Latest New Hampshire state government News

Judge rejects lawsuit on early end to unemployment benefits

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a decision by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's administration to end unemployment benefits under the federal CARES Act early, saying the claims are based on flawed interpretations of state law. The...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...

Vaccine booster shots begin; camps denied aid lose appeal

Sep. 25, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

Coronavirus developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Saturday got his third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, urging others on social media to follow suit. “Getting...

New Hampshire delegation backs disaster declaration request

Sep. 25, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Democratic Congressional delegation is backing the governor’s request for federal disaster declarations following storms and flooding in July and August. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Resident accused of assaulting man holding hand of other man

Sep. 23, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have filed a civil rights complaint against a Manchester resident accused of assaulting a man who was holding hands with another man. The complaint filed Thursday by the attorney general's office alleges that a 35-year-old man saw a...

Sununu to speak at California Republican Party convention

Sep. 22, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is heading to California to deliver a keynote address to fellow Republicans. Sununu will speak Friday night at the California Republican Party's fall convention, which takes place Friday through Sunday in San Diego....

Family planning clinics say loss of funds mean service cuts

Sep. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Family planning providers that were denied state funding for routine health care services such as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases said Monday that they could see cuts in services and longer patient waiting times as a result. ...

Sununu asks for 2nd disaster declaration after more storms

Sep. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday requested a federal disaster declaration for New Hampshire as a result of storms and flooding that happened July 29-Aug. 2, a week after he asked for one covering storms from mid-July. Sununu's letter to Paul Ford, 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...