A group representing power plants all over New England has asked regulators to weigh in whether Northern Pass is receiving inappropriate subsidies from Public Service of New Hampshire.
At issue is what’s the definition of a “competitive affiliate.” These are companies that the utility owns, and which provide similar services. The New England Power Generators Association or NEPGA, a group that represents PSNH competitors and opposes Northern Pass, argues in a filing submitted to regulators at the Public Utilities Commssion on Monday that is what Northern Pass is to PSNH.
The University System trustees have unanimously agreed to freeze tuition for two more years at the state’s public colleges, so long as lawmakers restore the University system’s budget to 2009 levels. That would mean an increase of $16 million dollars from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal Year 2016.
Board chair Pamela Diamantis says these two additional years of budget reductions would the class of 2017 to graduate without a single tuition increase, "And I think that’s just a great testament to trying to drive affordability."
Manchester Police say they’ve arrested nine alleged drug dealers and seized more than $90,000 worth of Oxycodone tablets.
The drugs seized over the course of 13 searches on August 27th came by way of New York and Lawrence Massachusetts according to authorities. The individuals arrested were affiliated with what they are calling a “high level” Drug Trafficking Organization. Three of the individuals behind bars were operating at the top of the chain.
Sgt. Brian O’Keefe says the multi-agency investigation began nearly a year ago and is still ongoing.
The Aurora Borealis may be visible from all or part of New Hampshire tonight. Although Auroras are difficult to predict, Accuweather.com reports the solar flare’s strength and timing make sightings more likely. Adam Woodworth is a Seacoast photographer and an expert in landscape astro photography. His long-exposure photograph of the Aurora, above, was taken in Southern Maine last year.
Woodworth is following the Aurora closely today and has these tips for citizen stargazers:
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has plans to endorse Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown this afternoon among college students at UNH. Last night, Paul addressed a similar demographic at an event in Manchester.
Before 150 or so young people brought together by GenOpp – a liberty-minded youth activism nonprofit – Rand Paul hammered away at issues many millenials say they care about: from the President’s power to declare war, to the NSA, to Guantanamo Bay:
Manchester Police have reported the seizure of more 11 pounds of synthetic marijuana known commonly as spice from a Manchester tattoo parlor. The drugs sold as incense had a retail value of more than $25,000.
The search warrant was executed at two Spider Bite locations two weeks ago as part of a months-long, multi-agency investigation that began well before a spate of overdoses that occurred in the middle of August.
Sgt. Brian O’Keefe says the department kept the seizures close to the chest since the investigation is still ongoing.
Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed flags to fly at half-staff, proclaiming it as a Day of Remembrance in honor of those killed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 13 years ago.
Hassan is participating in two remembrance ceremonies: Manchester's 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Henry McLaughlin Middle School and the American Legion Post 35 Global War on Terrorism Monument Unveiling and Rededication in Hampton on Thursday.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court is set to hear arguments that a man convicted of attempted murder in the 2012 shooting of a Manchester police officer should get a new trial because release of his booking photo tainted eyewitness identifications.
Myles Webster of Litchfield is serving 60 years to life in prison in the shooting of Officer Dan Doherty on March 21, 2012, as Doherty closed in on him during a foot chase.
Doherty, who suffered at least seven gunshot wounds to his legs and torso, returned to work nearly a year later after multiple surgeries.
Former BAE Systems CEO Walt Havenstein is the Republican nominee governor.
Walt Havenstein didn’t always run strong in this race but he won by nearly 20 points over Andrew Hemingway. He said voters in the general election will have a clear choice.
“The choice is going to be about the future of our state and whether or not we’re gonna maintain and stay in this economic stagnation or if we’re actually gonna take a bold course to change our economic outcome for the future prosperity of our state.”