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Mount Washington Observatory Extends Thanks To All That Supported a Virtual Seek The Peak Hike-A-Thon Fundraiser

by Gino Devaney July 27, 2020 Front Page News

The 20th anniversary of Seek the Peak a success amongst challenging times   North Conway, NH –  The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory celebrated its 20th anniversary Seek the Peak(STP) hike-a-thon with over 300 hikers participating virtually around the country raising nearly $110,000 in pledges.  The events’ proceeds benefit the Observatory’s summit operations where observers take hourly […]

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Test Capacity Increased, Non-virus Patients Allowed 1 Person

by Gino Devaney July 24, 2020 Front Page News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s health commissioner says the state is entering into a partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for it to take over surveillance testing for the coronavirus at long-term care facilities, to help increase the state’s testing capacity and control costs. Lori Shibinette says the transition will begin next week. She said […]

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Bill Would Expand Burial Eligibility in Veterans Cemeteries

by Gino Devaney July 23, 2020 Front Page News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Legislation that would expand eligibility for state veterans cemeteries to allow for the interring of National Guard members and Reservists has been introduced by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, both Democrats. Under current law, in order to receive Department of Veterans Affairs grant money […]

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US Labs Buckle Amid Testing Surge; World Virus Cases Top 15M

by Gino Devaney July 22, 2020 Front Page News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response. The bottlenecks are creating problems for workers kept off the job while awaiting results, nursing homes struggling to keep the virus out and for the labs themselves, […]

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SAU 9 is Holding Zoom Listening Sessions to Gather Input from Parents

by Gino Devaney July 21, 2020 Front Page News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A survey that guided work on the reopening of New Hampshire schools shows considerable differences between parents and teachers when it comes to confidence in complying with safety measures. The state’s reopening task force heard from more than 56,000 respondents, including nearly 42,000 parents, as it developed the guidance published last […]

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Snow Formation Collapses on Hiker in White Mountains

by Gino Devaney July 20, 2020 Front Page News

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a hiker had to be assisted down a trail and taken to a hospital after a snow formation collapsed on him in the White Mountains. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 28-year-old Alphonse Riang, of Quincy, Massachusetts, had gone off the trail and under the Tuckerman snow […]

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