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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, March 26, 2015


Lawmakers still smarting from the backlash over the way they handled the debate over a bill submitted by 4th graders tried to make up for it by passing a resolution encouraging more student participation in government.

While Governor Hassan says she's open to a hotel room fee, she's opposed to a raise in the rooms & meals tax.

Saying Hillary Clinton may not go far enough, progressives in New Hampshire are encouraging potential presidential candidates need to be bold.

The debate has gotten testy in Derry over proposed budget cuts that could impact jobs in the police and fire departments.

A broken drive shaft has been identified as the cause of last weekend's chairlift accident at Sugarloaf Resort in Maine.

1 man is dead after a house fire in Antrim. A lack of smoke detectors in the home may have played a role.

Renters of storage units destroyed by fire in Raymond are trying to figure out how to recover their losses.

A mother and her children were displaced after a fire at a home in Rochester Tuesday night.

A Dover man's been indicted on multiple charges in connection with a home break-in and attack in Rochester.

An arrest for a Dover woman after police say school officials noticed her daughter had been injured.

4 people have been arrested on drug-related charges after the search of a home in Rollinsford.

There's been an indictment for a woman in Gonic accused of leaving heroin within reach of her children.

A lawsuit has been filed against the former architect of an elementary school in Unity, say he misrepresented the cost of the project.

A gas leak was brought under control in Keene on Wednesday morning.

Flu-related deaths in New Hampshire have risen to 45.

The fraternity that partly inspired the comedy classic "Animal House" is facing new accusations of mistreating new members.

As we near tax season, the IRS is warning of tax scams.

A new Dartmouth study says your username is in many ways more important than your password when it comes to data breaches.

A new study has new data about distracted driving for teenagers.

ICYMI: Tom Hanks helped launch the "Late Late Show" on CBS with a tribute to some of his most-loved screen roles.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Suffolk University is expected to release a poll that will provide a new snapshot of the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for President.

The state Senate is expected to discuss a bill that would place further restrictions on what you can purchase from EBT cards. They're also expected to act on a bill submitted in the wake of the death of a 3 year-old in Nashua that would change the way child abuse cases are handled.

The House Finance Committee will once again discuss funding for the Department of Transportation. DOT officials warn that if proposed budget cuts go through they could be forced to lay off close to 700 employees.

The State Department of Safety will hold a news conference today to announce new rules and training allowing police to more easily obtain a license to administer life-saving doses of Narcan to citizens experiencing an overdose from drugs like heroin.

Eversource and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will hold a news conference in Londonderry to announce a new partnership.

Former Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers, the former chair of House Intelligence committee, has started a PAC focusing on Homeland Security issues. He and former Republican candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein will visit the NH1 Media Center to talk with us about it.

The Joint Building Committee for Dover High School and the Career Technical Center will hold a community information session tonight. There's a proposal to build a new high school that isgenerating controversy because of the impact it could have on taxes in the city.

Slam Free or Die, billed as "New Hampshire's only weekly poetry slam competition", will hold its 2015 Poetry Slam Finals tonight at Milly's Tavern in Manchester.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The NH House rejected a DOT spending plan, and also voted against a gas tax increase.

Keene officials have once again rejected the license application by organizers of the annual Pumpkin Festival.

It's official: the Blizzard of 2015 was a disaster in New Hampshire.

State officials have confirmed that anyone exposed to contaminated water at Pease will be tested.

2 people have resigned from the Rudman Center's Board of Advisors in the wake of the departure of former Supreme Court Justice John Broderick.

A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a charge against the Whitefield mother who disappeared for 10 years with her daughter during a custody dispute.

A Barnstead teen has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the stabbing of another girl at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, all apparently to please her boyfriend, last year.

An early morning accident closed I-93 Northbound for around a half an hour.


Rick Perry has added a stop in Nashua to his visit to the Granite State in April.

Senator Kelly Ayotte is calling for the production of 2 new submarines annually starting in 2016 and ending in 2020.

Budget cuts approved by the House Finance Committee could have a big impact on the Manchester city budget.

Dover's city manager has submitted a budget with a $2.8 million dollar increase for the coming fiscal year.

State Senators are warning builders of a natural gas pipeline to stay away from use of eminent domain in their plans.

If Rockingham County's Attorney is sued by a recently fired whistleblower, it will be without the support County Commissioners.

Portsmouth is holding a public hearing to discuss short-term rentals offered by online sites.

An elementary school is closing in Sandown after a decision by the Timberlane Regional School Board last night.

UNH-Manchester is hosting a national security series for potential 2016 presidential candidates.

The unincorporated town of Millsford has launched a Facebook page in the hopes of getting in on the "First In the Nation" primary voting action.

Senators Ayotte and Shaheen have introduced a resolution calling for the IRS to make available the proper tax forms for the public.


A man accused of attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Rochester last summer has been indicted on new charges.

Pleas are expected next month related to a pizza deliveryman attack in Somersworth last summer.

A teenager is suing Rockingham County, accusing them of being negligent during a jailhouse beating last July.

5 Manchester residents have pleaded guilty to taking part in an oxycodone ring.

A former UNH student body president accused of a felony represented himself in court-and won.

Most evidence will be allowed in the trial of a man accused in a 2011 violent home break-in and attack in Hampstead.

A man accused of shooting his son during an argument last summer has been sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison.

A man in Farmington has been indicted for multiple sales of heroin to an informant for the Strafford County Sheriff's Task Force.

An unattended stove is being blamed for a fire at a home in Rochester Tuesday.


A woman from Dover is facing charges she assaulted a 9 year-old girl.

A Mont Vernon man is facing charges after police say he tried to solicit sex with an underage child online.

6 people are facing drug charges after a search of a home in Rollinsford.

A Nashua woman has been charged with threatening a man with a knife and hitting him with a glass on the head, sending him to the hospital.

Laconia Police want to continue to have a drug officer on staff-but need the city to sign off on the funding.

No injuries in connection to a fire at an apartment building in Claremont.


The VA Medical Center in Manchester has recently opened a new expansion.

One of the state's oldest golf courses is being purchased by a man from Cape Cod.


The NCAA Tournament run for the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team came to an end last night.

The Celtics lost a chance to get a leg up in the race for the playoffs with a loss last night to Miami.

Other News

Portsmouth is working to clear huge piles of snow from the Pierce Island boat launch as spring weather nears.

Some Durham residents are concerned about the potential noise after upgrades to Cowell Stadium at UNH are completed.

Are the guardrails on state highways safe?

Students and staff are back at a Littleton elementary school today after the building was closed Wednesday over concerns over cracks found in the walls.

Is climate change impacting the sweetness of New Hampshire's maple sugar? Some experts say yes.

A new report suggests the diversity of New England plant life is in jeopardy.

Where is the best quality of life in New Hampshire? A new survey offers some ideas.

National and World News

The audio from the cockpit of the German plane that went down over the French Alps suggests the pilot was locked out just before the crash. It's now believed the co-pilot crashed the plane on purpose.

Nuclear talks are said to be entering a critical phase between the US and Iran.

The debate over whether or not Bowe Bergdahl should spend time in prison has intensified now that he is facing charges of desertion.

1 person is dead after tornadoes hit both Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Teenage girls and tweeners are figuring out how to carry on after the announcement of the departure of a member of the boy band One Direction.


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