A nepotism inquiry by House Speaker Bill O’Brien has turned up little evidence of improper hiring in state government.
The probe comes in the wake of last month’s scandal at the Department of Employment Security. Two high ranking officials are accused of hiring their daughters, and then having them laid off by subordinates so that they could collect unemployment benefits.
Speaker O’Brien requested that all agency heads disclose any family members working within their respective departments.
A former Manchester City Alderman and School Board member has pleaded guilty to simple assault after being charged with sexual assault against a woman on July twelfth.
Russ Ouellette served on the Manchester School Board for eight years and on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for more than four years. That all ended last week when he resigned in the face of sexual assault charges. Ouellette was accused of assaulting a woman after leaving a billiards club in his pickup truck. He was arrested a second time for breaking the terms of his bail.
The New Hampshire Department of Education says that in the past decade there has been a 6 percent increase in the number of high school graduates continuing on to college, but also a five percent increase in the number of high schoolers leaving the state for college.
Summer is boom time on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee. These are the months when the region’s tourism towns double or even triple in size as wealthy vacation home owners settle in for the season. But at the moment, one of these homes—a 7,000 square foot mini-mansion on Governor’s Island—remains empty.
Guor Marial is a South Sudanese refugee who spent his high school years in Concord. He has now qualified to run the Olympic marathon.
In the past few weeks he’s had a lot of press: Time Magazine, the Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, and too many other publications to name have run profiles on him. Marial’s story has spread so far because it’s basically the perfect Olympic story.
New Hampshire’s White Mountains are known for their fierce terrain and wild weather. But atop the high peaks, there are some comforts.
Since 1888, the Appalachian Mountain Club’s high huts have provided hearty meals and a warm bunk for guests. Staff at the eight facilities carry up supplies, and also serve as educators and stewards of the alpine terrain.
To get a better feel for this unique summer job, we sent NHPR’s Todd Bookman up to the Greenleaf Hut.
Senior citizens across New Hampshire and New England are the targets of a lottery scam originating from the Jamaican area code 876.
Here’s what happens: seniors receive a call from an 876 area code, often mistaking it for a toll-free number. They’re congratulated on winning a lottery or new car and asked to provide a fee of up to $4,000 to process their winning.
The money is typically requested through a wire service, or an unconventional method—such as placing 100 dollar bills between the pages of a magazine. Scammers also pretend to be IRS, FBI or Customs agents.
How to grow high tech in New Hampshire --- that’s a question a lot of people are asking these days. Borealis Ventures, one of New Hampshire’s only venture firms, is teaming up with the state’s Business Finance Authority to get local capital in the hands of local innovators.