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News and Events - 2009
Some of the major news items and events which have occurred in New Hampshire in 2009 are listed below. The links here will take you to the appropriate New Hampshire agency's Web Site for details.
12/31/09 Connecticut River Bridge To Close For Four Days For Inspection
12/29/09 DHHS Announces New Findings in Investigation of New Hampshire Anthrax Case
12/28/09 2009 NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released
12/28/09 DHHS Continues Investigation into New Hampshire Anthrax Case
12/24/09 Flynn’s Oil Company, Exeter New Hampshire
12/24/09 Repairs Planned To I-93 Southbound Bridge Over NH 38 In Salem
12/23/09 NHDOT Marks Economic Stimulus Milestone
12/16/09 Temporary US 4 Lebanon, NH-Hartford, VT Bridge Opens
12/16/09 Snowmobile Trails Geared up for Winter Season
12/14/09 Tips to Help Consumers With Their Charitable Donations
12/14/09 Register now for 2010 NH Pro Theatre Auditions and Job Fair
12/10/09 NHDOT Seeking Upper Valley Rideshare Services
12/10/09 Text Messaging While Driving
12/09/09 Gov. Lynch Honored with National Award for Commitment to National Guard
12/02/09 Corrections Creations Open Three Saturdays in December
11/23/09 Gov. Lynch, DMV Unveil New Online Driver’s License Renewal System
11/23/09 Winners of 2009 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention Recognized
11/23/09 State Parks Ten-Year Strategic Development and Capital Improvement Plan Draft Released
11/20/09 Memorial Bridge Reopening Today To Vehicle Traffic
11/19/09 Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15 Southbound Off-Ramp Night Closure
11/16/09 State of New Hampshire Receives Additional Extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation
11/13/09 New Spaulding Turnpike Northbound Off-Ramp At Exit 15 Opens to Traffic November 18th
11/12/09 ARRA Project Ground Breaking for the Seabrook Drinking Water Project
11/10/09 Seabrook Siren Demonstration Set for 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 18
11/10/09 Governor Lynch Issues Proclamation Honoring New Hampshire’s Veterans
11/10/09 Department of Corrections to Use More Technology in Training
11/06/09 Two New Tollbooths Opened At Hampton Tolls On I-95
11/06/09 New Exit 5 Northbound On-Ramp To Open On I-93 In Londonderry
11/05/09 2009 Dr. Roger M. Fossum Award
11/05/09 Governor Lynch Applauds Passage of Unemployment Extension
10/30/09 Widened NH Route 125 At Exit 12 In Rochester To Open
10/30/09 New Island Pond Bridges Open Over I-93 In Manchester
10/29/09 Hooksett Service Area Development Project Request for Proposals
10/29/09 Spaulding Turnpike Project Traffic Change In Rochester
10/29/09 Historic New Castle Lighthouse Listed on the National Register
10/27/09 DHHS Announces Activation of H1N1 Flu Public Inquiry Line
10/27/09 Director of Division of Community Corrections Sworn In
10/26/09 State Will Intervene in FairPoint Communications, Inc. Reorganization
10/23/09 ARRA Grants Supporting 42 NH Arts Jobs
10/22/09 Patrick Kaplo Surprised By $25,000 Milken National Educator Award
10/20/09 Governors of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont Send Letter to FairPoint CEO
10/19/09 Night Bridge Repairs On I-93 Northbound In Londonderry
10/16/09 Memorial Bridge, US Route 1, over Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH - Kittery, ME to Close for Repairs
10/15/09 Workshop Offered to Help Auto Body Shops With New Regulations
10/14/09 ARRA Project Tour
10/14/09 NH Center for the Book Invites Young Readers to Enter Letters About Literature 2010
10/14/09 NH Students Among Top Performers in the Nation
10/13/09 DES puts ARRA Funds for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks to Good Use
10/13/09 Night Bridge Repairs On I-93 Bridges In Manchester-Hooksett
10/13/09 Work To Begin On Reconstruction Of I-89 Exit 20 In Lebanon
10/13/09 Governor Lynch Statement on Union’s Rejection of Furloughs
10/09/09 NH State Park employee named as Silver Medal winner in "America's Ranger of the Year"
10/09/09 NH Department of Corrections Announces New Director of Professional Standards
