Author: Sarah Freeman, Granite State News Collaborative

Legal News: Briefs from around New Hampshire

Susan Manchester receives good neighbor award Susan Manchester, attorney with Sheehan Phinney received the David P. Goodwin Outstanding Neighbor Award on September 21, 2023 at an event held at Straw Mansion Apartments in Manchester. Over 160 guests attended the reception,…

Ethics Issues Plague the NH House

The New Hampshire Legislature has an ethics committee, established decades ago to review those thorny issues that may put lawmakers in a dark light. However, several incidents occurred in the last month that either did not go before the committee…

CMC negotiating with HCA Healthcare to explore partnership

Catholic Medical Center is exploring a partnership with HCA Healthcare, which would acquire the nonprofit hospital. The two parties have signed a nonbonding letter of intent, CMC announced Wednesday. “We have been on a journey to identify a partner that…

Friends of Aine turns tragedy into hope

MANCHESTER — Christine Phillips sits on a couch inside a beautiful Victorian house turned home of Friends of Aine’s Center for Grieving Children & Families. Christine, who co-founded the nonprofit agency with her husband David Phillips, talks about a dream…

NH AG concludes investigation into 2021 Portsmouth election

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office concluded former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand was responsible for creating and distributing derogatory ads aimed at then-Mayor Rick Becksted and four former city councilors during the city’s 2021 election cycle.

State funding for higher education and the workforce

New Hampshire’s workforce constraint has become more severe since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than three job openings for every unemployed worker in June 2023 compared to less than two openings per resident seeking work just before the pandemic.

5 emerging cyber threats

Our reliance on digital platforms is growing, just as cyberattacks get more clever with five emerging cyber threats