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1:47 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Gov. Hassan, N.H. Business Delegation On Trade Mission To Turkey

Gov. Maggie Hassan and a group of New Hampshire business representatives are on a trade mission in Turkey.  Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, says Hassan's presence will help open doors to businesses seeking to connect with Turkish businesses. He says Turkey has emerged as an important market and is New Hampshire's 12th largest trading partner. New Hampshire sent $79 million in goods and services to Turkey last year.  The group is in Turkey until Friday.

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12:21 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Master Sand Sculptors' Work To Be Judged At Hampton Beach Today

Works like this Lady Liberty sand sculpture from the 2010 event will be judged today.
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Today's the big day at the 14th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition at New Hampshire's Hampton Beach.   Sculptures by some of the continent's best sand artists will be on display and be professionally judged for $15,000 in prizes that will be announced at 8 p.m. Saturday.  Sculpture fans also get to vote from 1 to 4 p.m. for the People's Choice Award.   A sand sculpting lesson will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. to those who sign up at the Chamber of Commerce office near the sculptures.    Fireworks cap off the day at 9:30.

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12:14 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

UNH Shows Off New England Dairy Farming With "Open Barn" Event

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The University of New Hampshire is holding an "open barn'' to give the public a chance to see how a typical New England dairy farm operates.  The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station on the Durham campus calls Saturday's event "Meet Your Milk.'' Visitors can enjoy free milk and ice cream, wagon rides, tours and visits with the university's milking cows and calves.  According to Granite State Dairy Promotion, New Hampshire has approximately 130 dairy farms with an average of 115 milking animals per farm.    

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Newscast
8:06 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Investigators Complete Underwater Search In Cold Case

Investigators from three states have wrapped up their underwater search for evidence in the disappearance of a New Hampshire mother and her teenage daughter 13 years ago.

Divers and investigators from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont worked this week at a dam on the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vermont — in the very southeast corner of the state.

The 36-year-old mother and her 15-year-old daughter — Tina and Bethany Sinclair — of Chesterfield, New Hampshire were last seen in February 2001.

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Newscast
3:36 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Rockingham County Prosecutor Charged With Drug Possession

New Hampshire officials say they have charged a Rockingham County prosecutor with drug possession.

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7:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

N.H. Employment Security Hosts Job Fair

 New Hampshire Employment Security is hosting a job fair in Manchester, with more than 75 businesses expected to attend.

Openings are available in manufacturing, staffing, retail, government, education, health care, computers and technology, and other fields.

The event is being held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Hanover Street.

 

Newscast
7:22 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Veterans Home Among Those Requesting Capital Funds

New Hampshire's Veterans Home is asking for $7 million for a third floor addition in the next capital budget — one of 150 projects submitted for consideration.

Veterans Home officials will make their pitch Tuesday at a hearing on the $227 million in spending requested by state agencies.

Gov. Maggie Hassan opened the two-days of hearings Monday with a warning that not all the projects will make the final cut next year when the governor and Legislature decide priorities. The capital budget approved last year was for $125 million from general tax funding.

NH News
7:21 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Gov. Hassan Attends Opiate Response Conference

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will join most of the other New England governors at a conference to map out a regional response to the growing problem of opiate drug abuse.

Hassan will attend Tuesday's meeting at Brandeis University in Waltham hosted by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Only Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not expected to attend.

Newscast
4:35 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

USGS: 80,000 N.H. Residents Could Be Drinking Contaminated Water

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A new study from the US Geological Survey estimates that as many as 80,000 people in Southeastern New Hampshire could be drinking water from wells with unhealthy levels of contaminants.

The study finds nearly 50,000 people could be drinking elevated levels of arsenic, nearly 15,000 with manganese, and fewer than 10,000 could be consuming either high levels of uranium and lead.

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7:58 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Salem Sees Third Water Main Break In A Month

The town of Salem, New Hampshire, is dealing with its third water main break affecting Route 28 in a month.

The problem is slowing down Morning morning traffic, and is expected to affect the evening commute, too. Some traffic has been detoured.

The break was reported at about 2:30 a.m. on Route 28, in front of 265 South Broadway.

Last month, there were two water main breaks at the intersection of Routes 28 and 97, in an area of town called "The Depot."

NH News
7:24 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Agencies Requesting $227M For Capital Projects

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Gov. Maggie Hassan is opening hearings on $227 million in capital spending requests from New Hampshire agencies.

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11:33 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Hassan Expected To Sign Hand-Held Cellphone Ban Into Law

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Officials are considering traffic signs, radio announcements and brochures as ways to educate drivers that holding a cellphone up to the ear to talk while driving or sitting in traffic will be illegal a year from now in New Hampshire.   Gov. Maggie Hassan is expected to sign a bill that makes hand-held cellphone use while driving punishable by a $100 fine for the first offense. The price rises to $250 for a second offense and $500 for subsequent offenses within a 24-month period.

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11:26 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Section Of Kancamagus Scenic Byway Closing For Renovation

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One of the most popular sites along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway will be closed for the summer as it undergoes upgrades and restoration.   Lower Falls will close starting Monday for renovations that will make it safer and protect the habitat. It's expected to reopen in mid-November.

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11:21 am
Sun June 15, 2014

UNH Cooperative Extension To Host Emerald Ash Borer Workshops

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The University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension is going on the road to educate people about the destructive emerald ash borer.  Workshops are scheduled in Canterbury at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, and at 4 p.m. Friday, June 20. Each will last two hours.  Homeowners, landowners and community leaders will learn about the beetle that has been spreading outward from Michigan for more than a decade, destroying millions of ash trees. They've been found in parts of New Hampshire.   The first workshop, at Canterbury Town Hall, will give an overview of the insect and the local situation.

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NH News
4:28 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Hassan Vetoes Lottery Winner Privacy Bill

Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that barred New Hampshire from disclosing the names of lottery winners.

Hassan said current law recognizes winners' privacy by not requiring disclosure of their names proactively, but she said barring disclosure in all instances weakened public oversight and could lead to corruption.

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