New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, Aug. 27, 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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GUBERNATORIAL FORUM

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and two Democrats competing for the chance to unseat him contrasted their commitments to children and families on Monday at a forum hosted by a nonpartisan early childhood advisory council. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 640 words.

IN BRIEF:

BALSAMS REDEVELOPMENT: The redevelopment team of the Balsams Grand Resort says it has withdrawn its application for a $28 million loan guarantee through the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority.

SCALLOP SEASON: Maine scallop fishermen would be allowed to harvest the same amount of the shellfish per day under a proposal floated by state regulators.

PINE TREES CUT: New Hampshire's capital city is cutting down a group of towering white pine trees due to a poorly understood disease that is affecting them.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices haven't changed much in northern New England.

TRAILER FIRE: Fire officials in New Hampshire are investigating a blaze that destroyed a trailer.

DRINKING WATER-HEALTH CONCERNS: New Hampshire's Democratic Congressional delegation wants a federal agency to expand its study of contaminated water to a community near a factory believed to have released toxic chemicals into the air and groundwater.

COVERED BRIDGE DAMAGED: A 142-year-old New Hampshire covered bridge is getting some repairs. Work on the Honeymoon Covered Bridge in Jackson was scheduled to start on Monday.

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