This was what happened when America was terrified of ketchup. Ketchup, (or catsup for the linguist purists among us), goes way back beyond that. It’s been around for ages, first popping up in America in 1682, though in colonial times it was made from mushrooms. By the 1850s, anchovies were out and sweetening it with sugar was in, and the product we know today began to emerge. Henry Heinz solved that problem by putting his ketchup in clear glass bottles.
Students experienced the largest math score declines on record in the latest round of education assessment tests released Monday. In the new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Nation’s Report Card, eighth-grade students’ math scores dropped eight points from 2019 to 2022, down to their 2003 levels. There was a five-point drop in math scores for fourth graders, down to their lowest level since 2005. “We are failing our future.”In New Hampshire, eighth-grade math scores fell eight points and reading scores fell five points. In 2020, Democrats campaigned against what they described as the Republican rush to re-open schools, running ads attacking President Donald Trump for pressuring schools to reopen classrooms.3 months ago NH Journal
“If you are in the commercial sector, at what point do you buy fuel?”Then came a Bloomberg report that New England heating oil suppliers are already seeing supply rationing before the winter heating season starts as supply runs short free to high wholesale prices. “The facts are this, supplies of heating oil are historically low,” said Michael Ferrante with the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association. New England heating oil suppliers are trying to hedge their bets, Ferrante explained. But what about small heating oil suppliers around New Hampshire, the one-truck operators? The current average cost of heating oil in New Hampshire is more than $5.60 per gallon.3 months ago NH Journal
A CDC panel voted unanimously Thursday to add the COVID vaccine to the recommended immunization schedule for children as young as six months. “States establish vaccine requirements for school children, not [the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices] or CDC,” the agency said in a statement. Given the anger parents have expressed over the impact of closed classrooms and the debate over vaccine mandates, CDC board members acknowledged the vote’s impact. But I will acknowledge, I appreciate that there is a symbolism in adding COVID-19 to the childhood immunization schedule. A debate over forcing the COVID vaccine on five year olds is unlikely to help Democrats turn that around.3 months ago NH Journal
, who has been named director of media & Marketing, has over 26 years of marketing, design and communications experience in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Kristin Condon, who also has over 26 years of experience as an accounting professional has been named controller of the firm. who also has over 26 years of experience as an accounting professional has been named controller of the firm. Matt Donnelly, with over 10 years of experience in technical services, has been named Decco’s IT manager. Previously the owner and operator of Paramount Settlement Services, Laconia, she oversaw thousands of real estate closings.3 months ago NH Business Review
"Never seen a more painful debate," veteran Pennsylvania GOP strategist Chris Nicholas bluntly said. "There's no doubt that Fetterman struggled with his words at times, but I don't think that's what will move undecided voters," Pennsylvania Democratic strategist Mike Mikus countered. Among Democrats, the aftermath sparked questions over whether Fetterman should have even agreed to debate Oz in the first place. "I think you have to put him out there and have him answer some questions," Pennsylvania Democratic consultant Mustafa Rashed said, referencing concerns over Fetterman's health after the stroke. When asked about the debate, voters were torn.3 months ago The Pulse of NH
Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz(WASHINGTON) -- After House Republicans demanded the White House turn over a log of visitors from President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, where classified documents have been discovered, the White House said Sunday that such a record does not exist. The agency has access to the visitor logs of official government buildings such as the White House and the vice president's residence, Guglielmi said. The committee is also seeking all documents related to the search of Biden's homes "and other locations by Biden aides for classified documents," Comer wrote. White House spokesman Ian Sams initially acknowledged the letter to ABC News but did not directly say if the administration would comply. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has declined to substantively answer questions on the matter, referring nearly all inquiries on the classified documents to the White House counsel's office and the Justice Department, which is investigating.22 days ago The Pulse of NH
ABC News(PHOENIX) -- A paper supply crunch is testing the preparedness of U.S. election officials and exposing a key vulnerability in America's democratic process as midterm voting gets underway. Mill workers and truck drivers have also been in short supply, adding strain on the paper supply chain. In January, the paper shortage forced Texas officials to strictly limit printing of voter registration forms. Hatch said "a definite risk" is underestimating voter turnout for mail-in and in-person voting when placing a ballot order. Election officials really "have to kind of guess really at how many voters might vote that way, and then they have to place orders," she said.3 months ago The Pulse of NH