Thursday Local Headlines

Thursday Local Headlines

Gilford, NH)  —  The truck driver who was killed Tuesday in a workplace accident in Gilford has now been identified.  The Laconia Daily Sun reported police said 74-year-old Robert Smith of Farmington died when he was struck by lumber during a delivery to the Gilford Home Center.  Police said there is no apparent evidence of foul play.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. 


(Concord, NH)  —  Thirteen-million-dollars in federal funding has been allotted to enhance security in New Hampshire schools.  The state Department of Education says the grants for hundreds of projects statewide are focused on three areas: access to buildings, surveillance systems and emergency alarm systems.  The cost of each project is capped at one-hundred-thousand-dollars.   


(Concord, NH)  —  With assessments scores dropping, New Hampshire launched a reading campaign yesterday in conjunction with March being National Reading Month.  Assessment scores in 2018 found 54-percent of third graders proficient in reading, but down to 45-percent proficient in 2022.  The campaign includes print and video advertising to encourage children to read and parents to consider a training program to teach reading. 


 (Concord, NH)  —  The health care system in the Granite State is struggling with workforce shortages.  The president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association says providers need to re-think and re-imagine the entire healthcare system.  Administrators and doctors gathered on Tuesday, the third anniversary of the first confirmed case of COVID in the state, to alert the public to the situation.  The Association is supporting several bills in the Legislature to address issues health that providers are facing.   


 (Undated)  —  Nashua Community College is getting 450-thousand-dollars in funding to expand its workforce development program.  The money comes from the Federal Aviation Administration to grow the schools technical and mechanical job training for aviation.  The congressional delegation announced the funding yesterday.