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5:56 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

N.H. Apple Crop Arrives Early

iMaffo Flickr

New Hampshire apples are already ripe, about two weeks ahead of schedule. They're available at farm stands and farmers' markets, but that doesn't mean you can head to the orchards to pick them yourself –  just yet.

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Summer Raffle Winners
5:30 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

And the Winners of the 2012 Summer Raffle are...

  • Grand prize: Andrea Leblanc of Lee won the choice of a 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid or 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid 3 donated in part by Grappone Automotive Group
  • Brett Walker of Manchester won the Trek 7100 bicycle and Yakima Roof System donated by S&W Sports
  • Michael Lawless of Hooksett won the Nicky Manitou 13 Kayak  donated by Portsmouth Kayak Adventures

Congratulations to the Summer Raffle winners!

Elections 2012
4:12 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Cilley Stumps With Firefighters (and free food)

The professional firefighters are one of several public sector unions to back Jackie Cilley in the democratic primary. At a firehouse in Manchester, Cilley said the state needs to do better by public employees, and to do that, she says, will require more than simply winning the concern office.

"I would ask you to support those who are running for rational policies and common sense in our statehouse because we have a state to take back and take forward."

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Elections 2012
10:15 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Romney, Ryan Campaign In New Hampshire

Mitt Romney and running mate, Paul Ryan
Josh Rogers NHPR

Speaking at an outdoor rally that drew close to 3000 people, Mitt Romney said the first victim of an Obama campaign has been the truth. The former Massachusetts governor added that he has made a promise not to increase taxes, and that he will stick to it.

Elections 2012
4:04 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Obama Returns to N.H. and Hits GOP Budget Plans

President Obama campaigns in Windham.
Josh Rogers, NHPR

Speaking in the sweltering gymnasium of Windham High School, Mr. Obama told a crowd of 2300 that the policies of Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan would benefit the rich and hurt the middle class. Mr. Obama argued that under the budget supported by Ryan, Romney would pay less than 1 percent of his income in taxes. The President also said Romney’s plans would raise taxes on middle class families by $2000 a year.   

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NH News
5:16 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Pension Privatization Update: House Committee Scopes Out Financial Services Firms

Today, a legislative committee investigating pension privatization issued a request for information from several companies that manage retirement funds. Listen at StateImpact New Hampshire.

North Country
4:50 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

A Plan To Move Forward With The Motels And Fun Of The Past

Most of the nation's old motels are no longer in business, says tourism professor Mark Okrant. This motel is in Twin Mountain.
Chris Jensen for NHPR

One might think that the mom-and-pop motels of the 50’s and 60’s have all been replaced by cookie-cutter nationwide chains.

But some vintage lodgings in New Hampshire have found a way to prosper.

And now there’s an effort to push a plan to help them do even better.

We can’t blame Norman Bates for the decline of the mom-and-pop motels.

Screechy music from the shower scene in “Psycho.”

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NH News
3:04 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Police Cancel Jaffrey Fireworks Festival Because Of Bomb Threat

Police have canceled this weekend’s fireworks festival in Jaffrey because of a bomb threat.

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All Things Considered
1:06 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

It's a Pot Roast in a Sandwich - and an Award-Winning One, at that

The Yankee Flip, possibly the best sandwich in New Hampshire. Just don't expect to eat it while driving.
Courtesy Miller's Cafe and Bakery

Northern New Hampshire may be home to the best sandwich in the state.

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NH News
8:36 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

LGC Must Refund More Than $50 Million To N.H. Cities And Towns

A hearings officer has ruled the Local Government Center must refund more than $50 million to its clients – New Hampshire cities and towns.

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Elections 2012
5:28 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Sen. Ayotte To Address Republican National Convention

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly  Ayotte will be addressing the Republican Party's national convention in Florida this month.

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Elections 2012
5:24 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

President Visits N.H. Saturday; Romney and Ryan Campaign Monday

President Barack Obama will stop in Windham and Rochester when he visits New Hampshire this weekend.

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NH News
4:28 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Smuttynose Breaking Ground on Hampton Facility

Smuttynose Brewery breaks ground tonight on its new facility in Hampton about 10 miles down the coast from its current location in Portsmouth.


Smuttynose says it’s moving to Hampton to support its growth.


The brewery has been creating craft beers in New Hampshire since 1994. After the company produced 15,000 barrels in 2006, its status changed from a ‘micro-brewery’ to a ‘regional independent brewery.’


But Smuttynose president, Peter Egelston, says there’s more to the move than acquiring more space.

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NH News
7:01 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Granite State Athlete to Compete in Paralympics

New Hampshire athlete Victoria Arlen headed to Europe Wednesday in preparation for the Paralympics on August 29.

Victoria Arlen’s chances at a medal are pretty good. The Exeter High school senior broke two world records for competitive swimming at the Paralympics trial this past June. Arlen was an avid swimmer before an undiagnosed spinal inflammation put her in a vegetative state at age 11, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

Only three years after waking from her coma she broke records in the 100 and 400-meter freestyle, securing her place on the U.S. team.

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North Country
7:00 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Almost A Year Later, Still Coping With Irene's Damage

Chris Jensen NHPR

It was a year ago at the end of this month that Tropical Storm Irene hit New Hampshire and when it comes to the White Mountain National Forest there are still plenty of unwelcome reminders.

Sound of ground-to-helicopter communications…

That’s Erin Lane and she’s making arrangements for a helicopter to make a sweeping turn and then hover over a clearing about two miles up the Zealand Trail in a part of Bethlehem that is within the White Mountain National Forest.

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