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May 10. 2013 12:52PM

Bloomberg Business Week: SNHU, a little college that's a giant online

Southern New Hampshire University’s quaint red-brick New England campus is home to 2,750 undergraduates, making it the size of some high schools. A casual visitor would never suspect that another 25,000 students are also enrolled online.

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Rumsfeld writes open letter to IRS every year explaining he has 'no idea' if his returns are accurate

Even Donald Rumsfeld hates April 15: Politician reveals he pens letter to the IRS every year explaining he has 'no idea' if his returns are accurate

Belknap County jail panel will ask for $3 million

LACONIA — The Belknap County Jail Planning Committee Tuesday night overwhelmingly supported a plan to ask the Belknap County Convention for a $2.96 million bond issue so that it can start work on three major priorities at the county jail.

No trial date set for ex-reporter charged with invasion of privacy

DOVER — During a brief dispositional conference at Strafford County Superior Court Tuesday morning, no trial date was set for former Rochester Times reporter Conor Makem, indicted on 19 charges of invasion of privacy in January.

Exeter-based Bauer buys baseball firm Easton-Bell for $330M

Bauer, already a global leader in ice hockey and roller hockey equipment with 53 per cent of the global market, will become the No. 1 seller of softball and baseball equipment after the purchase.

U.S. Forest Service releases policy proposal to ease ski-area recreation restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service has finalized policy guidelines that will open opportunities for ski areas to promote year-round recreation activities that are natural resource-based and that will create additional jobs for communities with ski areas on the national forests, the agency reported.

NH House panel gives green light to B Corp bill

“We are creating a whole new form of business,” said Sandblade. “We are unleashing this, and people who are going the B Corps route are going to get their pants sued off.”

Dartmouth's full professor gender pay gap remains Ivy League’s largest

Female full professors at Dartmouth make, on average, 82.8 percent of what their male colleagues earn, giving Dartmouth the largest gap in annual wages for full professors in the Ivy League.

Scott Brown daughters to marry within month of each other

Looks like New Hampshire senator-wannabe Scott Brown will have to be taking at least two days off the campaign trail this summer. That’s because both of his daughters are getting married less than a month apart!

Virtual victim used to entrap pedophiles online

"Technology got us into trouble, and this suggests technology can help get us out," said Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire who developed PhotoDNA with Microsoft.

Missing UNH grad on church mission to Nicaragua found dead

The 37-year-old University of New Hampshire graduate worked on a project with a Seattle-based non-profit, Agros International, in Tierra Nueva, Nicaragua last week.

Carroll County sheriff fires new police K-9 for biting woman

The K-9, named Khaos, was being trained to replace the sheriff's office's current K-9, named Edge, who is retiring due to terminal cancer.

$25K Homeland Security grant to help Laconia EMT's handle obese patients

LACONIA — The city has been chosen as one of 10 municipalities in the state where advanced equipment to enable emergency medical personnel to handle obese (bariatric) patients will be kept.

Milton couple forced to live in vehicle outside home by town's failure to address drainage

MILTON — There are two official notices affixed to the outside doors of 79 Charles St., each which states the building is unsafe for human occupancy per NH RSA 155-B.

Portsmouth vindicated in fight with DES over flawed eelgrass study

PORTSMOUTH — The state Department of Environmental Services has acknowledged the science it used to study the loss of eelgrass in Great Bay was "too simplistic."

Feds try to destroy Maine gun store owner for refusing ATF request to copy records

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — The U.S. wants to revoke the license of a Maine gun store owner who refused to allow a federal agent to copy records during an inspection last year.

Newmarket school officials retaliate against coaches: 'We were let go for opposing new school'

“He said the principal and superintendent decided because of my postings on Facebook, I wouldn’t be allowed to coach again this year,” Pomeroy said. “I was upset. I was pretty excited about coaching the kids this year.”

Oyster River officials tell parents student can't opt out of standardized tests

DURHAM — A Madbury family is trying to convince officials at Oyster River Middle School that they have the right to have their children opt out of the school's standardized tests — but district officials disagree, saying it's the law.

NH considers bill granting immunity to doctors, health care providers for informing on patients

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is considering whether to protect doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone who is unfit to drive a car.

Public school art teacher has students build Noah's ark out of trash

The exhibit will feature an ark that has been welded together by the Dover High School students, and will be placed next to a coy pond at the garden.

Body of missing NH man found in the Berkshires

Alexander Dickey, originally from New Hampshire, had been missing last October. He was last seen when a Gould Farm van dropped him off for an outing on Oct. 19 at about 1:40 p.m. on Quarry Street in Great Barrington.

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