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A reduction in Wilmot’s recycling program is forcing some residents to take matters into their own hands
05-18-2024 5:26 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In Andy Chew’s garage, aluminum cans — remnants of seltzers and assorted drinks — are piled high in large bins because it pains him too much to throw them away.Living in Wilmot, N.H., where recycling options are scarce, with the town lacking...

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NH House votes down marijuana legalization after Senate approval
06-14-2024 3:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s bill to legalize marijuana got a breath of fresh air after receiving Senate approval, only to be tabled by the House by a five-vote margin, halting its progress towards the Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk this year.Rep. Jared Sullivan said he...


With less than three months left, NH casino hasn’t found a buyer
04-17-2024 1:32 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

At the start of the year, Concord Casino was ordered to close its doors and sell the business within six months, but, so far, no buyers have stepped forward to acquire the establishment.“There’s been no change in the status of the Concord facility,”...


DES against landfill moratorium bill
04-10-2024 2:46 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

As testimony on bills targeting landfill safety in New Hampshire continues in both chambers of the legislature, the state Department of Environmental Services maintains its stance against proposed legislation advocating for a four-year moratorium of...


Medical assistance in dying bill draws large turnout
02-08-2024 4:04 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

People in wheelchairs, others relying on crutches, some facing terminal illness and some caregivers packed a hearing Wednesday for a bill that would allow medically assisted dying in New Hampshire.While most of the attendees expressed support for...


Sanborn opts against appealing NH casino closure
01-30-2024 11:40 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord Casino will continue to keep its lights off as Andy Sanborn has decided not to appeal the suspension of his gaming license.The deadline for filing an appeal was Jan. 19, and the Lottery Commission confirmed that they hadn’t received one.Now,...


NH educators continue to fight against divisive concepts law
01-17-2024 12:21 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The continuing fight against the “divisive concepts” law restricting how New Hampshire educators discuss topics such as race, gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms was back before a federal judge on Tuesday.The plaintiffs were asking...


Andy Sanborn loses gambling license, Concord Casino ordered to close by Jan. 1
12-28-2023 10:48 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord Casino’s doors are set to shut after the New Hampshire Lottery Commission suspended owner Andy Sanborn operating and gaming licenses for six months.The ruling announced Thursday on accusations that Sanborn fraudulently obtained and used...


NH launches tuition reimbursement program to recruit and retain first responders
12-19-2023 3:19 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

To recruit more police officers, firefighters and EMTs, New Hampshire has launched a program offering tuition reimbursements at the state’s community colleges for those looking to enter the field.The First Responder Tuition Reimbursement Program, an...


NH’s Sanborn had plenty of cash to buy whatever he wanted without using COVID funds, lawyers argue
12-15-2023 3:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Andy Sanborn had enough cash on hand and in other accounts that he was able to pay for purchases like a Ferrari for his wife and two Porsches for himself, with his own money instead of the $844,000 in COVID relief funds he received and put into his...


Andy Sanborn’s attorneys criticize Lottery Commission's investigation
12-12-2023 4:21 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In his absence, Andy Sanborn’s legal team defended his credibility during Monday’s hearing primarily by asserting the Lottery Commission accusations were based on a careless investigation that failed to present complete facts.“This case is based on a...


Casino owner’s health cited as reason for hearing delay
10-19-2023 9:08 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Lawyers for Andy Sanborn said he’s been too ill to mount a defense against accusations that he fraudulently obtained and misused COVID relief funds for lavish personal expenses.A lottery hearing on whether Sanborn, a former state senator and the owner...


Beatrice, the famed Vermont emu found in Bow, got loose again and was killed in an accident
08-14-2023 10:04 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Beatrice the emu was a runner. This became evident when she escaped from her home at Taft Hill Farm in Townshend, Vt., and after a few months, in September 2015, she arrived in Bow, N.H., believed to have traveled more than 80 miles on foot, including...


In New Hampshire, 16% of police officers are trained to handle mental health emergencies
01-23-2023 4:35 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Just a fraction of the state’s police officers have completed training that is considered the “gold standard” for law enforcement to better respond to mental health emergency calls.About 16% of all 2,900 sworn police officers in New Hampshire have...

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