Ethan DeWitt

Ethan DeWitt

Ethan DeWitt is the New Hampshire Bulletin’s education reporter. Previously, he worked as the New Hampshire State House reporter for the Concord Monitor, covering the state, the Legislature, and the New Hampshire presidential primary. A Westmoreland native, Ethan started his career as the politics and health care reporter at the Keene Sentinel.

Gov. Chris Sununu addresses fellow Republicans at a unity breakfast following the 2022 primary, Sept. 15, 2022.

As Republicans pivot to general election, Sununu makes plea: Stick to the economy

By: - September 16, 2022

It was the bear hug that buried the hatchet.  Moments after Gen. Don Bolduc’s speech urging unity among Republicans he leapt off the stage and beelined to a surprised Gov. Chris Sununu who engulfed him in an embrace, just weeks after the two had descended to name calling.  Thursday morning’s Republican Unity Breakfast saw rivals […]

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Education Freedom Accounts double after one year; most recipients outside public school

By: - September 15, 2022

Participation in New Hampshire’s education freedom account (EFA) program has doubled in the year since it launched, the state Department of Education said Friday, far exceeding the department’s initial estimates. As of September, there are 3,025 students participating at the start of the program’s second academic year, according to the department. At the program’s launch […]

Q&A: Dante Scala on New Hampshire’s ‘triple MAGA’ primary night

By: - September 14, 2022

Early Wednesday morning, the last of the Republican congressional primaries was called, with Bob Burns beating George Hansel to be the Republican nominee facing Rep. Annie Kuster in the 2nd Congressional District. Burns joins Karoline Leavitt, who beat out Matt Mowers to take on Rep. Chris Pappas in the 1st District, and Don Bolduc, who […]

Oral arguments in New Hampshire’s ‘divisive concepts’ lawsuit set for Wednesday

By: - September 13, 2022

A lawsuit against the state’s “divisive concepts law” will come before oral argument in federal court Wednesday, allowing lawyers for teachers unions and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire to square off against the Department of Justice. The court hearing, set for 1 p.m. at the U.S. District Court in Concord, will allow […]

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Department of Justice issues new guidance on state firearms law, seeking to clear the record

By: - September 12, 2022

A new state law curbing some enforcement of firearms law has drawn intense interest. This month, the Department of Justice is seeking to assuage concerns.  School officials can still report potential shooters on campus, Attorney General John Formella wrote this month. State Police officers can still confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. A new federal […]

Chuck Morse at lecturn

As Sununu endorses Morse for U.S. Senate, analysts ask: Will it matter?

By: and - September 9, 2022

This story was updated on Sept. 9 at 7:26 a.m. to add a response from Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc’s political director, Jimmy Thompson and on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. to correct Steve Duprey’s length of time as chair of the state Republican party.  Gov. Chris Sununu endorsed Senate President Chuck Morse for U.S. Senate […]

House Speaker Packard rebuffs calls for majority leader to resign over use of racial slur

By: - September 2, 2022

Republican House Speaker Sherman Packard said he would not be asking House Majority Leader Jason Osborne to resign after a 2011 post resurfaced showing Osborne using a racial slur, arguing that Osborne had sufficiently apologized and should not be punished for the past. In a statement Thursday, first given to WMUR, Packard said: “I know […]

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As a new school year begins, teacher hiring remains a challenge

By: - September 2, 2022

As summer ends, Moultonborough is entering into what Superintendent Patrick Andrew calls a personal first. The district is starting the school year without a full roster of teachers in its classrooms. After months of efforts to attract candidates, the district is still short a chemistry teacher and a physics teacher. Until further notice the district […]

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne, R-Auburn, addresses the House on May 5, 2022.

NH House majority leader used racial slur on online forum, resurfaced post shows

By: - September 1, 2022

New Hampshire House Majority Leader Jason Osborne repeatedly used a racial epithet for Black people on a libertarian web forum in 2011, a recently surfaced post reveals.  In the post, written on a now-disbanded forum for the libertarian radio show “Free Talk Live” and confirmed by the Bulletin, Osborne, an Auburn Republican, appeared to use […]

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How to apply for school lunch assistance in New Hampshire

By: - August 29, 2022

This story was updated on Aug. 30 at 10:46 a.m. to indicate that the universal school meals program is no longer operating, but that eligible families have a 30-day rollover period as classes start to continue receiving meal assistance as they submit an application.  School is starting this week for many New Hampshire families, and […]

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New Hampshire to upgrade police arrest reporting website

By: - August 26, 2022

New Hampshire residents will soon have an easier way to view arrest data, after the Department of Safety entered into a contract to improve its crime statistics website. Approved by the Executive Council Aug. 17, the contract gives $296,700 to Beyond 20/20, the data company that designed the current website. The money will be spent […]

Career and technical education programs in high demand throughout the state

By: - August 23, 2022

Four decades ago, Wilbur Palmer had a vision for a different type of education in Hudson. The school should offer vocational courses in agriculture, Palmer decided. After dismantling and rebuilding a pair of greenhouses on campus, the school’s career technical institute was born, and Palmer became its first director. Today, the Wilbur H. Palmer Career […]