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Brendan Williams, president of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, wears an isolation gown with no sleeve openings for hands, which was received in a shipment from the federal government, outside Webster at Rye senior care center on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Rye, N.H.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group representing New Hampshire nursing homes says shipments of personal protective equipment from the federal government were mostly garbage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced in May that it would send a 14-day supply of masks, gloves and other equipment to nearly 15,000 nursing homes across the country. But Brendan Williams of the New Hampshire Health Care Association says the shipment included isolation gowns with no arm openings, child-sized gloves, surgical masks with ear loops that break when stretched and fabric masks unsuitable for clinical settings. A FEMA spokeswoman says only 1% of facilities have raised such concerns.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) —The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would put into law some of toughest drinking water standards for a group of toxic chemicals and providing tens of millions of dollars to help communities in the state meet the rules. The House voted 210 to 116 to put into law the standards that were put forth last year by the state Department of Environmental Services for potentially harmful chemicals known collectively as PFAS. The standards limit one chemical to a maximum of 12 parts per trillion and another to 15 parts per trillion, far lower than the 70 parts per trillion the federal Environmental Protection Agency has advised for the chemicals.

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Great Glen Trails‘ Event Director Lisa McCoy called Gino today on our sister station, Magic 104, and gave a full rundown all about their Kona Summer Mountain Bike Series that starts Tuesday, July 7th and will run through August 25th. Lisa explains that it is a fun and safe way to spend time with your family outdoors and a great opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Click below to listen to the interview and make sure to check out all the details.

Event Notes from GREATGLENTRAILS.COM

Kona Summer Mountain Bike Series
Tuesdays, July 7 – August 25, 2020

We are thrilled to be able to welcome you to join the Great Glen Trails summer weekly mountain bike series sponsored by Kona bikes!!

Come to Great Glen Trails each Tuesday anytime between 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. Choose your race course — long, short, or mini — and compete against the clock in this fun, easy going series. Open to all ages and abilities, this is the perfect socially-distant outdoor activity you can do with the entire family. This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) event. Rentals will not be available for the race series.

Long course: 5.3 miles
Short course: 3.9 miles
Mini: 1.2 miles

All courses use the Great Glen Trails carriage roads and single track at the scenic base of Mt. Washington.

There will be a few additional parameters in place this summer due to COVID19 restrictions and recommendations:

– mandatory staggered start; at least 1 min apart
– please do not congregate at the starting line under tent
– children must be accompanied at all times by their own parent/guardian

Please follow CDC recommendations and do not come to Great Glen if you are feeling sick, have a fever, or have known contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID19. We kindly ask you to wear a mask when inside, wash your hands, and keep at least 6′ apart. 

We will have prizes each week in lieu of a potluck party and awards at the end of the series. We encourage everyone to sign up online in advance! 

Series Adult: $65
Series Child (17& Under): $40

One Race Adult: $14
One Race Child: $9

*One race rates are only available for purchase day-of, on site.

RIDE LOCALLY. BE SMART. BE HEALTHY. — Kona

To register go to GREATGLENTRAILS.COM

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill allowing guns to be taken from people who present a danger to themselves or others is on its way to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who is likely to veto it. The Democratically-controlled Senate voted 14-10 Monday for the bill, which would allow relatives or police to petition a court to temporarily remove firearms. Supporters argue the so-called “red-flag” measure is needed in a state where the suicide rate is rising faster than elsewhere and would be used only in cases of extreme risk. Opponents counter that the bill violates not only the right to own firearms, but also other constitutional guarantees.

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Proposal would make National Parks FREE for more Disabled Veterans

by Gino Devaney June 29, 2020 Front Page News

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill introduced by a pair of New England senators that would make disabled veterans able to attend national parks for free. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen proposed the bill. It’s designed to provide all veterans who suffered […]

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Fund Created to Help Self-Employed in New Hampshire

by Gino Devaney June 26, 2020 Front Page News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A fund has been created to help sole proprietors in New Hampshire experiencing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. The Self Employment Livelihood Fund will offer amounts up to $50,000 to those mom-and-pop businesses that qualify. Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday it’s estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 individuals statewide are going […]

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