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News and Events - 2011
Some of the major news items and events which have occurred in New Hampshire in 2011 are listed below. The links here will take you to the appropriate New Hampshire agency's Web Site for details.
 
12/30/11 Snowmobile Trail Conditions
12/30/11 New for 2012: Change in Allowable Turkey Shot Size
12/30/11 New Hampshire Fishing Rule Changes for 2012
12/30/11 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
12/30/11 NH Companies Receive Job Training Grants
12/23/11 Free Ice Fishing Class Offered at Lebanon Recreation Department in January 2012
12/23/11 Honor System Expanded At Exit 12 Tolls In Merrimack
12/20/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Thursday and Friday
12/20/11 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding PUC's Approval of Purchase Power Agreements Between Local Independent Power Producers and PSNH
12/19/11 Register now for 2012 NH Pro Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair
12/19/11 A Kismet Christmas … Barnstead man's life was saved in Alton
12/16/11 State House Flags to Be Lowered on Saturday
12/14/11 Winter 2012 Ice Fishing Classes Offered
12/14/11 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
12/12/11 N.H.'s 2011 Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner Announced
12/06/11 Governor Lynch Proclaims Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Wednesday
12/05/11 President Grants Governor Lynch's Request for Emergency Declaration
12/05/11 Advance Notice: 2012 Winter B.O.W. Workshop - February 18, 2012
12/02/11 Cuts to Hospitals, Cuts to Tobacco Tax Impact November Revenues
   
11/30/11 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Override Vote on HB 542
11/30/11 Governor Lynch’s Statement Regarding House Vote on Education Funding Constitutional Amendment
11/30/11 Governor Lynch’s Statement Regarding House’s Rejection of So-Called Right-to-Work Bill
11/30/11 Public Utilities Commission Accepting Comments on October 2011 Snowstorm
11/28/11 NH Artist, Local Students Create State's Official Ornaments for National Christmas Tree
11/22/11 Governor Lynch Requests Disaster Declaration
11/21/11 Three Properties Added to NH State Register of Historic Places
11/17/11 DoIT Employees Recognized as part of the State's Suggestion and Extraordinary Award Program
11/14/11 Governor Lynch Announces He Will Veto Any Legislation Allowing Casinos or Racinos in NH
11/08/11 Governor Lynch Asks PUC Review to Focus on Utilities’ Preparedness
11/03/11 New Hampshire's First State House Project
11/02/11 Governor Lynch Requests FEMA's Reconsideration of Emergency Disaster Declaration
11/01/11 Governor Lynch, State Agencies Continue Storm Response and Recovery
   
10/31/11 Governor Lynch Requests Emergency Disaster Declaration For Severe Storm
10/30/11 Latest Storm Information - ReadyNH
10/30/11 Shelters Opened for Sunday Night, October 30
10/30/11 State Officials Urge Caution During Storm Recovery
10/27/11 Governor Presents Business Awards for Pollution Prevention Efforts
10/27/11 Airport Access Road Dedication and Public Touring on November 10
10/26/11 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Passing of Former Congressman Perkins Bass
10/26/11 Governor Criticizes LRGH's Actions Denying Health Care to Patients Covered By Medicaid
10/21/11 Governor Lynch Proposes Education Funding Constitutional Amendment
10/19/11 Rating Agencies Maintain NH's Strong Credit Rating
10/18/11 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - October 29, 2011
10/17/11 DHHS Releases Medicaid Care Management Services RFP
10/13/11 "N.H. History Week" celebrated for the first time
10/11/11 Governor Lynch Speaks with Workers Enrolled in Work Ready NH Program
10/10/11 Sign Up Now for Snowmobile Safety Classes
10/05/11 NH Troopers Association Approves Contract
10/04/11 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding The Retirement of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice James Duggan
10/04/11 Governor Lynch Launches New Program Ensuring NH is Work Ready
   
