Primary season brings after-holiday boost to local businesses

MANCHESTER – Restaurant owners usually dread the month of January – the post-holiday season and cold weather means fewer people are venturing outside and spending money. But in Manchester during primary season, January means big business for local establishments. “Notoriously, January is a slower time for restaurants,” said Rebekah Chernoff, the Manchester franchise owner of … Continue reading

‘Windfall’ to states’ economies after primaries

Cash: It’s why Florida bumped up its race. It’s why super PACs are playing such an enormous role in this election cycle. And it’s why local economies love primary season. Money gets spread around a state when four, five or even six candidates hit the trail there, with a campaign staff and media following close … Continue reading

Not just another night at the bar

Reporter Stefanie Dazio watches the action unfold at a Ron Paul watch party as the Republican candidates take on the issues and each other in one of a series of primary election debates. To read more, please click here. 

Candidates agree on ‘tie’ vote

Reporter Carol Ann Cummings documents how downtown Manchester men’s clothing store George’s Apparel benefits from primary season, from selling its suits to its unique New Hampshire tie. To read more, please click here.

Debate showcases historic theatre

  Reporter Carol Ann Cummings and photographer Emily Roseman take a look inside the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H., which played host to one of a series of primary Republican debates. To read the story and see the photos, please click here.