News http://nhpr.org en The Currency: As Paper Industry Folds Across U.S., N.H. Mill Thrives http://nhpr.org/post/currency-paper-industry-folds-across-us-nh-mill-thrives <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The Currency is our ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:30:03 +0000 Amanda Loder 51615 at http://nhpr.org The Currency: As Paper Industry Folds Across U.S., N.H. Mill Thrives For Now, N.H. Will Not Enforce Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law http://nhpr.org/post/now-nh-will-not-enforce-abortion-clinic-buffer-zone-law <p>New Hampshire will hold off on enforcing a new abortion clinic buffer zone law before a court hearing, scheduled for later this month. In a pleading filed Wednesday, Attorney General Joe Foster <strong><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/sdfxq8hse1g1k5y/JoeFosterResponse.pdf">outlined a response</a></strong> to a challenge brought by a Conservative Christian advocacy group from Arizona.</p><p><em>Related: <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/christian-legal-group-sues-halt-nhs-buffer-zone-law">Christian Legal Group Sues To Halt N.H.'s Buffer Zone Law.</a></em></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:16:05 +0000 Emily Corwin 51614 at http://nhpr.org For Now, N.H. Will Not Enforce Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law Williamstown's Clark Art Institute Re-Opens With New Look, Expanded Focus http://nhpr.org/post/williamstowns-clark-art-institute-re-opens-new-look-expanded-focus <p>This story originally published by <a href="http://nepr.net/news/2014/07/04/williamstowns-clark-art-institute-re-opens-with-new-look-expanded-focus/">NEPR.</a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:59:33 +0000 51604 at http://nhpr.org Williamstown's Clark Art Institute Re-Opens With New Look, Expanded Focus Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-towns-are-models-national-flood-planning <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The lessons of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont have been incorporated into a new report designed to assist communities across the nation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The federal Environmental Protection Agency says the report offers a more comprehensive approach to mitigating the effects of flooding.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:53:49 +0000 Steve Zind 51603 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning From The Archives: A Century of Babe Ruth http://nhpr.org/post/archives-century-babe-ruth <p>George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his major league debut this week 100 years ago (7/11/1914) with the Boston Red Sox. He had just 10 at-bats in 5 games that season, pitching four, and earning $2,500</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:30:52 +0000 Andrew Parrella 51592 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: A Century of Babe Ruth 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead http://nhpr.org/post/2014-primaries-and-elections-look-ahead <p>With summer officially here, it’s not just the weather heating up, but the political season as well. There are polls, ads, debates being scheduled, and big-name politicians coming in to support candidates. There's also already some drama, with one contender dropping out and another’s residency being questioned.&nbsp; We’re looking at how the U.S. Congress, Senate, and N.H. Governor races are shaping up so far.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 51530 at http://nhpr.org 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead N.H. Officials Asking Pool Owners To Check For Invasive Insects http://nhpr.org/post/nh-officials-asking-pool-owners-check-invasive-insects <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire residents with swimming pools are being asked to check their filters for an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to the state's forests and trees.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:31:30 +0000 Associated Press 51582 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Officials Asking Pool Owners To Check For Invasive Insects New Trial Date For Woman Accused In Fatal Hampton Bike Crash http://nhpr.org/post/new-trial-date-woman-accused-fatal-hampton-bike-crash <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A trial has been rescheduled for a New Hampshire woman accused of giving a drug to a 19-year-old woman hours before the teen drove into some cyclists, killing two.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:04:41 +0000 Associated Press 51579 at http://nhpr.org New Trial Date For Woman Accused In Fatal Hampton Bike Crash First Cases Of Chikungunya Virus Reported In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/first-cases-chikungunya-virus-reported-nh <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials are confirming the first two local cases of&nbsp;</span>chikungunya<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a painful but rarely fatal virus characterized by fever, headache, joint swelling and a rash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Health and Human Services says two people from New Hampshire who recently traveled to the Caribbean became infected.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Todd Bookman 51543 at http://nhpr.org First Cases Of Chikungunya Virus Reported In N.H. Pro-Rubens PAC Launches Anti-Brown Website http://nhpr.org/post/pro-rubens-pac-launches-anti-brown-website <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://realscottbrownrecord.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">realscottbrownrecord.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highlights what the NH PAC to Save America calls Brown’s deceptive tactic of criticizing Democrat Jeanne </span>Shaheen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for doing what he also did– support policies favored by President Obama.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:27:28 +0000 Josh Rogers 51542 at http://nhpr.org Pro-Rubens PAC Launches Anti-Brown Website Christian Legal Group Sues To Halt N.H.'s Buffer Zone Law http://nhpr.org/post/christian-legal-group-sues-halt-nhs-buffer-zone-law <p>A Christian legal group has asked a federal judge to block a New Hampshire law that bars demonstrators from coming within 25 feet of facilities that offer or perform abortions.</p><p>New Hampshire’s so-called buffer zone rule is set to take effect Thursday. But in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a similar law in Massachusetts, Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to delay implementation of the new restrictions.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:55:32 +0000 Brian Wallstin 51535 at http://nhpr.org Christian Legal Group Sues To Halt N.H.'s Buffer Zone Law Is A Summer Of College Prep Worth The Price? http://nhpr.org/post/summer-college-prep-worth-price <p></p><p></p><p>What's the price of a winning college application? According to Harvard, it's $11,250 (plus spending money for frozen yogurt).</p><p></p><p>That's the cost of attending the university's <a href="http://www.summer.harvard.edu/programs/secondary-school">Secondary School Program (SSP)</a>, a pre-college summer program for high school students that promises a step-up in the academic playing field.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:46:18 +0000 Halina Loft 51538 at http://nhpr.org Is A Summer Of College Prep Worth The Price? Demographics, Wealth, Resiliency Add Up To More Over-Fifty Entrepreneurs http://nhpr.org/post/demographics-wealth-resiliency-add-more-over-fifty-entrepreneurs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s a classic profile of an entrepreneur? Smart, prone to risk and under the age of thirty.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve Young of </span><a href="http://streetwizetech.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">StreetWize</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Technologies&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">personifies some of those qualities, e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">xcept he’s a 56-year old starting a new business aimed at older motorcycle riders.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:30:21 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 51526 at http://nhpr.org Demographics, Wealth, Resiliency Add Up To More Over-Fifty Entrepreneurs 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA http://nhpr.org/post/70814-misused-science-terms-womens-prisons-and-mental-illness-nba <p>Prove it, innate, survival of the fittest, organic… scientific terminology is part of our everyday language, but are we using the terms correctly? Today we’re testing the theory of misusing scientific terms. And, with the state breaking ground on a new women’s prison next month, we’ll consider whether the specific needs of female inmates can be addressed by re-thinking prison design. Then, mental illness creates a stigma that is almost impossible to erase, even for sports celebrities. We wonder: why isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:59:44 +0000 Word of Mouth 51509 at http://nhpr.org 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA N.H. Forest Rangers To Take Precautions With NASCAR Fan Firewood http://nhpr.org/post/nh-forest-rangers-take-precautions-nascar-fan-firewood <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's forest rangers are cautioning visitors to this weekend's NASCAR race: If you're camping, buy the firewood locally or have a certificate showing it's been heat-treated.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:16:35 +0000 Associated Press 51507 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Forest Rangers To Take Precautions With NASCAR Fan Firewood