09/30/11 Executive Branch Budget Management Generates $26 Million Surplus for FY 2011
09/29/11 Bethany Bernasconi Named 2012 New Hampshire Teacher of The Year
09/28/11 Sandown North Elementary School - Blue Ribbon Award Winner
09/27/11 NHDES to Open New Drinking Water Operator Training Facility
09/27/11 Governor Lynch Announces Five NH Companies Receive Job Training Grants
09/26/11 Governor Lynch Issues Executive Order Freezing Wages for All Unrepresented State Employees
09/23/11 Communities in Belknap County Eligible for Federal Aid to Repair Public Infrastructure
09/21/11 Governor Lynch to Join Comcast Officials in Expanding Internet Access to More Families
09/21/11 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Science Test Results Released
09/20/11 Traffic Control Plans For The September 25 NASCAR Race At New Hampshire Motor Speedway In Loudon
09/16/11 State Announces Its 2011 Fall Drawdown of Lakes
09/16/11 Route 302 to Open Saturday
09/16/11 Coastal Cleanup Day - Saturday, September 17
09/14/11 Executive Council Confirms Chris Clement as DOT Commissioner
09/13/11 Governor Lynch, Governor McDonnell Place Friendly Wager on Eastern League Championship Series
09/12/11 Service Credit Union Donates $125,000 to Assist Victims of Tropical Storm Irene
09/12/11 Communities in Strafford, Sullivan Counties Eligible for Federal Aid to Repair Public Infrastructure
09/09/11 Governor Lynch Proclaims September 11 as Day of Remembrance in New Hampshire
09/09/11 Individuals Impacted by Tropical Storm Irene Can Apply for Federal Assistance
09/09/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half Staff
09/09/11 Kancamagus Highway to Open Sunday
09/07/11 President Grants Governor Lynch's Request For Assistance for Individuals
09/07/11 Governor Lynch Statement on the Senate's Vote to Expand Deadly Force
09/06/11 Governor Lynch Announces PUC Chair to Step Down
09/06/11 Public Hearings Set For NH's Ten Year Transportation Program
09/06/11 Law Enforcement Calls on Legislators to Put Public Safety Above Politics
09/03/11 President Grants Governor Lynch's Request For a Disaster Declaration
09/02/11 Governor Lynch Requests Disaster Declaration
09/01/11 Governor Lynch, Police Chiefs Urge Lawmakers Not to Put Ideology Above Public Safety
   
08/31/11 Governor: Most Major Routes Open, Visitors Can Get to Their Destinations
08/30/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Thursday
08/30/11 Governor Asks Homeowners to Report Damage to 2-1-1, Local Emergency Officials
08/28/11 Governor Lynch Visits Storm-Damaged Areas, Requests Preliminary Damage Assessment
08/28/11 Governor: Flooding Likely, Heed Emergency Officials, Evacuation Orders
08/28/11 Four Storm-Related Injuries Reported; Emergency Officials Warn Against Cleaning Up Before the Storm Ends
08/28/11 Governor Lynch: Stay Off Roads; Call 2-1-1 for Assistance; 9-1-1 for Emergencies
08/27/11 Governor Lynch: Seek Shelter Before Storm Arrives; Stay Off Roads on Sunday
08/26/11 President Grants Governor Lynch's Request for Emergency Declaration
08/26/11 Governor Lynch Declares State of Emergency
08/26/11 State Parks to Close In Preparation for Hurricane Irene
08/25/11 Governor Lynch, State Agencies Preparing for Hurricane Irene
08/24/11 HSEM Urges Precautions As Hurricane Irene Approaches
08/25/11 Salem Common, Pelham Library named to National Register of Historic Places
08/17/11 Kids Counts Again Recognizes New Hampshire as the Best Place to Raise a Child
08/15/11 Traveling Library of Congress Exhibit to Roll into Concord
08/09/11 Governor Lynch to Nominate Chris Clement for DOT Commissioner
08/05/11 Division of Fire Safety Licensing Section Move
08/04/11 Green Scene Night an Excellent Pitch for Recycling
08/04/11 E-ZPass Violation Enforcement Reciprocity Takes Effect
08/04/11 Three Properties added to N.H. State Register of Historic Places
07/29/11 States Reaches Tentative Agreement with NEPBA and Troopers Union
07/29/11 State, SEA Announce Tentative Contract Agreement
07/27/11 Memorial Bridge Closed Permanently To Vehicle Traffic
07/26/11 Missing Juvenile from Stewartstown
07/25/11 Governor Lynch Announces Job Training Grants Awarded in July
07/22/11 President Grants Governor Lynch's Request For a Disaster Declaration
07/22/11 DMV Substation Changes To Take Effect
07/21/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Friday
07/20/11 Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for July 21
07/15/11 Governor Lynch Requests Disaster Declaration
07/14/11 Governor Lynch's Statement on Allowing HB 601 to Become Law Without His Signature
07/14/11 Governor Lynch's Statement on Allowing SB 148 to Become Law Without His Signature
07/13/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 542
07/13/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 88
07/13/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 91
07/13/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 380
07/12/11 Memorial Bridge Being Closed For Necessary Repairs
07/11/11 Governor Lynch Announces $13 Million to Help NH Small Businesses Grow, Create Jobs
07/08/11 Summer Fun and Space Science at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
07/08/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Saturday and Sunday
07/06/11 New Fiscal Year Brings Realignment to DMV
07/06/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 154
07/06/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 57
07/05/11 Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program
   
