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News and Events - 2012
Some of the major news items and events which have occurred in New Hampshire in 2012 are listed below. The links here will take you to the appropriate New Hampshire agency's Web Site for details.
 
12/31/12 Negligent Driving - Snow and Ice
12/20/12 Cleaning and Revitalizing NH's Worst Sites
12/20/12 Governor-Elect Hassan, Commissioner Barthelmes Name Perry Plummer Acting Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
12/20/12 Governor Lynch Encourages New Hampshire Residents to Join Connecticut in Moment of Silence
12/19/12 Reminder About Impaired Driving
12/19/12 President Orders Flags to Half-Staff
12/18/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Continues Building Experienced Administration Staff
12/17/12 Statement from Governor-Elect Hassan on the Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut
12/12/12 New Hampshire Third Healthiest State in the Nation*
12/12/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Announces Chief of Staff, Legal Counsel
12/11/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Announces State Negotiating Team
12/06/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Announces Final Three Innovation Outreach Teams
12/06/12 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Friday
12/05/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Sends Agencies Fiscally Responsible Budget Instructions
12/05/12 Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames!
12/05/12 Statement from Governor-Elect Hassan on Election of Presiding Officers of the New Hampshire Legislature
12/04/12 DES's Innovative Approach to Assuring Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste
12/04/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Announces Next Three Innovation Outreach Transition Teams
12/03/12 “It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate”*
12/03/12 Governor-Elect Hassan Announces Transition Outreach Teams on Budget, Office Administration, Business Needs
12/03/12 Seabrook Siren Demonstration Set For Wednesday
12/03/12 N.H. students, renowned sculptor create state's official ornaments for National Christmas Tree
   
11/28/12 New Year's Eve Gala to be held at Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion
11/28/12 I-89 Ramp From I-93 To Be Closed For 2 Weeks In Bow-Concord
11/28/12 President Grants Major Disaster Declaration for 5 Northern Counties
11/27/12 Governor Lynch has directed that the flags should be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in honor of Warren Rudman
11/26/12 Chris Pope to Step Down as Emergency Management Director in January
11/26/12 Six Properties Added to NH State Register of Historic Places
11/21/12 Governor Lynch Issues Proclamation for Thanksgiving Day
11/20/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Passing of Former U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman
11/19/12 Ensuring That Particle Pollution is Nothing to Choke Over
11/19/12 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day for Southwestern New Hampshire, November 19 into November 21
11/15/12 Governor Lynch Requests Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire
11/14/12 New Hampshire's Dams – The Secret to Our Lakes
11/14/12 NH Teen Filmmakers to go "Beneath the Surface" for Annual Competition
11/09/12 New Hampshire Highlighted in National Suicide Prevention Strategy at Conference*
11/09/12 Governor Lynch: State Police to Deploy to New Jersey to Assist with Relief Efforts
11/09/12 The End of the Unlined Landfill
11/07/12 Governor Lynch: National Guard to Deploy to New York to Assist with Relief Efforts
11/02/12 Governor Lynch Directs National Guard to Prepare for Possible Deployment to New York or New Jersey
11/02/12 Governor Lynch Requests Additional FEMA Assistance
11/01/12 HSEM Warns Of Post-Disaster Scams
   
