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House leaders applaud acceptance of charter school expansion dollars

CONCORD – New Hampshire House leaders released the following statement in response to the Fiscal Committee voting 7-3 to accept more than $10 million in federal funding for the purpose of expanding charter school opportunities for New Hampshire students. Acting Speaker Sherman Packard ...

New Hampshire expecting 12,000 vaccine doses soon

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire is expecting 12,000 doses in its first shipment of a coronavirus vaccine as early as next week, state officials said Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu said Perry Plummer, the former Department of Safety assistant commissioner, is helping to oversee the distribution. ...

Despite COVID-19 uptick, November state revenues continue upward trend

CONCORD – COVID-19 may be surging in New Hampshire, but it is having a marginal effect on state revenues which continue to perform better than budget writers anticipated. Although November is not a large month for state revenue collections, state levies produced $141.3 million, or $27.8 ...

Pappas announces winner of First District Congressional App Challenge

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Jamie O'Keefe, a junior at Exeter High School, won the district's 2020 Congressional App Challenge. Hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives, this competition highlights the importance of STEM education and encourages middle and high school ...

Driver in fatal crash of couple, unborn child, gets parole

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive from New Hampshire who pleaded guilty to causing a crash in 2013 that killed a couple and their unborn baby has been granted parole. Robert Dellinger apologized during a parole board meeting Thursday for the emotional damage he caused ...

Senate passes annual defense bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a bipartisan amendment from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI), to combat ...

New Hampshire expecting 12,000 vaccine doses soon

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is expecting 12,000 doses in its first shipment of a coronavirus vaccine as early as next week, state officials said Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu said Perry Plummer, the former Department of Safety assistant commissioner, is helping to oversee the ...

House Republican Leader Dick Hinch has died

MERRIMACK – State Rep. Richard "Dick" Hinch, a Merrimack resident who a week ago was elected House Republican Leader, died Wednesday afternoon, according to sources. Hinch, 71, an insurance broker, was in his sixth term as a state representative from Merrimack. He was also a member of the ...

Shaheen, Hassan include N.H. priorities in bipartisan infrastructure water bill

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. WRDA contains several ...

Pappas helps pass defense bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) supported the final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2020. This year’s NDAA includes several provisions Pappas fought for including help for military installations to clean up PFAS contamination and expand federal ...