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Electricity rates to change in August for NH customers

07-02-2024 11:06 AM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

New Hampshire’s utility companies are expected to change their rates for electricity starting on August 1. Energy costs could go up for some and down for others.The state’s three investor-owned utilities – Eversource, Unitil, and Liberty – are...


SEEKING SOLUTIONS: New Hampshire increased the dropout age to 18 in 2009. What has been the impact?

07-02-2024 10:20 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

When John Lynch first became governor in 2007, he made increasing the mandatory education age part of his platform, stating in his inaugural address that “a high school diploma is the minimum price of admission for most jobs.”At the time, New...


Concord begins citywide property measure — first in more than 30 years

07-01-2024 4:38 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

If you own property in Concord, someone in a neon vest will come to your house at some point over the next year and a half.With a Monday start, Concord is beginning both a citywide revaluation and a full measure and list of all of its properties ahead...


Granite Geek: Will drones replace fireworks?

07-01-2024 3:48 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

When 300 drones took off last weekend over Lake Sunapee to execute a complicated dance of LED lights over the water, entertaining folks with an pre-Independence Day alternative to a fireworks show, it was a sign of the times.Well, maybe.“Our most busy...


Karen Read’s deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in Boston police officer boyfriend’s death

07-01-2024 2:59 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY

A judge declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked in the case of Karen Read, a woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend by striking him with her SUV and leaving him in a snowstorm, a case that drew outsize attention thanks...


Former Warner town administrator no longer with Newbury

07-01-2024 2:23 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Editors note: The headline of a previous version of this story indicated that Diane Ricciardelli was fired from her post as town administrator in Newbury. According to June 10 select board minutes, the town of Newbury entered an “agreement and...


On the softball diamond, ‘North Woods Law’ lives on

07-01-2024 1:45 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

On Saturday at Gill Stadium in Manchester, fans of the Animal Planet series “North Woods Law” were in heaven. They waited patiently in line to meet their favorite celebrities, and after receiving autographs and taking photos, they settled into their...


New Hampshire enforces stricter rental property lead safety regulations

07-01-2024 12:42 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Starting this month, New Hampshire will enforce a significant change to its lead law to reduce exposure in buildings constructed before 1978, which is expected to lower the number of young children exposed to lead hazards.The new section of the law...


Keene officials show support for helping affordable housing project get grant dollars

07-01-2024 12:30 PM

By HUNTER OBERST

The city of Keene could help Keene Housing apply for a $412,000 state grant to cover demolition costs for an affordable housing project on Washington Street.In a unanimous vote, the City Council’s Finance, Organization and Personnel Committee on...


Fire fatalities in 2024 on a 'disturbing' rise in New Hampshire

07-01-2024 12:00 PM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

Thirteen people have died in fires in just the first half of 2024, according to data from New Hampshire’s fire marshal. That’s more fire-related deaths than in all of 2023, or in all of 2022.The eleven fires that caused fatalities spanned almost every...


Study shows sea level rise threatens critical infrastructure on New Hampshire’s seacoast

07-01-2024 11:00 AM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

A recent study from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows as sea levels rise, pieces of critical infrastructure in New Hampshire could be threatened by flooding from the ocean on a regular basis.In a medium sea level rise scenario, where the ocean...


Dartmouth graduate student union reaches contract deal with college

07-01-2024 10:50 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

After nearly a year of negotiating and a 60-day strike, Dartmouth College and its graduate student union have reached their first contract agreement.Union members voted Friday evening to ratify the contract.The contract marks the conclusion of talks...


North Country residents rally against Dalton landfill: ‘I don’t want Massachusetts trash’

06-30-2024 10:00 AM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

Andrea Bryant lives in Bethlehem, about a mile from the landfill there. She doesn’t open her windows at night anymore because she’s often been woken up by a thick stench in her house, though the noise still rouses her most mornings.The same company...


DHHS’ new roadmap targets major improvements in mental health and other health services

06-30-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Investing in people and culture, promoting thriving communities and improving customer service are three core commitments included in a new roadmap for 2024-25 released by the state’s health department. The plan lays out initiatives and goals for the...


‘A good possibility’ – Lawmakers say housing committee has more work to do

06-30-2024 6:59 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

The rationale for convening a special housing committee was easy for House Speaker Sherman Packard to justify. People across the state told him time and time again how the lack of affordable homes and apartments in New Hampshire was impacting their...


Hometown Hero: Becky Field spotlights diversity and finds family through her camera lens

06-30-2024 6:57 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

As a photographer, Becky Field is always searching for the story.Her camera gravitates toward contrast. For the last 12 years, it has led her to the often-sidelined immigrants, refugees and New Americans who, one way or another, found themselves...


UNH student arrested for assaulting police chief says video shows he was misidentified

06-30-2024 6:56 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A University of New Hampshire student charged with assaulting the chief of the school’s police department during a pro-Palestinian protest on May 1 was mistakenly identified and then violently arrested, the student said in an interview Friday.During...


Local couple’s microbrewery plans delayed in Bow

06-29-2024 3:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Plans to open a microbrewery in Bow have been delayed due to driveway permit issues with the state.Dan and Kelly Thomas had hoped to launch their microbrewery at 516 South Street this spring, right next to Bow’s only dining spot, Chen Yang Li, a...


Northwood town administrator indicted for attempted murder

06-29-2024 3:56 PM

By GABRIEL PERRY

LACONIA — Neil G. Irvine, town administrator for Northwood, was indicted for attempted second-degree murder in Belknap County Superior Court, among other felony charges.Irvine, 60, of Northwood, is accused of attempting to suffocate an intimate...


Concord’s many committees must navigate conflicts of interest

06-29-2024 3:52 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

From the conservation commission’s tree subcommittee to the planning board to the ad-hoc Beaver Meadow building committee, the city of Concord has more than 50 boards and commissions meeting both regularly and sporadically.Other than groups that make...


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