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UNH Picks Up Production of "What is New Hampshire" Public Policy Publication

UNH announced today it will take over publication of a widely referenced research publication. "What is New Hampshire?" was previously produced by the now defunct Center for Public Policy Studies.

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The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is inviting the public to tour air monitoring stations throughout the state this summer.

Air monitoring program manager Kendall Perkins demonstrated equipment use, spoke about the state-wide monitoring network, and answered questions for Laconia residents at a facility tour on Wednesday morning. 

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UNH announced today it will take over publication of a widely referenced research publication.

 

"What is New Hampshire?" was previously produced by the now defunct Center for Public Policy Studies.

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Ted Kitchens has been tapped by Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig to be the new director of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Kitchens is currently general manager of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, the nation’s 13th busiest airport. According to his resume, he has nearly two decades of experience in the industry.

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A new study says rural residents in New Hampshire and the Northeast spend more of their income on energy than almost anywhere else in the country.

The study from the advocacy group American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that people living outside metropolitan areas in the Northeast and central Southeast had the nation's highest energy burdens.

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  Republican Bruce Crochetiere suddenly dropped out Wednesday of New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District race, citing “recent developments with his family and business.”

His campaign, launched just four months ago, was the Hampton Falls businessman’s first foray into politics, a fact he often touted when he introduced himself to voters.

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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, a four-term Democrat from Rochester, is calling for President Donald Trump to step down or face impeachment.

This follows Trump's refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting on Monday with President Vladimir Putin. But now Trump is saying he misspoke and meant to say he saw no reason why it wasn't Russia that meddled. Shea-Porter joined Morning Edition by phone to talk about this news.

 

A Groton resident was seriously injured after a bear entered her home. 

 

Jim Juneau of New Hampshire Fish and Game says that a wild black bear was likely startled when a 71-year old woman discovered it in her kitchen early Tuesday morning. 

 

"The bear reacted in a panicked manner and unfortunately she sustained some injuries," he says.

 

The woman is currently at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, after undergoing surgery. 

 

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Canterbury Shaker Village is offering a new event: Arts Week

The event offers both contemporary and traditional arts for all audiences, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 17 to July 21.

Wednesday is a free day for families, and includes a 2 p.m. performance of “Child of Faerie, Child of Earth,” by Manchester’s Ballet Misha.  There will also be face painting, outdoor crafts, lawn games and tractor hayrides.

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Educators will meet at Plymouth State University this week to take part in a summit on rural schools.

The Rural Educational Leaders Network brings teachers and administrators together to collaborate on issues they face, such as funding, varied class offerings, and population decline.

David Backler is the superintendent of SAU 20 in Gorham. He says this summit is also a chance to bring ideas and practices back to his schools.

"You want to be able to position yourself in a way you can showcase all the things you can provide."

Federal prosecutors are focusing their efforts on Hillsborough County, including the cities of Manchester and Nashua, in a new crackdown on synthetic opioid dealers.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the effort, called Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS for short), during a stop in Concord last week.

It’s a nationwide push, targeting a single county in each of 10 districts in the U.S. -- areas that have been hardest hit by the drug crisis.

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