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‘A bit of a roller coaster’: NH ski industry looks back on challenging winter season
06-13-2024 12:07 PM

By AMANDA PIRANI

Visits were down 6% at New Hampshire ski resorts this past season as a rainy winter created challenging conditions. That decline includes alpine, cross-country, and tubing visits, according to Ski New Hampshire, a trade association representing the...

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Former NH state rep expected to plead guilty to wrongful voting
06-13-2024 11:23 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

A former state lawmaker who resigned after his residency came under scrutiny is expected to plead guilty to wrongful voting charges.Under a plea agreement filed in Coos County Superior Court, former state Rep. Troy E. Merner, a Republican, will plead...


Developers say NH’s process to connect power to the grid is slowing down clean energy projects
06-10-2024 1:00 PM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

New Hampshire trails other New England states in building out renewable energy sources. But solar projects are in development all across the state. More than a hundred have cleared the first hurdle of the development process: finding a location. But...


State lawmaker with checkered past faces new criminal charges in line with old beliefs
06-06-2024 11:30 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Nearly all federal court buildings around the country, including the Warren B. Rudman Courthouse in Concord, have a blanket policy: no recording, no electronics.It’s a policy Jason Gerhard knows well, but doesn’t accept.This past September, Gerhard, a...


‘It’s looking like a much better year than last’: NH farmers optimistic about 2024 season
06-06-2024 10:34 AM

By KATE DARIO

Last year, extreme temperature swings wiped out entire apple and peach crops across New Hampshire. This spring and early summer things are looking different.“There are enough apples that growers are currently having to thin their apples so more fruit...


Major N.H. voting law change nears finish line despite objections
06-03-2024 11:33 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

The largest change to New Hampshire election laws in recent history: That’s how some are describing a setof Republican-backed bills that would create new requirements for people looking to register to vote. The bills would also make New Hampshire...


The Big Question: Should recreational marijuana be legalized in New Hampshire?
06-03-2024 11:00 AM

By JULIA FURUKAWAand MICHELLE LIU

The debate over whether to legalize cannabis for recreational use continues in the New Hampshire State House. Attempts have failed over the past decade, and today, New Hampshire is the only state in New England without legal marijuana.So, for May’s...


NH officials mulling next steps after federal court says new teaching restrictions are unconstitutional
05-30-2024 11:30 AM

By SARAH GIBSON

The U.S. District Court of New Hampshire is the first in the country to strike down a state law that restricts classroom discussions on racism, sexism and other forms of oppression. But this might not be the last word on the matter, as the state mulls...


NH asks US Supreme Court to block lawsuits against fossil fuel companies
05-29-2024 10:30 AM

By KATE DARIO

New Hampshire has joined a coalition of Republican-led states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block lawsuits against fossil fuel companies filed by Democratic state attorneys general.The request, filed May 22, targets five states — California,...


In race for NH governor, Morse and Ayotte aim to repackage familiar political records
05-21-2024 10:33 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

The Republican primary for New Hampshire governor features two candidates who have been in state politics for years: former Senate President Chuck Morse and former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Both have deep roots in the party’s establishment wing, but...


NH missed a court deadline to end ER boarding. But it's making some progress.
05-20-2024 10:30 AM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

For the last year, New Hampshire has been staring down a deadline for ending a persistent problem: patients languishing in emergency rooms for days or weeks, due to a lack of inpatient mental health care.Last May, a federal judge ruled that had to end...


2023 hit farmers hard. Now, many say NH's Ag department is making things worse in 2024
05-17-2024 11:59 AM

By KATE DARIO

At the start of every growing season for the past 14 years, James Steever, who co-owns Generation Farm in Concord, works his fields, plants his seeds — and hand-delivers his organic certification application to the New Hampshire Department of...


NH residents have one year left to get their REAL ID
05-08-2024 12:01 PM

By KATE DARIO

Representatives from the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, the Transportation Security Administration and the Manchester-Boston regional airport kicked off a year-long campaign encouraging New Hampshire residents to obtain a REAL ID ahead of...


Abortion data bill raises concerns among providers, privacy advocates
05-02-2024 11:00 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Abortion providers and some privacy advocates are rallying against a Republican proposal to collect abortion statistics, arguing the bill as written could put patient identities at risk.New Hampshire is one of four states that doesn’t collect and...


Former YDC teacher says she reported abuse to DCYF, but never heard back
04-30-2024 12:08 PM

By JASON MOON

A now-retired social studies teacher who taught at the former Youth Development Center (YDC) for over 30 years testified Monday she reported her suspicion that David Meehan was being abused to child protective services in the mid-1990s, but never...


Students demand that UNH divest from Israeli companies
04-29-2024 10:45 AM

By OLIVIA RICHARDSON

Students of the University of New Hampshire gathered on Thompson Hall Lawn in Durham Thursday to demand that the school divest from Israeli-based companies and any businesses that could be aiding the country in the war in Gaza. They also want the...


Former HR head testifies to ‘94 investigation into abuse at NH youth detention facility
04-29-2024 10:38 AM

By JASON MOON

The former head of human resources at New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services told a jury that in 1994, a group of staff at the former Youth Detention Services Unit (YDSU) met off-site to raise concerns with department leaders about...


Head of NH Port Authority placed on administrative leave
04-26-2024 10:30 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Geno Marconi, the longtime head of the New Hampshire Port Authority, has been placed on paid administrative leave.The Pease Development Authority, which oversees the ports, declined to provide a reason for Marconi’s sudden removal from his post, only...


One NH town is trying to decarbonize their buildings – and build a workforce in the process
04-25-2024 9:55 AM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

On a chilly Wednesday night in early spring, a group of students from across New Hampshire gathered in a small classroom at the MAXT Makerspace in Peterborough to learn about energy efficiency. They passed around bags full of insulation, learned how...


A trans teacher asked students about pronouns. Then the education commissioner found out.
04-22-2024 10:13 AM

By SARAH GIBSON

Kamren Munz knew they wanted to be a teacher from a young age. They grew up in a family of educators. They worked as a substitute for a few years and eventually settled in as a middle school art teacher in Nashua, one of the largest and most diverse...


Sununu says he’ll support Trump even if he’s convicted
04-16-2024 8:13 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

As jury selection begins this week in the hush-money trial of former President Donald Trump, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says he doesn’t believe many voters view Trump’s criminal indictments, his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, or his election denialism...

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