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New Hampshire expands Medicaid to include dental benefits for adults

CONCORD, N.H. — After years of debate at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire is expanding Medicaid to include dental benefits for adults. Supporters said the move is a win-win for public health and taxpayers over the long term. Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law Friday a dental...
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Marjorie E. Kimball, 101

LACONIA — Marjorie E. Kimball of Laconia, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Belknap County Nursing Home, a week before her 102nd birthday. Marjorie was born on June 30, 1920 to Ernest and Lila Cook in Laconia. She married Kenneth Kimball and had been a widow since 2007.

Non-opioid drugs laced with fentanyl on rise in New Hampshire: Warning issued

New Hampshire officials are warning the public about the risk of fentanyl-laced drugs amid evidence the state has seen an uptick in overdoses this year. At a press conference outside Concord Hospital Thursday, Gov. Chris Sununu, Commissioner Bob Quinn of the New Hampshire Department of Safety, and a panel of medical professionals said those increases in overdoses and overdose deaths may be a result of drugs that are more potent than realized.

Marie A. Leo, 90

LACONIA — Marie A. Leo, 90, passed away peacefully at Forest View Manor in Meredith on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after a long period of declining health. Marie was born on November 13, 1931 in New York, NY, to the late Rosario and Rose (Grillo) Cassanite. Marie was blessed...

Manchester two-time cancer survivor inspires others with her art

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A Manchester cancer survivor uses her photography to help others heal. Deborah Cross survived stage four cancer twice. She said she has a cancer journal with pages for photos, drawings and writing to help work through her emotions. "Journaling can give you a sense of inner...

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Manchester crash

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Manchester Police Department is investigating a crash that left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Elm and Brook streets. Investigators are still piecing together what caused the crash. Anyone with information should call Manchester...

Housing crisis: Through obstacles, seeing glimmers of hope

At a premium. Few and far between. Hard to come by. Scarce as hen’s teeth. All of these expressions describe the availability of affordable housing in the Lakes Region. The situation is not unique to the area, those who are on the front lines of the issue stress. It’s a problem across the state and the country too. But in the Lakes Region where, as Jeff Hayes, executive director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission noted, housing costs are higher than average while wages are below average, the problem is particularly acute.

'This is it': N.H. firefighter describes mayday, rescue from fatal fire

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Surrounded by flames, his equipment snagged on a ladder, Steve DesRuisseaux thought his 48 years on this earth might be over. The Manchester fire captain, a 24-year veteran of the department he wanted to join as a kid growing up on the city's West Side, felt his skin burning as he battled a fatal apartment fire last fall.

The Upper Valley prepares for Independence Day weekend

NEWPORT, N.H. — At Noise "R" US Fireworks in Newport, New Hampshire, fireworks are flying off the shelf. “Business is booming, consumer firework sales are doing well,” Shannon Macmichael, Owner of Noise “R” Us Fireworks, said. “Because of COVID, a lot of people came into the store when the towns canceled. They got familiar with the items and realized they can have a blast in their own backyard.”

Supreme Court ruling on EPA authority could limit action on Bow coal plant

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling released Thursday curbing the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change will affect how the agency can deal with coal-fired power plants like New Hampshire's Merrimack Station, located in Bow. During the Obama administration, the agency’s Clean...

CCSNH to Honor Entrepreneur Jeremy Hitchcock with the Walter Peterson Award for Education and Public Service

Manchester, N.H. – The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) will honor Manchester native, Jeremy Hitchcock, with the Walter R. Peterson Award for Education and Public Service. Hitchcock, a technology entrepreneur and former chairman of the CCSNH board, will be recognized on November 3 at Manchester Community College. The Walter R. Peterson Education and Public Service Award is presented to an individual whose contributions best exemplify the values of public service and dedication to higher education.

NH firefighter back on the job 7 months after being severely burned

MANCHESTER, NH - Fire Captain Steve DesRuisseaux nearly lost his life last November when he was one of the first to run into a burning six unit building in Manchester, New Hampshire to rescue several fire victims on the second floor. After seven months of recovery, he returned to the job he calls his second family this week. "It's been a humbling experience and I'm anxious to get back," he tells WBZ-TV.  Conditions quickly changed inside as he became engulfed in fire from the first floor coming up and the second floor coming out.  It forced him to do a...

Update on the Manchester N.H. shooting

Authorities say the Austin woman accused of murdering Vermont cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson has been captured in Costa Rica after a 7-week search. Solar panels are being repaired after wind damage. Memorial service for Essex's Addi Carroll. Updated: 6 hours ago. Lights and sounds will make the last call service...

Pappas calls for fines for airlines for excessive delays, cancellations

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Airlines could soon be forced to pay fines for excessive delays and sudden cancellations, part of the accountability that some in Congress are asking the administration to enforce. Air travelers across the country were expected to face delays over the Fourth of July weekend. Travelers landing...