Salmonella Outbreak Is Linked to Wild Birds and Feeders, C.D.C. Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 19 people had been sickened in eight states.

#birds, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #kentucky, #mississippi, #new-hampshire, #oklahoma, #oregon, #salmonella-bacteria, #tennessee, #washington-state

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Nevada Is Moving to Vote Before Iowa in 2024. Harry Reid Makes the Case.

Goodbye, Iowa and New Hampshire. Hello, Nevada and South Carolina? The former Nevada senator is just one voice arguing that it’s time to change the nomination calendar.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clyburn-james-e, #iowa, #nevada, #new-hampshire, #primaries-and-caucuses, #reid-harry, #south-carolina

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Saildrone launches a 72-foot autonomous seabed-mapping boat

Mapping the ocean’s floor is a surprisingly vital enterprise, which helps with a range of activities including shipping, coastal protection, and deep-sea resource gathering. It’s also a very costly and time-consuming activity, which can be demanding and dangerous for those involved. Saildrone is a startup focused on building out autonomous exploratory vessels that can do lots of mapping, while making very little impact on the environment in which they operate, and without requiring any crew on board at all.

Saildrone’s newest robotic ocean explorer is the Surveyor, its largest vessel at 72-feet long. The Surveyor can spend up to 12 months at a stretch out at sea, and draws its power from wind (hence the large sail-like structure, which is not actually used like the sail on a sailboat) and the sun (via the solar panels dotting its above-water surfaces). Its sensor instrumentation includes sonar that can map down to 7,000 meters (around 22,000 feet). That’s not quite as deep as some of the deepest parts of the world’s oceans, but it’s plenty deep enough to cover the average depth of around 12,100 feet.

As Saildrone notes, we’ve only actually mapped around 20% of the Earth’s oceans to date – meaning we know less about it than we do the surface of Mars or the Moon. Saildrone has already been contributing to better understanding this last great frontier with its 23-foot Explorer model, which has already accumulated 500,000 nautical miles of travel on its autonomous sea voyages. The larger vessel will help not only with seafloor mapping, but also with a new DNA sample collection effort using sensors developed the University of New Hampshire and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, to better understand the genetic makeup of various lifeforms that occupy the water column in more parts of the sea.

#biotech, #hardware, #new-hampshire, #oceanography, #robotics, #saildrone, #science, #sea, #ship, #tc, #university-of-new-hampshire

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As State Legislatures Aim to Convene Amid Covid, One Tries a Drive-in

New Hampshire’s House of Representatives, whose speaker died of the coronavirus, has refused to meet remotely.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hinch-richard-1949-2020, #new-hampshire, #state-legislatures, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Campaign Settles With Artist Who Said He Was Assaulted

Rod Webber, a Boston artist with a provocative streak, is to receive $20,000 from the campaign, which admitted no wrongdoing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #assaults, #compensation-for-damages-law, #manchester-nh, #new-hampshire, #rochester-nh, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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The 48 Mountains That Held My Grief

After my son Ben died by suicide, I turned to hiking. I found myself: broken, but braver.

#grief-emotion, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Richard Hinch, Speaker of New Hampshire House, Dies at 71

A Republican, he had a staunchly conservative agenda as his party took control of the state government in the November election. He died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hinch-richard-1949-2020, #new-hampshire, #state-legislatures

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‘Numb’ and ‘Heartbroken,’ the U.S. Confronts Record Virus Deaths

For the first time, the United States reported more than 3,000 coronavirus deaths in a day. But with cases still rising, experts warn “the worst is yet to come.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #el-paso-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #los-angeles-calif, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #new-hampshire

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There’s Still a Loaded Weapon Lying Around in Our Election System

State legislatures are still a threat to appointing electors contrary to the will of their voters.

#elections, #electoral-college, #new-hampshire, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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Nor’easter Knocks Out Power to More Than 200,000 in New England

More than 110,000 customers in Maine alone lost electricity after a nor’easter brought high winds and heavy snow.

