AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, July 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.
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Canadians may be angry about President Donald Trump’s insults and tariffs, but it doesn’t seem to be taking a toll on tourism. Not yet, anyway. Canadian visitors appear to be taking a “c’est la vie” attitude. In Old Orchard Beach, popular with Canadians from French-speaking Quebec, innkeepers report that tourism remains strong despite harsh words. By David Sharp, 650 words.
RUGGLES MINE-STATE PARK
A 215-year-old mineral mine and former commercial tourist attraction could someday belong to all New Hampshire residents if it gets turned into a state park. Ruggles Mine in Grafton has been closed since 2016, but the state is in the early stages of exploring whether to buy it. The 235-acre property includes a gift shop, a small museum and an enormous pit with tunnels and caverns that make up the oldest and largest mine of its kind in the United States. By Holly Ramer. With photo. SENT: 520 words.
BICENTENNIAL EAGLE TOAST: Beer brewed from a 200-year-old recipe will be served outside the New Hampshire Statehouse on Saturday as part of the building’s bicentennial celebration.
FENTANYL TRAFFICKING DEATH: A man previously indicted for allegedly running a fentanyl trafficking ring in Massachusetts is being charged with a drug user’s death.
HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT: A local historic commission has given its approval to a development that will transform part of a portside New Hampshire city’s North End if it is completed.
ACCESSIBLE RACING: A Vermont racing track is hosting a training program designed to give disabled military veterans a chance to race.
VETERANS GRANT: A pair of New Hampshire congresswomen says the U.S. Department of Labor is providing more than $200,000 to help with employment services for homeless veterans.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: New Hampshire’s Democratic U.S. senators have announced a nearly $400,000 grant to fund community service programs in the state.
PROBATION-PAROLE OFFICERS: New Hampshire Gov. Christopher Sununu has issued a proclamation declaring July 12-21 as Correctional Probation and Parole Supervision Week.
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