06/30/11 Governor Lynch Statement on Death of Spc. Nicholas Bernier
06/30/11 New Hampshire Coastal Beaches Named 1st in the Nation in Water Quality
06/29/11 Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July
06/28/11 Governor Lynch Statement on Signing of HB 147
06/28/11 Governor Lynch Announces 10,000th NH Worker To Receive Job Training
06/27/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 129
06/27/11 Governor Lynch Announces Campbell to Leave DOT
06/24/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Monday
06/24/11 E-Zpass "On-The-Go" Available On July 4th Weekend
06/24/11 Governor Will Let Budget Bills Become Law Without His Signature
06/23/11 Free HIV Testing on National HIV Testing Day - Monday, June 27
06/21/11 Advanced Transportation Management Along I-93 Corridor
06/16/11 Governor Lynch's Statement on Allowing Senate Bill 170 to Become Law Without His Signature
06/15/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 329
06/15/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 109
06/15/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 218
06/15/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 3
06/09/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 133
06/08/11 Governor Lynch's Statement on Allowing Senate Bill 81 to Become Law Without His Signature
06/08/11 Hooksett Toll Plaza To Move All Cash Transactions To The Right With E-Zpass Transactions To The Left
06/08/11 Governor Lynch Statement on the Death of Pfc. Michael Cook of Salem
06/07/11 Governor Lynch to Nominate Ann Rice as Deputy AG
06/07/11 Governor Lynch to Nominate Longtime Prosecutor to Serve on the Superior Court
06/07/11 New Ridesharing Options Are Available On-Line
06/07/11 Blasting Work Beginning At Exit 5 Of I-93 In Londonderry
06/02/11 Governor Lynch has directed flags to half-staff in honor of former Governor Walter Peterson who has passed away. The Governor has directed flags remain at half-staff until Governor Peterson is laid to rest.
06/02/11 Governor Lynch Statement on the Death of Former NH Governor Walter Peterson
06/01/11 Paving Work On Everett Turnpike Near Bedford Tolls
   
05/27/11 Governor Lynch Proclaims Monday, May 30th As Memorial Day in the State of New Hampshire
05/26/11 Governor Lynch Announces Five NH Companies to Receive Grants to Train Workers
05/25/11 Night Bridge Maintenance Work On I-393 In Concord
05/23/11 Blue Star Museums Program
05/19/11 Governor Lynch Directs Flags to Half-Staff on Friday
05/18/11 New Roadside "Service Patrol" being Introduced On I-95
05/17/11 Governor Lynch Announces NH Rate Drops Below 5 percent for the first time since December 2008
05/16/11 DES Awards Presented To Protect the Quality and Availability of Local Drinking Water Resources
05/13/11 President Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Sunday; Governor Lynch Directs Flags to Half-Staff on Friday
05/13/11 Governor John Lynch today applauded the purchase of the former Fraser Paper mill in Gorham by Patriarch Partners
05/13/11 Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15 NB Off-Ramp To Be Relocated May 18th
05/12/11 Flume Gorge Opens for the Season
05/11/11 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Honors the Department of Environmental Services
05/11/11 New Hampshire Is Once Again Named 'Most Livable State'
05/11/11 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 474
05/10/11 Work Schedule Change On Little Bay Bridge Project
05/10/11 Bridge Repairs On Interstate 93 In Manchester
05/09/11 Commute Green New Hampshire
05/06/11 Governor Lynch: HHS, AG to Review State Hospital Policies and Protocols
05/06/11 NH Turnpike System Introduces E-Zpass “On-The-Go”
05/05/11 Governor Lynch Announces Six NH Companies to Receive Grants to Train Workers
05/04/11 Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2 to May 6
05/03/11 Night Ramp Closure At I-89 Exit 20 Project In Lebanon
05/02/11 National Scenic Byway Awards Announced
   
04/29/11 Bridge Painting Work To Resume On I-95 In Portsmouth
04/29/11 Paving Operations On Spaulding Turnpike In Rochester
04/28/11 Governor Lynch, U.S. Energy Secretary Chu, UNH President Huddleston Announce Companies Chosen for Green Launching Pad
04/26/11 Governor Lynch to Nominate Ronald Wilbur as Banking Commissioner
04/22/11 On Earth Day, Governor Lynch Issues Executive Order Creating Water Sustainability Commission
04/21/11 Wage Reimbursement Available to Employers
04/20/11 Hikers, Be Smart: It's Still Winter in the Mountains
04/18/11 DMV to Close Temporary Office in Lebanon
04/15/11 Governor Lynch Issues Executive Order Directing State Agencies to Further Cut Energy Use
04/13/11 Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord, NH Certifies as Environmental Champion
04/12/11 Governor John Lynch Statement on Drop in Unemployment Rate in March
04/12/11 State Agency Heads to Hold NH Business Outreach Session in Claremont
04/08/11 2nd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
04/07/11 I-93 Night Work Between Exit 2 And State Line In Salem
04/06/11 Three Schools Selected to Represent New Hampshire at Regional Conference on High School Transformation
04/05/11 Gilford Public Officials/Informational Meeting - Rehabilitation Of US 3 Bypass/NH 11 Bridge Over NH 11A
04/04/11 Governor Lynch Addresses Anti-Bullying Conference, Urges Lawmakers Not to Undo Progress
04/01/11 Do Your Part to Prevent Bear Visits this Spring
   
