NEW HAMPSHIRE

Coverage of New Hampshire from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

Eversource has lost a bid to buy a major water company in Connecticut. Shareholders at Connecticut Water voted overwhelmingly Friday to merge with California-based SJW Group.

Eversource was competing with SJW to make the acquisition. The energy giant argued they'd offer more local control and a complementary service area.

A federal judge ruled in Concord Tuesday that a man held in immigration custody in New Hampshire for more than eight months will get a hearing.

 

A polling place in Hadley, Massachusetts on Election Day, November 6, 2018.
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Get the latest on all the New England states' ballot measures and races for governor, Senate and House.

Clockwise from top left, Vermont GOP Governor Phil Scott, Vermont Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, New Hampshire GOP Governor Chris Sununu, and New Hampshire Democratic challenger Molly Kelly.
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There’s been a lot of coverage of the governors’ races in Massachusetts and Connecticut. But there are also lively races going on in two states to the north.

Over the past decade, Republicans have made historic gains on the state level. Heading into the election, they control two-thirds of the governors' mansions. But this year the GOP is playing defense.

In the two years since President Trump's election, Democrats have found their energy. Party turnout during the primaries was high, and looking forward to the general election, Democrats could pick up more than a dozen gubernatorial seats and have the chance to become the majority.

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