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3:01 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

FairPoint: Internet Outage Resolved After 12 Hours

FairPoint internet service is back up and running in New Hampshire and Maine after being down since late last night.

The cause and scope of the outage is still unknown, according to FairPoint’s Public Relations Manager Jeff Nevins.

“What we do know is that it’s intermittent for some. That some people can get on and have been able to access the internet…”

The DSL internet service was restored at about two o’clock today. FairPoint Communications services more than six hundred and thirty five thousand access lines in New Hampshire and Maine.

NH News
2:38 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Six Properties added to New Hampshire's Registry of Historic Places

The Freedom Roller Shed
Courtesy of the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

Six properties have been added to the NH state register of historic places. 

One of the unusual properties added this quarter: a roller shed in Freedom.

To be frank, it’s not an architectural prize to be looked at… but certainly, from its historical value, that’s an entirely different story.  

That’s Elizabeth Muzzey - Director of the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources.

Built in 1901, the shed once housed Freedom’s large-road grading equipment.

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NH News
5:53 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Gov Lynch to Nominate 6 Circuit Court Judges

Governor John Lynch announced Tuesday he will nominate six people to the state’s circuit courts during the Governor and Council meeting that will take place Wednesday morning at ten in Manchester.

The Governor’s nominees include Paul Moore of Bedford, Mark Weaver of Greenland, Lawrence MacLeod of Lebanon, Jennifer Lemire of Stratham, Julie Introcaso of Manchester and Susan Carbon of Chichester. All were recommended by the Governor’s Judicial Selection Commission. Lynch spokesman, Colin Manning, says the Governor believes all the nominees are well-suited to serve the public.

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NH News
5:32 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

OSHA Cites Ten Contractors from Merrimack Outlet Construction

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking more than 173,000 dollars in fines against 10 construction contractors who worked on building the Merrimack Premium Outlets.

The contractors came from six different states to work on the Merrimack Outlet construction. OSHA’s Concord Area Office conducted the investigation starting in January, according to New Hampshire area director Rosemarie Ohar.

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NH News
3:58 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Fair is Big Business For NH Craftsmen

The annual League of New Hampshire Crafts Fair at Mt. Sunapee  is now in its 79th year.

The show opened this past Saturday, and is the oldest, longest-running crafts fair in the country.

About 200 exhibitors are showcasing their wares.  

And most of them spent close to a year leading up to what they call, not just a fair, but the Fair.

Artists are nailing down floors, draping curtains and hanging up lights to get their booths ready for the annual New Hampshire Crafts Fair.

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NH News
4:07 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

DHHS Revises Testing Plan for Hepatitis C Outbreak

Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services Nicholas Toumpas annoucing the new plan to test patients exposed to Hepatitis C
Sam Evans-Brown

The Department of Health and Human Services has revised its plan for testing patients who were exposed to the Hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital.

DHHS says that during the past week the estimated number of patients who might have been exposed to Hepatitis C has been reduced to around 3,300, because many of the names on the list were repeats. They say in the new plan to test those patients there are 4 locations: in Stratham, Plaistown, Manchester and Rochester starting August 10th.  

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NH News
2:43 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

E.P.A. Proposes Lower Nitrogen Limit For Portsmouth

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a higher limit for Nitrogen discharge from Portsmouth’s wastewater treatment plant.  But city officials are still unsure whether it will actually save the city money.

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NH News
5:37 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

First Lady Campaigns In Laconia

Sam Evans-Brown

The First Lady defended the president's health care law before a very receptive crowd in the Laconia Middle School Gym.

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NH News
4:00 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

The Mile Still Matters To Track & Field

From ryunrunning.com

Track and field has a numbers problem. As in, there are just too many of them. The 60, 26.2, 4-by-8, 2-oh-3, 5, 8, 10k…

Back in the 1950s, there was one number that mattered.

"I think there are only a handful of achievements like breaking 4 minutes for the first time, in any sport, that comes close to what Roger Bannister has done." 

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NH News
10:34 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Would A Modest Economic Revival Lure Coos Young Adults Back Home?

Eighty-one percent of Coos County’s 2009 high school graduates say they don’t see job opportunities for themselves at home. And, more than 60 percent say they see those opportunities getting scarcer. That's according to the most recent survey results from the Carsey Institute's 10-year Coos Youth Study, published this week.

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NH News
9:25 am
Thu August 2, 2012

State Aid for Water Infrastructure Falls; Extreme Rain Events Rise

Flikr Creative Commons / blmurch

New Hampshire towns looking to improve their environmental infrastructure – think drinking, storm-water, and wastewater projects – can go to the State to get some help paying for those projects. But since 2008 the State hasn’t been able to fund its part of the deal, and as the weather gets wilder, that could mean trouble down the road.

In 2008, the small town of Jaffrey completed construction of a brand-new wastewater treatment plant, says selectman Don MacIssac.

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NH News
5:25 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Olympic Kayak Paddles Made in New Hampshire: A Family Legacy

Peter Mitchell working on Greenland-style kayak paddles.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Earlier this week, at the London Olympics, the American team competed in the double canoe slalom. That’s when two men kneel inside a kayak and work together to navigate an obstacle course on whitewater rapids. If you watched this on NBC, you might have caught a glimpse of a pair of paddles made in New Hampshire.

In rustic Canaan, New Hampshire, Peter Mitchell is hard at work sanding a freshly carved double-bladed kayak paddle.

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NH News
3:42 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

N.H. Man Accused Of Setting Sub Fire To Stay In Jail

A civilian worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine has been ordered to stay in jail pending trial.

Casey James Fury, of Portsmouth, N.H., faces up to life in prison if convicted of two counts of arson at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

The 24-year-old defendant had asked to be released on home confinement, but a magistrate judge says Fury poses too great a risk to society.

NH News
3:39 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Chick-fil-A Manager In N.H. To Help Gay Pride Fest

The manager of a Chick-fil-A in Nashua, N.H., is donating sandwiches to an upcoming festival celebrating gay rights.

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NH News
1:37 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Michelle Obama Visits New Hampshire Thursday

Michelle Obama will begin her tour in Holderness at a private fundraiser.

She will then have two public events, one at Laconia Middle School and the other at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.

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