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6:54 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Hassan Calls For Cooperation

Democrat Maggie Hassan said it early, and she said it often: NH’s leaders need to reach across the aisle.

“The people if NH have made it clear that they want to restore balance, that they want us to work together.”

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5:14 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Family Of Kidnapped N.H. Journalist Speaks Out

The freelance journalist James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire was taken captive in northern Syria on Thanksgiving Day. Now, after weeks of silence, his family is speaking out.


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4:56 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Nashua School District Fast Tracks Security Upgrades After CT Shooting

Charlotte Avenue Elementary School in Nashua.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern

In the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., the Nashua School District is putting its security upgrades on the fast track.

Nashua’s Board of Education is moving forward with a nearly $2 million upgrade to the security systems in its 17 schools.

It’s almost the same plan the board proposed three years ago, but then delayed because of budget restraints.

But the assault at Sandy Hook Elementary School is prompting the district to ramp up the pace on two items in the system.

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NH News
5:03 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

N.H. Journalist Jim Foley Kidnapped In Syria

The family of an international journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire says gunmen in Syria kidnapped him on Thanksgiving Day.

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3:46 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

A.G.: Criminal History Bars Nashua Transgender Woman From Holding Office

Stacie Laughton
Credit Image courtesy of Twitter

An opinion from Attorney General Michael Delaney issued Monday concludes a Nashua woman is ineligible to run for office because of her criminal history.

As a result of the opinion, Stacie Laughton says she plans to withdraw her candidacy for special election to fill the vacant seat representing Hillsborough County District 31.

Voters elected Laughton to the seat in November, but she stepped down after reports surfaced about past felony convictions.

Laughton later reconsidered and filed paperwork last week to run as a candidate in the special election.

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NH News
10:46 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Guinta Votes Against Last-Minute Fiscal Cliff Deal; Bass, Ayotte, Shaheen Vote In Favor

Rep. Frank Guinta
Credit Jason Meserve, NHPR

Representative Frank Guinta was the only member of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation to vote against the last-minute deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

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NH News
9:21 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Making It Yourself Just Got Easier

12-year old Sebastian Logue works on his 'tank robot thing' at the Port City Makerspace.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

‘Do it yourself-ers’ can do only so much without the right tools. Drills, torches, saws and soldering equipment can take up precious  room in the basement, and there are limits to what you can accomplish with duct tape.

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5:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Maggie Hassan's Inauguration Ceremony

Thursday, Maggie Hassan will be inaugurated as New Hampshire’s 81st governor, becoming the state’s 2nd woman to be elected to the corner office.


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NH News
6:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Upper Valley Home For Pregnant Teens Closes Its Doors

Hannah House in Lebanon, N.H.
Credit Charlotte Albright, Vermont Public Radio

Teen pregnancies have been declining for almost two decades now, and the rates in Vermont and New Hampshire are among the lowest in the nation. While that may be good news, it's also one reason a residential program for teen mothers in Lebanon, New Hampshire is closing its doors. That will leave some teens without social services they have come to depend on.

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NH News
2:38 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

N.H.'s New DUI Law Covering Prescription Drugs Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

Starting  Jan. 1, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over the counter medications or any other chemical substances is a crime in New Hampshire.

Law enforcement officials say the change will help them prosecute drivers impaired by drugs not previously covered under state law.  Lawmakers expanded the state’s driving under the influence law in 2012 and Gov. Lynch signed it into law last June.

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NH News
12:43 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Ringing In The New Year Across New Hampshire

New Hampshire communities are preparing to usher in the New Year with fireworks, parades and other First Night festivities.

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11:36 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Who Knew? Fireworks Better In Winter

Fireworks will light up the night sky tonight around New Hampshire.
Credit SJ Photography / Flick/Creative Commons

Many New Hampshire towns and cities usher in the new year tonight with fireworks displays. Turns out, winter is actually a great time of year for shows.

"The fireworks burn much cleaner. The colors are a bit brighter, because you don’t have the humid air," says Stephen Pelkey, CEO of Atlas Pyro Vision. "And it just makes for a wonderful backdrop."

The Jaffrey-based company is putting on 35 shows across New England tonight. Check local listings for events in your area.

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5:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

N.H. Lawmaker Wants To Make Training A Prerequisite To Owning Firearms

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to make it a requirement for those purchasing firearms to have to go through safety training first.

State representative Cynthia Sweeney filed her request for the legislation prior to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

But Sweeney, a Charlestown Democrat, says the tragedy makes the need for training those who own firearms more pressing.

Sweeney’s legislation would make it a requirement for anyone purchasing or acquiring a firearm to attend a gun safety course.

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NH News
8:14 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Nashua Telegraph, N.H.'s Second-Largest Newspaper, Up For Sale

The Nashua Telegraph is on the market.

Publisher Terrence L. Williams announced on Friday that the Telegraph's parent company, Independent Publications Inc., has put the newspaper up for sale.

Williams say the sale will not change the newspaper's role in the Nashua community.

The Telegraph reports that Independent Publications, based in Pennsylvania, has put its other holdings on the market, including other newspaper publications.

NH News
2:21 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Jan. 1 Law Change Makes It Legal To Carry Guns In N.H. Fish And Game Refuges

A fish and game refuge has been one of the few places in the state where carrying a firearm remained illegal.

But on Jan. 1, 2013, that changes.

Legislation passed earlier this year and signed into law by Governor John Lynch in June legalizes the carrying of a firearm, concealed or exposed, in a fish and game refuge.

But there’s a provision making it a misdemeanor to discharge the firearm for the purposes of hunting.

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