10/07/09 Executive Council Confirms Gov. Lynch’s Four Nominees to Serve on the Superior Court
10/06/09 Get Ready for Fire Prevention Week 2009
10/05/09 New Hampshire Corrections Commissioner Sworn-In for Second Term
10/02/09 Prize Information Bureau Violates Consumer Protection Act
10/01/09 State Announces Its 2009 Fall Drawdown of Lakes
10/01/09 "Hike Safe" this Fall; Prepare for Winter Conditions in the Mountains
09/30/09 State Will Not Apply For High Speed Rail Corridor Funding
09/30/09 Governor Lynch Highlights Launch of NH HealthFirst
09/30/09 Celebrate New Hampshire Archeology Month throughout October
09/30/09 2010 NH Teacher of the Year Announcement
09/29/09 Governor Lynch Kicks Off Jobs Cabinet Roundtable Series
09/29/09 Comment Period Extended For I-93 Environmental Document
09/24/09 Height And Width Restrictions On NH Route 202A In Rochester
09/24/09 Day And Night Paving Work For I-93, Exit 1 In Salem Begins September 28th
09/22/09 New England Common Assessment Program - Science Test Results Released
09/22/09 DES Publication Wins National Award
09/18/09 Governor Lynch Statement on Contract Agreement
09/17/09 Karner Blue Butterflies Back after Being Wiped Out Ten Years Ago
09/16/09 Nighttime Lane Reductions On Spaulding Turnpike At Exit 15 Thru 9/24
09/16/09 State: Layoff Plans Move Forward
09/15/09 Woodcock, Migrating Waterfowl and Moose Hunt Featured in Latest NH Wildlife Journal
09/15/09 DES and Granite State Rural Water Sign Partnership Agreement
09/15/09 USDA Grants Gov. Lynch’s Request For a Disaster Declaration for NH Farmers
09/15/09 Grants Available for N.H. Literacy Programs
09/14/09 Night Work To Begin On I-93 Southbound In Windham Between Weigh Station And Exit 3
09/14/09 Night Work To Begin On I-93 At Exit 3 In Windham NH
09/14/09 Governor Lynch, State Leaders Announce Partnership With National Organization To Increase Public Safety, Reduce Recidivism and Corrections Costs
09/11/09 Governor Lynch Statement on the Death of Newspaper Publisher and Owner Bob Foster
09/10/09 Celebrate The Outdoors At The National Hunting And Fishing Day Expo And N.H. Tour - September 26, 2009
09/09/09 2010 New Hampshire Artist Fellows Named
09/04/09 New Hampshire Gaming Study Commission's Website Now Live
09/03/09 State Secures Back Pay Owed To Precision Technology Workers
09/03/09 Nighttime Lane Closure On I-93, Exit 5 Southbound In Londonderry On 9/8 and 9/11
09/03/09 The NH Department of Education Offers Guidance to Help the Public Address H1N1
08/31/09 NH Pursues Legal Action to Protect Rights of Precision Technology Workers
08/29/09 Bridge Repairs Planned On NH Route 11 In Andover - Lane Shift for Eight Weeks
08/29/09 Bridge Repairs On NH Route 2 In Lancaster - Single Lane Traffic for Six Weeks
08/28/09 Nighttime Lane Closure On I-93 Southbound In Area Of Exit 5 In Londonderry
08/28/08 Gov. Lynch: State Ready to Assist Workers at Precision Technology
08/27/09 Governor, Commissioner Reardon Announce 5 Employment Security Offices, Call Center, Will Be Open This Weekend
08/27/09 A Traffic Safety Reminder - Back To School Safety
08/26/09 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Death of Sen. Edward Kennedy
08/25/09 Safety, Security, Aerospace & Defense Initiative Launched
08/25/09 NH Children in Nature Conference October 1: "Building Nature-Based Communities"
08/25/09 Gov. Lynch Highlights Lower Cost Health Insurance for Small Businesses
08/24/09 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Lake Waukewan, Meredith & New Hampton
08/24/09 Leave Washed-up Lobster Gear Alone, Say Conservation Officers
08/24/09 Gov. Lynch Swears In Michael Delaney as Attorney General
08/21/09 Gov. Lynch Announces State’s Partnership with U.S. Department of Energy in “Real World Design Challenge”
08/20/09 Gov. Lynch Names Jeffrey Meyers as Legal Counsel
08/20/09 Night Paving Work On I-293/F.E. Everett Turnpike In Manchester/Hooksett
08/20/09 Governor Announces Members of Gaming Study Commission
08/19/09 One Day Road Closure In Epsom
08/19/09 New Hampshire ACT Scores Continue To Rise
08/19/09 Discover the Power of Parks Programs Hit the Road!
