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N.H. wildlife officials urge residents to remove bird feeders

N.H. wildlife officials urge residents to remove bird feeders

New Hampshire wildlife officials are urging residents with bird feeders to remove them for the summer months as bears could become active earlier this year.

Sanctioned bird feeding season in the Granite State usually runs through March 31, but wildlife officials are asking for feeders to be removed earlier in anticipation of bear movement in unusually warm weather.

New Hampshire has third-highest drug overdose-related deaths in U.S.

New Hampshire has third-highest drug overdose-related deaths in U.S.

New Hampshire has third-highest per capita drug-related deaths in the entire United States, with latest stats showing at least 10 confirmed deaths so far this year.

Last year, at least 428 people died from drug overdoses, with eight cases still pending to be determined. For this year so far, 86 more cases are pending.

N.H., Maine monitoring struggling health insurance co-op

N.H., Maine monitoring struggling health insurance co-op

New Hampshire and Maine health insurance regulators are working together to monitor a financially struggling health insurance co-operative that serves customers in both states.

Lewiston, Maine-based Community Health Options co-op was the only entity in the nation to make money on the federal government’s Affordable Care Act public insurance exchanges in 2014. However, it suffered big losses in 2015.

Harvard Prof. George Whitesides delivers speech about origin of life at UNH

Harvard Prof. George Whitesides delivers speech about origin of life at UNH

Highly credited scientist George Whitesides recently addressed a group of curious students and professors at UNH, where he delivered his speech about the origin of life as part of the Harold A. Iddles Lecture Series.

After being introduced by the chemistry department’s chairperson Glen Miller, Whitesides started his lecture began by discussing the chemistry that shaped life.

Using complex chemical equations, the celebrated scientist started developing a hypothesis about how life is formed and the different sorts of conditions essential for that to happen.

Several alleged drug dealers indicted in N.H. in past 1 year

Several alleged drug dealers indicted in N.H. in past 1 year

A number of alleged heroin and crack cocaine dealers have been indicted in New Hampshire in the past one-year period, according to information released by the Hillsborough County Superior Court.

As per available information, Michelle Upshaw, a 29-year-old resident of Commonwealth Avenue in Concord, was indicted for felony possession of a controlled drug diazepam in Nashua in October 2015.

Drones creating problems at correctional facilities in New Hampshire

Drones creating problems at correctional facilities in New Hampshire

As drone sightings are stubbornly becoming more and more frequent at state prison and corrections facilities in New Hampshire, concerned officials believe that these unmanned flying objects could be used to drop drugs or weapons for the inmates.

Late on February 9th last month, a drone was spotted multiple times hovering above the staff parking lot above the correctional facility in Concord. Drones were spotted hovering above the facility on nine different occasions over the past six months.

Foxboro driver charged in New Hampshire deadly crash

Foxboro driver charged in New Hampshire deadly crash

A 49-year-old Foxboro man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed his passenger Thursday night in New Hampshire, a spokesperson for the state police announced.

The crash along Route 16 was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The pickup truck crashed into a number of trees before coming to a halt. The accident left one person dead and the other injured.

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