Public Policy

Concord, NH - Mark Scarano, the Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), announced that the next round of grant funds are now available and can be accessed at the Commission’s website: www.nbrc.gov. The State of Maine is an integral partner with the Federal Government in supporting and guiding the Commission. The Commission’s grant programs cover twelve counties including Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington. Read more →


As bald eagles rear this year’s chicks right here in the Capital region, Five Rivers Conservation Trust will hold its Annual Gathering of members and friends and host a special presentation about the recovery of Bald Eagles in New Hampshire and in the Five Rivers’region. On Thursday evening, May 28, 5:30 pm, at Havenwood Heritage Heights, Five Rivers will briefly recap its successful year and introduce Chris Martin, NH Audubon’s raptor biologist to tell the story of how bald eagles have returned to our state. Read more →


On May 8, the Department will reconvene its Network Adequacy Working Group, designed to revise the current state rules that set out minimum standards for health insurance company provider networks, including the plans offered on New Hampshire’s federally operated health insurance exchange. Read more →