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Massive shipment of PPE, including 6 million masks, arrives in New Hampshire

LONDONDERRY – The first batch of the roughly 45 tons of personal protective equipment that touched down at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Sunday afternoon will soon be on their way to Granite Staters “on the frontlines of this (COVID-19) crisis,” Gov. Chris Sununu said. Praising ...

Bellwether credit union provides free dinners

MANCHESTER – Bellwether Community Credit Union recently donated free take-home dinners to local hospitals in the Manchester, Bedford and Nashua areas to thank those on the front line for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ready-to-eat meals allowed hospital staff to have ...

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donates 20 tons of food to N.H.

MANCHESTER – Looking to curb hunger in New Hampshire and to provide support as the need rises in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated more than 40,000 pounds of food to the New Hampshire Food Bank last week. The donation, which ...

57 more cases reported; total reaches 985

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 985 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases still are under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be ...

Nonprofit fund applications being accepted today

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority and New Hampshire Business Finance Authority are partnering in an effort to support the state’s nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The CDFA and BFA will be administering the resources of the newly ...

Time Travel: Nashua High hopes to boost baseball attendance

The Nashua High baseball team wanted more folks turning out at Holman Stadium in the spring of 1945. Or, at least, that was a sincere wish for the folks who oversee the city’s coffers. APRIL 14, 1945 – “Baseball receipts last spring were $115.19 against expenses of $976.69, leaving a ...

SoClean makes mask donation to city of Nashua

NASHUA – The city of Nashua received a generous donation of 3,000 masks from Masks for New Hampshire, a private and philanthropic-sector initiative spearheaded by SoClean Inc. of Peterborough. Mayor Jim Donchess was on hand to personally receive the boxes on Saturday. Kim Kleiner, director ...

Area Native Aboard USS Harry S. Truman

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Scott Parenteau, from Manchester, uploads rounds into an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the ‘Fighting Checkmates’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Red Sea on March 31. The ...

Broadcast crews hit hard in economic storm

Greg Calvin believed his job as an audio technician could survive most economic downturns because people will keep watching sports while the networks that air the games still receive advertising revenue. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down all sports and put ...

Family sues Valley Street jail in man’s 2019 death

CONCORD – The family of Nicholas Sacco, the 24-year-old man who died last year after being found unresponsive in his cell at Valley Street jail, is suing the corrections department and two medics associated with the jail. Sacco, whose last known address was in Manchester, died on May 22, ...

Virtual experiences available

CONCORD – While visitors may not be able to physically experience New Hampshire right now, they can virtually dive into some of what the Granite State has to offer. As New Hampshire deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development has refreshed ...

NASCAR suspends Larson for racist slur during virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Larson’s racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon. McDonald’s and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The ...

Share Some Good News – April 13 – In-N-Out Burritos

When out-of-staters think of New Hampshire, authentic Spanish food probably isn’t one of the first things that pop into their minds. That’s understandable. We are a bit north of “north of the border,” after all. However, the Granite State happens to be the home of a thriving and ...

IOC will lose millions, Japan billions with Tokyo Games delayed

TOKYO (AP) – The International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars” of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Games, the body’s president said. Thomas Bach spoke in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt on Sunday. Estimates in Japan put ...

Nashua food distribution plowing ahead

NASHUA – During the COVID-19 crisis, United Way volunteers and community partners have continued to make great progress distributing food to local families. As of this past Friday, the school breakfast and lunch program had distributed 25,474 nutritious meals to local school children, ...

Bipartisanship breaks down over checks and balances

CONCORD – Until last week, the state’s elected leaders projected a unified front to fight the coronavirus pandemic in New Hampshire. On at least one occasion, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu appeared at a press conference with Senate President Donna Soucy, D-Manchester, House Speaker Stephen ...

Correct flaws in original law

A CARES-2 Act needs to be written and enacted as soon as possible in Washington – not necessarily to pump more money into the national COVID-19 recovery effort, but to correct flaws in the original law. The ink is barely dry on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which ...

Biden’s quarantine reading assignment

WASHINGTON – Because the United States’ unrivaled resources of human and physical capital have only been idled, not obliterated, the recovery might begin with a bang, propelled by a burst of pent-up animal spirits. The recovery could, however, be unnecessarily anemic, for two ...

Almanac

Today is Monday, April 13, the 104th day of 2020. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for his performance in “Lilies of the Field.” On this ...

State Fiscal Committee meeting a success

Recently, I had the honor of participating in the first-ever “remote” legislative committee in New Hampshire. This was the Fiscal Committee, a 10-member joint House and Senate group with knowledge and experience on the state’s financial matters. The Fiscal Committee is important because ...