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Music fan seriously hurt by stage diver wins $2M settlement

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who suffered serious spinal injuries when a stage diver landed on his head during a concert in New Jersey has reached a $2 million settlement with the show's organizer. Jason Kooken, 46, of Exeter, was injured at an April 2017 punk music festival ...

NH town to move 3 dozen graves from eroding cemetery

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a New Hampshire town voted to move the remains of around three dozen people from a cemetery that is eroding into a river. In a secret ballot last week, residents of Stark voted 34 to 1 to discontinue Blake Cemetery as a town cemetery and move the ...

Sununu calls Trump take on transfer of power ‘inappropriate’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday that President Donald Trump made "a very inappropriate comment" when he declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 election. "Obviously there's a winner of an election and a loser of an election. ...

Kuster-backed clean energy workforce proposal passes House

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, an ambitious proposal to transition the US to a clean energy future and cut carbon pollution. The Kuster-backed proposal includes grants to local communities to improve the energy efficiency of ...

Shaheen joins bicameral push to relieve small business debt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce the Small Business Debt Relief Extension Act. At the end of September, hundreds of thousands of businesses will ...

Shaheen issues statement on release of declassified USS Thresher documents

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Navy’s release of approximately 4,000 pages of declassified documents on the sinking of the USS Thresher. The USS Thresher was a submarine built ...

Commission hosts first meeting

CONCORD - On Monday, the Commission to Study Offshore Wind and Port Development conducted their first meeting. The commission, formed through the passage of HB 1245 which included text from Senator David Watters’ (D-Dover) bill, SB 668, will investigate the economic development opportunities ...

Driver dies after 1st of 2 school bus crashes in Hanover

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Hanover, New Hampshire, say a school bus driver who suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel died in the first of two bus crashes they responded to on Wednesday. Police say the first bus, carrying about a dozen students, crossed into the opposite lane and ...