Plaque commemorating city’s first Black female land owner Samantha Plantin is ready to go, once the snow melts

“Once I learned about Samantha Plantin I knew I wanted to get her story out there, due to her amazing accomplishments,” says Garrity. The first plaque, which was placed on Elm Street in Feb. 2022, marks the place where it’s believed the Underground Railroad operated from a home on Manchester Street. It recognizes a white woman who assisted those who were enslaved to find their way to freedom. READ MORE


Does NH need to license massage establishments?

For several years the New Hampshire Legislature has considered bills to license massage establishments, similar to how the state licenses nail salons and barbershops. At first glance this seems like many other licensing debates, with tension between public health and government overreach. A deeper look uncovers an ongoing discussion over how to fight human trafficking in the Granite State. READ MORE