Local http://nhpr.org en Providing Dental Health Care To Uninsured Kids http://nhpr.org/post/providing-dental-health-care-uninsured-kids <p>The <a href="http://www.childrensdentalnetwork.org/index.html" target="_blank">Children’s Dental Network</a> offers preventive dental services in 27 schools in and around Derry, NH to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to those services. Jeanne Carroll and her husband are both college grads, and considered themselves “middle class;” they never thought they would have difficulty providing dental health care for their three children.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46204 at http://nhpr.org Providing Dental Health Care To Uninsured Kids Rand Paul Kicks Off GOP Summit With Rally In Dover http://nhpr.org/post/rand-paul-kicks-gop-summit-rally-dover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky Senator Rand Paul rallied Republicans last night in Dover. The event kicked off what will be a busy weekend of politicking by high-profile members of the GOP.</p><p>In addition to &nbsp;Rand Paul, &nbsp;TX Senator Ted Cruz, and Utah Senator Mike Lee will take the stage at the Freedom Summit, an event organized by conservative groups Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:02:44 +0000 Emily Corwin 46639 at http://nhpr.org Rand Paul Kicks Off GOP Summit With Rally In Dover Document: Superior Court Judge McNamara's Decision On Reams v. Foster http://nhpr.org/post/document-superior-court-judge-mcnamaras-decision-reams-v-foster <p>Rockingham County Attorney James Reams filed a petition challenging his suspension by Attorney General Joseph A. Foster. Reams alleged his November 6, 2013 suspension was illegal and sought that the court order his reinstatement. A judge reinstated Reams on Thursday, April 10.</p><p>Read the full text here:</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:19:01 +0000 Sara Plourde 46600 at http://nhpr.org Scott Brown Kicks Off U.S. Senate Run In Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/scott-brown-kicks-us-senate-run-portsmouth <p></p><p>Technically, Scott Brown’s been a candidate in this race since last month, when he filed with the FEC. But last night in a Portsmouth hotel ballroom the Republican who now lives in Rye, erased any remaining doubt.</p><p></p><p>“I am running to be a true independent voice for the people of NH and I will need you strength you help and you voters to succeed.”</p><p>Brown’s remarks stressed his connection new home state, where he’s summered as an adult and spent the earliest days of his childhood.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:53:45 +0000 Josh Rogers 46578 at http://nhpr.org Scott Brown Kicks Off U.S. Senate Run In Portsmouth Spring Sunlight http://nhpr.org/post/spring-sunlight <p>Daylight floods a rural NH valley. A rooster crows in the village. The morning songbird chorus features mourning doves, red-wing blackbirds, a cardinal. The symphony will soon swell with grouse drumming, wood thrush flutes and a crescendo of warbler songs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Strong sunlight of lengthening days is the catalyst that controls circadian rhythms influencing production of hormones - in birds, wild mammals </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>and people</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 45592 at http://nhpr.org Spring Sunlight Judge Reinstates Suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams http://nhpr.org/post/judge-reinstates-suspended-rockingham-county-attorney-jim-reams <p>A New Hampshire judge has ruled that the continued suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams is illegal, and ordered his reinstatement.</p><p>Attorney General Joseph Foster suspended Reams’ power to prosecute in November, as the AG investigated allegations of sexual harassment and financial mismanagement.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:52:19 +0000 Emily Corwin 46566 at http://nhpr.org Judge Reinstates Suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams Seacoast Towns Plan For Sea Level Rise At Climate Summit http://nhpr.org/post/seacoast-towns-plan-sea-level-rise-climate-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sea level rise was the topic of discussion at the Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit on Thursday.&nbsp; There, scientists and city planners came together to take small steps toward solving big problems.</p><p>Dave Burdick researches Salt Marshes at UNH, where he’s a professor of Marine Wetland Ecology. &nbsp;&nbsp;He says his recent measurements show the water level of salt marshes in Portsmouth rising at 4.3 millimeters per year – that’s two and a half times as fast as the same salt marshes were rising in 1996.