• coronavirus September 17, 2020 1:03 am

    COVID Outbreaks Close 4 Restaurants in Manchester, NH

    Four Manchester, New Hampshire, restaurants are temporarily closed for coronavirus concerns. Three of them are on the same block in downtown and the fourth is one of the most popular spots in the area: the Puritan Backroom. The Puritan was the most recent to announce the temporary closure, and there were signs covering the property Wednesday. “They’ve decided to...

  • New Hampshire January 24, 2020 9:45 pm

    Officials Unable to Identify Source of NH Norovirus Outbreak That Killed 1

    State officials have been unable to identify the source of a norovirus outbreak that sickened 20 people and led to one death at a restaurant co-owned by a Democratic congressman. Eighteen of the 20 people who became ill were attending a private function Nov. 24 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester and two others worked the event. The restaurant is…

  • New Hampshire December 31, 2019 10:45 pm

    Officials: Norovirus Contributed to Restaurant Patron Death

    New Hampshire health officials say norovirus was a contributing cause of the death of a person who had attended a function at a restaurant where a group of guests became sick. Eighteen people who became ill had attended the private function Nov. 24 at the Puritan Backroom conference center in Manchester. The person who later died was an adult from…

  • New Hampshire December 27, 2019 9:46 pm

    18 Sickened at Puritan Backroom Restaurant in NH, 1 Person Has Since Died

    New Hampshire health officials say 18 people were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness after attending a private function at a restaurant co-owned by a Democratic congressman that’s popular with politicians. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that people who were sickened with norovirus attended a private function Nov. 24 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester. The…

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