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All Things Considered
5:26 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Restaurant Week New Hampshire To Highlight Granite State Chefs

Restaurant Week New Hampshire will no doubt feature more than a few seafood dishes this year.
Credit Emily Cavalier via Flickr/Creative Commons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/603to212/3148697455/

Friday is day one of Restaurant Week New Hampshire, aimed at showcasing Granite State cuisine and the people who produce it.

Amy Traverso is Senior Lifestyle Editor at Yankee Magazine. She joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with a preview of the event.

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NH News
4:14 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Forty Years After A Murder, New Twist Could Set Man Free

Robert Breest, who has been incarcerated since 1973.
Credit N.H. Department of Corrections

On the night of February 27th, 1971, dressed in a vintage fur coat, Susan Randall, met up with a friend for pizza. After leaving the restaurant, shortly after midnight, a woman fitting Randall's description was observed hitchhiking near Manchester’s Granite Square. Witnesses say a white car driven by a lone man stopped to pick her up. 

Randall’s body, badly beaten and naked from the waist down, would be found two days later, thrown from a bridge onto the frozen Merrimack River in Concord.

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NH News
3:09 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

N.H. Couple Injured In Marathon Bombing Dealing With Medical Costs, Mental Impact

Martha and Alvaro Galvis of Nashua were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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A month after the Boston Marathon bombings, a Nashua husband and wife injured in the blast are raising money for mounting medical costs.

But they are also still dealing with the psychological impact of the tragedy.

After the Boston Marathon bombing, Martha Galvis lost the ring finger on her left hand and nearly had to have her left leg amputated.

She’s had four surgeries on her hand and is due for a fifth next week.

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Environment
3:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

New Study: Lawn Fertilizer, Septic Tanks Big Contributors To Great Bay Pollution

The study modeled nitrogen inputs from Non-Point Sources, which is to say, it didn't count outflow from waste water treatment plants.
Credit NH Department of Environmental Services

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has released a draft of a major study trying to pin down the sources of nitrogen pollution in the Great Bay Estuary. The results offer some insight, but few easy solutions.

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NH News
12:38 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Outgoing N.H. Attorney General Takes Position In Private Practice

Former Attorney General Michael Delaney

Outgoing New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney is taking a position with the McLane Law Firm.

Delaney will join the firm later this month as a director in the litigation practice group.

McLane’s Managing Partner Dick Samuels said Delaney brings extensive litigation and government experience to regulatory and compliance matters at the firm.

Back in March, Delaney announced he would be step down from the role after his term expired.

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North Country
9:17 am
Thu May 16, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled and written by Tova Cohen

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

ARTIST TALK OR STAND-UP ROUTINE - YOU DECIDE, BETHLEHEM

Thursday May 16 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Larry Golden and Jason Tors will discuss their painting techniques and the ideas behind the artwork in PULP, which is on display at the gallery until June 4th.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: RENOIR, BETHLEHEM

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NH News
6:23 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

House Supercommittee Narrowly Rejects Senate-Passed Casino Bill

Members of the so-called casino supercommittee spent its morning getting familiar with 17 separate amendments. The proposals ranged from beefing up regulatory oversight, to changing the way casino proceeds would be distributed among towns and counties, to allowing slot machines at any establishment that holds a liquor license.

But when the committee reconvened after lunch, the first motion came quickly, and it was to kill the bill.

“We may be 45 very bright people, but not one of us has a background in gaming.”

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All Things Considered
5:44 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

An Eisner Nomination For A New Hampshire Comic Artist

Cover of "Kitty and Dino," by New Hampshire artist Sara Richard. She's been nominated for an Eisner Award.

For filmmakers there’s the Oscars, for children’s authors there’s the Newbury Award, and in the world of comics and comic art, there’s the Eisner Awards, named after legendary artist and author Will Eisner.

This year one of the Eisner nominees for Best Publication for Early Readers up to age 7 is  Sara Richard, who lives and works here in New Hampshire. She’s nominated for her book “Kitty and Dino.”

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NH News
4:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Joint House Committee Votes 23-22 To Kill Casino Bill

By a single vote, a special joint House committee has recommended killing a bill that would legalize a casino in New Hampshire.

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NH News
3:20 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Keene Sues 'Robin Hood' Group That Fills Parking Meters, Videotapes Officers

A scene from one of the videos of "Robin Hooding" in Keene.
Credit YouTube.com

The city of Keene filed a lawsuit this month against a group of people they say are harassing officers handing out parking tickets.

They call themselves Robin Hood of Keene.

They fill parking meters set to expire and videotape officers as they fill out parking tickets.

But city officials say the group has been harassing the parking enforcement officers.

John MacLean is Keene’s city manager.

He says the officers are beleaguered and must be able to do their jobs.

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NH News
12:40 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Fallen Greenland Police Chief's Name Added To National Memorial

Credit Greenland Police Department

Fallen Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney’s name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. this morning.

Officers from the Greenland Police Department were in the nation’s capital Wednesday morning to attend the National Peace Officers Memorial Service.

President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker.

He encouraged people not to wait until tragedy strikes to thank first responders for their service.

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NH News
10:27 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Inside Millennium's Pennsylvania Casino

The Meadows Casino and Racetrack is owned by Millenium Gaming, who own an option to build at Rockingham Park.
Emily Corwin NHPR

A team of reporters at NHPR is gearing up for a series next week that looks at what a casino at Rockingham Park – could mean for the town of Salem. To prepare for that series, our economy reporter Emily Corwin traveled to Washington County in Western Pennsylvania. The racetrack and casino there, called The Meadows, is run by Millennium Gaming. That’s the same company that already has an option to buy Rockingham Park, if legislation passes.

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NH News
5:36 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Homeless And Advocates Protest Recent Evictions

Donald Labroad, homeless since 2004, used to make more than $50k with his construction job.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Faith leaders, activists and homeless people held a rally Tuesday afternoon asking Governor Maggie Hassan to stop the state from evicting people from camping on public land.


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All Things Considered
5:24 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

More Online Voter Registration Could Better Secure Vote And Save Money, Say Researchers

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New Hampshire lawmakers have been looking at whether to make changes to the state’s voter identification law. Critics say provisions of the law, set to take effect this fall, would cost the state money and cause delays at the polls.

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NH News
5:15 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

State Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.5%

New Hampshire’s unemployment rate in April fell to 5.5%, down from 5.7% in March, according to new data from N.H. Employment Security.

During the month, the state’s economy added 3,400 jobs, with some of the biggest gains in construction and retail.

Local and state government shed an estimated 1,000 jobs during the period.

The national unemployment rate stands at 7.5%. 

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