Paige Sutherland

Southern New Hampshire Reporter

Paige Sutherland reports from a political town hall in Londonderry in 2014=5
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Before joining NHPR, Paige was a freelance writer for Boston's NPR affiliate WBUR, a freelance political reporter for WATD, and a general assignment reporter at the Boston bureau of The Associated Press.

A graduate of the graduate journalism program at Northwestern University, Paige received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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The drug crisis in New Hampshire has left its mark on thousands of people - those struggling with addiction, their families, friends and co-workers.

But increasing attention is being paid to another group bearing a burden from the epidemic: first responders and those working in the recovery field.

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When you think about New Hampshire’s opioid crisis, Manchester and Nashua tend to come to mind. That’s because they’ve been getting most of the attention…and resources.

But as NHPR’s Paige Sutherland reports, smaller towns in the Northern part of the state are battling this crisis too…and struggling to do so.

Manchester’s Safe Station Program is exploring a novel way to transport people to local substance abuse providers -- by using the ride-sharing app Lyft.

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Governor Chris Sununu has nominated Justice Robert J. Lynn to lead the state's Supreme Court.

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New Hampshire’s substance abuse crisis is often linked with a single type of drug: opioids. But another illicit drug is rising in use. That’s methamphetamines.

Over the past three years, meth cases have more than doubled each year in the state.

NHPR’s Paige Sutherland reports from one Southern New Hampshire town where meth use is raising particular concern.

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Former state Sen. Sam Cataldo of Farmington died in a car crash this weekend.

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The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester has its first meeting Monday evening for a new program aimed at addressing the drug crisis.

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New Hampshire’s "drug czar" says the recent collapse of Manchester’s Safe Station treatment provider has revealed gaps in the state's care.

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The first of New Hampshire’s inmates given life sentences without parole as juveniles has been granted a chance at release.

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Keno sales in New Hampshire have topped $1 million in just over a month.

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Governor Chris Sununu and other lawmakers will enjoy a day on the slopes Monday.

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A new report shows that recent PFOA water contamination in Merrimack does not appear to have resulted in higher cancer rates in town.

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A Northwood woman has been charged with threatening two New Hampshire judges and a lawyer in Facebook posts.

 

Janet Delfuoco, 50, allegedly threatened to physically hurt a Superior Court and a Circuit Court judge in Rockingham County. She’s also accused of criminal threatening against a lawyer.

 

These charges stem from events that took place in prior court proceedings. Delfuoco has been involved in years-long custody and property disputes with her ex-husband.

 

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The town of Merrimack will soon have a special drug unit to address a recent uptick in meth. The town council Thursday night unanimously voted to approve the additional officers.

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U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling for an investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Gymnastics program regarding sexual abuse.

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Nashua will soon have its first syringe exchange program for injection drug users.

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Merrimack town councilors are set to vote Thursday on whether to create a specialized drug unit within the police force.

The proposal is in response to police reporting an influx of drug use at hotels in town – specifically meth use.

In just two weeks there have been 17 drug arrests, most involving meth.

Police Chief Denise Roy says without a drug unit, the department doesn’t have the time or resources to stop this from getting worse.

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Serenity Place, the addiction treatment center tied to Manchester's Safe Station program, will be shutting its doors after more than four decades of operation.

The nonprofit has severe financial problems and was court-ordered Tuesday to begin the liquidation process next month.

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The Currier Museum in Manchester is launching a first-of-its-kind arts program to help parents whose children suffer from substance abuse.

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A New Hampshire judge will be presented Tuesday with a plan for how to continue key drug abuse services in Manchester.

Last month the state was court-ordered to take over the treatment center Serenity Place due to its severe financial troubles.

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A proposal to open up a home for people recovering from addiction in Ossipee was rejected by town officials last week.

But people who support the project haven’t given up.

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A crucial treatment provider in the state’s effort to combat the opioid crisis collapsed, with little warning, last month.

But some say this incident has exposed gaps in the state’s ability to oversee a critical system of care.

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During his run for Governor, Chris Sununu called commuter rail a “boondoggle” – a bad investment.

Now he’s putting his support behind a $4 million feasibility study to look at how commuter rail could work. On Wednesday morning in Nashua, Sununu said that with Amazon potentially coming to New Hampshire and more private partnerships available, he thinks it makes sense to explore rail.

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An outpouring of bipartisan support was shown at the State House on Tuesday for a bill to strengthen victims’ rights.

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New Hampshire officials are warning residents to take some precautions as extreme cold is replaced by rain.

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A group of New Hampshire firefighters has returned from the West coast after helping fight a forest fire in California.

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Drug overdose deaths dropped last year in Manchester. Emergency personnel say more access to the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan is a contributing factor.

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A Democratic state lawmaker who's facing multiple charges of theft and tax evasion has stepped down from office.

Thomas Katsiantonis of Manchester sent in his resignation letter on Wednesday. The former state rep and alderman faces counts of theft and tax evasion related to two restaurants he owns in Manchester – Grand Slam II and Tommy K’s.

Katsiantonis is charged with stealing $423,000 in rooms-and-meals tax revenues and failing to pay state business taxes. His trial is expected to start this Spring.

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It's official, New Hampshire's largest city has its first female Mayor.

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Joyce Craig will officially be sworn in as the first female mayor of Manchester on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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