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 2020-08-08 21:30 

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Pop Up NH venue opens in Portsmouth...

PORTSMOUTH — The long-awaited ServiceCU @ Pop Up NH outdoor venue opened Saturday in the city's downtown.The converted Bridge Street lot allows city businesses and organizations to offer food, drinks and entertainment.ServiceCU @ Pop Up NH is th...

 2020-08-08 18:54 

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Drought raises concerns of PFAS contamination in drinking water...

CONCORD — With parts of the state in a drought and following new legislation reducing contaminant levels for PFAS chemicals in drinking water, concerns are rising that public water systems will need to draw from contaminated wells that exceed new st...

 2020-08-08 18:51 

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Water supplies holding up despite drought...

In the summer of COVID-19, municipal officials are also dealing with "moderate drought conditions" that could worsen without substantial rainfall.Portsmouth's water supply report for August states "despite some recent rain events, the Seac...

 2020-08-08 18:19 

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At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience...

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces.It was an unexpected perk of their country club member...

 2020-08-08 17:53 

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Bath Iron Works, union reach tentative deal to end strike...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a global pandemic, officials announced Saturday.The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the un...

 2020-08-08 16:52 

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Pandemic helps, then hurts psychiatric boarding crisis in NH...

CONCORD (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has reversed New Hampshire's recent success in reducing the number of psychiatric patients stuck in emergency rooms, according to state officials and advocates.The state accomplished a major mental health ...

 2020-08-08 16:30 

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Dr. Ben Locwin: How schools can re-open safely...

We've all been mired in a global economic downturn, barrages of COVID-19 case numbers, continuing uncertainty and limitless flows of misinformation. This article seeks to share best practices to re-opening schools, first by addressing the facts about ...

 2020-08-08 16:26 

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Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom...

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.As educators prepare to welcome students back for the first time in months, schools' ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand will be p...

 2020-08-08 15:55 

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16 new coronavirus cases linked to NH church...

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are investigating a potential coronavirus outbreak linked to a Windham church.The state Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that 16 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have conne...

 2020-08-08 15:52 

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Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks...

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival.When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he'd ...

 2020-08-08 13:55 

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Protests in Beirut amid public fury over massive blast...

BEIRUT — Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon's capital on Saturday at the start of a planned protest over this week's massive explosion that devastated large parts of Beirut and killed more than 150 people.Thousan...

 2020-08-08 13:55 

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Tear gas, clashes in Beirut amid fury over massive blast...

BEIRUT — Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Saturday in Lebanon's capital amid mounting fury over the massive explosion that devastated much of the city and killed nearly 160 people. Dozens were still mi...

 2020-08-08 13:55 

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Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police...

BEIRUT — Public fury over this week's massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bu...

 2020-08-07 21:44 

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Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now...

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who a...

 2020-08-07 21:16 

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Pappas cosponsors bill to stop tax on workers at home...

CONCORD (AP) — A bill supported by U.S. Rep. of Chris Pappas would protect New Hampshire employees from being taxed while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.The bill was created after Massachusetts enacted an emergency regulation last...

 2020-08-07 20:21 

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Sununu vetoes NH red flag gun bill...

CONCORD — As expected, Gov. Chris Sununu late Friday afternoon vetoed a bill establishing extreme protective orders intended to reduce suicides and mass killings.House Bill 687, commonly known as the "red flag" bill, would have established a...

 2020-08-07 19:58 

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Seacoast Waldorf School to offer classroom education this year...

ELIOT, Maine — Seacoast Waldorf School announced it will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic."Even if public schools go remote, our campus will remain open for students ages 2.5 through 12," said School Director Jacqui Boyko. "To ma...

 2020-08-07 19:53 

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Tri-City Car Rally for Absentee Voting is Sunday...

The Tri-City Car Rally for Absentee Voting will be held Sunday, Aug. 9.Absentee voting has been expanded in New Hampshire this year to allow anyone who wants to vote absentee for any reason connected to the coronavirus to do so. Sunday's event is bein...

