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5:57 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers

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The idea for doubling the value of food stamps at farmer’s markets came to Gus Schumacher in 1980. He was in Boston helping his brother, a farmer, clean up at the end of the day.

"I was packing up a box of pears at the Dorchester Fields Corner Farmer’s Market. And the box fell apart, and all the pears went into the gutter."

Schumacher figured he’d have to throw away the pears.

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4:47 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

6,000 More Need Testing in Hepatitis C Outbreak

Public Health officials have announced that approximately 6,000 more patients of Exeter Hospital need to be tested for Hepatitis C. Anyone who had inpatient surgery or treatment in the ICU between April, 2011 and May, 2012 are encouraged to attend a testing clinic at Exeter High School this weekend.

Last week, 32-year old David Kwiatkowski was charged with stealing syringes of pain medication before  reusing them on patients in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, where we has employed as a medical technician.

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4:06 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Speaker O'Brien: Will Seek to Outlaw Gay Marriage If Re-elected

New Hampshire Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien says he would again seek to outlaw gay marriage in the state if he wins another term as Speaker.

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3:59 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

O'Brien Defends Higher Ed Cuts and Targets UNH

New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien says the University of New Hampshire and its workers need to be more efficient. O’Brien, while speaking on NHPR’s the Exchange, defended lawmaker’s nearly fifty percent cut to higher ed funding, the largest in the nation. The Speaker also criticized UNH for increasing its tuition and, he says, not making the cuts necessary to become efficient.

 “Its union is seeking a 16 percent increase in its pay. Its workers are inefficient and unproductive. They don’t teach as many hours as they can.”

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8:06 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Merrimack Valley Teacher Wrestles With Life After Layoff

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In part five of the StateImpact series “Getting By, Getting Ahead” reporter Amanda Loder talks with a recently laid-off teacher in the Merrimack Valley. In this series, StateImpact is traveling across New Hampshire, gathering personal stories from the people behind the economy.
Jillian Corey seems to belong at Memorial High School in Manchester. A teacher here for five years, she easily navigates the school’s network of dimly lit hallways, decorated with computer printouts and hand-written signs.
NH News
1:53 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

NHRS: Last Year Tough for the Pension Fund

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The New Hampshire Retirement System says last year the fund that pays for the pensions of the state’s public sector works grew by only .7 percent. That was seven percent shy of what the fund’s directors hope for.

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1:11 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Kittery Residents Relieved After Arrests in U.S.S. Miami Fires

Kittery, Maine residents are relieved that there has been an apparent resolution to the U.S.S. Miami fire and smaller blaze nearby at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. 

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10:47 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Worker Charged With Arson In Maine Sub Fire

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jhi L. Scott

A civilian worker has admitted to starting a fire aboard the U.S.S. Miami nuclear submarine last May.  The fire caused $400 million in damage, and was followed by another suspicious dock fire.

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10:30 am
Sat July 21, 2012

Google's Get Your Business Online Event Launches In Hooksett

Emily Corwin

53 percent of small businesses in New Hampshire aren't online, says Jamie Hill, a Google spokesperson.  That, she says, is bad for Google, and bad for small businesses, too.  

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NH News
3:15 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Tech In Hepatitis C Case Had Worked At Johns Hopkins

A spokesman for The Johns Hopkins Hospital says a man accused of causing a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire previously worked at the Baltimore hospital.

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NH News
5:48 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Shaheen Calls For Extension To Violence Against Women Act

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and other Democrats are trying to Increase pressure on the House to pass an extension to the Violence Against Women Act before they head out of town in August.

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NH News
5:40 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

State to Continue Monitoring Hospital C.E.O. Pay

The state Director of Charitable Trusts Anthony Blenkinsop says transparency is the way to move forward with determining how to evaluate and compensate executives. Blenkinsop joined NHPR on The Exchange Thursday.

This is something that we want to make sure we’re continuing to monitor yearly to ensure that there’s current information out there for the public. We look forward to a dialogue with the hospital association in ways of developing best practices— how can we improve the process.

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2:22 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Former Exeter Hospital Employee Charged In Hepatitis C Outbreak

On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of David Kwiatowski. The 32-year old was arrested at a Massachusetts hospital, where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed medical condition. US Attorney John Kacavas says the charges include tampering with a consumer product and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

“What we’ve been able to uncover is evidence that this defendant was diverting Fentanyl, at the least and perhaps other drugs as well.”

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NH News
4:26 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Widespread Drought Affects New Hampshire

The country is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. Although New Hampshire has avoided the brunt of the drought damage, the loss of crops from the Midwest has far reaching consequences.

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10:39 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Judd Gregg Pushes To Keep Politics Out of Debt Talks

Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg was back in Washington Tuesday. The Republican is trying to pressure political leaders to put aside their differences and address the nation’s debt problem.

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