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Restaurants will ask patrons for contact info to combat COVID starting Saturday

CONCORD – Starting this Saturday, restaurants will ask patrons for contact information as the state continues to see an uptick in cases of COVID-19. Announcing four new deaths and 131 new cases at Thursday’s news conference, State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said the information that ...

Kuster hosts virtual discussion with Ski NH leadership

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a virtual conversation with Ski NH President Jessyca Keeler and many of the organization’s ski area general managers to discuss the continued impact of COVID-19 on the ski industry. Kuster heard from members about their plans to keep skiers safe at ski ...

NWS forecast: Heavy, wet snow incoming

New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the NH Department of Transportation are reminding residents and visitors to be prepared as much of the state will receive the first accumulating snowfall overnight. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for ...

131 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths Thursday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 131 new positive test results for COVID-19 Thursday, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. The state also announced the deaths of four women from Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older. Today’s results ...

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled. But it's a different story in Trumpland. Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters ...

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. While most of the wall ...

Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That's how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states. In each case, Democrats backed the extensions and Republicans opposed ...

On National First Responders Day, Kuster meets with Nashua Fire Department

NASHUA – On National First Responders Day, Congresswoman Annie Kuster met with the Nashua Fire Department to discuss their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources they need to continue serving the community. Kuster has been a strong advocate for first responders and firefighters ...

Court ruling keeps police wrongdoing list secret for now

A state Supreme Court ruling Friday means that a list of about 275 officers in New Hampshire who have committed wrongdoing will remain secret for now. The court upheld a lower court ruling that the list is not confidential, but remanded it back so that a judge could consider whether releasing ...

Everett Turnpike Exit 11 off-ramp closed Saturday for toll booth removal work

MERRIMACK – Motorists traveling to Merrimack on the Everett Turnpike Saturday will need to use either Exit 10 or Exit 12 to exit the turnpike, as the Exit 11 northbound off-ramp will be closed from 7a.m. – 3 p.m., state Department of Transportation officials said. The closure is needed to ...

Update: Reported Hollis sign-stealing case closed

HOLLIS – Police Chief Joe Hoebeke said Thursday that the resident who recently reported the theft of political campaign signs from his yard has been a victim in the past, but the person depicted in the security video images he gave to police following what he thought was another theft ...

Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire to break new ground in Nashua

NASHUA – Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire announced Wednesday its new location in Nashua. A socially distant groundbreaking ceremony is being hosted today at the former Infant Jesus School building. In August, Family Promise was fortunate to be awarded a $2.7 million grant through ...

Milford’s Alene Candles celebrates opening of second facility in Ohio

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Alene Candles, one of the nation’s leading full-service contract and private-label candle manufacturers with a facility in Milford, marked the opening of its second facility in New Albany, Ohio, on Tuesday. The new $30 million, 280,000-square-foot facility, located in the ...

Nashua Public Library dates, hours for November, December

NASHUA – The Nashua Public Library's schedule for November and December has been announced. * Nov. 3 – Election Day; closing at 5 p.m. * Nov. 11 – Veterans Day; closed * Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving Eve; closing at 5:30 p.m. * Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day; closed * Nov. 27 – Friday ...

Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to falsify data

The U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households when the 2020 census ended two weeks ago because census takers were pressured to falsify data as the statistical agency cut corners and slashed standards, according to an amended lawsuit from advocacy groups and local ...

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage "in the near future" in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew days before ...

Baker pans ranked voting; will it matter with 1.8M votes in?

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he's not a fan of ranked choice voting, which is on the ballot in Massachusetts. But with more than a third of registered voters already casting ballots, the Republican governor's opposition may not make much of an impact. After months of steering clear ...

$38M in CARES Act funds must be spent quickly, Legislative Board told

CONCORD – Legislators got an overview Tuesday of what is left in the CARES Act fund to help provide federal relief to the state from COVID-19. It appears there is about $38 million that can likely be used before the deadline to spend it on Dec. 30 and about $63 million in funds that have ...

Survey indicates people divided over changes to school funding system

CONCORD — People surveyed for the Education Funding Commission significantly under-estimated the cost of educating a student in New Hampshire. The survey done by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center as part of the Granite State Poll, indicated people in the state believe more state ...