News http://nhpr.org en What Are Japanese Beetles Good For? http://nhpr.org/post/what-are-japanese-beetles-good <p>Mid-summer brings Japanese beetles to the garden, clustering on their favorite foods: the leaves of raspberry, grape, and garden roses. In the vegetable garden, the lead shoots of pole beans are another tasty target. I know gardeners who find a daily ritual of flicking beetles into a container with water and a drop of liquid soap to be very therapeutic. Beetle demise is quick. These are people who typically release indoor spiders and wasps to the outdoors, but damage to the garden is another matter.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:01 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 51092 at http://nhpr.org What Are Japanese Beetles Good For? Blueberry Season Promises Picking, Pies, Possibilities http://nhpr.org/post/blueberry-season-promises-picking-pies-possibilities <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The blueberries are ripe and ready to pick at Apple Hill Farm in Concord.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:33:21 +0000 Michael Samuels 52476 at http://nhpr.org Blueberry Season Promises Picking, Pies, Possibilities Officials Release Sketch Related To Abigail Hernandez Disappearance http://nhpr.org/post/officials-release-sketch-related-abigail-hernandez-disappearance <div dir="ltr" id="imcontent"><p>Law enforcement officials are asking the public for help in identifying a man who may be tied to the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez.&nbsp; Authorities released a sketch today of a man Hernandez says drove her away from Conway in a navy blue pick-up truck in October of 2013.&nbsp; She describes the man as having darkish skin with dark brown eyes, black stubble facial hair, and someone who was slightly overweight and around five-foot-four-inches tall.<o:p></o:p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:22:18 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 52554 at http://nhpr.org Officials Release Sketch Related To Abigail Hernandez Disappearance Members of Congress Worry Propane Rail Shipments Could Harm Great Bay http://nhpr.org/post/members-congress-worry-propane-rail-shipments-could-harm-great-bay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte along with Congresswoman Carol-Shea Porter want to take a closer look at the potential environmental impacts of propane rail traffic through the Great Bay Estuary.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:19 +0000 Emily Corwin 52552 at http://nhpr.org Members of Congress Worry Propane Rail Shipments Could Harm Great Bay N.H. Insurance Department Seeks To Redefine Network Adequacy http://nhpr.org/post/nh-insurance-department-seeks-redefine-network-adequacy <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Insurance Department says network adequacy requirements for health plans should focus more on making sure consumers have adequate access to different types of services rather than providers. </span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:37 +0000 Associated Press 52544 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Insurance Department Seeks To Redefine Network Adequacy Fiorina PAC Looks To Mobilize Women For GOP http://nhpr.org/post/fiorina-pac-looks-mobilize-women-gop <p>Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina told more than 200 Republican activists that the GOP needs to do better when it comes to winning the support of women.</p><p>She said all Republicans -- but females in particular -- need to fight what she called the "baseless propaganda" that GOP is waging a war on women.</p><p>Fiorina says the best way to do that is through grassroots organizing and one to one outreach.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:27:17 +0000 Josh Rogers 52543 at http://nhpr.org A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump http://nhpr.org/post/peterborough-tale-friendship-poetry-dump <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a classic New Hampshire tale revolving around&nbsp; neighbors in a small town, poetry, and the town dump's swap shop. Read the story here, which includes full transcripts of Swift's poetry, and listen to the full story through Caitlin and Swift's words below.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:15:11 +0000 Todd Bookman 52443 at http://nhpr.org A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump 7.24.14: Paperless Societies, The Impact Of Transfer Stations, And Emeralds Included http://nhpr.org/post/72414-paperless-societies-impact-transfer-stations-and-emeralds-included <p></p><p>Has the digital age made things like handwritten letters and rotary phones obsolete? Today, we look at our possible transition towards a paperless society. Then, what treasure lays buried at your local transfer station? And how can that change your relationship with your neighbors? Plus, we speak with New Hampshire author Betsy Woodman about her new novel <em>Emeralds Included</em>. &nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:49:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 52508 at http://nhpr.org 7.24.14: Paperless Societies, The Impact Of Transfer Stations, And Emeralds Included Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Sudan, Arrives at Vatican http://nhpr.org/post/meriam-ibrahim-leaves-sudan-arrives-vatican <p>After a year-long struggle with the Sudanese government, Meriam Ibrahim left Sudan on Thursday.