Rockingham County, NH


Driver of truck in crash that killed N.H. trooper facing negligent homicide charges

A Connecticut truck driver is facing criminal charges for his role in a crash that killed a 19-year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police last October. A Rockingham County Grand Jury has indicted Jay Paul Mederios of Ashford, Conn., on one count of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct in connection with the collision. Mederios was driving a tractor-trailer that collided with Staff Sgt. Jessie Sherrill’s vehicle on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth, shortly after midnight on Oct. 28.
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Drivers On This Massachusetts Highway Had a Cruel Reality Check Over the Weekend

As soon as the sun rose on Saturday, it didn't take long for it to feel like we skipped right over spring (which it feels like we've barely had) and kicked summer right into gear. Areas of New England (mostly inland) hit 90 degrees, with coastal areas still feeling summerish with temps in the 80s, giving Mainers, Granite Staters, and other New Englanders a real good reason to get outdoors.

Free Summer Arts programs build teen wellbeing

Portsmouth — When Sam felt socially isolated last fall after returning to high school after a year of online classes, she needed to find ways to manage feelings of loneliness and hopelessness. Her school guidance counselor recommended Arts In Reach and its community arts programs. Sam joined an after-school multi-media arts program in the fall of 2021 then an upcycle fashion design program this spring and, for the first time, tried comedic theatre during an April vacation program.
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The Small Town Of Kingston, New Hampshire Has 2 Ice Cream Shops And Both Are Equally Delicious

Nothing is more satisfying on a warm, sunny day (or a cold, cloudy day too!) than ice cream. No matter if it’s just plain chocolate or vanilla or something fancier like cinnamon roll or maple walnut. New Hampshire is home to a ton of ice cream shops, with many of... The post The Small Town Of Kingston, New Hampshire Has 2 Ice Cream Shops And Both Are Equally Delicious appeared first on Only In Your State.

1 more person dies in New Hampshire of COVID-19 as hospital cases rise

MANCHESTER, N.H. — One more person has died of COVID-19 in New Hampshire as hospital cases continue to rise. State health officials said the person who died was a Rockingham County man age 60 or older. There have been 2,500 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in New Hampshire since the pandemic began.

Several Arrests Made After Disruptive Crowd, Fights at Hampton Beach

Police dispersed a large gathering at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire late Friday night after several fights broke out. According to a Facebook post by Hampton police, after officers broke up the crowd on the beach, the groups headed to the roadway and continued disrupting traffic on Ocean Boulevard, leading to requests for additional police units from throughout Rockingham County.

Tercentennial Celebrated with Proclamation Day

Residents, town and state officials, and local historians gathered in front of Steven’s Hall on Saturday morning for a ceremony proclaiming May 7 as Proclimation Day and to celebrate the town’s Tricentennial. Former Chester Selectman and 300th Anniversary Committee member, Jack Cannon, was as the Master of Ceremonies...

‘Plant A Row’ encourages gardeners to help those facing food insecurity

During the pandemic and beyond, more Granite staters are facing food insecurity. Most significantly, access to fresh and healthy, local produce. Plant A Row is a neighbors-helping-neighbors initiative, organized through 4-H and UNH Cooperative Extension in Strafford and Rockingham County. The idea behind this initiative is simple: Planting an extra...