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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 ...

A 2nd tornado is confirmed in New Hampshire

BATH, N.H. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say another tornado touched down in northern New Hampshire earlier this week. The agency had previously confirmed a tornado briefly hit Lincoln after seeing a hiker’s video of the twister Monday. WMUR -TV reports that another tornado ...

Mom, son charged with murder-for-hire still face civil suit

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — A judge has refused to throw out a civil lawsuit filed by a woman after her ex-husband and former mother-in-law were accused of trying to have her killed. Jean Temple, of Plainfield, sued her ex-husband, Maurice Temple, and his mother, Pauline Chase, in October seeking ...

Sen. Shaheen undergoes routine surgery on benign skin growth

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has had a routine surgery on a benign skin growth. Shaheen had the procedure to treat benign basal cell carcinoma on Friday. Her office says it went well and she’s resting on the recommendation of her doctor. Shaheen is expected to ...

Governor opens capital budget hearings

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s state agencies are starting to make their case for major long-term capital investments for the next budget cycle. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu will open capital budget hearings Thursday. Seventeen departments will be making presentations for fiscal ...

Unprepared hikers rescued in White Mountains

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say two Massachusetts hikers who got lost in the White Mountains were carrying almost no useful gear or supplies. Fish and Game officials say the hikers from Winthrop and Allston walked past the trail they planned to take Saturday and ended up ...

WWII airman remains to be buried 74 years after crash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An American airman is being buried more than 70 years after he crashed on a Pacific island during World War II. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Roy Davis, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, was a gunner. He and the pilot were aboard an A-20G Havoc bomber on March 12, 1944, that ...

‘Temptation’ takes first prize at sand sculpting competition

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A woman intertwined with a 12-foot bottle of alcohol won first place in the 18th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada, says his sculpture, which also included a devil on the back side and is titled ...

3 health insurance companies plan to stay in marketplace

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After several years of instability, the same three companies plan to continue offering health insurance in New Hampshire next year through the marketplace created by the Affordable Act. In 2014, the first year of former President Barack Obama’s health overhaul law, ...

Attorney general: Ski area deal requires state approval

NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — A public information session is set for Tuesday on a proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area by Vail Resorts. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald wrote to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday saying the deal can’t proceed without the approval of the state ...

New Hampshire Diocese raises $65,000 for hurricane relief

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire initiative has raised $65,000 to support victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria. The funds from the initiative, called “Through the Storm: Helping our Brothers and Sisters in the Carribean,” will be split evenly between the Archdiocese of San Juan, ...

Milan man dies in crash with tractor-trailer

MILAN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a man has died in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The crash happened late Friday afternoon on Route 110 in Milan. Police say 43-year-old Timothy Lacasse, of Milan, was traveling south when he struck the north-bound trailer driven by ...

New historical highway marker commemorates old train station

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire highway has a new marker that highlights the history of the oldest surviving depot of the former Northern Railroad. The Gerrish Depot was constructed in 1855 in Boscawen. It was renamed in 1909 after a fatal train collision caused by confusion over ...

Region braces for heat blast, schools considering closing

BOSTON (AP) — Summer hasn’t officially arrived on the calendar but New Englanders are bracing for some very summer-like heat. Forecasters say temperatures in Boston on Monday could approach or even top the record of 94 degrees set back in 1929 for that date. Humidity will be very high as ...

Italian runner wins race to highest peak in northeast US

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled away from three-time winner Eric Blake on Saturday at the halfway point of the 7.6 mile (12 ...