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 New Hampshire State Rep from Concord is charged with assaulting a well-known gun activist in the state.

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The headquarters of the New Hampshire Republican Party in Concord was vandalized overnight.

When GOP staffers arrived at their office in Concord Thursday morning, they were greeted by a ten-foot tall heart spray painted on the back of the building. In the heart's center was the word "NAZIS" in capital letters.

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The Telegraph in Nashua has been in the news lately for a high profile firing and resignation.  Now the paper is under investigation by the state’s labor department.  

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Manchester voters will consider whether Keno should be played within its city’s borders this Fall. The city’s aldermen voted late Tuesday night with little debate to put the question to residents on the city’s upcoming ballot. 

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Smoking will now be banned from Manchester’s downtown public parks.

Late Tuesday night the city’s aldermen OK’d the proposal, which will be a pilot program lasting six months. The parks include Victory, Veteran’s, Pulaski and Bronstein as well as Stanton Plaza.

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Manchester aldermen will consider whether to ban smoking from city parks on Tuesday. They’ll also debate whether to put a question to allow Keno in the city on November’s ballot.

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Gov. Chris Sununu has made it easier for veterans to get medical care outside the Manchester VA hospital, something made necessary because of ongoing damages from a recent pipe burst at the facility.

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Starting in November 16 AmeriCorps volunteers will be coming to New Hampshire to work with people fighting drug addiction in the state.

A judge this week ordered a Manchester business owner to remove controversial signs from his electronic billboard, saying the messages can only pertain to his mortgage business.

The businessman, Michael Gill, is appealing - saying the order violates his constitutional rights.

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Just weeks after New Hampshire legalized Keno, the state’s lottery commission has started pitching the electronic bingo game to cities across the state.

Under the new law, money raised by Keno will go towards full-day kindergarten programs statewide. But the game will only be allowed in cities and towns that approve it. 

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The Telegraph of Nashua found itself in an awkward situation for a newspaper recently. Turmoil in the paper’s management was making the headlines.

The paper’s top editor was fired last week. Another senior editor quit. This comes less than a year after the Telegraph’s managing editor left in protest. Former employees say much of the unrest is due to the paper’s owners, an out-of-state chain that bought The Telegraph four years ago.

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The Nashua Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the electronic bingo game Keno.

Last month Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation legalizing Keno, but where the game can be played is still up to cities and towns.

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A New Hampshire State Rep from Hudson has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault involving a 16-year-old girl.

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The top editor in the newsroom at the Nashua Telegraph has been fired.

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A 191-year-old building in New Hampton could be torn down as early as next month. That's after residents voted last week against paying to save it.

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Starting in October, those annual New Hampshire car inspection stickers will have a new place on your vehicle.

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Southern New Hampshire University will not be buying the 54-acre campus previously known as Daniel Webster College in Nashua.

The college announced this fall it was closing due to financial problems.

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For more than a century, the U.S. Postal Service has delivered mail to the islands of Lake Winnipesaukee. For the past 50 years, that job has fallen to the Sophie C., a 74-foot motor boat, docked off Weir’s Beach.

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Voters from New Hampshire’s 16th District were at the polls Tuesday choosing a new state senator in a special election.

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Voters in New Hampshire’s 16th District will head to the polls Tuesday to choose a new state senator.

The seat opened up after the passing of Democratic Senator Scott McGillivray.

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Next month, for the first time, New Hampshire residents can "legally" draft players for fantasy football leagues.  Recently, Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law legalizing all fantasy sports games in the state. 

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In one of his first acts after being inaugurated in January, Governor Chris Sununu asked department heads to compile a list of state regulations that could be stricken from the books.

That review has now resulted in more than 1,600 regulations that Sununu said need to go.

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Two years ago, Southern New Hampshire University began a new program, offering college degrees to refugees in Rwanda. Now, after graduating its first class last month, the school is expanding the program from one refugee camp to five.

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In the spirit of summer, Gov. Chris Sununu and New Hampshire's Executive Councilor had a little fun at Wednesday’s regular meeting, starting the morning with a boat ride and ending it with arcade games.

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July tends to be a quiet month in New Hampshire’s political calendar. That’s why candidates in the special election for the District 16 New Hampshire Senate seat are doing their best to remind voters to get to the polls later this month.

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Law enforcement in New Hampshire will soon get some help in fighting the state’s drug epidemic. Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill this week putting $4.5 million towards drug enforcement.

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Former U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice will be Manchester’s new interim city solicitor. Rice was officially confirmed Monday by the city’s alderman through a phone poll.

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A group of New Hampshire firefighters will be heading west this weekend to help in the battle against wildfires in the Rocky Mountains.

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This summer, beach-friendly wheelchairs will be available for free at several New Hampshire beaches.

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If this Fourth of July is sounding noisier to you, you’re not wrong. This is the first Fourth of July in more than a decade that people can legally buy firecrackers in New Hampshire.

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