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February 04. 2012 2:21PM

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Hopkinton sea captain has platinum dreams, also has exclusive salvage rights to the New Hampshire
HOPKINTON — Young plumber Nick Snyer stopped at a “fixer-upper'' in his neighborhood a few years ago to see if the new homeowner, Gary Esper, might want his services. Now the two men find themselves in line for a share of $3 billion.

NH 38th in the nation in producing white-tailed deer with trophy-quality racks
Lots of ways exist to boost whitetail trophy populations, from hunting restrictions to deer semen auctions. Some schemes, however, will get a monster rack of antlers tossed out of competition. Tactics like artificial insemination, high-fence captive breeding and cloning have gained popularity in some parts of the country, but aren't allowed by most traditional fair-chase hunting institutions.

Press Herald: Rescued Maine hiker says he's done with the White Mountains for now

PainCare founder surrenders medical license

2 separate appeals related to Wide Open Saloon fire now before Supreme Court

New Hampshire sex offender arrested in Glens Falls, NY
Glens Falls Police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Jarret L. Eaglin, 29, at a Chester Street home early Friday, police said. Eaglin was wanted for violating parole on an aggravated felonious sexual assault conviction in Hillsborough County, N.H.

Does Georgia Teen Kidnapping Point to Larger Online Predation Risk?
A 2008 study of internet sex crimes by University of New Hampshire researchers also concluded the popular myth of adults using the internet to prey on innocent children online is misleading. It's not that online predation doesn't happen, but the way it happens differs from the popular image of pedophiles seeking out innocent young children.

An Interview With The Fan Who Got His Bald Head Tattooed To Look Like A Patriots Helmet (And Who Is Now In Jail)
Victor Thompson, a resident of Laconia, N.H., gained some notoriety a few years back when he decided to tattoo the Patriots logo on both sides of his head before Super Bowl XLII.


Wilmington prom dress drive begins

John Grappone, auto dealer and Concord philanthropist, dies at 92

Film links Pats' first Super Bowl win, Gen. Custer

Seacoast residents going to US Yoga National Championship

N.H. Bishop Robinson to discuss marriage equality play '8' at UNH on Tuesday

Adam Sandler to bring film adaption of Hasbro game 'Candy Land' to big screen

'Lost' alum signs on for new Sarah Silverman NBC comedy

Dunder-Mifflin Might Want to Start Pricing Kelly Kapoor's Going-Away-Party Cake
Deadline is reporting that Dartmouth alum Mindy Kaling has moved her potential starring vehicle from NBC, which paid to develop the project last season, to Fox, which yesterday gave the series a pilot order.

NH's Seth Meyers considered to replace Regis Philbin on 'Live! with Kelly'


More on the energy menu yet few willing to pay extra for green energy
Unitil, a New Hampshire-based utility which serves Fitchburg, Ashby, Lunenburg and Townsend in Central Massachusetts, is running a pilot program in New Hampshire called Green Neighbor.

Long road from Laconia startup to massive new Coca-Cola bottling center in Waterford, Conn.
The New Hampshire firm began as a single bottling operation in Laconia in 1977. Through a series of acquisitions, it has grown into one of this country's largest regional Coca-Cola bottlers.

Portsmouth Herald: Green Launching Pad more than a grant for LDI Corp.
PORTSMOUTH — For the people at LDI Corporation, the recent award of a Green Launching Pad grant could prove to be a pivotal point in the company's future. But, said LDI President Josh Dame, money was not the main purpose of applying for the grant last year.

As base closings loom, Hanscom's boosters tout its research clout

New Hampshire emergency relief company wins Microsoft's 'Ready for Work Contest'

Simon Property Group's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript


'Public safety' microwave network complete
This project is a collaboration of the Department of Safety, Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), N.H. National Guard, and New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV).

Gallup says New Hampshire remains one of the nation's most liberal states
The Gallup tracking in 2011 found unlike political party identification, which has shifted significantly over the last four years, the state-by-state patterns in ideology have remained remarkably stable this year compared with previous years.

Mary Cheh on D.C. statehood roadshow: 'We shouldn't have gone' to New Hampshire 'It felt like an ambush'
"The adage that it's better to have love and lost [then never to have loved at all] doesn't apply here," she said. "We shouldn't have gone."


