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Pandemic-hit oyster farmers turn to conservation to survive

May. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — When the pandemic struck last year, oyster farmer Chris Burtis soon realized the restaurants that bought his oysters had mostly closed. Without a new market, his Ferda Farms faced potential economic ruin. Then, Burtis heard The Nature Conservancy in...

Measure would bar NH from requiring vaccine 'passports'

Apr. 27, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is not developing or requiring “vaccine passports," documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, but a proposed legislative measure would prohibit state government from requiring people to receive the vaccine or possess the passport. ...

Census: New Hampshire population grew 4.6% since 2010

Apr. 26, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire was the second fastest growing state in New England over the last decade, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Monday. The state’s resident population on April 1 was 1,377,529, a 4.6% increase from 2010. Massachusetts was...

New Hampshire pauses J&J vaccines, works to replace them

Apr. 13, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is following federal recommendations to pause the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they were investigating...

Appeals court considers remote access to New Hampshire House

Apr. 05, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal appellate judges on Monday questioned whether the New Hampshire House has undermined the Americans With Disabilities Act by insisting on in-person sessions during the coronavirus pandemic, while also suggesting that vaccinations have made the issue moot. ...

Sense of hope accompanies Passover, Easter in New England

Apr. 04, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited...

Massachusetts: Schools 'very safe' despite COVID-19 surge

Apr. 03, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts schools is growing but a school official insists that schools are “very safe.” A report shows 801 new coronavirus cases among students and 244 among school staffers for the week that ended Wednesday....

Ex-youth center intern says she was told to destroy notes

Apr. 02, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former intern at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says a supervisor suggested she destroy her notes and lie about a teen’s sexual assault allegation. And though she reported the boy’s claim to state investigators and police, it wasn’t included in an...

Groups ask Baker to delay next phase of reopening

Mar. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Twenty-nine organizations are asking Gov. Charlie Baker to delay the reopening steps taking effect Monday, by at least at month. ...

Parting shot: Yo-Yo Ma plays for fellow vaccine recipients

Mar. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Coronavirus developments across New England: MASSACHUSETTS Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert Saturday when famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought out his instrument after getting his second...