NH News

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 ...

Panel to examine why young residents leave New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A panel will be held to discuss the results of a recent survey on why young people leave New Hampshire. The survey, conducted for Stay Work Play, reported in May that nearly 30 percent of the participants said they would definitely or probably consider leaving New ...

New Hampshire approves expansion of landfill in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state officials have approved the expansion of a landfill in Rochester that accepts trash from across New England. The roughly 1,200-acre Turnkey Landfill applied for the 58.6-acre expansion last year. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the expansion will ...

New hires will help direct money for drug crisis response

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says New Hampshire will hire a program director and state opioid coordinator as it figures out how to spend about $23 million in new federal funding to combat the drug crisis. Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan said last week ...

Ford, food bank collecting peanut butter for hungry kids

BOW, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck full of peanut butter could help hungry New Hampshire kids get out of a jam this summer. The New Hampshire Food Bank is hoping to collect enough jars of peanut butter to fill several Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the next four weeks as part of the national Ford ...

Legal fight winding down in hospital Hepatitis C case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Exeter Hospital has settled with a staffing agency but is still suing a registry organization over a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C before his arrest in 2012. David Kwiatkowski is serving 39 years in ...

2nd New Hampshire immigration checkpoint leads to 5 arrests

WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — A three-day immigration checkpoint in northern New Hampshire has resulted in the arrest of 5 people living in the U.S. illegally. The operation ran from Friday through Sunday in Woodstock along Interstate 93. People arrested were from Brazil, China, Ecuador, El ...