MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Reeds Ferry Market owner Sam Safa can't believe his luck -- a winning Powerball ticket worth $559.7 million was bought at his store. "I get $75,000 as a bonus for selling the ticket, and who can say no to money?" he said. The ticket owner also wants her money, but also wants to stay anonymous, claiming in a lawsuit filed in New Hampshire state court that coming forward publicly would be a "significant invasion of her privacy." In 2016, a New Hampshire Powerball winner established a trust and claimed the $487 million jackpot. But January's winner signed her own name on the ticket as requested by lottery instructions. Now, by not claiming her prize, she stands to lose $50,000 a day in interest. Edward Jones financial advisor Perry Radford works in Merrimack, New Hampshire. "You want to have a whole group of people on your side because everybody's gonna be coming after you," Radford said. The anonymous winner already has a lot of people on her side. "It's … [Read more...] about New Hampshire Powerball winner files lawsuit to remain anonymous
As kids across the country prepare to participate in the March for Our Lives on Saturday, one New Hampshire student is explaining to the world what it is like to be a teenage gun-owner at a time when rigorous debates and demonstrations over gun control are taking place at schools across the country. In an op-ed for The New York Times titled, “Why I Didn’t Join My School’s Walkout,” Dakota Hanchett says classmates don’t understand that firearms are “tools” for some families: It’s hard to talk about guns, as well as about hunting and farming, at school because no one there knows much about those three topics. They’ve been told not to touch or talk about guns, and some of the kids think it is just absolutely wrong for people to own them. That is their opinion, and I respect it and am open to talking about it. But even if people try to be nice, they don’t really want to debate it. The junior at Hanover High School does believe … [Read more...] about ‘I have been brought up around guns all my life,’ New Hampshire student pens op-ed for New York Times on what it’s like to be a teenage gun-owner
President Donald Trump is returning to New Hampshire this week, and there should be plenty to talk about. Trump is scheduled to make two stops in the state Monday as he rolls out his long-promised — and potentially very controversial — plan to address the opioid crisis. The visit is slated to be the Republican president’s first appearance in New Hampshire, the state where he won his first primary, since the eve of the 2016 election. It’s Trump’s first visit to the Granite State since he privately called it a “drug-infested den.” Here’s everything you need to know about Trump’s visit: The logistics: As the Concord Monitor reported last week, Trump plans to make two official stops Monday afternoon in Manchester, the state’s largest city. According to the Monitor, the president is first “expected to make a policy announcement on opioids” during an event at Manchester Community College. He will then visit the … [Read more...] about What to know about Donald Trump’s visit to New Hampshire on Monday
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) received a standing ovation from a crowd of business leaders and political junkies here on Friday after decrying the “degradation of the United States and her values” by the current occupant of the White House. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who ran for the GOP nomination in 2016, will return to the nation’s first primary state early next month for a “fireside chat” at a college in Henniker. And on Monday, President Trump — whose New Hampshire primary win two years ago set him on a course for the presidency — is slated to make an appearance in the state for the first time since 2016. The next presidential primaries here are nearly two years away, but the unusual flurry of activity is stoking speculation about whether a sitting president could face a serious challenge from within his own party for the first time in a quarter-century. In 1992 — the last time that happened — Pat … [Read more...] about Curtain rises in New Hampshire with president’s appearance
For all of you that don't have the pleasure of being able to go to TCF Bank, and enjoy a nice cold one while watching the Gopher beat New Hampshire 44-7, I thought I'd share my experience with you. My seatmate Galen and I left after the 1st quarter to check out the beer/wine lines, see how smoothly the process went, and took some picture to share. This is what the line looked like: It took us under 10 minutes to get our drinks and finish the transaction. Quite honestly, I was pleasantly surprised how smoothly the process was on the 1st game they offered beer, and thought the drinks were priced very competitively for a stadium or ballpark; it's not higher than anything I'd seen in other venues. Here are a few issues we noticed. We ordered 3 drinks together. You are allowed 2 drinks per person, and since we were both there, thought it wouldn't be an issue. However, the concession stand woman said she'd have to do 2 different transactions because … [Read more...] about Gophers win over New Hampshire…were beer sales as successful?