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11:56 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Bass Fishing Newest High School Sport In N.H.

Winnisquam High School show off their haul at Thursday's first N.H. high school bass tournament.
Todd Bookman NHPR

  

This was no place for marching bands, pep rallies or cheerleaders. Fifty four teams, each composed of two students, met on the dark waters of Lake Winnipesaukee under threatening skies.

“I’ve got a spinning rod set up, I’m going to be fishing mostly spinners,” says Campbell High School Junior Connor Perry. “My other teammate is going to be fishing mostly some worms. See what works out today, got to see what they want.”  

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Granite Seen
9:36 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 10

Wendy Booth at a beehive she adopted.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR
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Arts & Culture
9:31 am
Fri May 10, 2013

N.H. This Weekend: Knights & Knitting

Something Wild
9:20 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold
Credit Dave Anderson

Among the most conspicuous wildflowers of early May, my favorite is a native wetland plant, the yellow so-called “Marsh Marigold.” It’s also called “American cowslip” and is always found blooming early in marshes, roadside ditches, fens and wet woodlands and at watery edges of damp pastures.

Marsh marigold is a hardy, native perennial. It’s considered to be one of the ancestral plants of the northern latitudes. It’s thought to have thrived in torrents of post-glacial melt-water following the last “glaciation” in the northern hemisphere.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 6

Credit Sara Plourde

Today on The Exchange, it's our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. We're looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the one public hearing held on the state Senate's budget, to the House's hard look at the Senate casino bill, and the removal of "grow your own" policy from the medical marijuana bill.

Guests:

Kevin Landrigan - Longtime political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua.

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North Country
8:45 am
Fri May 10, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled and written by Tova Cohen

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NH News
5:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Senate Committee Hears From The Public About The Budget

Senate Finance Cmte. hearing public testimony about the budget.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

New Hampshire’s Senate Finance Committee held its public hearing on the budget Thursday night. This follows statements by its chairman implying that the Senate’s budget will be leaner than the $11 billion budget passed by the House.


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All Things Considered
5:44 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Could You Create Your Own Game In 36 Hours?

Could this weekend's New Hampshire Game Jam produce the next game on your shelf? If so, participants will have to work quick - they only have 36 hours to design their games.
Credit Average Jane via Flickr/Creative Commons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/averagejane/7173196970/in/photostream/

Create your own game in a day and a half. That's the challenge awaiting participants in this weekend's New Hampshire Game Jam in Manchester.

Glenn Given and Michael Taylor are organizing the Jam; they sit down with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to discuss how it works, the gaming scene in the region and what you can learn from trying to create your own games.

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Environment
4:49 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Fiddleheads: Tasty Forest Secrets

Fiddleheads, when fresh-picked, are a vibrant green. After a few days they begin to brown along the stalk.
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Fiddleheads are the whimsical, tightly coiled spiral of fern sprouts that push their way up from under the layers of winter debris on the forest floor. They are also a regional and seasonal delicacy, and their season is incredibly short. In some Southern parts of the state, it may already be over. For any given fiddlehead patch, it can last as little as a week and a half.

That means for those who harvest the sprouts, fiddlehead patches are closely guarded secrets.

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Health
4:08 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Addressing Mental Health Of Children Focus Of Rally At State House

People rally outside the State House in Concord on Thursday to recognize Children's Mental Health Awareness day.
Credit Michael Brindley / NHPR

About 100 people gathered at the State House Plaza on Thursday to highlight children’s mental health awareness.

Many there said more funding is needed to make sure children have access to proper mental health care.

Francine Gagne with the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center says children are often overlooked in the discussion about funding for mental health programs.

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Business and Economy
10:34 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Millennium Gaming Unveils New Plan For Rockingham Park

Millennium Gaming co-CEO Bill Wortman explains the company's updated plan for Rockingham Park.
Credit Amanda Loder

After first proposing a $450 million dollar casino at Rockingham Park, Millennium Gaming is now proposing a complex costing, in their words, “north of $600 million.”  The redesigned project was unveiled at a Town Hall meeting last night in Salem.

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North Country
6:00 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Four-Alarm Brush-Woods Fire In Littleton

Chris Jensen, NHPR

Spring is a time that worries fire fighters because the forest and brush are not yet green enough to resist a flame.

That was a problem Wednesday afternoon in Littleton.

Diana Levesque never wants to wake up from a nap this way again.

She was sleeping Wednesday afternoon when she heard noises outside her home high on a hill on the outskirts of Littleton.

Fire trucks were pulling up around her house and there were flames all around.

“The woods are all on fire and the wind is blowing. It was just crazy. I pretty much had a heart attack.”

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North Country
5:34 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Northern Pass Foes Worry A Huge Conservation Tract Is Being Eyed

For more than a year landowners and a conservation group have been trying to keep Northern Pass from finding a route through Northern Coos County.

But there’s one possibility that would give Northern Pass a big step forward: Crossing a huge conservation tract controlled by the state.

Such an effort could easily make the project even more controversial.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

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Environment
4:58 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Hassan to Malloy: Hydro Doesn't Need Support

Credit Chris Hunkeler / Flickr Creative Commons

Governor Maggie Hassan has sent a letter to the governor of Connecticut, Democrat Dannel Malloy, asking him to reject changes to that state’s renewable energy laws, called the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The changes are seen as a boost to the controversial Northern Pass Transmission line.

The Governor Hassan’s letter says the Connecticut proposal that would allow hydro to be counted toward that state’s renewable energy goals quote, “undermines our common goal of fostering new and small-scale renewable resources here in New England.”

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NH News
4:58 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Aging In Place

Carlton Bradford
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern, NHPR

According to a recent AARP survey, more than 95 percent of New Hampshire seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age - but that’s not always practical or affordable.

To address these concerns, two non-profits in the state are developing a novel approach to home-based eldercare that’s becoming popular around the country.

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