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2:55 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR

These events are compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

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

FRIENDS-N-NEIGHBORS THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE, WHITEFIELD

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1:24 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Tune-In! Vice Presidential Debate

Lead in text: 
NHPR will have live NPR coverage of the vice presidential debate held this evening at Centre College in Danville, Ky. GOP Rep. Paul Ryan will challenge Vice President Joe Biden in a 90-minute debate on foreign and domestic issues. Coverage of the debate will begin at 9 p.m., following a special at 8 p.m. from WNYC Radio’s “Swing State Radio Network.”
NPR's coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Ky. Live: audio of the speeches, analysis and chat.
Word of Mouth
12:00 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Once Upon A Midnight Dreary...

Credit Yeliseev / Flickr Creative Commons

Here is Sean Hurley's unabridged reading of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy!

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NH News
5:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

To Get Kids Eating Vegetables, Get Them Growing Vegetables

Any parent can tell you that sweet foods are an easier sell to kids than, say, sprouts or salad. But with more than a quarter of New Hampshire struggling with obesity, researchers at Keene State College are working on innovative ways to get children as young as three years old hooked on vegetables.

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Education
6:11 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval

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Last month New Hampshire Charter Schools in development got some very bad news: the board of education voted that they would no longer be approving new applications. Their reason: the state is all out of funding for such schools.

Charter school advocates blasted the decision, saying it made no sense, because the new schools would fall under next biennium’s budget. Wednesday the Attorney General’s office told lawmakers if they want to get money to those schools, they’ll have to change the laws.

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NH News
4:04 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

State Ends Fiscal 2012 With $13.8m Surplus

Governor Lynch credits state department heads for managing wisely. Legislative leaders, meanwhile credit their spending plan.

The Governor says very aggressive fiscal management allowed for the small surplus. Lynch stressed to reporters that the challenge was made steep by a GOP crafted budget that he says made inappropriate cuts. 

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North Country
3:13 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Northern Pass Helped Pick Key Consultant for DOE, Conservation Law Foundation Asserts

The Conservation Law Foundation says the U.S. Department of Energy made a serious mistake by again allowing Northern Pass to help pick the consultants responsible for the crucial environmental impact statement.

“The concern is that the integrity of the federal review is at great risk,” Christophe Courchesne, a lawyer at the foundation, said Wednesday.

The DOE did not respond to the issue raised by the foundation.

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Elections 2012
2:24 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Pappas And Burns Face Off In First Debate

District 4 Executive Council candidates Chris Pappas and Bob Burns met in debate Wednesday. They are vying to replace outgoing councilor Ray Weiczorek.

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Elections 2012
5:30 am
Wed October 10, 2012

In District 7, N.H. Senate Seat Is Up For Grabs

Yard signs for Andrew Hosmer, Democratic candidate for Senate in District 7. Hosmer is up against Republican Josh Youssef this November
Courtesy Photo

This year there are nine state senators not returning to their seats. Most of the chairs are being vacated by Republicans, and that’s got Democrats banking on winning some of those seats back. And in district 7, one traditionally red seat is up for grabs.

With eight incumbent Republicans leaving their seats, and only one Democrat, even Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley will tell you it’s not an ideal situation.

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Elections 2012
5:03 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

N.H. Court: New Voter Registration Law On Hold

In a 3-2 decision, New Hampshire's Supreme Court has sided with a lower court judge and left a new voter registration law on hold.

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Health
5:01 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Meningitis Outbreak Threatens New Hampshire Patients

http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-map.html

No patients in New Hampshire have tested positive for fungal meningitis as the national outbreak continues to grow.

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NH News
4:03 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Driver Dies After Swerving To Avoid Bear

New Hampshire State Police say a 24-year-old motorist died after swerving to avoid a bear that had been struck by another vehicle and killed on Interstate 89 in Hopkinton.

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Word of Mouth
12:00 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

The World Cup of Sandwich, NH

Credit Leo Greene

If you’ve spent any time in the town of Sandwich, New Hampshire, you may have picked up on its eclectic mix of preserved antiquity and progressiveness, with old clean-walled farmhouses occupied by inventors, artists, even a locally-grown internet service provider. Sandwich may be yesterday on the outside, but it’s tomorrow on the in.  As Sean Hurley reports, this dichotomy finds an unusual expression on the town soccer field a few days before the annual Sandwich Fair. And while many towns see carnies as an invading force, to residents of this town, they’re welcome competitors.

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Top Stories
10:54 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Top Stories: Gubernatorial Forum On Healthcare, State Workers: Overpaid, Underpaid, Or Just Right?

Credit Credit neilalderney123 via Flickr / Creative Commons

A list of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire.

1) North Country: Kayaker Who Died Was Official With National Whitewater Organization   ​The kayaker who died recently in the Franconia Notch State Park was the Northeast Stewardship director for the American Whitewater organization.

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Elections 2012
5:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

N.H. Tea Party Looks To Replicate 2010 Gains

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2010 was a great year for Republicans, as they secured veto-proof majorities in Concord. The energy of the Tea Party was one reason why.

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