NH News

Waters off New England in midst of record year for warmth

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world’s oceans, and they are nearing the end of one of the hottest summers in their history. That is the takeaway from an analysis of summer sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Maine by a ...

Driver in fatal crash accused of stalking victim’s wife

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Sometimes Catrina Costello would allegedly yell obscenities and stare at Stephen VanDalinda and his wife, Erin. Other times she would shine a green laser beam toward them or threaten them with her two pit bills. The feud between the two families, according to neighbors ...

Crowd of 1st District Democrats gang up on front-runners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The crowded field of Democratic congressional hopefuls in New Hampshire’s 1st District took turns targeting the perceived front-runners at their latest forum Thursday night. With 12 days until the primary, the 11 Democrats competing for their party’s nomination ...

Dartmouth College proposes new traffic light for busy street

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has proposed adding a new traffic signal as part of its $200 million campus expansion plan. Valley New reports the school announced the proposed signal Thursday in a news release. The light would be erected at West Wheelock Street, near the entrance to ...

School resource officer being added in Laconia

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Laconia, New Hampshire, is the latest community to have a school resource officer. The Laconia Daily Sun reports that starting next year, the Laconia Police Department will have an officer embedded in the middle school. The position was to be discussed at Thursday’s ...

Vermont-based helicopter ambulance flies first mission

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new, Vermont-based air ambulance began flying patients Thursday between hospitals in the northern part of the state and New Hampshire. The University of Vermont Health Net Transport helicopter also will be flying to hospitals in northern New York, dramatically ...

Avian flu may be to blame for deaths

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two common diseases, avian flu and distemper, may be to blame for a rash of seal deaths that caused dozens of them to wash ashore in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in the biggest die-off of seals since 2011, federal scientists said Thursday. Preliminary ...

Hikers warned about birds

KEENE (AP) – Officials in New Hampshire are warning hikers about a bird swooping down on people on a local trail. Keene officials recently posted signs at Cheshire Trail after they received three reports about an owl swooping by people. Keene Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Andy ...

School: Staffers abused students

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) – Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found. The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the ...

Utility inspecting power equipment

MANCHESTER (AP) – Residents in nearly 60 New Hampshire towns and cities might notice a helicopter flying around this month as the state’s largest utility inspects high-voltage electrical equipment. Eversource is using a low-flying helicopter to capture images that will help it identify ...

Crews working to fix road damage

DUBLIN (AP) – Cleanup and road repairs are underway in southwestern New Hampshire after flash flooding washed out a number of roads, causing major damage. The state Department of Transportation is working to repair roads as people assess damage to their own properties caused by the Friday ...

Health centers get $836K in grants

CONCORD (AP) – Ten community health centers in New Hampshire are splitting about $836,000 in federal grants to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Quality Improvement grants ...

Man convicted in fitness club attack

DOVER (AP) – A jury has convicted a man of attacking a woman outside of a New Hampshire fitness club. Jordan Lamonde, of Portsmouth, was on trial on a second-degree felony assault charge and three misdemeanor assault charges. He had pleaded not guilty. Both sides agree the motive was ...

Governor condemns Facebook posts

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says it was “unacceptable” for a state agency spokesman to suggest increasing the state’s racial diversity could turn it into a cesspool. Education Department spokesman Tony Schinella commented on Facebook following a New York Times ...

Group says it will sue N.H. fish hatchery

CONCORD (AP) – An environmental group plans to file a federal lawsuit against New Hampshire’s largest hatchery over allegations that runoff from the facility is polluting nearby rivers and lakes. The Conservation Law Foundation announced Thursday that it sent a notice to sue to the New ...

Police sergeant pleads not guilty

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts police sergeant charged with negligent vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal on-duty crash with another car has pleaded not guilty. Greenfield Sgt. James Rode was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment Wednesday. Neither ...

Official: Woman’s death accidental

HOPKINTON (AP) — Authorities are calling a woman’s death in a house fire in New Hampshire accidental. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office said 85-year-old Beverly Johnson died in the fire in Hopkinton early Tuesday.  It said the cause of death was from thermal and inhalation ...

Unions authorized to strike

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Unions representing Consolidated Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have authorized a strike if negotiators fail to reach an agreement before their contract expires in less than two weeks, officials announced Wednesday. The International ...

Woman arrested after blood found

GARDNER, Mass. (AP) – Prosecutors say they discovered the blood of a man found dead in New Hampshire on the tree house of a Massachusetts woman suspected of his murder. Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said Tuesday that 21-year-old Julia Enright was charged with murder at an ...

17-year-old charged with killing man

FARMINGTON (AP) — A 17-year-old has been indicted in New Hampshire on charges of killing a man and shooting his own mother. Authorities said 33-year-old James LaPrade was found shot in the head in Farmington in March 2017. Last week, a grand jury indicted James Belyea, of Farmington, in ...