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‘No rats:’ Reporting YDC abuse led to retaliation, former staffers tell jurors
04-11-2024 11:40 AM

By JASON MOON

Two former staff at New Hampshire’s Youth Development Center (YDC) testified in court Wednesday that the facility was a “horrendous nightmare,” where management instructed staff to never believe kids over employees, and where staff wore stickers that...


Reports show Claremont lawmaker made violent threats following 2006 police probe
04-10-2024 11:30 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

Newly released investigatory documents show Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stone lost his job as a police officer in 2006 after he made multiple threats of violence against police department colleagues.Stone’s comments — which included claims he would...


NH arts organizations ponder an uncertain future: 'We're in a very fragile state right now.'
04-10-2024 10:11 AM

By OLIVIA RICHARDSON

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts sits in the old, empty hallways of a former public high school. Other tenants include an alternative education program and organizations that help people through food insecurity, human trafficking and domestic...


First civil trial in the YDC abuse scandal to begin: What you need to know
04-08-2024 1:00 PM

By JASON MOON

The first civil trial stemming from a wave of lawsuits alleging child abuse at New Hampshire’s state-run juvenile jail is scheduled to begin this week.More than four years ago, David Meehan filed suit against the state over allegations of abuse at the...


State approves Claremont hospital’s merger with Dartmouth Health
04-02-2024 11:21 AM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

State regulators have cleared the way for Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont to become part of the Dartmouth Health system.Dartmouth Health — already New Hampshire’s largest health system — and Valley Regional announced plans to affiliate in...


Audit finds state’s special ed complaint process lacking
04-01-2024 5:00 PM

By GRACE McFADDEN

A newly released audit of the Department of Education’s process for handling complaints about special education found that the process was disorganized and burdensome for the families of students receiving those services.The review by state auditors...


Objection period for White Mountain National Forest logging project ends soon
03-29-2024 10:34 AM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

Opponents of proposed logging in White Mountain National Forest have their last chance to object to a project in the Sandwich area this week.People who have already made public comments on the Sandwich project have until April 1 to file an objection...


NH lawmakers are reviewing a new GOP school funding plan
03-27-2024 11:31 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

A top Republican budget writer in the New Hampshire House has proposed boosting state aid to public schools by $400 million a year and requiring any future education spending increase made at the local level to be approved by a supermajority...


Extra porta-potties? Check. Eclipse prep well under way in Coos County
03-26-2024 11:00 AM

By KATE DARIO

If you’re still looking to rent a room in the slice of New Hampshire that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, you may be out of luck.Brooke Kenney, manager of the Northern Comfort Motel in Colebrook, said she’s been totally booked on...


Police files are subject to public records requests, NH Supreme Court rules
11-30-2023 1:50 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

New Hampshire’s Supreme Court delivered a win for police-transparency advocates Wednesday, ruling that internal police disciplinary files are subject to disclosure under the state’s public records law.The 4-1 decision is the latest in a series of...


Partnership aims to help Indonesian students in NH
08-09-2023 5:00 PM

By OLIVIA RICHARDSON

One New Hampshire community college is launching a new effort to help the region’s growing Indonesian population gain new skills and career opportunities.The partnership between Great Bay Community College and Indonesian Community Connect — a...


Advocates object to White Mountain National Forest plan to manage land near Gorham
06-15-2023 4:00 PM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN 

Environmental advocates are pushing back on a plan from officials with the White Mountain National Forest to redevelop an area of land near Gorham, which could include cutting down trees and constructing new roads and trails.The federal forest...


Judge dismisses defamation suit against NHPR filed by New Hampshire drug recovery leader
04-19-2023 8:45 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

A superior court judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Eric Spofford against New Hampshire Public Radio, ruling that the lawsuit lacked clear evidence that the public broadcaster relied on false statements as alleged in the civil...


In walkout, Nashua high school students take a stand against gun violence
04-06-2023 11:55 AM

By GABRIELA LOZADA

Around 500 Nashua High School South students took a break from the school day Wednesday to march and call for stricter gun control laws. Several students gave speeches recounting their personal experiences facing the fear of losing their lives in an...


Reps, immigrants bond over lunch
03-23-2023 7:17 PM

 By GABRIELA LOZADA

The cafeteria in the State House basement filled with the smell of cumin, herbs and chicken. Sandra Almonte, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, explained carefully that her authentic Caribbean seasoning is the secret to the success of her...


Bill for an Old Man day hits resistance
03-16-2023 6:34 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

An effort to honor the Old Man of the Mountain is hitting headwinds in Concord.The legislation would have marked May 3, the day the stone face fell from its perch above Franconia Notch in 2003, as a day of remembrance.On Wednesday, a House committee...


Providers say Medicaid rates add to ‘crisis’
02-02-2023 5:32 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

Health care providers in New Hampshire are pushing for a major increase in Medicaid rates this year, saying it would help them address increasingly dire staff shortages.During a hearing Wednesday, health care leaders told lawmakers that the...


Amazon, private schools are among the top beneficiaries of NH's school choice program
01-30-2023 4:14 PM

 By SARAH GIBSON

Families participating in the state’s new voucher-like school choice program spent the bulk of their state aid at Amazon.com and at local private schools. According to data recently released by the New Hampshire Department of Education, participants...


Energy costs are high. Here’s how to apply for assistance in New Hampshire.
01-30-2023 3:11 PM

 By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

The cost of heating a home and keeping the lights on is extremely high this winter. But there’s still time to apply for assistance with energy bills, and expanded assistance options are available for Granite Staters this year.Here are three main...


Supporters bet on online casino games, expanded wagers to grow NH's gambling scene
01-26-2023 5:46 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering a range of gambling bills that could bring online casinos, more bingo nights and larger poker tournaments to the state.Under a bipartisan bill introduced in a Senate committee Wednesday, private companies...

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