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New England College to Sell NHIA Manchester Properties in School Merger

As New England College and New Hampshire Institute of Art finalize their merger, the schools say they plan to sell off a number of NHIA's properties. The NHIA decided to join New England College last year, citing declining undergraduate enrollment. It is now renamed The Institute of Art and Design at New England College.

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Officials continue to investigate the cause of a crash between a pickup truck and 10 motorcycles Friday evening.  Seven people were killed in the crash in the town of Randolph. NHPR’s Sean Hurley went to the scene of the tragedy last night and sends us this.

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Four New Hampshire residents are among the seven who were killed Friday night when a pickup truck crashed into a group of motorcycles.

On Sunday, officials released the names of the victims of the accident in Randolph.

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Authorities are asking the public for information about the moments before a pickup truck collided with 10 motorcycles in Randolph Friday night, killing seven riders.

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The Office of the Child Advocate says New Hampshire is making progress in reforming the foster and juvenile justice systems, but some say the state isn't moving fast enough.

At a juvenile justice forum on Friday at the statehouse, advocates touted a group of child welfare bills signed this month by Governor Sununu.

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As New England College and New Hampshire Institute of Art finalize their merger, the schools say they plan to sell off a number of NHIA's properties.

The NHIA decided to join New England College last year, citing declining undergraduate enrollment. It is now renamed The Institute of Art and Design at New England College.  

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The first elephants to arrive in America were imported from India and Africa in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Those elephants were paraded up and down the east coast. Their owners charged people to see the elephant, which was such a sought-after experience, even President George Washington considered it worth the price of admission.

When you think of ghost towns… you might picture something from a western. A dusty town abandoned after a gold rush; no obvious signs of life, a random tumbleweed. But ghost towns are all over… including in New Hampshire.

This week, answers to three questions about the North Country that all involve a mystery of sorts.

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The state will soon present its final redevelopment options for the former Laconia State School property. Officials agreed Thursday to hold a public hearing in July on the future of the site.

The land covers 200 acres with scenic views in the Lakes Region. It formally housed a state prison, and a home for people with development disabilities.

George Bald is commissioner of the state panel that's overseeing the project. He says the upcoming hearing will cover infrastructure needs, and building options.

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Federal officials toured Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant Friday in preparation for a hearing on degrading concrete at the facility.

Seabrook is the only nuclear plant in the country known to have a chemical issue causing cracks in its concrete foundations.

Watchdog group C-10 alleges the plant's owner, Florida-based NextEra, hasn't adequately studied the problem. Nuclear regulators have repeatedly disagreed. They approved NextEra's monitoring plans for the cracks and granted Seabrook a license extension from 2030 to 2050 earlier this year.

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