Latest New Hampshire News

Reminder: Masks still required in healthcare settings

Jun. 18, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Wearing a mask is still required in a healthcare setting and is still one of the most effective tools in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association said Friday. Federal regulatory requirements from...

Bail lowered for ex-youth center worker in sex abuse case

Jun. 18, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge has reduced bail for a former New Hampshire youth center worker accused of sexually assaulting four teenagers, including one at gunpoint. Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Quincy, Massachusetts, was one of a group of former workers at the Youth...

New Hampshire 1st graders unveil new trash can on playground

Jun. 18, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the unveiling of a new trash can at a New Hampshire elementary school playground Thursday that students reached out to the mayor for after seeing litter there. When McDonough Elementary School first graders...

40 permits offered in NH for annual moose hunt lottery

Jun. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offered 40 permits to hunt moose during its annual lottery drawing on Friday. Winners were selected from a pool of 6,195 applicants. In addition to New Hampshire, permit winners were from Iowa,...

Woman jumps from 2nd-story balcony to escape burning home

Jun. 18, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A woman jumped from a second-story balcony to escape a burning home in Merrimack and two firefighters were injured while battling the fire, New Hampshire authorities said. The fire started near 7 p.m. Thursday at the home on Baboosic Lake, and...

State eases mask, quarantine guidelines, contact tracing

Jun. 17, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

With COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire continuing to decline, state officials eased mask guidelines on Thursday, recommending that anyone not showing symptoms of the virus can go without wearing masks in most indoor and outdoor locations. Dr. Benjamin Chan, state...

School probes use of markers to ID unvaccinated students

Jun. 17, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Exeter School District has opened an investigation into the reported use of markers to identify unvaccinated students at the high school's prom, just one of multiple issues related to schooling that has sparked condemnation and anger. School...

State asking US Treasury to set aside money to repair dams

Jun. 17, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is asking the U.S. Treasury to set aside funds to repair dams. Of the more than 2,600 dams in New Hampshire, 156 are regarded as high hazards, according to Jim Gallagher, chief engineer of the Department of Environmental Services. ...

Death penalty sought in Texas killing of New Hampshire pair

Jun. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found in a shallow grave on a South Texas beach. Adam C. Williams, 35, is one of two people accused in...

Judge rules in favor of hotel group in insurance dispute

Jun. 16, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a group of hotels whose owners sued their insurance carriers over lost business during the coronavirus pandemic. Businessman Mark Stebbins of Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels, LLC, one of the plaintiffs, said the...