</p><p>Alongside her husband Daniel Wani of Manchester and their two young children, Ibrahim flew to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis today, according to <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28460383">the BBC</a>. Ibrahim was blessed by the pontiff in a private ceremony and is due to return to the states in the next few days.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:04:49 +0000 Austin Cowan 52520 at http://nhpr.org Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Sudan, Arrives at Vatican Garden Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Dreaded http://nhpr.org/post/garden-bugs-good-bad-dreaded <p>If you spend time tending a garden, chances are that you’ve come across some insects you don’t know. Other times there may be bugs you think you know and may be tempted to get rid of. Henry Homeyer argues that that’s not always the best thing to do. Homeyer is a lifelong organic gardener living in Cornish Flat. He’s the author of four gardening books and writes a weekly gardening column for ten newspapers around New England. I spoke with Homeyer on Thursday:</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:11:32 +0000 Rick Ganley 52509 at http://nhpr.org Garden Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Dreaded FootGolf: A Hybrid Sport Bringing New Life To The Links http://nhpr.org/post/footgolf-hybrid-sport-bringing-new-life-links <p>Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club in North Hampton has all the characteristics of a golf course. It has manicured fairways, rows of golf carts and a pristine clubhouse. Its patrons are all dressed in golfing garb, awaiting their turn to tee off down the first fairway. However, there is something a little odd about this course, something that doesn’t quite fit.</p><p>Amidst the traditional golfers are young kids holding soccer balls. They are here for a different game called FootGolf. That’s right, FootGolf, a sport that combines golf and soccer.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:23:22 +0000 Austin Cowan 51760 at http://nhpr.org FootGolf: A Hybrid Sport Bringing New Life To The Links Ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas Wants To Buy Market Basket Chain http://nhpr.org/post/ousted-ceo-arthur-t-demoulas-wants-buy-market-basket-chain <p>The former chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain whose ouster has led to employee protests, customer boycotts and empty shelves wants to buy the entire company. &nbsp;</p><p>Arthur T. Demoulas says in a statement that he and his side of the family want to buy the 50-point 5 percent of the company now controlled by relatives who backed his firing last month.</p><p>Demoulas said the offer was "very full and fair one and should meet or exceed a seller's expectations of the value of the company."</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:14:54 +0000 Associated Press 52496 at http://nhpr.org Ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas Wants To Buy Market Basket Chain Work Continues On Insurance Network Rules http://nhpr.org/post/work-continues-insurance-network-rules <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Insurance Department is sharing potential revisions to how it decides whether insurance policies cover enough doctors and other health care providers.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:04:09 +0000 Associated Press 52492 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Police Warn Residents About IRS Phone Scam http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-police-warn-residents-about-irs-phone-scam <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The police department in Nashua is warning residents of a phone scam where callers are portraying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service and demanding money.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:34 +0000 Associated Press 52491 at http://nhpr.org The Polish Princess: Baking Bread And Helping The Economy One Job At a Time http://nhpr.org/post/polish-princess-baking-bread-and-helping-economy-one-job-time <p></p><p>At 7:30 in the morning on the 4<sup>th</sup> of July Magdalena Randall is in her kitchen in Lancaster with mixing bowls, dough, a large baking oven and a dream...</p><p>Many people in the North Country couldn’t tell you her real name. To them she’s The Polish Princess, purveyor of European-style bread.</p><p>Randall started baking about six years ago. It was a way to supplement the family income and she missed the kind of bread she grew up eating in Poland.</p><p>She had zero experience but did some research and gave it a shot.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:49:03 +0000 Chris Jensen 52238 at http://nhpr.org The Polish Princess: Baking Bread And Helping The Economy One Job At a Time