A hunter at dawn

Popular hunting spot remains closed amid ammunition concerns near high school

BY: - September 26, 2023

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are keeping a Kingston hunting spot closed for the rest of the year due to continued concerns over ammunition and a nearby high school.  The area in question is around the Powwow River that borders Great Pond, directly behind Sanborn Regional High School. Fish and Game said the area […]

A Massachusetts abortion rights group sets its eyes on New Hampshire

BY: - September 26, 2023

A group that’s long advocated for access to abortion and reproductive health care in Massachusetts is expanding into New Hampshire and Connecticut.   Christina Warriner, state director of the New Hampshire chapter of Reproductive Equity Now, said the group will invest in engaging and educating voters about what it sees as threats to reproductive health care […]

State urges schools, parents to take flu season seriously

BY: - September 25, 2023

The days of COVID-19 remote learning are years in the past. But with flu season beginning and winter around the corner, New Hampshire officials are urging parents to be mindful of respiratory illnesses – including coronavirus. Last week, the New Hampshire Department of Education distributed a guidance document to schools for parents, teachers, and school […]

Electric vehicle charging

Do you want a say in the future of EV charging in New Hampshire? Here’s your chance.

BY: - September 25, 2023

Awaiting word on its application to the federal government for electric vehicle charging infrastructure dollars, the state’s Department of Environmental Services is proceeding in its planning with optimism. The agency is holding listening sessions in October to gather input on the potential development of an electric vehicle charging grant program, where DES would use funding […]

Shaheen goes around Executive Council again, this time to restore sex ed

BY: - September 22, 2023

For a second time, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has helped secure federal dollars to work around three Republican executive councilors to restore a community sex education program they defunded in November. Shaheen announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide direct funding to the TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont and […]

A new home under construction

Funding will add 114 beds for people who need intensive care for disabilities, brain injuries

BY: - September 22, 2023

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to use $2.1 million of federal funding to expand housing for people with disabilities or traumatic brain injuries who are at risk of homelessness or out-of-state placement. The Executive Council approved the department’s request to provide four organizations grants to buy or renovate properties in Keene, Weare, […]

Half a million people nationwide lost Medicaid but shouldn’t have. NH is correcting it.

BY: - September 21, 2023

Federal Medicaid officials announced Thursday that nearly 500,000 people nationwide have improperly lost their Medicaid insurance under what they called a “system glitch” that disenrolled people who remained eligible.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services did not report how many people were disenrolled in New Hampshire, but State Medicaid Director Henry Lipman told the […]

U.S. House passes Wounded Knee memorial bill

BY: - September 21, 2023

The U.S. House approved by voice vote Wednesday a bill that would help protect land at the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota, where an estimated 350 Lakota were killed by U.S. soldiers. The site is within the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River […]

The state wants to test your fish for mercury 

BY: - September 20, 2023

The state’s Department of Environmental Services is seeking fishermen willing to donate fish for the analysis of a highly toxic heavy metal that has “serious health risks if consumed in excessive amounts.” Mercury doesn’t break down in the environment, and nearly all fish and shellfish have traces of it, DES says. Small amounts of mercury […]

body cameras

State approves body and dash camera funding for six local police departments

BY: - September 19, 2023

Six New Hampshire police departments are set to receive the latest round of state funding to help buy body cameras and dashboard cameras, after the Executive Council approved the funds last week.  The approvals will help the departments in purchasing, maintaining, and replacing their body and dashboard cameras. The money can also be used to […]

Federal court strikes down remote voting lawsuit by House Democrats, again

BY: - September 12, 2023

The U.S. District Court of New Hampshire has rejected the latest attempt by Democratic lawmakers to force the House of Representatives to allow remote voting, dealing another blow to a multi-year legal effort. In a decision Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Landya McCafferty granted the defendants – who included House Speaker Sherman Packard – a […]

Food and Drug Administration approves COVID boosters for upcoming season

BY: - September 11, 2023

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the latest round of COVID-19 boosters, as public health officials brace for another cold and flu season. An advisory panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to vote on recommendations Tuesday, the final step in the process before people will […]