Portsmouth city manager orders financial review of landfill group

“Because I want to have all records and do a full spread sheet we are pulling all the records and we are going to ... pull all the invoices and we’re going to match them to all the votes of the Coakley Landfill Group (CLG), then we’re going to do bank reconciliations to make sure we tie them out,” Bohenko said during Monday night’s City Council meeting.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Fight is on to succeed Shea-Porter

New Hampshire’s First District House seat, which has flipped blue and red like a ping-pong ball for a decade, is the hottest race in the state this year. No less than seven Democrats and four Republicans will compete in the Sept. 16 primary.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Protesters greet federal officials at hearing on offshore drilling plan

“This does not make sense for New Hampshire, for New England, or for America,” said Melissa Gates of the Surfrider Foundation.

President Donald Trump’s administration has faced backlash over its plan to expand offshore drilling for gas and oil to almost everywhere along the country's coasts.

“Our ocean beaches at Hampton and Rye and Seabrook are awesome and fun and clean,” Gates said. “And there is nothing awesome and fun and clean about offshore oil and gas exploration."

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Kimberly Sychterz
Mindi leads legislative effort in NH for WiLL to reduce budget line items for nuclear proliferation

To all U.S. Senators and Representatives: As you work on the upcoming appropriations decisions this year, we the undersigned women state legislators, encourage you to consider the profound impact these decisions will have on our states and our ability to balance budgets, meet the needs of our residents, and invest in the future. We strongly urge you to reject excessive Pentagon spending in favor of investing in programs that will make our communities stronger.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Opponents To OffShore Drilling To Rally in Concord March 5

Rep. Mindi Messmer, Rye, NH (Rockingham Dist 24): The Trump Administration’s plans to open nearly half of all coastal waters to offshore drilling and exploration is a threat to the environment and public health. The plan would expose the American people to potential public health threats in every coastal state caused by releases like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that caused widespread environmental damage. The damage was caused by the spill itself but also the chemicals used to attempt to clean up the devastation caused by the uncontrolled release turned the Gulf of Mexico into a giant experiment with unknown long-term effects.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Updated: Congressional candidate Mindi Messmer re-invited to speak at Portsmouth Women’s March

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. —Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Mindi Messmer is now invited to speak at two rallies on Saturday -- in Portsmouth and Concord.

Messmer told WMUR at mid-day Saturday that following WMUR's report on her being disinvited from the Portsmouth Women's March (the report can be seen below), the march organizers "came back and changed their minds" and re-invited her.

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Kimberly Sychterz