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Marker recognizes New Hampshire historic site

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is recognizing a site where a town got its start nearly 300 years ago with a historic marker. The state’s Division of Historical Resources announced Friday that a New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker has been installed on Route 156 in Nottingham, the ...

Pease Development Authority settles suit alleging pollution

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act at the Pease International Tradeport. The Conservation Law Foundation sued the Pease Development Authority arguing that storm water runoff from the former Pease Air Force Base ...

Vermont town hires ex-social studies teacher as top cop

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A former social studies teacher is going to become the new police chief in the Vermont town of Norwich. The Valley News reports that Sgt. Jennifer Frank, a 14-year law enforcement veteran, will assume the role of police chief on April 13 when current chief Doug Robinson ...

Federal court date set for Vermont kidnap, assault suspect

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with kidnapping a woman and her son and later sexually assaulting the woman has been scheduled to appear in federal court in Burlington. Court records say Everett Simpson is due to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Conroy on Feb. ...

Hand-crafted ice castles opening for exploration

WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — Hand-crafted ice castles are about to open again in New Hampshire. The castles that have been under construction for weeks include art made up of more than 20 million pounds of ice spiraling to heights around 40 feet. The ice also embedded with color-changing LED ...

Man gets over 2 years in prison for vehicle arson

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to serve over two years in prison for an arson charge in connection with a vehicle fire last year. Thirty-year-old Walter Hosmer, of Franklin, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit arson and to falsifying physical ...

Pappas’ 1st speech is about workers struggling in shutdown

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Congressman Chris Pappas, in his first House floor speech, has told stories of federal workers in his district suffering as a result of the partial government shutdown. Pappas on Thursday talked about a furloughed IRS worker from Sandown whose ...

Man pleads not guilty to murder charges in shooting

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting death of a man in Manchester last year. Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Dimick is asccused of first- and second-degree murder in the death of Justin Lee in September. WMUR-TV reports Dimick also ...

New Hampshire turns to data to combat opioid crisis

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire announced a new initiative Thursday to analyze data on insurance claims to better understand and combat the opioid crisis. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed an executive order forming the New Hampshire Opioid Overprescribing and Misuse Project Advisory ...

Hassan to visit groups to discuss impact of shutdown

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is visiting organizations that provide shelter and food to discuss the impacts of the partial government shutdown. Hassan is visiting the Nashua Soup Kitchen on Friday, which relies on programs within the USDA to supply food ...

Restaurant removes sign over concerns it’s offensive

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurant that’s preparing to open has removed a sign advertising its name over concerns that it sounded like profanity. The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on a type of soup, which is spelled ...

Fast-moving snowstorm hits, departs from Maine, NH

The first snowfall of 2019 didn’t set any records, but it did cause a messy commute in Maine and New Hampshire. The snow started falling early Thursday and up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) accumulated before the storm departed by noontime. The slippery roads caused a tractor-trailer to ...

Sununu calls for bipartisan cooperation in 2nd inauguration

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu started his second term Thursday seeking bipartisan cooperation from the newly Democratic Legislature on several proposals, including welfare reform and providing tuition-free college degrees. While the state’s last five Democratic ...

Dartmouth College announces plan to fight sexual misconduct

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal involving professors, Dartmouth College announced plans Thursday for an outside review of all academic departments, a revisal of its sexual misconduct policy and other measures meant to create an environment free from “the ...

2 ejected, hurt in snowmobile crash on lake

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say two people on a snowmobile were ejected and injured in a crash on a New Hampshire lake. Police in Wakefield say the snowmobile crashed on Balch Lake near a boat launch early Tuesday. State Fish and Game Department officers said 26-year-old James ...

Bear-Human conflict

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a story Jan. 1 about bears, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s bear project leader. His name is Andrew Timmins, not Andrew Timmons. A corrected version of the story is below: Conflicts between bears, humans ...

Numbers indicate state record for bear season, deer up

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says preliminary hunting numbers show a state record for bear season and increases in the deer and fall turkey seasons. The department says 1,052 bears were taken in 2018. That breaks the previous record of 898 bears in ...

Man gets 5-10 years in prison for not fixing antique cars

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — An antiques car repairman in New Hampshire has been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison for taking more than $187,000 from customers and not fixing their vehicles. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports a judge on Wednesday described 48-year-old Brim Bell, of ...

Shaheen wants invite to Russian space leader withdrawn

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says reports that NASA’s administrator has invited the head of the Russian space agency for a visit undermine the United States’ core national security objectives. Shaheen, a Democrat, is one of a number of U.S. officials and ...

Man indicted on murder charges following shooting

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a man in Manchester last year. The charges accuse 27-year-old Paul Dimick of killing Justin Lee in September. Dimick also is accused of having a firearm after ...