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:36:30 +0000 Emily Corwin 46565 at http://nhpr.org Seacoast Towns Plan For Sea Level Rise At Climate Summit FEMA's New N.H. Flood Maps Could Spell Insurance Woes For Some, Relief For Others http://nhpr.org/post/femas-new-nh-flood-maps-could-spell-insurance-woes-some-relief-others <p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency released new preliminary flood maps for New Hampshire on Wednesday. These updated flood maps could affect property owners in flood hazard zones from Coos County to Keene, to the Seacoast.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:33:10 +0000 Emily Corwin 46564 at http://nhpr.org This Guy Makes Homebrewed Beer With Syrup, Just Not The Kind You Think http://nhpr.org/post/guy-makes-homebrewed-beer-syrup-just-not-kind-you-think <p>Last week I tagged along with a man in Weare who’s tapping black birch trees for their sap. While its syrup is not as sweet as maple syrup, it can be an unexpected and tasty ingredient in home-brewed beer.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:54:13 +0000 Ryan Lessard 46541 at http://nhpr.org This Guy Makes Homebrewed Beer With Syrup, Just Not The Kind You Think The New Hampshire Fisher Cats That Never Was http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-fisher-cats-never-was <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The New Hampshire Fisher Cats hold their home opener tonight in Manchester. It's the 10th season of a team that was originally supposed to be called The New Hampshire Primaries. That plan changed dramatically thanks to a group of vocal and mobilized Granite Staters. To remind us what happened, we talk with Vin Sylvia, the deputy managing editor for sports at the New Hampshire Union Leader. Ironically, the current name was selected through a democratic process not unlike the actual Primaries.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Brady Carlson 46559 at http://nhpr.org The New Hampshire Fisher Cats That Never Was Seabrook Officer Indicted On Assault Charge For Alleged Police Brutality http://nhpr.org/post/seabrook-officer-indicted-assault-charge-alleged-police-brutality <p>A Seabrook police officer has been indicted on one count of simple assault in connection to an incident of alleged police brutality.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:15:47 +0000 Michael Brindley 46558 at http://nhpr.org Committee Backs Death Penalty Repeal On Revote http://nhpr.org/post/committee-backs-death-penalty-repeal-revote <p>The 3-2 margin came two days after an initial vote ended in a tie</p><p></p><p>The revote was requested by&nbsp; Senator Donna Soucy (D-Manchester).</p><p>Soucy's district was where N.H.’s lone death row inmate, Michael Addison, committed the crime that persuaded a jury to sentence him to death -- the 2006 shooting of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs.</p><p>Soucy says given that, and the importance of the issue, she didn’t want to give the impression she might have been dodging it.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:47:34 +0000 Josh Rogers 46547 at http://nhpr.org Committee Backs Death Penalty Repeal On Revote Former Manchester Superintendent Dies Following Cancer Diagnosis http://nhpr.org/post/former-manchester-superintendent-dies-following-cancer-diagnosis <p></p><p>The former superintendent of the Manchester School District has died following a cancer diagnosis made just weeks after stepping down from the post last year.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:42:11 +0000 Michael Brindley 46546 at http://nhpr.org Former Manchester Superintendent Dies Following Cancer Diagnosis Dartmouth's Big Green Gift http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouths-big-green-gift <p>Dartmouth College is receiving a $100 million anonymous donation, the largest single gift in school history.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We are thrilled," says Dartmouth spokesman Justin Anderson. "And we're especially thrilled that it will be devoted entirely to strengthening Dartmouth's academic mission."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The gift will be added to school’s already sizeable $3.7 billion endowment. The interest earned will help fund an array of new initiatives, including the addition of 30 to 40 cross-discipline professorships.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:10:22 +0000 Todd Bookman 46544 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth's Big Green Gift STEM Taskforce of Parents, Profs And Administrators Plan For Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/stem-taskforce-parents-profs-and-administrators-plan-future-workforce <div><p>The state’s businesses are clamoring for a labor force better prepared in the STEM fields, says Governor Maggie Hassan. "It has been very clear to me that the number one need that businesses identify is a 21st century workforce," she says.</p><p></p><p>She says both the state’s school districts and Universities aren’t doing enough. So, she's issued an executive order to establish a 14-member taskforce to plan the future of STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in New Hampshire.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:18:34 +0000 Emily Corwin 46496 at http://nhpr.org