Latest New Hampshire News

Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

Sep. 21, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask, stoking a discussion about how to balance compassion with rules designed to keep others safe. In an Instagram post, Rachel Starr Davis of Portsmouth...

Child advocate office expands oversight jurisdiction

Sep. 21, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A watchdog office for New Hampshire’s child welfare system is expanding its jurisdiction to include oversight of any agency or organization that contracts with the state to provide services to children. The Office of the Child Advocate was created several ago as an independent...

Cool temps push NH restaurants to rethink outdoor dining

Sep. 21, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — With the arrival of cooler weather, New Hampshire restaurateurs are worried that outdoor dining will soon come to an end, necessitating changes to indoor dining guidelines to help restaurants survive until spring. Matt Louis, chef and owner of The Franklin, Moxy, Street and...

Gas prices down in northern New England

Sep. 21, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are falling across northern New England, particularly in New Hampshire. The latest GasBuddy price report shows the average price for a gallon of gas fell 2.9 cents last week to $2.09 in New Hampshire. In Maine and Vermont, the average prices fell by 0.6 cents per gallon, to...

Boston public schools to start; NH high school sports resume

Sep. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Sunday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Boston Public Schools are starting up on Monday with full remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schools will later move to a hybrid model that will include some in-person learning. Boston Schools...

Work underway to rebuild 2 Interstate 89 bridges

Sep. 20, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Work to rebuild two Interstate 89 bridges over the Connecticut River is underway but drivers will not encounter major changes for at least a year, New Hampshire transportation officials said. Site work on the $43.8 million project started this past week. The first task is to...

2 dead in Rochester, N.H., car crash

Sep. 20, 2020 10:38 AM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two people have died in a car crash in Rochester. The crash happened on Washington Street near the Rochester Crossing Mall around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. Part of Washington Street was closed for several hours and traffic was rerouted, NECN reported.
FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo Ed Brown talks to reporters during a news conference in Plainfield, N.H. Brown is awaiting a Sept. 29, 2020, re-sentencing over a months-long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Tax protester in 2007 standoff requests time served sentence

Sep. 19, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man up for resentencing this month over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served. Edward Brown, 78, was sentenced to 37 years in prison after the standoff at his...

New Hampshire officials mourn death of Justice Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation say the country has lost a trailblazer and champion of women's rights and gender equality in the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Throughout her time on the Court, she fought tirelessly for equality for all...

Insurance department: More than $2.6M in benefits found

Sep. 19, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Insurance Department says more than $2.6 million in life unclaimed insurance benefits has been found for residents since 2016. The department said each year, millions of dollars in life insurance benefits go unclaimed by beneficiaries who can't find their loved...