A 56-year-old tourist was killed in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle Thursday evening near Fremont, according to a news release from Fish and Game.
The victim was identified as Dulce Compres-Nunez of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Fish and Game said she was a passenger on an ATV driven by 23-year-old Yefrey Perez of Methuen, Mass. Perez lost control and struck a tree. Both riders were wearing helmets. Perez suffered minor injuries.
The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. the Rockingham Recreational Trail near South Road in Fremont.
It's the most unusually-shaped trees in the forest that fire the human imagination. After all, the misshapen, warped, multi-trunked, split and hollowed trees have long been favored as homes by woodland cartoon figments: elves, dwarfs and ogres - not to mention Pooh bears, Piglets and wise old owls.
To learn more about the state's approach to curbing abuse of prescription drugs, All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with Dr. Seddon Savage, who serves on the state's Call to Action prescription drug task force. That multidisciplinary group is developing New Hampshire's prescription drug monitoring program.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Bi-State Primary Care Association, a non-profit network of health centers, will receive federal grant money to help consumers sign up for coverage under the new health law.
Federal officials announced Thursday a total of $67 million in grants to more than 105 groups around the country.
Bi-State Primary Care Association will receive $430,000, while Planned Parenthood will get $145,000.
With any black market, it's impossible to track the full extent of its reach. One way to estimate the relative quantity of various drugs in the city is to track undercover drug buys and seizures by the police department. This system of measurement, however, is an imperfect science; large busts (see: cocaine, 2009) skew numbers for a particular year, throwing off the curve, and budgetary and tactical considerations can restrict potential drug buys.
Unlike maple sugaring or beekeeping, wine making is not a typical agricultural pastime in New Hampshire.
But new techniques in viticulture, along with classic Yankee persistence, are making local wine production a larger part of New Hampshire’s agricultural mix.
According to the New Hampshire Winery Association, the state now has 30 wineries, double the number here in 2005. New Hampshire wine is no longer a rarity in local grocery and liquor stores, farmers markets and restaurants.
David Kwiatkowski entered the federal courtroom in shackles, wearing a Strafford County Department of Corrections jumpsuit. The 34-year defendant looked heavier than last July, when he was arrested on 14 federal charges, including tampering with a consumer product and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
When asked by the judge why he changed his plea, the clean shaven Kwiatkowski said, “Because I’m guilty.”
The appointment of Malawi bishop Dr. James Tengatenga as dean of Dartmouth College’s Tucker Foundation has been rescinded, amid criticism of Tengatenga’s previous statements against homosexuality.
Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon said in a statement that the growing concern over Tengatenga’s appointment made him rethink the decision to hire the Anglican bishop to lead the college’s social justice foundation.
That’s the message from the Department of Health and Human Services, after the three managed care organizations were able to show their provider networks can meet the needs of the state’s Medicaid patients.
Commissioner Nick Toumpas says managed care will go live Dec. 1.
That will be the first day of coverage of the state’s 130,000 Medicaid patients, who will now have to choose between the three managed care vendors.
The state approved a $2.2 billion contract for managed care last summer, the largest contract in state history.
Governor Maggie Hassan says concerns raised about Senate President Peter Bragdon heading the Local Government Center should be "carefully and thoroughly addressed."
Her office released a statement today, in which Hassan's spokesman called Bragdon's appointment "uncharted territory," given the numerous issues that come before the Legislature that deal with the LGC and its members.
Meanwhile, the state Democratic Party wants to know more about the LGC's hiring of Bragdon as its executive director.
A study on the emerald ash borer found the beetle in 12 out of 195 sites in New Hampshire.
When an emerald ash borer was found in Concord this spring, it spurred further inspections at nearly 200 sites concentrated in Merrimack County. The borer is an invasive species that kills ash trees, and UNH Cooperative Extension Forester Karen Bennett says it poses a risk for N.H. forests.