The AFL-CIO of New Hampshire held its annual Labor Day breakfast at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester this morning. More than three hundred working men and women gathered to hear from Governor Lynch, Employment Security commissioner George Copadis, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and others.
The event’s featured guest and keynote speaker was AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, who says she came to New Hampshire not just to recognize New Hampshire’s workers, but to encourage them to get involved in the upcoming presidential and local elections.
Distance runner Guor Marial has called New Hampshire his home for 11 years. But after qualifying for the London Olympics, he had no home country to represent. The refugee isn’t a U.S. citizen, and couldn’t run for South Sudan. The world’s newest country wasn’t sending a team.
But with the help of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Marial was allowed to run as an independent athlete in the marathon, where he finished 47th.
Earlier this month, a construction worker in Brazil suffered a strange and grisly construction accident - an iron rod fell from the fifth floor of the building on which he was working. The bar broke through the worker's helmet -- and his skull, eventually exiting through one of his eyes.
Patient privacy has become the latest front in the Hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital.
As part of their ongoing investigation, the State’s Division of Public Health is seeking access to the private health records of Exeter patients. But the Hospital says the request violates privacy laws, and is asking the courts to intervene.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan picked up the endorsement of Paul Hodes today.
The former two-term congressman told a small crowd of supporters in Concord that Maggie Hassan is the best choice for restoring New Hampshire values. Hodes says she’s the only candidate that can bring together Democrats, Independents and what he calls reasonable Republicans.
Mosquitoes get West Nile Virus from birds, and then they give it to us. It’s Ryan Naujoks's job to stop that. He works for Dragon Mosquito Control, a private company that municipalities like Derry hire to spray insecticides.
"I’m at Rider Field right now, and everything is locked up," Naujoks says over the phone. "Rider Field…"
Eventually, someone from the Town of Derry comes and unlocks the gates. Naujoks fires up the sprayer.
The truck makes a lap around the field emitting a small puff of white smoke.
About 50 people gathered around a flatscreen television at Albert Letizio’s sales and marketing business in Windham last night, for a convention watch party held by the Republican National Committee. Next door in the kitchen, another dozen helped themselves to heaps of food and giant pans of cookies.
They were there to watch the Republican National Convention, in Tampa – in particular to cheer on Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Hudson businessman Jack Gilchrist, a featured speaker.
Most schools around the state begin classes this week. The state’s largest district in Manchester begins classes Wednesday. The district has more than 15,00 students at 22 schools. But they begin the school year after a year of suffering some of the state’s most severe budget cuts.
When the first school bells ring, Wednesday morning, students in Manchester will come back to school with fewer teachers.
A year ago Tropical Storm Irene devastated parts of Northern New Hampshire. One hard-hit business was the Crawford Notch campground, which was cut off from the rest of the state for three days by the storm.
Campground owner, Richard Garabedian, watched Tropical Storm Irene wash away 1.6 acres of his riverside campground, and the only roads that connected his business to the rest of the state.
He chuckles and says, "I still don’t sleep when it rains."
No candidate in the 2012 gubernatorial race benefited more from a major loophole in New Hampshire's political-finance regulations than Republican Kevin Smith.
State election law limits corporate campaign contributions to $7,000 per election cycle, the same as individual donors. But nothing in the law prohibits multiple limited-liability companies controlled by the same individual to donate on behalf of each LLC, making it easy for wealthy donors to exceed the statutory limits.
You might have seen more than a few political TV ads this summer. Many candidates are gearing up for the general election this November, but New Hampshire still has a Primary coming on September 11th. Granite Staters will be voting to winnow the field of candidates for governor, and these candidates are using TV commercials as part of their campaign strategy.