10/30/12 President Grants Governor Lynch's Request For Statewide Emergency Declaration
10/29/12 Governor Lynch Requests Federal Emergency Declaration
10/29/12 All DMV offices will close at 3:00 pm on October 29th
10/29/12 Governor Lynch Declares State of Emergency Urges Citizens to Avoid Afternoon Travel
10/26/12 Governor Lynch, State Officials Make Preparations for Approaching Hurricane
10/26/12 New Hampshire's Rivers What a Difference a Generation Makes
10/23/12 Flags to Remain at Half Staff Through Thursday
10/22/12 Governor John Lynch has directed flags to half-staff tomorrow in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Savard
10/17/12 New Hampshire Recognizes Teen Driver Safety Week*
10/16/12 Yielding for White Canes Promotes Safety of the Blind
10/16/12 DHHS Announces Additional Cases Related to the National Fungal Meningitis Outbreak*
10/16/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Passing of Former U.S. Senator John Durkin
10/15/12 DES's Management of Septic Systems Has Protected Public Health and Public Waters for Over 25 Years
10/14/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Death of Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Savard
10/09/12 Governor Lynch Announces Unaudited State Financial Report Shows Surplus for Fiscal Year 12
10/09/12 State Multi-Agency Drill to Take Place This Week*
10/09/12 August Carlson Surprised By $25,000 Milken Educator Award
10/09/12 Contaminated Batches of Steroid Injections
10/08/12 Commissioner Rogers to Retire from DOIT
10/03/12 Governor Lynch Announces Unemployment Insurance Tax Cut for NH Employers
10/02/12 Have Two Ways Out - Fire Prevention Tips
10/02/12 Governor Lynch to Nominate Current Parks Director To Serve as Interim DRED Commissioner
10/02/12 Northern Border Regional Commission Approves Funding for Cell Tower Project in Groveton
10/01/12 Heidi Welch Named 2013 New Hampshire Teacher Of The Year
10/01/12 Governor Lynch Announces Six Companies Received Job Training Grants in September
   
09/26/12 2012-2013 N.H. Poetry Out Loud registration open
09/25/12 DES Announces Official Opening of Air Monitoring Station at Moose Hill School, Londonderry
09/25/12 NH Reads Edgar Allan Poe in October 2012
09/20/12 National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration - September 22
09/17/12 'Troops To Trucks' Helps Veterans Get Commercial Driver Licenses
09/17/12 Pollution Prevention in the Granite State
09/17/12 NH Pollution Prevention Program Celebrates Pollution Prevention Week
09/14/12 The Division of State Police is celebrating 75 years!
09/13/12 Arts, Culture Contribute $115.1 Million to NH Economy
09/11/12 25-Plus Years of Cleaning Up Our Coast
09/11/12 Dover Point DMV Office to Reopen on September 24th
09/11/12 Spike In Fatalities Prompts Safety Warnings
09/10/12 Governor Lynch Orders Flags to Half Staff
09/06/12 Governor Lynch Directs Flags to Half-Staff on Saturday
09/06/12 Governor Lynch Announces New Hampshire Seeks Waiver From Provisions of No Child Left Behind
   
08/30/12 Federal Government Approves NH's Medicaid Care Management Plan
08/29/12 Governor Lynch, Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to Announce New Lottery Game
08/29/12 Tackling Phosphorus in our Lakes
08/24/12 Governor Lynch, HHS Take Action Allowing Communities to Address West Nile Threat
08/22/12 Executive Council Confirms Six For the Circuit Court
08/22/12 Governor Lynch Announces August Job Training Grant Recipient
08/17/12 Serious Incidents Point Out The Need For "Move Over" Law
08/16/12 Governor Lynch's Statement Regarding the Passing of John F. Bridges
08/16/12 Governor Lynch's Statement Regarding the Retirement of Commissioner George Bald
08/14/12 Dr. Richard A. Gustafson Appointed as Director of the Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
08/14/12 Wellington State Parks Tops in Country for Boating and Fishing
08/09/12 Governor Lynch, Retailers Remind Massachusetts Shoppers New Hampshire is Sales Tax Free 365 Days a Year
08/08/12 9 Volt Batteries a Fire Hazard
08/08/12 Six properties added to N.H. State Register of Historic Places
08/07/12 Governor Lynch to Nominate Six to the Circuit Court
08/06/12 President Orders Flags to Half-Staff until August 10
   
