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Tuesday morning New Hampshire news update

Funeral being held for veteran Plaistow police chief

PLAISTOW (AP) — A funeral is being held Tuesday for the longtime police chief of Plaistow, New Hampshire. ...

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Funeral being held for veteran Plaistow police chief

PLAISTOW (AP) — A funeral is being held Tuesday for the longtime police chief of Plaistow, New Hampshire.

Stephen Savage died Friday after a three-year battle with kidney cancer. He was 68.

The funeral is being held at 11 a.m. at Rockingham Church in Plaistow, followed by burial with Air Force honors in Maplewood Cemetery.

Savage served 28 years as Plaistow's chief and was police chief of Haverhill for 10 years.

In the U.S. Senate on Monday, Sen. Kelly Ayotte honored Savage, saying she got to know him when she served as attorney general. She said he was kind, compassionate and devoted to serving others.

State police: Man drowns in Lake Winnipesaukee

GILFORD (AP) - State police say a man has drowned in Lake Winnipesaukee.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Monday. State police say their marine patrol received a 911 call reporting that lifeguards at Ellacoya State Park were performing CPR on an unresponsive man.

A lifeguard recovered the man in water that was about 7 feet deep. Guards continued performing CPR until marine patrol officers and Gilford fire and rescue officers arrived.

The man was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His identity wasn't immediately released. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Business advisory group to hold 1st meeting

MANCHESTER (AP) - A new advisory council to help fledgling high-tech businesses in an effort called "Live Free and Start" is holding its first meeting.

The group is meeting Tuesday in Manchester. It will address concerns such as modernizing business regulations and improving technology used to do business with the state.

The 15-member council also will work to expand opportunities to support startup financing and marketing the state as a place where high-tech businesses can thrive.

New Hampshire has $2.2M in drinking water grants

CONCORD (AP) - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says there is $2.2 million available this fall for grants to protect drinking water in the southern part of the state.

The money comes from a fund established to offset impacts to wetlands and streams associated with the widening of Interstate 93 between the Massachusetts border in Salem and the I-93/I-293 interchange in Manchester.

Municipalities and non-profit land trusts may apply for grants to cover up to 50 percent of the value of land or conservation easements critical to the quality of public drinking water supplies.

The affected lands are in: Salem, Windham, Derry, Londonderry and Manchester and in the Lake Massabesic Watershed, which includes portions of Auburn, Hooksett, Candia and Chester.

Applications are due November 1. More information is available at