Next week on The Exchange, we begin with the latest bills to expand gambling in New Hampshire. Supporters believe the cards may be finally right for their cause, given Governor Maggie Hassan’s support for some type of increased gambling. Later, we’ll hear highlights from President Obama’s State of the Union address and get your reaction. And we’ll end the week with the ins and outs of Governor Hassan’s budget.
The Saint Anselm Abbey Players say this weekend's highly original one act play festival never fails to delight. The festival features three one-act experimental plays directed by students including "Here She Is!" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Wasp" by comedian Steve Martin and "November" written and directed by Saint Anselm senior Matthew Hurd.
Maine painter Meghan Howland has an exhibition in Rochester this weekend. You can visit the downtown gallery where a few of Meghan’s painting are hanging.
There's new and unsettling information about domestic cats. A study just published (full study here) estimates cats kill between 1 and 4 billion birds each year in the U.S. That's an average of over three million birds each day.
The nine states that make up the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are recommending reducing the cap on power-plant carbon emissions by 45%. The New Hampshire representative on the RGGI board is Tom Burack commissioner of of the DES.
The bill to ban private prisons comes as the state continues to evaluate bids from private contractors for three potential projects: a 1500 bed facility for men; a 200 bed facility for women and a third co-ed prison.
The lead sponsor of the proposed ban, Keene Democrat Tim Robertson, says NH needs to stay far away from letting for profit companies run NH prisons.
"There is no evidence that they can actually save you money and the incentive is for them to get more money out of us by keeping people in longer and in longer and treating them worse."
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
BAG SALE AT FRIENDS-N-NEIGHBORS THRIFT SHOP, WHITEFIELD Thursday Feb. 7 through Saturday Feb. 9, 10 AM-5 PM, 4 Main Street in Whitefield across from the Cumberland Farms. For more information: 837-9044.
VALENTINE CANDY SALE TO BENEFIT LISBON CLUBS, SCHOOLS AND SERVICES