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January 10. 2012 1:29PM

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NEWS
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Beyonce $1.3M c-section a circus for NH native with twin girls, wife in the ICU
Manchester West High School graduate Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by Beyoncé's bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub.


Concord city councilor faces probe over ticket inquiry
Mayor Jim Bouley last night asked city councilors to consider whether Councilor Dick Patten violated the city charter by questioning a police officer about a traffic ticket the officer had issued to a friend of Patten's. The city charter prohibits a councilor from "interfering" with city work and allows for the suspension or removal of a councilor who violates the rule.


Conway weighs energy savings vs. holiday decorations as Electric Coop moves to LED street lights


Oil dealer who defrauded customers 12 years ago in trouble again
Oliver is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail in the Stutsman County Jail in Jamestown, N.D. on charges of prohibited possession of a firearm and attempting to flee police. The charges stem from a Dec. 20 incident in which he allegedly led police on an 80-mile chase and then held law enforcement at bay for 35 minutes before surrendering. A handgun was allegedly recovered from his vehicle.


Advocates: NH bully on beating the bullies, Rhode Island not so much
In New England, New Hampshire had the highest score with 27, followed by Vermont (22), Connecticut (22), Maine (20) and Rhode Island (14).


Maine wants NH prisoner for outlet store robbery
Kittery Police Chief Paul Callaghan said an arrest warrant issued today charges 43-year-old Bernie Subocz of Manchester, N.H. with the store robbery, which took place Nov. 15.


VELCO downplays loss of control in merger as Quebec eyes routes for transmission lines
Control of the statewide transmission grid has emerged as a major issue as regulators review a proposed merger between the state's two largest utilities. Critics say the merged company under Canadian ownership is more likely to use Vermont as a corridor to import electricity from Quebec.


North Hampton budget committee under pressure to spend more to save therapist's job


FEATURES
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Calendar critics say we ought to date around
Stephen Abbott, a freelance writer and public relations consultant in New Hampshire, has proposed a "gentler"
revision that he calls the 30X11 calendar.


Miss America Voting: Miss New Hampshire 2011 Regan Hartley sings



Top secret name of iPad operating system was named after Wildcat ski resort in NH


BUSINESS
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Climate change's threat to ski industry spurs action, opinions differ on best tactics for resorts
Cassidy Callahan, a new graduate from northern New Hampshire who went to school in Vermont, named environmental coordinator at Colo. ski resort as some mountains demonstrate growing concern for global warming. While some in the industry confront global warming by sending cash and lobbyists to D.C., Callahan is focused on what can be done at the ski resort to reduce its environmental footprint..


Nashua Friendly's escapes again; company emerges from Chapter 11


Critic says utilities sell renewable energy credits out of state, double count value of “green” electricity
If the state implements a renewable portfolio standard, power from new projects like the controversial Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell and the Granite Reliable Power Windpark in New Hampshire would be more expensive since the utility could not sell the credits.


USA Springs deal is muddied again
The detention of two executives of Malom Group AG - and the difficulties of the Swiss company in proving two Brazilian bonds it holds are legitimate - has held up closing on a $60 million loan that would enable bankrupt USA Springs to complete its controversial water bottling plant in Nottingham.


ePlus Technology Inc. has purchased VantiCore LLC, a Cisco-centric managed services provider in NH


NU CEO hospitalized; 3 execs take over temporarily
BERLIN, Conn. - The chief executive of Northeast Utilities is recovering from an unspecified heart-related problem, the utility said Tuesday. Three executives are temporarily running the company.


Harvard Pilgrim offers cash to patients for using cheaper facilities
Under program, a patient whose physician orders a diagnostic test can earn cash payments of $10 to $75 by selecting what the health plan deems a "cost-effective" facility. The programs are voluntary.


$6.8M luxury apartment building in Portsmouth's historic district complete
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The Residences at Portwalk, a $6.8M luxury apartment building which part of Portwalk in the heart of Portsmouth's historic district, is now complete.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NH Supreme Court Feb. 9 Oral Arguments Calendar
2011-0068 NH v. Daniel Matton Appellate Defender
2011-0144 Robert Pelkey v. Dan's City Used Cars, Inc.
2011-0164 NH v. Sean McGurk
2011-0368 Appeal of Liberty Assemby of God
2011-0381Appeal of Town of Seabrook of DES order
2011-0406 Rebecca Rivera v. Liberty Mutual


2011-2012 CORE ELECTRIC PROGRAMS AND NATURAL GAS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS APPROVED


Legal loophole saves Brown University millions in taxes
NH's failed attempt to take over Dartmouth College cited as evidence R.I. won't have an easy time ending 1764 exemption in charter.


POLITICS
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Obama 2012: 'Osama Bin Laden Will Never Again Walk the Face of This Earth. That's What Change Is.'


Hearings loom on dog breeder regulations in NH
The New Hampshire bill, which will be will be considered by the Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, limits ownership of dogs over the age of six months to 50 if the purpose of ownership is breeding, then sale of the offspring as pets.


New Hampshire Bill Would Recognize Day to Honor Terri Schiavo


Thumbs up from Judd Gregg on Obama pick for new chief of staff
Former Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, who worked with Jack Lew on appropriations and budget matters, called Lew's appointment a "solid choice."


PRIMARY
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Audio: D.C. gay activist group in NH to show support for GOP


Politico: Obama team buys Union Leader homepage ad


OPINION
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Santorum changes tune on Sandusky after sex scandal
This item cites Nov. 9 Pillidelphia Inquirer article on Santorum's nomination of Sandusky for "Congressional Angels in Adoption" award.


Neil W. McCabe: Granite State campus gun rights advocates denounce Lynch's veto threats


Wonkette: Media now trying to kill Ron Paul's campaign with TOO MUCH attention


SPORTS
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Yahoo Sports: Top 5 places to go winter hiking in New Hampshire


UNH play-by-play announcer Jim Jeannotte among honored by National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Assoc.


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