Newscast http://nhpr.org en UNH Hockey Coach Indicted On Assault Charges http://nhpr.org/post/unh-hockey-coach-indicted-assault-charges <p>Former UNH womens’ hockey coach Brian McCloskey has been indicted on three counts of simple assault against a player on his team.</p><p></p><p>The state is also charging McCloskey of criminal threatening.&nbsp; The indictment states McCloskey placed his body on top of the players, pulled her backward by her jersey, and pushed and/or pulled her by her helmet while shouting at her.</p><p></p><p>The University fired McCloskey in December following an investigation into a November game against Ohio State.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:15:24 +0000 Emily Corwin 52411 at http://nhpr.org UNH Reports Record Fundraising Year http://nhpr.org/post/unh-reports-record-fundraising-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire raised a record $49.2 million in private donations last year, with the largest gift accounting for about 40 percent of the total.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The results for the fiscal year ending June 30 were 35 percent above the previous year's record of $35.8 million.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:33:02 +0000 Associated Press 52418 at http://nhpr.org UNH Reports Record Fundraising Year N.H. Drops From First To Fourth In Kids Count Ranking http://nhpr.org/post/nh-drops-first-fourth-kids-count-ranking <p>New Hampshire has slid to fourth place on a national ranking of places to raise children.</p><p>After decades in first place, the Granite State slid to fourth in the Kids Count Index, compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with Massachusetts, Vermont, and Iowa now holding the top spots.</p><p>The drop was attributed to an increase in child poverty, up from 9 percent to 16 percent between 2005 and 2012.</p><p>Increases in homes with single parents and where the parents lack secure employment also factored into the decline.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:06:40 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 52353 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Conducts Loon Count To Gauge Health Of Bird http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-conducts-loon-count-gauge-health-bird <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Experts estimate there are nearly 300 adult loons living on Vermont's lakes and ponds, up from just a couple dozen 30 years ago.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">On Saturday, more than 200 volunteers spread out across Vermont for the annual loon survey.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:04:55 +0000 Associated Press 52352 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Conducts Loon Count To Gauge Health Of Bird 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 Heavy Rain Brings Flash Flood Watch For Wednesday http://nhpr.org/post/heavy-rain-brings-flash-flood-watch-wednesday <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">11:11 AM:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.5;">The wet weather isn’t over yet for New Hampshire.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A flash flood watch remains in effect through Wednesday night for most of the state.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:31:55 +0000 Associated Press 52026 at http://nhpr.org Everett Turnpike Toll Collecting To End In Merrimack http://nhpr.org/post/everett-turnpike-toll-collecting-end-merrimack <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Toll-collecting at a stop in Merrimack&nbsp;will soon become a thing of the past.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state Department of Transportation is ending collections as of Friday night at Exit 12 on the Everett Turnpike.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:59:10 +0000 Associated Press 51951 at http://nhpr.org Everett Turnpike Toll Collecting To End In Merrimack $2.2M In Drinking Water Grants Available For Southern N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/22m-drinking-water-grants-available-southern-nh <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says there is $2.2 million available this fall for grants to protect drinking water in the southern part of the state.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:56:53 +0000 Associated Press 51950 at http://nhpr.org $2.2M In Drinking Water Grants Available For Southern N.H. State Investigating Possible Labor Violations At Unity School Construction Project http://nhpr.org/post/state-investigating-possible-labor-violations-unity-school-construction-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state is investigating companies working to finish the elementary school in Unity over allegations that some subcontractors are using workers living in the country illegally.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:52:34 +0000 Associated Press 51949 at http://nhpr.org Busy Weekend For N.H. Mountain Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/busy-weekend-nh-mountain-rescues <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">It's been a busy weekend for rescue crews in New Hampshire's mountains.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:32:32 +0000 Associated Press 51862 at http://nhpr.org Busy Weekend For N.H. Mountain Rescues 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 New England Governors To Meet With Canadian Premiers http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-governors-meet-canadian-premiers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The premiers of the Eastern Canadian provinces and governors of the New England states are scheduled to meet in New Hampshire for an annual conference to discuss how the neighbors can cooperate.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Energy and economic collaboration are the main topics at Sunday and Monday's conference at the Mount Washington Resort.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:36:35 +0000 Associated Press 51814 at http://nhpr.org New England Governors To Meet With Canadian Premiers