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May 09, 2010

Wall Street reform is critical to Main Street

by Jeanne Shaheen

The recent financial crisis underscores how interconnected our economy is. The irresponsible decisions made by Wall Street had a ripple effect across our economy and the consequences have been severe. The savings, home values, jobs, and businesses of millions of Americans have been adversely impacted. That is why the Senate is taking action on Wall Street reform legislation to prevent another crisis that threatens the entire economy. Almost 34,000 private sector jobs have been lost in New… Continue Reading


May 04, 2010

Job creation touted at Thermo Fisher

by Charles McMahon

NEWINGTON - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., emphasized the importance of job creation and U.S. exports to sustain a global flow of products during a Monday morning tour of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The former New Hampshire governor said she never had the opportunity to tour the 139,000-square-foot facility when she held the top post in the state and considered her visit on Monday to be a great opportunity to get a peek inside one of the state's leading research and development companies. "T… Continue Reading


May 04, 2010

Shaheen lauds ThermoFisher for company's continued growth

by Geoff Cunningham Jr.

NEWINGTON - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen got a primer in the high-tech workings of thermostatic baths and chillers during a Monday visit to ThermoFisher Scientific, but the lawmaker left the local division of the Fortune 500 company saying she was most impressed by a trend that has the business continuing to grow as it pursues opportunities in expanding Asian markets. Shaheen visited ThermoFisher's 25 Nimble Hill Road plant in an attempt to learn more about the company and to find out what steps sh… Continue Reading


May 01, 2010

Shaheen sells financial reform

by Maddie Hanna

After three New Hampshire residents told stories of hardship that she attributed to "reckless" Wall Street behavior, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called for tighter regulations on financial institutions during a press conference yesterday in Concord. "We need to pass financial regulatory reform," Shaheen said, speaking yesterday morning to employees at Cobb Hill Construction. "Never again should American taxpayers have to bail out banks and financial institutions." Shaheen made her remarks… Continue Reading


April 24, 2010

Indian ambassador visits Nashua business

by Albert McKeon

NASHUA - Here is the word from India to its many natives who have moved to New Hampshire: Get involved in your new community. That was the message from India's ambassador to the U.S., Meera Shankar, who on Friday toured the sort of company she believes can help her country grow, as well as benefit commerce in New Hampshire. The company, ARC Energy, was founded by Kedar Gupta, one of New Hampshire's best-known entrepreneurs. Gupta, who moved to the United States from India in 1968, sho… Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

3 N.H. cities to share $10M for energy efficiency

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is getting $10 million in federal money to make buildings in Berlin, Nashua and Plymouth more energy efficient. The funding was announced Wednesday as part of the Department of Energy's Retrofit Ramp-up initiative for 25 communities nationwide. The money will be used for residential, commercial, municipal and industrial buildings. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who along with Reps. Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter, wrote to the Energy Secretary Steven Chu in supp… Continue Reading


April 18, 2010

NH's Shaheen asks help for dairy farmers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase price supports for dairy farmers. Shaheen says prices have remained too low for dairy farmers to make ends meet and are projected to remain below the cost of production. She notes the USDA took several steps to help farmers last year, and requested similar action this year.… Continue Reading


April 17, 2010

Checking in on ARRA work

by Gail Ober

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., toured the Wingate Village Apartments Friday afternoon to champion the efforts of weatherization projects made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 88-unit project being managed by the Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties entails insulating the basements and attics, wrapping the hot water pipes and sealing air holes. The $220,000 project was funded in part by ARRA, as well as by Public Service of New Hampshire, N-G… Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

Volunteer steps up to maintain memorial to fallen officers

by Dan O’Brien

EPSOM - It's been two years since a memorial at the Epsom Traffic Circle was dedicated to the memory of Jeremy Charron and Michael Briggs, police officers killed in the line of duty. But not long after the dedication ceremonies ended and the photo ops were over, the site around the memorial fell into disrepair. The neglect quickly caught the attention of Mike Dempsey, an Epsom resident who knew both officers well. The military veteran and retired Valley Street jail corrections officer as… Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

Shaheen, five others fight airlines on carryon bag charges

ATLANTA (AP) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and five other Democratic senators want to tax any U.S. airline that tries to charge passengers for their carryon bags. The legislation announced Wednesday comes after a small Florida airline, Spirit Airlines, said recently that it plans to begin charging its customers as much as $45 to bring a bag aboard its aircraft and put it in an overhead bin. Air travelers have been forced to pay a barrage of fees for once-free amenities since 2008. … Continue Reading