 2020-08-07 19:46 

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US officials: Russia denigrating Biden ahead of election...

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Don...

 2020-08-07 19:46 

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US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump...

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Don...

 2020-08-07 19:20 

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Strafford County lays off 10 sheriff's deputies, cuts 13 jobs due to virus impact...

DOVER Strafford County leaders confirmed Friday the layoff of 10 deputies, and said three supervisory vacancies will not be filled, for a loss of 13 positions in the sheriff's department.The move came for several reasons, but primarily is due to a red...

 2020-08-07 18:20 

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Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion ...

 2020-08-07 17:47 

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York police bolster community ties with friendly smiles, free ice cream...

YORK, Maine — Maureen Mohoney, a mother and supporter of law enforcement, does not take credit for coming up with the idea of building community by having police officers give out ice cream.But ask anyone involved with Thursday's ice cream give-...

 2020-08-07 17:31 

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Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-official...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to trap and kill him in the U.S. and Canada.The laws...

 2020-08-07 16:54 

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First in NH: Rochester school bringing kids back to class...

ROCHESTER — When students return to Maple Street Magnet School Tuesday, Aug. 11, state Department of Education officials say it will be the first public school in New Hampshire to resume in-person instruction since COVID-19 closures began in March.A...

 2020-08-07 16:50 

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Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid.Twenty-six bill...

 2020-08-07 16:40 

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Maine jobless claims continue to fall; colleges get aid...

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Jobless claims are continuing to fall in the state.The state Department of Labor said 1,700 individuals filed an initial claim for unemployment assistance in the week that ended on Aug. 1. That's 900 less than the previous we...

 2020-08-07 15:54 

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Lebanon president says he knew of chemicals at port in July...

BEIRUT — Lebanese President Michel Aoun knew about the huge stockpile of explosive material stored at Beirut's port nearly three weeks before it blew up, he said Friday, adding he had ordered action be taken about it at the time, although the to...

 2020-08-07 15:43 

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Flying cars may be coming soon to NH airport and road near you...

PORTSMOUTH — In government parlance, they're "roadable aircraft" as opposed to flying cars, and they may be coming to airports and roads in and around Portsmouth and Rochester sooner than later.That's because a bill signed by Gov. Ch...

 2020-08-07 15:23 

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NH has 2nd case of mosquito-borne Jamestown Canyon virus of 2020...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An adult in Bow, New Hampshire, has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the second case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year, health officials said Friday.The virus is transmitted by the bite of an in...

 2020-08-07 14:59 

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A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant...

BOSTON — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face.Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure ...

 2020-08-07 13:09 

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Somersworth water main project to close roads...

SOMERSWORTH — Road closures, traffic detours and water service interruptions are expected to continue Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 10-12 during an ongoing construction project for water main and culvert replacement, the city announced.Green Street will be...

 2020-08-07 08:20 

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Ogunquit's new majority pulls town in another direction, pushing some aside...

OGUNQUIT, Maine — A new majority on the town's five-member Select Board blocked a political foe this week from continuing to serve alongside the town's Budget Review Committee.The board's new chair, Heath Ouellette, voted with members Jo...

 2020-08-06 22:16 

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Dover faces Superfund site treatment project to protect Portsmouth water supply...

DOVER The city is working to upgrade a treatment system to prevent dangerous chemicals in groundwater from migrating any closer to the Bellamy Reservoir, which is the city of Portsmouth's primary drinking water supply.Dover City Manager Michael Joyal ...

 2020-08-06 21:37 

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Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God...

CLEVELAND — President Donald Trump billed his trip to Ohio Thursday as a chance to promote economic recovery, but he quickly pivoted to a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's faith ...

 2020-08-06 21:12 

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Portsmouth cuts the ribbon for PopUp NH at Bridge Street lot...

