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January 18. 2012 1:11PM

Wednesday headlines


Raymond, NH sexual assault suspect appears in Bangor court for ID hearing
Tuesday, 50 year old Patrick Eschenbrenner appeared in a Bangor courtroom. Police in Raymond say the reported assaults took place when the child was between 7 and 11 years old.

Key witness in Framingham murder trial dies in NH
In what must be considered a setback for the prosecution, one of the state's primary witnesses against two men accused in a 2009 murder died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack Monday night.

BDN: Skier's widow: Published story of ambulance 'horrors' is 'not even touching the surface'

Nashua Telegraph: Efforts continue to protect Litchfield's rare, seasonally flooded marshland

New Hampshire receipt found for .40-caliber pistol and .223-caliber "assault rifle" in Southboro, Mass. drug raid

Fort Drum bids farewell to Brig. Gen. Harry E. Miller Jr., the special assistant to the commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division
Members of the New Hampshire National Guard, of which Gen. Miller is an active member, attended the ceremony.


4 famous death cars: 1959 Cadillac stopped in Nashua was held as evidence in a murder case for 15 years
1959 Cadillac: The Death Car Legend. The killers shot the R.I. injection molding tycoon in the passenger seat of his own car and then dumped the body in Nashua. But on their way back to the highway they were stopped and held on suspicion by a rookie Nashua cop when the out-of-towners reversed course after taking a wrong turn. More Capitol Steps bring political satire at The Music Hall

Rolling Stone: The Emancipation of Steven Tyler

Palace Theatre to present '8' reading
The Palace Theatre in partnership with American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact have announced a one-night-only reading of "8," a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, written by AFER Founding Board Member and Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black.

The New Hampshire hiring undergrads for second semester

Nashua Telegraph: Hudson girl, 12, to sing Lady Gaga on TV show 'Maury'

First Congregational Church in Milford's former pastor welcomes to Marion, Ma.

Feds: White nose has killed at least 5.7M bats

Keene Sentinel: Owners hope to preserve historic Alstead building
ALSTEAD - The peak of water-powered mills, both in Alstead and the state, was between 1810 and 1820. New Hampshire's population of 244,161 was served by 697 gristmills, 964 sawmills, 262 fulling mills and 251 carding machines.

Photo gallery of Fisher Cat feeding on suet for birds in Durham

Moral Liberal's American Minute with Bill Federer: Daniel Webster, one of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history
"If we and our always in the fear of God and shall respect His Commandments.we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country.. But if we.neglect religious instruction and authority; violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."


Power plant emissions in RGGI region fall 10.7% in one year

Foss Manufacturing in Hampton turns recycled bottles into wearable microbe slaying material
Deployed initially in surgical masks, Foss is looking into new applications in apparel, footwear, home and hospitality, filtration, education, wall coverings and transportation.

Connecticut dumps $22M into re-branding makeover in effort to seem as attractive as New Hampshire
"For the last two years, Connecticut has been the only state in the region to have allocated no marketing money for stimulating business development and tourism," Malloy said in a press release. This new marketing strategy seems like a thinly veiled act of war targeting our New England brethren, especially-though this is really just a guess-New Hampshire.

Nashua Telegraph: Comcast enters 'smart home' market with home-security, energy-monitoring business

Mandatory refund bill likely to be watered down in House

NHBR: Corporate law changes touted at Concord press conference
"Without these bills, New Hampshire will lag behind most of the nation," said state Sen. Jim Luther, R-Hollis, prime sponsor of Senate Bill 205. Only Rhode Island is in the same situation, he said.

Nashua Telegraph: BIA-linked agents ask for reforms

NPR: Q&A with in-coming Stonyfield CEO Walt Freese

Jobscience expands executive team to fuel accelerating growth
In order to accommodate the demands of a 75% revenue increase in the past year, the company has also doubled its U.S. office space in New Hampshire.

500 and Beyond for Planet Fitness
More than 100 new gyms are expected to open in 2012.

GHOST stealth watercraft
The GHOST hails from New Hampshire's Juliet Marine Systems (JMS), where this marine platform was privately developed for possible use by the U.S. Navy, and has been touted to be invisible to enemy ships' radar. Not only that, it will be faster and more economical compared to current military vessels.


NH e-Court Project public forum Thursday morning

NH Supreme Court Oral Arguments Calendar for Feb. 16
> NH v. Anthony Dilboy
> NH v. Saad Moussa
> NH v. Sean McGurk
> 38 Endicott Street North v. State Fire Marshal
> NH v. John Brooks


Study: Being raised in New Hampshire greatly ups the odds of achieving success, happiness and good health
The six states that had the highest CWI values were New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Utah, Connecticut, and Minnesota. New Hampshire ranked 3rd after #1 New Jersey and #2 Mass. All the New England states were in the top 20, even Maine!

Eagle Tribune: Salem official's arrests prompt call for change
SALEM - The arrests of two town board members has sparked a petition drive to have some officials appointed instead of elected.

GQ Q&A with Free State Project president Carla Gericke at Ron Paul rally

Occupy protesters storm Washington DC
Anne Filson, 71, a retired teacher from Madison, New Hampshire, said she was disappointed by the turnout and said Occupy protesters needed to stick to their core message of narrowing the gap between rich and poor. Protesters did not help the cause by carrying profane signs and antagonizing police, she said.

Ayotte in Asia: China conflict remote, PHL to get 2 more ships

IDC Hosts First Biannual New England State Government Broadband Summit
With large rural territories of hard to reach communities and pockets of households, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont have the most significant physical digital divide issues with which to contend.

NH receives $443,000 in USDA disaster funds


Romney steared millions to Mormon Church

Oops again: Perry makes Turkish faux-pas
The Texas governor's casual declaration that Turkey - a longtime NATO ally of Canada and the United States - is governed by "Islamic terrorists," sparked a rare denunciation by the State Department of a U.S. presidential candidate. It also prompted a scathing response Tuesday from foreign ministry officials in Ankara who said Perry's remarks were "baseless and inappropriate" for a White House hopeful.

Obama campaign preparing for major TV ad buy


Karl Meyer: It's about the river AND the fish
Useless dams should be eliminated; hydro operations damaging rivers and skirting regulations protecting fish should be prosecuted.

Nashua Telegraph: Income tax ban shortsighted idea

Free Keene decries city's purchase of armored personnel carrier
"As you can see from the photo, this move is a clear militarization of the police, and thankfully the people of Keene appear to oppose this intimidating monstrosity."


Former St. Louis Cardinal Bob Tewksbury declares support for same-sex marriage in NH
He and his wife, Laura, live in Concord, N.H., where Tewksbury was born.

Knee injury failed to deter Calais' Cam Shorey, who will play football at UNH

UNH synchronized skater joins effort to ain NYC skate shop
"I feel like George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life,'" said Don Klingbeil, owner of Klingbeil Shoe Labs. "I'm doing 45 pairs a week to 50 pairs a week, backlogged 200 pairs of boots and it's all because of these beautiful skaters. I didn't know how much they really cared about us, I never knew, I didn't have any idea."

NASCAR: Burton Smith receives North Carolina Motorsports Industry award
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Gappens on hand to honor the founder and CEO of Speedway Motorsports.

Former Fisher Cat credits yoga for muscle with Blue Jays

44th Annual Market Days Festival
Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Darci Lynne
Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

2nd Annual Amherst Food Truck Festival
Saturday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

14th Annual New England Brewfest
Saturday, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The NH Angle