New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 17, 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 603-224-3327.

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CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Motor Speedway says a judge has ruled in their favor, saying the race track can hold a planned country music festival on their grounds. The speedway said Wednesday that a Superior Court judge found speedway property purchased after 1989 and zoned for concerts and outdoor events is not included in a settlement agreement that restricted concerts to the speedway itself. SENT: 130 words; will be updated.


ABANDONED PARROT: A parrot found abandoned in a trash bag outside the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is expected to make a full recovery.

SCHOLARSHIPS-GRANT: A $250,000 grant is enabling more scholarships for a New Hampshire Charitable Foundation program for students in professional training, certificate programs and two-year degree programs.


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