NH News
2:59 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Gov. Hassan Still Pushing Using $80M From Casino In Budget

Governor Maggie Hassan continues her push for $80 million in licensing fees from a casino to fund what she says are critical priorities for the state.

The House version of the budget is stripped of the $80 million in initial revenue from a single casino that Governor Maggie Hassan had built into her proposal.

On The Exchange Monday, Hassan reiterated her position that licensing fees from one high-end, highly regulated casino would help fund programs like higher education, school building aid, and uncompensated care for hospitals.

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Inside NHPR
2:21 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Top Stories: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making; Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H.

Credit Archive photo

1. NH News: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire.

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11:59 am
Mon April 15, 2013

New England College Hopes To Lure Students With A Three Year Degree

New England College campus in Henniker, N.H.
Sheryl Rich-Kern, NHPR

As college costs rise around the country, some small private colleges are finding a new way to attract students—by offering financial incentives.  Some are offering discounts. Others are freezing tuition.  But New England College in Henniker has come up with its own plan to attract a wider range of students.

Beginning this May, it’s offering a year-round academic calendar, allowing students to save money by graduating in three years instead of four.

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9:44 am
Mon April 15, 2013

On The Political Front For April 15

John H. Sununu announces he will not challenge Jeanne Shaheen in the 2014 US Senate race; former Senator Scott Brown visited New Hampshire this weekend, but is not saying yet if he intends to make a Senate run in NH; other possibilities for 2014 include Frank Guinta and Jeb Bradley.

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NH News
9:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Live Blog: Gov. Hassan's First 100 Days

Governor Maggie Hassan on The Exchange Tuesday, April 15.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

9:56: On repealing stand your ground, “I continue to be very concerned that we make New Hampshire as safe a state as we can.” Supports a repeal of the law, says it allows people to open fire in public places when other options available to them. “That just isn’t safe.”

9:54: On Medicaid expansion, Hassan says hospitals have come forward and said if you want us to participate, we need to have some of that money to fund our uncompensated care costs, because we are so strained. 

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NH News
4:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Henri Renaud: The Only Granite Stater To Ever Win The Boston Marathon

Henri Renaud wins the 1909 Boston Marathon

There was hardly a single person who thought that Henri Charles Renaud would win the 13th running of the Boston Marathon in 1909.  He was just 19 years old, a son of French Canadian immigrants who worked in the Nashua mills. And is his great grandson, Brett Misenor says he had only started running seven months earlier.

His father urged him to run only about 2 weeks before the race. Henri had begun running the September before and won the first race he ever ran and he entered the Boston Marathon and ended up out running some of the world’s best Olympic runners.

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Business and Economy
2:01 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

High Demand Drives Up Prices At Concord Gun Show

Emily Corwin NHPR

About 300 vendors are selling firearms at the Concord Gun Show this weekend. NHPR’s Emily Corwin was there.

The parking lot of the Everett Ice Arena is packed with cars, as a steady stream of gun enthusiasts line up for this weekend’s Concord Gun Show.   According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation pending legislation is fueling consumer demand for firearms and ammunition.

At the gun show, buyers say they see that reflected in high prices, especially for ammunition.  

And, attendees say turnout is high:

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Best of Public Radio
12:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Humankind: The Diet-Climate Connection, Hour 2

What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This Humankind documentary project, by award-winning producer David Freudberg, examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit. In a period of extreme weather associated with climate change -- 2012 was the hottest summer on record -- our food choices can make a difference. Agriculture is a heavy emitter of heat-trapping gases. And in this sound-rich production, listeners will learn that some foods (fruits and vegetables) often have a much lighter environmental footprint than others (meat and dairy).

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat April 13, 2013

Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH

Crystal rehearsing before her performance.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern / NHPR

Symphony NH, the granite state's oldest professional orchestra, invited 16-year-old harpist Crystal Napoli to solo at two of their performances; an opportunity that is the stuff of dreams for young classical musicians.

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NH News
6:22 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Bedford Police Name Suspect In November Home Invasion

Charles Normil in 2010.
Credit Courtesy of Rye Police Dept.

  Bedford Police say they have a warrant for a Massachusetts man allegedly involved in the burglary and subsequent assaults of Eduardo Quesada and his wife Sofia on November 24th.

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NH News
4:59 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Family Of Brittany Tibbetts Doesn't Want Her To Be Forgotten

Donna Tibbetts keeps her daughter Brittany's urn on the mantle.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

People in Greenland are remembering their former police Chief Michael Maloney. He died a year ago, when authorities say 29-year-old Cullen Mutrie shot Maloney through a basement window during a drug raid.

Mutrie then shot 26-year-old Brittney Tibbetts, who was also wanted for dealing drugs.

He then shot himself.

A year later, the family of Brittany Tibbetts says they don’t want what happened to their daughter that night to define her.

Diesel, a brown mini pincher, is one of the last connections that Donna Tibbetts has to her daughter, Brittany.

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Granite Seen
4:18 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Photos: Week of April 12

Heather Maloney live from Studio D.
Credit Zach Nugent / NHPR
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup for April 12

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

Today on The Exchange, our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Granite State reporters talk about the latest goings-on in our state, including the state budget, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the Telegraph of Nashua's new ownership.


Kevin Landrigan - State House and political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua and lead writer for

Norma Love - State House reporter for the Associated Press

Dan Tuohy - Assistant Regional Editor for in New Hampshire

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NH News
7:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

One Year After Police Chief's Death, Memorial Fund Continues Service Legacy

After Chief Michael Maloney died, there was a massive outpouring of support for Greenland. Now, a memorial fund is trying to keep that community spirit, and Maloney's memory, alive.
Credit NHPR

One year ago today, Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed in the line of duty as he tried to execute a search warrant.  Not long after his death, friends and family established a memorial fund to serve the Seacoast in his name. 

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NH News
7:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

New Boston: 250 Years in the Making

Welcome to New Boston
Archive photo

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire, with a brand new set of residents says historian Stu Wallace:

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