April 07, 2010

28 Purple Hearts to be awarded posthumously in N.H.

by Kathy McCormack

CONCORD, N.H. - Jennie Laleme remembers how handsome her older brother was and how much he loved to sing, especially the old cowboy classic "Mule Train.'' Herbert Hesseltine of Littleton - everyone called him "Herbie'' - joined the Army and fought in the Korean War. On her 11th birthday, Nov. 30, 1950, Laleme had just come home from skating when she learned that he had been taken captive and was in a POW camp. "It was the first time I saw my father cry and I'll never forget it,'' said L… Continue Reading


April 07, 2010

Long-gone GIs belatedly earn medals

by Albert McKeon

They died in prison camps in Germany, Japan and Korea. Now, decades later, 28 New Hampshire men will each posthumously receive a Purple Heart, a prestigious military decoration. The state's four federal legislators announced Tuesday that family members of the World War II and Korean War veterans will soon receive the medals. Three Nashua natives and a Lyndeborough native are among those who will be recognized. "It's the one medal you don't want to get. You either got a wound or got kille… Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

Shaheen tours, praises Salem company

by Jillian Jorgensen

SALEM - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen made an example out of LNX Corp. yesterday - a good example. Shaheen toured the radar and communication company's facilities as part of a push for local small businesses to pursue exporting as a way to expand their companies and the state's economy. "One of the reasons I wanted to come here today is because of the success you have had with exporting," Shaheen, D-N.H., told employees before the tour. The company, which has designed and manufactured various… Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

Local, female World War II pilot honored posthumously for service

by Joshua Clark

EXETER - When the late Frederica McAfee Richardson took to the skies over 65 years ago, she did so as a pioneer, a patriot and a hero. On Wednesday afternoon, she was honored for her service to the country with its highest civilian honor. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Wednesday presented Richardson's husband of over 50 years, Artemas, with the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Frederica's service as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the first women in history who were trained to … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

New Durham Fire Department gets $64,000 federal grant

by Jake O'Donnell

NEW DURHAM - The town Fire Department has been awarded $64,600 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the purpose of operations and safety. The awarding of the grant was announced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Wednesday. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide an important boost in resources for the New Durham Fire Department," said Shaheen in a statement." These b… Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

Shaheen touts health care reform in Portsmouth

by Dave Choate

PORTSMOUTH - Trying to draw attention to health care tax credits for small businesses, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., held a news conference Monday afternoon alongside owners of three such local businesses. The health care tax credits for small businesses, part of sweeping and controversial health care reform legislation passed by Congress, are available to businesses with fewer than 25 employees making annual wages of $50,000 or less. Those that qualify can receive a tax credit of up to 35 … Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

N.H. approved for wind storm disaster monies

by Adam D. Krauss

DOVER - President Barack Obama delivered a bright spot in otherwise crummy weather Monday. He granted New Hampshire's request for a major disaster declaration from late February's wind storm. Gov. John Lynch sought the declaration, which will make public assistance available for impacted communities in Strafford, Rockingham, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan counties. Lynch's office says preliminary and partial damage assessments compiled by the state and local communities e… Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

Shaheen talks health care tax credits with business owners in Portsmouth

by Geoff Cunningham Jr.

PORTSMOUTH - Small business owner Dennis Lunn has struggled to offer his employees affordable health insurance for years with each renewal period bringing drastically increased premiums that result in fewer opting to buy the coverage. Portsmouth-based Bailey Works owner John Bailey has never been able to offer his three workers health insurance with coverage for them being out of his price-range. However, the passage of the controversial health care package by Congress may remedy the cha… Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

Shaheen hears small business owners' woes

by Jim Kozubek

PORTSMOUTH - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., met with small business owners struggling to pay for health care yesterday to field questions about the passage last week of sweeping federal health-care legislation. Rising health-care costs have been particularly onerous to small businesses, according to the senator, and as she met at Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe with owner Jay McSharry; Jon Bailey, owner of Bailey Works Inc.; and Dennis Lunn, owner of The Bagel Works Cafe, she told them the rec… Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

Shaheen praises reform of nation's health care

by Shira Schoenberg

The effects of health care reform will help Granite Staters immediately, Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said yesterday. Shaheen spoke at a press conference at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic in Concord attended by several dozen health care advocates and analysts. "We've been trying to do this for about 70 years," Shaheen said. "Within six months, individuals in New Hampshire will benefit from insurance market reforms that will end the practices that are hardest for people in the insurance… Continue Reading

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