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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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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A Manchester drug treatment center got emergency funding from the state Friday to help pay off part of an $800,000 deficit.

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Local officials in Londonderry are making rounds Thursday and Friday to check on the town’s older population in the extreme cold weather.

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Governor Chris Sununu is reversing his decision to opt out of the national first responders network FirstNet.

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The Governor has called an emergency Executive Council meeting Friday morning to address a key drug treatment provider in Manchester that recently went under due to financial problems.

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A handful of lawmakers are proposing changes to some of the state’s policies on marijuana in 2018.

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A New Hampshire lawmaker next session will continue to try improve a decades old state policy that allows people with severe mental illness to be treated on the grounds of the state prison.

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As the state continues to grapple with a drug problem, top state lawmakers are hoping to get businesses to be a part of the solution.

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A Republican state lawmaker who has tried for years to regulate drones in New Hampshire will try again in 2018.

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Portraits of the President and Vice President will no longer hang in the Portsmouth Post Office.

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Judges in New Hampshire may soon get a few more years on the bench.

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A proposal next legislative session seeks to make it easier for needle exchange programs to open up in New Hampshire.

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Ski season is in full swing across New Hampshire after the Christmas Day snowstorm. Cross-country skiers were also out taking advantage of the new snow Tuesday. 

Few details have been released on the officer-involved shooting this weekend that led to the death of a 26-year-old man from Enfield.

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A man accused of shooting two Manchester police officers will file an insanity plea in court in a few weeks.

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Overdose deaths remain high, as 2017 comes to a close and state lawmakers are looking to secure more resources for the crisis when they return to the State House in January.

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that New Hampshire had one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country last year.

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Governor Chris Sununu announced Thursday that he's stopping an effort to increase road tolls in the state.

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A key player in the state’s fight against drug addiction has gone under financially, after running a deficit of more than half a million dollars.

City and town officials in New Hampshire are getting an influx in calls from people wanting to pay their 2018 property taxes early...in this tax year.

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New Hampshire lawmakers will not be taking up a proposal to increase the state’s highway tolls Wednesday.

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