A report on homelessness says New Hampshire's overall homeless population has decreased by 3 percent, but says there's been an increase among veterans and chronic cases.
In a report out Monday, the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness says the overall decrease started in 2011 thanks to the collective work of agencies, policymakers and others. It says more resources are needed, including continued investment in affordable housing.
A research project that examines the experiences and attitudes of Coos County youth and young adults has received a grant of nearly $128,000 from a charitable fund that supports organizations in northern New Hampshire and surrounding areas.
The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire in Durham received the grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
The grant is one of 14 totaling nearly $1.2 million awarded to municipal, educational and nonprofit groups.
About 80 people gathered in Market Square in Portsmouth Friday night to show solidarity with African American victims of police brutality.
A few people of color stood among a largely white crowd. Some stood quietly, others chanted "We Shall Overcome."
PaMela Ramsay held a sign reading “Black Lives Matter.” She’s a third generation Portsmouth Native, and African American. "It's always been very white here," she said, "and it's extremely encouraging, extremely emotional, and I'm just so happy to see all these people who would support people of color."
Police in Manchester are dealing with a recent spate of fatalities caused by drug overdoses.
Between Nov. 26 and Dec. 7, the city saw six overdose deaths.
Sgt. Brian O’Keefe says the department is waiting for toxicology results to confirm, but the suspicion is heroin use was involved in each case.
“Heroin today is roughly 30 to 40 percent purity," he said. "So if they add a few percentage of more pure ingredients such as heroin to the current product on the market, that can cause the uptick in fatalities.”
FairPoint Communications says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance led to a loss of high-speed Internet service for thousands of customers in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Spokesman Jeff Nevins says the hardware problem knocked out service for all of Vermont and part of New Hampshire on Thursday.
With about 1,800 FairPoint workers on strike in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, a management employee was performing the maintenance late Wednesday on equipment that routes Internet traffic. The first outages were reported early Thursday.
New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says she has concerns about the timing of a report released Tuesday exposing the CIA’s harsh interrogation of suspected terrorist detainees following the Sept. 11 attacks.
The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee described the CIA’s techniques as “deeply flawed” and found the agency misled Congress and the White House about its methods.
New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen says she’s disturbed by the findings and said releasing the report was the right thing to do.