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CONCORD — New Hampshire's governor on Thursday announced a series of measures to further tackle the coronavirus outbreak, including requiring nonessential businesses to close and telling residents to stay home. More on developments in the state:

In this provided photo by Bruce Jasper, Newport Rotary Club's Four Way Speech Contest winner Natasha Whipple is being congratulated by Four Way Speech Contest Chairperson Lt. Charles Rataj. The contest is an annual event hosted by Rotary District 7870.

CONCORD — New Hampshire officials expect to see cases of the coronavirus peak in late April or early May, but are likely know more in the next week or so. In the meantime, state officials are looking to secure more ventilators, and Gov. Chris Sununu has decided it isn't yet necessary to orde…

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CONCORD — New Hampshire is seeking medically-trained volunteers to support health care providers and is working to connect businesses and individuals with other opportunities to help as the coronavirus spreads. But Republican Gov. Chris Sununu isn't ready to issue a stay-at-home order.

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BOSTON — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on track. But for the last two weeks, her only connection to sc… Read more

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Well, hello out there! Are you missing us as much as we are missing you? Know that we are here and working very hard as usual. All sanitized hands were on deck last week; kitchen staff, drivers and office staff prepared and delivered nearly 6,500 meals, in three days, to our Meals-on-Wheels … Read more

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In this provided photo by Bruce Jasper, Newport Rotary Club's Four Way Speech Contest winner Natasha Whipple is being congratulated by Four Way Speech Contest Chairperson Lt. Charles Rataj. The contest is an annual event hosted by Rotary District 7870. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

CONCORD — New Hampshire accomplished a major mental health care milestone last week when for the first time in eight years, no one was waiting in a hospital emergency room for an inpatient psychiatric bed. But a key issue in the state’s long-running emergency department boarding crisis conti…

CONCORD — New Hampshire is getting an additional $11.7 million from the massive federal coronavirus relief package to help community service programs and the homeless, the state's congressional delegation announced Thursday.

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I’m a baby boomer. My mother and father were members of the Greatest Generation. They earned that laurel by rising to the consecutive challenges of the Great Depression and World War II. Read more

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Every day we are bombarded with the latest developments regarding COVID-19. The seriousness of the issue translates into a constant barrage of alarming news. What to do to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors is the question. While much has been said on how to prevent transmissi… Read more

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The person credited with saving the most lives ever is Edward Jenner, inventor of the smallpox vaccine. The disease had a much higher mortality rate than the novel coronavirus that is confining many people to their homes right now; about 80% of children and 60% of adults who contracted small… Read more

OUR COLUMNISTS

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The average American is taking the coronavirus seriously; the average scammer is taking the coronavirus as an opportunity. Criminals work to get you “under the ether,” a heightened state of anxiety, and the current crisis creates that environment. Tactics include: impersonating officials, ex…

Lifestyles

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This is such a disorienting time, when all our lives have been turned upside down and shaken. One of the ways my own family is coping is by spending time outside every day. We stage nature treasure hunts in the woods behind our house. The kids work as a team, with points awarded for the numb… Read more