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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 11 am, NH

May 4, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, May 4, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FOREST FIRES

UNDATED: All of that rainy weather in April has a silver lining in Maine: There have been fewer forest fires in northern New England. 300 words.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Her first shot landed short and her teammate’s bounced away long. But Kirsten Gillibrand’s second ping pong ball splashed home and she threw both arms skyward while her opponents chugged, celebrating a beer pong victory in the most presidential way possible. The scene on a rainy Friday night in a bar in New Hampshire’s second-largest city follows a pattern for the 52-year-old New York senator. She’s trailed better-known rivals in the packed Democratic 2020 presidential field in polling and fundraising but is making a case for being the coolest candidate.

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IN BRIEF:

DRINKING WATER-CONFERENCE: An upcoming conference on protecting drinking water in New Hampshire will address a statewide private well sampling initiative and projects related to lake management, land conservation and public health, among other topics. The 2019 New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water Source Protection Conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

RESCUE SQUADS-DEATH BENEFITS: Emergency medical technicians and rescue squad workers who are killed in the line of duty would be eligible for death benefits under a bill that has passed both chambers of the New Hampshire Legislature. The bill would expand a law that already provides $100,000 to the survivors of police officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. In urging her colleagues to support it Thursday, Democratic Sen. Cindy Rosenwald, of Nashua, said the state’s opioid crisis has put medical technicians and rescue squad workers in increasingly volatile situations, making the change appropriate and timely.

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