I-393 paving expected to slow traffic today and tomorrow

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announced yesterday that a westbound section of I-393 between Exit 1 and Exit 2 is scheduled for paving from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Lane closures will be necessary and minor delays can be expected. The work is part of a $6.2 million road and bridge rehabilitation project scheduled for completion in November. R.S. Audley, Inc. of Bow is the prime contractor.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, talks with David Brooks, of Intervale, N.H. while campaigning in Conway, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003. (AP Photo/Conway Daily Sun, Lloyd Jones)

The Man Behind the Presidency: Seminar to look at Franklin Pierce

On what would have been the 199th birthday of President Franklin Pierce, the Franklin Pierce Law Center will offer a free lecture to look at the man behind the headlines. The polemic 1852 election of Pierce, his life as president and career as a lawyer will be the focus on Sunday, November 23 beginning at 3 p.m. at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Two White Street in Concord. Featured speakers include Richard Padova, instructor of political science at Southern New Hampshire University, ...

Jobless claims drop to lowest level in a month

New claims for unemployment benefits last week dipped to a one-month low, a sign that companies are easing the pace of layoffs as they feel more confident that the economic rebound won't fizzle. The Labor Department reported Thursday that for the work week ending Oct. 18, new applications filed for jobless benefits declined by a seasonally adjusted 4,000 to 386,000, the lowest level since Sept. 20. For three straight weeks, claims have been running below 400,000, something economists ...