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Nonprofit seeking applications for summer readers program

Apr. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A nonprofit that encourages reading and writing among low-income, at risk and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont is accepting applications for a summer readers program through June 1. The Children's Literacy Foundation hopes to reach even...

Dry tinderbox conditions raise concern about another drought

Apr. 18, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

A messy nor'easter wasn't enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials say. People are already being urged to conserve water in parts of western Massachusetts, and New...

US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

Apr. 17, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship, and then lost her bid for a new trial, has been deported to the East African nation and is likely to face prosecution there. ...

Spawning decline triggers closure of river herring fishery

Apr. 17, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The harvest of river herring is now prohibited in New Hampshire. The Fish and Game Department said the closure of the fishery was trigged by the decline of river herring spawning runs over the last two years. Under new rules...

Parent jumps from balcony, handed child in apartment fire

Apr. 17, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One parent jumped from a third-floor apartment building balcony to the one below and the other handed off their child before escaping from a fire that had trapped people inside, firefighters in New Hampshire said. The fire was at The Pines...

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind...

Municipal mask mandates remain in place across New Hampshire

Apr. 16, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's statewide mask mandate has been lifted, but local ordinances requiring the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus remain in place in several communities. Nashua was the first city to enact an ordinance...

New Hampshire's governor will lift mask mandate on Friday

Apr. 15, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will lift its mask mandate Friday, though individual communities and businesses will be allowed to continue the requirement, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. New Hampshire was the last state in New England to adopt a statewide mask...

Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this bill

Apr. 15, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

CONCORD. N.H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law nearly 40 years ago that requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or...

Woman pleads guilty in 2019 shooting death of her mother

Apr. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that she shot and killed her mother in her Goffstown home in 2019. Jennifer Clow entered the plea to a charge of reckless second-degree murder. Prosecutors said they...