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Presidents Day Weekend Draws 2020 Candidates and Hopefuls To New Hampshire

A handful of potential and declared 2020 presidential candidates are spending Presidents Day Weekend criss-crossing New Hampshire. NHPR's reporters are on the trail, and filed these reports. Note: Bookmark this page for more news from candidate events through the weekend

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North Woods Law

 

A third season of "North Woods Law" featuring New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department conservation officers airs Tuesday.

The premiere episode, which is on Animal Planet, shows officers responding to a call about an endangered rattlesnake; an ATV festival accident in which a man's head has been run over; and the carryout of an international exchange student who collapsed on Mount Willard.

State Portrait by Robert Vonnoh

 

New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

On Feb. 19, 1919, the state Legislature voted to officially create the "Currier Gallery of Art." The museum was the dream of New Hampshire's 49th governor, Moody Currier, and his wife, Hannah. They left their estate to set up a museum for the benefit of the public.

The museum will hold a gala event on Saturday, March 30. Proceeds will help fund free community art programs for the public.

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A group of nonprofits says Northern New England could adopt renewable energy on a large scale – at a cost of $100 billion.

The study, commissioned by the Nature Conservancy and Coastal Enterprises, Inc., says Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are already spending billions a year to import fossil fuels.

Hannah McCarthy

Conservation officers were busy this weekend responding to several serious snowmobiling accidents across the state.

Wintry conditions attracted the snowmobilers to New Hampshire trails and frozen lakes, but Fish & Game Lt. Brad Morse says the conditions also masked some hazards.

"When we have variable trail conditions the way we do, it makes kind of a recipe for having an accident,” Morse says, speaking from a patrol Monday on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Bedford School District

 

A threat of violence at Bedford Middle and High School lead to an early dismissal of both schools  Monday.

 

Administrators and police learned about the threat in a note during the morning and decided to dismiss students bus by bus, with police standing guard. 

 

The early dismissal did not affect other schools in the district.

 

The incident is currently under investigation, but officials say there is no ongoing threat, and school resumed Tuesday.

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders has confirmed to VPR that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Special Education Funding In The Granite State

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After news that New Hampshire had over $10 million in unspent federal funds for special education over the last ten years, we take a look at the dynamic balance of allocating resources for special education in the state, including changing student needs, workforce shortages, and the challenge of predicting and adapting to the ever-evolving student population within a school and within a district. We also look at why special education programs can vary widely with regards to resources across the state, and how that impacts students and educators. 

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

A handful of potential and declared 2020 presidential candidates are spending Presidents Day Weekend criss-crossing New Hampshire.

NHPR's reporters are on the trail, and filed these reports.

Note: Bookmark this page for more news from candidate events through the weekend  

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Massachussetts-based company Altaeros says it has successfully tested an aerial cell tower in southern New Hampshire.

It's called the Super Tower and it kind of looks like a blimp, attached to tethers on the ground.

 

Authorities in New Hampshire say a juvenile has been arrested and charged with the death of a 42-year-old woman.

Police say they responded to a 911 call on Friday night in Madison and discovered the body of Melissa Hatch, a resident of the town. They say the juvenile has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Police aren't releasing the identity of the person who was arrested, which is consistent with state laws. They say an autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Sunday.

 

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