#connecticut, #maine, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #noreaster, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

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7 Places Where the Slopes Are Less Skied

These under-the-radar resorts offer plenty of room to turn, and plenty of challenge amid a winter of social distancing.

#california, #colorado, #idaho, #montana, #new-hampshire, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #utah, #vermont

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Marty, Longtime Mascot of Mount Washington Observatory, Dies

“He might love you one week and the next week, he wouldn’t come near you,” said an observatory official. “Typical cat.”

#cats, #deaths-obituaries, #mascots, #mount-washington-nh, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us

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In Fights Over Face Masks, Echoes of the American Seatbelt Wars

Seatbelt laws were a hard sell in state capitals as opponents argued they were uncomfortable or an imposition on personal liberty. Sound familiar?

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #law-and-legislation, #massachusetts, #michigan, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #new-hampshire, #politics-and-government, #seatbelts, #states-us

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‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show

A rural locale. Few Covid-19 cases nearby. Performers in a bubble. And a man-eating plant that couldn’t quite chow down on its victims.

#little-shop-of-horrors-play, #new-hampshire, #paulini-ethan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #weathervane-theater, #white-mountains-nh

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Schools, forced to cancel in-person classes because of the pandemic, have become more comfortable with remote teaching. That might mean the end of the snow day.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-mass, #computers-and-the-internet, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maryland, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms

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Trump Onslaught Against Biden Falls Short of a Breakthrough

President Trump has leveled scathing law-and-order attacks on Joseph Biden for weeks. But a new poll shows Mr. Biden ahead in three states Mr. Trump hopes to pick up, and maintaining a lead in Wisconsin.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minnesota, #nevada, #new-hampshire, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wisconsin

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Sununu and Shaheen Cruise in New Hampshire Primaries for Governor and Senate

The victories by Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, reinforced the state’s battleground status. Corky Messner, who was endorsed by President Trump, won his primary to challenge Ms. Shaheen.

#elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #new-hampshire, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #shaheen-jeanne, #sununu-christopher-t-1974

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A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories

Tammi Truax, the Portsmouth poet laureate, writes a weekly poem for the city’s coronavirus newsletter, breaking up grim statistics with verse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-hampshire, #newsletters, #poetry-and-poets, #poets-laureate, #portsmouth-nh

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-hampshire, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #strauss-audrey-attorney

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-hampshire, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #strauss-audrey-attorney

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Trump Rally Postponed, Campaign Says, Citing Weather

The event was set to be held in Portsmouth, N.H., on Saturday. The campaign delayed it amid ongoing concerns about President Trump attracting only small crowds at his events.

#hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-hampshire, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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What Will Trump’s Rally in New Hampshire Be Like? It’s Anyone’s Guess

The governor, a Republican, isn’t attending. It isn’t clear how many other G.O.P. elected officials will come. The turnout could be low, or expansive. And fears of the virus hang over the event.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-hampshire, #parscale-brad-1976, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline

For years, I have been making images of my mother as her dementia progresses. The process brings us closer.

#bartley-mary-ellen, #deaths-fatalities, #dementia, #durham-nh, #horses, #memory, #new-hampshire, #parton-dolly, #sternbach-joni-photographer, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-new-hampshire

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Coronavirus Forces School Districts to Adapt

Schools thrust into turmoil by the coronavirus are slowly finding ways to cope.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #google-inc, #greenville-sc, #miami-dade-county-fla, #minneapolis-minn, #new-hampshire, #philadelphia-pa, #rhode-island

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How the Virus Crisis Could Help a Red-State Democrat Stay in Office

In North Carolina, where the governor’s race is tight, and New Hampshire, where a Republican seeks re-election in a blue-trending state, incumbents could benefit from newfound star power.

#cooper-roy-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-governors, #governors-us, #new-hampshire, #north-carolina, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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