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Trial lawyers rally against slew of bills

George Herbert Walker Bush made a political convert out of Manchester lawyer Kevin Dugan, but probably not the kind the former president would have hoped for. “I was a registered Republican,” Dugan recalled, when he watched Bush debate challenger Bill…

Tax incentive doing its job by saving barns

A tax incentive in effect since spring that’s aimed at preserving barns around the state has been twice as successful as advocates had hoped. According to data from the state Department of Revenue Administration, coupled with anecdotal evidence, barn preservationists…