NH and Maine News Headlines 4-3-2023

NH and Maine News Headlines 4-3-2023

Nashua police are continuing to look into a stabbing in their city that resulted in two people being hurt. They say the incident happened last night on Bowers Street. One individual ended up being airlifted to a Boston hospital for treatment. . Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 603-594-3500. 

The New Hampshire Department of Energy is issuing a warning to Granite State residents about misleading emails they may have received. Several businesses have reported getting the messages from people named Vincent James or Joshua Messina, who claim they work for the department and can lower energy supply rates. But, the department says neither person is affiliated with their agency. Anyone who gets a message like this should delete it. 

An investigation is underway into what caused a fire that destroyed two condominiums in New London. When first responders got to the scene at the Hilltop Place condo complex yesterday, both residences were already engulfed in flames and it took crews a few hours to get things under control. The condos were empty at the time the blaze happened. There were no injuries reported. 

Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills will have to miss a visit by first lady Jill Biden this week because she has contracted COVID-19 for a second time. Mills tested positive on Sunday and will isolate for a minimum of five days, consistent with state and federal heath guidelines. Mills, who’s 75, is fully vaccinated and boosted, for which she attributes her mild symptoms and good prognosis. Because of the timing, she’ll be in isolation when the first lady pays a visit to Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Wednesday. She also contracted COVID-19 in April 2022. 

The Dover Public Library now offers Westlaw Public Access, a comprehensive legal research database designed especially for use in government, law, and public libraries. Westlaw access is provided through a partnership with the New Hampshire Law Library, the state’s only public law library. The Derry, Portsmouth and Littleton Public Library’s also provide access to the Westlaw. People interested in researching legal information in their cases have few options, and they tend to be either time-consuming, far away, or expensive. Free Westlaw access means that anyone who comes to the Dover, Derry, Portsmouth or Littleton libraries will have the same online sources used by attorneys. The public can also access Westlaw for free in Concord at the New Hampshire Law Library. Researchers do not need a library card to use Westlaw and librarians are available to provide reference assistance.