Newscast http://nhpr.org en New Monument To Capt. John Smith To Be Dedicated In Rye http://nhpr.org/post/new-monument-capt-john-smith-be-dedicated-rye <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year marks the </span>400th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of </span>Capt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. John Smith's voyage and mapping of New England, and the dedication of a new monument to him in Rye, New Hampshire. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The obelisk at Rye Harbor State Park is made of four pieces of New Hampshire granite and has a bronze reproduction of Smith's map. It's enlarged to 26 inches tall from the original size of 12 inches. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:57:18 +0000 Associated Press 53458 at http://nhpr.org New Monument To Capt. John Smith To Be Dedicated In Rye N.H. Loon Count Increases Slightly From Last Year http://nhpr.org/post/nh-loon-count-increases-slightly-last-year <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual count of loons on New Hampshire's lakes shows a slight increase over last year, but experts caution the census only provides a glimpse into the true population. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harry Vogel of the Loon Preservation Committee says 622 observers counted 549 adult loons during a one-hour period on July 19. That's up from the 520 adults observed last year. Vogel notes there were 26 fewer observers last year, so it's too early to say there are more loons. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:51:09 +0000 Associated Press 53457 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Loon Count Increases Slightly From Last Year Fish And Game Dept. Asks Anglers To Release Radio Tagged Bass http://nhpr.org/post/fish-and-game-dept-asks-anglers-release-radio-tagged-bass <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game is asking anglers fishing in the </span>Squam<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lakes to immediately release any largemouth and smallmouth bass that were radio-tagged as part of a state study. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;The bass will have a thin wire protruding from their underside and a yellow numbered tag near their dorsal fin. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:47:03 +0000 Associated Press 53456 at http://nhpr.org Fish And Game Dept. Asks Anglers To Release Radio Tagged Bass Paving Work To Begin On U.S. Route 1 In Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/paving-work-begin-us-route-1-portsmouth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is doing night paving work associated with a reconstruction project at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and the U.S. Route 1 Bypass in Portsmouth. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The work is scheduled for Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 14, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The department says drivers traveling through the work zone during these time periods should anticipate traffic shifts and possible alternating traffic during overnight hours. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:14:20 +0000 Associated Press 53455 at http://nhpr.org Mass. Gets New Abortion Clinic Protection Law http://nhpr.org/post/mass-gets-new-abortion-clinic-protection-law Police in Massachusetts will have new powers to disperse crowds around abortion clinics under a new law signed by Governor Deval Patrick Wednesday.<p>The governor signed the bill flanked by the Attorney General and the Senate President, the two most powerful women on Beacon Hill. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:15:21 +0000 Sarah Birnbaum 52886 at http://nhpr.org Unions: Preliminary Vote Count Makes Fairpoint Strike Authorization Likely http://nhpr.org/post/unions-preliminary-vote-count-makes-fairpoint-strike-authorization-likely <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unions representing </span>FairPoint<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Communications workers in northern New England say preliminary vote counts suggest an overwhelming majority of members support authorizing a strike. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Negotiations began in April on a contract that expires Aug. 2. Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont recently held meetings to vote on whether to authorize a strike. Voting has finished in Maine and Vermont, but has been extended in New Hampshire due to storm damage. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:47:48 +0000 Associated Press 52270 at http://nhpr.org Federal Rules Stymie N.H. Easter Seals Efforts To Bid On National Guard Contract http://nhpr.org/post/federal-rules-stymie-nh-easter-seals-efforts-bid-national-guard-contract <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A program that helps New Hampshire National Guard members and their families is caught in a disagreement over whether aiding one group of veterans could end up hurting another. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program has helped 3,000 individuals with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing since 2007. It's run by the Department of Health and Human Services, the New Hampshire National Guard and Easter Seals New Hampshire. