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2:48 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Reopening 12 Beds At State Hospital Part Of Plan To Improve Mental Health Care

New Hampshire Hospital
Credit Thomas Fearon

The state Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to temporarily reopen 12 beds at the state’s psychiatric hospital.

The state now needs to find more than $2 million to cover the cost.

Mental health advocates say the plan to add beds at New Hampshire Hospital is an encouraging first step in addressing long waiting lists for treatment.

But Ken Norton with the state chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill says there is still much work to be done.

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LGC Order
6:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

12 Towns Push For Share Of $52 Million LGC Order

The LGC disputes the 12 towns' interpretation of last summer's order
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

A group of New Hampshire towns have banded together to demand the Local Government Center return a chunk of their insurance premiums.  Last summer, a hearing officer ruled that for years, the LGC had overcharged communities for its health insurance program.  And the LGC was ordered to return more than $52 million to members

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NH News
5:09 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Shaheen, Ayotte Proposals For Fiscal Cliff Deal Reflect National Partisan Debate

With a Jan. 1 deadline for the so-called fiscal cliff looming, New Hampshire’s senators are in the Granite State and discussing what needs to be done to reach a deal. 

At an event meant to celebrate New Hampshire’s all-female delegation last week, the most excited crowd reaction came when the discussion turned to dealing with the nation’s fiscal issues.

“The biggest issue for me is that we are 16 trillion in debt," Sen. Kelly Ayotte said during a celebration of the state's all-female delegation last week.

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Environment
4:42 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Scientists To Test N.H.-Maine River With Dye

State and federal scientists in New Hampshire and Maine are planning to release a dye into the Piscataqua River to help determine if the area is suitable for recreational shellfish harvesting.

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Environment
4:40 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Anti-Wind Group Getting Organized

Credit Mark Seymour / Flickr Creative Commons

Opponents of proposed wind farms in the Newfound Lake region are getting organized. They hope that they’re forming the foundation of a state-wide anti-wind effort. Newfound Lake Wind Watch has changed its name to New Hampshire Wind Watch: it has a new website, work committees, petitions and letter writing campaigns.

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NH News
4:20 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

N.H. Towns File Complaint With Securities Regulators

A dozen New Hampshire towns have filed a complaint arguing they are being deprived of their share of $52 million being refunded by the group that manages health insurance pools for public workers and retirees.

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NH News
3:22 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Poll: N.H. Voters Support Raising Taxes On Richest 2 Percent

NEC Center for Civic Engagement

A new poll released by New England College shows a majority of Granite Staters favor raising taxes on families with incomes above $250,000 a year.

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NH News
12:16 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

N.H. Fish And Game Offering Free Ice Fishing Classes

If you're planning on trying your hand at ice fishing this winter, probably best to brush up on the dos and don'ts before heading out.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s "Let’s Go Fishing Program," in partnership with other groups, is offering several free ice fishing class. They are open to anyone, though those under 16 are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. Those planning on going are asked to call ahead to reserve spaces.

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Folk Show
10:10 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 12.9.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

How Can I Keep From Singing/ Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen/ Christmas Morning/ Woodpecker

New Boots/ Mark Henley/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

Barbara Allen/ Long Time Courting/ LTC Sampler/ Long Time Courting

You Don't Have To Move That Mountain/ Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott/ We're Usually A Lot Better Than This/ Full Lights

The Rearview Mirror/ Sometimes Why/ Sometimes Why/ Sometimes Why

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Folk Show
9:30 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Folk Calendar 12.9.12

Wednesday, December 12


>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Drylongso Coffeehouse ~ North Conway, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-662-7591



Thursday, December 13


>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Four Corners Grill ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899 www.flyinggoose.com/



Friday, December 14

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NH News
8:15 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Bah Humbug! Thieves Snag Lights From Boscawen Christmas Tree - Twice

Thieves have stolen the lights off a small New Hampshire town's Christmas tree twice in less than a week.

Officials in Boscawen say someone stole the bottom set of lights off the town tree in the overnight hours last Monday or Tuesday just hours after firefighters had put the lights up. The tree has been a tradition in Boscawen for decades, standing by the road at a well-traveled junction.

Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat December 8, 2012

B.R.I.N.G. I.T.!

Sevda Islamova (right) and her fellow trainee are learning to become nurse.
CSenter

The BRING IT Nursing Program, part of the New Hampshire Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project, encourages minority youth to consider careers in nursing. Sevda Islamova is a Turkish immigrant from Russia who joined the program.

Sevda: : In the program, I learned how to take blood pressure, CPR, first aid care, and most importantly, I learned that I need to believe in myself. If you don’t believe in yourself you won’t be able to achieve anything.

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Environment
5:42 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Seacoast Scientists Say Great Bay Is In "Stasis"

The Great Bay Estuary has been called the most studied estuary in the country, and many who watch this ecosystem worry that it is on the verge of a collapse
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A new report out Friday finds that the Great Bay Estuary is still struggling. Every 3 years the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, or PREP releases its State Of Our Estuaries report. The report’s data plays into an ongoing battle over the cost of new wastewater treatment plants on the seacoast.

If you’ve been following the efforts of conservation groups on the Seacoast, PREP’s data from the last three years are no big surprise.

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NH News
5:42 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Historic Bridges House Gets A Makeover

The Bridges House in 1977

The newly renovated Bridges House, New Hampshire’s official but unused governor’s residence is now opened for tours.


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Health
5:11 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Report: State Ranks Last In Anti-Smoking Efforts

Credit Justin Shearer / Flick/Creative Commons

A new report ranks New Hampshire last in the nation when it comes to funding anti-smoking programs.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual release says that New Hampshire allocated zero state funds for tobacco prevention efforts this fiscal year.

That’s despite the fact that the state collected more than $250 million dollars in tobacco tax revenue combined with the state’s portion of a 1998 settlement agreement.

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