Latest New Hampshire state government News

Restrictions on motels, AirBnb; prison worker tests positive

Apr. 6, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday ordered that hotels, inns and short-term rental services such as AirBnb be restricted to “vulnerable populations and essential workers only" during the coronavirus pandemic, including children in emergency placement, victims of domestic...

1 man dead in shooting in confrontation with police

Apr. 6, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who was sought as a suspect in a fire and explosion was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Manchester, New Hampshire, the attorney general's office said. Police responded to a pickup truck that belonged to Carl Manning, 62, of Manchester, about 6 p.m....

Burglary suspect shot, arrested by police

Apr. 5, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A burglary suspect was shot by New Hampshire police on Sunday, state Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said. The shooting happened late Saturday night after police in Concord responded to a burglar alarm at the skate house at White Park. MacDonald said Concord police and state...

Concord High School student wins state poetry contest

Apr. 5, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Concord High School student has been named New Hampshire's Poetry Out Loud winner this year. Sydney Kilgore has won the poetry recitation contest, the state council on the arts said. Adyant Shankar from Nashua South High School was selected as alternate champion. Traditionally held...

This Friday, April 3, 2020, photo provided by Sarah Lang shows Wilbur the pig eating a snack in his Bedford, N.H., stall. Since a local school that provided scraps closed due to the coronavirus, residents in the area have stepped up to provide the 550-pound pig a steady stream of leftovers. (Sarah Lang via AP)

14 hospital overflow sites set up, pig gets a helping hand

Apr. 3, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has set up 14 “flex facilities” to handle hospital overflow if the state sees a surge in COVID-19 cases. The facilities include 1,600 beds, bringing the state’s total bed capacity to more than 5,000. They will not be used unless absolutely necessary,...

O'Brien drops out of US Senate race, endorses Messner

Apr. 3, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Bill O’Brien has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race to unseat Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, saying his campaign doesn't have enough financial resources, and has endorsed fellow Republican Bryant “Corky" Messner, O'Brien, a businessman and former...

Donna Tosi, of Vernon, Vt., works on making masks for the Brattleboro Retreat in her basement sewing room on March 31, 2020 while watching the news about the COVID-19 outbreak. Tosi has made roughly 135 masks so far. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

New Hampshire targets child, domestic abuse during pandemic

Apr. 1, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is spending $2.6 million to target crimes committed behind closed doors during the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday announced $2 million to help the state respond to and prevent child abuse, and $600,000 for programs serving victims of...

A worker cleans and sanitizes a pump at the Speedway gas station in Concord, N.H., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Speedway announced on their website that they would increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces at their stores due to the coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire gets $147 million in latest virus aid package

Mar. 31, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more federal aid and liquor store workers are getting a raise as the state responds to the spread of the new coronavirus. The latest developments in New Hampshire: ___ RELIEF AID New Hampshire is getting an additional $147 million from the massive coronavirus...

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,...

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...