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May 07. 2012 4:05PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 5/7


Illegal immigrant crackdown coming to New Hampshire
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to enact its Secure Communities program in New Hampshire starting on Tuesday.

Police ID victims of triple fatal on I89
According to State Police investigation, Jason Potvin crossed the median into the southbound lane and struck a 2002 Chevy Silverado driven by John Hill, a 46-year-old Concord, N.H. man.

UNH class organizes computer donation event

State to repair portions of East Conway Road
"This comes from working with DOT," he said. "We have about $4.5 million worth of work throughout the state that wasn't going to get done."

Beth-Anne Bryar: Foster and adoptive homes needed in Carroll County

New Hampshire Man Writes Letter a Day to Mom for 30 Years

NH has lowest workplace fatality rate in nation says AFL-CIO

Forget Fast Lane, just call it E-ZPass in Mass.
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is launching an overhaul of signs at toll plazas on the turnpike, Tobin Bridge and airport tunnels to improve safety and meet federal highway guidelines.


Durham businesswoman buying N.Y. life jacket maker for $1.5M

Despite high per capita, no NH company makes Fortune 500

Northeast Utilities earnings call - Northern Pass update
"Where we are right now is in procuring the last 40 miles of the right-of-way, and I can tell you we are making very, very strong progress in lining up there right away. I think we're on half for the middle of the year, approximately August timeframe to have the right-of-way secured and then to be prepared to file with the DOE the root and then start the environmental sampling process that is required, it's a two season process, so it's kind of a spring and fall process, spring, fall, winter, so we'll be ready to go and should we stay on that schedule we would be ready to have the project go in service in late 2016. So we continue to work with HQ around the issues and technical aspects of the project, continue to line up the land, we continue to do outreach in the communities, particularly in the northern New Hampshire we continue to meet with other key stakeholders in New Hampshire to continue that influencing process around the project."

WaPo: D.C. business keeps a stable of Segways for employee use
“It makes the city smaller,” said Mason, a product engagement manager at CoStar Group. “It's nice to have an expanded range during lunch time.”

NHPR StateImpact: Federal handouts for green incubator dry up

C&S Wholesale Grocers wins award for supporting service members

Wear it 9 to 5: Office-Appropriate Perfume
The idea of employees being stopped at the door because they've doused themselves in No. 5 or getting fired because of a devotion to Angel may seem far-fetched. But in January, perfume prohibition took on a new momentum when New Hampshire State Representative Michele Peckham sponsored a bill to ban state employees from wearing scent to work. "It came about because I received a letter from a constituent who had a seizure she believed was caused by the fragrance worn by a state employee," says Peckham. "I did a lot of research and I thought it was a valid point."


Helping elderly dad give up the car keys

Photo: World's tallest flower blooms at Niagara Parks
The Amorphophallus titanum was a gift from Louis M. Ricciardiello of Gilford, NH

Irving channels ‘Garp' with transsexual wrestler

Ellen O'Donnell, 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Deerfield Community School, named NOAA Teacher at Sea
The NOAA Ship Delaware II conducts fishery and living marine resource research in support of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center's (NEFSC) Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The ship's normal operating area is the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the continental shelf and slope from Southern New England to Cape Hatteras, NC. T


More Thoughts On Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co.
The First Circuit decided Bartlett v. v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., No. 10-2277, slip op. (1st Cir. May 2, 2012) today - suggesting that it is the dangerous court of appeals in the country for defendants in prescription pharmaceutical product cases.

NHPUC: Freedom Ring Communications complaint against Verizon regarding access charges - Order on Motions for Reconsideration <<< FairPoint motion to reconsider denied.

NHPUC - Tiago River Water Com,pnay rate increase approved to recover costs


Leahy bill would maintain grants for bulletproof vests
BENNINGTON -- Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced legislation Monday to re-authorize a federal grant program that helps provide bulletproof vests to local and state law enforcement agencies.

NH woman taking charge in Aroostook County, Maine towns
Jon R. Frederick of Derry, N.H., as the new town manager for the three municipalities.

The Washington Times - Abortion opponents foiled as federal funds flow to Planned Parenthood
"I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion.” - Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer


The Hill: Union cash floods states to combat Republican agendas

Obama campaign launches its first positive ad in battle for White House
The ad, which represents a significant media buy for OfA will air in targeted markets in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, giving those of us that watch these sorts of races an idea of where Obama thinks he's competitive this Fall.


Hard vs. soft swing states

William Marvel on Conway sewage pipeline
I'm afraid I don't share the euphoria of others over this watershed event. Of course it has for decades been the secret dream of local development gremlins to connect the two sewer systems. First

Judd Gregg: Vote in French presidential election should be a warming to America New Hampshire Gun-Grabbers Are Trying To Silence You And Me – Take Action

Democrats Say: Arrest the Messenger!
Most voters grasp this basic point, so evidence of laxity such as that gathered by O'Keefe is devastating to the Democrats' position. So how do the Democrats respond? As the large majority of voters would wish, by tightening up procedures to prevent fraud? Of course not! They blame the messenger; and in New Hampshire, they may be trying to arrest the messenger.


Ski Racing Center Contemplated for Cannon Mountain's Mittersill Slopes - Video: Student-Built Hybrids, EVs Compete In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Highland Games
Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Full Throttle Weekend
Saturday, 8 a.m.

Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The NH Angle