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February 20. 2012 11:06AM

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NEWS
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Mass. woman missing at NH ski area Pats Peak


Harp seal on beach needs distance not rescue says Blue Ocean Society


Nashua takes aim at bed bugs


Former Plymouth chief named to Homeland Security post


AutoBlog.com: Small town up in arms over armored transport purchase



DailyMail.co.uk: 'We're going to have our own 'TANK'': Town officials battle with residents over $300,000 armored vehicle (even though there's only been two murders since 1999)


UNH researchers find teens victimized by dating violence often have difficult pasts
Interviews with a national sample of 1,680 youth aged 12 to 17 revealed that every victim of dating violence reported it wasn't the first time they had been victimized, the researchers at the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center said.


Maine police say ATV river crash victim gave false name, is believed to be from NH


Manchester man charged with burning Vt. Appalachian Trail shelter


VIDEO: Berlin's Brooks Payette named Truman Scholar



Keene woman arrested on heroin charge
A search of Madelyn E. Linsenmeir's vehicle uncovered 85 bags of heroin and was charged with felony possession.


DredgingToday.com: Corps Proposes Dredging of Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River FNP
The work site is a segment of the authorized 35-foot-deep main ship channel in the Piscataqua River portion of the FNP, referred to as the "Simplex Reach." The Simplex Reach is located above the I-95 highway bridge and extends from just south of the Tyco Integrated Cable Systems Wharf in Newington, NH, to just below the 35-foot-deep turning basin at the head of navigation.


FEATURES
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Blink-182 mini tour includes New Hampshire show at Verizon on May 17


Boston Globe: At the Aviation Museum of N.H., the state's history of flight


NH historian shows tale of capture, release by Indians in 1676 still resonates
Warren Rasmussen, a New England historian from New Hampshire, has republished a version of Mary Rowlandson's 1682 book about her capture and ransom by Indians during King Philip's War.


BUSINESS
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BAE Nashua wins contract to provide replacement Electronic Warfare System to upgrade B-2 bomber fleet


Mascoma backs away from building cellulosic ethanol plant in Minnesota
Four years ago the state gave Mascoma Corp. $910,000 with hopes the biofuels company would follow through with its plans to build an ethanol plant in the state.


Camping World to open Conway dealership


Dartmouth researchers find arsenic in baby food sweetener derived from brown rice


Illinois-based ALDI discount chain to open first NH store in Salem


Packaging industry story on PetSmart getting fined $15K by NH
Over the past several years, TPCH testing projects have demonstrated that manufacturers and distributors must be vigilant about their packaging materials, particularly when sourced from overseas. About 15 percent of retail packaging screened by TPCH in recent years exceeded state regulatory limits.


NH optometrists begin offering electronic bifocals
Unlike traditional bifocals, these don't make you look down. Rather, with a nod of the head the lens shifts focus using a set of LEDs sandwiched into the lenses.


Electronic glasses might alter your perspective on what lenses are capable of


Tedeschi takes over operations at former Munce's convenience stores in NH


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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IN THE MATTER OF KAREN SCHAULIN-VIVIERS AND NORRIS VIVIERS - Reversed and remanded


JO ANNE RAINVILLE & a. v. LAKES REGION WATER COMPANY, INC. & a. - Reversed and remanded


JOSEPHINE A. LAMPREY v. BRITTON CONSTRUCTION, INC. & a. - Affirmed in part, reversed in part, remanded
Action regards allegedly faulty masonry work leading to big repair bills for homeowner.


POLITICS
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Occupy Brainerd event targets Rep. Cravaack, R-Minn., over moving family to NH


Gene Robinson launches gay marriage campaign
"If you get down to arguing over individual verses of scripture, you have already lost," Robinson advised on the sharing of personal stories. "You really need to go with the personal."


Citizenship for Sale: St. Kitts and Nevis
"Plus, unlike the Free State Project in frigid New Hampshire, St. Kitts and Nevis are islands in the Caribbean. The Government grants tax breaks, guaranteed repatriation of profits and concessions on import duties. There are no income or capital gains taxes, no net wealth taxes and no inheritance or gift taxes in St. Kitts & Nevis."


PRIMARY
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Veterans for Ron Paul Plan Presidents' Day March on White House
Plans for the Presidents' Day rally were announced during a New Hampshire event where Kokesh and Tom Woods spoke to a throng of Paul supporters.


Sununu pooh-poohs another Romney defection in favor of Santorum


Sununu: Endorsements can be overrated
Sununu also told reporters his understanding was that DeWine was making the flip because he was upset with the pro-Romney super PAC ad that knocked Santorum on the felon voting-rights bill.


New Web Video Shows Mitt Romney Hounded by Dog Problem
The fact that a quarter century ago Romney transported a dog in a kennel tied to the roof of the family car has become something of a legend and the subject of half-joking attacks by everyone from the Obama campaign to Newt Gingrich.


OPINION
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David Eastman: Pine marten and wind energy
With the developing controversy over installing wind turbines on higher summits in the North Country, an interesting study about the American pine marten has begun.


Salon: How to solve the boomer retirement crisis
As boomers flood into suburbs driven by higher urban costs, the expense of providing care soars.


UK Telegraph columnist questions dominance of centralized power in United Kingdom, believes more local control would strengthen the union not weaken it
"New Hampshire has its own criminal justice system, welfare regime and tax rates. Old Hampshire, though it has a larger population than some US states, controls none of these things. I refuse to believe that the English are uniquely incapable of local self-government."


Hugh Hefner's Son Arrested for Domestic Abuse
"If 2011 Playmate of the Year Clair Sinclair had lived in New Hampshire this story might have ended very differently."



SPORTS
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Finance committee OKs $5.7M for Ottawa stadium renovations
Binghampton Mets are rumoured to be new team, sources say. It's expected the new owners in Ottawa would pursue an affiliation agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays that would take effect after that American League team's current agreement with a Double-A club in Manchester, New Hampshire, expires after the 2012 baseball season.


Winthrop, Maine arm-wrestling event draws regional competitors


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