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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

October 3, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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FISHING SHARES-CANADA

PORTLAND, Maine — American fishermen are losing thousands of pounds of valuable fishing quota under a new catch share agreement with Canada. Fishermen from the U.S. and Canada seek haddock, cod and flounder on Georges Bank, which is a critical fishing ground east of New England. Under the new agreement, the U.S.’s eastern Georges Bank cod quota is falling by more than 25 percent to about 415,000 pounds and the eastern Georges Bank haddock quota is falling by about 4 percent to about 33 million pounds. By Patrick Whittle.

IN BRIEF

HOSPITAL MERGER: Officials at two New Hampshire hospitals have announced plans to merge with a Massachusetts hospital system.

ASSESSMENT TESTS: New Hampshire has received federal approval to continue a pilot program aimed at reducing standardized testing in schools.

SECURITIES FRAUD-TINY HOMES: A New Hampshire man is accused of fraudulently soliciting money from investors for the construction and selling of so-called tiny homes.

DEER DISEASE: New Hampshire wildlife officials are warning hunters about the state’s restrictions on the importation of deer and elk from states and Canadian provinces where deadly chronic wasting disease has been reported.

LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE: New Hampshire is requiring more tests for Legionnaires’ disease at a hotel in Hampton before warning signs can be removed from the hotel lobby.

HERRING FISHING: Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery.

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