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Last UpDate 5-16-17

Selected News Articles From Downstate NH

2017 NH Schools of Excellence Named   
List includes schools in Deerfield, Hampton, Hooksett and Laconia.

FREE Mobile Wastewater Pumpout Boat Service Offered   
Coastal availability for 2017 boating season detailed.

Free Wedding Giveaway Offered   
Are you a recently engaged military couple, veteran(s), or military couple seeking to renew your vows? Are you stationed near the seacoast, or does one of you live there?

Capital Arts Fest   
Event seeks to connect, create and celebrate the culture of NH's state capital on May 6th.

2017 Ski Season Show Big Increase   
2016-17 season wraps up with 31% increase in visits.

NHDES Announces Coastal Resilience Grant Awards   
Five new projects to promote flood hazard preparedness and resilience in NH communities along the Atlantic Coast and Great Bay estuary.

NHF&G Proposes A Permit Reduction for 2017 NH Moose Hunt   
Estimated Moose Densities Are Down In Several Areas.

NH Preservation Summit Scheduled   
Local Leaders, Design and Construction Professionals, and Investors to meet in Concord on April 21.

NHF&G Requests Homeowners To Remove Bird Feeders   
Den emergence by bears appears to be a couple of weeks earlier this year.

NHF&G Proposes A Permit Reduction for 2017 NH Moose Hunt   
Estimated Moose Densities Are Down In Several Areas.

Fisher Cats Foundation Awards 12 Scholarships   
12 Granite & Bay State Athlete/Scholars Receive $2,500 each.

New Hampshire Fishing Report - June 30, 2016   
The British, er... large mayflies are coming.. well, they're actually here.. and the fish are biting!

NH Fishercats Vs. Harrisburg   
Walk-Off Win Wows Crowd Friday Night.

NH Fishercats Vs. Harrisburg   
Walk-Off Win Wows Crowd Friday Night.

The Evolving Understanding of Rock Snot   
New science is challenging old theories.

Summer Kayak Programs Offered   
Paddle trips offered on Great Bay.

Antlerless Deer Permits To Be Available   
Unit L and M Antlerless Deer Permits Available in Mid-July.

Prioritization Plan For Invastive Plants Now Available   
NHF&G, NH Natural Heritage Bureau, and Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR) teamed up with over 120 community members to create new plan.

Discovery Center Seeks Volunteers   
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center seeks volunteers to serve as docents this summer.

Karner Blue Conservation Day   
Volunteers wanted, business Support a Community Conservation Day for the state butterfly.

Boat Ramp at Newfound Lake Temporarily Closed   
Boat ramp at Wellington State Park (Newfound Lake) closed for repair of the dock pilings.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Receives $10,000 Donation   
The Foundation received a $5,000 donation from the Grappone Automotive Group in Concord, which was matched by the Toyota Dealer Match Program.

NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers Honored   
NH F&G's Law Enforcement Division recently recognized the 2015 New Hampshire Conservation Officers of the Year.

Merrimack & Litchfield Drinking Water Investigation Update   
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced updated drinking water well test results for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in Merrimack and Litchfield, New Hampshire.

Fresh Start Farms To Get Free Video for Crowdfunding Campaign   
Heartwood Media to donate video production services for a crowdfunding campaign to help a collective of refugee and immigrant farmer entrepreneurs purchase land in NH.

Merrimack Drinking Water Investigated For Chemical Pollutant   
NHDES, Merrimack Village Water District, and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics investigating perfluorochemical found in drinking water.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Honored   
It was chosen as one of the best Family Attractions in the USA by TripAdvisor Company FlipKey.

Bank of New Hampshire makes donation to local United Ways   
The bank and its employees raised over $118,000 to donate to local United Ways.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Education Director Appointed   
Dr. Kimberley Duncan of New Hampton, NH, is the new leader of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center's Education Team.

NH Old House & Barn Expo   
Helps for old house and barn owners and enthusiasts with appropriate and affordable solutions.

Operation Warm Receives Major Check   
Bank of New Hampshire provides $3,400 to help purchase winter coats for children.

1100 Acres in Epping To Be Conserved   
$1 million awarded from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program.

Farm Expo Attendees Donate Food   
Attendees donate nearly 700 pounds of non-perishable food to NH Food Bank.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Commemorates Challenger 30th Anniversary   
Special showings of the documentary on Christa, Reach for the Stars, at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, January 23, 24, 30 and 31 plus special educator events.

Bank of New Hampshire Announces Executive Vice President Promotions   
Barry Leonard, Jr., Vickie Routhier and Cydney Shapleigh-Johnson have been promoted to Executive Vice President.

NH Farm & Forest Expo Scheduled   
33rd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo To Be Held January 22 & 23, 2016 in Manchester.

NHDES Declares Air Quality Action Day   
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Wednesday Evening through Thursday.

US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Visits USS Kearsarge.   
USS Kearsarge hosts Ambassador Joseph W. Westphal and Marine Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III.

Barbara Laros Promoted to Vice President.   
Bank of New Hampshire announces that Barbara Laros has been promoted to Vice President - Business Development Officer.

Families To Celebrate Noon Year's Eve.   
Currier Museum of Art provides family friendly New Year's Event.

NHF&G Receives Two Donations   
Department receives rescue & enforcement aids and winter gear.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Celebrates New Star Wars Episode.   
Displays a new Star Wars-themed Christmas tree.

Wildlife Control Operator Class Offered.   
NH Fish & Game Offers Class February 4, 2016.

NH Mapping Project Completed.   
LiDAR Maps Land Surface Elevations Across Half of New Hampshire.

Stone Farm Conservation Project Receives LCHIP Grant.   
200+ Acres to be conserved.

Fish and Game Law Enforcement Promotions Announced.   
A Major given new responsibilities and three offers promoted.


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