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Fish and Game: Be cautious about going out onto ice

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — People should be cautious about going out onto any ice, especially following the record rainfall recorded on Christmas Day, a New Hampshire Fish and Game Department official said. "With erratic temperatures, some areas of ice may look safe, but may not be," Col. Kevin ...

Sununu once again nominating MacDonald to New Hampshire Supreme Court

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Gov. Chris Sununu is once again nominating Attorney General Gordon MacDonald as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, this time under a GOP-led Executive Council that would have to approve his confirmation. The Republican governor said he plans to nominate ...

Hassan meets with Treasury Secretary nominee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today met virtually with President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Treasury, Janet Yellen. “As this pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on Granite Staters and our ...

Sununu issues statement on special interest group lawsuit

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the ACLU-NH, NHLA and DRC-NH announced a class action lawsuit in conjunction with a New York special interest group against the State of New Hampshire: "This lawsuit is led by Children's Rights Incorporated - a special ...

New Hampshire House to host constitutionally required Convening Day

Pursuant to Part 2, Article 3 of the New Hampshire Constitution, the House will meet at 10 a.m. today at A-Lot parking area, at the University of New Hampshire. Press and members of the public will be allowed to attend. There will be an outdoor area to the right of the stage that will have ...

Lawsuit says NH has ‘warehoused’ foster teens in group care

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has "unnecessarily warehoused" foster care teens in institutional and group care facilities instead of with families and has not acted in their best interests, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by several legal groups on Tuesday. In the ...

Driver dies in crash after vehicle strikes guardrail, trees

DANBURY, N.H. (AP) — A driver died after his vehicle struck a guardrail and trees, New Hampshire State Police said. The vehicle was traveling north on a road in Danbury at about 3 p.m. Monday when it veered off, then came back onto the road, police said. The driver, Kevin Ramsey, 43, ...

Nashua’s first baby of 2021 arrives just 32 minutes into the new year

NASHUA – Baby Neely Ward – yes, he's named after the former Bruins star – won't know it for awhile yet, but his arrival at 12:32 a.m. New Years Day makes him the first baby born in Greater Nashua, and quite possibly in New Hampshire, in 2021. Neely's parents, Aran and Courtney Ward, ...

Collins, Hassan say they retained education program funding

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sens. Susan Collins and Maggie Hassan say they've reversed a U.S. Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for nearly 200 rural, low-income school districts. A provision that the senators negotiated prevents a funding cliff for the Rural Education ...

Mount Washington weather exhibits moving to discovery center

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Mount Washington Observatory is moving exhibits from its now-closed Weather Discovery Center in North Conway to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. A few exhibits will move to the observatory's museum on top of the mountain, but most will find a new ...

Changes to New Hampshire sexual assault laws taking effect

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Changes to New Hampshire state laws on sexual assault take effect in the new year. Starting Jan. 1, the definition of sexual assault will be expanded to include any sexual contact between school employees and students between ages 13 and 18. The legislation was aimed at ...

Fire destroys memorabilia from Laconia Motorcycle Week

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A building fire destroyed old photos, magazine articles, and other memorabilia from the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association that were collected from the 97-year-old bike rally in New Hampshire. The office also lost its beloved mascot in the Christmas Day fire, a cat ...

Acting speaker releases details of Jan. 6 drive-in session

CONCORD - Acting New Hampshire House of Representatives Speaker Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry) released details of the January 6th House session to state representatives yesterday. The event details were developed in coordination with and reviewed by several state and local agencies including ...