A toddler is making a quick and surprising recovery after she impaled herself in the brain with a colored pencil. Twenty-month-old Olivia Smith of New Boston, N.H., was coloring when she accidentally fell off the sofa, according to her doctor. A colored pencil entered her right eye socket, crossed through her brain and lodged itself near her left ear in the left hemisphere of the brain. When her parents saw the tip of the pencil, they thought it had broken off and didn't realize the entire 4 to 5-inch structure was inside their daughter's head. "Remarkably, it had missed essentially every major vessel along the way. Turn after turn it came within a millimeter," Dr. Darren B. Orbach, neurointerventional radiologist at Boston Children's Hospital, told CBSNews.com. The pencil missed all major arteries, veins and nerves during its path through Olivia's brain. It lodged itself between her eyeball and the socket, so even the eye was not damaged, he said. Orbach commented that if he had to … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo N.H. toddler survives a pencil through her brain
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(CBS News) MANCHESTER, N.H. - Steve Gleason puts in 24 hours a week making circuit boards at Electropac, a Manchester, New Hampshire manufacturer. But he's not getting paid. "I'm very desperate -- you know. I would do anything for a job," Gleason said. "I've been living off my savings." It's called the "return to work" program - New Hampshire's attempt to match those looking for work with businesses looking for workers. And it doesn't cost company owners like Electropac's Ray Boissoneau a penny. "They continue to collect their unemployment during that period, so they've not lost anything," Boissoneau said. "The only difference is that instead of sitting around the house, they're able to come to a factory and begin the opportunity to get skilled work and get off the unemployment rolls." Boissoneau said that the program gives them a helping hand by giving them a leg-up into a job. The unemployed have up to six weeks to prove themselves. In two years, 236 have turned their volunteer … [Read more...] about For unemployed in N.H., working for free pays off
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Saltzman Globe Staff August 04, 2017 MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hours after arriving at New Hampshire’s only hospital for veterans for his first visit, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin on Friday announced that he was removing the head of nursing services, the third leader of the troubled Manchester VA Medical Center he has ousted in three weeks.Flanked by the four members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation, Shulkin also told reporters that his department planned to invest $30 million in the hospital in order to improve care, although much of that money had already been earmarked for various projects.Shulkin said he was acting in response to a dozen whistle-blowers currently and formerly employed by the hospital, many of whom alleged substandard care in a Spotlight Team story on July 15. The whistle-blowers, who include the … [Read more...] about VA Secretary ousts third official at troubled N.H. hospital
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff March 16, 2018 Setting up what could be a primary challenge to the sitting president, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake delivered a blistering message in New Hampshire on Friday, accusing President Trump of hijacking the Republican Party with a “propaganda-fueled, dystopian view of conservatism,” while positioning himself as a staunch supporter of free-market, small-government values. The visit marked the first time Flake has been to New Hampshire — home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary — since campaigning there with Arizona Senator John McCain in 2008. Often potential presidential candidates visit the state and play coy about their reasons for being there. Not Flake. His appearance at the Politics and Eggs breakfast, a must-stop for all potential presidential candidates, and his speech ripping Trump were not … [Read more...] about In N.H., Senator Jeff Flake rips Trump for ‘propaganda-fueled’ conservatism
Chris Morris - Globe staff February 15, 2018 8:46 pm Brianna Rolfs was born and raised in Pelham, N.H, just like her father. And when she and her husband were looking to buy a home, they bought the 1760s house she grew up in. And when in 2016 it came time to start a business, she followed in her father’s footsteps once again, reopening Hammar’s Art Studio & Cultural Center, which her father and grandfather had operated together for decades under the name Hammar & Sons Inc., making signs, selling art supplies, and framing pictures, and where she had worked as a teenager. Now she runs the thriving business, with her dad as a partner, hosting children’s art classes, birthday parties, workshops, and special events along the lines of family paint nights and a popular series called “PJs, Pizza & Picasso.’’ Her goal? To unite the community and inspire a new generation of artists. What drew Rolfs back to town after moving away for college … [Read more...] about What is it like to live in Pelham, N.H.?
Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-CuttingEvent March 17PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Plaistow,N.H., located at 11 Plaistow Road. To celebrate, PetSmart is having agrand opening event Saturday, March 17, starting with a ribbon-cuttingceremony at 8:45 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend andto bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!The Plaistow store location will feature PetSmart's new Pinnacle PetNutrition section, an expanded collection of pet food products featuringhigh-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food.This food type is the fastest growing in the overall pet food categoryand includes brands such as Only Natural Pet®, a natural pet brandfeaturing holistic, paleo-inspired natural foods and wholesomehigh-protein recipes that are dehydrated, freeze-dried and air-dried.PetSmart is the exclusive national retailer for Only Natural Pet.The … [Read more...] about PetSmart® Opens New Store in Plaistow, N.H.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Felice Belman Globe Staff February 28, 2018 News that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ son, Levi (above), intends to run for Congress from New Hampshire’s First District led to eye-rolling, at least by national political talking heads who seemed to think the younger Sanders was simply trading on his now famous name and voters wouldn’t like it. But the truth is, whatever other challenges await him, Levi Sanders won’t likely be hampered by the fact that he’s part of a celebrated political family. In New Hampshire, that’s par for the course.Sanders, 48, lives in Claremont, N.H. — which is actually in the state’s Second District, though residency isn’t required to run. Sanders is a Democrat and is running for the seat now held by US Representative Carol Shea-Porter, who does not plan to run for re-election.Sanders … [Read more...] about In N.H., politics is a family business
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Elise Takahama Globe Correspondent January 25, 2018 Firefighters rescued a brown and gray long-haired cat after finding it frozen on Country Pond in Newton, N.H., Thursday morning, police said. Police suspect the cat lay down in the sun Wednesday and ended up freezing into a layer of ice on the pond. The Newton Fire Department arrived at the pond at 9 a.m. and poured warm water on the cat to loosen it up. After getting it off the ice, firefighters wrapped towels around it and put it on a heating pad to fully warm it up, police said. Advertisement The cat was transferred to the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Stratham, after veterinarian recommendations that the cat receive medical attention in case it was in pain as it thawed out.Police request that anyone with information about the cat call 603-382-6774.Elise Takahama can … [Read more...] about N.H. cat rescued after being frozen to icy pond
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Adam Sennott Globe Correspondent January 21, 2018 A former worker at a long-term care facility for the elderly in Salem, N.H., was given a three-year suspended prison sentence and two years of probation for stealing prescription fentanyl from a resident, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office announced Friday.Stephanie McMahon of Derry, N.H., pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a prescription drug, the state attorney general’s office said in a press release.She was charged in September with stealing three fentanyl patches on two separate occasions last March from a resident’s medication storage box, prosecutors said last fall. Advertisement McMahon was not authorized to handle or administer medication.As part of her sentence, McMahon will be prohibited from caring for sick, elderly, or vulnerable adults, and will not be … [Read more...] about Former N.H. elder care worker sentenced for stealing fentanyl
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Globe Staff September 20, 2011 An auxiliary bishop from New York’s Long Island was introduced yesterday as the Vatican’s choice to lead New Hampshire’s 285,000 Roman Catholics, who have been buffeted for the last decade by fallout from the church’s sexual abuse crisis.Rev. Peter A. Libasci, 59, will be installed as the 10th bishop of Manchester on Dec. 8 and succeed retiring Bishop John B. McCormack, 76, whose statewide diocese became a target of New Hampshire authorities determined to make church officials more attentive to allegations of abuse.“The most important thing right off the bat is the compassion, and the desire to heal,’’ Libasci said in Manchester. “To help restore and heal and rebuild individual lives, family lives, life of the church, life of the community.’’ Advertisement On his first … [Read more...] about Vatican appoints N.Y. bishop to head N.H. diocese