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5:47 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Portsmouth Celebrates Peace Treaty Day

The Russian delegation at Wentworth-by-the-Sea with Vitte and Baron Rosen seated.
Credit Thanks to J. Dennis Robinson / SeacoastNH.com

One-hundred and eight years ago Thursday,  Russian and Japanese delegates came together in Portsmouth to sign a treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War. 

Thursday afternoon in downtown Portsmouth, local lawyer and historian Chuck Doleac led a ceremony celebrating the treaty’s anniversary.  He told a small crowd that Portsmouth residents helped make the treaty a reality by extending social invitations to the two delegations as they considered giving up negotiations. 

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Health
5:40 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Republicans Criticize Anthem's Plan To Drop Some Hospitals From Network

Anthem Blue Cross is defending its move to reduce the number of hospitals in its network for individuals buying coverage through the new health exchange marketplaces. 

The state's largest carrier and only company to participate in the exchange is dropping ten New Hampshire hospitals from its provider network for all individual policy holders. That includes plans bought both inside and outside of the new health exchange marketplace that rolls out October 1st. It doesn’t apply to employer-sponsored plans or plans for some Medicare recipients.

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NH News
5:17 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Ayotte Undecided On Syria Resolution

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says she's concerned insufficient action could make things worse.

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NH News
4:57 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

N.H.'s Housing Market Is Expected To Grow Steadily But Slowly

BIA panel at Manchester's Radisson included (from left) Ignatius MacLellan, Bill Weidacher, Chris Davies and Kendall Buck.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

The housing recovery in New Hampshire is expected to be slow but strong. That’s according to industry experts who took part in a panel discussion hosted by the Business and Industry Association Thursday afternoon.


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Queen City Crime
3:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

As Burglaries Spike, Manchester Police Turn To Mapping, Database For Clues

This is a map showing burglaries broken down by sector, comparing the summers of 2012 and 2013.
Designed by Sara Plourde. Data courtesy of the Manchester Police Department.

Burglaries tend to increase in the warmer weather, but Manchester saw its numbers spike significantly in the recent summer months.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there were 338 burglaries in the city, a 23 percent increase over the same period last year.

The man who showed up at her front door one day in July seemed like a Godsend to 94-year-old Lorraine Fitzgerald.

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NH News
3:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Kuster "Leaning Against" Voting For Syria Strikes

Kuster, appearing on NHPR's The Exchange in 2010

During an appearance  on an WMUR-TV forum, Representative Ann McLane Kuster said she fears an American strike against Syria could lead the U.S. into a region-wide conflagration.

"And for me the risk of us entering into war there,  we are not at war with the Syrian people.  And those are the issues I am going to be considering, and I will tell you honestly I have not made a final decision."

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North Country
12:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Banding Together, Farmers Hope To Grow Profits

Kitty Kerner of WinterGreens Farm & Aquaponics is a member of the co-op.
Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

At 7:30 on an August morning in Colebrook Julie Moran pulls up and bounds out of her pickup to greet waiting farmers.

“Hi, how ya doing,” she says.

Moran manages the North Country Farmer’s Co-op – which was incorporated earlier this year. Twenty farmers and two bakers are members.

It is part of an effort to make it easier for farmers to survive in the North Country and to help restaurants and businesses respond to the demand for local foods.

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North Country
11:54 am
Thu September 5, 2013

North Country Events

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR
Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

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

FARMERS MARKETS
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19

Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19

Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12

Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12

Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 1
 

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Word of Mouth
10:49 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Vaud And The Villains Bring Their Singular Sound To The Music Hall

Credit Jessica Verma

Vaud and the Villains is the 19-piece group known for putting on rollicking musical theater and cabaret shows with a "New Orleans in the 1930s" twist. The band is performing this weekend at The Music Hall in Portsmouth.

Joining us is bandleader Andy Comeau, also known as "Vaud Overstreet," as well as his wife, Dawn Lewis, A.K.A "Peaches Mahoney."

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Queen City Crime
9:31 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Manchester Police Hosting Community Meeting To Address Spike In Burglaries

Manchester police will host a community meeting tonight, following a surge in burglaries over the summer.

Police recorded 338 burglaries in the city between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

That’s a 23 percent increase over the same period last year.

The vast majority of those burglaries occurred in homes.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 and will be held in the Officer Michael Briggs Community Center at the corner of Lake Avenue and Beech Street.

People attending will have the chance to review and share information with the department’s command staff.

Health
9:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Surgery Patients Potentially Exposed To Rare Brain Disorder

Eight patients who underwent operations at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakod Disease (CJD), a rare and fatal brain disorder that affects only one in a million people worldwide.

Public health officials say a patient underwent a successful procedure in May of this year to remove a brain cyst at Catholic Medical Center. The patient then began displaying symptoms for CJD, which causes cognitive difficulties and a rapidly failing memory.

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NH News
8:59 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Many Opponents Attend Southernmost Northern Pass Open House

Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

More than 100 people showed up to an information session about the Northern Pass project in Concord last night. It was the sixth and southernmost of a series of ten scheduled sessions.

Central New Hampshire residents got the most detailed look to date of the route. The main attraction was a series of five computers where residents could look up the footprint of the project in relation to their property.

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NH News
4:33 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

LGC Takes Regulator To Court Over Reorganization

The Local Government Center is taking its regulator to court—again.  This time, over how the organization is restructuring.  On Tuesday, the LGC requested a Merrimack Superior Court judge to declare the restructuring legal.  

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NH News
3:32 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Former State Senator Lambert Announces Bid For 2nd District Seat

Gary Lambert speaks with veterans at the VFW in Hudson on Wednesday.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Republican Gary Lambert announced his candidacy for the 2nd District U.S. Congress seat today.

Making his announcement at the VFW in Hudson, Lambert blasted the Affordable Care Act and pledged to vote to repeal it if elected.

He also took aim at his potential challenger in next year’s election, first-term Democrat Ann McLane Kuster, saying she is part of the problem.

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North Country
1:08 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Federal Funds OK'd For Northcoast Railroad But Not North Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved one so-called Tiger grant in New Hampshire, providing $1.4 million to improve 42 miles of rail line between Rochester and Ossipee. But a request for funds for Coos Country failed.

The grants were sought under the federal government’s Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery program nicknamed "Tiger."

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation joined the state department of transportation in seeking several grants for the state.

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