Opioid overdose rates are rising rapidly in rural counties, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy.
Rates remain higher overall in urban areas, but have jumped more quickly outside of city centers, researchers found. They looked at two decades of death data collected by the Centers for Disease Control.
Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, a chief architect of the state's new Medicaid expansion program, is pushing back against financial concerns raised by mental health and substance abuse treatment providers.
A Sullivan County judge has set a December trial date for former Claremont police officer Ian Kibbe.
Kibbe is facing several charges relating to allegedly faking documents while serving on the Claremont police force.
He appeared briefly in court in Newport Tuesday. His attorney declined a plea deal offered by the state.
As he awaits trial, both the Claremont Police Department and the Sullivan County Attorney's office have been combing through his arrest reports. They're throwing out cases that are now in question in light of the charges against him.
State wildlife officials are considering scrapping their plans to relocate a female bear from the Hanover area.
It’s the latest turn-of-events for an animal whose fate has swung dramatically over the past year, aided in part by a grassroots public-awareness campaign and a last-minute reprieve by Governor Chris Sununu.
Fish and Game officials decided last spring to kill the bear after her then-yearlings got into a home in Hanover.
Over the past few months, more than a dozen New Hampshire towns, cities and counties have filed lawsuits against major drug makers, accusing the companies of ignoring signs that their products were fueling an epidemic of addiction.
The lawsuits represent the latest turn in a story that has hit New Hampshire harder than much of the rest of the country. Here’s an overview of where things stand, and where they may be headed.
Tad Montgomery can still remember when he first discovered morels.
He was five years old, working in the garden with his mom and siblings, when a thunderstorm suddenly rolled in. They all ran under some nearby trees for shelter.
“Mom, what are these things? They’re really weird!” exclaimed his sister, looking to the ground.
His mom had no idea what to make of the brown, brain-looking things emerging from the soil. But, being an amateur naturalist, she piled all the kids in the car and drove them, soaking wet, to the local library.
Claremont Schools Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin will be out of a job this summer.
In a letter to McGoodwin this week, the district’s school board notified him of its intent to terminate his contract unless he chooses to resign in the coming weeks.
The move comes after a bitter budget fight this year. The board proposed steep cuts in an effort to keep local taxes in check. McGoodwin fought that proposal, saying he'd have to lay off teachers. The cuts would ultimately damage the quality of education the district was able to offer, he said.
Renowned cartoonist Art Spiegelman will travel to Peterborough this summer to accept the annual Edward MacDowell Medal from the MacDowell Colony. Spiegelman is the first cartoonist to be honored by the colony, which has hosted some of the most influential writers and artists of the last century.
Spiegelman is best known for his iconic graphic novel Maus, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 and is credited with bringing cartooning into the literary mainstream.
Descendants of a former slave and Revolutionary War veteran buried in a small cemetery in Plainfield will gather there this weekend, alongside descendants of a family who enslaved him. Together, they'll commemorate a new headstone for the man, Derrick Oxford.
The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a much-debated wind farm in the town of Antrim.
Plans for the project began nearly ten years ago, but have been tangled in regulatory and legal battles. Nearby residents argue the proposed turbines threaten the natural landscape and wildlife, as well as human health.
Former Claremont Police Officer Ian Kibbe appeared briefly in Sullivan County Superior Court in Newport Monday in connection with multiple charges relating to allegedly faking documents.
State investigators say Kibbe lied in written reports to justify searching a property earlier this year. That charge has thrown into question much of his activity on the job, including a 2016 incident where he shot and killed 25-year-old Cody LaFont.
An advisory council appointed by Governor Chris Sununu to look at race and diversity issues said they'll return to Claremont after an initial public meeting Thursday night.
The city was the site of an attack on a young biracial boy last year that made national headlines. Discussion at the meeting, part of series of listening sessions the council is performing around the state, focused to a large degree on that incident.
Public health officials are urging use of bug repellent this season as cases of tick and mosquito-borne disease are on the rise.
The insects have been expanding their range across the U.S., including here in the Northeast, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a significant increase in reported infections.
The Claremont Police Department has thrown out about 20 recent arrests performed by either Ian Kibbe or Mark Burch, two officers who allegedly faked documents while working for the department earlier this year, according to Chief Mark Chase.
The Chief of Police in the Grafton County town of Enfield is stepping down following allegations that he assaulted one of his children.
State investigators say they have probable cause to bring assault charges against Richard Crate. But, investigators say, it would be difficult to achieve a guilty verdict in court because there’s state laws that protect a parent’s use of force for discipline.
A former Claremont police officer has been arrested following a criminal investigation by the state Attorney General’s office.
Ian Kibbe, a 30 year-old resident of Springfield, VT, faces a number of charges relating falsifying information on the job. Those include one count of conspiracy to commit perjury, one count of attempted perjury, two counts of unsworn falsification, and two counts of obstructing government administration.
An unusual musical spectacle will take place tonight in the Upper Valley. It’s a take on an iconic performance art piece from the 1970s.
In that first version, a woman - naked except for a garland of flowers around her neck - played a “cello” made completely of ice. Now, the piece is being re- imagined to reflect modern themes, and that’s required some modern engineering as well.