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September 13, 2022

Senators push to expedite replacement of US weapons sent to Ukraine

by Bryant Harris

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of 15 senators has unveiled legislation aimed at expediting the Defense Department's ability to backfill U.S. weapons stockpiles sent to Ukraine through non-competitive contracts. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced the Securing American ARMS Act as stand-alone legislation alongside 13 other senators last week. The bill would allow the Defense Department to award non-competitive contracts to arms manufacturers in order to backfill … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

Shaheen pushes for answers after mail-fraud reports in Peterborough, Goffstown

by Rick Green

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen pressed the U.S. Postal Service Thursday about what it is doing to prevent mail schemes like those that victimized a Peterborough woman and a Goffstown resident. Scammers ran a con that involved getting the Postal Service to forward the mail of the two people to new addresses, as The Sentinel reported in July. The Office of Inspector General said in a report this year that thousands of cases of mail fraud make clear that improvements are needed, but added that … Continue Reading

September 01, 2022

Merchant Mariner honored for WWII service

by Tom Eastman

TILTON - The late father of a former longtime Kearsarge resident was posthumously honored Wednesday morning with a ceremony at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). Shaheen participated in the presentation ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal to the family of the late Capt. Dwight A. Smith, who served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Also there were Rear Admiral John Mauger, commander of the First Coast Guard District; Matthew H… Continue Reading

September 01, 2022

Shaheen touts Inflation Reduction Act to Manchester audience

by Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. - On Thursday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig joined with local senior citizens and AARP members at the William B.Cashin Senior Center to touch upon the healthcare impacts of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. Shaheen told the assembled crowd she was thrilled that the federal government will now be able to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to lower the price of medications to Medicaid and Medicare recipients as well as extend… Continue Reading

August 21, 2022

Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Receives $500K

by Staff

Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS) in Whitefield has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support renovations to the second floor of ACHS' Whitefield location. The renovated space will expand patient access to substance use disorder, behavioral health, nutrition, and patient navigational services. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen secured the congressionally directed spending (CDS) request. "It's great to see the… Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Situation in Afghanistan still dire for women and girls

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Today marks a somber day in global history. Since the Taliban's takeover one year ago, we've seen rampant violence, a massive rollback of basic rights for women and girls and targeted persecution of vulnerable groups, like the Afghans who assisted the U.S. mission over the past two decades. For years, I've been sounding the alarm on the need to safeguard the rights of Afghan women and girls to participate in society, receive equal access to education and determine their own futures. Un… Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

Shaheen discusses inflation reduction in Bethlehem

by Angel Larcom

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited three key North Country locations last Friday, including the Franconia Ridge Loop Trail, Bethlehem's municipal solar project, and downtown Berlin. Her Bethlehem visit focused on energy efficiency and inflation reduction. On Aug 7, the Senate passed the Democrat-led Inflation Reduction Act, 51 to 50. This broad-sweeping legislation addresses multiple climate, healthcare and tax issues. Considered by many to be once-in-a-generation legislation, thebill extends ACA (Af… Continue Reading

August 15, 2022

Shaheen visits for snowmelt

by Barbara Tetreault

BERLIN - The $19.5 million federal snow melt grant will allow Berlin to improve the downtown and make it more enticing to visitors, Mayor Paul Grenier told U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen during her visit to the city last Friday. The federal Department of Transportation last week announced Berlin had been awarded one of the highly sought grants with its innovative proposal to use waste hot water from the Burgess BioPower biomass plant to heat downtown streets and sidewalks during winter months. … Continue Reading

August 15, 2022

Shaheen visits Jaffrey to celebrate new water grant

by Ashley Saari

New Hampshire Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited Jaffrey Wednesday to celebrate the announcement of a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), which will be put toward the purchase of three new well sites and the construction of a new water treatment plant that will be shared between Peterborough and Jaffrey. Shaheen met with Jaffrey and Peterborough town officials at the Jaffrey Fire Station, before taking a tour of the Jaffrey Water Department next … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Shaheen touts Berlin infrastructure improvements

by Adam Sullivan

BERLIN, N.H. (WCAX) - Berlin, New Hampshire, is embarking on a big renovation of its downtown that is designed to benefit tourism. The city has received more than $19.5 million in federal funds to rebuild city streets and sidewalks, integrating heat from the Burgess bio-mass plant, that will keep the thoroughfares clear of ice and snow. "Biomass power from the Burgess Plant which can do co-generation for heat and power, so they will be able to use that heat in the city and it will be an import… Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Grants available to train physicians on how to test for PFAS exposure

by Steve Bottari

MANCHESTER, N.H. -More guidance is on the way for doctors and for patients about how to test for and potentially treat exposure to certain dangerous chemicals. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office said $1 million in grants will develop new training courses for clinicians dealing with exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. A new report from the National Academy of Sciences recommends that doctors perform blood tests if someone is worried about their exposure to PFAS. "It's one of the thi… Continue Reading

