A woman who saved a fisherman from drowning is among those being honored this year as heroes by the Red Cross in New Hampshire.
A "Heroes Breakfast" being held Thursday in Manchester is part of a nationwide effort to honor outstanding individuals or groups in the state who performed acts of courage or gave their time in order to benefit others.
Kellie Barr-Foster of Barrington was rock climbing when she heard a man yell for help from Stonehouse Pond in October. She swam to him and pulled him to shore.
Complaints have surfaced again from customers of a New Hampshire home heating oil company about delays in fuel deliveries and in contacting the business, including a school in Alton where 150 students went much of one day without any heat.
Superintendent Bill Lander in Alton tells WMUR-TV he called Fred Fuller Oil 10 times Monday and either got a busy signal or no answer. Once, the number was disconnected.
The district was eventually able to get through to the Hudson-based company and get oil.
A state Senate committee has recommended passage of a gas tax increase in New Hampshire.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of the increase.
The 18 cent tax would rise about 4 cents per gallon in July under the bill. It has not been increased since 1991 and is the lowest in New England. That increase is projected to raise $32 million annually for road improvements and the Department of Transportation.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill March 13.
The attorney general's office is advising against issuing identification cards this summer to New Hampshire residents eligible to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana for medicinal purposes under a new state law.
A University of New Hampshire study shows that by the time most people turn 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives. Researchers spoke with 34 members of an active retirement community, ages 59 to 92. Participants were asked to tell their life stories in 30 minutes. One week later, participants divided their life stories into self-defined "chapters.'' Researchers found a pronounced "reminiscence bump'' between ages 17 and 24, when many people defined chapters of their life story, beginning and ending.
Italian railway police say a college student from New Hampshire who was missing for two days in Rome had been hit by a train. Police didn't release the identity of the student whose body was found in a rail tunnel Thursday. But Trinity College Rome Campus officials said Saturday the student was Bates College junior John Durkin. The 21-year-old from Rye, N.H., was in a study abroad program. Durkin had last been seen around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Campo de' Fiori, a historic square lined with pubs popular with students.
New Hampshire employers could not prohibit their workers from discussing how much they are paid under a bill passed by the House.
The House voted 183-125 Wednesday to send the Senate a bill that allows employers to pay workers different amounts based on such factors as seniority, merit, production and education. Supporters argue the bill is a step toward ensuring men and women are paid equally for comparable work.