By ETHAN DeWITT Monitor staff Thursday, April 19, 2018 Print State Senate Related stories N.H. House kills legislation to protect intoxicated people sleeping in cars An effort to ban the use of sobriety checkpoints in New Hampshire died in the Senate on Thursday after a majority rallied behind the practice as a means to prevent auto fatalities.In a 16-7 decision, the chamber voted down House Bill 1283, which would prohibit the use of the checkpoints by state police departments. Since 2003, those departments have used the technique to block off stretches of roads and briefly detain drivers to determine their sobriety. Police departments have argued the stops, which can detain hundreds in a night, act as a powerful tool to combat drunken driving. But their use has long proved controversial, with some saying they’re ineffective and others raising constitutional issues of detaining drivers without cause.Under present state law, the practice is banned unless … [Read more...] about Senate kills effort to ban sobriety checkpoints on N.H. roads
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Although the event was billed as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump hosting a town hall discussion to mark Tax Day, the clear star of the day was the president’s daughter at the Derry Opera House on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff Although the event was billed as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump hosting a town hall discussion to mark Tax Day, the clear star of the day was the president’€™s daughter at the Derry Opera House on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Former governor John H. Sununu (left) moderated the discussion. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff Former N.H. governor John Sununu (left) shares a joke with Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump at the Town Hall discussion on Tax Day at the Derry Opera House in downtown Derry on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin praise tax cuts during stop in N.H.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff April 17, 2018 DERRY, N.H. — On the day that marks the national deadline to file tax returns, two top members of the Trump administration traveled to New Hampshire — a swing state on the US political map — to trumpet a new revenue-collection law they say will save Americans thousands of dollars when they file next year.On Tuesday, the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, along with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, fielded inquiries at the Derry Opera House about what the tax law, signed by the president in December, means for businesses and individuals.Among the preselected questions: “Why is tax reform a really big deal?” “Next year can I really file my taxes on a postcard?” and “Can you discuss a good response to Democrats saying there won’t be wage growth and job growth?” … [Read more...] about On Tax Day, Ivanka Trump and Steve Mnuchin tout new law in N.H.
Science Cafe Concord logo By DAVID BROOKS Monitor staff Monday, April 16, 2018 Print Granite Geek Here’s a no-brainer: Burning wood for electricity is better than burning fossil fuels from an environmental point of view. Except that it’s actually a ... um, whatever the opposite of “no-brainer” might be. (Yes-brainer? More-brainer? No-kneejerkresponder?)In this era of climate change, the argument for using wood as fuel is simple: The tree will die eventually and release its carbon, so it’s no big deal to release the carbon early via burning. You can’t say that of coal, oil or natural gas, which would never release their carbon if humans didn’t interfere.The argument is doubly strong if you plant new trees after cutting other trees down, since the seedlings will take back the released carbon as they grow.But that’s not the whole story, as it turns out. In the past decade, there has been a lot of research into this … [Read more...] about How ‘green’ is biomass energy? Science Cafe N.H. will discuss it.
The classic New England home at 16 Cable Road in Rye, N.H. combines a quiet neighborhood lifestyle with all the enjoyment of the beach just a quick walk away.Offering almost 4,000 sq. feet of living space, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an abundance of entertaining areas, the home was originally built circa 1850, but has been thoroughly updated to include all the modern necessities with an expansive addition built in 1995.Located just down the street from popular Jenness Beach, the home is situated on almost an acre of beautifully landscaped property. There is an enormous wrap-around farmers’ porch and deck, a large grassy lawn, and various perennials. It’s a peaceful location where you can listen to the waves crash and sip cold lemonade after a long day enjoying the sun and the surf.Inside, the home is welcoming, with original period detailing and warm maple floors. There is a spacious double living room with a pellet stove and a sunny formal dining room, both … [Read more...] about 16 Cable Road, Rye, N.H. is nestled in a quiet neighborhood