A century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, a public monument is being dedicated to the New Hampshire woman often credited with influencing his decision. Sarah Josepha Hale was born in Newport, where a bronze memorial is being dedicated Saturday. A magazine editor, abolitionist and champion of women's causes, Hale also devoted years of her life to lobbying for Thanksgiving. Her letter writing campaign paid off in 1863, when Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for a national day of Thanksgiving each fourth Thursday in November.
The new president of Dartmouth College says progress is being made on two pressing campus safety issues: high-risk drinking and sexual assault. Philip Hanlon, who was inaugurated in September, told faculty members this week that the number of students treated for extreme intoxication --blood alcohol content above .25 percent--dropped from 80 in 2011 to 31 last year. Just five were treated this fall, compared to 29 in the fall of 2010.
An independent arbitrator has overturned the termination of a University of New Hampshire associate professor, saying there was not just cause for UNH's actions. In May, UNH said Marco Dorfsman, who teaches Spanish, admitted to intentionally lowering the student evaluations of another faculty member. Dorfsman grieved UNH's decision and the matter went to the arbitrator, Gary Altman, who overturned it but recommended that Dorfsman be disciplined.
New Hampshire has issued an order allowing nearly 3,000 residents with health insurance through the state's high risk pool to keep their coverage until alternatives are fully available under the federal health care overhaul law. The high risk pool serves 2,750 residents who otherwise may have trouble obtaining insurance. It was scheduled to shut down Dec. 31 because after that, insurers must issue polices without regard to health status.
MoCo Arts wants to change people's lives through creative expression and exposure to the arts. One of its students, Peter Fedrizzi, started dancing when he was 13, after a friend suggested he might have a natural ability for it.
"We were lying around one afternoon and I was stretching my feet, and she looked at them and said, 'Peter, people will kill for your feet in dance. You should try ballet.'"
State prosecutors say Lorin C. Schneider of Carver, Massachusetts cast a ballot he shouldn't have in Manchester.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Labonte says Schnieder once lived in Manchester, and came to the attention of authorities after he was seen voting in Ward 9 by someone who knew him, and knew he lived out of state.
According to Labonte, this wasn’t the first time Schneider wrongfully voted here.
"We also believe additional charges will be brought for voting in past elections, the 2012 presidential primary and the 2008 general election."
At the height of the recession, the Class of 2011 was taking PSATs and perusing college brochures. What is it like to make plans for your future in a country whose economic future is uncertain?
To find out, we talk to four former students of Pembroke Academy: Matthew Lindsay, junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sarah Kelley, junior at University of New Hampshire; Hannah David, junior at University of New Hampshire; and Kali Mara, senior at Plymouth State University
In a troubled economy, New Hampshire’s baby boomers are holding onto their jobs while 20-somethings start their careers. Granite State businesses are looking at how—and whether—to accommodate generational differences among their employees.
Millennials are in their teens to early thirties, and they often get a bad rap for being tough to work with. On YouTube, a fake training video, “Millennials in the Workplace,” has gone viral in recent months.
Numbers were provided by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning. Forecast projections were calculated by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.