08/19/09 Green Jobs Initiatives Continue to Progress
08/19/09 Governor and Council Approve Grant to Help Fraser Paper Save
08/19/09 Executive Council Confirms Michael Delaney As the State’s Next Attorney General
08/18/09 Governor Lynch to Nominate Four to Serve on The Superior Court
08/18/09 Need a School or Club Fundraiser? Sell NH Fish & Wildlife Calendars this Fall!
08/17/09 State Declares Air Quality Action Days
08/17/09 Telemarketing Scam - S.A.T. Preparation Disks
08/13/09 Fall Semester Historic Preservation Courses Begin Soon
08/13/09 DES Announces Merrimack River Watershed Grants
08/10/09 Hunter Education Now Offered Online
08/10/09 Governor Lynch Signs Law Increasing Protections for NH Workers
08/07/09 Governor Lynch Applauds Trade Act Assistance To Help Ethan Allen Employees
08/06/09 Three Properties Added to New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places
08/03/09 Road Closure On NH Route 16 In Dummer, NH
07/30/09 NH State Parks - Great Locations for Group Outings
07/30/09 Govenor Lynch Signs Law Increasing Home Mortgage Consumer Protection
07/29/09 Govenor Lynch’s Statement on Decision Regarding the Joint Underwriting Authority
07/29/09 Govenor Lynch Signs Law Creating Cold Case Unit
07/29/09 New Hampshire State Parks Offer Unique Camping Experiences
07/28/09 Donated Clothing Eases Release of State Prison Inmates
07/17/09 Governor Lynch’s Veto Message Regarding HB 443
07/17/09 Governor Lynch Creates Commission to Examine Expanded Gaming
07/16/09 Governor Lynch Signs Law Increasing Access to Affordable Health Insurance
07/15/09 Governor Lynch Signs River Protection Legislation
07/15/09 Green Jobs Initiatives Move Forward
07/15/09 Major Road Projects, Wastewater System Upgrades and Criminal Justice Grants Approved
07/14/09 Governor Lynch Signs Education Funding Accountability Law
07/13/09 Governor Lynch Joins New England Governors in Pursuing Joint Regional Vision for High-Speed Rail
07/13/09 Governor Lynch Signs Law Aimed at Expanding Broadband in NH
07/13/09 Governor Lynch, Young Workers Task Force Release Report
07/09/09 Governor Lynch to Nominate Michael Delaney To Serve as Attorney General
07/08/09 Small Businesses will be able to Access Lower Cost Health Insurance
07/08/09 Governor Lynch Swears in Carol Ann Conboy as Associate Justice of the NH Supreme Court
07/07/09 Governor Lynch’s Statement Regarding Kelly Ayotte's Resignation
07/07/09 DES and Seacoast Youth Services Team Up to Stop the Spread of Perennial Pepperweed
07/02/09 State Government Will Now Get 25 Percent of Its Energy from Renewable Energy
07/01/09 Governor Lynch’s Veto Message Regarding SB 88 - Marital Masters
07/01/09 NH Dam Removal Project Receives National Stimulus Funding
06/26/09 New Toll Rate at Hampton Toll Plaza to Begin July 1, 2009
06/25/09 Dept. of Environmental Services Announces Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
06/24/09 Governor Lynch Applauds Passage of Tough, Balanced and Responsible Budge/t
06/17/09 Executive Council Confirms Governor Lynch’s Nomination of Judge Carol Ann Conboy to the NH Supreme Court
06/17/09 Executive Council Confirms Governor Lynch’s Nomination of Amy Ignatius to Public Utilities Commission
06/16/09 Governor Lynch Statement on Death of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Edmond Lo of Salem
06/16/09 Divsion of Forest and Lands - Cut-Your-Own-Firewood Program
