New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan is urging a stronger diplomatic response to North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday.
Speaking at an event in Newport Wednesday, Sen. Hassan said she’s worried about President Trump's ability to handle the crisis. "I am very concerned that the President seems to think that diplomacy is something you can do via Twitter," she said.
Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, “So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!”
Staff at the Newport Health Center shared their concerns about the Senate healthcare bill with New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan Wednesday.
The center provides people in the Newport area with basic healthcare, including primary and pre-natal care, x-rays and lab services. After a quick tour, Sen. Hassan sat down with administrators and staffers to discuss the current healthcare debate. No one voiced support for the Republican plan, but many criticized the current system.
Lead tests will be required for all students entering kindergarten and pre-k in Claremont schools this fall.
The district is believed to be the first in New Hampshire to require the screenings for students.
Claremont is one of several communities where health officials recommend that all children be screened, largely because of its older housing stock. Lead paint can be poisonous to children even in tiny amounts.
The sale of FairPoint to Illinois-based Consolidated Communications is expected to close on Monday.
FairPoint is the largest telephone service provider in northern New England and a provider of broadband in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. The company went bankrupt in 2009. It reorganized but continued to lose money.
Consolidated announced plans to buy the company in December for about 1.5 billion dollars.
The Grafton Superior Court will hear a motion to dismiss a much-publicized case involving a swastika-printed flour sack in an antiques store in Littleton, New Hampshire Tuesday.
In November, Katherine Ferrier took a picture of the flour sack and posted it to Facebook, writing as part of a long post, "How do you think it’s okay to hang this thing here, front and center, given everything it stands for?"
Changes are coming to the streets in Walpole Saturday, including new traffic patterns, bikeways and walkways. It's all temporary - part of an effort to show how relatively small design changes can create a safer space for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages.
"I grew up riding my bike pretty much everywhere," said Cheryl Mayberry, who sits on the town's select board. "These days, there's not a lot of safe places for parents and kids to get out and ride around or walk comfortably."
River Valley Community College, based in Claremont, is launching two new programs in computer science and information technology. The move is an attempt by the college to better tailor its offerings to the needs of local employers.
"There are actually companies that are very, very concerned about not finding the right talent in the state," said Ali Rafieymehr, interim president and vice president of academic affairs at RVCC.
What’s notable about Margie Emmons' kayak tours is not necessarily what you can see on the tour, it’s what you can’t.
On a recent morning, Emmons led a small group of women on a tour of the Moore Reservoir, just west of Littleton, New Hampshire. Two towns - one on the Vermont side and one in New Hampshire - used to stand in this spot. The remains of both flooded after New England Power built the Moore Dam in the 1950s.
Joanne Conroy, a hospital executive in Burlington, Mass., will be the next CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Conroy will take over the role in August after the departure of James Weinstein.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is the state's largest health system, with about 12,000 employees and 24 clinics in New Hampshire and Vermont. Conroy, an anesthesiologist, will be the first woman to lead the Lebanon-based system.
Four panelists -- three of them veterans -- answered questions about their personal experiences navigating gender and sexuality issues at a public discussion at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont on Wednesday.
The event was part of a broader effort by the VA to let veterans know they can be honest about their gender and sexuality and still access medical care within the VA system.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stopped at the Bass Pro Shop in Hooksett Tuesday afternoon, appearing with Governor Chris Sonunu and State Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau.
Standing in front of a giant fish tank, his podium flanked by a stuffed racoon, Zinke signed a ceremonial $1.1 billion check for fish and wildlife conservation programs. These funds are distributed to states each year. In New Hampshire, they make up about a quarter of the Fish and Game department's budget.
The Lebanon City Council voted Wednesday to amend the city's master plan, removing references to natural gas as a favored energy source. The move is largely symbolic, but it reflects growing concern around the environmental impact of natural gas.
Residents in the Upper Valley are organizing to fight a proposal by Liberty Utilities for a new natural gas facility and pipeline running through Lebanon and Hanover. The state Public Utilities Commission is slated to hear that proposal in September.
Dartmouth College is reaffirming its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions following President Donald Trump's decision to pull out from the Paris climate agreement.
On Monday, Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon joined the presidents of eleven other schools in signing a letter underlining a commitment to sustainability, including more quickly transitioning to low-carbon energy sources.
The EPA has awarded $200,000 for the redevelopment of an old paper mill site along the Connecticut River.
Figuring out what to do with old mill buildings is an ongoing - and expensive - challenge for many New England towns. This site, the old Robertson Mill, actually sits on an island in the Connecticut River, right between New Hampshire and Bellows Falls, Vermont. You can hear the nearby falls from here on the property.
"It’s one of the old mill buildings that this town, really...a lot of this economy was built upon."
About 50 people showed up for a public forum with the Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello in West Lebanon Tuesday night.
Since the November election, residents have been approaching the mayor and city councilors with questions around immigration enforcement by local law enforcement, according to Councilor Karen Liot Hill. “A lot of people seem to be really concerned about what might happen -- not necessarily what was happening, but what might happen in the future,” she said.
The forum aimed to address some of those concerns.
The Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse joined New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster in Hanover Tuesday afternoon. They spoke as part of a discussion on the opioid crisis hosted by Dartmouth College.
Kuster took advantage of the opportunity to criticize President Trump’s proposed cuts to Medicaid. “We all know the importance of access to treatment for addressing this crisis," she said. "I will continue to hold this administration accountable for their actions in addressing the opioid epidemic.”
State officials have set traps for four bears in the Hanover area after two of the animals recently entered a home there. Once caught, the bears will be shot, according to Mark Ellingwood, Wildlife Division Chief for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.