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Herring fishermen looking at another cutback in quota

Jan. 29, 2020 1:15 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Federal fishing managers are looking for feedback on a plan to further reduce the East Coast limit for herring fishing. Herring are an important bait fish, especially for lobster fishermen, but the East Coast quota for the fish has been cut back in recent years due to concerns about...

New Hampshire wants more authority over private dams

Jan. 28, 2020 4:42 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After being forced to turn to the courts to get a hydropower dam fixed last year, New Hampshire is looking for more authority to take action when a crumbling structure is privately owned. A bill heard Tuesday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee allow dam safety...

Bill revisited on protective orders for vulnerable adults

Jan. 28, 2020 3:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lawmaker submitted a revised bill Tuesday aimed at protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation and neglect, but opponents expressed concern that it still infringes on the Second Amendment rights of those who are accused. The Legislature passed a bill last...

FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 file photo, a couple heads toward an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. A neighbor to the seasonal atraction alleges that melt water from the Ice Castles' property flooded her basement with over 15,000 gallons of water in April 2019. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Lawsuit: Winter wonderland is neighbor's spring nightmare

Jan. 28, 2020 1:38 PM EST

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman says the operators of a seasonal attraction of ice structures failed to control runoff and flooded her basement with over 15,000 gallons of water — and she worries it will happen again this spring. Kelly Trinkle alleges in a lawsuit against Ice...

Bill would allow counseling without parents' knowledge

Jan. 28, 2020 12:26 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Children as young as 12 would be able to obtain confidential mental health treatment without their parents' knowledge under a bill before a New Hampshire House committee Tuesday. Rep. Nicole Klein-Knight, D-Manchester, told the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee...

Shaheen issues statement on Challenger disaster anniversary

Jan. 28, 2020 11:15 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire on Tuesday commemorated the life of Christa McAuliffe, a Concord High School teacher who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster 34 years ago. McAuliffe would have been NASA's first designated teacher in space. She and six crewmates were...

UNH president: Job reductions coming after financial review

Jan. 28, 2020 9:35 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire anticipates a reduction of jobs after a consulting group released a report to review its finances, the school's president said in a letter to faculty, staff and students. The university is not yet able to project how large the reduction will be, UNH...

NH woman dies in interstate crash in Vermont

Jan. 28, 2020 8:58 AM EST

HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has died in a crash on Interstate 91 in Hartland, Vermont State Police said. Police said a commercial box truck collided with the side of the vehicle driven Natalia Brodeur, forcing her car to go off the road and roll over Monday morning. Brodeur, 57, of...

Former police sergeant convicted of causing fatal crash

Jan. 28, 2020 8:16 AM EST

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police sergeant has been convicted of vehicular homicide for his role in an on-duty crash that claimed the life of a New Hampshire man. Former Greenfield police Sgt. James Rode was sentenced Monday to serve nine months of a two-year jail term with the...

Effort to save church rooted in sense of community

Jan. 28, 2020 8:04 AM EST

GILMANTON, N.H. (AP) — The oversized bell at the First Baptist Church in Gilmanton rings no more. The bell tower of the Greek Revival church built in 1842 is listing backward toward the center of the structure. Its centuries-old support beams and a critical wind brace have deteriorated to the point that...