• Joe Biden Jan 20

    President Biden Signs Executive Orders on Day 1

    President Joe Biden signed executive orders on his first day in the Oval Office that put the U.S. back in the Paris Climate Accord, Mandated Masks on federal property and ordered federal agencies to prioritize racial equity and review policies that reenforce systemic racism.

  • coronavirus Jan 15

    Sununu Extends NH Mask Mandate

    Gov. Chris Sununu is extending New Hampshire’s mask mandate, citing the state’s high coronavirus case rates, hospitalizations and fatalities. The mandate took effect Nov. 20 and was set to expire Friday. It requires anyone over the age of 5 to wear a mask in indoor or outdoor public spaces where they do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at…

  • New Hampshire Dec 31, 2020

    NH Gov. Cancels Outdoor Inauguration, Citing ‘Aggressive' Protesters at His Home

    More than a month since protesters started gathering outside New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s home in Newfields over his order requiring masks, police issued summonses to nine people and arrested one of them under a new anti-picketing ordinance passed by the selectboard, which includes Sununu’s brother. Skylar Bennett, 38, of Concord, said Wednesday he will contest his arrest on...

  • inauguration Dec 31, 2020

    Sununu Cancels Outdoor Inauguration Over Protesters

    Citing protesters outside his New Hampshire home over his order requiring masks, Gov. Chris Sununu has decided to cancel next week’s outdoor inauguration.

  • New Hampshire Dec 17, 2020

    Outdoor Dining to Return to Portsmouth, NH, in March

    Outdoor dining will return to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on March 1, 2021, weather permitting, the City Council decided. The City Council voted unanimously on the date Monday, saying it was giving struggling restaurants “a small ounce of predictability” by guaranteeing the return of outdoor dining. City officials also said they expect to extend the mask mandate for public areas until…

  • New Hampshire Nov 25, 2020

    NH Restaurant Fined $1,500 Over No Social Distancing, Masks

    A New Hampshire restaurant has been fined $1,500 following a complaint about a lack of social distancing and mask wearing during the coronavirus pandemic, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday. The attorney general’s office said it assessed the penalty against Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Plaistow after the restaurant on Nov. 14 was visited by a police officer...

  • mask mandate Nov 25, 2020

    Few in Mass. Face Fines For Ignoring Mask Order

    It’s now mandatory to wear a mask outside in Massachusetts, but you probably won’t be punished if you leave home without one. The NBC10 Boston Investigators asked health directors around the state how they’re handling an updated mask order that went into effect Nov. 6. It requires people to wear masks outside at all times — even when standing...

  • mask mandate Nov 25, 2020

    Stronger Mask Mandate in Bay State Requires Face Coverings Outdoors

    As of new rules that went into effect on Nov. 6 in Massachusetts, it’s now mandatory to wear a mask outdoors in Massachusetts or risk a fine. However, there’s a good chance you won’t be punished if you ignore the rule.

  • protest Nov 23, 2020

    Group Gathers Outside Sununu's Home to Protest Mask Mandate in NH

    At least 100 people protested New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s mask mandate, chanting “Breathe free or die,” and “We will not comply,” outside his home in Newfields. Sununu issued an executive order that took effect Friday requiring masks to be worn in public spaces, indoors or outside, when social distancing isn’t possible. Seacoastonline.com reports protest organizer Frank Staples,...

  • New Hampshire Nov 21, 2020

    Mask Mandate Takes Effect in New Hampshire, the ‘Live Free or Die' State

    An executive order requiring people in New Hampshire to wear masks when they can’t social distance took effect Friday. Lasting through Jan. 15, the order requires anyone over five years old to wear a mask or face covering when they are in public, whether indoors or outdoors, and can’t keep at least six feet away from people they don’t...

  • New Hampshire Nov 20, 2020

    Mixed Reaction to New Mask Mandate in NH

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s mask mandate went into place Friday, but met some resistance in the Live Free or Die State.

  • mask mandate Nov 20, 2020

    New Hampshire Announces Mask Mandate

    Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday announced a statewide mask mandate for anyone over the age of five beginning Friday, Nov. 20.

  • coronavirus Nov 20, 2020

    New Hampshire Mask Mandate Takes Effect

    Under Gov. Chris Sununu’s executive order, in effect through Jan. 15, anyone over 5 years old will have to wear a mask or face covering whenever they’re in public, whether indoors or outdoors, and can’t keep at least 6 feet away from people they don’t live with.

  • New Hampshire Nov 20, 2020

    Mask Mandate Announced for NH as State Sees Record Number of COVID Cases

    People in New Hampshire will be required to wear masks when they can’t social distance starting Friday, Gov. Chris Sununu said at a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday. Under his executive order, in effect through Jan. 15, anyone over 5 years old will have to wear a mask or face covering whenever they’re in public, whether indoors or…

  • COVID-19 violations Nov 18, 2020

    NH Restaurants Fined, Warned Over Lack of Masks

    A New Hampshire bakery, bagel shop and pizza place each have been fined $500 after repeated complaints about staff not wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The attorney general’s office said Wednesday that it has assessed penalties against Simply Delicious Baking Co. in Bedford, What a Bagel in Nashua, and Checkmate Pizza in Concord. Two other establishments — Game Changer…

  • Maine Nov 7, 2020

    As COVID-19 Cases Climb, Maine Residents Adjust to New Mask Mandate

    Maine is now in its second day under a new executive order requiring masks to be worn in all public settings regardless of social distancing. Previously, people in the state were only required to wear masks in public if they could not separate themselves six feet for more from other people, but Maine Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, changed that…

  • coronavirus Nov 7, 2020

    New COVID Restrictions Take Effect in Massachusetts

    As of Friday, a new mask mandate is in effect in Massachusetts, and people are urged to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

  • mask mandate Oct 21, 2020

    NH Restaurant Closes Over Mask Mandate: ‘What Happened to Live Free or Die?'

    A restaurant in New Hampshire has decided to close its doors rather than enforce the state’s mask mandate. Roselynn Homemade Ice Cream Breakfast and Lunch in Epping closed on Sunday until further notice after owners Joe Bodge and Dorene Heselton said a customer reported them to the state Attorney General’s Office due to people not wearing masks. “I straight-up...

  • New Hampshire Oct 21, 2020

    NH Restaurant Closes Rather Than Obey Mask Mandate

    A restaurant in New Hampshire has decided to close rather than follow the state’s mask requirement.

  • Vermont Oct 7, 2020

    Maskless Wedding Photo at Vermont Inn Worries Officials

    Officials in the Vermont town of Woodstock say they were concerned by a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn and Resort that showed people not wearing masks or social distancing. The Valley News reports the photo of about 40 people wearing dresses and suits sitting shoulder to shoulder in white folding chairs outside during the Saturday event circulated on...

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