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4:55 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Manchester Police Mark A Jump In Robberies

A robber points a gun at the clerk of a Manchester gas station this past September.
Manchester PD/Security footage

Over the summer we reported a spike of burglaries in the Queen City. Now, crime statistics show robberies are also on the rise in Manchester.


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NH News
3:29 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Shea-Porter: Tax Break For Teachers Who Buy Own Supplies Should Be Permanent

1st District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter speaks with school officials in Derry.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter wants to make permanent a tax break for teachers who buy their own school supplies.

Speaking outside South Range Elementary School in Derry, Shea-Porter says she knows personally how much money teachers spend on their own to make sure children have what they need.

“My mother-in-law was a teacher and I can remember her having a room full of stuff that she had to buy and she would cart back and forth to the school each season,” Shea-Porter said.

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NH News
2:58 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Shea-Porter, Kuster Express Support For Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says she supports extending the open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Shea-Porter says it’s important people have the time they need to enroll after what she describes as a deplorable roll out of the health insurance exchanges.

“If they are delayed a few weeks because they couldn’t get online, yes. But I’m not for delaying the individual mandate for a year or anything like that. Just kind of extending the enrollment period for a few weeks.”

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On the Political Front
8:18 am
Mon October 28, 2013

On The Political Front For Oct. 28

On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses the legacy of longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton.

Burton, a Republican from Bath, announced over the weekend that he would not be seeking reelection after learning that his kidney cancer had returned. 

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NH News
7:09 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Transportation Officials Inspecting Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Credit Muffet / Flickr Creative Commons

 

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is inspecting the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge that connects Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.

The inspection is scheduled to start Monday. The bridge carries U.S. Route 1 bypass over the Piscataqua River between the two states.

The bridge will have lane closures as needed and as weather permits from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for up to 11 weekdays.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Sen. Shaheen Leads Push To Extend Insurance Enrollment Deadline

New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is asking the Obama Administration to extend the deadline for enrollment in the new Obamacare health exchanges.  This move follows the rocky rollout of the insurance registration website.  

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North Country
6:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Lighting The Way For Abigail Hernandez

Firefighter Brian Ames and his family
Sean Hurley

Abigail Hernandez has now been missing for 19 days.  Although thousands of acres have been combed and hundreds of tips have been followed, both the FBI and local police still don't know what happened between 3 and 4 in the afternoon on October 9th when Abby disappeared.  Despite this, the Hernandez family and the local community remain hopeful. On Saturday night nearly 500 people attended a flashlight vigil in Schouler Park in downtown North Conway meant to light the way home for Abby.  Sean Hurley was there and has this report. 

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Folk Show
11:38 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 10/27/13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Captain Sully/ Sidiki Conde, Terre Roche, Marlon Cherry/ Afro-Jersey/ Sidiki Conde, Terre Roche, Marlon Cherry

Sweet Sunny South/ Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman/ We Made It Home/ Maker/Mender

Mother Of God/ Patty Griffin/ Silver Bell/ A&M / Universal

A Friend in You/ Arlon Bennett/ World of Possibility/  Red Sea Records

Billy in the Low Ground/ Joel Mabus/ Pepper's Ghost * Fossil Records/ Fossil Records

The Bramble and the Rose/ Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer/ The Bramble & the Rose/ Philo Records

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Folk Show
9:23 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Folk Show Calendar

Wednesday, October 30

>>>Don Roy Ensemble at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445 www.necelticarts.com

>>>Alan Reid  & Rob van Sante (Scottish Folk)  at the Moose Muck Café ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 603-246-8998 www.reidvansante.com

Friday, November 1

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North Country
2:11 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Ray Burton: Cancer Back, He Will Not Run For Re-election

Ray Burton
Credit State of New Hampshire

Ray Burton, a Republican who has represented the North Country for four decades, says his kidney cancer has returned and he won’t be seeking re-election.

Burton has served as both Executive Councilor and a Grafton County Commissioner.

Earlier this year Burton, who lives in Bath, said he had cancer but it was curable.

For much of the year he has been attending functions throughout the North Country, his cancer said to be in remission.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Sun October 27, 2013

The Challenges And Rewards Of Saving N.H.'s Old Grange Halls

Meriden Grange in Plainfield is one of two such halls highlighted on this year's "Seven to Save" list.
N.H. Preservation Alliance

When you hear the phrase "historic preservation," images of Victorian mansions, federalist homes, and gothic revival churches might come to mind.  And those styles are all important parts of the state's architectural landscape.  But in rural areas, a smaller, simpler type of building is just as important to preservation advocates: grange halls.  

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NH News
7:14 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

State Employees Association To Vote On Contract With State

The union representing most state workers is asking its leaders to meet Tuesday to vote on a possible contract settlement with New Hampshire. The State Employees' Association says negotiations had been scheduled to enter fact-finding but negotiations took a positive turn and a potential settlement was reached between the state and the union bargaining team.

NH News
9:54 am
Sat October 26, 2013

New Hampshire Slow To Educate On Health Care Law

New Hampshire still hasn't hired anyone to advertise the federal health care overhaul law in the state, but officials say that's not necessarily a bad thing, and the state isn't alone.

Foodstuffs
7:00 am
Sat October 26, 2013

How To Turn Your Jack-O-Lantern Into Tasty Pumpkin Goodness

Credit Jason Dean / Flickr Creative Commons

With pumpkin season in full swing, many Granite Staters are enjoying baked goods, snacks, and beverages flavored with this signature fall fruit.  And then, of course, there's the annual rite of pumpkin carving. Weekend Edition host Amanda Loder talked with The Heart of New England e-magazine's Marcia Passos Duffy about how to wring pumpkin flavor out of post-Halloween jack-o-lantern remains.

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Environment
5:25 am
Sat October 26, 2013

UNH Research: Bees Nearly Went The Way Of The Dinosaurs

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According to new research out of UNH, the same event that spelled the end of the dinosaurs nearly did in bees as well. An investigation into the genome of the small carpenter bee shows bee evolution ground to nearly a halt right around the time dinosaurs died out.

UNH professor Sandra Rehan was busy mapping out the ancestral trees of the four tribes of carpenter bees she studies when she noticed something funny: around 65 million years ago evolution paused.

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