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Sununu mulls lower rooms and meals tax to help restaurant owners

DOVER – Restaurant owners across southern New Hampshire held a roundtable discussion with Gov. Chris Sununu Friday to discuss their struggles during the pandemic. They learned that he may try to help again financially to help them try to survive to next spring. The meeting was at Newick’s ...

NHTOA honors 2020 award winners

RUMNEY — Meeting under social-distancing protocols at the Wade A. Reed Family Logging garage in Rumney, N.H., the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) honored its 2020 award winners in a special ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, that had been delayed since May by the ...

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease. Many major universities ...

One new COVID-19 death, 38 new cases Saturday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 38 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one new death, a woman over 60 from Hillsborough County, on Saturday. Check number of COVID-19 cases by school every day. Under the “show” pull down and click “schools ...

Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things ...

Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Barrett, a former clerk to ...

Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion

Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor and current judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Barrett to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice ...

Hassan, Shaheen react to Barrett nomination

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. In 2017, Senator Hassan voted against Judge Barrett's nomination to her current position on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. "I ...

Some Breonna Taylor protesters out past curfew, fires set

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville's streets chanting "Black Lives Matter" on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. People in the crowd also chanted "No ...

Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the ...

Nursing homes to take over virus testing program for staff

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nursing homes in New Hamsphire will be in charge of testing their staff for the coronavirus starting next month. The state Department of Health and Human Services has been operating a surveillance testing program in long term care facilities, but in mid-October will ...

How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of the first debate-stage matchup between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation. Trump has decided to skip any formal preparation. And while Biden's team ...

In leaders’ UN videos, the backgrounds tell stories, too

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to "reject attempts to build blocks to keep others out" as an image of his country's storied Great Wall hung behind him. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used photos and videos to illustrate what he was talking about. ...

Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

NEW YORK (AP) — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they cough. The cone sucks up ...

Prosecutor issues list of 136 officers accused of misconduct

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's top prosecutor on Friday released the names of more than 130 police officers who have been accused of discrimination, corruption or other misconduct that could undermine their credibility as court witnesses. In releasing the list, Suffolk County District Attorney ...

Conductor Roger Kalia leads Symphony NH concert in Greeley Park

NASHUA – Acclaimed maestro Roger Kalia will conduct Symphony NH’s brass and percussion in a free concert that will be held in Greeley Park on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Concert goers are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets to the park and allow for social distancing. As ...

Annual Harvest Golf Classic raises $104,640 for food bank

MANCHESTER – The Workplace Benefit Solutions (WBS), HUB International Harvest Golf Classic recently raised more than $104,640 in support of the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire’s programs. Now in its eleventh year, the annual golf tournament has raised ...

Shaheen highlights need for additional federal resources

MANCHESTER – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence in Concord. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, survivors of domestic and sexual violence have been among the most vulnerable populations due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing ...