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Lottery: Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize        
-1 points by The Detroit News | New Hampshire United States Puerto Rico U.S. state Massachusetts New Hampshire Lottery English language Washington D.C.
College, health center partnership targets opioid crisis
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new program at New England College is aimed at boosting New Hampshire's mental health workforce and addressing its growing substance abuse crisis. The revamped master's degree counseling program includes partnerships with four of the state's 10 community mental health centers in Derry, Concord, Manchester and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Massachusetts Addiction Manchester New Hampshire Interstate 93 United States New England College New England
Lawyers for New Hampshire Powerball winner to claim prize
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The mystery of the $487 million Powerball jackpot winner in July in New Hampshire is starting to unravel. The New Hampshire Lottery says attorneys for the winner are planning to come forward Monday to claim the prize. They also plan to announce the winner's philanthropic plans ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire New Hampshire Lottery Powerball Plan Mega Millions Paul Newman Planning Multi-State Lottery Association
Run for fun and a good cause
NorthwoodFall run fun The Run to Fall 5K of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. at the CBNA trackd. Events for the day include a 2.5K walk, a 5K run and a 400-meter kids run, as well as “fun spots” throughout the course that encourage participation. Registration is $17. S...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Northwood New Hampshire Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Resource Nottingham New Hampshire The Run Felt Natural resource Textile
Letter: Volinsky is a fighter
Volinsky is a fighterBack in the days when it seemed like a fool’s errand to take on the school funding issue in this “local control”-obsessed state, one man stepped into the breach. Andru Volinsky spent literally thousands of hours spearheading the Claremont school funding suit, fending off a hosti...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Separation of powers U.S. state State School New Hampshire Federal government of the United States United States Constitution United States
Exeter Hospital, staffing agency settle hepatitis C lawsuit
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Exeter Hospital has reached a settlement agreement with a national staffing agency that ends a lawsuit filed in connection with a 2012 hepatitis C outbreak at the facility. The Portsmouth Herald reports ( ) the New Hampshire hospital sought compensation from the American HealthCare Services Association ...
2 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Portsmouth New Hampshire The New Hampshire Gazette The Portsmouth Herald Rockingham County New Hampshire Hepatitis C Trial Foster's Daily Democrat
Housing challenges to be discussed in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Housing challenges in New Hampshire is the subject of a panel discussion at a Business and Industry Association forum in Manchester. Topics to be addressed Friday include the impact of housing on hiring; how cost and availability of housing affects young working professionals' decisions on where ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Management New Hampshire Business Concord New Hampshire Quebec Economics Franklin Pierce
PHOTOS: Quarry water used at state prison
Since Aug.19, minimum security inmates at the state prison for men have been drawing water from an old quarry on the prison property in response to a request from the city of Concord to limit tap water usage. Three to four times a week, the outside maintenance crew draws about 200 gallons at a time...
17 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Massachusetts Manchester New Hampshire Maine New York City Concord New Hampshire English-language films Portsmouth New Hampshire
Part of well-known family, Sununu says, ‘I need to make the case for myself’
Republican Chris Sununu is already the closest candidate to the governor’s office.In a picture that hangs outside the office, a young Sununu, bundled in a parka, smiles and poses side by side with his brothers and sisters on a snowy ski hill.The image appears in the official portrait of Sununu’s fat...
33 points by Concord Monitor | John E. Sununu New Hampshire Voting John H. Sununu Democracy Waterville Valley New Hampshire Judd Gregg U.S. state
Incumbent Peter Spaulding faces State Rep. David Kidder in GOP race for county commissioner
There’s nothing very exciting about the job of county commissioner, a position that many voters don’t even know exists, and the Republican primary race for District 3 in Merrimack County reflects the lack of drama.Merrimack County government has a $98 million operation budget and the three-person bo...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Merrimack County New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire County commission New Hampshire Boscawen New Hampshire Local government in the United States Hopkinton New Hampshire County
PHOTOS: N.H. Aviation Museum returns KitFox airplane to McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
A KitFox experimental aircraft was returned to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord on Thursday with a major upgrade. It was lent to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire last fall with an exposed metal frame. The Discovery Center had been supplied the fabric covering but did not have th...
18 points by Concord Monitor | Christa McAuliffe Aircraft New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire Massachusetts Franklin Pierce Political spectrum Interstate 93
New Hampshire transgender coalition pushes for protections
A new coalition launched Wednesday with a goal of securing equal rights for New Hampshire’s transgender residents. Freedom New Hampshire is working with partners in local law enforcement, business, education, the American Civil Liberties Union, PFLAG-NH and Transgender New Hampshire to build grassro...
317 points by Concord Monitor | Transgender Gender New England Civil liberties Woman Gender role New Hampshire Massachusetts
Ayotte addresses struggling dairy
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte was on a farm. Ayotte visited Yeaton Farm in Epsom on Wednesday to learn about the ongoing struggles of New Hampshire dairy farmers. Continued low milk prices, combined with this summer’s drought, have led 19 of New Hampshire’s 120 dairies to close this year alone. At Yeaton...
32 points by Concord Monitor | Milk United States Senate Dairy farming Vermont Dairy Bulk tank Tom Vilsack Merrimack County New Hampshire
The Latest: Prep school defends handling of sex case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against a New Hampshire prep school by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who was kicked out of school after having sex with another student (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Hampshire Phillips Exeter Academy Franklin Pierce Daniel Webster Exeter New Hampshire Phillips Academy Dan Brown Nicholas Gilman
Race aids conservation efforts
The Squam Lakes Association will hold the fourth annual Squam Ridge Race, a 12.2-mile run or hike over three summits of the Squam Range with views of Squam Lake, on Sept. 11. There is also a 4-mile route to the summit of Mount Livermore. Registration is $75 before Sept. 11 or $85 the day of the race...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Holderness New Hampshire Squam Lake Race Lake Grafton County New Hampshire
Primary survey: Dean-Bailey faces challenge by former rep Cady for House seat
Harriet E. CadyParty: RepublicanAge: 73 Town of residence: DeerfieldOccupation: real estate brokerIncumbent? No, served from 2002-2006Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? No at this time, N.H. has other pressing needs. Providing more state money for higher education? Need to look at how...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage Law New Hampshire Higher education Employment Legal and medical status of cannabis United States Constitution Commuter rail
Primary survey: Chichester, Pembroke has four-way GOP race for three House seats
Peter Gagyi Party: Republican Age: 64 Town of residence: Pembroke Occupation: self-employed, tool and die maker Incumbent? No Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? I don’t support commuter rail funding; it will require a huge amount of taxes to keep running.Providing more state money for high...
11 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Legal and medical status of cannabis State income tax Minimum wage Cannabis Sales taxes in the United States
Primary survey: Two-term Democratic state rep in Concord Ward 10 faces challenger
Christy Dolat Bartlett Party: Democrat Age: 65 Town of residence: Concord Occupation: retired Incumbent? If so, how many terms? Two terms Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? I am leaning in favor but would like more information about the ongoing projected costs and benefits to the state.Provi...
7 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage Cannabis Rail transport New Hampshire Legality of cannabis by country Democracy Tetrahydrocannabinol Legal and medical status of cannabis
Primary survey: UNH student joins four-way race for GOP nod for House seats
Jim NasserParty: RepublicanAge: 22Town: NottinghamOccupation: student attending UNH – graduating December 2016Incumbent? NoCommuter rail funding? It is a potentially good idea for the future, but for now it will cost millions of dollars in taxpayer money, and that is something we cannot afford.Provi...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Property Employment Tax United States Constitution Legalization Minimum wage Decriminalization New Hampshire
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
JV resultThe Concord High JV football team fell to Pinkerton on a last-second touchdown in overtime, 28-22. Zack Miles and TJ Celestin led the offense and Dustin Kay led the defense.College standoutHopkinton’s Riley McNicholas, a redshirt freshman on the Johnson and Wales men’s soccer team, scored...
