One thousand acres of New Hampshire’s Great Bay were once covered by live oyster reefs. Today, 90 percent have vanished, lost to pollution, disease, and harvest.
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Hound Hunting Is a Time-Honored Tradition in NH. But Not Everyone Likes It.
After nearly 10 miles of snowshoed steps, fresh powder crunching beneath his feet, Will Staats hears the calls of his hunting dogs in the distance. The sweetest music of all, he calls it – one of a tradition that dates back thousands of years.
Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis Reaches Endemic Status in NH
New Hampshire saw a more than 370 percent increase in reported cases of babesiosis, a tick-borne disease, between 2011 and 2019, according to a new federal study released last week.
DHHS Wants to Use $15 Million in Federal Aid for Second Psychiatric Hospital
The Department of Health of Human Services is seeking to invest $15 million in federal pandemic money in a second behavioral health hospital, this one a 120-bed facility in southern New Hampshire.
Even with a $3.7 Million Cut, Advocates Support ‘Healthy Aging’ Bill
The state Senate on Thursday passed a significantly scaled back version of a bill that would increase funding and assistance for Granite Staters over age 60 and those who have disabilities and are eligible for Medicaid.
A Guide to Using the State’s New Right-to-Know Office
In his first several weeks, the state’s right-to-know ombudsman has received five complaints against state and local public agencies.
Senate Passes Controversial Parental Rights Bill, Sending It to House
The New Hampshire Senate passed a parental rights bill on party lines Thursday, sending to the House legislation that would require schools to disclose changes to a student’s gender identity if a parent asks.
NH Community Power: Rates Will Be 20 to 40 Percent Less than Utility Companies
Using a model that’s been called “transformative” for the energy market, the Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire announced this week its initial electricity rate will be 15.8 cents per kilowatt-hour, representing a 20 to 40 percent savings compared to the state’s utility companies.
NH Fish and Game to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Hunting Season Rules
New Hampshire Fish and Game is reporting stable and increasing deer, bear, and turkey populations, and will propose additional hunting opportunities as a result.
Should NH Put Responsibility on Manufacturers for Waste Impacts? State May Explore It.
State lawmakers advanced a bill this week that would explore a policy tactic putting producers of packaging, plastics, and other types of waste on the hook for environmental impacts throughout a product’s lifecycle.