Friday, December 14, 2012
Governor, members of federal delegation react to the Connecticut school shooting.
Second District Congresswoman-Elect Annie Kuster issued a statement Friday afternoon in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left at least 27 people dead. "No words can make sense of today's shocking tragedy or bring comfort to those whose lives have been shaken," Kuster said. "My thoughts and prayers, and those of the entire nation, are with the victims, their families, and the people of Newtown." Second District Congressman Charles Bass issued this statement: "My heart breaks for the victims of the senseless and despicable tragedy that occurred in Connecticut earlier today. Lisa and I join the people of New Hampshire in keeping the victims, their families and friends, and the people of Newtown, CT in our thoughts and …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Lynch cites I-93 expansion from Salem to Manchester as key economic project for NH.
- Dan Tuohy
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Governor John Lynch, with days left in his eight-year administration, says he was hoping to have made more progress in the widening of Interstate 93 from Salem to Manchester. Lynch, appearing on NHPR's The Exchange, cited the I-93 project when asked by host Laura Knoy about his biggest disappointments. He began by noting progress in infrastructure projects statewide, including the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike (Route 16). And then he brought up I-93. "There's still a shortfall of $250 million," Lynch said. Listen to The Exchange exit interview with Governor Lynch.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The State Emergency Operation Center is now open as well.
Gov. John Lynch declared a state of emergency this morning for the State of New Hampshire. The State Emergency Operation Center is now open at Level 3 (of 4) because of Hurricane Sandy. As of 11 a.m., there are about 1,500 electric customers in New Hampshire without power. Below is an excerpt from Lynch's press release announcing the state of emergency: With anticipated high winds and heavy rain we are asking people to stay off the roads this afternoon, particularly after 3:00," Governor Lynch said. "Water in the roadways, flying debris and downed power lines are all possible because of the severity of this storm, which is why we are urging people stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary." The Governor is also urging employers to …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Exact path of Hurricane Sandy not clear but Lynch says 60 mph gusts, 2 to 4 inches of rain possible.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Gov. John Lynch today joined state and local emergency management officials on a conference call to ensure New Hampshire is doing all it can to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at the beginning of next week. Gov. Lynch and state officials are also closely coordinating with local emergency officials to ensure officials are making the necessary preparations for the impending storm. Also, Gov. Lynch has spoken with the state’s utilities to discuss their preparations for the storm. The exact track of the storm is still uncertain, however it is very likely that New Hampshire will receive substantial rainfall and high winds. The National Weather Service is predicting the effects of the storm will begin impacting New Hampshire late …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology helps raise breast cancer awareness and funding.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Thursday, October 18, 2012
In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology is helping to raise money for women diagnosed with breast cancer. New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas were on hand with Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology staff members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the “Bust Bra Bank” event held at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester. For the month of October, visitors to the “Bra Bank Wall” in the mall can donate a paper bra for $1 and include a message to honor breast cancer survivors or those who have lost their lives to the disease. The paper bras are placed onto a fabricated wall until October 27th. All the proceeds will go to the New Hampshire Breast Cancer …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Recent polls show the Democrats leading in most of the big races.
Back in 2006, a blue wave swept over New Hampshire, with Democrats winning both congressional seats, the governor's office, and majorities in the New Hampshire House, Senate and the Executive Council. In 2010, however, a Republican tide crashed into the Granite State, with Frank Guinta and Charles Bass getting elected to Congress, Kelly Ayotte getting elected to the U.S. Senate, and Republicans taking control of the New Hampshire House, Senate and Executive Council. Could New Hampshire be about to experience another Blue Wave in the 2012 election? If a series of new polls from the University of New Hampshire's Survey Center are to be believed (and former Gov. John Sununu insists they aren't), then it looks like a distinct possibility. …
Friday, September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama tells 6,000 Portsmouth area voters the only way the country can move forward is if they support in November for another four years.
President Barack Obama told more than 6,000 Portsmouth area voters that "it feels good to be back in New Hampshire" fresh from giving his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. With the historic Colonial era homes at Strawbery Banke Museum as his backdrop, the president said that if he wins another four years in the White House, he will work hard to give tax breaks to the middle class, improve access to higher education for more Americans, create 1 million more jobs and improve America's energy future by creating more wind, solar and clean coal technology. "I have a plan right now to make cars and trucks go twice as far on a gallon of gas," said the president. "That will save you money." He also stressed that …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Salem sheet metal fabricator one of 10 NH companies to get grants this month.
Ken-Mar, a sheet metal fabricator on Northwestern Drive in Salem, is one of 10 New Hampshire companies to receive state Job Training Grants for the month of August, Gov. John Lynch announced Wednesday. The state grants totaled nearly $200,000 with all 10 companies providing matching funds, according to a statement from Lynch. Over 450 Granite State workers will receiving training, thanks to the grants. Ken-Mar was established in 1980 and according to their website they provide "cost effective custom solutions for your sheet metal requirements. Our mission is to meet or exceed the expectations of our customer delivering a quality product, on time, at a competitive price." “The Job Training Fund has proven to be one of the most effective …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
He's asking residents to take precautions over the next several days.
Gov. John Lynch issued a statement this afternoon urging New Hampshire residents to take precautions in the wake of today's oppressive heat and humidity to avoid heat-related illness and injury. Temperatures are expected to reach 96 degrees in Salem today. “I am urging all people in New Hampshire to put their safety first and take seriously the warnings from public health officials," Lynch said. "The heat and humidity is expected to be excessive today, so please check on your neighbors, particularly senior citizens. Heat related illnesses can have serious consequences, so I ask that everyone take the necessary precautions over the next several days.” State public health officials are asking people to take the following precautions: Several…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The bill became law this week when the House and Senate overrode the governor's veto.
The House and Senate overrode several of Gov. John Lynch's vetoes on Wednesday, including a bill implementing a Voter ID law. But one override that got a bit overshadowed was a bill banning partial-birth abortion that was deemed "dangerous" by some of its opponents. The bill would outlaw partial birth abortion in all but emergency situations and implement new procedures during emergencies. It will also require that no partial-birth abortion to save the life of the mother can be granted until two doctors from different hospitals certify the procedure is necessary. Lynch and others have said this could be dangerous, particularly in more rural areas. Lynch also argued that the bill wasn't needed since there is already a federal ban on partial…