- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s Executive Council has confirmed Michael York as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources, following the death of Commissioner Van McLeod last month.

York has been New Hampshire State Librarian since 1999. He previously served as the university librarian at the University of New Hampshire and as the library director at Colby Sawyer College.

The Council confirmed York on Wednesday.

Hassan also nominated Col. Robert Quinn, director of the New Hampshire State Police, as the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Safety. Hassan said his experience in the Narcotics Investigations Unit and leadership in the heroin and opioid epidemic have prepared him for public safety challenges.

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