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3:17 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

PSNH Files to Adjust Rates

PSNH's Merrimack Station
Flkr Creative Commons / PSNH

Public Service of New Hampshire has asked for a change in how much it charges consumers for electricity.

PSNH asked the Public Utilities Commission for a ten percent decrease in the price it charges for electricity. But any savings consumers might see would be eaten up by a simultaneous increase in the Stranded Cost Recovery charge.

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NH News
4:57 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Turkey Season Opens, Thanks to Turkey Restoration Project

In the spring, hunters are only allowed to take one tom turkey.
Flkr Creative Commons / US Fish and Wildlife

Today is the first day of a quintessential Granite State tradition: turkey hunting season.

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NH News
5:25 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Hybrid Car Races are a Bridge from Students to Carmakers

Flkr Creative Commons / Plug in America

This week some of the world’s top engineering students converge at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to race hybrid cars. The cars are student designed and built, and for some of those students, a good showing at Loudon is a ticket to ride.

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NH News
10:38 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Occupy NH Stages May Day Protest in Dover

The Occupy Movement held May-Day rallies all over the across the country yesterday. In New Hampshire the protest was focused on immigration reform.

Around ninety protesters in Dover were entertained by music from the “Leftist Marching Band”, as they rallied to support immigrants in the Granite state

Immigration activist Eva Castillo MC’ed the Event.

"We have to press our congress-people and our senators to pass immigration reform," Castillo called from Dover's city hall steps,"Every day that goes on without immigration reform families get split apart."

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NH News
6:13 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

AG Launches Review of Greenland Shootings

The New Hampshire Attorney General has appointed a team to review the actions surrounding the shooting last month that left Greenland’s police chief dead and wounded four other officers.

The AG also gave a detailed account of how the officers were shot.

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NH News
5:15 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Curriculum Comes Under Scrutiny

Todd Bookman/NHPR

Students from Bedford High School packed a Senate hearing to show their support for the International Baccalaureate program.

Bedford was the first school in the State to adopt IB, which supporters compare to rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

In March, the New Hampshire House overwhelmingly backed a measure that would effectively prohibit schools from using the controversial curriculum.

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NH News
10:52 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

LGC Hearing Underway

Lawyers for the state described the Local Government Center as ‘unscrupulous’ and ‘unethical’ at an administrative hearing Monday.

Regulators accuse the Local Government Center – which provides insurance to cities and towns – with violating multiple state laws.

The Local Government Center says it’s acted in good faith to provide services to communities across New Hampshire.

 

Dan Gorenstein (DG): Attorney Andru Volinsky – special counsel to the Securities Bureau - came out swinging.

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NH News
4:58 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Internet Tax Ban Takes a Step Forward

Flkr Creative Commons / Steve Rhode

The Senate Finance committee has voted unanimously to recommend banning a so-called “internet tax”. The bill would clear up the confusion surrounding the state’s Communications Services Tax.

Salem Senator Chuck Morse says two months ago, internet providers approached him to say that the state was starting to get serious about collecting taxes on internet. So he decided to do something about it.

"The amendment is very simple," Morse says, "New Hampshire is making a statement, it will not tax the internet, that’s it."

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NH News
4:33 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Concord Nonprofit Banking on Trailer Parks

Gary Thuline (L) Paul Bradley (R) Thuline lives in a park that went coop back in 1991
photo: Dan Gorenstein NHPR

When you hear ‘trailer park’ lots of people often think tornadoes, or…trailer trash.

Other than that, mobile home parks are ignored, really...just invisible. But actually millions of Americans live in these communities nationwide. Where most people see little of value, the Concord-based ROC USA sees hope for the American dream.

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NH News
6:39 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills

All eyes were on the State Senate today, where lawmakers voted down a bevy of bills that would regulate abortion and allow employers to opt out of covering contraception.

State lawmakers have traditionally rejected such measures, but the issue has become a point of friction between the house and Senate. That friction is set to continue.

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NH News
5:37 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Lead Sinkers Bill Heads to the House

Flkr Creative Commons / KeithCarver

For some Granite Staters the loon represents the state in a very emotional way, and supporters of the bird were out in force on Tuesday, defending a bill that would ban lead fishing gear. The bill was being heard by the House Fish and Game Committee, and attendees over-flowed out the door of a double capacity hearing room. 

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NH News
5:22 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Manchester Sues Over House Districts

 

The City of Manchester has filed suit Monday over the plan that redraws house districts. The lawsuit has been brewing for months.

In a statement, Manchester Mayor Republican Ted Gatsas called the redistricting plan unacceptable. The suit claims the new map would deprive city residents of two to three state representatives. Earlier this year the house passed a plan that combines two Manchester wards with the town of Litchfield.

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NH News
5:06 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Trout Stocking Feels Spring Heat

A fishing license in New Hampshire goes for $35. That money helps fund the State’s six fish hatcheries, where the vast majority of trout that anglers reel in are raised. 

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All Things Considered
5:03 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Hood Museum Home to an Unconventional "Box"

Marcel Duchamp, Box in a Valise (Boîte-en-valise, Series F), 1966, mixed-media assemblage.
Courtesy Hood Museum of Art

The newest acquisition at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth is from the unconventional French artist Marcel Duchamp. It’s a Box in a Valise, part of a series of works where Duchamp reproduced past creations in miniature form and packed them into a box as a sort of portable museum.

NH News
6:17 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Thousands Mourn Slain Police Chief

 

Thursday was the funeral of Greenland Chief of Police, Michael Maloney. Maloney was killed last week  by alleged drug-dealer Cullen Mutrie while serving a search warrant. 

The story of Michael Maloney’s death has gripped the granite state during the past week: tackling one last job only days from retirement, killed while dragging a fellow officer to safety, amid gunfire that wounded four other officers.

The story of his life that has emerged in the days since the shooting paint a picture of a patrolman’s chief, a cop’s cop and a family man.

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