July 22, 2022

First responders warn of significant increase in overdose deaths in New Hampshire

by Tim Callery

MANCHESTER, N.H. -First responders and health care providers are issuing a warning over an increase in drug overdose deaths, especially in two of New Hampshire's largest cities. Manchester and Nashua are experiencing an increase in overdose deaths, officials said, calling it a disturbing trend. "Sadly, the opioid crisis is going on eight years here in New Hampshire," said Chris Stawasz, regional director of American Medical Response. The state has made gains against the crisis, bringing down … Continue Reading

July 22, 2022

Shaheen discusses fentanyl crisis with local expert roundtable

by Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. - On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined with community leaders from around New Hampshire discuss new developments on the threat of fentanyl as well as how what is needed to address the threat of fentanyl as well as deal with other illegal drug use within the Granite State. Hosted by Makin' It Happen, a organization committed to promoting the overall well-being of youth and families with a focus on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention efforts, one recurring … Continue Reading

July 21, 2022

Manchin, Shaheen help sponsor bill to reform, modernize Electoral Count process

by Charles Boothe

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, including Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., have introduced legislation to iron out wrinkles in the nation's Electoral Count procedures. Called the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, the bill would reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. Issues with the vagueness of some aspects of that act came to light after the 2020 election when the pr… Continue Reading

July 20, 2022

Shaheen announces funding for WMCC students

by Barbara Tetreault

BERLIN - White Mountains Community College is receiving $176,874 from the U.S. Department of Education to assist students. The funding, which was announced by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), supports equity in access to higher education by financing direct and indirect student aid opportunities and empowering students to attend and graduate from college. At WMCC, half the funding will be used for direct aid to students economically impacted by the pandemic. WMCC President Charles Lloyd s… Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

Sen. Shaheen: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard submarine work critical amid Russia, China threats

by Glenn Sabalewski

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen believes Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - 17 years after surviving a near-closure experience - is "even more important today than it has been for decades." The state of the world, including Russia's war in Ukraine, is a big reason why. "As we look at the future of security in the world, the submarine and our ability to negotiate the seas is probably even more important now than it has been in my lifetime," she said. In an interview Wednesday with Seacoastonline, New Hampshire's… Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Because Trump pulled out of the Iran deal, 'Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon'

by Andrea Mitchell

Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committee member Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the push for a deal to prevent the development of Iran's nuclear program after former President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement in 2018. "Under that agreement, Iran was not producing enhanced uranium. We know that we had IAEA inspectors on the ground to see what they were doing. And because former President Trump pulled us out of that agreement, no… Continue Reading

July 09, 2022

Shaheen tour Spring Street NSL&S site

by Alan Greenwood

NASHUA - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess on Friday in touring the Spring Street site that will house the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. The former Sacred Heart Elementary School has been undergoing extensive renovation and rehabilitation, enduring despite the pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the national economy. Sen. Shaheen worked to provide $900,000 in funding for the project, noting the growing need for such community organizat… Continue Reading

July 08, 2022

Shaheen and Craig discuss gun safety laws with local activists

by Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. - On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined with Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and local volunteers of Mom Demands Action at Manchester City Hall to discuss gun violence prevention and the recently passed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The legislation, which was signed into law on June 25, creates a $750 million fund for states to help courts keep deadly weapons out of the hands of those who are determined to be a significant danger to themselves or others. The new… Continue Reading

July 08, 2022

Gun violence group pushes for more action in New Hampshire

by Troy Lynch

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A national organization pushing to end gun violence is looking to add new programs in New Hampshire. Five members of the New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action met Friday with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig to discuss how to slow gun violence in the Granite State. In the United State, more than 3,500 children and teenagers are shot and killed every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most recent data shows th… Continue Reading

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