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It’s official: Mud season is here (early but not record early)

02-26-2024 3:25 PM

On Monday, Feb. 26, the N.H. Department of Transportation began posting state highways, limiting the use of heavy trucks to reduce the breakup of pavement during the transition out of winter.The posting is the unofficial start of mud season, when the...


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Homeowner Assistance Fund to close March 8

02-27-2024 5:25 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

A state program for struggling homeowners created with federal pandemic funding will close down next week as its money runs out.Since 2022, the New Hampshire Homeowners Assistance Fund helped residents to pay costs throughout the pandemic – like...


Teachers resist plan to combine Mill Brook, Broken Ground principals

02-27-2024 4:43 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Teachers at Broken Ground and Mill Brook elementary schools are pushing back against a proposal by Superintendent Kathleen Murphy to combine their principal positions at the end of this school year. “We need more boots on the ground, not less. We need...


Still full of life, Jerry Lavigne honored for his service decades after fighting in Korea

02-27-2024 3:30 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Jerry Lavigne bowed slightly to receive his medal, draped around his neck like an official presenting gold at the Olympics, leading to a handshake and a two-minute speech that seamlessly mixed laughter with tears.Lavigne smiled when he spoke at the...


US airman dies after setting himself ablaze outside Israeli Embassy in Israel-Hamas war protest

02-27-2024 2:00 PM

By MICHAEL BALSAMO

An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force died after he set himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., while declaring that he “will no longer be complicit in genocide.”The 25-year-old airman, Aaron Bushnell, of San Antonio,...


Henniker man who left girlfriend’s body on the side of road faces one year in jail

02-27-2024 1:06 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Thomas Hanley of Henniker is facing one year in jail after pleading guilty to charges that he left his girlfriend’s body on the side of Interstate 89 after she jumped out of a moving vehicle.Hanley, 31, pleaded guilty at the Merrimack County Superior...


Cannabis legalization bill shaped in part by Sununu has momentum – and critics

02-27-2024 12:21 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire’s latest cannabis legalization effort is moving toward familiar territory: approved by the House but with uncertain chances in the Senate. That crossover has historically been perilous; the Senate has consistently voted down cannabis...


Lawyers for YDC victims want sealed search warrant released

02-27-2024 12:14 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN and JASON MOON

Lawyers for more than 1,100 victims of alleged sexual, physical, and psychological abuse at New Hampshire youth detention facilities already have access to tens of thousands of pages of state records as part of their civil lawsuits against the...


Another start-up airline is coming to Manchester: Breeze Airways

02-27-2024 12:07 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

It’s getting hard to keep track of airlines at Manchester airport. A week after Sun Country said it was coming and four days after Spirit said it was leaving, a new low-cost carrier has announced its arrival.Breeze Airways, a three-year-old airline...


Trial begins for Dartmouth students accused of trespassing

02-27-2024 9:48 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LEBANON — Dartmouth College President Sian Leah Beilock was among a group of senior college administrators who huddled together in an effort to determine what to do about two Dartmouth students who refused to leave a tent pitched in front of her...


East Concord’s Mobil still offers full-service fuel

02-26-2024 2:59 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Jill Doyle got her tank filled at the gas station near the East Concord traffic circle recently and received plenty of warmth on a freezing morning.She stayed comfortable in her car while an attendant pumped her gas at East Concord Mobil, an...


Granite Geek: EVs are in NH 10-year plan, but you have to look hard to find them

02-26-2024 2:11 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

New Hampshire likes to be different. To celebrate our uniqueness we point to things like motorcycle helmet freedom and cannabis lack of freedom – nobody said we were consistent – and freeway signage.Freeway signage? Yes, we are one of just a couple of...


State pursues improved Hampton Beach disability access

02-26-2024 1:26 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

After the construction of a new pier off Hampton Beach State Park stalled in the Legislature last session, the state is moving forward with a $150,000 feasibility study on improving accessibility for people with disabilities.In October 2022, the...


Small plane crashes at Moultonborough airport; no injuries are reported

02-26-2024 8:18 AM

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — A single-engine plane crashed at a small airport in New Hampshire and was found off the runway near some trees, a fire department said. No injuries were reported.The plane crashed about 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Moultonborough...


Hopkinton pushes for SB2 in school elections

02-26-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Loren Clement wants every resident in Hopkinton, regardless of their age, health or work schedule, to have an equal opportunity to participate in town and school annual meetings.He firmly believes the town and school should move away from the...


Hometown Heroes: Concord man turns playing fields into safe haven for New Americans

02-25-2024 8:45 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Bob Wolfe heard the story nearly 25 years ago about a 10-year-old boy sprawled out on the side of a road in Sierre Leone shortly after a rebel fighter had cut off his legs.“That was it,” Wolfe said. “That was all I needed.” He had been shown the dark...


Law in the Marketplace: Studs Terkel’s great book on work

02-24-2024 9:00 PM

By JOHN CUNNINGHAM

Studs Terkel was a superb author, actor and activist. He lived from 1912 to 2008. He wrote endlessly about Chicago, the great city where he resided. In 1972, he published his most famous and most widely read book: “Working — People Talk about What...


One last plea to save historic home: Norris House on Main Street due to be torn down soon

02-24-2024 8:34 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

With no obvious savior in sight, the historic green mansion between Concord Co-op and Bank of NH Stage on Main Street faces a demolition deadline even as a long-standing effort to save a historic brick building a few hundred yards away continues to...


Alton Bay seaplane ice runway grounded

02-24-2024 2:00 PM

By GABRIEL PERRY

The ice runway at the Alton Bay Seaplane Base on Lake Winnipesaukee won’t be open this season due to lack of ice. Base officials made the final decision not to open the runway at all the first weekend of February.The tradition began in 1947 and has...


Coyote hunting season never ends in NH – and neither does the debate

02-24-2024 12:00 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

Chris Schadler considers coyotes to be “the most persecuted carnivore in North America.”When talking about the wild canids, it’s as though she’s standing up for a long-vilified, misunderstood creature – one that’s persevered with resilience and...



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