The city of Lebanon has joined the growing list of New Hampshire communities signing on to the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.
The Lebanon City Council vote was unanimous Wednesday night. Councilors acknowledge that the move doesn't mean any practical changes for the city -- they already have policies on the books to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas footprint.
The Vilas Bridge spans the Connecticut River with two delicate arches, but it’s seen nearly a century of wear. In some spots, where the concrete has cracked and fallen away, you can see the structure’s metal skeleton, rusting in plain air.
Hanover has seized three properties from a longtime resident, David Vincelette, after he failed to pay taxes dating back to 2014.
Vincelette is a well known figure in Hanover, and there’s been long-running tension between him and the town. His land is next to a popular nature preserve. Last year, town workers put up a fence along the boundary in an attempt to keep some of Vincelette’s items, like wood pellets and machinery, from spilling over onto town property.
Mark Horne, the man that a Plainfield mother and son were allegedly plotting to pay to kill the son's ex-wife, continues to serve with Plainfield's volunteer fire department. The mother and son, Pauline Chase and Maurice Temple, allegedly had multiple conversations with Horne to discuss the murder and compensation.
Horne is not a defendant in the case. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Horne is cooperating with investigators, but declined to offer further information.
Bail has been set at one-million-dollars each for a Plainfield woman and her son in a murder-for-hire case.
Pauline Chase, 83, and her son Maurice Temple, 63, appeared briefly by video conference before a judge Friday in Claremont District Court. Both were arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to have another man, Mark Horne, kill Temple's ex-wife, Jean Temple.
The Keene City Council will soon decide whether to approve the return of the Pumpkin Festival. At its peak, the festival drew tens of thousands of people to Keene and set world records for the most lit Jack o' lanterns in one place. But the event was canceled after riots in 2014.
Now, a proposal for a scaled down version will head to the city council for final approval next week.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry delivered a sobering talk in Hanover Thursday, focusing on the potential for nuclear devastation in today's global environment. His lecture, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth's summer lecture series, was largely an attempt at a wake up call.
The town of Charlestown responded Monday to a lawsuit from Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid.
The organization, which fields calls and organizes fire response across town lines, alleges Charlestown owes it money dating back to 2015, when the town moved to start using its own dispatch facility to save money.
But, in a response filed Monday, the town says it paid what it owed the organization and argues the mutual aid organization has changed its rules to make it harder for towns to pull out of their system.
A large, privately held piece of land in Hanover will be protected under a new agreement between the land's owners and the Hanover Conservancy, a private non-profit conservation group.
The land, just over 300 acres northeast of town, overlaps with the Appalachian Trail and is home to woods, streams and wetlands. Those features, plus its location and high elevation, made it particularly attractive to the Hanover Conservancy.
Hundreds of volunteers will head to lakes across the state Saturday for an annual census of New Hampshire's loons. The count is organized by the Loon Preservation Committee, a New Hampshire-based non-profit.
The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College is planning a series of performances that use theater to get at issues around drug and alcohol addiction. Redfern has received $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, which will be used - in part - toward the effort.
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.