Smuttynose Brewing Company's new brewery opens Saturday in Hampton, NH. Below is an audio postcard in which Smuttynose's "Master of Propoganda," JT Thompson, gives a tour of the $24 million energy efficient brewery, which produces 65,000 barrels of beer each day.
There were more questions than answers Wednesday night at a public information meeting at the Pease Tradeport. There, Officials from the Department of Environmental Services, the City of Portsmouth, and the U.S. Air Force tried to address concerns about a contaminant identified in drinking water on Pease.
New Hampshire will seek a waiver from the federal government Friday hoping to get $275 million more in matching funds over five years for health care services provided by the state, county and local governments.
The joint legislative Fiscal Committee approved the waiver application Wednesday.
Jeffrey Meyers, director of intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services, said the federal government is not sharing the cost of about $80 million in annual health care spending in New Hampshire. The waiver asks the federal government to pitch in.
Memorial Day means parades, wreathes laid on granite stone, and bugles playing in the distance. It’s a time when service men and women are on display in their communities and politicians come out to pay their respects.
“We live in the greatest country on earth but its greatness is forged through sacrifice,” Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster told assembled veterans and parade-goers in Concord this morning. “May we honor and celebrate our soldiers, our sailors and our airmen.”
The trial begins Tuesday for Seth Mazzaglia, the 31 year old man prosecutors say raped and killed 19 year old UNH student, Lizzi Marriott in October of 2012.
A jury of 16 will be sworn in at noon. They're then expected to visit sites in Dover and Portsmouth. There, jurors will likely view the Sawyer Mill Apartment where Marriott's death allegedly took place; dumpsters where evidence was found, and the location on Pierce Island where Mazzaglia told investigators he left the body.
After a series of showers kicked off the holiday weekend, Memorial Day itself should be beautiful across the Granite State--despite a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The National Weather Service predicts high temperatures ranging from the 70s in the North Country up to the 80s south of the Notches.
National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis says so far, this Spring has been fairly typical for the area. But if it seems like it’s been rainier than usual, you’re not imagining it. Concord has seen nearly 3.25 inches of rainfall.
During the summer of 2013, NHPR’s newsroom took a closer look at crime in Manchester and how it affects the city and its residents. The largest city in a small state, in roughly equal proximity to Boston and the White Mountains, Manchester is in an unusual position, balancing small-city challenges with big-city problems.
More than half of all Americans own a smartphone. The explosion of this technology over the past few years has created a rapidly growing job sector in designing and developing smartphone apps. NHPR’s Amanda Loder looks at how this industry is growing and changing in New Hampshire: she introduces us to the world of mobile app development, introduces us to some Granite Staters who are gambling on startup success and the challenges they face, and talks with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.
In 2013, 13 New Hampshire towns celebrated their 250th anniversaries. As part of this series, NHPR’s Keith Shields traveled to each of these places, learned more about their founding and found the unique stories buried within their borders.