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New Hampshire has no locally owned casinos, state eyes new regulations
07-23-2024 4:48 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s casino industry is growing rapidly, with 12 active casinos and four more in the pipeline, yet none are locally owned.Originally intended to be small, locally owned establishments designed to support local charities and nonprofits, many...

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Hopkinton family donates 455 acres for land conservation
07-23-2024 4:49 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Hopkinton residents Bob and Binney Wells are continuing their longstanding tradition of land conservation, this time with a donation of 455 acres. The 455 acres in Hopkinton and Henniker donated to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire...


A Contoocook historic building to be updated for modern apartment living
07-20-2024 7:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

A historic commercial building on Main Street in Contoocook is undergoing renovations to bring much-needed affordable housing to the area.Built in the 1850s, this three-story building on 902 Main St., which houses popular local businesses Indigo Blues...


Riverbend’s outpatient services closure leaves many without counselors
07-19-2024 2:14 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After many attempts to find the right therapist, Katie Pope, who was going through a rough patch in her marriage, had almost given up. She had nearly resigned herself to the belief that she would never find someone she could truly open up to.“I was...


New Hampshire Telephone Museum partners with Honor Bear Project to bring attention to veteran suicide
07-18-2024 3:02 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

To address the rate of suicide among veterans and first responders, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum is partnering with The Honor Bear Project to plant over 660 American flags this Saturday.The event kicks off at 1 p.m. at the museum in Warner, with...


No authority for attorney general in Concord Casino sale, rules judge
07-15-2024 1:34 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The sale of Concord Casino is moving forward after an administrative judge ruled that the Attorney General does not have the authority to dictate the sale agreement terms between operator Andy Sanborn and the buyer.In a decision issued on Friday,...


New Hampshire expects next year's food waste ban to increase diversion to facility market
07-15-2024 8:13 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

If you generate one ton or more of food waste per week in New Hampshire, starting in February you will no longer be allowed to dump it in landfills or incinerators. This change isn’t likely to affect households, but it will have a significant impact...


‘He was so special and unique’ – Bow family remembers Eddie Berke, 31, after Maine boating accident
07-12-2024 5:26 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Edward Berke was always up for an adventure. Whether it was hiking a 12,000-foot snowy peak, searching for the most remote spot to watch an eclipse or exploring a new country without a plan or even a return ticket, he embraced every challenge with...


New Hampshire’s home prices hit record high in June
07-11-2024 11:37 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In June, New Hampshire's housing market reached a record high, with median home prices reaching $538,000—the highest in the state’s history. Last month, Merrimack County saw a median home price of $492,500, while Rockingham County topped the list with...


Andy Sanborn's legal team accuses state of stalling Concord Casino sale
07-10-2024 1:59 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord Casino has a buyer lined up, but attorneys for Andy Sanborn, operator of the casino on South Main Street, argue that the Lottery Commission and Attorney General have been stalling the sale in bad faith.But the state has vehemently denied...


To curb large-scale casinos, Concord opens zones for small gaming venues
07-09-2024 5:07 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

If a charitable organization, religious center, restaurant, hotel, hospital, or any other business in Concord wants to open a casino, they can, but the casino must be smaller than the main building of the primary business.At Monday night’s city...


Hopkinton debates skate park project over cost concerns
07-09-2024 4:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Hopkinton’s Spirit Skate Park is in dire need of repairs, but the select board is hesitant to approve the project due to its hefty price tag. Even the most economical options would cost around $200,000, leading the board to suggest fundraising...


Search for missing New Hampshire native who fell off boat in Casco Bay suspended
07-08-2024 11:44 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed the suspension of search operations for Edward Berke, a 31-year-old Bow native who fell off a boat in Casco Bay on July 4.Berke, an alumnus of Bow High School, was on a boating trip aboard a vessel from the maker...


Records reveal industry feedback shaped New Hampshire's Solid Waste rules
07-08-2024 8:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s proposed solid waste rules face a critical checkpoint before reaching legislative offices – a review by the Waste Management Council, an advisory body to the state agency primarily composed of members from the waste industry.After many...


Sustainably saying goodbye through home and green burials
07-08-2024 8:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Planning a funeral doesn’t always have to mean a traditional cemetery burial with an expensive metal or wooden casket lined with luxurious fabrics. In many New Hampshire towns, you can choose a more personal and environmentally conscious farewell...


NH police struggle with effectiveness of mobile crisis units due to extended wait times
07-05-2024 1:55 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For police officers in New Hampshire, having a mobile crisis team of trained clinicians and social workers respond alongside them to calls involving mental health crises can be an invaluable resource. But the lengthy response times — sometimes...


Updated: Andy Sanborn gets 3-month extension to close casino sale
07-03-2024 6:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Andy Sanborn, operator of the Concord Casino on South Main Street, has been granted a 90-day extension to finalize its sale, signaling near completion in negotiations, with a prospective buyer potentially from a Las Vegas-based gambling firm.On July...


Andy Sanborn closer to new casino construction off Loudon Road after court order
07-02-2024 5:02 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Andy Sanborn’s proposed 43,000-square-foot casino off Loudon Road could be one step closer to construction after a lawsuit challenging the city Zoning Board’s approval of the development was denied.Kassey Cameron, a Concord resident, filed lawsuits...


New Hampshire enforces stricter rental property lead safety regulations
07-01-2024 12:42 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Starting this month, New Hampshire will enforce a significant change to its lead law to reduce exposure in buildings constructed before 1978, which is expected to lower the number of young children exposed to lead hazards.The new section of the law...


DHHS’ new roadmap targets major improvements in mental health and other health services
06-30-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Investing in people and culture, promoting thriving communities and improving customer service are three core commitments included in a new roadmap for 2024-25 released by the state’s health department. The plan lays out initiatives and goals for the...


Local couple’s microbrewery plans delayed in Bow
06-29-2024 3:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Plans to open a microbrewery in Bow have been delayed due to driveway permit issues with the state.Dan and Kelly Thomas had hoped to launch their microbrewery at 516 South Street this spring, right next to Bow’s only dining spot, Chen Yang Li, a...

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