2 points by Concord Monitor | High school Middle school Association football College Secondary school Ice hockey Three-tier education New Hampshire
Smith’s single leads New Hampshire to 3-1 win over Portland
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Dwight Smith hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, leading the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 3-1 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Monday.Jason Leblebijian scored on the play to give the Fisher Cats a 2-1 lead after he reached base on a walk and stole second.The Fisher Ca...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Baseball statistics Portland Sea Dogs New Hampshire Fisher Cats Baseball Baseball rules New Hampshire Portland Maine Eastern League
As Concord Steam winds down, plenty of questions pop up
Plenty of questions continue to surround the complicated process of shutting down Concord Steam, which is why a public information session is scheduled for Sept. 21, but at least one question surprised a dozen people gathered Tuesday for a state hearing on the topic.Who will own the steam pipes unde...
6 points by Concord Monitor | Public utilities commission Public utility Public utilities Concord High School New Hampshire Parking Concord High School Public
Forrester, Gatsas spar over National Guard and drug crisis in WMUR debate
Sparks flew at Tuesday’s WMUR/Union Leader Republican gubernatorial candidates’ debate when state Sen. Jeanie Forrester suggested Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas didn’t know what law enforcement was doing in his own city to stop the drug crisis.For weeks, Forrester has been advocating for the use of the...
5 points by Concord Monitor | Police Law enforcement agency United States National Guard Global warming John E. Sununu New Hampshire Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation
Democratic gubernatorial candidates spar at Manchester debate
The three Democratic candidates for governor differentiated themselves on a handful of “lightning round” questions during a debate in Manchester on Tuesday.The topics strayed from the everyday campaign conversation to get the candidates thinking apart from their stump speeches.Executive Councilor Co...
24 points by Concord Monitor | Taxation in the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton New Hampshire Candidate Million Money
Letter: Cady for state representative
Cady for state repI’m writing to express my respect and gratitude to Harriet Cady for a lifetime of service in New Hampshire, especially in working to preserve and enhance our right to know what our government is doing. Harriet is running again for state representative. Her wealth of knowledge at th...
2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Massachusetts Conservatism New England United States Vermont Republican Party French Revolution
Judge: Dover, other districts owed money for education
A judge ruled Tuesday that the city of Dover and dozens of other school districts growing in size were unconstitutionally deprived of education funding from the state.That figure is about $1.5 million for Dover, and as much as $11 million between 40 other districts.The lawsuit filed last year argue...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Law United States New Hampshire Money Speaker Prosecutor Canterbury Appeal
My Turn: State deserves a true representative
In New Hampshire, we have a long tradition of citizen legislators. With two-year terms and small districts, our system is designed to keep legislators in close contact with the people they represent. Our Legislature is – by design – made up of business owners and their employees; professionals and...
133 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire United States United States Congress
Driver charged with OUI after hitting cruiser on I-93, injuring trooper
A state trooper was injured on Interstate 93 early Tuesday morning when a driver under the influence struck his cruiser, authorities say. The incident happened just after 1:30 a.m. on I-93 southbound near the Mass. Ave exit. Lily G. Reid, 21, of Quincy, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure […]
3 points by The Boston Globe | Boston English-language films Interstate 93 Quincy Massachusetts Chinatown Boston Milton Massachusetts Manchester New Hampshire Medford Massachusetts
Somersworth to restore divisive Ten Commandments monument
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) - City councilors in Somersworth have voted to restore the New Hampshire city's controversial Ten Commandments monument to its original location next to city hall. Foster's Daily Democrat reports ( ) Tuesday's 7-2 vote additionally approved a motion to add two flagpoles and a historic marker to ...
15 points by The Washington Times | Separation of church and state New Hampshire First Amendment to the United States Constitution Democracy English-language films New York City
National Guard counterdrug unit has been active in New Hampshire for decades
State Sen. Jeanie Forrester’s plan to use the National Guard to help fight New Hampshire’s drug crisis has been one of the most contentious issues so far in the Republican race for governor.But New Hampshire National Guard members have assisted local law enforcement and community organizations to ke...
