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Incarcerated fathers can attend counseling with children

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state prison center that serves families has a new program that provides counseling services to children and incarcerated parents. Family Ties hopes to strengthen communication among families to increase emotional support and practice coping skills for ...

Trial scheduled on records request for dead inmate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a trial on a lawsuit filed by The Disabilities Rights Center against New Hampshire corrections officials to obtain records about the death of an inmate with mental illness. The non-jury trial was scheduled by U.S. District Court Judge Landya ...

Sununu signs surplus spending bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill to spend about $102 million produced by an unexpectedly high business tax revenue this year. The bill signed by the Republican governor Wednesday adds $10 million to the state’s Rainy Day Fund; grants $20 million repair ...

Loon cam up and running for fifth year

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Fans of loons can once again watch a pair of nesting loons in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. This is the fifth year the Loon Preservation Committee is streaming live footage of the birds. The footage captured the first egg on May 25 and two eggs were seen on May ...

Students learn dangers of alcohol during hands-on programs

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is visiting schools across the state to educate students on alcohol safety issues during prom and graduation season. The school visits include hands-on training, informational sessions and an opportunity for students to engage in a ...

Education programs aimed at stopping ‘summer slide’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Education has two new options for parents worried about “summer slide.” The department is partnering with an educational research group to provide free reading recommendations and a six-week mathematics program designed to stop the ...

Man stabbed in Portsmouth eatery brawl

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police say an early morning brawl in a New Hampshire restaurant led to the stabbing of a man and the head injury of another. Police say that the fight in the Portsmouth late-night eatery was reported early Tuesday. The restaurant’s staff asked two groups of men to ...

New Hampshire colleges announce plans to merge

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire private colleges have announced their plans to merge. New England College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art say that they intend to complete a merger by Oct. 1. The merger is designed to enhance academic programs and streamline administrative ...

Border agents arrest 17 people at New Hampshire checkpoint

WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — A three-day checkpoint operation that took place during the Memorial Day weekend in northern New Hampshire led to the arrests of 17 people living in the U.S. illegally. They were from several countries and charged with immigration violations at the Woodstock checkpoint ...

Search for next New Hampshire poet laureate underway

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials are accepting nominations for the state’s next poet laureate. Alice Fogel, currently serving as New Hampshire’s poet laureate, will complete her term next year after serving five years as an ambassador for poets across the state. Former New ...

Students to race each other on boats built for project

RYE, N.H. (AP) — Students in New Hampshire who spent a year building boats in a school workshop are set to race their creations this week in a first-ever regatta. Four grades of students at Rye Junior High each made two boats during the past year as a part of a program that combined ...

New Hampshire to study requirements for vet cemetery burial

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commission is going to be looking at who is eligible to be buried at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The question is whether the veterans’ cemetery is open to those who served in the National Guard, even if they were never called to active ...

Fish and Game divers recover body of missing swimmer

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — Divers from the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game have recovered the body of a 47-year-old man reported missing in Country Pond in Kingston. Police and the New Hampshire Marine Patrol were called at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report that an adult ...

N.H. Gov. Sununu plans to sign bail reform bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he intends to sign a bill aimed at preventing low-risk offenders from being held behind bars just because they can’t afford bail. Both the House and Senate last week approved a compromise version of the bill, despite the objections of ...

Dartmouth students hands-on in learning Native traditions

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Amid the buzz of a chain saw and banging hammers, a group of Dartmouth College students help cut down an ash tree and strip the bark that would eventually be used to make traditional Native baskets. Their outdoor classroom experience is part of the academic outreach and ...

Marchers protest putting psychiatric patients in prison

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a young man being held in the secure psychiatric unit of a New Hampshire prison walked from the prison to a courthouse Thursday, calling for his release and advocating for an end to the practice of putting people with mental illness behind bars. Andrew ...

New Hampshire committee rejects Northern Pass appeal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire panel has dealt another blow to a controversial hydro project, upholding on Thursday an earlier decision to deny a proposal over concerns that it would have hurt tourism and businesses in the state. The Site Evaluation Committee unanimously voted to deny ...

Authorities clear out homeless encampments alongside river

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police says crews cleared out homeless camps along the Merrimack River this week. Officials placed signs along the river alerting residents that their personal property would be removed. WMUR-TV reports crews moved in Thursday to pick up anything ...

Nursing home resident uses bear pepper spray on employee

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a resident at a New Hampshire nursing home used bear pepper spray on an employee. WMUR -TV reports that the Country Village Center employee was taken to a hospital emergency room for treatment Tuesday and the Lancaster facility was evacuated because of ...

Lawmakers approve $102 million in extra spending

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill that started out as a modest proposal to create a state demographer job and ended up becoming an omnibus measure to burn through a surplus is on its way to the governor's desk. Both the House and Senate on Wednesday approved a ...