Pinkerton Academy fans cheered on their football team during the annual Mack Plaque contest on Friday night at Londonderry High School, despite the soaking rains that started in the first quarter. The PA squad would up winning the game 21-14. See story page 9. Photo by Chris Paul
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We are saying all this because every so often, when something controversial happens or a contested election arrives, we are accused – and that’s the accurate word – of running “only one side” of an issue, while failing to run letters from the opposing side. We’re accused of bias and not doing our job. Continue reading
A Republican State Representative candidate picked up four votes in a recount he requested, though they were not enough to place him in the top 10 of primary finishers who will be on the ballot in November.
Candidate David Love requested the recount after he found himself separated from top-10 finisher Frank Sapareto by only 29 votes.
“I owed it to my supporters to ask for a recount,” Love said.
Love gained four votes in the recount, but so did Sapareto and Sapareto retained his place among the primary winners, who will face five Democratic candidates in November.
Love finished with 849 votes after the recount and Sapareto with 878. Continue reading