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Judge won’t reconvene jury after disputed verdict in New Hampshire youth center abuse case
05-09-2024 4:18 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center won’t reconvene the jury but says he will consider other options to address the disputed $38 million verdict.David Meehan, who alleged he was...

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New Hampshire Senate passes bill to restrict transgender athletes in grades 5-12
05-16-2024 8:01 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — A New Hampshire bill that would ban transgender athletes in grades 5-12 from teams that align with their gender identity is headed to the governor’s desk.The Republican-led Senate voted 13-10 along party lines Thursday in favor of a bill...


New Hampshire jury finds state liable for abuse at youth detention center and awards victim $38 million
05-03-2024 6:02 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A New Hampshire jury awarded $38 million to the man who blew the lid off abuse allegations at the state’s youth detention center Friday, finding in a landmark case that the state’s negligence allowed him to be beaten, raped and held...


Ex-youth center resident testifies that counselor went from trusted father figure to horrific abuser
04-19-2024 12:31 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — The man who blew the lid off decades of abuse allegations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center continued testifying at his civil trial Thursday, describing being treated for gonorrhea after being raped at age 15.But the real...


A former NH youth detention center resident testifies about ‘hit squad’ attack
04-17-2024 11:55 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A former resident of New Hampshire’s youth detention center testified Tuesday that his house leader and another staffer restrained him in a stairwell while two other workers sexually assaulted him.The four members of what he and...


First lawsuit alleging abuse at a NH youth center is going to trial; there are 1,000 more to come
04-09-2024 2:59 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — It started with three words: “They raped me.”David Meehan’s disclosure to his wife seven years ago set into motion an unprecedented criminal investigation into New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center, which was built in the 1850s as...


Van Ostern seeks Democratic nomination in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District
03-28-2024 5:32 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — A Democrat who managed U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster’s first campaign announced his candidacy to succeed her Thursday in New Hampshire’s 2nd District.Former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern said Thursday he is running “to make our government...


New Hampshire Senate passes bill to expand scope of youth detention center victim settlements
03-22-2024 10:11 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday passed legislation to greatly expand the scope of the out-of-court settlement process to compensate victims of abuse at the state’s youth detention center.The state faces about 1,200 lawsuits alleging...


NH considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims
02-21-2024 9:40 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if lawmakers...


NH lawmakers approve sending 15 National Guard members to border with Mexico
02-16-2024 1:15 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — New Hampshire lawmakers approved Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s request Friday to send 15 National Guard volunteers to the Texas border with Mexico after he called fentanyl the state’s most serious health crisis.Along with a dozen other...


NH Senate votes to move state primary from September to June; House wants August
02-08-2024 1:48 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Both the New Hampshire House and Senate agree that the short window between the primary and general election for state and local offices should be widened, but they have different dates in mind.In contrast to its first-in-the-nation...


Some NH residents want better answers from the 2024 candidates on the opioid crisis
01-17-2024 9:55 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Kristina Amyot’s life has drastically improved since the last New Hampshire primary, but she isn’t confident the current candidates will help others achieve the same success.Amyot, 36, spent more than half her life struggling with...


Hundreds alleged assault by NH youth detention workers, but years later, most suspects face no charges
12-21-2023 5:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Zach Robinson spent decades trying to fight off nightmares about being raped as a child at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. He died last month, still waiting for accountability for his alleged abusers.“I know that I’ll never forget...


Husband of influential NH Republican lawmaker accused of spending COVID-19 relief loan on luxury cars
08-31-2023 4:37 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — A former state senator was accused Wednesday of lying in order to get a COVID-19 relief loan for his casino and using the money to buy luxury cars for himself and his wife, who is a Republican leader in the New Hampshire House. The...


Plaintiffs subpoena NH officials in youth center sex abuse cases
05-06-2023 7:41 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s state police and the attorney general’s criminal bureau were subpoenaed by the lawyers for hundreds of people who say they were abused at a state-run youth detention center and are now demanding information they say has been...


70% ineligible in start of New Hampshire Medicaid unwinding
04-28-2023 7:59 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — New Hampshire is among a handful of states that began removing people from Medicaid this month, but its efforts to ensure a smooth transition began nearly three years ago.After barring states from kicking people off the program during the...


Consultants recommend southern NH town for new youth detention center
04-27-2023 11:10 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Consultants hired to evaluate three potential sites for New Hampshire’s new youth detention center are recommending property next to the state’s existing youth psychiatric hospital in Hampstead.SMRT Architects and Engineers assessed the...


Longtime Concord Monitor editor, Pulitzer administrator Mike Pride dies at 76
04-26-2023 10:35 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Mike Pride, who cultivated excellence in journalism as a New Hampshire newspaper editor and later rewarded it as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, has died. He was 76.Pride, who died Monday in Florida from complications of a blood...


School choice debate shifts to the New Hampshire Senate
04-26-2023 10:30 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s school choice program was depicted as both a lifeline for struggling families and a blow to public education as debate moved to the state Senate on Tuesday.The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on two House-passed...


New Hampshire lawmakers debate parents’ rights, trans youth
04-19-2023 1:00 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Parents seeking more control over schools and those trying to protect transgender youth converged at the New Hampshire Statehouse on Tuesday as lawmakers again took up what has become a national debate.Both the New Hampshire Senate and the...


New Hampshire House passes bipartisan $15.9 billion budget
04-06-2023 7:26 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — In a surprising display of cooperation and compromise, the narrowly divided New Hampshire House approved a two-year state budget Thursday, sending the $15.9 billion plan on to the Senate.The total, which includes federal funds, would be more...

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