Publisher's Notes Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: NH primary voters are full of surprises The 50th anniversary of a particular New Hampshire Presidential Primary doesn't mean that our first-in-the-nation primary is 50 years old. It's all in how you construct your sentences. State House Dome Dave Solomon's State House Dome: Finance flexes its muscle State Rep. James McConnell has repeatedly raised questions about the power of the 26-member House Finance Committee to significantly change and even reverse the policy decisions made by the House. City Hall Paul Feely's City Hall: Alderman wants to name Central locker room at JFK Coliseum for Coach Stone Brian Stone's life ended last week outside the very building where he had spent a good chunk of his 51 years on earth. At service, coach Brian Stone remembered for a life filled with faith Granite Status Kevin Landrigan's Granite Status: NH GOP takes aim at Van Ostern with dueling website The office of New Hampshire secretary of state is non-partisan but 2016 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Colin Van Ostern's bid to unseat longtime incumbent Bill Gardner (Story, Page A4) has... Publisher's Notes Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: The gift of Phyllis My Aunt Phyllis is an extraordinary woman. She lives near St. Paul in her home state of Minnesota. She has been a school board member, the mayor, and a state senator (until one of a powerful... City Hall Paul Feely's City Hall: School district looks to expand middle school credit On Monday, the school board's Committee of Curriculum and Instruction is expected to discuss a proposal allowing students at middle schools the opportunity to earn high school credit. State House Dome Dave Solomon's State House Dome: A number we can count on The fight to keep expanded Medicaid alive in New Hampshire now moves to the House of Representatives, after a 17-7 vote in the state Senate late Thursday to give the program a five-year lease on life. Senate backs plan to continue NH Medicaid expansion Medicaid expansion bill clears Senate committee Granite Status Granite Status: GOP self-funded candidate looks ready to enter primary At last, national Republican leaders may have a self-financed candidate willing to run in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District. Publisher's Notes Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: Many ways to make New Hampshire better Shout-outs today to two organizations that help make New Hampshire a better place. City Hall Paul Feely's City Hall: Persistent potholes add up to serious green for Queen City drivers Hit any potholes around the city lately? If you haven't, you probably don't drive much.