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The University of New Hampshire is teaming up with a school district to provide fresh vegetables to students every week.

Beginning this month, the UNH Thompson School of Applied Science is supplying students in the Oyster River Cooperative School District with vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce. The vegetables are grown hydroponically in greenhouses.

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Gov. Chris Sununu says President Donald Trump's tax plan would improve the lives of residents in the state.

Sununu said the plan would provide tax breaks and retains benefits that would encourage work, higher education, retirement security, and stop corporations from shipping jobs overseas.

He also said it would make the nation more competitive by lowering the highest business tax rate in the developed world, creating new jobs and higher wages.

Sununu said it also would simplify the tax code and make it fairer by eliminating loopholes.

New Hampshire lawmakers are getting more information about their options as they consider the fate of the state's expanded Medicaid program.

Medicaid expansion, made possible through President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, subsidizes health care for low-income people. Federal officials recently expressed concern that the state may be out of compliance with federal rules because it relied on voluntary contributions from insurance companies and hospitals to cover some of the state's costs to put people on private insurance.

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Ten years after a paper mill shut down in the village of Groveton, New Hampshire, a Vermont manufacturer has taken root and has 92 people at work.

Last year, NSA Industries of St. Johnsbury, a metal fabrication company, signed a long-term lease to rent 73,000 square feet (6781 sq. meters) of space on the site of the former Wausau Paper Mill in Groveton.

NSA Industries bought $3 million in equipment, and plans to double that. It also plans to hire about a dozen more people.

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Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation are again pushing for a full-service veterans hospital.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has said that a task force he appointed would develop a plan to provide "full services" in New Hampshire.

But Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan and others in the delegation worry the VA is backing away from that plan.

A subsequent announcement on the task force emphasizes the hospital should "best meet the needs" of the state's veterans.

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Democratic New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are holding a news conference to highlight what they call the "devastating impact" that the latest GOP health care bill would have on state residents.

The senators say there are provisions that would make health insurance unaffordable for millions. They want Republicans to instead restart bipartisan negotiations on health care.

They're holding a news conference at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester on Monday morning.

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New Hampshire's political and law enforcement leaders are coming together to promote early education to prevent substance misuse.

Officials with Spark NH, a nonpartisan early childhood advisory council, say public support for prevention programs is growing given the state's opioid crisis, but most discussions focus on middle school or later. The group is partnering with Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard and state and congressional officials to highlight the importance of programs and services for younger children.

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A federal audit of how New Hampshire manages federal education funds has found six areas of significant concern.

The U.S. Department of Education completed a fiscal review of how the state education department administers federal grants last fall, reviewing 19 areas. In its recently issued report, auditors rated the state satisfactory on eight measures and said it is meeting requirements, but should make improvements, in five other areas.

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Police in New Hampshire say they've removed a truck from the bottom of a river that is related to the 1998 disappearance of a 26-year-old man.

New Hampshire State Police confirmed the 1996 Ford Ranger discovered at the bottom of the Androscoggin River near Errol Tuesday was the vehicle driven by Tony Imondi. Officials say they found skeletal remains in the truck that have been sent to the medical examiner for identification.

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Middle-class families would get a $1,000 tax credit under a bill being introduced by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan.

Hassan, a Democrat, says her Middle Class Tax Break Act would apply to families who have earned income up to $200,000. It would also provide a $500 tax credit for individuals with earned income up to $100,000.

Hassan says giving a tax cut to middle class families will help drive economic growth. She also has co-sponsored legislation to expand the earned income tax credit and child tax credit, and a measure to help people refinance student loan debt.

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New Hampshire lawmakers are holding a public hearing to discuss a recent audit of the state's community college system that highlighted numerous concerns about financial operations and other areas.

In a report issued in August, auditors said the system had no clear policy on how to allocate state funding and couldn't justify why one school got nearly three times the amount of money per pupil than another.

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Dartmouth College officials say they've bought five properties around the school's lab waste site.

The Valley News reports  the sales have resulted from the college's bid to stabilize a market concerned by fears of contamination. Rennie Farm is where the college's medical school buried thousands of pounds of lab animals about 50 years ago.

The value assurance program, as Dartmouth's real estate initiative is known, allows landowners to apply for reimbursement when they sell their property below market value.

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Areas around Concord Municipal Airport will be deliberately burned this fall to benefit New Hampshire's state butterfly.

The state Fish and Game Department says the controlled burn will happen sometime before Nov. 15 depending on the weather. The goal is to maintain the grassy open areas of the Concord Pine Barrens that are a crucial habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly.

Officials say precautions will be taken to limit smoke and ensure the burn stays within the conservation zones at the airport.

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Police in New Hampshire are working to find who strung up barbed wire across a neighborhood trail in Pelham.

Pelham police say the way the wire was wrapped led them to believe it was intentional, as it was also found deep in middle of the trail. WMUR-TV reports  police believe the barbed wire was set up sometime between last Thursday and Sunday.

