New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

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CONSOLIDATED-UNIONS

PORTLAND, Maine — About 1,000 Consolidated Communication workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are going to begin voting this week on tentative contract agreements that were reached over the weekend, averting a potential strike. By David Sharp. 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

LAND CONSERVATION: Hunters, hikers and horseback riders will have greater access to nearly 800 acres of land in northern New Hampshire thanks to partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The land — 180 acres in Stark and 603 acres in Milan — is located within and next to the White Mountain National Forest.

STORM DAMAGE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that heavy damage around New Hampshire's Sawyer Lake in Gilmanton was caused by a microburst. Meteorologists from the department surveyed the area Saturday afternoon. Officials say the microburst packed winds of 70 mph to 80 mph.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: Police are investigating a death in Barnstead, New Hampshire. Police declined to release any details including the identity of the victim.

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