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Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Some houses of worship reopening; nursing homes get aid

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont. An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is adding outdoor dining as part of a plan to aid businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Details on those and other coronavirus-related...

New Hampshire Fish and Game: No need to report wildlife

May. 24, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game department has a message for the hundreds of people calling its headquarters every day: Enjoy watching wildlife from a distance. And stop calling. The department says residents shouldn't be calling to report wildlife sightings. Fox, for example, are not...

Graduates flip their tassels near their cars during a drive-thru graduation for Faith Lutheran High School at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. The school held a special drive-thru graduation amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Seniors get diplomas on racetracks, chairlifts amid virus

May. 24, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immediately after giving his valedictorian speech, high school senior Philip Root, still clad in his cap and gown, climbed into a borrowed race car and drove up to the finish line at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With the yellow tassel of his graduation cap flapping in the wind, Root...

2 NH high school seniors named US Presidential Scholars

May. 24, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire high school seniors have been named to this year's list of 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars in recognition of their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. They are Jeffrey Lam of Nashua High School South, and Claire Emily...

Manchester VA celebrating Memorial Day via Facebook

May. 23, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — For the first time in its history, the Veterans Affairs Manchester Healthcare System is not celebrating Memorial Day with a public gathering, but rather, a Facebook tribute. The Monday ceremony will mirror its traditional service and is being prerecorded in alignment with the...

Official: Fire at Portsmouth middle school intentionally set

May. 23, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A fire at the Portsmouth's middle school early Saturday appears to have been intentionally set, an official said. Firefighters arrived at the school after 3 a.m. and found flames coming out the front door of the main entrance foyer. Fire Chief Todd Germain said fire was contained...

Students withdraw voting rights lawsuit after court input

May. 22, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers representing two Dartmouth College students who challenged a New Hampshire law that required voters to be full-fledged residents of the state withdrew their federal lawsuit Friday, two days after the state supreme court weighed in on a judge's questions. The law, which took...

Two women, wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, walk on a sidewalk adjacent to an empty Hampton Beach in Hampton, N.H., Thursday, May 21, 2020. Beaches in New Hampshire have been closed since March by state order due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire beaches to open June 1 with restrictions

May. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire beaches will open for active recreation June 1, youth sports teams can start practicing and hair salons can expand services as the coronavirus pandemic eases. Developments Friday in New Hampshire: ___ ON THE COAST: New Hampshire’s short stretch of coastline will...

New Hampshire to get more than $3M in auto loan settlement

May. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will receive more than $3 million in a multi-state settlement with auto loan financing company Santander over allegations that it knowingly targeted consumers who were likely to default on its loans. The settlement stems from an investigation by 34 attorneys general of...

Two women, wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, walk on a sidewalk adjacent to an empty Hampton Beach in Hampton, N.H., Thursday, May 21, 2020. Beaches in New Hampshire have been closed since March by state order due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire could differ from neighbors on lodging rules

May. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is considering a different approach than its neighbors when it comes to allowing out-of-state residents back in its hotels and other lodging establishments. In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such accommodations would be limited to New Hampshire...