Those of you who keep a close eye on the Peregrine Falcon cam in Manchester, will be well acquainted with the saga these birds have undergone this year. If you're not, NH Audubon's Chris Martin has a quick recap and explains the latest developments, as he bands this year's chick.
The State Conservation Committee is taking applications for $285,000 in conservation grants made possible by sales of the state's "Moose Plate."
When drivers' register their vehicles, they can spend an extra $30 for the moose plate. All funds raised through the program go to promotion, protect and invest in New Hampshire's natural, historical and cultural resources.
At the first public meeting since it was announced the New Hampshire Institute of Art was engaged in merger discussions with Southern New Hampshire University, faculty, staff and students voiced their concerns.
In the NHIA auditorium, filled with about fifty people, reactions to the prospect of a merger with SNHU ranged from cautiously optimistic to skeptical. Like faculty member Sean Beavers.
“I just have a lot of concerns and I see no benefit.”
“Our country is a nation on the make,” according to historian Walter McDougall. He says we’re builders, dreamers, go-getters, inventers and organizers, so much so that "hustling" has become an indelible part of the American character and American history. He means it in all senses of the word, even going back as far as colonists's first arrival on American soil.
The crowd was smaller at Scamman Farm in Stratham than it was two years ago, when Mitt Romney kicked off his campaign for president. But supporters were enthusiastic in the almost 100 degree heat, as Romney told them a vote for Scott Brown is a vote against the man who beat him in 2012.
I know the president is not on the ballot this November, but the people of New Hampshire have a chance to vote at what they think of the president’s agenda. And they’ll do that by saying what they will about the president’s number one supporter, Jeanne Shaheen.
One of the most prominent voices in New Hampshire journalism will now lead the committee awarding one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.
The new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, which also recognize excellence in literature and the arts, is Mike Pride. He served as editor of the Concord Monitor for 25 years, and spent five years before that as managing editor. During that time, the paper won numerous national and regional awards, including a Pulitzer Prise for feature photography in 2008. Mike Pride joins me now to talk about his new job:
Campaigning in Concord today, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen took aim at the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for some for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to their employees on religious grounds.
At a roundtable lunch with a half-dozen women, Shaheen warned that the ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby restarts a bitter fight -- across the country and in the U.S. Senate -- over women’s health care.
A New Hampshire Marine Patrol boat circled the waters of Great Bay, while State troopers flanked a Massachusetts State Police strategic vehicle. They were there to urge motorists in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts to drive responsibly. NH State Police major Chris Aucoin said that this weekend they’ll be looking for speeding motorists as well as those who are under the influence.
“It continues to be an ongoing phenomena that is killing people on our highways, in addition to distracted driving.”
Backyard pyrotechnics are a favorite—and legal—way for Granite Staters to celebrate the 4th of July. And the fireworks lobby—yes, there really is a lobby for everything—has been fighting to not only keep them legal, but to deregulate them.
Two years ago this week in Pelham, a homeowner piled up nearly 350 mortar shells on his deck. And when sparks from a stray spinner landed on them, they exploded and more than a dozen people were injured. In 2011, the legislature had legalized those two types of fireworks.