07/30/12 Fire Marshal Warns of Gas Pipe Hazard
07/27/12 N.H. North Country musicians to perform at D.C. concert series
07/25/12 Governor Lynch Announces July Job Training Grant Recipients
07/23/12 Why Keeping New Hampshire's Lakes Clean is Worth It
07/20/12 President Orders Flags to Half-Staff until July 25
07/17/12 Governor Lynch, State Public Health Officials Urge NH Citizens to Take Precautions During Excessive Heat
07/12/12 Governor Lynch to Nominate George Copadis to Serve as Interim Commissioner of Employment Security
07/12/12 Governor Lynch Announces Suspension of Deputy Commissioner of Employment Security
07/11/12 DES Warns of Expanding Infestations of Exotic Aquatic Plants
07/09/12 25 Plus Years of Progress in Bringing Healthier Air to New Hampshire
   
06/29/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Passing of Rep. Leo Pepino
06/28/12 Hampton Beach State Park is rated a Five Star Beach by NRDC
06/28/12 NH Department of Transportation and NH Driving Toward Zero Coalition Introduce "Driving Toward Zero" Program
06/28/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling on Affordable Care Act
06/25/12 Governor Lynch Announces June Job Training Grant Recipients
06/21/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 356
06/21/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 289
06/21/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 409
06/21/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding HB 1607
06/20/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 406
06/20/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 326
06/20/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 318
06/20/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding HB 1666
06/18/12 25 Years of Progress in Fighting Ozone Air Pollution in New Hampshire
06/18/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding HB 217
06/18/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 372
06/15/12 President Grants Disaster Declaration
06/15/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding HB 1679
06/15/12 State Police "Move Over" Campaign
06/12/12 Governor's Veto Message Regarding SB 175
06/12/12 NH Ranked One of the Best States For Small Businesses
06/08/12 Governor Lynch Requests Disaster Declaration
06/06/12 Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July
06/06/12 Governor Lynch Statement on House Failure to Pass An Education Funding Constitutional Amendment
06/06/12 Thursday, June 7 - Temporary Ramp Closure at I-93/I-89 Interchange in Bow-Concord
06/06/12 New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Releases Three Reports on Hospital Costs
06/01/12 Governor Lynch to View Damage Caused By Heavy Rains in Cheshire County
06/01/12 Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health Announce the Winners of the Outstanding Achievement Awards
   
05/31/12 Governor Lynch Announces Support of Constitutional Amendment
05/25/12 Flags to Half-Staff In Observance of Memorial Day
05/23/12 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding HB 1549
05/23/12 The Importance of Wetlands Protection to New Hampshire
05/22/12 Governor Lynch to Nominate John Kissinger to the Superior Court
05/22/12 NH and the Civil War: How Memorial Day Came to Be
05/21/12 Governor Lynch Announces Four Companies Received Job Training Grants in May
05/15/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Passing of Gene Savage
05/15/12 Governor Lynch Announces NH Unemployment Rate Drops to 5 percent
05/14/12 Roadside "Service Patrols" Returning on Interstate 95
05/11/12 Flags to Half-Staff on Tuesday; Governor Lynch Directs Flags to Half-Staff on Friday
05/11/12 Governor Lynch Announces 13 Companies Received Job Training Grants in April
05/10/12 Safer Drinking Water from Rivers, Lakes, and Reservoirs
05/10/12 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress Science Results
05/09/12 Governor Lynch Congratulates Presidential Scholars from New Hampshire
05/08/12 Governor Lynch to Nominate Jim Bassett to Supreme Court
05/07/12 NH Police Memorial Service May 18
05/07/12 Three Properties added to NH State Register of Historic Places
05/04/12 Aerospacefest 2012 McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center
05/02/12 New Hampshire Receives the Education Commission of the States (ECS) Frank Newman Award for State Innovation
05/01/12 NH Police Memorial Service
Greenland Chief Michael P. Maloney to be added to NH Police Memorial
05/01/12 Flume Gorge Opens for the Season Friday
05/01/12 Getting Arsenic Out of Our Drinking Water
   