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:42:41 +0000 Associated Press 52268 at http://nhpr.org 96 Years Later, WWI Vet's Family Receives His Combat Medals http://nhpr.org/post/96-years-later-wwi-vets-family-receives-his-combat-medals <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The family of a World War I veteran from New Hampshire has been presented with some long-overdue service medals. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank Silva's son, </span>Cmdr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Frank Silva, and daughter, Kathleen Talley, received the Purple Heart and other medals on Friday at the American Legion, Post 37 in </span>Hooksett<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sen. Jeanne Shaheen presented the medals. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:20:52 +0000 Associated Press 52232 at http://nhpr.org 96 Years Later, WWI Vet's Family Receives His Combat Medals "Seek The Peak" Hiking Fundraiser Kicks Off On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/seek-peak-hiking-fundraiser-kicks-mount-washington <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of hikers are heading up the summit of the Northeast's highest peak to raise money for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual "Seek the Peak'' fundraiser at Mount Washington is being held Saturday. The event has raised more than $1.3 million since 2001, helping the observatory maintain its famous weather station atop the summit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:07:09 +0000 Associated Press 52229 at http://nhpr.org "Seek The Peak" Hiking Fundraiser Kicks Off On Mount Washington NASCAR Race Prompts Lane Closures And Changes Today http://nhpr.org/post/nascar-race-prompts-lane-closures-and-changes-today <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lane changes and detours will be common around Concord on Sunday to deal with traffic congestion from the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race in </span>Loudon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, but officials anticipate the most congestion will occur late afternoon and early evening. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Exit 14 ramp on I-93 northbound will be closed from 5 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:08:33 +0000 Associated Press 51830 at http://nhpr.org Waterville Valley To Host N.H. Open http://nhpr.org/post/waterville-valley-host-nh-open <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Waterville Valley Tennis Center is once again hosting the annual New Hampshire Open, scheduled for July 18 to July 20. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 10,000 New Hampshire Open Tennis Championships is set on the 18 red clay court complex of the tennis center. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Athletes include top ranked New England and collegiate players who play the eastern summer tennis circuit. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:17:42 +0000 Associated Press 51413 at http://nhpr.org Waterville Valley To Host N.H. Open Northumberland Expects $278,000 Grant For Emergency Water Main Repair http://nhpr.org/post/northumberland-expects-278000-grant-emergency-water-main-repair <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A North County town is expected to get a $278,000 grant to make repairs to a broken water main suspended from a historic covered bridge across the Ammonoosuc River. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 100-year-old cast iron pipe suspended on the underbelly of the Northumberland Covered Bridge feeds wells and storage tanks. It broke in April, and only temporary fixes have been made. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:42:54 +0000 Associated Press 51045 at http://nhpr.org Data Shows N.H. Has Upped Spending On Disabled Home Care http://nhpr.org/post/data-shows-nh-has-upped-spending-disabled-home-care <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire has increased the amount of Medicaid funding it devotes to home-based care for the disabled since a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave people a choice to live outside institutions.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:56:30 +0000 Associated Press 50923 at http://nhpr.org UNH Touts Unique Compost System http://nhpr.org/post/unh-touts-unique-compost-system <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is celebrating its use of a unique energy recovery composting system. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNH is believed to be the only university in the nation with such a compost facility, which captures generated heat for water that can be pumped to reservoirs and used for wash water, provide pre-heated water for a boiler or be used in heating systems. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:49:46 +0000 Associated Press 50645 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan, N.H. Business Delegation On Trade Mission To Turkey http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-nh-business-delegation-trade-mission-turkey <div>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Maggie Hassan and a group of New Hampshire business representatives are on a trade mission in Turkey. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, says Hassan's presence will help open doors to businesses seeking to connect with Turkish businesses. He says Turkey has emerged as an important market and is New Hampshire's 12th largest trading partner. New Hampshire sent $79 million in goods and services to Turkey last year. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:47:36 +0000 Associated Press 50644 at http://nhpr.org