Buddy Roemer is first in line for federal matching funds for presidential campaign

Newt Gingrich Plots His Comeback
He's been buried by an avalanche of attack ads, and outspent 5-1. That's when Speaker Gingrich is at his most dangerous. In the bunker with 2012's comeback kid.

Where Romney goes, the Secret Service now follow

Politico: Sununu mocks Newt's 'cockamamie' ideas
Former New Hampshire governor and big Romney surrogate John Sununu hit Newt Gingrich's "big ideas" on a Romney campaign call this afternoon, saying most of the former speaker's plans are "cockamamie."

Ron Paul knows how to stretch a dollar – or 15 million dollars
When Republican presidential rival Rick Perry stayed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, his campaign racked up a $1,204 tab at the Hilton Gardens Inn. When Paul visited Council Bluffs, he spent $64.38 at a Super 8 motel. Paul spends the money the way he raises it — in small chunks. Overall, 62 percent of Paul's disbursements were for under $100. Just 5 percent of Perry's expenditures were less than $100.


Amerighanistan: Home sweet home
A war-weary correspondent hits the campaign trail to find that the real battle is just beginning.

Margolis: Vt. sales tax holiday is penny wise and pound foolish
Granted, it's a relatively harmless dumb idea, as dumb ideas go. Earlier examples, such as the Crusades and Communism, resulted in mass murder, torture, forced conversions and general mayhem. More recent examples such as food courts and the designated hitter create gastronomic and/or aesthetic outrage which offends – or at least ought to offend – even the minimally sensitive. The sales tax holiday, on the other hand, will merely cost the state something like $1.5 million while doing no good at all.

$89,000 — Amount Romney Could Save on Electric Bill by Going Solar

William Patrick Leonard, vice dean of SolBride International School of Business, Daejeon, Republic of Korea: Public vs private – Arguing from different perspectives
New Hampshire's move to open no-frill public regional campuses appears as a muted compliment to the competition. Thus, it seems that some of the purists are becoming more like their adversaries. The bid for students continues as the publics and privates compete to retain their eroding market share.

The Atlantic: Mitt Romney's Flip-Flop on the Social Safety Net

Worcester Telegram: A major blunder: UMHC pays heavy price for missteps
The agreements to reimburse insurers are welcome, but it is unclear whether any UMass personnel, at the Caitlin Raymond International Agency or elsewhere, have been disciplined or fired. And, while UMass Memorial President and CEO John G. O'Brien issued a statement accepting “full responsibility for the mistakes and errors in judgment that were made,” the agreements themselves do not contain any admission of wrongdoing. Mr. O'Brien declined to speak to Telegram & Gazette news reporters about the matter this week.

Bloomberg - Ramesh Ponnuru: Why Gingrich Is Right About Food-Stamp Program


Raiders take part in 'Operation Hat Trick' initiative to donate hats to injured military personnel
This program, first initiated by the University of New Hampshire, was created in honor of two fallen Navy SEALs and will leverage Middle Tennessee and other leading university brands throughout the country to raise funds to support the Veteran's Administration Medical Center General Post Fund.

Smoked on the water: Flyers coach shows pro fisherman how it's done in NH

Audio: A Fan's View From Indy: Wolfeboro's Justin Shotgunn

A Patriots fan in enemy territory

Foster makes NHL debut in Panthers loss to Lightning

Cyclists scoop up slots to race 7.6 miles up NH's Mt. Washington Auto Road

Colby Sawyer scholarship for adopted daughter brings reverend to tears

Gardner, USA Women's Sled Hockey Team set to skate at Colisee
The U.S. Women's Sled Hockey Team will square off against the Northeast Passage Wildcats, based out of the University of New Hampshire, at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston at 2:30 p.m., just ahead of a scheduled tripleheader featuring JV, girls' and varsity boys' teams from rivals Lewiston High School and St. Dominic Academy.

Inside the Scandinavian sport of skijoring
What happens when you tether a dog, a horse, or a 570 horsepower Bentley Continental GT to a cross-country skier using rope? You get the winter sport of skijoring.

RVs from far and wide journey to Super Bowl XLVI
Todd Goodman, from Candia, NH, drove all night with his daughter Becca to arrive at an RV park outside Indianapolis where they were staying in order to attend Super Bowl XLVI. He bought two tickets for $6000.

The Red Wings Have The Octopus, The University Of New Hampshire Has The Fish

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

Montgomery Gentry
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Dairy Day
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The NH Angle