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Abortion debate will continue after new ban takes effect

Nov. 28, 2021 09:59 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s new ban on late-term abortions will barely have taken effect before Republican lawmakers start trying to enact further restrictions. The state budget Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law in June contains a provision prohibiting...

New Hampshire House sets upcoming schedule, but not location

Nov. 25, 2021 11:04 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House is expected to kick off the 2022 legislative session with three consecutive days of voting, but leaders are still figuring out how to bring the 400 members together safely. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the...

New Hampshire takes vaccine cash after months of protests

Nov. 19, 2021 13:20 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers accepted $22.5 million in federal COVID-19 vaccine funding Friday that has sparked intense debate and angry protests for the last two months. The Joint Fiscal Committee had tabled a request from the Department of Health and...

New Hampshire House to take up vetoes Jan. 5

Nov. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The 400-member New Hampshire House will convene on Jan. 5 to act on bills vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu as well as bills that were retained for further work. The session is expected to extend into the following day, as well. Sununu vetoed seven bills...

$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...