03/31/11 Governor Lynch Statement on House Budget
03/30/11 Governor Lynch Statement on Federal Funding for Memorial Bridge
03/25/11 Brookdale Road Bridge Over I-93 In Salem Reduced To One Lane Alternating Traffic Pattern
03/25/11 Night Bridge Repairs On Interstate 93 In Londonderry
03/24/11 Lane Changes Planned At I-93 Project In Hooksett
03/22/11 Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15 Ramp Closure In Rochester
03/22/11 Annual Road Postings Underway On Sections Of NH State Highways
03/21/11 NH E-ZPass Center Moving to New Location in Hooksett
03/15/11 Governor Lynch Statement on House's Vote to Let Students Drop Out of School Earlier
03/15/11 Governor Lynch to nominate Judge Tina Nadeau as Chief Justice of the Superior Court
03/14/11 DES Reports Low to No Bacteria Found on WWTP Disks
Beach Cleanup, Thursday, March 17
03/14/11 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
03/14/11 Update on Plastic Disks in the Merrimack River and washing up along the Coast of New Hampshire and Massachusetts
03/11/11 Wastewater Treatment Facility Debris Found on Beach in Seabrook, NH
Public Encouraged to Use Protective Gloves When In Contact with White Disks
03/11/11 Governor Lynch: House Finance Preliminary Budget Moving New Hampshire in the Wrong Direction
03/10/11 Flood Safety Information
03/08/11 Governor Lynch Announces 44 Percent Drop in High School Dropout Rate
03/07/11 Governor Lynch to Meet with State Agency Leaders, Hold Briefing for Local Officials
03/01/11 Governor Lynch Proclaims White Mountain National Forest Day
03/01/11 Governor Lynch Opposes Bill to Let Students Drop Out of School
   
02/28/11 Governor Lynch Announces Five NH Companies to Receive Grants to Train 230 Workers
02/24/11 NH State Library Expands Offerings for Visually Impaired
02/23/11 Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert - Veterans Museum of NH
02/17/11 Winter Outdoor Activities Abound in NH; Safety is Paramount
02/15/11 Governor Lynch Presents Budget to House, Senate Finance Committees
02/15/11 Governor Lynch to Nominate Merrimack Police Chief Michael Milligan as Liquor Commissioner
02/15/11 Governor Lynch Presents Balanced, Sustainable Budget With No Tax Increases and No New Taxes
02/15/11 Governor's Budget Address
02/15/11 Governor's Budget 2012 – 2013
02/11/11 Bridge Repairs On U.S. Route 3 In Hooksett
02/10/11 Governor Lynch Opposes RGGI Repeal
02/08/11 Governor Lynch Opposes Attempt to Repeal Public Kindergarten
02/08/11 I-93 Bridge Repairs in Littleton
02/04/11 Seven NH Companies To Receive Job Training Grants
02/02/11 Executive Council Confirms Bill Rogers as Leader of Department of Information Technology
02/01/11 State Fire Marshal Warns of Building Collapse Danger
   
01/28/11 Environmental Services Declares Air Quality Action Day
01/27/11 Governor Lynch Proclaims Christa McAuliffe Remembrance Day in NH
01/25/11 NH 4th, 8th Graders Top Nation in Science Test
01/25/11 State Agency Heads to Hold NH Business Outreach Session in Concord on February 11
01/21/11 New Hampshire Exports Up More Than 40% in 2010
01/21/11 Governor Lynch to Lead Trade Mission
01/20/11 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Friday
01/18/11 Governor Lynch to Nominate Bill Rogers to Lead Department of Information Technology
01/13/11 Attorney General Seeks Assistance with Identity
01/13/11 Anthem BCBSNH/Exeter Hospital Contract Dispute Consumer Information
01/13/11 Snowmobile Trails Ready for the Upcoming Holiday Weekend
01/13/11 2012 NH Teacher of the Year Nominations
01/13/11 Clear Snow from Second Exit Door
01/12/11 Columbia Public Informational Meeting
01/10/11 Franklin Public Informational Meeting
01/10/11 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Arizona Tragedy
01/06/11 Governor Lynch Inaugurated to Historic Fourth Term
01/05/11 Attorney General Addresses Allcare Dental Closure
01/04/11 Temporary Nighttime Closures Planned For NH 12A In Lebanon
01/03/11 Bridge Repairs on I-93 Southbound in Hooksett
   
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