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From the archives: New Hampshire’s honorable position in national history
06-08-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, making it the law of the land, but the Granite State’s approval was not...

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On the trail: Ayotte fires back at Morse over conservative credentials
06-14-2024 1:29 PM

By PAUL STENHAUSER

Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the polling and fundraising front-runner for the GOP nomination in New Hampshire’s early September primary for governor, is firing back after coming under repeated attack by her rival, former longtime state Senate...


On the trail: Van Ostern and Goodlander face off in first debate
06-07-2024 11:03 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The two remaining Democratic candidates in the 2024 race to succeed Rep. Annie Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District faced off Friday in their first debate.Colin Van Ostern, a former member of New Hampshire’s Executive Council and...


On the trail: How will Trump trial verdict impact N.H. races?
05-31-2024 9:49 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Former President Donald Trump’s criminal conviction on 34 felony counts in his historic criminal trial drew swift reaction from New Hampshire’s top politicians vying for the corner office.“Today’s show trial starkly reveals the extent to which Joe...


On the trail: Kuster to headline Biden campaign event
05-23-2024 3:08 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

When U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster announced in March that she wouldn’t seek re-election this year, the six-term lawmaker in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District said that she still planned to hit the campaign trail on behalf of fellow Democrats up...


From the farm: More cow psychology
05-19-2024 6:00 AM

By CAROLE SOULE

Cattle, unlike dogs, horses, and donkeys, have their own unique language. They are not people, and as much as we might wish otherwise, they communicate in their distinct ways. To truly connect with them, you need to learn their intriguing lingo.Have...


Vintage Views: Our old neighborhood schools
05-18-2024 6:00 AM

By JIM SPAIN

Our little town of Rumford was growing. People were arriving, and the frontier was becoming a town. Governor Benning Wentworth determined that the name would be changed to Concord to mixed emotions within the community, and the Revolution arrived,...


From the archives: A Dark Day for New England
05-11-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.While New Hampshire recently had its own day momentarily shadowed by the solar eclipse, what occurred on May 19, 1780, was something entirely different.In the midst...


On the Trail: Democrat Maggie Goodlander jumps into race to succeed Kuster
05-09-2024 8:17 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

A former senior official in President Joe Biden’s administration and wife of the current U.S. national security adviser is launching a bid for Congress in New Hampshire, where she was born and raised.Maggie Goodlander, the wife of National Security...


Take Me Outside: Lights out for wildlife
05-04-2024 7:00 AM

By RUTH SMITH

May 1 is halfway between the spring equinox in March and the summer solstice in June. Since the equinox, there have been more hours of day than night. Yet darkness is important to natural rhythms and life cycles.Many people aren’t aware that 80% of...


On the Trail: Navigating the politics of pro-Palestinian protests
05-03-2024 12:59 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel protests over the fighting in Gaza that have swept across American college campuses reached New Hampshire this week.More than 100 arrests were made at the campuses of Dartmouth College in Hanover and the University...


On the trail: NH Democrats quietly hold second presidential primary
04-29-2024 2:50 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The Democratic National Committee will welcome New Hampshire’s delegates to the national nominating convention this summer in Chicago after the state party conducted a very small party-run presidential primary this weekend.An official vote bringing...


Vintage Views: From darkness to light
04-20-2024 2:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

Our ancestors embraced darkness during the early years in our little town. When the first people arrived in Concord and gathered on cold New England nights in the Pennycook garrisons’ people would sit in front of the fireplace in search of warmth and...


On the trail: NH GOP leaders urge ‘decorum and respect’
04-19-2024 4:53 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Top Republican Party leaders in New Hampshire are calling for “decorum and respect” as candidates face off in the GOP gubernatorial primaries.The statement from NHGOP chair Chris Ager and New Hampshire’s two committee members on the Republican...


From the archives: Civil War brewing
04-13-2024 7:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Although no Civil War battle was fought in New Hampshire, the stage was set here.Throughout the 1840s and 1850s, New Hampshire politicians were split over the issue of slavery. Disagreements between Franklin Pierce and John P. Hale, the first...


From the farm: Are cows better than horses?
04-06-2024 9:00 AM

By CAROLE SOULE

Like many girls, I wanted a pony when I was growing up. That was long ago – in the ‘50s when the Sears catalog was the Internet marketplace of the day. When the 400-page catalog arrived, I would search for the page advertising a $200 pinto pony that,...


On the trail: New name in race to succeed Kuster in Congress
04-05-2024 9:56 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The wife of a top adviser to President Joe Biden is considering a bid in the race to succeed longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.Maggie Goodlander, a top Biden administration lawyer at the U.S....


On the trail: Kuster not seeking re-election this year
03-27-2024 10:44 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

After six terms in Congress, Democrat Annie Kuster says she won’t seek re-election to the House of Representatives this year.“I always said I wouldn’t be there forever and most of my colleagues don’t realize this,” the Hopkinton lawmaker...


From the farm: The magic of oxen
03-09-2024 10:00 AM

By CAROLE SOULE

Each of the 27 bovines on Miles Smith Farm has a job. Cows give birth; bulls are dads; and steers (castrated bulls) are meat (usually). I had been a vegetarian until I realized that what I hated was the cruelty of feed lots and the abuse of cattle.My...


On the trail: Haley was first in and last out
03-06-2024 2:03 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Gov. Chris Sununu summarized it best.The popular Republican governor, who was a top supporter and surrogate to the now-former GOP presidential candidate, said that “Nikki Haley was the first candidate into the arena to challenge Donald Trump, and...


Love notes to our family home on the Heights
03-03-2024 6:00 AM

By LISA PREVOST

When it came time to clean out my parents’ house to ready it for sale just over a year ago, my brother Rick was nowhere to be found.I thought that he and our other two siblings were in agreement that we would sell our 60-year-old family home on the...

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