Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton loses battle to cancer
Longest serving representative in NH passes away at 74
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
According to New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath, Executive Councilor, Raymond S. Burton, passed away last night at his home in Bath, NH. Burton was 74-years-old and has been battling cancer for some time. He was a great friend to many and was a dedicated servant to his constituents. He will be missed greatly.
Woman pleads guilty to selling heroin in case that caused the death of a 22-year-old woman last year
Monday, October 21, 2013
PORTSMOUTH POLICE HAD CHARGED JENNIFER LANDRY WITH SELLING $45 WORTH OF HEROIN TO SVETLANA FILIPPENKO (SVEHT-LAH'-NAH FILI-PEHN'-COH) ON NOV. 20, A DAY BEFORE SHE WAS FOUND DEAD OF AN OVERDOSE IN HER HOME.
THE PORTSMOUTH HERALD REPORTS (HTTP://BIT.LY/1I8DZFT) LANDRY APOLOGIZED IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT IN BRENTWOOD ON MONDAY. SHE SAID SHE LIVES EVERY DAY FACING THE CONSEQUENCES OF HER ACTIONS, AND THAT SHE IS DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON.
Hired consultant to make presentation on ideal allocation of licenses if casino approved
Thursday, October 10, 2013
CONSULTANT JAMES NICKERSON OF WHITESANDS GAMING IS MEETING THURSDAY WITH THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GAMING REGULATORY OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY TO DISCUSS FISCAL AND CAPACITY ISSUES RELATED TO GAMING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THOSE ISSUES INCLUDE THE MINIMUM CAPITAL INVESTMENT, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, THE NUMBER OF LICENSES, FEES AND THE STATE'S TAX ON PROFITS.
NEW HAMPSHIRE'S SENATE PASSED A CASINO BILL THIS YEAR WITH STRONG BACKING FROM GOV. MAGGIE HASSAN, BUT THE HOUSE REJECTED IT. NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS NO PERSONAL INCOME OR GENERAL SALES TAX AND SUPPORTERS BELIEVE REVENUE FROM A CASINO COULD HELP PAY FOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER STATE PROGRAMS.
Concord High School students gave title to 17-year-old Ray Ramsey
Monday, October 7, 2013
RAMSEY WAS BORN A FEMALE BUT HAS BEEN IDENTIFYING HIMSELF AS A MALE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ASKING PEOPLE TO CALL HIM RAY INSTEAD OF HIS BIRTH NAME OF RACHAEL.
RAMSEY TOLD THE CONCORD MONITOR (HTTP://BIT.LY/18GHU8C ) THAT AFTER GETTING CHEERS FROM THE CROWD AND HUGS FROM FRIENDS, HE GOT ESPECIALLY EMOTIONAL WHEN HIS FATHER LOOKED HIM IN THE EYE AND TOLD HIM HOW PROUD HE WAS OF HIM.
RAMSEY SAID HE'S ALWAYS FOUND A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT AT HOME AND IN SCHOOL.
Update: Tractor Trailer tire causes major accident on 93
Sources tell NH Today, one of the vehicles in the accident was driven by top commanding officer from the New Hampshire State Police
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sources tell NH Today that a tractor trailer towing a modular home lost a wheel while driving SB ON 93 in Hooksett, causing a fatal multi-vehicle accident this morning.
The tire traveled across into the NB lane of interstate 93, striking an umarkedState Trooper vehicle. Sources say the vehicle was being driven by one of the top commanders of the New Hampshire State Police. He is unharmed and shaken up. The tire bounced back into the SB lane, struck another vehicle which caused the fatal accident. State Police believe the tractor trailer is traveling out of state, and that the driver may not be aware of what happened. Police said the driver stopped briefly after passing through the tolls and then continued driving.
We will have more on that story, tomorrow morning on New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath, during our weekly segment with the NH State Police, on newsradio610 and 96-7.
NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen part of committee vote on Syria
Shaheen votes "yes" to limited U.S. military force against Syria
Thursday, September 5, 2013
AP - New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is part of a small majority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that voted for a resolution authorizing limited U.S. military force against Syria. Shaheen said Wednesday that failing to take action the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons poses a signifcant and direct threat to American National Security interests. The resolution she voted for is limited in time and scope and does not authorize American troops on the ground. She said it permits an appropriate response to Assad's international weapons violations "that will rightfully signal to his and other regimes, like those in Iran and Korea," that the United States won't tolerate the use of weapons of mass destruction.
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS BELIEVE ONE PERSON DIED OF A RARE, DEGENERATIVE BRAIN DISEASE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND THERE'S A REMOTE CHANCE UP TO 13 OTHERS IN MULTIPLE STATES WERE EXPOSED THROUGH SURGICAL EQUIPMENT.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
DR. JOSEPH PEPE, PRESIDENT OF CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER, SAYS OFFICIALS ARE 95 PERCENT CERTAIN THAT A PATIENT WHO HAD BRAIN SURGERY IN MAY AND DIED IN AUGUST HAD SPORADIC CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB (KROYTS'-FELT JAY'-KUHB) DISEASE.
OFFICIALS HAVE NOTIFIED EIGHT PEOPLE WHO HAD BRAIN SURGERY DURING THAT TIME PERIOD BECAUSE THE FAULTY PROTEINS THAT CAUSE THE DISEASE CAN SURVIVE STANDARD STERILIZATION. THE DISEASE HAS ONLY BEEN TRANSMITTED THAT WAY FOUR TIMES, NEVER IN THE UNITED STATES.
SOME OF THE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS HAD BEEN RENTED, AND OFFICIALS SAY UP TO FIVE PATIENTS IN OTHER STATES MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.
VT man charged with killing wife makes first appearance in court
James Robarge was arraigned yesterday in Claremont District Court
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
AP -James Robarge, of Saxtons River, was arraigned yesterday in Claremont, NH. He is charged with with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kelly Robarge. Kelly disappeared from her Charleston, NH home on June 27th, the same day she filed for divorce. Her body was later found in Unity, NH.
Nine-member commission to hear from public on medicaid expansioin
Commission has been holding several meetings before making recommendations to lawmakers
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
AP - The nine-member commission charged with making its recommendation on whether NH should expand medicaid, will be hearing from healthcare providers and the public today during a public forum. The commission will write a report to lawmakers by October 15th.