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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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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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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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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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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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NH News
11:38 am
Fri February 8, 2013

By Using #NemoNH, Gov. Hassan Wades Into Naming Dispute

A tweet by Governor Maggie Hassan earlier Friday
Credit Courtesy of Twitter

  Governor Maggie Hassan wants to coordinate winter storm updates on Twitter.

But in doing that, she’s also acknowledged a storm naming convention that’s been somewhat controversial in the world of meteorology.

Hassan is encouraging people and media outlets to use the hasthag #NemoNH when tweeting information about the storm.

“@NHPatch, please encourage your sites to use #NemoNH tag, thank you,” Hassan tweeted earlier today.

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8:56 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet Of Snow On N.H.

As the sun was setting, clean up crews were still out and active in Hooksett.
Sara Plourde, NHPR

A Section of seawall in Rye has collapsed, closing another section of Route 1A on the
Seacoast. 

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NH News
5:34 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Hardware Stores See Big Business Leading Up To Storm

John Majewski of Aubuchon Hardware in Nashua stocks up on snow shovels.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern

People around the region are preparing for what may be the epic storm of the winter. And that’s good news for some businesses.

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NH News
4:43 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

House Hears Bill To Ban Prison Privatization

The bill to ban private prisons comes as the state continues to evaluate bids from private contractors for three potential projects: a 1500 bed facility for men; a 200 bed facility for women and a third co-ed prison.

The lead sponsor of the proposed ban, Keene Democrat Tim Robertson, says NH needs to stay far away from letting for profit companies run NH prisons.

"There is no evidence that they can actually save you money and the incentive is for them to get more money out of us by keeping people in longer and in longer and treating them worse."

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NH News
3:50 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Many N.H. Schools Closed Friday

Schools around the area have begun to cancel classes on Friday, and many Saturday activities have also been called off.

Click here for those listings:

School closing information from WMUR

NH News
12:16 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

N.H. Town Officials Weigh Postponing Weekend Meetings, Events Early

Officials in Granite State cities and towns are checking weather forecasts today, as they decide whether to postpone events this weekend due to the impending snow storm.

Londonderry is one of several towns scheduled to hold a deliberative session this weekend. It’s part of the annual town meeting process.

Londonderry School District Business Administrator Peter Curro says a decision about whether to postpone the town’s school deliberative session will be made Friday morning.

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NH News
10:32 am
Thu February 7, 2013

N.H. National Guard Deployment Ceremony Postponed Because Of Storm

Some organizations are changing their schedules as a major winter storm makes it way toward New Hampshire.

A deployment ceremony planned Friday night for a New Hampshire Army National Guard unit has been rescheduled.

The ceremony for the 237th Military Police Company will now be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m.

The event will be at the Southern New Hampshire University field house in Manchester.

The National Weather Service says snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 feet are possible in much of the state late Friday into Saturday.

NH News
4:43 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

N.H. Fish And Game Warns Of Unsafe Ice On Winnipesaukee, Other Lakes

This NH Civil Air Patrol photo taken on 02/06/2013 shows open water near Welch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Credit New Hampshire Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are warning that ice conditions are unsafe on parts of Lake Winnipesaukee and other large lakes.

A recent aerial survey of Lake Winnipesaukee by the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol revealed treacherous ice conditions on some parts of the lake.

That includes an area of open water near Welch Island.

Sgt. Dave Eskeland with New Hampshire Fish and Game says this winter season has been unusually bad for ice making.

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