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New Hampshire child didn’t have measles, but vaccine reax

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire public health officials say additional testing suggests a child initially diagnosed with measles actually had a rare reaction to a vaccine that resembled a real measles virus infection. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a news ...

UNH, Eversource, Durham partner on emergency power plan

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire, Eversource and the town of Durham have formed a partnership to plan a clean energy project to help make sure power isn’t interrupted in cases of extreme weather. The Oyster River Clean Innovation Project proposes an interconnected ...

Gun control legislation passes New Hampshire Senate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three bills aimed at preventing gun violence have cleared the state Senate. The Senate on Thursday passed bills imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm, requiring background checks for commercial gun sales, and enabling school boards to ...

Senate approves compromise redistricting commission bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to remove partisanship from the process of redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts is closer to becoming law. Both the Democratically-controlled House and Senate have passed similar bills to create a 15-member independent commission to redraw ...

Beware of changing conditions in White Mountain Natl Forest

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — White Mountain National Forest officials are reminding visitors to be prepared for slippery rocks, spring melt-off and high stream crossing levels this Memorial Day weekend. Officials say be sure to check weather conditions for the area that you’re planning to visit. ...

New Hampshire honoring its fallen law enforcement officers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is honoring its fallen law enforcement officers. Gov. Chris Sununu was participating Friday in the 27th annual memorial ceremony in Concord. The ceremony is organized by the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Association and held each year ...

Team of over 20 rescuers helps injured hiker

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — A team of over 20 rescuers has come to the aid of 17-year-old girl who suffered a leg injury while hiking at New Hampshire’s Monadnock State Park. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conservation officers said the teen began hiking in the Jaffrey park about 4:30 ...

Team of over 20 rescuers helps injured hiker

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — A team of over 20 rescuers has come to the aid of a 17-year-old girl who suffered a leg injury while hiking at New Hampshire’s Monadnock State Park. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conservation officers said the teen began hiking in the Jaffrey park about 4:30 ...

Most northern ATV trails won’t be open for Memorial Day

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Late winter snow and heavy spring rain has delayed the opening of all-terrain vehicle trails in much of northern New Hampshire, which usually happens Memorial Day weekend. Wet and cooler-than-average spring weather has delayed snow melt in several areas, the state’s ...

Company offers to rehire worker who lost job over free lunch

CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — A company has offered to rehire a school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free . Bonnie Kimball said she was fired March 28 by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan. She told the student ...

Recreational cod fishing could restart, barely, in Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — The recreational fishery for a species of fish that has experienced population collapse in recent history could reopen. Recreational fishing for Atlantic cod has not been allowed in the Gulf of Maine recently due to concerns about the decline in the fish’s population. But the ...

Symphony New Hampshire picks new music director

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Symphony New Hampshire has announced that Roger Kalia will be its new music director. New Hampshire Public Radio reports Kalia currently serves as music director for Orchestra Santa Monica, the Lake George Music Festival and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra in ...

Former lawyer gets 6 months in prison on contempt charge

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former lawyer has been sentenced in New Hampshire to six months in federal prison for misrepresenting himself. Seventy-seven-year-old William Summers, of Haines City, Florida, pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge in October. Court documents say he was ...

Psychiatrist: Wrong-way crash suspect was insane

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A psychiatrist originally hired by the state has testified for the defense that a Vermont man was legally insane when he drove the wrong way on an interstate and crashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers. Steven Bourgoin is on trial on five counts of ...

Police: Man fell in to brook, accidentally drowned

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man accidentally drowned after falling into a brook. Police in Keene said they were alerted to a man in the brook on May 11. They found the body of 59-year-old Richard Oliver, who was believed to have been homeless. Police said the cause of ...

Woman accused of assaulting clerk in gas station

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman in New Hampshire is accused of smashing a clerk in the face with a wine bottle and throwing a bag of charcoal at a police officer. A clerk told police that 25-year-old Beth Whittaker, entered the Manchester gas station on Wednesday night and began throwing ...

Cafeteria worker says she lost job for giving boy free lunch

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school cafeteria worker’s kindness may have got her fired. Bonnie Kimball tells the Valley News she was terminated March 28 by her employer, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan. It came a day after she gave a ...

Superintendent, principal on leave following police report

FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school board has placed its superintendent and the high school principal on leave following a police department memo raising concerns about school safety. Fosters.com reports the Farmington Police Department alleges administrators knowingly aren’t ...

Warrant: Man who avoided jail for bigamy has disappeared

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who avoided jail time on bigamy charges could end up behind bars after all after authorities say he lied about his whereabouts and then disappeared. Michael Middleton, 43, pleaded guilty last month and was given a 12-month sentence, which was ...

Woman gets 5 years in prison for fentanyl trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy. Court documents say 44-year-old Heidi Langevin, of Belmont, sold the drug and methamphetamine to someone who was cooperating with the FBI. In 2017, ...