New Hampshire News

Acadia Insurance Launches Small Business Product in Maine, New Hampshire

Acadia Insurance, a W. R. Berkley Co., has launched a new insurance policy for small businesses in Maine and New Hampshire called AcadiaAdvantage.  The product is expected to be available in additional states this fall. AcadiaAdvantage combines features of a …

Brain Trauma Cases Rise in New Hampshire

A report from New Hampshire’s Health and Human Services Department says traumatic brain injuries have nearly doubled in the state over the past decade. The report says from 2001 to 2009, the number of people taken to emergency rooms for …

New Hampshire Officials Highlight Importance of Emergency Preparedness

New Hampshire’s homeland security chief is urging residents to plan for emergencies this month during National Preparedness Month. Chris Pope, Homeland security and emergency management director, says the state has weathered 13 presidentially-declared natural disasters over the past six years. …

N.H. Road Fatalities Up in 2012; Authorities Urge Drivers to Slow Down

Traffic fatalities have spiked in New Hampshire, prompting authorities to urge drivers to slow down and avoid dangerous activities such as texting and talking on cell phones. Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes says there have been 71 fatal crashes so far …

N.H. Governor Signs Bill on Limits on Landowner Liability

New Hampshire landowners who let the public use their land for hunting, hiking and other recreational activities aren’t required to keep their land safe under a bill signed by Gov. John Lynch.

New Hampshire Fire Marshal Warns of Lightning Hazard

New Hampshire’s fire marshal is warning homeowners to make certain that natural and propane gas lines coming into their homes are properly grounded. Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, who is president of the National Association of State Fire Marshals, says …

New Hampshire Communities Start Cleaning Up After Tuesday’s Storm

Some New Hampshire communities are cleaning up after a fast-moving thunderstorm downed trees and power lines. One of the harder-hit towns was Hopkinton. WMUR-TV reports over 40 percent of the town’s residents were without power at one point. That was …

N.H. Senate OKs Reimbursement for Naturopaths

Doctors of naturopathic medicine would be reimbursed by health insurance companies under a bill passed by the New Hampshire Senate. The Senate voted 16-8 Wednesday in favor of the bill. Opponents argued that the bill amounted to a mandate for …

N.H. House Votes to Ban Health Exchange

The House has voted again to bar New Hampshire officials from planning, creating or participating in a state health-care exchange. The House voted Tuesday to add the health exchange prohibition to a Senate bill that guarantees health insurance to people …

New Hampshire Bill Beefs Up Landowner Liability Protections

The New Hampshire State Senate’s Judiciary Committee is considering a bill aimed at beefing up liability protections for New Hampshire landowners who open their property to the public. The House-passed bill says any landowner, lessee or manager of property open …