26 points by Concord Monitor | Police Constable Drug addiction Heroin United States National Guard Chief of police Law enforcement and society New Hampshire
Primary survey: Franklin Ward 3, Northfield sees three-way race for two House seats
Deborah H. Wheeler Party: Democrat Age: 72 Town of residence: Northfield Occupation: retired Incumbent? Yes. Three terms; running for my fourth.Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? Yes Providing more state money for higher education? Yes Pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? I wou...
7 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage New Hampshire Disability Cannabis Drug addiction Addiction Merrimack County New Hampshire Funding
After failed 2014 state Senate bid and criminal charges dropped, Howard Pearl seeks House seat
Loudon farmer and town official Howard Pearl is on the ballot again in 2016, this time as a New Hampshire state representative candidate. Pearl, a Republican, ran for state Senate in 2014, though he abruptly dropped out of the race in August of that year due to an “unforeseen personal issue.” He was...
6 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Merrimack County New Hampshire Primary election Belknap County New Hampshire Loudon New Hampshire Boscawen New Hampshire United States Senate Concord New Hampshire
Senate District 16 candidate Winterton claimed domicile in Florida for ‘tax purposes’
Donald Winterton may be facing challenges to his qualifications for candidacy in Senate District 16, but his name will be on the ballot no matter what comes of the allegations.The ballots were printed 30 days before the primary so they could be distributed to absentee voters. But questions of Winter...
36 points by Concord Monitor | Voting Democracy Voting system Manchester New Hampshire Election Democratic Party State U.S. state
Vote on hospital contract approved
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Executive Council has approved a three-year, $36 million contract to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for psychiatric hospitals to the state, including at the state hospital. New Hampshire Public Radio reports ( Wednesday's vote came as an independent investigation gets underway concerning a former patient's suicide. The patient ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Hospital Psychiatric hospital Psychiatry Patient New England Manchester New Hampshire Involuntary commitment
State House will open for tours on three upcoming Saturdays
It’s official: the State House will be open to the public on three upcoming Saturdays to test a plan to make the building more accessible for tourists.That’s after the Joint Committee on Legislative Facilities approved a memorandum of understanding drawn up by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce...
164 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Bill Clinton Concord New Hampshire United States Constitution New England Virginia Portsmouth New Hampshire Vermont
Cod fishing catches plummet in waters off New England
Dwindling catch has many wondering if cod fishing is a thing of the past        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Atlantic Ocean Overfishing Cod Fishery Massachusetts State House New Hampshire Georges Bank Massachusetts
Shaheen: U.S. needs strategy to counter Russian influence
A bolder, more aggressive strategy is needed to counter Russia's efforts to undermine democracy in the United States and western Europe, New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Friday.Shaheen, a member of Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, addressed a foreign policy forum at...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States Senate United States New Hampshire NATO Russia President of the United States Jeanne Shaheen Vladimir Putin
Snow damaged two of N.H.’s inflated athletic domes, but that hasn’t deflated the industry
Two of New Hampshire’s inflatable athletic complexes are recovering from damage caused by last week’s snowstorm, even as a national engineering group has tweaked its standards for how these pressurized domes should deal with snow.The Hampshire Dome in Milford collapsed March 15 after a tear was open...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Franklin Pierce New Hampshire Franklin Pierce University Portsmouth New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire Pressure Construction Franklin Pierce Law Center
Shrinking moose numbers mean fewer permits to hunt
New Hampshire has started the clock ticking on its annual moose-hunt lottery for the 29th time, although the number of hunting permits – just like the number of moose – is dwindling.Only 51 permits are being issued this year, by far the lowest since moose hunting started up again in 1988, because th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Game Hunting Manchester New Hampshire Franklin Pierce Deer Massachusetts Merrimack County New Hampshire
Letter: The reach of AFP
The reach of AFPA March 6 New York Times article described the “impatience” of the billionaire Koch brothers for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Americans for Prosperity will coordinate forceful lobbying efforts. AFP president Tim Phillips is quoted saying, “We’ve been patient this year, but it...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Koch Industries United States Primary election Lobbying United States Constitution Massachusetts New Hampshire primary
Springtime snow coasting parts of Maine, NH
The calendar says spring, but there's snow falling in northern New England. Snow has moved into Maine and New Hampshire and the National Weather Service said there already were reports of 3-inch totals Friday afternoon in hilly towns in New Hampshire. Meteorologist John Cannon said the forecast calls for 3 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New England Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Vermont Northeastern United States White Mountains Manchester New Hampshire
Register for spring classes with LINEC
Spring LINEC classes for seniors and older adults are accepting registrations now for courses that will begin April 3 on the campus of New England College in Henniker. Open classes include: How the Earth Works; The Power of Art in Healing; From Age-ing to Sage-ing; The Taming of the Shrew; Math Musi...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire Newspaper Advertising Yonder Mountain String Band
Speaker visits TRIP center
The TRIP Senior Center in Franklin celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with guest speaker Betty Hovey. An interior designer, Hovey spoke about attending Hesser College for design and opening her own design firm. 
