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NH DHHS Celebrates National Adoption Month at Event Honoring New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families

Concord, NH—The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS), Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) will join with

Governor Hassan to honor New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families during a

celebration at the State House, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 3:30PM.

The event will celebrate New Hampshire’s adoptive families as well as

adoptive grandmother Carol Boudreau of Nashua. 110 adoptions were

finalized in the State between October 2012 and September 2013. Governor

Hassan, DHHS Commissioner Toumpas and DCYF Director Maggie Bishop will

speak at the celebration along with adoptive parents.

EVENT: DHHS Celebrates New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families

WHEN: 3:30PM, Wednesday, November 13th

WHERE: NH State House

Governor & Council Chamber

107 North Main St

Concord, NH


Governor Hassan to Read to Strafford School Students to Mark Read Across America, Meet "Kids Against Bullying" 

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

STRAFFORD – Governor Maggie Hassan will read to Strafford School students from all grades as part of the culminating event of the school’s Celebrate Reading Day for Read Across America.

In its 16th year, Read Across America is the National Education Association’s signature program, designed to build a nation of readers by motivating children and teens to read by organizing events, creating partnerships, and providing reading resources. Strafford School marks Read Across America with Celebrate Reading Day, when students are given a book, have guest readers in their classrooms, and participate in “Stop, Drop, and Read” times throughout the school day.

After reading to students, the Governor will meet the school’s nationally recognized Kids Against Bullying group. Kids Against Bullying is a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders who aim to reduce or eliminate bullying through raising awareness and educating people. In December 2012, the group won second place in the bullying prevention nonprofit organization Hey U.G.L.Y.’s video contest.

WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Read to Strafford School Students to Mark Read Across America, Meet “Kids Against Bullying” Group

WHEN:          Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 AM

WHERE:       Gymnasium, Strafford School, 22 Rollercoaster Road, Strafford


Governor Hassan to Attend First Float-In of New Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth 

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

PORTSMOUTH – TOMORROW, Governor Maggie Hassan will attend the first float-in of the new Memorial Bridge.   With the use of tugboats and a temporary jacking system, the new 300-foot-long span will be positioned and then lowered onto the new piers. This is the first of three sections that will create the new Memorial Bridge.


The new Memorial Bridge, scheduled to be completed this summer, will once again provide critical means of transportation that will enhance trade and commerce, tourism, and community life to strengthen the Portsmouth region.


WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Attend First Float-In of New Memorial Bridge


WHEN:          Tuesday, January 15, 8:45 a.m.


WHERE:       State Pier, Portsmouth