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NH Liquor Commission launches Mocktail Month

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is launching the first New Hampshire Mocktail Month, in an ongoing partnership Brown-Forman, The Mocktail Project and Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky to help create a safer, more inclusive drinking culture. During the month of ...

Kindergarten and first grade registration set

MERRIMACK – Superintendent of Schools, Mark E. McLaughlin, has announced registration information for all Merrimack children entering public kindergarten and first grade in the 2021-2022 school year. The registration process will begin with parents completing a New Student Information ...

Poetry Corner for Jan. 16-17

Revolutionary War​-era nesting dolls cupped within a city within a city within a city splintered wood in the tiniest doll unseen till it cracks the doll around it which cracks the doll around it which cracks the doll around it and so on and on and on till the walls that house this ...

Scholars for Jan. 16-17

Bob Jones University The following students are among approximately 600 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Fall 2020 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average ...

Pets of the Week for Jan. 16-17

Kross: Howdy partner! My name is Kross and I am a three year old male shepherd mix with tan and white fur! I am a very big boy, weighing in currently at eighty pounds! The only thing bigger than me, is my heart…awwwhhhh. I am truly a big love, and I especially love to snuggle. I’m also a ...

Hollis PD seeking assistance

HOLLIS – The Hollis Police Department is seeking help from the community after its Message Trailer was damaged at the transfer station. Officials say the trailer was damaged between Jan. 7 and Jan. 12. A vehicle reportedly hit the trailer and fled without reporting the incident. If anyone ...

Hassan, Shaheen host resource panel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen hosted a public panel where New Hampshire small businesses and nonprofits learned about support available to them through the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that the Senators helped negotiate and pass into law. “I ...

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year. The EU Commission chief said she'd immediately called Pfizer's CEO. But ...

The Latest: CDC concerned virus variant may dominate in US

NEW YORK — Health officials say by March, a new and more infectious strain of coronavirus — first found in the United Kingdom — will likely become the dominant strain in the United States. The UK variant currently is in 12 states but has been diagnosed in only 76 of the 23 million U.S. ...

‘At 6 p.m., life stops’: Europe uses curfews to fight virus

PARIS (AP) — As the wan winter sun sets over France's Champagne region, the countdown clock kicks in. Laborers stop pruning the vines as the light fades at about 4:30 p.m., leaving them 90 minutes to come in from the cold, change out of their work clothes, hop in their cars and zoom home ...

At virus tipping point, Lebanon imposes all-day curfew

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a choice between containing a spiraling virus outbreak and resuscitating a dying economy in a country that has been in steady financial and economic meltdown over the past year. Authorities in Lebanon chose the latter. Now, virus patients struggling to breathe wait ...

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. David Kessler, who will have the ...