Wayfair was dealt a major loss Thursday morning, and the Boston-based company’s neighbors north of the state border are particularly upset about it. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that states can require internet retail companies to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence, citing evidence that the rise of e-commerce has deprived states of billions in revenue. Elected officials in New Hampshire, a state with no sales tax, said the court’s decision is also a “devastating” blow to local, small businesses. Wayfair was the main defendant in the case, after South Dakota sued the Back Bay-headquartered online furniture company and two other internet retailers for violating a 2016 law requiring all merchants to remit a 4.5-percent sales tax if they had a certain amount of sales in the state (which was passed seemingly at Justice Anthony Kennedy’s invitation). The decision overturned a legal precedent dating back to … [Read more...] about New Hampshire is outraged over the Wayfair decision. Here’s why.
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BABBITT, Minn. — President Donald Trump was due in a few days, but Tim Pawlenty was not ready to say if he would share the stage in Duluth on Wednesday with his party’s leader. He’s never been to a Trump rally. Does he even want to go? He was noncommittal. “Yeah, I’ve been to a lot of these rallies over the years, and they’re always fun and interesting,” he said in an interview a few days ago, with the agreeability that defined his two terms as governor and his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. Pawlenty is hoping to revive his political career this year with a triumphant return to the Minnesota statehouse. But like many Republican veterans, he is struggling to navigate a party that has been completely transformed since the last time he hit the campaign trail, and he is hoping that his brand of electoral magic still works. When Pawlenty left office eight years ago and began running for president, he was a “Sam’s Club” … [Read more...] about In new race for old seat, Pawlenty waffles on Trump
Melting mountain snow and spring rains mix to form particularly spectacular waterfalls in the spring. It’s for that reason that experts call this time of year waterfall season. And lucky for us in New England, there’s no shortage of cascading waters to visit in the region. We asked local experts to share their favorites. Arethusa Falls in Hart’s Location, New Hampshire Charyl Reardon, marketing and operations manager for the White Mountains Attractions Association, said a New Hampshire waterfall named after a Greek mythological nymph is one of her favorites this time of year. Reardon said Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch State Park — in Hart’s Location on Route 302 — is most impressive during spring’s waterfall season because of the additional surge of water from the melting snow in the mountains. The falls are nearly 200 feet high and billed as the highest falls in the state. It takes about an hour to hike the … [Read more...] about It’s waterfall season. These 6 in New England are worth a road trip.
NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A boat crash in the Piscataqua River has left two people dead and two others injured. New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol says the accident happened Saturday night when a 59-year-old man operating a 24-foot Boston Whaler struck a buoy, throwing a female passenger into the water. She was found unconscious in the river and later died, as did another female passenger. The operator and another male passenger were hospitalized. Several agencies from Maine and New Hampshire responded to the crash, which remains under investigation. Authorities are withholding the names of those involved pending notification of next of kin. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about 2 dead, 2 injured in New Hampshire boat crash
Stephanie Morales, Associated Press Updated 7:54 am, Saturday, May 5, 2018 Photo: Jim Cole, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, students walk across the Dartmouth College campus green in Hanover, N.H. As colleges across the country confront their ties to slavery, Dartmouth is piloting a historical accountability project in the summer of 2018 as part of an initiative to increase faculty and staff diversity, to build a more inclusive community and to learn from the university's past. less FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, students walk across the Dartmouth College campus green in Hanover, N.H. As colleges across the country confront their ties to slavery, Dartmouth is piloting a ... more Photo: Jim Cole, AP Dartmouth embraces historical accountability in new project … [Read more...] about Dartmouth embraces historical accountability in new project
Updated 1:00 pm, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This undated photo released by the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Quinn, who died Nov. 20, 1093, during the battle of Tarawa in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Quinn's remains have been identified and a burial with full military honors will be held on May 5 in his hometown of Temple, N.H. (Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency via AP) less This undated photo released by the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Quinn, who died Nov. 20, 1093, during the battle of Tarawa in the Pacific Theater of World ... more Photo: AP Remains of WWII Marine from New Hampshire coming home 1 / 1 Back to Gallery CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — … [Read more...] about Remains of WWII Marine from New Hampshire coming home
Michael Casey, Associated Press Updated 8:04 am, Saturday, April 28, 2018 Photo: Mike Groll, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2009 file photo, a radio transmitter is inserted into a little brown bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y. A 2018 survey of several cave-dwelling bat species in New Hampshire found very few spent their winters in abandoned mines and other locations that were once popular for them during the winter. Biologists said the numbers are the latest indication that the bats have yet to recover from a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. less FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2009 file photo, a radio transmitter is inserted into a little brown bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y. A 2018 survey of several cave-dwelling bat species in New Hampshire found ... more Photo: Mike Groll, AP … [Read more...] about Survey: Bats not choosing New Hampshire for the winter
When we asked locals and returning visitors what they liked about New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee region, we heard repeating phrases. “It’s not as busy.’’ “It’s not as commercial.’’ “It’s very relaxed.’’ “It’s more low-key and laid-back.’’ And, “it’s beautiful.’’ Most often, they’re comparing the region, surrounded by mountain peaks and punctuated by sprawling Lake Sunapee, to its more boisterous and bustling neighbor to the east, Lake Winnipesaukee. But no comparisons are needed; this pretty lake area stands on its own, offering a bounty of outdoor activities, cultural events, and on-the-water fun. The lake, some nine miles long, is anchored by three towns, each with a cluster of shops, restaurants, and lodgings. New London, home to Colby-Sawyer College, sits on the eastern edge of the lake. Newbury rests on the southern tip, and the town of Sunapee is … [Read more...] about Make the most of this New Hampshire lake’s 250th anniversary
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page March 08, 2018 SEARCH BY CATEGORY: Dance Visual Arts Popular Music Books Classical music Film Theater DANCE By Karen Campbell Boston Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet Boston Ballet reprises its acclaimed production at the Opera House. As classic story ballets go, this one hits all the right spots. It’s a terrific blend of lushly memorable music by Prokofiev (performed live!), John Cranko’s sweepingly romantic choreography, and a storyline that follows two star-crossed lovers through first meeting, familial clashes, tempestuous consummation, and ultimate tragedy. > March 15-April 8, 539 Washington Street, Boston, 617-695-6955, bostonballet.org Company Wayne McGregor We’ve had a taste of the brainy acclaimed British choreographer’s artistic imagination through two Boston Ballet programs, but this Celebrity Series presentation at the Boch … [Read more...] about 42 concerts, plays, and arts events you shouldn’t miss in New England
Author: Mal PartDate of Trip: March 2007 Day 29 – It’s GLACIER Day After a small breakfast in the room we go to town for a decent cup of coffee at the new Hukatere Centre – it opened for business this very day. The Hukatere Centre is a NZ$7million project to build a glacial experience without the need to go near a glacier! This is a bit cynical – it’s really a series of 30 foot ice walls; some vertical, some sloped and some with overhangs, and for $28 for 90 minutes you can don ice climbing gear and try your luck. The whole thing can be viewed from the café via a huge glass wall. We get the very first coffees from the café and take them back to watch the first two ice climbers showing us their stuff. I have a chat with a ‘suit’ who is hovering around the café – he’s the manager. To add to his discomfort, I ask him what happens if the power fails? He tells me that the temperature inside the ice chamber is –100C … [Read more...] about Our Travels in New Zealand Part 3