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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, 1:30 PM, NH, NH

December 15, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

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 603-224-3327. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date

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SNOWMOBILE SEASON

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ Snowmobile season kicks off in northern New England this weekend but trails are only open in areas of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire that have enough snow left from the two early season snowstorms in November. Riders are advised to check to see if trails are open before heading out and to drive slowly. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

PURPLE HEART-VETERAN: A World War II veteran in New Hampshire who is battling cancer has finally received a long-awaited Purple Heart.

STRANDED HIKER-PLEA: Rescue crews have located a hiker who took to Facebook to seek help when high wind blew away his map and compass and left him stranded on a New Hampshire mountain.

COUNTING RABBITS: Biologists will be out in the snow again this winter monitoring New Hampshire’s endangered New England Cottontail population.

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