06/05/09 Corrections Special School District Receives Grant Funding for Education
06/03/09 Statement of Governor John Lynch on Senate Vote on the State Budget
06/03/09 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Signed Into Law
06/03/09 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding First Civil Commitment Under NH Child Protection Act
06/02/09 US EPA: $2.8 Million in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Economic Development in NH
06/01/09 Judge Carol Ann Conboy’s Statement Regarding Governor Lynch’s Intention To Nominate Her to the NH Supreme Court
06/01/09 Governor Lynch Swears In Dr. Virginia Barry as Commissioner of Education
05/29/09 Governor Lynch Encourages Local Communities to Apply for Fire Station Stimulus Grants
05/29/09 Atlantic Coast and Hampton/Seabrook Harbor Shellfishing Closed Because of "Red Tide"
05/26/09 Farm Equipment Vulnerable to Crashes, Official Warns
05/26/09 Antrim Fiddler to Play in Library of Congress Series and at Kennedy Center
05/22/09 Divsion of Motor Vehicles - Dover Point, Milford, Epping, Experiencing Communication Problems
05/15/09 Governor Lynch, Commissioner Campbell Announce 35 Local Projects to Receive Stimulus Funds
05/15/09 State Items To Be Auctioned In Concord
05/14/09 Dudley Laufman of Canterbury, NH., Named National Heritage Fellow
05/14/09 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Legislation
05/14/09 Governor Lynch: State Will Continue to Assist Auto Dealers, Workers and Customers
05/14/09 It's Camping Season in New Hampshire State Parks
05/11/09 Prom Season Safety Tips
05/08/09 NH Dept. of Corrections Annual Plant Sale Scheduled
05/06/09 Governor Lynch Signs Law Aimed at Helping Auto Dealers, Their Employees and Customers
05/06/09 Governor and Council Approve Stimulus Funding
05/06/09 Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park Opens for the Season
05/06/09 Governor Lynch Announces Extension in Unemployment Benefits for NH Citizens
05/06/09 Council Confirms Education, Employment Security Commissioners and Adjutant General
05/06/09 All Private Drinking Water Wells Should Be Tested - Many Have Unsafe Levels of Arsenic, Radon
04/29/09 Green Commute Week in New Hampshire - May 11-15
04/28/09 Dept. of Environmental Services Announces New Members of Aspiring Leaders Program
04/27/09 NH Police Memorial Service
04/27/09 New Parking Stations Greet Summer Visitors to the Coast
04/22/09 DES’s Volunteer River Assessment Program, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Team and Dave Chase (posthumous) Recognized by U.S. EPA
04/21/09 Governor Lynch, Commissioner Burack Announce 108 Drinking Water, Wastewater Projects Approved for Stimulus Funding
04/20/09 Low and Moderate Income Homeowner's Property Tax Relief Program
04/15/09 Governor and Council Approve Stimulus Funding
04/15/09 Governor Lynch and Executive Council Honor Robin Boyd of Hooksett as April’s NH Volunteer of the Month
04/15/09 The Department of Revenue Administration Reminds You It’s Tax Time in NH
04/14/09 Motorcycle Safety
04/14/09 Governor Lynch to Nominate Education, Employment Security Commissioners and Adjutant General
04/08/09 Governor Lynch Applauds Senate for Acting to Protect NH Businesses From Collecting Sale Taxes For Other States
04/07/09 Governor Lynch Kicks Off Workshop Designed To Ensure Federal Stimulus Funds Are Used Effectively
04/07/09 Governor Lynch Unveils New Job Match System
