What's happening in the Granite State on May 2, 2017
There's always something going on in the Granite State, but here are some key events to watch out for on May 2, 2017.
1) The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Regional Laboratory and the Town of Durham will begin conducting a dye tracing study that will continue into Wednesday, May 3. They will be tracking the flow and dispersion of water in the Oyster River from the Durham Wastewater Treatment Facility. Information from this study will be used to update and revise a previous dye study conducted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2003, to incorporate new guidelines on how to assess public health risks of shellfish harvesting near wastewater treatment facility discharges.
2) Organizations and key officials in support of a proposal pending in the Legislature to expand full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire are holding a rally beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, various school and community officials, and business groups and leaders will be in attendance.
3) Plymouth State University will announce an important new research partnership with the University of Connecticut’s Eversource Energy Center to develop a power outage prediction model for New Hampshire conducted by PSU’s graduate-level meteorology students. PSU, UConn and Eversource executives will introduce the partnership and hold a Q&A on the Boyd Science Center Patio regarding the program at 10:45 a.m. followed by a tour of the Judd Gregg Meteorology Center.
4) A public meeting to discuss a plan to fund design efforts for a potential extension of public water service in Amherst after drinking water wells in the area were found to contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) above New Hampshire’s Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard of 70 parts per trillion will be held at Souhegan High School at 7 p.m.