Amy Quinton http://nhpr.org en House Overrides Governor's Veto of Redistricting Plan http://nhpr.org/post/house-overrides-governors-veto-redistricting-plan <p>The Republican-controlled New Hampshire House has overridden Democratic Governor John Lynch&#39;s veto of the House redistricting plan.</p><p>The House voted 246-112 Wednesday to send the bill to the Senate which traditionally leaves it to the House to come up with its own plan.</p><p>Districts must be redrawn to adjust for population changes over the past decade.</p><p>House Speaker Bill O&rsquo;Brien says more people will get direct representation.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:43:31 +0000 Amy Quinton 2812 at http://nhpr.org House Overrides Governor's Veto of Redistricting Plan Great Bay Area Communities Sue State Over Water Quality Issues http://nhpr.org/post/great-bay-area-communities-sue-state-over-water-quality-issues <p>A coalition of Great Bay area communities is suing the state and the Department of Environmental Services,&nbsp;claiming DES failed to follow proper rules when determining water quality standards in the Great Bay.</p><p>Dover, Portsmouth, Rochester, Exeter and Newmarket claim&nbsp;DES violated state and federal law by not conducting a formal public process when determining water quality standards in the Great Bay.</p><p>As a result, the communities say they face unnecessary multi-million dollar wastewater treatment upgrades.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:03:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 2732 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Area Communities Sue State Over Water Quality Issues Westinghouse Faces Fines for Alleged Worker Safety Violations http://nhpr.org/post/westinghouse-faces-fines-alleged-worker-safety-violations <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:32:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 2264 at http://nhpr.org Westinghouse Faces Fines for Alleged Worker Safety Violations Medicaid Grant Money To Help Home Based Services http://nhpr.org/post/medicaid-grant-money-help-home-based-services <p>New Hampshire will be the first state in the country to receive new Medicaid grant money to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their homes.</p><p>The state will receive $26.5&nbsp;million&nbsp;over three years through the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The goal is to help states shift from institutional care to home and community-based services.</p><p>In 2009, 41 percent of New Hampshire&rsquo;s Medicaid money was spent on community-based services.</p><p>That will increase to 47 percent in 2013 with the new grant money.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:04:49 +0000 Amy Quinton 2263 at http://nhpr.org Heavy Snow Causing Hazardous Roads http://nhpr.org/post/heavy-snow-causing-hazardous-roads <p>After a mild winter with little snow, New Hampshire is being hit with a late-season storm.</p><p>The National Weather Service says&nbsp;up to&nbsp;a foot&nbsp;of snow is expected in some areas by this evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There are more than 200 closings, although&nbsp;most schools are closed&nbsp;due to winter&nbsp;break.</p><p>New Hampshire Department of Transportation says drivers should take extra precautions.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:06:00 +0000 Amy Quinton 2211 at http://nhpr.org Heavy Snow Causing Hazardous Roads Demolition of Memorial Bridge Begins With "Float Out" http://nhpr.org/post/demolition-memorial-bridge-begins-float-out <p>The demolition of the Memorial Bridge begins Tuesday.&nbsp;The 90-year-old lift bridge, which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery Maine, has long been in a state of disrepair.</p><p>The bridge closed permanently to vehicle traffic in July of last year.</p><p>Weather and barge setup permitting, the removal and &ldquo;float out&rdquo; of the lift span of the Memorial Bridge is expected to begin&nbsp;Tuesday morning&nbsp;at 9:00 a.m.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 21:41:36 +0000 Amy Quinton 1723 at http://nhpr.org Demolition of Memorial Bridge Begins With "Float Out" Highlights From Gov. Lynch's State Of The State Address http://nhpr.org/post/highlights-gov-lynchs-state-state-address <p>Highlights from Gov. Lynch's state of the state address.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:22:56 +0000 Amy Quinton 1625 at http://nhpr.org Highlights From Gov. Lynch's State Of The State Address 3 Companies Selected for Stimulus-funded Green Launching Pad http://nhpr.org/post/3-companies-selected-stimulus-funded-green-launching-pad <p>Governor John Lynch announced&nbsp;Wednesday that three manufacturing companies will participate in the latest round of the Green Launching Pad.</p><p>The stimulus-funded Green Launching Pad is a partnership between UNH and the state designed to develop businesses, bring new products to market, and create jobs.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:51:20 +0000 Amy Quinton 1469 at http://nhpr.org EPA Releases Data of Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters in NH http://nhpr.org/post/epa-releases-data-top-greenhouse-gas-emitters-nh <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2010 data of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the state.