O’Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not.
Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his...
Rhode Island airports gets new fire chief
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's main airport has a new fire chief.
The Rhode Island Airport Corp. has named William Greenwood the new fire chief at T.F. Green Airport in...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police have charged a girls soccer coach with sexually assaulting a child.
Keene police say 24-year-old Alexander Waterbury, of Keene, was arrested Tuesday. He was charged...
Keene State offers ‘Degree in Three’ program
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Students at Keene State College have a new way to save time and money by graduating in three years.
The college has launched an initiative called Degree in Three, starting...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled that New Hampshire's current method for funding public schools is unconstitutional, two decades after a series of court decisions that said the state has a...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is accused of chaining a woman to a bed and locking her and an 8-year-old child in a room while he was at work.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire public health officials say additional testing suggests a child initially diagnosed with measles actually had a rare reaction to a vaccine that resembled a real...
Child in New Hampshire diagnosed with measles
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Public health officials say a child has been diagnosed with measles in New Hampshire and may have exposed others to infection at three locations in Keene last week.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man accidentally drowned after falling into a brook.
Police in Keene said they were alerted to a man in the brook on May 11. They found the...
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of college students will be collecting their diplomas across New Hampshire this weekend.
At least five colleges and universities are hosting commencement...
Patients being returned to hospital after boiler problem
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Patients have begun returning to a New Hampshire hospital that lost heat and hot water due to a boiler malfunction.
About four dozen patients were evacuated from Cheshire...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital that lost heat and hot water because of a boiler malfunction plans Saturday to begin taking back patients who had to be evacuated to other facilities, a...
The Latest: Hospital with broken boiler is warming up
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a boiler malfunction at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene (all times local):
A New Hampshire hospital that lost its heat and hot water because...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in New Hampshire say a hospital has been evacuated due to the loss of heat and hot water.
WBUR reports 80 patients were evacuated Thursday about 7 p.m. from the...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A judge has denied a request by two school districts for expedited funding in their lawsuit alleging that New Hampshire hasn't provided and paid for an adequate...
Man gets 20-year sentence for sexually exploiting child
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a child.
Court records say 35-year-old Benjamin Gagnon, of Keene, persuaded...
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire.
Lawsuit challenges school funding formula
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Two decades after a series of court decisions that said New Hampshire has a duty to provide and pay for an adequate education, a school district has sued the state, saying that...
Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity.
The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words. It calls itself by the name of a soup, which is spelled P-H-O, but is pronounced "fuh," followed by the words "Keene Great." It's scheduled to open March 1.
Restaurant removes sign over concerns it’s offensive
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurant that's preparing to open has removed a sign advertising its name over concerns that it sounded like profanity.
The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on a type of soup, which is spelled P-H-O, but is pronounced "fuh." The restaurant calls itself by the name of the soup, followed by the words "Keene Great."
Driver dies in head-on collision
TROY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a 75-year-old driver has died in a collision in the town of Troy.
Police said Roger Smith, of Keene, was traveling south on Route 12 on Wednesday morning. Heading north was 24-year-old Emily Walsh, of Troy. The vehicles collided head-on.
Smith died at the scene. Walsh was hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. A child in her vehicle wasn't hurt.
The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local):
Sen. Cory Booker didn't discuss any 2020 ambitions in his speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm victory celebration.
Booker is headlining the event Saturday in Manchester, saying the country needs "courageous actors who call to the conscience of our country."
More public forums on changes to Medicaid program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are planning more public meetings to explain changes to the state's expanded Medicaid program.
The state Department of Health and Human Services has been holding forums around the state, and recently scheduled several more.
Sean Hall, WKBK-FM radio reporter, dies in traffic crash
Sean Hall, a reporter at WKBK-FM radio in Keene, New Hampshire, has died in a traffic crash in the town of Richmond. He was 63.
Mike Daniele, the station's news director, confirmed Hall died in the crash the night of Nov. 24.
Police say Hall was traveling on a Richmond road when his vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a pickup truck and the vehicles collided. Hall died at the scene. The other driver suffered minor injuries.
Some Thanksgiving games rescheduled due to cold weather
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Some Thanksgiving football games have been rescheduled or canceled in New Hampshire as temperatures are expected to get down to the single digits, with below-zero wind chills for the holiday.
Grants to address environmental, public health workshops
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission in New Hampshire have been awarded a total of nearly $50,000 in federal grants to fund community projects addressing environmental and public health issues.
The organizations were among 16 across New England recently awarded nearly $388,000 through the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Interim president of Keene State College named president
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The interim president of New Hampshire's Keene State College has been selected to serve as its 11th president.
Melinda Treadwell is an alumna of Keene State and is the first in her family to attend college. She started serving as interim president on July 31, 2017. She joined the faculty in 2000. Treadwell also was CEO and provost of Antioch University New England.
Input sought on 10-year mental health plan
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are starting a series of discussions around the state to get input as they develop the state's 10-year mental health plan.
Officials warn hikers about swooping bird on trail
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in New Hampshire are warning hikers about a bird swooping down on people on a local trail.
WMUR-TV reports Keene officials recently posted signs at Cheshire Trail after they received three reports about an owl swooping by people. Keene Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Andy Bohannon says hawks in a park swooped by hikers earlier this summer.
Woman gets prison for taking $63K from elderly relative
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to at least 1 ½ years in prison for using about $63,000 of her elderly uncle's money for her own benefit.
The New Hampshire attorney general's office says 50-year-old Karla Cloutier, of Winchendon, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Keene to five counts of financial exploitation of an elder adult.