-2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire Trip Newspaper Advertising Yonder Mountain String Band
New Hampshire leads effort to view overdoses as crime scenes
A New Hampshire training program that teaches police officers and prosecutors how to treat drug overdoses as crime scenes is emerging as a model for other states grappling with the opioid crisis.Outgoing Attorney General Joe Foster launched the training last summer so that officers could learn how...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Drug overdose Lawyer Drugs Benzodiazepine overdose Drug addiction Naloxone New Hampshire Barbiturate
PHOTOS: Hindu prayer at the New Hampshire House
Veeramani Ranganathan of the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire in Nashua gave the opening prayer in front of the House of Representatives session Thursday. And State Rep. Latha Mangipudi of Nashua became the first legislator to wear an Indian sari during a session. Ranganathan spoke the prayer first in...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire United States House of Representatives Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Concord New Hampshire Bill Clinton Newspaper United States Constitution Virginia
Letter: MacDonald is a great choice for attorney general
MacDonald a great choice for attorney generalThe New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services is an annual fundraising effort bringing together the legal, business and philanthropic communities to support the civil legal aid programs of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral...
6 points by Concord Monitor | Law Lawyer New Hampshire Legal aid Legal clinic LAW Avocats Sans Frontières
Editorial: Casino bill is still wrong for New Hampshire
Pro-gambling lawmakers in the State House are trying once again to give New Hampshire families a new way to lose money. They should call Senate Bill 242, which clears the way for two casinos in the state, what it really is: a tax on the poor.Seven of the eight sponsors of SB 242 are Democrats, and...
14 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Manchester New Hampshire Revenue Casino U.S. state State Bill Clinton Portsmouth New Hampshire
Weigh in on town mitigation plans
HopkintonThis is real news A panel discussion on fake news, tweets and facts in our democracy will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive. Panelists will include John Greabe, professor of law; Ralph Jiminez, opinion editor, Concord Monitor; Dan Barrick, news directo...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Concord New Hampshire Bachelor's degree Academic degree Engineering technology Associate's degree Week-day names Meeting
Sponsors a great help for tournament
Sponsors a great help for tournament Thank you to all the people and organizations that helped with the 10th annual Robbie Mills 8-Ball Tournament. We raised an amazing $6337.66. The event was great and will be at the same location next year! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors. They are: The...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Laconia New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire Bar Tavern Belknap County New Hampshire Manchester New Hampshire Inn
Meet one of the originators of New Hampshire Maple Weekend
On Thursday morning, I drove into Barbara and Don Lassonde’s driveway to see Barbara tacking a poster to the side of the sugar house.It was only appropriate that the man depicted in the poster, wearing a green full-body jumpsuit and pouring sap into an evaporator, looked an awful lot like Don. He’s...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Maple syrup Maple New England New Hampshire Sugar house Merrimack County New Hampshire Sugar Blood sugar