PORTSMOUTH — A ribbon was cut Thursday for PopUp NH, which is turning the Bridge Street parking lot into a restaurant and performance art venue for city businesses struggling to survive the pandemic.The nonprofit ServiceCU @ PopUp NH joined Mayor Ri...

 2020-08-06 20:48 

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NH hospitals taking over community-based virus testing...

CONCORD — Hospitals are taking over community-based testing for the new coronavirus in New Hampshire.Nearly all of the state's hospitals soon will offer testing for the virus, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette ...

 2020-08-06 20:18 

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Firefighter, postal worker unions endorse Warmington for Executive Council...

CONCORD Cinde Warmington's campaign announced she has received the endorsements of two more New Hampshire labor unions in her bid for Executive Council District 2: the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, and the American Postal Workers Union ...

 2020-08-06 19:25 

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Congresswoman Sharice Davids to join campaign event for Perkins Kwoka...

PORTSMOUTH — State senate candidate Rebecca Perkins Kwoka's campaign announced an event featuring Congresswoman Sharice Davids on Friday, Aug. 14, hosted by state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, Rep. Charlotte DiLorenzo, Maura Sullivan, Joan Jacobs an...

 2020-08-06 18:16 

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LIVE VIDEO: President Trump gives remarks at Ohio Whirlpool Corp. plant...

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 2020-08-06 17:57 

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.The Republican gove...

 2020-08-06 17:56 

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Homeless Center for Strafford County moves toward 2021 debut of $1M new home...

ROCHESTER — The Homeless Center for Strafford County's new $1 million home has cleared a key approval stage, and center officials say the project is still on track to be finished in 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.The Planning Board approved...

 2020-08-06 17:35 

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New kayak, canoe launch opens in Rochester...

ROCHESTER — The city's new kayak and canoe launch was installed along the Cocheco River at Hanson Pines on Wednesday.The launch, part of the city's riverwalk revitalization project, includes a transfer chair and other features designed to pr...

 2020-08-06 17:35 

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New accessible kayak, canoe launch opens in Rochester...

ROCHESTER — The city's new accessible kayak and canoe launch was installed along the Cocheco River at Hanson Pines on Wednesday.The launch, part of the city's riverwalk revitalization project, includes a transfer chair and other features des...

 2020-08-06 16:41 

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Newmarket Town Council passes mask mandate...

NEWMARKET — Following Durham's lead, the Town Council passed an emergency ordinance Wednesday requiring face-coverings for members of the public and employees entering businesses.Newmarket's emergency mandate lasts 60 days and can penalize i...

 2020-08-06 16:30 

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NH tech, manufacturing employers seek to fill 600 jobs at virtual fair...

CONCORD — Forty employers in New Hampshire's tech and manufacturing sectors will look to fill more than 600 jobs at the inaugural virtual job fair Aug.12, organized by the NH Tech Alliance, the state Department of Employment Security and state D...

 2020-08-06 16:21 

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Maine gov.: State needs 10% spending cuts due to pandemic...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has directed most state department heads to come up with 10% spending cuts to address revenue lost because of the coronavirus pandemic.The departments have until Aug. 19 to submit their proposal...

 2020-08-06 16:14 

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Maine schools prepare to reopen: 'We are in uncharted waters'...

With the first day of class one month away, educators are busy preparing school reopening plans designed to ensure the health and safety of everyone amid the COVID-19 pandemic.If students return to school after Labor Day, it would be their first time in t...

 2020-08-06 15:32 

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Ogunquit town manager's contract up for renewal...

OGUNQUIT, Maine — Town Manager Pat Finnigan's three-year contract ends next week, and the Select Board had not decided, as of Tuesday, whether to grant her a renewal.The board met in executive session last week to review Finnigan's performan...

 2020-08-06 15:14 

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Arundel resident honored by American Cancer Society...

TOPSHAM, Maine The American Cancer Society recently presented a Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award to Elaine Morse Hodnett, an Arundel resident.The award is the most honored accolade by the Society in New England, and it recognizes her remarkable ac...

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