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N.H.'s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open This Weekend in Plymouth

It’s official: Nearly three years after the state legalized medical marijuana, New Hampshire’s first dispensary will start serving patients Saturday morning in Plymouth.
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 A legislative commission tasked with reviewing child deaths in New Hampshire is seeking advice from a former head of the Massachusetts child advocacy office.

Cold temperatures and icy trails caused problems for hikers in the North Country over the weekend, says Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Sunday morning a hiker who was suffering from hypothermia was rescued on the Falling Waters Trail.

Kneeland said two hikers camped Saturday night, but lacked adequate cold-weather equipment and in the morning one reported “difficulty moving.”  Members of Pemi Search and Rescue Team reached them late morning, warmed them and helped them off the mountain.

Sunday afternoon, there were two more rescues.

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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services officials say residents of roughly 400 homes affected by PFOA contamination may need to drink bottled water all summer.

This winter, Jameria Miller would often run to her high school Spanish class, though not to get a good seat.

She wanted a good blanket.

"The cold is definitely a distraction," Jameria says of her classroom's uninsulated, metal walls.

Her teacher provided the blankets. First come, first served. Such is life in the William Penn School District in an inner-ring suburb of Philadelphia.

The hardest part for Jameria, though, isn't the cold. It's knowing that other schools aren't like this.

For decades an abandoned paper mill sat in the center of Lincoln and Butch Burbank says it has been depressing driving past it. It was a reminder of a prosperous past and challenging future.

But now there’s a new building there. It’s called RiverWalk at Loon Mountain and it opens in June, the latest addition to a town that now lives on tourism.

“For someone who has lived in this area all my life and remembers the old mill and what was there and what is going up now, it is pretty exciting,” he says.

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  While air temperatures having been warming across New England, the Coast Guard says water temperatures remain cold and potentially dangerous. 

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  New Hampshire officials are taking part in two international trade events this week.

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 New Hampshire Kids Count is calling for more resources to help children with incarcerated parents. 

The announcement comes in the wake of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that finds few resources to help children deal with the emotional and financial issues with a parent in prison.

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New Hampshire milk production ticked up slightly in the first quarter of the year. 

The latest data from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 72 million pounds of milk produced between January and March.

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 About 700 miles of New Hampshire highways will be repaved or maintained this year, according to the state Department of Transportation.

It's the third straight year the DOT has increased its paving work.

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