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All Things Considered
6:01 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

New Hampshire Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer

Throwback Brewery in North Hampton.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

Recently Bon Appetit magazine posted a list of its 10 Favorite US nanobreweries – those are very small-scale commercial breweries that produce fewer than 2000 barrels a year.

On that top 10 list? Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire.

It’s yet another sign that the Granite State is a big player in the small brewery movement.

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NH News
4:56 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Keene State College Names New President

Dr. Anne E. Huot
Credit Keene State College

Keene State College has named Anne Huot as its tenth president.

Huot comes to Keene State from the Brockport campus of the State University of New York, where she has been the provost and vice president for academic affairs for the past six years.

She replaces Helen Giles-Gee, who stepped down last year. Jay Kahn is serving as the interim president this year.

Huot will start in July.

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NH News
4:44 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

House Committee Readies Budget Plan

The $11 billion budget the full House will vote on next week is likely to send $32 million less to hospitals for charity care than the Governor proposed.

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NH News
4:42 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

N.E. Patriots' Wilfork Brings Diabetes Awareness To Derry Middle School

Vince Wilfork greets students at the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry Tuesday.
Michael Brindley/NHPR

At just over 6 feet tall and 325 pounds, Vince Wilfork is an imposing figure.

Putting the New England Patriots star defensive lineman in a gymnasium full of middle school students in Derry on Tuesday only magnified his stature.

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NH News
4:42 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Soldiers Land at Pease Airport

Credit Roger Wood

New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte was on hand for the arrival of 117 American soldiers at Pease International Airport.

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NH News
2:50 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Gov. Hassan Joins Facebook Movement To Support Same-Sex Marriage

Governor Maggie Hassan changed her Facebook profile photo to a red equality sign, part of a movement supporting same-sex marriage on the social media site.
Credit Facebook

Governor Maggie Hassan is making her support for same-sex marriage clear on Facebook.

Like many, she changed her profile photo on Tuesday to a red equality sign, part of an online movement by the Human Rights Campaign.

So did Ann McLane Kuster

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Local Government Center
7:30 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Interim LGC Chief Vows To Get Organization "Back On Track"

Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

After Maura Carroll's sudden departure from the Local Government Center last month, former Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner George Bald took over.  By shifting the LGC toward greater transparency, refocusing on customer service, and repairing the bitter relationship with its regulator, Bald hopes to overhaul the culture of the embattled organization.  And put its years-long legal troubles to rest.

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All Things Considered
5:54 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Your Comments: On Nashua's Airport, Blizzard Bags And Syrup

Time now for some of your comments on our recent stories:

Last week we reported on the news that the FAA plans to close the control tower at Boire Field in Nashua. Bobsr posted about that story on our website:

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NH News
3:57 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Shea-Porter Visits Shipyard; Hopes To Reverse Sequestration

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter
Credit Roger Wood

New Hampshire First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says she sympathizes with federal government employees who face furloughs.

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NH News
3:20 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Live Blog: UNH President Mark Huddleston

9:56: Huddleston on UNH School of Law, “It’s been a wonderful partnership so far,” two joint degree programs so far, our faculty have been working on research projects.”  

9:51: On money from collegiate athletics, Huddleston says college sports for overwhelming majority of schools is a “huge money loser.” Says only a handful of institutions able to generate revenue from programs. Hockey and football at UNH “make a little money” for the school.

9:50: Huddleston says UNH has had to explore public/private partnerships because of cuts to budget.

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NH News
3:16 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

House Subcommittee Looks To Scale Back Restoring Funding To USNH

A House Finance Subcommittee wants to scale back state funding being restored to the University System of New Hampshire.

Governor Maggie Hassan has proposed restoring $20 million in fiscal year 2014 and another $15 million in fiscal year 2015 to the university system.

But Representative Dan Eaton says his subcommittee made cuts in this area.

“There’s a $6 million reduction each year in UNH from the governor’s recommended funding.”

The university system also covers Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College.

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NH News
3:12 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

House Subcommittee Seeks To Cut Funding For New Charter Schools

The House Finance Committee will consider Tuesday whether to approve a subcommittee recommendation to cut funding for new charter schools over the next two years.

Governor Maggie Hassan has set aside nearly $2.5 million for new charter schools in her budget proposal.

But Representative Dan Eaton said during a budget presentation Monday that his subcommittee recommends freezing funding in two areas of proposed education funding.

“Basically, there’s a moratorium on charter schools and building aid for the biennium.”

Environment
2:40 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Keeping Connected: Preserving North Country Wildlife Corridors

Pete Steckler does GIS mapping for the Nature Conservancy. He has worked to create a computer model of how animals move through different landscapes, and he says that rivers like the North Branch of the Contoocook can be thoroughfares for several types of critters
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

The Northern Woods contain a lot of the animals that are symbolic of New Hampshire: bobcat, otter, black bear, fishers, and porcupines to name a few. Many of these animals are mostly found up north because they need a lot of space to move around. One project is trying to come up with a plan to make sure that movement can continue.

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Inside NHPR
11:50 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Top Stories: The Autism Simulator; Air Traffic Controllers May Be Forced To Make Career Change

Credit via Ars Technica

1. Word of Mouth: The Autism Simulator

Last month, Vancouver hosted the Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism.

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Politics
8:56 am
Mon March 25, 2013

On The Political Front For March 25

The House votes on the "Stand Your Ground" repeal, which would again require people to attempt to retreat before using deadly force, and a bill to increase the state's gas tax; gambling remains a heavily-debated issue, with differing proposals in the House and Senate, and one that could be affected by who replaces Michael Delaney as Attorney General.

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