04/26/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Sunday Evening's Accident
04/26/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Decision of Senator John Gallus Not to Seek Re-Election
04/26/12 Explore N.H. and the Civil War during Preservation Month
04/24/12 How the Winnispesaukee River Basin Program Helped to Save the Lakes Region
04/17/12 Saturday, June 2, 2012, Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire
04/17/12 This Earth Day, I Express Thanks to Our Volunteers
04/17/12 Flags to Remain At Half-Staff Through Thursday
04/16/12 Governor Lynch, State Fire Marshal Warn of Extremely High Fire Danger
04/12/12 Governor Lynch Statement on the Death of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney
04/12/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Passing of Former State Representative Miriam Dunn
04/06/12 WILD New Hampshire Day - April 21
04/03/12 Governor Lynch Announces Seven NH Companies Receive Job Training Grants in March
   
03/30/12 Hampton Beach State Park Meters
03/28/12 NH Turnpikes Announces Reduced Cost For E-ZPass Transponders
03/28/12 N.H.'s Poetry Out Loud Champion named
03/26/12 Hampton Beach State Park 2012 Operating Plans
03/26/12 Temporary Barrier - Sarah Long Bridge - Portsmouth, NH
03/23/12 Governor Lynch Vetoes HB 592; Signs SB 201
03/22/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding the Shooting of a Manchester Police Officer
03/09/12 Governor Announces Departure of Deputy Chief of Staff
03/05/12 Governor Lynch Signs HB 648 Into Law
   
02/29/12 Strong Executive Branch Budget Management Generates Significant Surplus for FY 2011
02/28/12 Governor Lynch Announces Seven NH Companies Receive Job Training Grants in February
02/22/12 Governor Lynch Statement on the Passing of Rep. Jim Powers
02/21/12 Portsmouth Area Residents First to Comment on New State Rail Plan Recommendations
02/16/12 Pittsfield School District Awarded $2 Million Grant
02/14/12 DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
02/09/12 New Hampshire Department of Justice
Mortgage Settlement
02/01/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Walpole Tragedy
02/07/12 Date And Time Set For Memorial Bridge Lift Span "Float Out"
02/05/12 New Revised Schedule For Memorial Bridge Lift Span "Float Out"
02/06/12 Department of Environmental Services - Highlighting 25 Years of Environmental Protection
02/06/12 Public Invited to Discuss Future of Statewide Rail in New Hampshire
02/05/12 Schedule Change For Memorial Bridge Lift Span "Float Out"
02/02/12 Float Out Planned For Memorial Bridge Lift Span
02/01/12 Governor Lynch Statement Regarding Senate's Education Funding Constitutional Amendment
   
01/31/12 In State of the State Address, Governor Lynch Touts New Hampshire's Winning Strategy, Focuses on Building New Hampshire's Economy, Jobs
01/31/12 Governor John Lynch - 2012 State of the State Address
01/30/12 Digital Learning Day
01/27/12 New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine Reciprical Snowmobile Weekend This Weekend
01/27/12 Governor Lynch's Veto Message Regarding SB 160
01/26/12 Governor Lynch Released the Following Statement Regarding the Announcement of a Possible New Base Realignment and Closure Process
01/24/12 Planned Night Closure of Open Road Tolling Lanes in Hampton
01/23/12 New Hampshire continues to have one of the lowest Dropout Rates in the Nation
01/18/12 Governor Lynch Announces Companies Chosen for Green Launching Pad
01/18/12 Governor Lynch Announces NH Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop
01/17/12 29 Hazen Drive to Re-Open on Wednesday January 18th*
Public Health Lab to Remain Closed
01/13/12 2012 "Moose Plate" Grant round opens
01/10/12 Governor Lynch To Nominate Two to Public Utilities Commission
01/03/12 Memorial Bridge Closing to Walkers and Cyclists on January 9
01/03/12 No Guns in Classrooms or Dorms
   
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