Federal data shows that the U.S. government has placed fewer than 100 migrant children from Central America who have entered the United States without their parents in Northern New England since the fall of 2013. The federal government says it has placed 60 unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with relatives and other sponsors in New Hampshire.
The rain held off for a little while on Sunday, but Children's Day in Market Square goes on, rain or shine. The day kicked off with the arrival of many well-loved friends from Character Island, as Curious George, Cookie Mouse, Billy the Bear, Pancake Pig, Bad Kitty, Frog and Toad, Geronimo and Thea Stilton arrived by boat at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company.
North Hampton joined the discussion of regionalizing fire services with Rye and Portsmouth this month, and officials are considering additional discussions on how the three towns could work together. While officials and residents say the move could save both towns money, fire officials say their departments' effectiveness must be the top concern.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to test water for possible PFC contamination near the Coakley landfill in southeast New Hampshire. The Portsmouth Herald reports Gov. Maggie Hassan said it's her understanding that the EPA has committed to testing areas around the landfill in Rye and North Hampton and is finalizing a plan for such testing.