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

May 27, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

SHOALS-ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ISLES OF SHOALS, N.H. _New Hampshire has had an artist in residence at the White Mountain National Forest for years. Now, it will have one on an island off its coast. SENT: 250 words.

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He’s torn up water-buckled floorboards. And he put a picket fence against the front of his house to cover up a gap left when waters washed out part of the stone foundation. Finally fed up, Sullivan and nearly half of the homeowners in Mosby signed up in 2016 for a program in which the government would buy and then demolish their properties rather than paying to rebuild them over and over. They’re still waiting for offers, joining thousands of others across the country in a slow-moving line to escape from flood-prone homes. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,300 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE: Firefighters say six people, four children, and multiple pets have been displaced by an apartment building fire in Swanzey, New Hampshire.

GRANT PROGRAM-SMALL TOWNS: The state of Vermont is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a number of charitable organizations to develop a grant program to tackle problems facing small towns.

MEMORIAL DAY-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Many parades and ceremonies are marking Memorial Day in New Hampshire, as well as cookouts, concerts and fireworks.

MOTORCYCLIST INJURED: Police say a motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries in a collision with a car in New Hampshire.

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