Latest New Hampshire state government News

No end date slotted for Maine mask rules despite NH changes

Apr. 16, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The only state that borders Maine is changing mask-wearing rules, but the rules in Maine are staying the same. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, has said that the state’s mask mandate will expire Friday, but that businesses can still...

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...

New Hampshire pauses J&J vaccines, works to replace them

Apr. 13, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is following federal recommendations to pause the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they were investigating...

Sununu signs bill authorizing audit in Windham House race

Apr. 12, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall. After eight candidates competed for the town’s four House seats in November, a recount showed four of them each receiving an additional 300...

New commander in charge of drug task force

Apr. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police chief and former state trooper has been put in charge of the Attorney General's Drug Task Force. Ellen Arcieri has been a member of law enforcement since 1987. She worked with the narcotics and investigations unit of the New...

New Hampshire governor gets vaccine, gives thumbs-up

Apr. 10, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu received his COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at the state's mass vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Republican, driving an orange convertible, got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in his left arm. ...

Bill authorizing Windham election audit sent to governor

Apr. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall is headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he would sign it. After eight candidates competed for the town's four House seats in November, a recount showed four...

Bill banning landfills near state parks advances to Senate

Apr. 10, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The construction of new landfills near state parks would be prohibited under a bill passed by the New Hampshire House. The bill approved Friday would create a two-mile buffer zone around parks in which landfills couldn’t be located. It was driven...

Man considered suspect in wife's shooting death dies

Apr. 09, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who was considered a suspect in the shooting death of his estranged wife, who was found dead following a fire at his house, has died, the attorney general's office said Friday. Manoel Viana, 57, was suffering from life-threatening injuries,...

House bill requires kids under 2 in rear-facing car seats

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday passed a bill that would require children under age 2 to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in a vehicle. The House Transportation Committee, which recommended approval of the bill, had said it would help...