New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.

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CONSOLIDATED-UNIONS

PORTLAND, Maine — Consolidated Communications and unions representing more than 1,000 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are continuing negotiations as a deadline nears. The two sides are seeking an agreement before the current labor contract expires at midnight Saturday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING, 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

STORM DAMAGE: Powerful thunderstorms that swept across northern New England knocked down trees, caused flooding and set a library afire in New Hampshire. Officials say lighting was to blame for the fire at the Hopkinton Library. The blaze was quickly doused Friday and workers were trying to preserve as many books as possible.

PRISON AUDIT: Consolidated Communications and unions representing more than 1,000 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are continuing negotiations as a deadline nears. The two sides are seeking an agreement before the current labor contract expires at midnight Saturday.

STORM DAMAGE: Powerful thunderstorms that swept across northern New England knocked down trees, caused flooding and set a library afire in New Hampshire. Officials say lighting was to blame for the fire at the Hopkinton Library. The blaze was quickly doused Friday and workers were trying to preserve as many books as possible.

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