Latest New Hampshire State General Court News

$1.1M approved for new Rochester District Court building

Oct. 19, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire legislature has approved a $1.1 million project for a new Rochester District Court building because the original is too small to handle its increased volume of cases and its size could be a safety hazard. The building was built...

Huff Brown candidate in 1st District, Cozzens in 2nd

Oct. 05, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gail Huff Brown, a former broadcast journalist and wife of former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, has announced her candidacy for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District seat in 2022. Huff Brown told WMUR-TV that the...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

Salem to require negative test for large Halloween events

Sep. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city that hosted the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago will require a negative COVID-19 test for people to attend some...

New Hampshire lawmakers get public input on redistricting

Sep. 14, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers tasked with redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts received both sweeping and specific suggestions as they began hearing from the public Tuesday. Members of both the House and Senate redistricting committees hosted their first...

Bells to celebrate anniversary of Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Sep. 05, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bells will be ringing Sunday to mark the 116th anniversary of the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. On Sept. 5, 1905, Portsmouth celebrated by ringing bells throughout the city. In 2010, the New...

Mowers to run again for Congress in New Hampshire

Aug. 30, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Matt Mowers will be making another run for Congress in New Hampshire's 1st District. Mowers lost to Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas in the 2020 election for the seat. Former President Donald Trump had endorsed...

NH lawmakers will meet in person to take up retained bills

Aug. 20, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House will begin holding committee meetings on retained bills next week, without the option to participate remotely that existed during much of the coronavirus pandemic. In the calendar published Friday, House Speaker Sherman...

Former state senator appealing domestic violence conviction

Aug. 13, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire state senator has filed a notice of appeal with the state supreme court on his convictions of domestic violence, criminal mischief and simple assault charges. Jeff Woodburn, 56, of Whitefield, was convicted in Coos County...

Conn. urges masks indoors; young adults in Mass. lead cases

Aug. 01, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — CONNECTICUT The state Department of Public Health on Sunday issued an alert that strongly recommends all Connecticut residents over 2 years old wear face masks in indoor public spaces, whether they're vaccinated or not, given the rapid increase in COVID-19...