Hadley Barndollar

Hadley Barndollar

Hadley Barndollar covers climate, energy, environment, and the opioid crisis for the New Hampshire Bulletin. Previously, she was the New England regional reporter for the USA TODAY Network and was named Reporter of the Year by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Email: [email protected]

Winchester flooding

What the Monadnock Region flood mayhem signals about the future of rain in NH 

By: - July 12, 2023

Dave Olmstead listened to the deluge of water carrying rocks and logs at high speed during the early morning hours of July 10. He didn’t get much sleep that night, after part of the Forest Lake Dam on his property in Winchester collapsed. The water had been creeping up all day, and despite efforts to […]

NHSaves rebate

As NH sets out to gauge energy efficiency awareness, some say education isn’t enough

By: - July 10, 2023

The latest triennial energy efficiency plan filed by New Hampshire’s utility companies could save consumers $675 million, prevent 2 million tons of greenhouse gases from going into the atmosphere, and support 1,718 full-time jobs. But how much does the average Granite State consumer know about any of that, if at all? The state’s Department of […]

DOE report

NH sees clean energy job growth, federal report says 

By: - July 6, 2023

Between 2021 and 2022, New Hampshire saw an increase of nearly 650 energy jobs, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy. A study designed to track and understand employment trends across the country’s energy sector, the DOE’s 2023 U.S. Energy and Employment Report shows the energy workforce nationally added almost 300,000 […]


As NH oysters become more popular, state will test for ‘Vibrio’ bacteria 

By: - July 4, 2023

Plump, briny oysters harvested in New Hampshire are finding their way onto more menus, and state officials say it’s time to start evaluating the risk for a naturally occurring bacteria that’s made headlines elsewhere.  The Department of Environmental Services is contracting with a University of New Hampshire laboratory to test oysters for Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a […]

Power lines

NH Electric Cooperative announces rate decrease starting Aug. 1

By: - June 30, 2023

Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will see a rate cut later this summer, as approved by the board of directors this week. The new co-op power rate will be 11.42 cents per kilowatt hour, starting Aug. 1. Typical members who use 500 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see a bill decrease […]

5 places to see fireworks this Fourth of July in New Hampshire

By: - June 30, 2023

Here are five places, among many across the state, where you can see professional fireworks displays this Fourth of July:  Alton Bay: Monday, July 3, 9:20 p.m. Fireworks will launch off barge in Alton Bay Hampton Beach: Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 p.m. Top of B and C Streets Weirs Beach, Laconia: Monday, July 3, 11:59 […]

Consumer fireworks are legal in NH. What you need to know this Fourth of July. 

By: - June 29, 2023

In the “Live Free or Die” state, consumer fireworks are legal to purchase and use on private property.  But not in all cities and towns. State law allows communities to implement their own restrictions, so residents are encouraged to check their local laws before celebrating with fireworks this Fourth of July. The most recently available […]

General Sullivan Bridge

$20 million federal grant to put bicyclists, pedestrians on new path across Little Bay

By: - June 29, 2023

Millions in federal funds coming to New Hampshire are earmarked for a major transportation infrastructure project that isn’t for motor vehicles at all.  When the General Sullivan Bridge replacement project is complete, the restored link between Dover and Newington is expected to see close to 500 new bicycle riders daily, in addition to pedestrians and […]

Hope for NH recovery

How Manchester worked to prevent overdoses after large-scale drug trafficking bust 

By: - June 26, 2023

A large-scale “sophisticated” drug trafficking ring allegedly supplying the city of Manchester with fentanyl and crack cocaine for at least four years was dismantled over the course of 48 hours earlier this month, when a lengthy law enforcement investigation came to a head.  For local and federal authorities, it was an enormous win; Manchester police […]

Piping plovers Hampton Beach

NH beaches see record number of piping plover nesting pairs

By: - June 21, 2023

Zipping across the sand and scurrying among sun-baked seaweed are some of the littlest and rarest seasonal visitors to New Hampshire’s beaches. In total, there are just over 2,000 pairs of them in the entire Atlantic population.  Beachgoers in Hampton and Seabrook this summer will see yellow rope sectioning off breeding habitats of piping plovers, […]

Eversource proposed default electric service rate carries 38 percent decrease

By: - June 16, 2023

Eversource has announced its proposed default electric service rate for Aug. 1, which is a 38 percent decrease from its current rate. If approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, the new default electric service rate would be 12.6 cents per kilowatt hour, down from the current 20.2 cents per kilowatt hour. The rate would […]

House, Senate negotiators to begin work on 29 bills in ‘committees of conference’

By: , and - June 16, 2023

This story was updated at 9:35 a.m. on June 16 to correct some information about House Bill 281. Lawmakers surprised many in Concord last week when the House and Senate passed a budget that required no end-of-session negotiations, a historical rarity. But that doesn’t mean they’re done for the year. While most of the hundreds […]