Pelham Police Sgt. Glen Chase says it serves no purpose other than to injure someone. He says it would have been "catastrophic" if a jogger ran into it.

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Police in New Hampshire say that an executive and mechanics with Ford Motor Co. were in Manchester this week to help with carbon monoxide issues in police SUV cruisers.

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said Wednesday that his department had a second incident with elevated carbon monoxide levels in a Ford vehicle this week. WMUR-TV reports  that the Manchester Police Department has about two dozen Fords in its fleets.

Last week, Officer Kyle Daly was briefly hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure after fumes were detected in his vehicle on Sept. 4.

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Gov. Chris Sununu  says he will introduce legislation to rename a bridge in Portsmouth after former Republican Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin.

Griffin says she thought the Republican governor was joking when he mentioned it to her, and she is overwhelmed with joy by the gesture. The Portsmouth Herald reports  in addition to serving as executive councilor, Griffin also served in the New Hampshire Senate and House of Representatives during her decades-long political career.

Town councilors in Durham are holding off on a new resolution to create a new town holiday honoring European explorers and Native Americans on the same day as Columbus Day.

Durham's town council was considering a proposal Monday to create "The Age of Exploration and Indigenous Peoples' Day" on the second Monday in October - effectively replacing Columbus Day. Town Council Chairperson Kitty Marple motioned to table discussion until the next meeting on Sept. 18, citing the late hour.

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If you have stopped by a farmers' market in New Hampshire, you are not alone.

Several surveys from the University of New Hampshire, state agriculture officials and others found that 84 percent of 500 participants surveyed had shopped at a farmers' market and that most said they shopped there to either support local businesses or buy good quality products.

The key draw for shoppers was the quality, variety, market hours and location. The 16 percent of shoppers who had never been to a market, said they didn't have one near them or had no information about them.

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A report by the Department of Veterans Affairs concludes that stroke patients at its Manchester facility received substandard care, including a failure to transfer them to another facility that could provide the necessary tests and treatment.

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Police say they are in contact with a man wanted in connection with a shooting near a New Hampshire high school.

Manchester Police Lt. Brian O'Keefe says the shooting was reported Thursday morning and led to a temporary lockdown of Central High School. WMUR-TV reports  the victim of the shooting was found several blocks away from the initially reported area.

The victim had a torso gunshot wound and is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officials say they are in contact with the suspected shooter by phone, but they haven't located him.

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Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan is planning to discuss her efforts to strengthen the state's community-based mental health system at this year's Manchester VA Medical Center's mental health summit.

Attendees also will be spending Tuesday discussing the eradication of veteran suicides while addressing access to health care in specialty populations.

Specialty topics will include substance abuse, aging, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women veterans.

The summit is being held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

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Bus driver shortages in New Hampshire have forced one school district to delay the start to the school year.

WMUR-TV reports elementary and middle school students in Wakefield will start Sept. 11, a week later than scheduled. School business administrator Terry Wiggin says the district has 14 bus routes but only three drivers.

High school students have been directed to report to the Paul School if they need bus transportation.

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Voters in a New Hampshire city will be able to determine whether the gambling game Keno should be played in restaurants and bars.

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New Hampshire's attorney general is asking people to be cautious before donating to help those who are in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Hillary Clinton is returning to New Hampshire to sign copies of her new book, "What Happened."

The former Democratic presidential nominee will be at Gibson's bookstore in Concord on Dec. 5. Tickets to the event cost $30 and include one copy of the book. They go on sale Sept. 5.

Clinton lost the 2016 Democratic primary in New Hampshire to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the state picked her over Donald Trump in the general election.

One of New Hampshire's last drive-in movie theaters is going to be sold for $2.5 million to a businessman with plans for condominiums and commercial development in its place.

The Laconia Sun reports Patricia Baldi has owned the Weirs drive-In since 1974. She said the land is more valuable than the business, which is open about 12 weeks a year.

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Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in.

Campus police issued a statement late Wednesday saying Christopher Cantwell of Keene was taken into custody at the police department in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Cantwell was wanted on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a "caustic substance," explosive or fire.

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A white nationalist wanted for crimes authorities say were committed on the campus of the University of Virginia a day before a deadly rally says he'll turn himself in to authorities.

University of Virginia police say Christopher Cantwell of Keene is wanted on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a "caustic substance," explosive or fire.

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Officials are investigating what caused an early morning fire that heavily damaged a popular New England seafood restaurant.

Firefighters got a call shortly before 3 a.m. about the fire at Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Seabrook firefighter Barry Sargent says the fire destroyed the rear of the building and kitchen and caused smoke and water damage to the dining room. No one was injured.

The iconic lobster pound on the coast has been open since 1950. The owners say they will be back in business as soon as possible.

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The state has added three churches to the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources has announced that Nashua's St. Francis Xavier Church, Farmington's First Congregational Church and the Federal-style Congregational Church in Wentworth have been added to the list.

St. Francis was built in 1898 for the industrial city's growing Franco-American community. Built in a Norman Gothic Revival style, it's considered the most ambitious church designed by Timothy O'Connell.

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