</p><div><p>Power plants are at the top of the list.</p><p>The EPA collected data from nine different industries that emit greenhouse gases including power plants, pulp and paper mills, landfills and other industrial sources.</p><p>All told, they produced five-point nine million metric tons of greenhouse gases in New Hampshire.</p><p>About 40-percent of that comes from just one power plant, Merrimack Station in Bow.</p><p>It burns coal.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:36:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1364 at http://nhpr.org EPA Releases Data of Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters in NH Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-and-gingrich-campaigns-head-south-carolina <p>Neither of them finished in the top three in New Hampshire, but Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both say their campaigns will continue.</p><p>The two of them battled for fourth place behind Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.</p><p>Gingrich says he&rsquo;ll campaign tomorrow in South Carolina.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m asking each of you not to slow down, in the next couple of days, make a list of every person you know in South Carolina and every person you know in Florida cause those are the next two great contests.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:01:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1351 at http://nhpr.org Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina Santorum Supporters Still Hopeful http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-supporters-still-hopeful <p>Supporters of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum say they weren&rsquo;t surprised by his near tie for fourth place with Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire&rsquo;s presidential primary.</p><p>Rick Santorum told supporters that he knew New Hampshire would be tough to win.</p><p>He focused most of his campaign in Iowa and didn&rsquo;t spend a lot of money in New Hampshire.</p><p>While supporters were disappointed in his finish, Dan Tamburello, state co-chair for Santorum&rsquo;s campaign, says it wasn&rsquo;t unexpected.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:58:26 +0000 Amy Quinton 1350 at http://nhpr.org Santorum Supporters Still Hopeful Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push http://nhpr.org/post/republican-presidential-candidates-make-last-push <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mitt Romney spent his Monday focusing vote-rich southern New Hampshire. He started at a chamber of commerce breakfast Nashua, where a comment he made about choice in health care,</p><p>&ldquo;I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,&rdquo;</p><p>became a late-breaking flashpoint. &nbsp;Democrats and republicans rivals Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman all piled on. So much so that at Romney&rsquo;s next stop in Hudson he called a press conference, his first since the Iowa caucuses, to defuse the matter.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, , Amy Quinton, Josh Rogers & Jon Greenberg 1290 at http://nhpr.org Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push Hundreds Turn Out For Santorum Town Hall http://nhpr.org/post/hundreds-turn-out-santorum-town-hall <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Before last night&rsquo;s debate, a crowd of several hundred gathered in Hollis for a town hall meeting with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum</span Sat, 07 Jan 2012 23:03:56 +0000 Amy Quinton 1261 at http://nhpr.org Hundreds Turn Out For Santorum Town Hall More New Hampshire Families Will Get Help Paying Fuel Bill http://nhpr.org/post/more-new-hampshire-families-will-get-help-paying-fuel-bill <p>More families in New Hampshire can now get help with their fuel bill this winter.</p><p>Congress increased funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, this week.</p><p>New Hampshire will receive a total of&nbsp;$26 million, rather than the&nbsp;$14.7 million dollars originally allotted.</p><p>That original appropriation forced Community Action Agencies to target the money to families of four earning less than&nbsp;$28,000.</p><p>Other low-income households were placed on a waiting list.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:01:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1090 at http://nhpr.org More New Hampshire Families Will Get Help Paying Fuel Bill Attorney General Denies State Violating Federal Law http://nhpr.org/post/attorney-general-denies-state-violating-federal-law <p>New Hampshire is denying claims made by the U-S Department of Justice that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.</p><div><p>The&nbsp;Attorney General&rsquo;s Office issued a formal response to the findings&nbsp;Tuesday.</p><p>The U-S Department of Justice concluded in April that the state was violating federal law in the way it treats the mentally ill.</p><p>It criticized the state for failing to provide adequate community-based services, leading to prolonged stays at the state hospital.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:33:10 +0000 Amy Quinton 787 at http://nhpr.org