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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat November 30, 2013

At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction

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Serenity Place is a substance abuse recovery center in Manchester, offering detox programs and education to those struggling to overcome addiction. For Stephanie, Serenity Place provided a solid foundation for her recovery from drug and alcohol problems.

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NH News
2:44 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Early Champions Of Bitcoin Reap Unexpected Windfall

Curt Howland started buying bitcoin in the summer of 2010.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

Bitcoin, which is basically digital cash, has been getting a lot of hype lately as governments such as Germany, China, and now the United States begin to recognize its validity. That recognition has led to financial speculation on the digital currency, and bitcoin’s value has soared. 

Early Adopters Hit The Jackpot

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NH News
2:03 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

At Least 8 N.H. Ski Areas Open This Weekend

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  According to SkiNH.com, a total of 8 ski areas will be open to the public this weekend.

It is opening weekend for New Hampshire’s Pat’s Peak, Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain.  When NHPR caught up with Mount Sunapee’s Marketing Director Bruce McCloy, he had his ski boots on, and was headed for the trails himself:

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North Country
11:07 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Four Candidates Eyeing District 1 Executive Council Seat

Four candidates – three Republicans and one Democrat – are in the running for the vacant District 1 Executive Councilor seat.

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NH News
10:07 am
Fri November 29, 2013

N.H. Fish And Game Debuts Online Store

New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department is featuring a new online store as shoppers look for gifts this holiday season.

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NH News
9:50 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Fire Damages Popular Lakes Region Restaurant

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Fire has heavily damaged a popular restaurant in Moultonborough, that was inside a 19th century farmhouse.

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Something Wild
12:10 am
Fri November 29, 2013

The World Runs on Grass

A common roadside grass, Little Bluestem stabilizes soil against run-off.
Francie Von Mertens

Grass doesn't get a lot of appreciation aside from lawns and hayfields, but grasses play an essential role in ecosystem health. When soil is disturbed by hurricane, fire or logging, grasses take quick advantage of. Dormant seeds awaiting the right conditions sprout and up come the grasses.

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North Country
1:52 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

North Country Events

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

COAT DRIVE AT DURRELL METHODIST CHURCH, BETHLEHEM
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11 AM Thursday 5-6 PM. 2057 Main Street. Bring your gently used coats, jackets, and warm winter outerwear. Kids items especially needed. Drop off, pick up, swap.  

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North Country
6:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

We Wear The Winter As the Winter Wears Us

Winter Begins
Lois Hurley

Most of us here in New Hampshire saw our first snowflakes of the year this week.  It's a gentle reminder that winter is on its way.  On this holiday that for many of us kicks off a frenzied season of shopping and parties, NHPR's Sean Hurley pauses to reflect on what it means as winter rolls in.

Winter comes in like a winter coat. Down from the storage closet to hang in the dark front hall to wait by the door. 

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North Country
4:35 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Ten To Twenty Years For Operator Of Colebrook Plant That Exploded, Killing Two

A Vermont man found responsible for the 2010 explosion in Colebrook that killed two men and injured a third is going to prison for at least ten years.

Late in October a jury found Craig Sanborn guilty of two counts of manslaughter and Wednesday in Coos Superior Court he was sentenced.

“The court sentenced Mr. Sanborn to five to ten years incarceration on each manslaughter charge to be served consecutively for a total of 10 to 20 years,” said Stephen Murray, the assistant Coos County attorney.

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NH News
1:59 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Without Contract, Seabrook Nuclear Plant Will Lockout Union Workers

The company that runs the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, NextEra, could lockout 226 union workers, if they don’t come to a contract agreement by midnight Monday.  

NextEra and the Utility Workers Union are at an impasse over three items in their contract.  How much of a raise workers will receive each year; whether to eliminate 5 or 6 Fire Brigade positions, and whether to move all workers to a rotational work schedule, with overnight shifts. 

NextEra spokesman Alan Griffith says many of these concessions have already been made at other nuclear plants across the country.

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NH News
12:00 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

How Newport's 'Mother Of Thanksgiving' Got Her Holiday Wish

Credit Oil painting by James R. Lambdin

Thanksgiving before 1863 was something of a moveable feast, with states honoring the holiday at various times or not at all. But as the Civil War dragged on, Abraham Lincoln needed a way to unite the country. It was a prominent magazine editor, Sarah Josepha Hale, who finally persuaded him to declare a national holiday.

Hale, born 1788 in Newport, New Hampshire, was a prolific writer. She authored biographies, cookbooks, novels, editorials, and volumes of poetry, including the children’s rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.

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NH News
11:41 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Family Of 12-Year-Old Hudson Girl Seeks FDA Exception For Cancer Drug

McKenzie Lowe
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U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte is reaching out to the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to help a Hudson girl with a rare form of brain cancer.

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NH News
10:25 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Five N.H. Companies Receiving $72K In Job Training Grants

Five New Hampshire companies will get job training grants totaling roughly $72,000.

Governor Maggie Hassan announced the awards this morning.

Phase 2 Medical Manufacturing of Rochester will use a grant of approximately $32,000 to train 67 employees.

And Relyco Sales Incorporated in Dover is receiving $25,700, which will be used to train 17 employees in sales.

D.D. Bean & Sons Company of Jaffrey, Collins Home Innovation Corporation and New Hampshire Auto Dealers Services Incorporated are also receiving grants.

Each company matches the grant.

NH News
5:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

How To Shop For A 25 Mile Thanksgiving

Slow Food Seacoast's John Forti checks out eggs, at the Rollinsford Farmers' Market
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

 Most of our Thanksgiving tables will be filled with turkeys, carrots and cranberries that have traveled from all over the country – and even the world – before making their way to our forks. But at a recent Thanksgiving celebration organized by Slow Food Seacoast, ingredients in every dish were harvested no more than 25 miles away. To see how one goes about shopping for an all-local Thanksgiving menu, we headed to a winter farmers’ market.

The indoor farmers’ market in Rollinsford feels bigger than a football field, and is teeming with vendors and buyers.

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