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Donna Tosi, of Vernon, Vt., works on making masks for the Brattleboro Retreat in her basement sewing room on March 31, 2020 while watching the news about the COVID-19 outbreak. Tosi has made roughly 135 masks so far. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

New Hampshire targets child, domestic abuse during pandemic

Apr. 1, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is spending $2.6 million to target crimes committed behind closed doors during the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday announced $2 million to help the state respond to and prevent child abuse, and $600,000 for programs serving victims of...

Charges dropped against 82-year-old accused in fraud scheme

Apr. 1, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge dismissed felony charges against an 82-year-old preacher accused of defrauding a woman of more than $50,000 in a fake sweepstakes scheme. The four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses against Frederick Shmidt were dropped Monday after medical evaluations...

A worker cleans and sanitizes a pump at the Speedway gas station in Concord, N.H., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Speedway announced on their website that they would increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces at their stores due to the coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire gets $147 million in latest virus aid package

Mar. 31, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more federal aid and liquor store workers are getting a raise as the state responds to the spread of the new coronavirus. The latest developments in New Hampshire: ___ RELIEF AID New Hampshire is getting an additional $147 million from the massive coronavirus...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Mass., stands during his arraignment in district court in Springfield, Mass. Zhukovskyy, is charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a fiery June 21 collision on a rural highway in Randolph, N.H. A trial is scheduled for November 2020. A defense motion seeking a bail hearing, filed Friday, March 27, 2020 and made public Tuesday, March 31, said the state recently disclosed a report from an independent accident reconstruction firm, which shows the state police initial assessment

Defense lawyer in death of 7 motorcyclists: Biker at fault

Mar. 31, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made public Tuesday. A New Hampshire...

This January 2020 photo shows Anna Mandh, left, and her mother, Darlene Gildersleeve, in Concord, N.H. Gildersleeve is among many parents concerned about access to special education services as schools have shifted to remote learning due to the new coronavirus. (Darlene Gildersleeve via AP)

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

Mar. 31, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on track. But for the last two weeks, her only connection to school has...

In this photo taken Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, Tomie dePaola poses with his artwork in his studio in New London, N.H. The beloved children's author and illustrator has died at the age of 85. DePaola delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy. His literary agent says dePaola died Monday from surgery complications after taking a bad fall last week. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

Mar. 30, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85. DePaola died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, according to...

State places consumption limits on fish caught in Squam Lake

Mar. 30, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services on Monday placed more restrictive fish consumption limits for all fish caught in Squam Lake as a result of high levels of contaminants found in fish tissue samples. The agency collected smallmouth bass and yellow perch samples,...

New Hampshire boosts benefits, skips standardized testing

Mar. 30, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire students will skip standardized tests this spring and businesses will have more time to pay their taxes, Gov. Chris Sununu said Monday as the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state surpassed 300. Sununu said residents have done a good job so far adapting to...

Police: Gun in waistband unintentionally discharged

Mar. 30, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they are investigating the unintentional discharge of a firearm by a man who was carrying an unholstered gun in his waistband. State police said Tyler Rancloes, 25, of Columbia, was brought to the hospital on Sunday with injuries that were believed to be...

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard Military Police directs a motorist with New York license plates at a checkpoint on I-95 near the border with Connecticut where New Yorkers must pull over and provide contact information and are told to self-quarantine for two weeks, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hope Valley, R.I. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Saturday ordered anyone visiting the state to self-quarantine for 14 days and restricted residents to stay at home and nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Expanded visitor order in RI; Connecticut gets federal help

Mar. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus around New England. CONNECTICUT President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut, allowing federal help for state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in parts of the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration, which was...