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Giving Matters
12:00 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

SeaCare Health Services Help the Uninsured in NH

Dana Trahan was uninsured when she started to lose her vision, but did not realize that this was the result of a brain tumor. SeaCare Health Services helped her get the care and treatment she needed – quickly.

Dana: I would be watching my son’s baseball games and I really felt as if I needed to keep blinking my eyes to get focused on him, so I thought it made sense to have my eyes checked. Knowing that I didn’t have the health insurance, it was important to me to figure out a way to make this an affordable experience, and that brought me to SeaCare.

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NH News
11:58 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Snow Buildup Interferes With Some High Efficiency Heating Systems

  If you have a high efficiency heating system – especially natural gas or propane, make sure your heating vents aren’t blocked by snow. That’s the word from Robert Ives, who runs Bow Heating and Plumbing Corporation. He says if you’re not sure where the vents are, go into your basement.

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NH News
11:39 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Winter Storm Could Cost State $75,000 An Hour

This weekend's winter storm could end up costing the state more than $2 million.

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NH News
10:30 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Outdoors Enthusiasts Out In The Storm

Gerri Schiffman and her daughter went out snowshoeing and skiing Friday night
Credit Sean Hurley for NHPR

It’s dark and the winds are really starting to bluster in Waterville Valley when Jess Chabot snowshoes out of the woods near Town Square.

I lived in NH for a long time.  Growing up my parents didn’t ski or anything.  I hated the snow. They hated the snow.  I hated the snow. But then like in my mid-20’s I was like Why do I hate the snow so much I’m stuck with it.  So, you just gotta get a hobby. Snowshoeing you don’t have to be good at at all.  You just put em on your feet.  If you can walk you can snow shoe.

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NH News
10:13 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Governor Hassan Says Stay Off Roads, Help Your Neighbors

Governor Hassan Speaks With Reporter Emily Corwin

In an interview Saturday morning, Governor Hassan tells listeners that road crews are out clearing the roads, but because of wind, drifts, and continued snowfall, people should stay home until later today.

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NH News
10:02 am
Sat February 9, 2013

As Storm Eases Ski Resorts Say It's All Downhill From Here

While the storm is causing some problems around the state people at the ski resorts are delighted: Typically the resorts are reporting at least a foot of new snow.

“Conditions are great this morning. Lots of powder out there,” says Greg Kwasnik a spokesman for Loon Mountain. “I just went out and did a couple of runs. The winds aren’t that bad. They have not affected us at all.”

Kwasnik says crowds are about normal for a Saturday and he thinks some skiers probably decided to stay home because of the heavy snowfall in the southern part of the state.

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NH News
8:55 am
Sat February 9, 2013

The Storm: Measuring Up

Weather spotters working with the National Weather Service have been trudging through the snow with yardsticks, sending in their reports.

The numbers are unofficial but give an idea of what’s happening around the state.

National Weather Service official Mike Kistner has been going through them and around 8 a.m. here’s what he found:

* Hampton - 24 inches.

* Derry - 22 inches.

* Fremont – 19.5 inches.

* Concord – 20.3 inches

* Henniker - 20 inches.

* Webster - 18.8 inches.

* Deerfield - 17 inches.

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North Country
7:35 am
Sat February 9, 2013

North Country Getting Off Easy - So Far

By Saturday morning it appeared the North Country had been spared the worst of the storm.

Only four inches of snow was reported in Lancaster and about nine inches in Randolph, according to spotter reports filed with the National Weather Service office in Gray Maine. Berlin was an exception with 14 inches.

Sergeant Travis Anderson of Troop F, which covers the North Country, said “things are pretty quiet.”

Anderson said only one car was reported off the road since midnight.

He said the snow is continuing and road crews are busy, but roads are still slippery.

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NH News
5:19 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Nashua Plow Drivers Ready For Snowfall

While most Nashua residents are hunkering down for this blockbuster storm, droves of city employees are out straight through the weekend.

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NH News
4:56 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Witness Says N.H. Woman Staffed Genocide Roadblock

A lifelong Rwanda resident says that a New Hampshire woman charged with lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtained citizenship detained her and other Tutsis — most of who were murdered.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with the latest bills to expand gambling in New Hampshire. Supporters believe the cards may be finally right for their cause, given Governor Maggie Hassan’s support for some type of increased gambling. Later, we’ll hear highlights from President Obama’s State of the Union address and get your reaction. And we’ll end the week with the ins and outs of Governor Hassan’s budget.

NH News
3:51 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Gov. Hassan Urges Drivers To Get Off The Roads

Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan asks for drivers to be off the roads by 7 p.m. Hassan expects residents will exercise caution as blizzard like conditions begin to bear down on New England.

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Granite Seen
1:32 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Photos: Week of February 8

As part of next week's series, A Loaded Issue, reporter Amanda Loder visited Sturm Ruger, taking a look at firearms manufacturing in New Hampshire.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR
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Arts & Culture
1:01 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

This Week's New Hampshire Arts Scene

The Saint Anselm Abbey Players say this weekend's highly original one act play festival never fails to delight. The festival features three one-act experimental plays directed by students including "Here She Is!" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Wasp" by comedian Steve Martin and "November" written and directed by Saint Anselm senior Matthew Hurd.

Maine painter Meghan Howland has an exhibition in Rochester this weekend.  You can visit the downtown gallery where a few of Meghan’s painting are hanging.

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NH News
12:44 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

2012: A Year Of Gains In N.H. Housing Market

Credit Justin Shearer / Flick/Creative Commons

Modest improvement: that’s how a new report from the New Hampshire Housing Financing Authority sums up 2012.

Two hundred and ninety-seven homes fell into foreclosure in December, an 18% jump from a month earlier. But total foreclosures for the year are down sharply from their peak in 2010.

Jane Law with NH Housing says the overall economy is still driving a housing recovery.

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