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DES against landfill moratorium bill
04-10-2024 2:46 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

As testimony on bills targeting landfill safety in New Hampshire continues in both chambers of the legislature, the state Department of Environmental Services maintains its stance against proposed legislation advocating for a four-year moratorium of...

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With less than three months left, NH casino hasn’t found a buyer
04-17-2024 1:32 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

At the start of the year, Concord Casino was ordered to close its doors and sell the business within six months, but, so far, no buyers have stepped forward to acquire the establishment.“There’s been no change in the status of the Concord facility,”...


It’s all about that base: When are NH ski areas closing this spring?
03-23-2024 8:12 PM

By CHLOE RATTEE

A lack of snow on the ground due to an abnormally warm and wet New Hampshire winter doesn’t mean that ski and snowboard season has to end.After a little snowfall at the start of the month, ski mountain staff felt more confident about their projected...


Nordic skiing: Team New Hampshire bests Vermont, wins Eastern High School Championships for first time in nearly three decades
03-20-2024 10:24 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

For the first time since 1995, Team New Hampshire took home the Eastern High School Championships title at the Holderness School on Sunday. The Nordic skiing competition features up to the top 48 skiers (24 boys and 24 girls) from each of New...


Hanover 49, Pembroke 43: Bears use smart, methodical play in semifinal
03-06-2024 1:31 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

DURHAM, N.H. — Entering Tuesday night’s Division II boys’ basketball semifinal, the No. 3 Pembroke Spartans (18-3) knew exactly what No. 2 Hanover (19-1) was going to do: run a remarkably methodical offense and play smart, disciplined defense.Pembroke...


NH hiker makes an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” before Cog Railway rescue
02-19-2024 12:13 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

An injured hiker who made an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” was rescued from Mount Washington on Saturday amid wind chill of 50 degrees below zero, after rescuers were carried up the mountain in a special Cog Railway train.According to New...


Ex-prison officer charged in death of psychiatric patient in New Hampshire
02-09-2024 5:22 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A former corrections officer was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the April 29, 2023, death of a former Hanover man in the Secure Psychiatric Unit of the New Hampshire State Prison.The officer, Matthew Millar, 39, of Boscawen, N.H.,...


Medical assistance in dying bill draws large turnout
02-08-2024 4:04 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

People in wheelchairs, others relying on crutches, some facing terminal illness and some caregivers packed a hearing Wednesday for a bill that would allow medically assisted dying in New Hampshire.While most of the attendees expressed support for...


Sanborn opts against appealing NH casino closure
01-30-2024 11:40 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord Casino will continue to keep its lights off as Andy Sanborn has decided not to appeal the suspension of his gaming license.The deadline for filing an appeal was Jan. 19, and the Lottery Commission confirmed that they hadn’t received one.Now,...


NH launches tuition reimbursement program to recruit and retain first responders
12-19-2023 3:19 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

To recruit more police officers, firefighters and EMTs, New Hampshire has launched a program offering tuition reimbursements at the state’s community colleges for those looking to enter the field.The First Responder Tuition Reimbursement Program, an...


NH’s Sanborn had plenty of cash to buy whatever he wanted without using COVID funds, lawyers argue
12-15-2023 3:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Andy Sanborn had enough cash on hand and in other accounts that he was able to pay for purchases like a Ferrari for his wife and two Porsches for himself, with his own money instead of the $844,000 in COVID relief funds he received and put into his...


Andy Sanborn’s attorneys criticize Lottery Commission's investigation
12-12-2023 4:21 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In his absence, Andy Sanborn’s legal team defended his credibility during Monday’s hearing primarily by asserting the Lottery Commission accusations were based on a careless investigation that failed to present complete facts.“This case is based on a...


With a lack of state funding for education, NH property taxpayers bear the brunt of costs 
12-09-2023 12:26 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

The Allenstown school district spends five times more than the amount the state of New Hampshire gives to pay for an adequate education.This lopsided equation relies heavily on local taxpayers to make up the difference to pay for everything from...


NH Supreme Court case about ballot-counting machines draws a crowd
11-30-2023 6:58 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has taken into consideration arguments from an Auburn man that ballot-counting machines shouldn’t be used at polling places because the correct legal underpinning does not exist in New Hampshire’s constitution.Daniel...


Authorities: Trooper kills gunman who killed one at NH psychiatric hospital
11-17-2023 8:32 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The suspect and one victim are dead following a shooting Friday afternoon at New Hampshire Hospital, the state psychiatric facility on Clinton Street in Concord, authorities said.An emergency call about an active shooter came in at 3:38 p.m.,...


Casino owner’s health cited as reason for hearing delay
10-19-2023 9:08 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Lawyers for Andy Sanborn said he’s been too ill to mount a defense against accusations that he fraudulently obtained and misused COVID relief funds for lavish personal expenses.A lottery hearing on whether Sanborn, a former state senator and the owner...


Beatrice, the famed Vermont emu found in Bow, got loose again and was killed in an accident
08-14-2023 10:04 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Beatrice the emu was a runner. This became evident when she escaped from her home at Taft Hill Farm in Townshend, Vt., and after a few months, in September 2015, she arrived in Bow, N.H., believed to have traveled more than 80 miles on foot, including...


Jonathan Hunt leads non-profit working to revitalize Whaleback Mountain ski area
08-11-2023 5:44 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

When Jonathan Hunt came on board at Whaleback Mountain, which like many independent ski areas had repeatedly flirted with failure for 20 years, he knew that it would take more than speeding up the chairlift to keep things going.“Immediately my job was...


PSU robot program has a new goal: Fixing automated scarecrows 
08-08-2023 5:23 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

They don’t look much like the dancing co-star of “Wizard of Oz,” but the clunky robots at the heart of a new program at Plymouth State University actually are scarecrows. Or used to be, before they broke down.“They had been working on and off. It’s...


Ruggles Mine sold; new owners plan to reopen to the public
07-24-2023 12:56 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Two New Hampshire residents have bought Ruggles Mine with hopes to reopen it to the public.“We had other offers from people who were not going to reopen the mine … but we knew that was a major concern of the public,” said Chris DiPetta, former manager...


Restoring NH trail to deal with increased popularity, severe weather
07-10-2023 9:03 PM

By NINA MOSKE

Sporting a bright orange hard hat, Lou Kimball stood above a large stone with a hammer in hand. The boulder was marked with four holes that Kimball had drilled minutes earlier. Metal feathers and wedges, tools used to split hulks of granite into m...

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