Public invited to tour air monitoring stations
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is inviting the public to tour air monitoring stations and test out electric-powered lawn and garden equipment.
Staff will talk about the statewide air-monitoring network.
The department recently held a tour at the air monitoring station in Concord. Remaining tours are scheduled for July 18 in Laconia on Green Street; July 25 in Portsmouth, on 20 Pierce Island Road; and Aug. 1 in Keene, on 140 Water Street.
New Hampshire gets grant to fund community service
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic U.S. senators have announced a nearly $400,000 grant to fund community service programs in the state.
Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan said the Corporation for National and Community Service awarded Goodwill Industries of Northern New England a $377,000 grant. The funding will support 45 members of Granite State Service Corps who work with foster and at-risk youth in schools, after-school programs and family resource centers.
Storms cause damage in northern New England
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Crews are working to remove downed trees and restore power after intense storms wreaked havoc in parts of northern New England.
The heavy winds and rains on Monday evening knocked down trees and power lines in Manchester, New Hampshire, and surrounding towns, Keene, and in western and southern Maine.
Keene's city manager tells WMUR-TV that about six to eight homes were damaged in the storm.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A group that's helped plant hundreds of thousands of disease-resistant American Liberty elm trees in communities nationwide is encouraging tree memorials at schools in honor of the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact in 2020.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Officials with the New Hampshire Department of Education are traveling the state to update school officials and the public about new computer science standards.
The tour begins Tuesday and ends June 7, with stops in Concord, Durham, Gorham, Keene, Manchester and Plymouth.
The meetings will be hosted by David Benedetto, state director of STEM and computer science education for the department.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he was demonstrating a safer way to carry a pistol when he accidentally shot and killed his roommate in their apartment.
Police say 25-year old Adam Anderson, of Keene, recklessly caused the death Sunday of 22-year-old Holden Guyette by failing to ensure the handgun was unloaded and clear. They say he aimed it at Guyette and caused a fatal chest wound.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College is expanding a library to strengthen its Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, the only academic undergraduate program of its kind in the United States.
A groundbreaking ceremony is being held Monday at Mason Library. The new space will promote further collaboration between the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program.
Correction: Keene State-Commencement story
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — In a story May 5 about Nora Guthrie addressing Keene State College graduates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nora Guthrie is the daughter of folk artist Arlo Guthrie. She is the daughter of folk artist of Woody Guthrie, not Arlo Guthrie.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Daughter of Woody Guthrie advises Keene State graduates
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist who was charged in connection with a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia last year has been arrested for public swearing and intoxication last month.
Leesburg police spokesman Sam Shenouda tells WTOP-FM an officer observed 37-year-old Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, stumbling while trying to cross a street and smelled a strong odor of alcohol.
State sees growth in ‘creative economy’
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — At her home studio, embroidery artist Sarah Benning stitches together one of her pieces. It's a sun-filled room at this time of the morning. The artist's finished work spills into the space around her with dozens of circular canvases bubbling up onto the walls. There are also plenty of house plants around.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Keene State College is making a play for students of a small private school in Massachusetts that is closing at the end of the year.
Officials at Mount Ida College in Newton recently announced that undergraduate students will be offered automatic admission to the University of Massachusetts' Dartmouth campus when Mount Ida closes later this year. Some majors aren't offered at UMass Dartmouth, however, causing confusion among students.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters say a small fire in a Keene State College dorm room was put out by a sprinkler system.
The fire department was dispatched shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday to the Pondside 1 Dormitory. There was no one in the room at the time of the fire.
The cause and origin are being investigated. Damage is estimated at $10,000.
Correction: Transgender Protections story
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a story March 7 about a vote on New Hampshire's anti-discrimination law, The Associated Press reported erroneously on state Rep. Joseph Stallcop's party affiliation. Stallcop, of Keene, is a Libertarian, not a Democrat.
A corrected version of the story is below:
House approves prohibiting transgender discrimination
The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to expand the state's anti-discrimination law to include transgender people
Med center getting $900K grant to address prescription drugs
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire medical center is getting a $900,000 federal grant to address prescription drug misuse by creating a network of doctors, mental health providers, and addiction treatment centers.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock in Keene is receiving the grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy.
Christian Denniger, a 21-year-old Bethel man and Keene State College student has been found dead in the woods of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire State Police on Tuesday responded to a call concerning an abandoned vehicle on Valley Road in Sullivan, N.H. Police said the vehicle was Denninger's 2010 Toyota Tacoma.
White nationalist held on Charlottesville charge given bond
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has been granted bond.
Local media outlets report that 37-year-old Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, was given $25,000 secured bond at a hearing Monday in Albemarle Circuit Court. He will have home electronic monitoring and must stay in Virginia.
Keene State College to offer buyouts, restructure finances
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College in New Hampshire plans to offer buyouts to faculty and staff in an effort to cut costs.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports interim president Melinda Treadwell announced the restructuring plan during a meeting Tuesday. The buyouts will be voluntary. Treadwell says the college will reduce administrative costs and may consider layoffs as well.
Gravestone of girl who died in 1761 found, to be rededicated
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A historical society is rededicating the gravestone of a 9-year-old girl who died in 1761 after it was found years later at a home near a Keene, New Hampshire, cemetery.
The Historical Society of Cheshire County and city of Keene say Betty Clark was buried at the Ash Swamp Cemetery. Her stone was removed more than 130 years ago and found supporting the steps of a home while the owner was doing repairs.