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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

New Hampshire - Crawling With Ticks?

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Here's a dubious Granite State superlative: New Hampshire has the third highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country following Delaware and Connecticut!

Southern New Hampshire is prime tick habitat. Deer ticks - not dog ticks - are THE vector for human Lyme disease. Two-toned solid colored deer ticks, also called "black-legged ticks" are smaller than familiar mottled brown dog ticks.

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NH News
5:28 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Reenactors In Wool Brave Heat And Humidity At Strawbery Banke American Celebration

The Salem Trayned Band shows off their Pike drill at the Strawbery Banke Museum on July 4
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  The Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth was bustling on Thursday with its annual 4th of July American Celebration. 

Crowds are gathered around a lemonade vendor, dolling out plastic cups covered in condensation. Nearby, the doors of restored historic houses have been flung open, and visitors go inside for shade.

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NH News
5:15 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Shaheen Lauds Immigration Reform Bill At Portmsouth Naturalization Ceremony

Navy Color Guard, July 4 naturalization ceremony, Strawbery Banke,Portsmouth
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  One hundred twenty-four people from over 50 nations gathered in Portsmouth on Independence day to become American citizens.

Senior Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke before the jubilant crowd. After urging the new Americans to contribute to the nation by participating in civic life, she brought up the immigration reform bill the US Senate signed last week:

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All Things Considered
4:43 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

New Hampshire Muralist Barry Faulkner Immortalized Declaration's Signers

Barry Faulkner's mural "The Declaration" sits above the special case at the National Archives in Washington which houses the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

On this Fourth of July we take a look at a New Hampshire connection to the Declaration of Independence.

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North Country
3:52 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Worst Case, Northern Pass Still Might Ask To Cross Tiny Bit Of Conservation Area

Northern Pass has formally filed its new route with the Department of Energy and it raises the possibility the hydro-electric project might still need to cross a tiny section of the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Conservation area.

Late last month Northern Pass officials revealed a new northern route through Coos Country.  It calls for burying almost eight miles of line alongside roads, mostly in Stewartstown. But that will require the approval of the state’s Site Evaluation Committee.

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North Country
9:24 am
Thu July 4, 2013

North Country Events

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

OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS

Whitefield Thursdays 6 PM through August 29 vocal/acoustic on the common Bethlehem Sundays 6 PM through September 1 at the town gazebo Whitefield Mondays 7 PM through August 5 town band on the common

FARMER'S MARKETS

Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through Sepember 19

Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19 (not July 4)

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NH News
5:30 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Pelham Incident Still Fresh In Local Memory As Fireworks Debate Continues

The gory aftermath of watermelon victims.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

It’s the Fourth of July and celebrations across the state are often inseparable from a spectacular fireworks show. And while the New Hampshire Fire Marshall’s office urges residents to attend a professional display, many Granite Staters will be exercising their freedom to launch their own. And the debate surrounding the safety of certain, recently-legalized fireworks devices is far from dead.


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NH News
5:56 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Hassan Tours Flooded Towns

Governor Maggie Hassan tours flood damage in Washington, NH with Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement and Washington Chief of Police Steven Marshall.
Credit Ella Nilsen / NHPR

After declaring a state of emergency this morning, Governor Maggie Hassan and state officials toured N.H. towns most affected by this week’s flooding, including Lebanon, Washington, and Alstead.

Monday's flooding brought more than $2 million worth of damage to the state, damaging 15 roads in Washington alone. While road crews work to clean up and start rebuilding efforts, Governor Hassan says she is already planning for future storms.

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Sports
5:42 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

N.H. Cyclist - Ted King - Out Of Tour De France

King is a 'domestique' meaning it's his job to help his team leader - Slovakian sprinting phenom Peter Sagan - win stages. But even so, riding in the Tour de France is every cyclist's dream.
Credit Roxanne King / Flickr Creative Commons

Brentwood, New Hampshire native Ted King is officially out of his first Tour de France.

After suffering a separated shoulder in the first day of the race, yesterday King missed by seven seconds the time cut-off that allows racers to continue. Now, Ted King is getting ready to head home.

    

The trouble in 30-year-old Ted King’s very first Tour de France started early.

When the pack was only about three and a half miles from the finish on the first day, a team bus got stuck on a banner over the top of the finish line of the race.

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Health
5:09 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

N.H. Businesses Get Extra Year To Sort Out Mandate Under Health Law

Some New Hampshire businesses say they welcome news of a recent delay in a key part of the Affordable Care Act. 

On Tuesday, the Obama Administration announced it is postponing the so-called employer mandate by a year, citing a need for more time to simplify regulations. 

It was this provision that Senator Kelly Ayotte, speaking at the Republican National Convention last summer, offered  as a reason why she thinks Obamacare won’t work.

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Health
1:14 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Final Members Named To Medicaid Expansion Committee

The final four members have been named to the state's Medicaid Expansion study committee.

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Morning Edition
9:40 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Gay Adoption in the Granite State

Concord Monitor Reporter Clay Wirestone has been writing about his experience as a gay parent. He’s authored a series of articles about the process he and his husband have gone through in adopting their 2 year old son. The series has also looked at the history of gay adoption in the Granite State. Clay joins us to talk about the series.

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Writers On A New England Stage
9:06 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Joseph Ellis

Credit Courtesy of The Music Hall

“As usual, Ellis combines powerful narrative with convincing analysis. His tale of the crucial summer of 1776 shows how political and military events wove together to create a new nation. Read this book and understand how America was born.” –Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

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Education
8:09 am
Wed July 3, 2013

'No Child' Waiver Will Increase Flexibility

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  Last week New Hampshire at long last was granted a waiver from the Bush-era education reform law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The federal government first announced the waivers in 2011 because of congressional inaction to reform No Child Left Behind. New Hampshire was the 39th state to be granted one.

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NH News
7:11 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

20 People Evacuated After Flash Flooding In Lebanon

About 20 people have been evacuated following flash flooding that washed out and damaged roads in Lebanon.

Gov. Maggie Hassan says more than 2 inches of rain fell in area between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, following Monday night's flooding from heavy rains.

Tuesday's thunderstorm and flash flooding covered Slayton Hill Road with water and rocks making it impassable.

The fire chief says 20 people were evacuated from a nearby apartment complex following the evacuation of 15 people the night before.

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