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8:36 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Man Dies In Snowmobile Crash In North Country

A Connecticut man was killed early Saturday morning in a snowmobile accident in Errol, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game officer Glen Lucas.

The man was identified as Louis Voegeli Jr., 56,  of Woodbury.

He was traveling with three other snowmobiles about 2 a.m. when he failed to make a turn and hit a tree on 13 Mile Woods trail approximately 2 miles north of Millsfield Pond Road in Errol.

NH News
5:00 am
Sat March 16, 2013

N.H. Home Sale Prices Up Sharply In February

Credit Justin Shearer / Flick/Creative Commons

Home sale prices in New Hampshire rose sharply last month, marking the largest one-year increase in the six years the data has been tracked by the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.

The median price of single family homes sold in New Hampshire last month was $199,000.

That’s a 12.2 percent increase in median price compared to February of last year.

New Hampshire Association of Realtors President Bill Weidacher says the spike is a result of simple supply and demand economics.

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NH News
4:11 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

USS Miami Arsonist Sentenced To 17 Years In Federal Prison

Casey James Fury

The former shipyard worker who started a fire on the USS Miami submarine was sentenced Friday to a little more than 17 years in federal prison.


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Arts & Culture
2:25 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Dartmouth Murals Become National Historic Landmark

Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College

A set of murals at Dartmouth College by the Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco has been named a national historic landmark.

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Granite Seen
12:57 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Photos: Week of March 15th

Vivian Beer works on her Anchored Candy series
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR
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Health
12:14 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Medicaid Overhaul Plan Hits A Road Block

It’s been three years since state lawmakers began touting managed care as the salvation of Medicaid.

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Arts & Culture
10:24 am
Fri March 15, 2013

NH this Weekend: Battles & Bubble Hockey

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz joins Morning Edition to talk about three 'battles' in Manchester this weekend.

Battle of the Bands at the Palace Theater

6th Annual CHaD Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

New Hampshire News Roundup

Credit J. Stephen Conn via Flickr Creative Commons

Friday on the Exchange, a news roundup. We’ll look at some of the big happenings in the statehouse over the past week. These include votes on arming teachers, increasing the speed limit on I93, and legalizing marijuana. We’ll find out what happened and also get a quick overview of some of the big themes from town meetings this year.

Guests:

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North Country
7:23 am
Fri March 15, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia

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

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER CELEBRATION, BERLIN

Friday March 15, 6PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Annual festive dinner & auction at Town & Country Inn. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, LINCOLN

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

How To Make Furniture Sexy (And Other Lessons From An Artist)

Vivian Beer works on her Anchored Candy series
Emily Corwin NHPR

The New Hampshire Furniture Masters are featuring the work of three female furniture makers through April 9, in Concord.  This story features one of the artists, at her workshop in Manchester.  

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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Fewer Trees, Fewer People

The January issue of Atlantic Monthly online reported a curious connection between the death of 100 million ash trees killed after the arrival of the invasive, exotic “Emerald Ash borer” beetle in lower Michigan to an ensuing spike in rates of human heart disease and pulmonary illness including pneumonia.

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NH News
5:13 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Lawmakers Consider A Lower Gas Tax Increase: 7-12 Cents

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering, Thursday, a smaller tax increase on gas and diesel fuel to pay for highway improvements.


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NH News
5:05 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

N.H. Senate Backs Gambling

The New Hampshire Senate has voted 16-8 to authorize a single casino on the Massachusetts border. The Senate margin is the strongest yet for a casino bill. But the real fight on this issue will be in the New Hampshire House.

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NH News
4:54 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Converting To Digital At Red River Theatres All About Survival

The new digital projector at Red River Theatres in Concord.
Credit Michael Brindley/NHPR

Red River Theatres in Concord is going through a transformation this week. Technicians put the finishing touches on installing digital projection equipment at the nonprofit theatre.

For Barry Steelman, going digital presents an internal conflict.

Steelman is the facilities manager at Red River Theatres. He knows the upgrade will make for a better movie-watching experience.

“They should notice a much brighter and clearer image here. Not that there was anything wrong with what was being presented here before, but this is an improvement upon that.”

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Military
2:39 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

SNHU Responds To Military Students Hit By Sequester

Many service members balance taking SNHU's online coursework with their regular duties
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Until about two weeks ago, active duty armed service members could count on $4,500 a year to help pay for college tuition.  But with the military suspending the benefit because of sequestration, Southern New Hampshire University is trying to bridge that gap.

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