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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...

Earth Day video challenge encourages doing 1 good thing

Mar. 29, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services is encouraging people to record videos or take photos of themselves doing one thing that's good for the earth in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The department says people who accept the challenge should post videos and...

12 families displaced by large apartment fire

Mar. 28, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A fire in New Hampshire destroyed several apartment buildings Friday and displaced 12 families. Manchester fire officials say that two multi-level apartment buildings were complete losses, WMUR-TV reported. Several surrounding buildings and several cars were damaged as well. The...

HUD awards funding for group fighting housing discrimination

Mar. 28, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire legal organization is getting $300,000 to fight housing discrimination in the state, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced. It awarded the money to New Hampshire Legal Assistance. The funding is part of $40 million in grants being awarded...

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., arrives for a meeting to discuss the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

New Hampshire to get at least $1.25B in virus relief package

Mar. 27, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is expected to receive at least $1.25 billion in support from the federal coronavirus relief package and is making more safety adjustments to slow the spread of the virus. More on developments in the state: ___ STIMULUS PACKAGE New Hampshire is poised to receive at least...

Driver accused of hitting, killing traffic flagger

Mar. 27, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A driver has been accused of hitting and killing a flagger directing traffic at a road repair site in Derry, New Hampshire, police said. Kevin Nagle, 49, was charged with negligent homicide; negligent homicide while under the influence; and reckless conduct. He waived his...

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For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

Mar. 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times. For older Americans, some...