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 audit by the state shows New Hampshire’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program isn’t performing well.

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More than 40 bars and restaurants across New Hampshire started offering the electronic bingo game Keno Friday. It was the first day the game became legal in the state.

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In an emotional plea Thursday, a 43-year-old man, who’s been in jail for a murder he committed when he was 17,  asks for a second chance.

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  The electronic bingo game Keno can be officially played in New Hampshire, as of Friday.

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A group of healthcare workers from New Hampshire are heading to Puerto Rico this weekend to help out a local hospital that was severely damaged in the recent hurricanes.

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A 43-year-old man serving a life sentence for a murder he committed at 17 may now get a chance to be released. 

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New Hampshire ranks near the bottom in the country when it comes to funding anti-smoking programs and prevention. 

The Nashua Board of Aldermen Tuesday night approved funding for a citywide recovery coach for those battling drug addiction. But it wasn’t without a lengthy debate.

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A 43-year-old Nashua man who’s been facing life in prison since he was a teenager is being re-sentenced this week.

Nashua may soon get a dedicated recovery coach assigned to help with residents battling addiction. This position is part of the city's Safe Stations program.

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Nashua could soon lose 11 recovery beds for people battling drug addiction. That’s if the nonprofit that runs the beds doesn’t get the money needed to keep them open.

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Members of the public will get another chance to weigh in this week on a new proposal to raise the state’s highway tolls.

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Gov. Chris Sununu and neighboring Vermont Gov. Phil Scott are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for the states’ community health centers. 

Failing to do so would result in the loss of $16 million for New Hampshire alone.

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New Hampshire fire officials say humans -- not a meteorite -- caused the 75-acre forest fire in the White Mountains this fall. 

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The state will see its first major snowstorm of the winter season Saturday. 

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New Hampshire has become the first state to opt out of FirstNet - a federal program designed to help first responders better communicate across the country.

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New Hampshire Department of Transportation officials made another pitch to Executive Councilors Wednesday on a proposed statewide toll increase. 

A scheduled vote on the change was postponed by Gov. Chris Sununu in order to get more public input.

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The city of Nashua will soon have a new fire chief.

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If you've been tuned into New Hampshire politics for the past few presidential elections, then you've probably heard the name Vermin Supreme.

He's been on the primary ballot for the past three presidential elections and he tends to stand out. He's the only candidate who consistently wears a boot on his head and declares "free ponies for all," as his major campaign platform. 

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Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters lined up for hours Tuesday outside Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord to get signed copies of Clinton’s new book.

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Democratic political giant Mary Louise Hancock has died at 97.

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The city of Manchester has paid $89,000 to settle a lawsuit over the city’s panhandling policies.

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Hillary Clinton is back in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

The former Democratic Presidential candidate and Secretary of State will be in downtown Concord signing copies of her new book.

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Senator Jeanne Shaheen has teamed up with colleagues across the aisle to sponsor a bill, introduced Thursday, that seeks to strengthen the federal database on gun background checks.

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Officials in Nashua Friday are marking the one year anniversary of a drug treatment program – that they say has saved hundreds of lives.

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Addressing the state’s drug crisis has been an all hands on deck approach from the medical community, law enforcement to social workers.

But advocates are saying one missing player in all this – has been employers. And how they can be a part of the solution. Whether that’s offering jobs to those in recovery or simply changing how addiction is addressed and talked about at work.

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On Friday businesses in New Hampshire will come together for a job fair in Portsmouth targeted at hiring people in the drug recovery community.

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Rochester officials will be hosting a recount next week on the passage of the electronic gambling game Keno.

Last week voters in the city approved Keno by just one vote.

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With two ski areas kicking off the season this past weekend, winter tourism in New Hampshire is officially here.

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Linda Dalianis, the head of New Hampshire’s highest court, is stepping down after nearly eight years on the job.

Many in the state’s legal community say she’ll leave a lot to be remembered by after almost four decades as a judge.

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