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NEWPORT — The Reprisal Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored chapter member Laura McCrillis Kessler, of Newport, for her election to the position of Historian General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).

NEW LONDON — The New London Barn Playhouse Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of four new Board members and a new President. David Bashaw of Newbury, Maggie Ford of New London, Kim Packard of New London and Tom Stark of Elkins have been voted as members of the Board of Di…

NEWPORT — The Newport School Board Superintendent Search Committee met on Monday, Dec. 9, to begin reviewing the 12 applications submitted for the Superintendent’s position starting July 1, 2020.

GRANTHAM — The date of the statewide presidential primary is set for Feb. 11 Grantham has expanded its polling hours, with polls now opening at 7 a.m. and remaining open until 7 p.m.

NEWPORT — The following building permits were issued by the Newport Office of Planning and Zoning during the month of November:

NEW LONDON — New London “Under the Stars” will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 when Santa Claus arrives by fire truck at Tracy Memorial Library.

NEWPORT — A Small Business Resource Roundtable will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Sugar River Community Room, 20 North Main St., Newport.

MANCHESTER — With the holiday season upon us, neighborhoods are starting to twinkle with festive light displays inside and out.

The colder months, and the holidays that accompany them, remind us of the important things: food, shelter, warmth, and time spent with those we love. Despite the holiday cheer, this time of year is not always joyful.

GRANTHAM — The Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon (JOSA) Series opens its 2019-2020 season with performances by two jazz legends—trumpeter Toru “Tiger” Okoshi on Dec. 8th and alto saxophonist Richie Cole on Dec. 22nd—at The Center at Eastman’s Bistro Nouveau. 

NEWPORT — The Town of Newport has been awarded $9,335 from the 2019-20 New Hampshire Moose License Plate Conservation Grant program to update 1881-1907 Old War/Military Records.

GRANTHAM — Grantham Recreation and Grantham Fire-EMS present Breakfast with Santa and Drive to Help our Neighbors on Dec. 7 in the Lower Level of the Town Hall. 

NEWPORT — Deb Stevens went from the greenhouse at Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport on Friday all the way to a national television appearance in New York City Monday afternoon.

NEWPORT — Things are changing at the Newport Opera House. The stained-glass windows that are original to the Opera House have been repaired and reinstalled, brightening the hall and splashing the floor with peacock colors.

CLAREMONT — At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, the Claremont Opera House welcomes for the first time on its stage, Dirty Deeds, The AC/DC Experience out of Boston.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s presidential primary is set for Feb. 11, eight days after Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

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NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer first-year runner Shannon O’Connell (Peabody, Mass.) has earned the first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Indoor Track & Field Rookie of the Week award. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title.

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NEWPORT — With the realignment of Division IV in New Hampshire schoolboy football next fall, Newport will be facing seven different teams that didn’t appear on their 2018 nine-game schedule.

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MANCHESTER — Quinten Bicknell, Phillip Mason and Keaghan McAllister have been playing together since the third grade” We are such a close family, they are my brothers” said Mason. Although this season ended before they wanted under the bright sunshine on a turf field at Trinity, this group w…

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LACONIA — Big plays from the defending state champions propelled Winnisquam to their second straight title with a win over the pesky Wildcats on a frigid night(25 degrees at the start) to cement a perfect season for the Bears. Three big plays sealed the win for Winnisquam in a game that was …

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NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats , but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — They were children themselves when they lost siblings, friends, and schoolmates in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Too young to comprehend the massacre, they spent years in shock and denial.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey's attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism.

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HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren lashed out Thursday at her moderate Democratic rivals seeking the White House, accusing them of naively accepting Republican calls for unity rather than standing up to the rich while too quickly bending to the whims of their own wealthy donors.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Pushing back against fellow Democrats who advocate a more moderate path to the White House, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday her party will lose the 2020 presidential election if it settles for an agenda that's “business as usual” and only “nibbles around the edges” of pa…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are blasting theHouse inquiry into whether he abused his office as illegal and declaring him completely free of taint on Ukraine and in the Russia investigation.

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The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm said Monday that it will allow Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago while the Democratic presidential contender also pledged to open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising org…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next y…

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BAGHDAD (AP) — An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said.

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WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon.

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MADRID (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg said Friday that calls for real action against climate change are still being “ignored" by political leaders despite their continuous praise of the global environmental youth movement she helped create.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Thursday to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States, but a senior U.S. official said Washington wants a broader deal involving China.