New Hampshire

Rand Paul shows early strength in N.H. poll

Rand Paul shows early strength in N.H. poll

A fresh poll shows Republican Rand Paul running ahead of more established names in first primary state in the race for a possible 2016 presidential bid.

The Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll is showing Paul gaining early strength. According to the poll, 65 per cent of likely primary voters are viewing him positively, while just 19 per cent of likely primery voters viewing him negatively.

Large segment of alternative pipeline project to pass through Southern NH

Large segment of alternative pipeline project to pass through Southern NH

An alternative plan for the Northeast Energy Direct Project's proposed pipeline places a big segment of the controversial project through Southern New Hampshire.

As per Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s alternative plan, a large part of the more than 400-mile of pipeline would pass through or close by Pelham, Londonderry and Windham.

Richard Wheatley, a spokesperson for Houston-based Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, which owns Tennessee Gas, however pointed out that it is still a proposed route, and not a plan set in stone.

Slain journalist honored with First Amendment award

Slain journalist honored with First Amendment award

A New Hampshire journalist executed by Islamic State militants in Syria few weeks back has been posthumously bestowed with a prestigious honor. War reporter James Foley, 40, was killed brutally by ISIS militants in retaliation of U. S. airstrikes on militant hideouts in Syria and Iraq.

The journalist's parents, John and Diane Foley, received the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications First Amendment Award on behalf of their son on Wednesday this week.

The event also raised $100,000 to help the Nackey Loeb School keep on offering journalism classes and workshops for free.

N.H. university system requests additional $52 million

N.H. university system requests additional $52 million

New Hampshire state universities have requested Governor Maggie Hassan for additional $52 million so that they could meet various expenses and give more scholarships to science and math students.

Representatives from the state university system made the request to Governor Hassan Thursday morning, marking the start of three days of budget proposals for the financial year 2016-17.

The university system has asked the governor to grant it total $205 million in the next two-year budget, which would restore the system's funding slightly above the level recorded in 2009.

New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer hunting season starts

New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer hunting season starts

While New Hampshire's muzzleloader season came to an end last Tuesday, the state's regular firearms season for deer hunting started Wednesday, November 12, and will run through December 7, 2014.

Archery deer season, which was opened on September 15, is already underway. It is scheduled to run through December 15.

According to figures revealed by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, hunters had already killed more than 5,100 deer statewide as of November 9. However, the figure still represents a decline of 16 per cent in harvest from the same point in 2013.

UNH to expand sexual violence prevention program to high schools

UNH to expand sexual violence prevention program to high schools

The University of New Hampshire has decided to expand its sexual violence prevention program to high school students in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The so-called "Bringing in the Bystander" program not only focuses on potential victims and perpetrators, but also teaches bystanders how to intervene safely whenever they detect a risk of dating violence or sexual assault.

The program will be expanded to 30 high schools starting January 2015. In most cases, the nationally recognized program will be implemented as part of high schools' existing health or psychology classes.

N.H. teen waited to reveal her captor’s name: court documents reveal

N.H. teen waited to reveal her captor’s name: court documents reveal

A New Hampshire teen who was kidnapped last year didn't reveal her alleged captor's identity until a week after she was home, recently released court documents revealed.

According to the documents released on Wednesday, 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez told investigators that she came to know the name of her captor's from a cookbook that he had given during her captivity.

The captor, Nathaniel Kibby, was charged in July with kidnapping the then 14-year-old girl on October 9, 2013, while she was returning to home from her high school in Conway.

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