04/06/09 Dept. of Education - 2009 Adequate Yearly Progress Report
04/02/09 Heritage Arts Traveling Exhibit April 6-10
04/02/09 Granite State Scholars Announced
04/01/09 Earth Day - April 22, 2009
04/01/09 First Stimulus Projects Approved; Transportation Projects Will Help Create and Retain Several Hundred Jobs
03/31/09 Governor Lynch Supports Legislation Protecting NH Businesses From Collecting Sale Taxes For Other States
03/27/09 Earth Hour 2009
03/26/09 Governor Lynch Statement on Death of U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael Ouellette
03/2609 N.H. Poetry Out Loud Announces 2009 Champion - Cote Laramie of Concord
03/25/09 Governor Lynch, Federal Officials Sign Agreement for Mittersill Land Exchange
03/25/09 Climate Change Task Force Releases NH Climate Action Plan
03/24/09 New Hampshire Named Safest State in the Nation For Second Year in a Row
03/23/09 Correctional Industries to Have Booth at Made in NH Expo
03/23/09 Governor Lynch, Community Development Finance Authority, Announce Neighborhood Stabilization Funds
03/19/09 Governor Lynch, Commissioner Campbell Announce Aggressive Paving Program
03/13/09 Walter Butts Named Poet Laureate of New Hampshire
03/09/09 Governor Announces Inventory of Federal Stimulus Funds Now Online
03/03/09 Governor to Renominate Attorney General Kelly Ayotte
03/03/09 Governor Urges Senate Committee to Let Young Adults Buy Into Healthy Kids Program
03/03/09 Governor Lynch, State Officials, to Sign NH Military Covenant
02/26/09 New Hampshire State Parks is Looking for Artists
02/26/09 Governor Lynch Announces Increase in Unemployment Benefits for NH Citizens
02/20/09 Governor Lynch, Commissioner Burack Urge Communities to Apply For Federal Stimulus for Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems
02/20/09 Governor John Lynch Signs Legislation Aimed at Addressing Revenue Shortfall
02/19/09 Governor Lynch, Commissioner Campbell Announce First NH Stimulus Projects Going out to Bid
02/13/09 Governor's Statement Regarding Sen. Gregg’s Withdrawal from Consideration for Commerce Secretary
02/12/09 Governor's Operating Budget for 2010-2011 Released
02/12/09 Governor's Budget Address
02/12/09 Governor Lynch Presents Balanced, Budget That Reduces General Fund Spending
02/06/09 Governor Lynch to Bring Forward Legislation to Protect NH Businesses from Sales Tax
02/05/09 Governor Lynch, Attorney General Announce Amicus Brief to be Filed in Sales Tax Litigation
02/05/09 Super Stellar Friday - Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
02/04/09 Charitable Solicitations
02/02/09 Statement of Governor John Lynch Regarding Possible Appointment of Sen. Gregg
02/02/09 Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Monday, February 2
01/30/09 Governor Lynch Announces Creation of Economic Stimulus Office
01/27/09 IRS Stimulus Payment Scam
01/26/09 Governor Lynch, Congressional Delegation Meet to Discuss Stimulus Proposal
01/26/09 Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted
01/23/09 Snowmobile Education Schedule
01/23/09 Educators: Deadline to Reserve Classroom Wildlife Programs is February 27
01/22/09 New Hampshire State Digital Publications Library
01/16/09 NH Teacher of the Year - Nomination Application
01/14/09 Precautions During Severe Cold
01/08/09 Governor Lynch's Inaugural Speech
01/02/09 President Grants Governor Lynch’s Request For a Disaster
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