Articles by David A. Lieb, Michael Casey and Michelle Minkoff

Scores of U.S. Dams in Poor Condition Pose Danger to Thousands

On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house. Just a little over a …

Dartmouth Settles Lawsuit Over Sexual Misconduct by Professors for $14M

Dartmouth College announced Tuesday that it has settled a contentious federal lawsuit with nine women who sued the school over allegations that it ignored years of harassment and assault by former psychology department professors. In a statement Tuesday, both sides …

Towns Raising Concerns About New Hampshire PFAS Standards

Groups representing municipalities and businesses are trying to put the brakes on New Hampshire’s efforts to impose some of the nation’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in the state. Last …

Company in Fatal Biker Crash in New Hampshire Has History of Violations

The company that employed a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead has a history of violations including mechanical problems and drug-related infractions. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, is being held without bail in Coos County …

Official Says Driver in New Hampshire Motorcycle Wreck Should’ve Lost License

The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, on Tuesday pleaded not …

New Hampshire Sues 3M, DuPont, Other Chemical Companies

New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers and drinking water. The substances – known collectively …

New Hampshire Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Slain Millionaire’s Residency

A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the slain grandfather was not a resident of the state. Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in …

Vermont Man Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously Denies Allegations

A Vermont man denied in court papers Wednesday allegations that he killed his millionaire grandfather in 2013 and claims he doesn’t know the whereabouts of his mother who disappeared after a boat they were on sank off Rhode Island. Nathan …

Pollution from New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College Lab Dump Worries Neighbors

Neighbors of Dartmouth College property where for years the Ivy League school disposed of mice and other small animals used in science experiments say they fear pollution from the site has contaminated their groundwater and they worry the school hasn’t …

Report Calls on New Hampshire to Prepare for Rising Seas

Though the worst impacts of rising seas in New Hampshire are decades away, a state commission is warning that coastal communities must act now to ensure vulnerable buildings are protected and roads, bridges and other structures constructed in the future …