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February 23. 2012 1:25PM

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NEWS

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Fitness program for mentally ill expands in NH

The goal is to expand a program that now serves 150 people to 4,500 participants in the next five years.

ATV that sank in Kennebec was stolen

Cray and his passenger -- Mike Elliot, originally from New Hampshire, who initially gave a false name to police after being rescued and treated at a local hospital for hypothermia -- were able to get to shore on their own.

Suspect sought in Kennebunk assault believed from NH

Reeds threaten the Great Marsh says UNH

“I don't think any biologist is a cheerleader for the use of chemicals in a natural system, but we acknowledge that because the threat is seemingly quite dire and increasing every time we go the site - not just year to year, but month to month across the landscape - it is a good approach to buy managers and scientists some time to see what combination of approaches can be used,'' said Gregg Moore of the University of New Hampshire, who led the team of researchers. “If herbicide is one of those tools in the toolbox, integrated with other approaches, it needs to be reviewed.''

Mass. man gets six years for scamming women

NH woman indicted on prison contraband, drug charges in Maine

Kimberly A. Gardner, 21, of North Conway, admitted to hiding a bag of clonazepam pills on her person. According to the report, she said she hid the pills to avoid further charges. She was charged with trafficking in prison contraband.

Can parents change their stripes? Views from a UNH parenting researcher

Delinquency was less common among kids with "authoritative" parents than it was among kids with domineering "authoritarian" parents.

10,000 moms up in arms against Enterprise Rent-A-Car

“Having just very recently given Enterprise our business, I am horrified to think what could have happened to my family if a safety recall had been ignored,” wrote Susan Hahs of Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

FEATURES

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Conn. leads New England when it comes to luxury autos

State of Play: Preserving our video gaming heritage

The American Classic Arcade Museum based in Laconia, New Hampshire (also known as FunSpot, and featured in the documentary The King of Kong) is also actively seeking donations via its website to purchase new arcade games to add to its expanding collection. A recent successful online collection drive allowed the museum to acquire Space Dungeon, Solar Fox, Black Widow, Discs of Tron, and Mad Planets arcade cabinets. The same private collector who sold these arcade cabinets to the museum graciously donated an additional three games that include Minefield, Stratovox, and Armored Car.

Fungus killing downstate rattlesnakes

Allender later identified the pathogen as Chrysosporium, a fungus that plagues portions of the pet reptile industry but is not normally seen in the wild. He later heard from other biologists about similar infections in timber rattlesnakes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Del Fuegos Reunion tour kicks off

But for a band that can boast two PhDs, the Del Fuegos were still delightfully raw and gritty last night. Dan Zanes spoke at one point of how, after he and Lloyd arrived in Boston from southern New Hampshire, they were trying to sound like the Everly Brothers, "but we were really more like Sam and Dave."

TheDay.com: Restaurant Review: There's much that's extraordinary about The Commoner

Portsmouth, N.H., rejuvenated its downtown by featuring the infancy of the foodie movement.

Tuckermans at 9, a contemporary a cappella group, will perform in Newburyport on Saturday

Joss Whedon project 'In Your Eyes' to film in New Hampshire

BUSINESS

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Mascoma gets favorable FDA review of MGT yeast product, supports use in animal feed

In January, the company said it had implemented a commercialization strategy for the product, and said it is pursuing additional commercial applications of its consolidated bioprocessing technology, platform, including a recent joint venture with Valero Energy Corp. to develop a 20 million gallon per year commercial-scale facility in Kinross, Mich., to convert hardwood pulpwood to cellulosic ethanol.

New Hampshire courts Albany, N.Y. telecommunications company

The letter was written by Cynthia Harrington, New Hampshire's state business recruiter who reportedly helped convince Albany International Corp. of Menands in 2010 to move its headquarters to Rochester, N.H.

Albany International Announces Capacity Consolidation in France to Maintain Competitiveness of its Global PMC/EF Business

Former UNH prof. John Fitzgerald now Six Flags Great Adventure president

He was teaching at the University of New Hampshire when he got a call from a former Six Flags colleague who told him the company was opening a theme park in Germany and wanted to know if he was interested in helping.

Guilford's Bolduc Farm has been churning out maple syrup since 1779

Couch Surfing: A couch in every country

Becoming a ‘B Corporation' is more than just a corporate designation. According to Fenton and Hoffer, this allows them to be conveniently and legally registered in New Hampshire and not ‘a sort of NGO' anymore.With this ‘adaptation', the company also injected around $7.6 million from their new investors, Benchmark and Omidyar Network. Despite the fact that it is now a ‘B Corporation' – and “socially responsible” at that – it is inevitable that the ownders will start to think about how to profit in the future. After learning of these plans, a lot of members and users of CS expressed their concern about corrupting the value of the database of CS, or the possible inclusion of ads in the Web site.

Hard Drive Shortages Blamed for HP, Dell Earnings Miss

“No disks, no servers means no migration projects and no migration income,” John Roche, president of eInfoSystmes.net of New Hampshire. “They have some on NewEgg, but you can only by one at a time. I feel like a drug dealer, asking my friends to buy drives for me.”

Art leasing firm sees signs of looming economic boom in more walls to fill

When Equity Industrial Partners asked architect Brent Maugel to redesign a former computer factory in New Hampshire, he convinced the developers the high-end touches should not be pyramid skylights or custom-crafted banisters, but original art.

Market Basket partners with 'ethnic crop' specialist to cater to diverse tastes

Postal Service confirms closure of White River Junction, Vt. facilty, Manchester will split load with Burlington, Vt.

Speedway Motorsports declares quarterly dividend of 15 cents, up 50%

COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT

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U.S. Supreme Court decision keeps NH Medicaid Lawsuit Alive

POLITICS

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'Women on fire': Not-so-gentle words from 'gentle ladies' of the U.S. Senate

"What we are facing is an attack on women, women's health care, women's reproductive rights, (and) women's privacy," said Sen. Jean Shaheen, D-New Hampshire.

HuffPo: Free State Project attracts another 'voluntaryist' to Live Free or Die state

The website Fr33Agents.com rewards civil disobedience: one point for going to court to support another activist; one point for refusing to take a plea deal; one point for selling lemonade without a license. Eddie Free, a voluntaryist, will get 22 points when he leaves Va. this summer for New Hampshire. A voluntaryist believes every human interaction should be voluntary.

Video: Interview with Kristine Heller, director of 'Libertopia', a documentary on Free State Project


OPINION

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Google Glasses Are a Prescription for Disaster

National Catholic Reporter - The GOP's 'B' Team

SPORTS

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SNHU's Reynolds named pre-season All-New England lacrosse


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