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Police: Boy, 17, drowned in pond

MILTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a 17-year-old boy drowned in a pond. Rescuers responding to Milton Pond on Saturday say they found a female who was in the water trying to find the teen. He was found underwater a short time later, unconscious. First responders immediately ...

Gas prices rise a little in northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have risen a little on the heels of an attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia. The latest GasBuddy price reports show Maine’s prices rose 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week, to $2.55. New Hampshire’s went up 2.3 cents per gallon, to $2.48. ...

Telemedicine care to assist North Country hospital

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — A hospital in New Hampshire’s North Country has formed a telemedicine partnership with the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for the care of newborns. Littleton Regional Healthcare announced Friday that the service would provide real-time assessment and ...

Investigators say fire at timber company was accidental

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state fire investigators say a fire that destroyed a timber company building in North Springfield was accidental. They say the fire at Vermont Timberworks on Saturday evening was caused by waste materials from the company’s production process that ...

Town getting nearly $700K grant to make seawall improvements

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire town of Seabrook is getting a grant of nearly $700,000 to make improvements to its seawall. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration grant would be matched locally and is expected to help retain 200 jobs. The department ...

New Hampshire gets 13 bids for sports betting

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thirteen companies have submitted proposals to run New Hampshire’s new sports betting system, lottery officials said Monday. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law in July that legalizes betting on professional and most Division I college sports, excluding games ...

Dozens arrested, drugs seized in Merrimack Valley drug probe

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a weekslong investigation into drug trafficking in Massachusetts has led to about 50 arrests and the seizure of large amounts of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said in a statement Monday the 10-week operation ...

New Hampshire man charged in hookah lounge shooting

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire man has agreed to return to Massachusetts to face charges in connection with a fatal weekend shooting at a hookah lounge. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney says 29-year-old Charles Demos, of Rochester, New Hampshire, was ...

Man injured after wall collapses in construction accident

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say a man was seriously injured after being pinned under a concrete wall in a construction accident. WMUR-TV reports Pelham fire and police officials were able to dig the unidentified man out by hand after a wall collapsed on him Monday. The man ...

Town dedicating 9/11 memorial containing steel from towers

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — The town of Salem, New Hampshire, is dedicating a 9/11 memorial that has a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The Eagle Tribune reports the memorial was planned by the Salem Won’t Forget Committee. It was being dedicated Wednesday, 18 years after al-Qaida ...

Man who served jail time for killing friend violates parole

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who accidentally shot his best friend to friend to death in 2011 is going back to prison after a parole violation. Christopher Bazar had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in shooting Donald St. Laurent at the apartment they shared in Hudson. ...

New England herring fishery restricted for several weeks

BOSTON (AP) — Commercial fishing of an important species of bait fish is going to be shut down in one of its key areas in New England for about six weeks. Interstate regulators say the Atlantic herring fishery in the inshore Gulf of Maine is nearing a quota limit and will be subject to ...

Mixed results for statewide education assessment tests

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest education assessment tests show mixed results for New Hampshire students. The annual exams measure proficiency in math and English for grades three through eight, while 11th graders are assessed via the SAT. Students in grades five, eight and 11 also are ...

Public input sought on state’s pedestrian, bicycle plan

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation is seeking public input to help update its statewide pedestrian and bicycle transportation plan. The first of eight sessions has been scheduled for Sunday at the Dover Farmer’s Market at Henry Law Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Sununu vetoes bill on absentee voting requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill on absentee voting. Sununu on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed voters to vote by absentee ballot at a state or local election without a requirement that the voter be absent from the municipality or unable to ...

Registration open for New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud contest

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Registration has opened for high school students for the 2020 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud competition. As many as 10,000 New Hampshire students are expected to participate, starting at the classroom level. Those winners advance to school competitions, which are ...

Newport Sunflower Festival eyes bouquet-making record

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Organizers of a festival in Newport, New Hampshire, don’t want attendees to just stop and smell the flowers — they want to put people to work. The Newport Sunflower Festival on Saturday features an attempt to set a record for the most people making flower bouquets ...

Eastern Maine lashed by rain, wind as Dorian passes offshore

EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has lashed the eastern tip of Maine with heavy rain, strong winds and high surf as the storm’s remnants passed offshore. The National Weather Service placed Down East Maine under a tropical storm warning on Saturday, and up to 3 inches of rain fell ...

Hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire considering mergers

MONTPELIER , Vt. (AP) — Three hospitals serving Vermont and New Hampshire are considering merging their services. One of the three, Springfield Hospital, is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The other two are Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Care in Windsor, Vermont and Valley Regional ...

Pence: ‘The Bible stays’ at veterans hospital facing lawsuit

Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.” “We will always respect the freedom of religion of every veteran ...