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NH News
6:08 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Gov. Lynch Calls Shooting A Horrible Tragedy

New Hampshire's governor and governor-elect are expressing sympathy for the victims of a shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.

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NH News
1:56 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

PSNH Rates Likely To Rise

Most New Hampshire residents are likely to see their electric bills go up from 7.11 cents a kilowatt hour to 9.54 cents starting in January. The average PSNH customer could be paying somewhere between $6 and $8 more per month come January 1st making PSNH bills around 25 percent higher than their competitors.

PSNH Spokesman Mike Skelton says environmental obligations increase the cost of electricity, but one has hit PSNH particularly hard.

Skelton: The biggest portion of that 1.44 cents per kilowatt hour is the scrubber.

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NH News
10:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Review: Failures In Preparation, Breakdowns In Communication In Greenland Drug Raid

The findings of the review commission in the Greenland shooting were released Friday.
Michael Brindley, NHPR

An independent review has concluded a trained tactical team should have been used in a Greenland drug raid earlier this year.

The determination was among numerous critiques in a report issued Friday. 

The review commission characterized the operations plan of the drug raid in Greenland on April 12 as lacking sufficient detail.

The report questioned the timing of the raid and raised concerns about management and oversight of the operation.

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NH News
4:54 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Two N.H. Lawmakers Work Across Aisle To Craft Education Funding Amendment

Failing to reach consensus on a constitutional amendment to change the state’s education funding formula has become an annual rite of passage for lawmakers.

But Democratic Representative Gary Richardson of Hopkinton believes next year will be different.

Richardson is working with state Senator Nancy Stiles, a Hampton Republican, to come up with a proposed amendment to be considered in the next legislative session.

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NH News
3:09 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Project Homeless Connect Event Gives Access To Social Services, Food, Clothing

The Green Street Community Center in Concord hosted the Project Homeless Connect event Wednesday.
Michael Brindley, NHPR

Erin Fennelly couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she put the finishing touches on a haircut Wednesday morning.

A haircut with Fennelly normally costs $22 at Peter’s Images Unlimited salon.  But this haircut is free.

It’s part of the Project Homeless Connect event in Concord.

The project is a national effort, meant to gather health and social services under one roof for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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NH News
10:10 am
Wed December 12, 2012

NRC Continues To Study Deteriorating Concrete At Seabrook

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there are no immediate safety concerns at the Seabrook nuclear power plant.

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NH News
9:53 am
Wed December 12, 2012

On 12/12/12, Here Are 12 Things You May Not Know About N.H.

New Hampshire Statehouse
Credit Ben McLeod / Flickr Creative Commons

It's 12/12/12 (also known as mic check day...get it?).

Barring some major breakthroughs in science that will get y0u to Jan. 1, 2101,  this is the last repeating date you'll see in your lifetime. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, here's a compilation of a dozen random facts about New Hampshire you may or may not already know. Be a showoff. Share them with your friends.

1. The first mechanical alarm clock was invented by Levi Hutchins of Concord in 1787.

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NH News
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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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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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.

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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