorney's Office.


School's out for voters


It should be unnecessary to padlock Manchester schools — where kids are supposed to learn about government — on the day that the foundation of democracy is being poured.

Commodore Nutt takes D.C. by storm


In January 1862, Commodore George Washington Morrison Nutt of Manchester began his storied career under the famous promoter and entertainment manager Phineas T. Barnum.

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Senate battle attracts 17,000 TV ads in NH


A study shows the political ads on the U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown have been nothing short of relentless.

New Hampshire Weekend

Halloween 2014: Trick or Treat Times, Parades and other Spooky Fun

It's all about the spirit (boo!) of the holiday. Get in character, goblins, superheroes and princesses! It's time to TRICK or TREAT! Don't forget to say, “Thank you.” Be safe and enjoy, New Hampshire!

The 1920s silent-film classic “Phantom of the Opera” stars Lon Chaney as the mysterious, deformed presence who both looks over and haunts the inhabitants of a Paris opera house.

Screening of silent film classic in Keene

The 1920s silent-film classic 'Phantom of the Opera' stars Lon Chaney as the mysterious, deformed presence who both looks over and haunts the inhabitants of a Paris opera house.

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Visitors to Nightmare New England in Litchfield prepare to enter the “Freak Show in 3D” attraction. Rather than a traditional doorway, the jaws of a toothy, deranged host serve as entrance to this spirited haunted house.

Scares creep across New Hampshire this weekend

Decaying corpses, killer clowns, flesh-eating cannibals and headless zombies at Halloween-themed attractions across New Hampshire won't warm your heart; they'll turn it cold.

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Mont Vernon residents Bob and Elizabeth Bell and their five children, Sydney, Sierra, Taylor, Nate and Ben, join Chick-fil-A's 24-hour “First 100” party at its first free-standing restaurant in New Hampshire, on Amherst Street in Nashua.

Chick-fil-A restaurant's opening draws from near and far for camp-out celebration

Before sunrise on Wednesday, the parking lot next to the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Amherst Street in Nashua started filling up with tents pitched not just by local families, but fans from all along the Eastern Seaboard.

Under the Streetlamp features former cast members of Broadway's hit “Jersey Boys.”

Crooners belt out rock 'n' roll, Motown, doo-wop classics

The charismatic former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'Jersey Boys' spotlight favorite rock 'n' roll, doo-wop and Motown hits in 'Under the Streetlamp.'

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Drew Cline, the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial page editor, received  the media ally award  from the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Union Leader editor receives media ally award

The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has presented its first media ally award to Drew Cline, editorial page editor for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Grange honors members, public servants

NH State Grange honors public servants in annual awards The New Hampshire State Grange honored a number of individuals for service to the Grange and the public at the Grange's annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel last week.

Rockingham Meals on Wheels program working out issues with new caterer

Earlier this month, the organization switched to a new catering company to provide meals for its clients. While the general satisfaction rate for the Meals on Wheels program has remained high, there are some clients who claim there are still some bugs to work out with the new contract.

Lt. Col. Wilfred Brassard serves as parade marshal during Peterborough's 275th anniversary parade earlier this month.

Overseas or at home, service is Peterborough parade marshal's business

Army veteran and longtime West Peterborough resident and town volunteer Lt. Col Wilfred Brassard was honored by the Select Board Tuesday for his role as the parade marshal for the town's 275th anniversary parade on Oct. 11.

Is this really what makes guys crazy?

All right, here's one for the books - the Vermont bow-hunting books. And the New Hampshire connection? This happened right across the Connecticut River, in my 35-mile view from Colebrook, in the town of Bloomfield, Vt.

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Owls are a treat for the ears but very rarely for the eyes

WE KNOW not always who are kings by day, but the king of the night is the bold brown owl.” So wrote Brian Walter Proctor (1787-1874) in stanza three of his poem, “The Owl.”

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