News

Pages

NH News
5:33 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

N.H. State Police Team To Assist N.J. Disaster Relief Efforts

The damage left in the wake of super-storm Sandy has New Jersey scrambling to recover. New Hampshire State Police are sending a 12-member team to help with the clean-up efforts in New Jersey.

Read more
Elections 2012
12:04 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

McCormick Elected Coos County Attorney

John G. McCormick has been elected Coos County Attorney, according to results released by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

McCormick, of Lancaster, got 9,051 votes compared to 4,722 for Phillip J. Beiner who is from Berlin.

McCormick has been the assistant county attorney for five years, working with County Attorney Robert Mekeel, who did not seek re-election and left office on Wednesday.

McCormick received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University.

NH News
10:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Shaheen, Ayotte Honor Veterans

Just in time for Veterans Day, the families of two World War II veterans from New Hampshire are being presented with medals honoring the service of their loved ones.

Read more
The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - November 12, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a special Veteran’s day show from Peace Talks radio on two soldiers who return to Vietnam to try and heal from their decades old PTSD. Then the story of the Bhutanese, they’re our state’s largest refugee group, we’ll learn more about their stories.  And our relationship with China, from important trading partner to political villain. E-mail us at NHPR dot org, and join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9 and again at 8 p m....here on NHPR!

The Exchange
9:04 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Live In Keene with Dayton Duncan (Rebroadcast)

If you don't know the name, Dayton Duncan, you'll most likely be familiar with his work. He's an award winning writer and filmmaker who has been Ken Burn's right hand man for decades. The two have collaborated on multi-hour films on topics that have ranged from Lewis and Clark to the Civil War to Baseball to our National Parks. Last Fall, I spoke with Duncan before a live audience in Keene about his long time collaboration with filmmaker Ken Burns, what it takes to put together these multi-hour collaborations and gained some insights on some of his latest projects. 

Read more
Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

NH This Weekend: S.N.O.B.

Amy Diaz, Editor of the Hippo, talks with Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley about the S.N.O.B. film festival in Concord and also a screening of a film documenting the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen at the Currier in Manchester.


Read more
Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Forest vs. Tree Cover

We were all duped by media reports this summer that NH had exceeded Maine for the highest percentage of forest cover in the US. Apparently, we're just not "seeing the forest for the trees." 

A classic “apples to oranges” comparison reported New Hampshire’s “89% tree cover” now qualifies us as the “most-forested” state in the nation.

FACT #1: A USDA Northern Forest Research and Syracuse University study determined NH tree cover is 89% - and yes, that is higher overall than Maine’s percent tree cover.

Read more
Education
5:59 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Lawmakers Approve Extra Charter School Funding

For the past few months a number of proposed charter schools in New Hampshire have been in a sort of limbo, unable to formally apply to the state because of funding concerns in the Board of Education. Today the legislative fiscal committee took a step that might move the issue forward.

Brady Carlson: So Sam, for folks who haven’t been paying attention, bring us up to speed on the charter school situation.

Read more
Consumer Protection
4:32 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

A.G. Fraud Unit Proposal Stalls Again

The creation of a new fraud unit at the state Attorney General’s office has stalled again.  Thursday, the Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a request to approve funding for it. 

The governor and Executive Council have approved the unit, which would be funded by the state’s mortgage settlement with big banks.  But the Republican-dominated committee has resisted allocating money to it, saying it would ultimately add staff to the government payroll.  But the AG’s Consumer Protection Bureau Chief James Boffetti says a fraud unit is needed.

Read more
Elections 2012
2:17 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Coos Voting: Kuster and Bass

In Coos County Democrat Ann McLane Kuster got a boost from Berlin and Gorham, helping her to defeat incumbent Republican Charlie Bass.

According figures released by the Secretary of State Kuster got 2,413 votes in Berlin, almost 1,000 more than Bass.

In Gorham she got 866 votes compared to 564 for Bass.

Other Coos towns that favored Kuster included Milan, Northumberland, Randolph, Stratford and Stark.

Bass took towns including Colebrook, Columbia, Dalton, Errol, Lancaster and Whitefield.

Elections 2012
2:06 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Coos County: Voted for Obama, Hassan

President Obama and gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan were the winners in Coos County on Tuesday.

According to official results now available from the New Hampshire Secretary of State  Obama received 9,095 votes in Coos compared to 6,342 for Mitt Romney.

Towns that voted for Romney included Clarksville; Colebrook; Columbia; Errol; Jefferson; Pittsburg and Stewartstown.

But those victories were offset by areas including Berlin where Romney had 1,248 votes compared to Obama’s 2,863.

Read more
NH News
1:39 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Former Shipyard Worker Pleads Guilty To Arson

A civilian worker at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has pled guilty to two counts of arson. The Portland, Maine US Attorneys office says 24-year old Casey Fury set fire to the USS Miami on May 23rd, causing extensive damage to the attack submarine.

Five first responders were injured fighting the first blaze.

Fury was hired as a sandblaster and painter at the shipyard.

The parties have agreed to recommend a federal prison sentence of between 15 and 19 years.

Politics
12:13 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Continuing Coverage: Elections 2012

A look at the NHPR newsroom's coverage of Elections 2012:

-Audio postcard of reaction to first presidential debate

-Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan profile

-Campaigning in the 1st Congressional District

-A look at the campaign's health issues

-How abortion plays a role in the 2nd Congressional District

-Profile of a controversial House Speaker

-Republicans campaign in days leading up to the election

-Victory on election night for Governor Hassan

-Live election night coverage

Read more
North Country
10:18 am
Thu November 8, 2012

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR


 

Events compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

Read more
Elections 2012
10:12 am
Thu November 8, 2012

All Three N.H. Ballot Measures Fail

New Hampshire voters showed a reluctance to change the state constitution in Tuesday’s election, rejecting one amendment that would have banned a personal income tax and another that would have given the legislature more control over the judiciary.

Read more

Pages