Latest New Hampshire state government News

New Hampshire updates vaccine registration process

Jan. 19, 2021 5:26 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has updated its instructions to health care providers about registering medically vulnerable patients for the coronavirus vaccine. Vaccination under “Phase 1b” begins Jan. 26, with registration starting Friday, for...

Democrat loses committee seats over tweet about rioters

Jan. 19, 2021 12:17 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire Democratic lawmaker's criticism of a local police chief for attending a rally preceding the attack on the U.S. Capitol prompted her being removed from her committee assignments while some officials voiced support for the chief. Rep. Rosemarie Rung, of Merrimack, tweeted...

MA's 1st virus variant case; New test to NH governor's power

Jan. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts health officials have announced the state's first case of the more infectious coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom. A Boston woman who traveled to the United Kingdom felt sick the day after she returned, the state Department of Public Health said Sunday. The health...

Law enforcement investigate fatal shooting in Concord, NH

Jan. 17, 2021 4:38 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Law enforcement officials continued Sunday to investigate the death of a man who was fatally shot in Concord. Police received a report of a disturbance outside an apartment, followed by a report of gunfire, late Saturday morning. The victim, who died at the scene, was identified Sunday...

5 bridges face work on Interstate 93 in Hooksett, Manchester

Jan. 17, 2021 1:09 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Repair work is starting on five bridges on Interstate 93 southbound in Hooksett and Manchester, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation said. The work includes repairs to concrete decks and guardrails, and replacement of deck expansion joints. The department says bridges at...

Nursing shortage in Maine; Concerns over access to vaccine

Jan. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Coronavirus developments across New England: MAINE A shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse. More than one third of the state's nursing homes reported shortages of both nurses and aides at the beginning of this month, and more...

New Hampshire mask mandate being extended

Jan. 15, 2021 7:03 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu is extending New Hampshire's mask mandate, citing the state's high coronavirus case rates, hospitalizations and fatalities. The mandate took effect Nov. 20 and was set to expire Friday. It requires anyone over the age of 5 to wear a mask in indoor or outdoor public...

Mass General discontinues plan to acquire Exeter Hospital

Jan. 14, 2021 9:48 AM EST

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Massachusetts General Hospital says it has discontinued its plan to acquire Exeter Hospital after the New Hampshire attorney general's office opposed the merger because of antitrust concerns. The merger that would have brought Exeter Hospital under the same leadership as...

50 New Hampshire National Guard members head to Washington

Jan. 13, 2021 4:47 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday authorized a request to send 50 New Hampshire National Guard members to Washington, D.C., for the upcoming presidential inauguration. The request came from the National Guard Bureau. “Ensuring a peaceful and orderly transition of power is of...

NH still deciding whether to expand vaccine eligibility

Jan. 13, 2021 4:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is still deciding whether to follow the Trump administration’s recommendation to immediately start vaccinating older adults earlier than initially planned, a public health official said Wednesday. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday...