News from around NH.

News from downstate NH.

News From Around NH

Archives of selected news articles from downstate NH.

Memorial Day Weekend OHRV Enforcement
Riders: Be prepared for "aggressive enforcement initiatives geared towards safe and responsible riding."

WinnAero Gets Support From the Sakowich Foundation
The Gladys and Tony Sakowich Foundation of Tilton recently made a substantial donation to the STEM education non-profit WinnAero.

Rolling Thunder® Inc., Supports Camp Resilience
Rolling Thunder NH recently made a generous donation to help fund the veteran support activities of Camp Resilience.

Discover Wild NH Day 2018
Browse exhibits, see live animals, big fish, trained falcons & retrievers in action or try your hand at archery, casting, fly-tying, and B-B gun shooting. Plus, check out the latest hunting and fishing gear and gadgets.

Pollinator Studies to Start at Concord's Pine Barrens
A five-year multiple state study on pollinators will begin in this dry sandy habitat.

Public Hearing Set on Public Boat Access Rules
The existing Fis 1600 rules are set to expire on February 25, 2018.

Franklin Man To Serve 50 Years
Brad Smith sentenced to 50 Years for producing child pornography.

Weare Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking
Kenneth Bailey to serve 18 months in prison.

Candia Man Convicted Of Heroin Trafficking Charge
Mark Gagnon, 54, of Candia, New Hampshire was found guilty of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.

Sununu Signs HB 400 Into Law
New law reforms DCYS and improves New Hampshire's mental health system.

NH Elementary School Students Help Nongame and Endangered Wildlife   
Penny races help students raise $1,000.

Epsom Man Sentenced To 70 Months On Federal Firearms Charge   
Daniel Quinn, 48, of Nashua was sentenced for Hudson Bank Robbery.

Stoddard Couple Charged with Intentionally Feeding Bears   
2006 NH Law prohibits bear feeding because such activity may result in injuries, damage to property, or public nuisances.

Nashua Man Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison   
Daniel Quinn, 48, of Nashua was sentenced for Hudson Bank Robbery.

Sununu Signs SB 234 Into Law   
Governor signs the needle exchange bill into law.

NH Governor Signs Several Bills Into Law   
Thirty-Eight bills were signed: we list them.

Urban Moose Successfully Relocated to the Country   
The young cow made several attempts to cross I-93 in Concord.

Take Flight!, opens at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center   
A new interactive exhibition on the science of aviation, and a new planetarium show will be featured this summer.

NH Winners at Gulf of Maine Council's 2017 International Award Ceremony   
Many New Hampshire award winners were among 15 individuals and organizations honored by the Gulf of Maine Council.

Somersworth Man Sentenced To 78 Months   
Convicted for Credit Union Robbery and Criminal Threatening.

New Wildlife Management Area Created in Rindge   
Approximately 672 acres of land in Rindge and Fitzwilliam now protected.

Four Men Arrested On Drug And Gun Charges   
Two are reported to be alleged motorcycle club members.

Body Recovered from Connecticut River in Hinsdale   
Andrew Laffond, 29, died after falling from an abandon railroad trestle.

14YO Seriously Injured in Dirt Bike Accident   
He failed to negotiate a turn, lost control and was ejected from the dirt bike.

Summer Kayak Programs Offered   
Celebrate summer with a paddle on the seacoast's Great Bay.

Windham Wells Discovered that Contain Elevated Concentrations of PFCs   
Lexington and Ledge Road area of Windham showed elevated concentrations of perfluorochemicals (PFCs).

Lead-poisoned Loons Found   
Loons can accidentally ingest small split-shot lead sinkers along with pebbles used to break up ingested fish.

Injured Hiker Rescued in Bear Brook State Park   
Injured, crawling across the forest floor, a chance encounter saves a man's life.

Derry Man Pleads Guilty   
Accused of Distributing Fentanyl.

Former Boscawen Man Sentenced   
Receives 51 Months In Federal Prison For Oxycodone Trafficking.

Former Nashua Man Sentenced   
Receives 30 Months In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking.

New York Women Plead Guilty To Using Counterfeit Credit Cards   
Latavia Hassan, 33, of Mastic, New York, and Chantel Lightner, 26, of Wyandanch, New York, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use counterfeit credit cards.

Don't Put Off That Hunter Education Class   
There are currently many spots open in the Field Days that are required after completion of the online course. These spots can become harder to get later in the year.

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

Women-only Hunter Education Course Offered   
Course involves self-paced online study and an online exam, plus a required Field Day.

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

Keene State College Honored   
College was designated a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.

Vermont Man Pleads Guilty To Escape Charge   
Rosploch escaped from a halfway house in Manchester, NH.

NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers Honored   
NH F&G's Law Enforcement Division recently recognized the 2016 New Hampshire Conservation Officers of the Year.

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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  Cohase Film Slam   (9/16)
  Tricycle Grand Prix  (9/16)
  Rodney Crowell   (9/21)
  NH Highland Games   (9/21-23)
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  Neko Case   (9/27)
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  Dixville Half Marathon   (9/29)
  New Hampshire Marathon   (9/29)
  Matthew Odell   (9/30)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/6&7)
  Sparrow Blue & Crowes Pasture   (10/6)
  Oktoberfest  (10/6-7)
  White Mountain Oktoberfest   (10/6-7)
  Fall Foliage Celebration   (10/6-8)
  Sandwich Fair   (10/6-8)
  Paddle the Border   (10/7)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/7-9)
  Shadow Play   (10/10)
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  Greg Brown   (10/12)
  Camping & RV Show   (10/12-14)
  Riverfire & Horrorfest   (10/13)
  Jay Stollman Band   (10/19)
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  All Things Pumpkin   (10/20)
  Ethan Setiawan Band   (10/20)
  Bettye LaVette   (10/26)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/26-27)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/26-28)
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