NH News Roundup for Sunday, Dec.11

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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire, Dec. 11

Saint Anselm student targeted after Donald Trump tweet says she won’t be silenced Union Leader)

After candidate Trump called the 19-year-old student ‘arrogant’ on Twitter, a hate campaign began.

Deceased Penacook baby’s parents indicted on drug charges (Concord Monitor)

The parents of a two-month-old found unresponsive in a travel camper in August have been indicted on felony drug charges.

What now for the New Hampshire Democratic Party? (WMUR)

Possible transition of power causes uncertainty

Hope for N.H. Recovery Already Serving Hundreds at New Manchester Space (NHPR)

A new peer recovery center for addiction has opened its doors in Manchester. In the past week, the nonprofit Hope for New Hampshire Recovery has seen roughly 230 people a day.

Officials investigating man shot, killed in Dover as homicide (Union Leader)

State and local police along with other emergency personnel have responded to Three Rivers Farm Road following a report of a shooting Saturday morning.

Sununu’s education picks will help shape schools’ futures (Concord Monitor)

Gov.-elect Chris Sununu will make key education appointments in his first three months in office, affording the Republican considerable power to shape the direction of public education in the state.

 N.H. Supreme Court Upholds Rye Beach Public Access Opposed by Wentworth’s Owner (NHPR)

The state’s highest court has affirmed the public’s access to a beach in Rye across land owned by the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, but the court overturned a court order that would have forced the club’s owner owner, Bill Binnie, to pay the plaintiffs legal fees.

UPDATE: Adult man confirmed dead after shooting in Dover (NH1)

Former NH pastor shoots, kills daughter then self in Maine (Union Leader)

HEBRON, Maine — Maine state police say a former pastor broke into the home of his estranged wife and fatally shot his adult daughter before killing himself last week.

Shaheen Backs Obama’s Review of Russia’s Actions in U.S. Election (InDepthNH.org)

“The revelations contained in recent articles raise essential questions about Russia’s interference in our electoral process and how best to respond,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Gate City Charter School hires new deputy director (Nashua Telegraph)

MERRIMACK – Esther Kosofsky has been surrounded by the arts her entire life, so taking on the deputy director position at Gate City Charter School for the Arts seemed like a natural fit.

Gorham’s Herriott is ‘King of the Mini Stocks’ (Berlin Daily Sun)

BERLIN — It has been an incredible race season for Gorham driver Heywood Herriott with three tour victories, a triple crown series and a championship title under his wheels.

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Little Paws, Old Friends and All Surprises Big and Small (InDepthNH.org)

As I muse joyfully, I realize I’ve had a plethora of surprises this week – mostly good, some daunting, some uncomfortable.

Something Wild: Where Have All the Birds Gone? (NHPR)

As we hunker down for the winter weather, we’re frequently too preoccupied with what is in our front yards that we tend not to notice what isn’t there.

Paul Feely’s City Hall: State uses right-to-know law to seek city poll data (Union Leader)

CITY CLERK Matt Normand can’t remember ever receiving a right-to-know request quite like the one that arrived Nov. 30. That’s because this one came directly from 107 N. Main Street in Concord.



Trump Widens Rift With Russia Experts Over Hacking (New York Times)

An unusual breach has emerged between President-elect Donald J. Trump and intelligence officials who believe that Russia interfered with the election.

Exxon Chief Is Expected to Be Pick for Secretary of State (New York Times)

Rex Tillerson’s extensive deal-making around the world has engendered close ties with a number of world leaders, including President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

Pro-Trump Group Blew By Basic Campaign Finance Laws (InDepthNH.org)

The America Comes First PAC did not disclose its donors before Election Day. And its top funder is banned from the securities industry.

Congress approves at least $120M for Flint water fix (Detroit Free Press)

WASHINGTON — In some of its last votes of the year, the U.S. Senate early this morning finally approved legislation that will be worth more than $120 million to Flint and its effort to respond to an ongoing public health crisis linked to high lead levels in its tap water.

How a doctor’s note landed an ex-L.A. Trade Tech Foundation director in jail (LA Times)

The doctor’s letter filed with the court had a simple message: His patient should avoid manual labor for her community service.

Istanbul Besiktas Turkey: Stadium blasts kill 29 people (BBC)

Two explosions near a football stadium in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, have killed 29 people and injured 166, the government says.

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