Eversource to conduct Drone Inspections

Eversource to conduct Drone Inspections

Eversource has once again hired Mesa Associates, Inc. to conduct inspections of its transmission lines using drones due to the quality of the information gathered using this method. Mesa Associates crews are currently performing these inspections in about eight communities in Southern NH. Attached for your information is a one page document which describes the scope of work and a letter of introduction that Mesa crews will be carrying while conducting these inspections.

At this time, Eversource is not mailing notices to property owners who abut our transmission corridors since the inspections are being performed entirely within the right-of-way (ROW). They are also low profile; crews use regular pick-up trucks and spend about five minutes at each transmission structure.

COVID-19 | New Hampshire Employment Security Scam Alert Related

New Hampshire Employment Security Scam Alert Related to COVID-19

Released by:   Gordon J. MacDonald, Attorney General
                             George Copadis, Commissioner, New Hampshire Employment Security
Subject:            New Hampshire Employment Security Scam Alert Related to COVID-19

Date:                 Friday, April 3, 2020
Contact:          Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
                            kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov / 603-573-6103

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis urge New Hampshire citizens to practice increased vigilance when asked to provide personal information over the telephone or via email by entities claiming to provide unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

While we have not yet seen a specific case in New Hampshire, we know that government benefits are an attractive target for scammers and want people to be prepared to prevent themselves from falling victim to this type of scam. 

Here are some helpful tips:

·       New Hampshire Employment Security [NHES] will NEVER send you a TEXT asking for information.


While NHES will call individuals and will send e-mail messages providing and requesting information. They will NEVER send you a text providing or requesting information.

·       NH Employment Security will NEVER ask for your CREDIT CARD information.


While NHES does need to request personal information in order to be able to determine eligibility for benefits and to then pay those benefits, the department will NEVER request your credit card information. If such a request is made, immediately hang up the phone or if requested on a website, then immediately close the website and browser and then delete your browsing activity from your PC or smartphone. 

·       When in doubt HANG UP and call the HOTLINE.


Caller ID can be masked so beware of incoming calls. If you receive a call and feel uncomfortable providing information to the caller because you are unsure of its legitimacy, HANG UP immediately and call back the UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE HOTLINE 603-271-7700, to ensure you are speaking with a real representative from New Hampshire Employment Security.

·       New Hampshire Employment Security does NOT partner with any outside organizations in the processing or payment of unemployment benefits.


If you receive a call from someone representing themselves as “partnering” with New Hampshire Employment Security to process unemployment claims due to the high volume, this is a scam. HANG UP IMMEDIATELY! Only state employees process claims and payments.

·       Filing for Unemployment Benefits is FREE.


The State of New Hampshire processes unemployment claims for free. Customers should stay away from any site that charges a fee for this service.

·       Return Calls being made during non-traditional business hours.


New Hampshire Employment Security is experiencing unprecedented volume on both its website and the hotline. This requires agency representatives to make return calls to people outside of normal business hours, including nights and weekends. Receiving a return call outside of normal business hours is therefore not unusual in this current environment. However, if you are unsure then HANG UP!

How to Protect Yourself from Unemployment Benefit Scams:

  • Hang up the phone if you are uncomfortable. If you previously registered for New Hampshire unemployment benefits at www.nhes.nh.gov/ call back the Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700
  • Never provide any personal information such as your social security number or date of birth without verifying the person with whom you are communicating
  • Never provide any banking information without verifying the person with whom you are communicating;
  • Never deposit suspicious or unexpected checks into your account. Remember that even if your bank makes funds available from a deposit that does not mean the check is good. It could still be fraudulent or forged and you could be responsible to replace those funds;
  • Never wire funds to strangers. Make sure you know the person very well before sending them money through a wire service like Western Union or MoneyGram;
  • Do not open any unsolicited emails or attachments if they are not from a familiar or trusted source or contain suspicious subject lines or no subject line at all even if from a recognized sender;
  • Beware of emails that link to a website that lacks details about who is running the company, where it is based or does not have a phone number to contact the company; and
  • If the offer appears “too good to be true”, it probably is.


Stay Informed:

  • For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak in New Hampshire visit:www.nh.gov/covid19

To report a scam, contact the Consumer Protection Hotline:

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 2, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 2, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, DHHS announced 64 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 479 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 42 adult females and 22 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Strafford (6), Merrimack (4), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (19) and Nashua (3). Ten of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 73 (15%) of the 479 positive cases have been hospitalized. Thirty-seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced the fifth death related to COVID-19. The person was a male resident of Hillsborough County under the age of 60 years old with underlying medical conditions. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

case-map
CountyCases
Belknap13
Carroll14
Cheshire8
Grafton38
Hillsborough – Other57
Hillsborough – Manchester63
Hillsborough – Nashua43
Merrimack33
Rockingham170
Strafford35
Sullivan5
Grand Total479

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 2, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191479
Recovered101 (21%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-195 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases373
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-1973 (15%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories26,575
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL3,672
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3114
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,700
  1. Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
  3. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.

Litchfield 2020 Road Paving Projects to start Friday

PRESS RELEASE
April 2, 2020

2020 Road Paving Projects are scheduled to start Friday, April 3, 2020. Work should be completed within one to two weeks depending on the weather. Roads will remain open but traffic delays are expected. Road Improvement Projects are as follows:

Mayflower Drive
Harvest Way
Standish Circle
Campbell Drive
Aron Way
Albuquerque Avenue (Hillcrest Road to Griffin Lane)
Cranberry Lane (Aaron Way to cul-de-sac)
Pinecrest Road (McElwain to Underwood)
Brenton Street (White to Newstead)

Please use caution and seek an alternate route. For more information email Townhall@Litchfieldnh.gov or call 603-424-4046

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 31, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 31, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 31, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 367 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 31 adult females, 21 adult males, and 1 male under the age of 18 years. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Strafford (6), Merrimack (5), Carroll (2), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (5). Four of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 49 (13%) of the 367 positive cases have been hospitalized. Twenty-four of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. 

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 31, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191367
Recovered56 (15%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-193 (>1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases308
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-1949 (13%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories25,663
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL3,293
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL397
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,250

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 30, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, March 30, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 314 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 35 adult females and 21 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Strafford (5), Grafton (5), Merrimack (4), and Belknap (3) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (12) and Manchester (6).

Four of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 45 patients of the 314 positive cases (14%) have been hospitalized. Thirty-four of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. 

DHHS also announced that new data sets are available. Effective immediately, the NH DHHS COVID-19 Updates will include a map of positive cases on a town-by-town level. In addition, new data sets featured on NH.gov/COVID19 website include age and gender breakdowns.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 30, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191314
Deaths Attributed to COVID-193 (1%)
Hospitalizations45 (14%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories25,412
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL3,171
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL365
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,100
  1. Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
  3. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19

COVID-19 | New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

COVID-19 | New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(updated March 30, 2020, 9:00 AM)

The update is dependent on the data not on the webpage update.

Number of Persons with COVID-191314
Deaths Attributed to COVID-193 (1%)
Hospitalizations45 (14%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 25,413
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL
3,171
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 365
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)
1,109

1 Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

COVID-19 Case Map