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Ski area owned by gov's family, other resorts get PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An investment group led by the family of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu benefited from a program created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Waterville Valley Holdings, which received between $350,000 and $1 million from the Paycheck Protection...

Cutter departs Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for last time

Jul. 6, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance is leaving Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the last time. The 210-foot Reliance, which has spent 32 years in Maine and New Hampshire, was departing on patrol Monday. The ship will then continue next month to its new home at a Navy base in Pensacola,...

President Donald Trump greets visitors as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House during a

Trump to hold outdoor campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H.

Jul. 5, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to hold an outdoor rally Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to the president’s campaign. The campaign rally at Portsmouth International Airport will come three weeks after an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the president's first of the...

Law enforcement investigates fatal stabbing in Manchester

Jul. 5, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire law enforcement officials are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man early Sunday in Manchester, officials said. Siidi Dhurow, 22, of Manchester, was transported to a hospital where he died after police responded at about 2 a.m. Sunday to initial reports of a...

Bill would help wounded veterans and their caregivers

Jul. 5, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire would strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs' caregiver program. The VA provides stipends and support to caregivers for wounded veterans. To be eligible, veterans must have sustained or aggravated a serious injury...

Chief: 2 injured by homemade fireworks in New Hampshire

Jul. 5, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Two men were injured when what appeared to be homemade fireworks detonated, officials said. Both victims were taken to Lakes Region General Hospital with leg injuries after the explosion on the Friday night before the Fourth of July, said Laconia Fire Chief Kirk Beattie said. One of...

Parade goers draped in American flags walk down the street before a Fourth of July parade begins Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Bristol, R.I. The town, which lays claim to the nation's oldest Independence Day celebration in the country, held a vehicle-only scaled down version of its annual parade Saturday due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A Fourth with less fizzle during pandemic in New England

Jul. 4, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

The Fourth of July had many of the traditional trappings in New England despite the coronavirus pandemic: Cheap lobsters, warm weather and barbecues. But absent were large crowds and most public fireworks displays on Saturday. The pandemic contributed to a low-key Independence Day. The Boston Pops canceled its...

Hikers need to be aware and prepare during pandemic

Jul. 4, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hiking this summer during the coronavirus pandemic requires personal awareness, preparation and responsibility, New Hampshire Fish and Game's law enforcement chief says. “This summer, people hiking must be aware of safe social distancing, their physical limitations, weather...

Bill includes Kuster provisions to help fund commuter rail

Jul. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill recently passed by the U.S. House includes provisions from New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster that would help fund commuter rail in the state. The Invest in American Railroads Act includes funding to cover credit risk premiums for loans through the Railroad Rehabilitation and...

Feds stop sending nursing homes gowns described as useless

Jul. 3, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The federal government is no longer sending nursing homes disposable isolation gowns described in New Hampshire as useless garbage bags and instead is providing a different style, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The New Hampshire Health Care...