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12:00 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Season's First Case Of EEE Found In Batch Of Mosquitoes In Exeter

Credit Gamma Man / Flickr/Creative Commons

State health officials say a batch of mosquitoes in Exeter have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE.

This is the first case of EEE found in New Hampshire this year.

Public Health Director Dr. Jose Montero says the finding is not unexpected and Exeter remains a low risk area.

Still, he cautions people to take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes.

In addition to the case of triple-E found in Exeter, six batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus so far this season.

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North Country
11:43 am
Mon August 19, 2013

N.H. Congressional Delegation Questions DOE About Northern Pass Route

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is asking the U.S. Department of Energy whether the federal agency’s evaluation of the Northern Pass Transmission project can proceed if Northern Pass doesn’t have permission to use some segments of its new route.

For the project to move ahead the D.O.E. must give a Presidential Permit allowing the hydro-electric power to be brought across the border from Canada.

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NH News
7:52 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Salem's Chuck Morse Looks To Take Helm Of State Senate

Sen. Chuck Morse
Credit State of New Hampshire

Senator Chuck Morse appears to be the front-runner to replace Peter Bragdon as the president of the state Senate.

The Salem Republican and chair of the Senate Finance Committee says he plans to pursue the seat.

And he has already received endorsements from Republican colleague Jeb Bradley and former governor John H. Sununu.

In a statement, Sununu praised Morse’s knowledge of state government and the budget process.

Bragdon said last week he was stepping down from the post, after taking over as head of the Local Government Center.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Senator Ayotte Calls For Cutting Off Aid To Egypt

Senator Kelly Ayotte has changed her views on sending aid to Egypt following continued, bloody crackdowns on Muslim Brotherhood supporters.  Speaking Sunday morning on Meet The Press, New Hampshire’s Republican Senator said President Obama isn’t doing enough to stem military violence against civilians.

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North Country
6:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Northern Pass Comment Period Opens, DOE Moves Closer To Hearings

The Federal Register Monday is publishing the official notice that a changed, proposed route for the Northern Pass Transmission project has been filed with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Northern Pass announced the route late in June, with the only substantial change being in Northern Coos Country.

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North Country
5:30 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Bethlehem Art Walk: A Cluster of Creativity

Chris Jensen for NHPR

Saturday was the second birthday of the Art Walk in Bethlehem and up and down Main Street dozens of artists from the region gathered to show, discuss, demonstrate and sell their art.

“The art walk is a celebration of creativity,” said Katherine Ferrier, who worked with Angel Larcom and other volunteers to organize it. “This area is rich with artists.”

At the gazebo local groups took turns providing mini concerts while locals and tourists lounged on the grass.

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NH News
5:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

600-Acre Woodmont Commons Project Nearing Approval In Londonderry

A portion of the land that the Woodmont Commons project will be built on.
Credit Town of Londonderry

A massive, 600-acre development in Londonderry is on the verge of getting the green light, after months of meetings with town officials.

The project is the first of its kind for New Hampshire and some residents are concerned how it will change the town.

Once complete, Woodmont Commons will add 3,600 residents to the town, along with several hotels and more than 800,000 square feet of retail space.

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Folk Show
10:11 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Folk Show Playlist

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Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Both Sides Now/ Dave Van Ronk/ The Mayor of MacDougal Street: Rarities 1957-69/ Rootstock Recordings

Somebody's Darling/ Kathy Mattea/ Songs Of The Civil War/ Sony

Red Rocking Chair/ Ivan Rosenberg/ Oldies And Old Time/ Vole-O-Tone

Peekaboo Waltz/ Fiddle Whamdiddle/ Old School Old Time/ Fiddle Whamdiddle

Behind the Bush in the Garden,Elzic's Farewell/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

I Need You Now/ Craig Werth/ The Spokes Man/ Craig Werth

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Folk Show
10:08 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Folk Calendar

Wednesday, August 21

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

Friday, August 23

>>>Great Big Sea (folk/rock) at the Lowell Summer Music Series ~ Boarding House Park ~  Lowell, MA ~ 7:30pm ~  www.lowellsummermusic.org

Saturday, August 24

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NH News
7:00 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Art, Local Food, And Charity Combine At Farmers Market

The Nottingham Farmers Market will be the site of a so-called ‘vegetable mandala' today.  Traditionally, mandalas are intricate geometric designs used in Buddhist practice.  But in Nottingham, visitors will buy or bring their own local produce to a table and artistically arrange their donations to create a large-scale design. 

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat August 17, 2013

The Fight For Frisky Hill

Credit Gilmanton Land Trust

On her commute from Laconia to Pittsfield six days a week, Tobi Gray Chassie often stops at scenic spot in Gilmanton called Frisky Hill. When Chassie saw a sign telling of plans to develop the land, she felt that it was her duty to support the Gilmanton Land Trust in their protection of the land which meant so much to her.

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NH News
9:05 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Here Come The Nanobreweries

Governor Hassan signs HB 253 into law.
Sean Hurley

Governor Hassan stopped by the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery in North Woodstock to sample the microbrew and ceremonially sign into law HB 253 allowing nanobreweries to serve beer to their customers.  Sean Hurley was there and sends us this report.

Before Governor Hassan cracked open a celebratory bottle of beer, she did a bit of governing, signing into law House Bill 253.

I am very very proud to support this important sector of our economy by signing both these bills, so how about we go do that?

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Health
4:39 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Group Takes State To Court Over Medicaid Managed Care

A group of developmentally disabled residents is taking the state to court over a proposed plan to transition coordination of their treatment to private companies.

The complaint was filed just a day after the Department of Health and Human Services announced the state will officially launch Medicaid Managed Care on December 1st. Under the managed care model, three companies will effectively take over administration and coordination of medical services for Medicaid recipients.

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Granite Seen
1:52 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Photos: Week Of August 16

Copper Cannon Camp Director Peter Christnacht with Mt. Lafayette in the background.
Credit Sean Hurley
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NH News
1:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Tourist Killed In ATV Accident In Southern New Hampshire

A 56-year-old tourist was killed in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle Thursday evening near Fremont, according to a news release from Fish and Game.

The victim was identified as Dulce Compres-Nunez of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Fish and Game said she was a passenger on an ATV driven by 23-year-old Yefrey Perez of Methuen, Mass. Perez lost control and struck a tree.  Both riders were wearing helmets. Perez suffered minor injuries.

The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. the Rockingham Recreational Trail near South Road in Fremont.

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