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7:24 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Indictment Arrives For Hepatitis C Suspect

A former hospital employee at the center of a Hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire is facing new federal charges.

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NH News
5:41 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Record Hunting Season Means Good Business For Taxidermists

Rick Bewersdorf and Amy Morrill in their Wilton taxidermy shop.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern

For taxidermists like Rick Bewersdorf, business is booming.

"We're hoping for anywhere from 20 to 40 deer heads this year," said Bewersdorf, who has a workshop in a barn in Nashua. "We've already got seven full mount bear in with some rugs."

Rifle season for whitetail deer began only a couple of weeks ago. But already, wildlife officials say the state has topped its record for registered deer kills  compared to the previous nine years.

That's good news for taxidermists.

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NH News
3:55 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Wood Pellet Company To Pay $100K Fine For Safety Violations

A Jaffrey company cited by federal regulators for workplace safety violations after a series of explosions and fires has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and to take significant steps to prevent future problems.

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NH News
3:30 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

President Signs N.H. Request For Sandy Disaster Declaration

Hurricane Sandy
Credit NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr Creative Commons

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in New Hampshire following Superstorm Sandy.

On Wednesday, the president ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the storm from October 26 to November 8. The declaration covers the counties of Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan.

Gov. John Lynch submitted the request for a disaster declaration on Nov. 15.

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NH News
2:31 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Seabrook Engineers Continue To Study Deteriorating Concrete

Alan Griffith of Seabrook Station at containment dome model.
Credit Roger Wood

Officials from the Seabrook Nuclear Plant say the plant is operating safely, despite concrete deterioration found in some structures.

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NH News
5:38 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

State's Biggest Agency Asks For Budget Increase

The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for $321 million more to cover their programs for the next two years.   

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NH News
2:51 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

First Public Boat Ramp On Lake Winnipesaukee

After many years of trying, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has finally acquired a boat ramp on the state's largest lake.

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NH News
5:06 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Hassan Opens Budget Hearings With A Warning

Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan is telling executive branch agencies to rein in spending requests for New Hampshire’s next two-year budget. The new spending proposed by agency heads is 19 percent more than is funded in the current budget.

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NH News
4:45 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Eagle Rescued In N.H. From R.I.

A bald eagle that was rescued from an animal trap by New Hampshire police on Thanksgiving Day came from Rhode Island.

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NH News
4:39 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Six Properties Added To N.H. Register

A town hall, a tavern and two libraries are among the latest buildings to be added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

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Utilities Commission Report
7:01 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Snowtober Report Praises Unitil Response, Criticizes PSNH

During Snowtober, branches and power lines fell under the weight of wet, heavy snow
Credit James Lee / Flickr Creative Commons

A new report from the state's Public Utilities Commission finds PSNH failed to properly prepare for last year’s October snowstorm.  Meanwhile, Unitil was able to effectively restore power to customers following Snowtober. 

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Grafton Wind Project
6:44 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Newfound Lake Group Opposes Grafton Wind Project

A Newfound Lake group has come out in opposition to the proposed wind farm
Credit Mark Seymour / Flickr Creative Commons

The Newfound Lake Region Association is adding its voice to those opposing a new wind farm. As proposed, the Wild Meadows Wind Power Project would include 37 turbines spaced out over six-thousand acres leased in Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton.  At the blades’ peak, the towers would be 400-feet tall. 

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Nashua Holiday Stroll
7:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Nashua Holiday Stroll Drums-Up Interest In Buying Local

Shopkeeper Richard Young says the annual Holiday Stroll helps bring new customers into the shop
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern / NHPR

After the leftovers from a hefty Thanksgiving dinner are put away, it’s become a tradition for many consumers to head to the malls. But one shop-local initiative wants to lure customers away from the huge Black Friday sales — and stir up some excitement about downtown retail.

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Black Friday Competition
7:30 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Downtown Nashua Competes Against New Outlets For Holiday Shoppers

Cheryl Plunkett's Fresh boutique is one of many stores in downtown Nashua working to lure customers away from the new outlet stores
Credit Courtesy of Fresh

Nashua’s downtown retail district is located only a few miles away from mammoth chain stores to the south and the recently-opened outlet center to the north in Merrimack.  As the holiday shopping season kicks off this weekend, the mom-and-pop stores face stiff competition.

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NH News
6:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

N.H. Food Bank Expects To Fill Gap If Congress Cuts Food Stamps

The New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester.
Ryan Lessard NHPR


The New Hampshire Food Bank has been struggling to keep up with the demand of a growing number of residents. And these challenges might be compounded by budget cuts proposed by Congress.

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