NH News

Dover raises age to use tobacco products to 21

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dover has become the first city in New Hampshire to raise the age to possess, use and purchase tobacco products to 21. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports City Council voted to approve the ordinance in a 6-1-2 vote Wednesday night. Mayor Karen Weston recused herself from the ...

Man dies in trail bike crash

ANTRIM, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a rider has died in a trail bike crash in New Hampshire. Fish and Game Department officers say 52-year-old Frank Colon, of Dublin, New Hampshire, lost control of the bike and crashed along a trail in Antrim on Wednesday. Colon was wearing a helmet and ...

Police: Man pulls knife on bystander, hits man’s service dog

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with using his book bag to hit a service dog and then pulling a knife on the dog’s owner. Police say 27-year-old Christopher Paquette, of Concord, has been charged with criminal threatening, drug possession and cruelty to ...

New Hampshire getting more than $4M in AmeriCorps funding

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $4 million in AmeriCorps funding. The money is coming from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the federal program and others. The amount will support 298 AmeriCorps members in the state at City Year ...

Strong storms roll through New England; heat to follow

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Powerful storms are rolling through New England, causing power outages and street flooding. The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for much of the region and a flood advisory is in effect for parts of eastern Massachusetts, including Boston and much ...

Bridge named in honor of longtime executive councilor

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill to name a bridge in honor of a Ruth Griffin, who served on the Executive Council for 20 years. The new Dover-Newington Bridge on Route 16 has been named the Ruth L. Griffin Bridge. Griffin, a Republican, also served in ...

Visitors to spend more than $155M over July Fourth holiday

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Tourism officials estimate more than a million out-of-state visitors are expected to spend in excess of $155 million over the Fourth of July holiday period in the state. The period from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 8, kicks off New Hampshire’s ...

Student assessment group, accreditor network merge

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire-based student assessment organization is merging with a Georgia-based accreditor and school improvement network to create a $120 million nonprofit with 500 employees to help teachers and students. The organizations say the merger of Measured Progress in ...

Prep school says alumni can seek compensation for abuse

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elite New Hampshire prep school that was hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations spanning five decades announced Tuesday that abused alumni can seek compensation by submitting requests to an independent arbitrator. St. Paul’s School announced the service ...

Sununu pleased by court’s union fees decision

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, a supporter of right to work legislation, says he’s pleased by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining. Sununu ...

2 federal prison inmates sentenced for assault

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two inmates at the federal prison in Berlin, New Hampshire, have been sentenced for punching, kicking, and stomping another inmate that was caught on videotape. Prosecutors said that the two attacked the inmate in May 2017 and didn’t stop when they were ordered to. ...

Survey ranks New Hampshire highest in child well-being

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is the highest-ranked state for children’s well-being, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count report, based on data from 2016, ranks New Hampshire first overall and second in economic well-being, ...

New Hampshire considers options after sales tax ruling

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu and other state officials are working on ways New Hampshire can fight back against a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The high court last week overturned a two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted ...

New Hampshire prep school settles with abused former student

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elite New Hampshire prep school has agreed to a confidential legal settlement with a former student who was sexually abused by two teachers in the 1970s. The settlement between the St. Paul’s School in Concord and William Foley was reported by New Hampshire Public ...

Democrats make marijuana legalization part of party platform

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats on Saturday added marijuana legalization to their party platform, bolstering advocates’ hopes of catching the state up with the regulations of neighboring states. “We believe that marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated,” said ...

New Hampshire man suspected of killing wife found dead

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say the Berlin man suspected of killing his wife has been found dead in Maine. Police say 52-year-old Denis Bisson was found dead Friday night in Rumford, Maine. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The state attorney general’s ...

State officials approve $10 million for school safety funds

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State officials in New Hampshire have approved an additional $10 million for school “hardening” projects, meant to better fill gaps in school security. State Homeland Security Director Perry Plummer said the Wednesday decision brings the total school-safety funding ...

Man guilty of investment fraud, sentenced to 48 months

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a 77-year-old Maine man has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for operating a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme. William Bischoff defrauded more than two dozen clients of his financial advisory business from 2009 until 2017. ...

Officials search for suspect who killed protected falcon

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire are offering a $1,000 reward for information on the killing of a federally protected falcon. The Eagle Tribune reports the peregrine falcon was shot and killed in Salem on May 5. Officials say the bird was hatched at Brady Sullivan Tower in ...

Naked man arrested for burglary, animal cruelty

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who ran through a New Hampshire apartment complex terrorizing residents while naked, also threw glass at police officers and beat a dog before being hit with a stun gun and arrested. The Concord Monitor reports that 28-year-old Irakoze Ildephonse had appeared high ...