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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...

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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...


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...


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...


Portsmouth temple again targeted with vandalism
04-15-2024 12:00 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man captured on video shattering two light sconces featuring the Star of David attached to the exterior of Temple Israel in downtown Portsmouth.The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Monday.“While...


Manchester Airport hopes new flights bring new passengers — and a return to earlier heights
04-01-2024 4:00 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

On its best days, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has none of the annoyances that plague most other airports: no long delays at TSA, no shuttle buses, no lines to check a bag or buy a bad sandwich.But that’s not necessarily good news for the...


NH Senate Republicans block guns bills, including ‘red flag’ law and waiting period
02-16-2024 10:04 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

New Hampshire Senate Republicans blocked an effort to enact an extreme risk protection order system, sometimes referred to as a “red flag” law.The proposal up for debate Thursday would have allowed someone’s relatives or law enforcement to petition a...


Wave Free or Die: Should this be the new state flag?
12-28-2023 3:46 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

A group of state lawmakers have unfurled a proposal to change New Hampshire’s official state flag: They want to add the phrase “Live Free or Die,” which would be the first update to the flag’s design in more than 90 years.The bill, HB 1016, seeks to...


Ski areas recovering after warm, rainy start to season
12-22-2023 9:38 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

New Hampshire ski mountains were inundated with rain on Monday, washing away snow and forcing shutdowns.Waterville Valley Resort reported approximately 5 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, prompting the mountain to suspend alpine skiing on Tuesday...


Just after Hanukkah, NH synagogues targeted with bomb hoax
12-21-2023 2:35 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Five synagogues in New Hampshire were among hundreds nationwide that received bomb threats in recent days. The emailed threats, which the FBI said Tuesday don’t appear credible, come as the state is set this year to record the highest number of...


Two Executive Councilors oppose funding and placement of sculpture honoring Christa McAuliffe
12-21-2023 2:29 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

The governor, a majority in the New Hampshire Legislature and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources are all on board with spending $500,000 to erect a statue to honor the legacy of teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe.They want the...


Countway says she brings an open mind to NH high court
11-30-2023 1:51 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Melissa Countway, Gov. Chris Sununu’s nominee to New Hampshire’s Supreme Court, told the Executive Council that if appointed, she would bring a fair and impartial voice to the bench.Countway, 52, was tapped to fill the seat being vacated by Justice...


Bristol man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot, the sixth so far from NH
11-10-2023 3:27 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

A Bristol man is facing four federal charges for allegedly breaching the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.He’s the sixth person from New Hampshire to face charges in connection with the riot, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Shawn...


Advocates argue phone hearings deny due process rights of psych patients
11-06-2023 5:48 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Civil liberties advocates say New Hampshire’s practice of affording patients who have been involuntarily committed due to mental health concerns an initial hearing over a telephone, instead of in-person, is a violation of their due process rights.The...


After latest dismissal, AG plans to appeal NSC-131 civil rights case to NH Supreme Court
11-03-2023 10:11 AM

By TODD BOOKMAN

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has hit another roadblock in its efforts to prosecute a white supremacist group, but plans to appeal its case to the state supreme court.A Rockingham County Superior Court judge has again rejected New...


Report shows $13M awarded to NH YDC victims
10-26-2023 5:56 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

A new status report on the number of claims of physical and sexual abuse at state-run youth detention facilities in New Hampshire shows an increasing share of victims are opting to forgo trials in exchange for faster payouts.Former state Supreme Court...


Pledging fairness and compassion, Saint-Marc makes history joining the bench
10-13-2023 5:28 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Growing up, Talesha Saint-Marc rarely saw lawyers who looked like her.After becoming a lawyer herself, she then saw few judges who were Black.“Sometimes it can be really difficult to think big, if you do not see people who reflect your life...


Attack in Israel has ripple effect on Granite State community
10-12-2023 6:14 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

The sound of prayers, mourning and songs of worship filled the air Tuesday evening in Newington, as members of the Seacoast’s Jewish community gathered for a vigil in response to the weekend’s attacks on Israel by Hamas militants.Inside the Seacoast...


A late first snow of season on state’s highest peak
10-11-2023 6:19 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

While the rest of the state is trending orange, russet and red, Mount Washington turned white Sunday.The region’s highest peak saw its first measurable snowfall of the season, coming on the heels of a few flakes that fell in August but didn’t...


Biden taps NH prosecutor for First Circuit Court
10-05-2023 5:32 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

President Biden is nominating a longtime federal prosecutor to New Hampshire’s seat on the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals.Seth Aframe, a Hopkinton resident, is head of the Criminal and Appellate Divisions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Concord,...


Perkins sues NEC over dismissal, citing sexism
09-25-2023 12:17 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

Michele Perkins, who led New England College as president for 14 years before assuming the role of chancellor in 2022, is suing the school alleging gender discrimination and emotional distress after she was fired from her position earlier this...

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