Dog Day, Huey Lewis, Football – Aug 26

Today is Dog Day

National Dog Day, created in 2004, is celebrated August 26. Its founder is animal advocate Colleen Paige. The day is meant to celebrate all kinds of dogs, whether they’re purebred American Kennel Club types, family mutts or foster dogs, according to


Island outbreaks

“U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific — which largely avoided early coronavirus outbreaks — are emerging as new hot spots. Hawaii now ranks among the states where new cases are growing fastest, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is halting tourism for a month.

The U.S. Virgin Islands is halting tourism for a month, hoping against hope to keep out new cases of the coronavirus. Puerto Rico’s Senate is closed after several high-ranking officials came down with Covid-19. Hawaii is facing a surge in new infections. Guam is enduring its most restrictive lockdown since the pandemic began.” More at NY Times

Weare teacher appears in Huey Lewis music video featuring frontline workers

Weare elementary school teacher Linda Gosselin has been a fan of the rock band Huey Lewis & the News since college. Last spring, when she saw the band was calling for frontline workers to submit video clips of themselves holding up a lyric card for an upcoming music video, she jumped at the chance. Concord Monitor

Gov. Sununu makes plea to incoming college students, large parties can spread COVID-19

Exeter and Salem school boards vote to approve play for all fall sports, with guidelines

Bedford High football season ‘highly likely’ if players agree to fully remote schooling

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 25th, 2020

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, DHHS announced 16 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,150 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 31% being female and 69% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (4), Cheshire (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Strafford (2), Sullivan (2), Merrimack (1), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the city of Nashua (2).


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 713 (10%) of 7,150 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Six of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


No additional deaths reported by DHHS. 

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 122
  • Carroll 100
  • Cheshire 121
  • Coos 17
  • Grafton 109
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,287
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1890
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 810
  • Merrimack 495
  • Rockingham 1775
  • Strafford 378
  • Sullivan 46

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated August 24th, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 7,150

  • Recovered 6,484 (91%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 429 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 237
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 713 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 8

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 199,871
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 29,322
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 41,552
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 1,161
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 1,950

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 7,150 positive test results 429 deaths  (1 week ago: 7,017 positive test results 424 deaths) (+133/+5)

MA: 126,420  positive test results 8961 deaths (1 week ago: 124,063  positive test results 8848 deaths) (+2357/+113)

ME: 4,368 positive test results 131 deaths (1 week ago: 4,213 positive test results 127 deaths)

VT: 1,572 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,530 positive test results 58 deaths)

CT:  52,040  positive test results 4,463 deaths (1 week ago: 51,225  positive test results 4,456 deaths)

RI: 21,372 positive test results 1039 deaths (1 week ago: 20,692 positive test results 1024 deaths)

NY:  435,495 positive test results 32,495 deaths (1 week ago: 431,298 positive test results 32,446 deaths) (+4,197/+49)


About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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