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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, June 22, 2015


A quick housekeeping note: All Things New Hampshire will be off the remainder of this week. Our next edition will be Monday, June 29th.

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

4 people were injured in a 2-alarm fire in Manchester this morning.

A boy scout troop leader, on a hike with his 2 sons, died on Crawford Path over the weekend.

A search continued Sunday for a boater who went missing Saturday morning on Lake Winnepesaukee.

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday in Gilmanton.

Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts, say 6 NH residents were part of a large heroin bust in that city late last week.

State lawmakers have begun work on a short-term spending plan as the current budget plan faces an expected veto from Governor Hassan.

Officials in Amherst have sent a letter to federal regulators dismissing the idea of a natural gas pipeline coming through their town.

The Governor's budget plan and the latest on the 2016 landscape were hot topics on NH1 Newsmakers this weekend.

Read up on the latest developments from the State House with the NH1 Political Report.

The EPA is ordering the owners of the Mill West property in Manchester to get the lead out.

A well-regarded radio personality along the Seacoast has passed away.

A man flipped his car after braking for a deer in the road in Vermont.

Hike Safe cards are helping NH search and rescue missions.

An airport in Lebanon is hoping a cut in fares will help increase business.

Dartmouth College has been named a health care national center of excellence.

A New Hampshire non-profit is getting a nearly $500,000 grant to offer more legal services.

Ribfest wrapped up in Merrimack Sunday.

The Granite State Music Festival also went on Sunday, despite rainy weather. The 15th annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition wrapped up Saturday in Hampton.

The Fish & Game Department is looking for some turkey counters.

The Eastern Cougar may be gone for good, and some want the federal government to make it official.

A Great White sighting off the coast of Maine has people talking.

An important anniversary Sunday-the 227th anniversary of the day NH gave birth to a nation.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The man charged with last Tuesday's deadly crash in Salem that split a car in two is scheduled to appear in court this morning.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and other city officials go before the Hillsborough County legislative delegation to request funding for a drug court during a hearing on the county budget.

A special meeting on petitions from a group of residents to overturn recent budget cuts by the Derry town council is scheduled for this evening at 6pm at the municipal center.

Scott Kelley reports to jail today. Kelley is the stepfather of his wife Genevieve's daughter, who disappeared with both of them for 10 years in the midst of a custody dispute in 2005. All three returned to the country in the last year.

Top News

Bluetooth devices are flying off the shelves ahead of the state's forthcoming ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving.

Heavy rains helped to raise e. coli levels in lakes and streams in the Merrimack Valley, but most are still safe for swimming.


Services supported by user fees in Concord-like trash and downtown parking-are projected to lose money this year, and that has city officials concerned.

There's a special election in Nashua Tuesday for an open seat on the Board of Aldermen. In other Nashua election news, the contenders for the mayoral post in Nashua are set.

The Keene City Council has approved a $38.5 million budget.

Republican contenders for the White House are avoiding the issue of South Carolina's Confederate flag flying at the State Capitol in the wake of the deadly shootings of 9 people at a historic black church in Charleston.

Rick Perry says he's learned his lesson from his 2012 run.

Chris Christie is adding to his staff in New Hampshire.

Bernie Sanders has been speaking to some fired-up crowds as part of his upstart Democratic presidential bid, but courting the Latino vote appears to be a challenge.

The "Porcupine Freedom Festival", organized by liberty-minded activists, is underway in northern New Hampshire.


Police in Fremont are shifting blame to the Rockingham County Attorney's office in the case of a veteran who's filing suit against the town, accusing them of false imprisonment for since-disproven claims of rape against a mentally disabled woman.


A drowning victim was pulled from Lake Sunapee Friday; police don't believe the death is suspicious.

Dover police say 1 person has been arrested in connection with the ongoing credit card fraud investigation Friday.

Weare's new police chief was sworn in on Saturday.

Madbury police now have a military-style Humvee for bad weather and off-road access.

The weather is getting warmer, and police are issuing their annual warning about not leaving your dog or child in a hot car.


Cigna has rejected Anthem's $47 billion merger proposal.

Turtles put a halt to excavation work in Milford last week.

Eastern Bank customers will now be recognized just by the sound of their voice.

A new strip mall is coming to Hooksett.

Nashua kicked off its Main Street Farmers' Market Sunday, despite the rainy weather.


The Red Sox wrapped up their weekend with a rout of the Royals.

Jordan Speith is your U.S. Open champion.

Other News

Motorcycle Week wrapped up in Laconia over the weekend and organizers are calling it a success.

Wifi is coming to Hampton Beach-as in, all of it.

Defying tradition, a woman took part in a weekend ceremony in Shelburne and now considers herself an ordained Roman Catholic priest, which traditionally only allows men.

A 90 year-old World War II vet celebrated his birthday Sunday in Penacook, he shared some of his experiences.

Summer camp season is underway, and making sure all employees and staff have criminal background checks is a priority-not to mention the law.

The aging population in Rockingham County-and the impact that aging will have on school enrollment-is a subject of concern among government officials. But population models paint a more optimistic picture for Strafford County.

Moms can now choose "laughing gas" to aid during delivery at hospitals along the Seacoast.

Lots of talk about the sighting of a great white shark off the coast of Wells, Maine over the weekend.

National and World News

Worshippers packed the South Carolina church that was the scene of last week's deadly shooting in Charleston.

A possible sighting of the two men wanted for escaping a maximum security prison in upstate New York.

Jurassic World dominated the box office, but the new Disney/Pixar film made a strong showing as well.

Taylor Swift is bigger than Apple? The pop superstar's social media campaign to get them to pay royalties for their 3-month free trial of their music streaming service has succeeded.


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