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March 09. 2012 1:34PM

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NEWS
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NH Fish and Game hires Mass. student to blog about Granite State outdoors
Theresa Conn, a 2010 Billerica Memorial High School graduate, spends a lot of time outdoors. As a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire, this Environmental Conservation student is interning for the New Hampshire State Parks as a blogger.


Slocum convicted of killing three, torching home


NJ Jewish Standard: Second suspect arrested in synagogue attacks
With the arrest of a second Lodi resident, the Bergen County Prosecutors Office (BCPO) says that it has resolved all the executed and planned attacks on area synagogues that took place in December and January. Nineteen-year-old Aakash Dalal was arraigned on Monday as co-conspirator in the most dangerous attacks, in which firebombs were thrown into the rabbi's residence at Congregation Beth El in Rutherford. The prosecutor said Dalal orchestrated all five anti-Semitic incidents.


Warrensburg, N.Y. man's appeal of sexual assault convictions denied
Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan pointed out that New Hampshire officials had warned local police about Woodard in 2006, when he moved to Glens Falls after serving 26 years in prison in New Hampshire for stabbing a female mental health counselor 19 times. Even though he had a lengthy history of sexual assaults, he was not a registered sex offender because his 1980 conviction in New Hampshire did not involve any sex charges.


BUSINESS
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Federal judge rejects New Hampshire objection to sale of Berlin steel business to auctioneers
A federal bankruptcy court judge Thursday denied the state of New Hampshire's objection to the sale of Isaacson Structural Steel Inc. to several auctioneers, dismissing the state's hope that one of the low bidders might put together an offer to keep the Berlin company and plant as a going concern.


More on purchase of Paratek Microwave by RIM; 58-employee firm might have fetched $50M


Canadian Renewable Energy Makes Big Splash in U.S.
Major proposals totaling billions of dollars in New Hampshire and New York to bring collectively more than 2,000 megawatts directly from Hydro-Quebec are moving through the approval pipeline.


The $50 Light Bulb that Can Save You a Fortune
"It's too bad the Washington Post doesn't know how to do math, and retailers have no idea what they're selling. LED bulbs are one of the most cost-efficient investments consumers can make. And if you operate commercial buildings, the savings are even more dramatic."


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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New England braces for winter moth surge


The Atlantic: Professional Help - 5 Ways to Stop Dating Violence Among Teens
Teen dating violence doesn't happen in a vacuum. According to new research by University of New Hampshire's Sherry Hamby, both aggressors and their victims have more than likely also experienced some form of domestic or sexual victimization.


Green initiative inspired by students in New Hampshire - carry all the trash you generate with you for a week
The scheme – scheduled to take place March 19 to 23, 2012 – is a repeat of a 1980s experiment, which was spurred by student activists at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College. At the time, the environmental movement was just gaining steam and recycling was still a new concept. But then-undergraduate Drew Jones said, “We wanted to bring it to a higher level.”


Whedon film 'In Your Eyes' wraps in New Hampshire


Video: Injured climber back in the game; New Haven man's ascent of Mount Washington will help other disabled athletes
This weekend, using special gear, the 37-year-old Yale University doctoral candidate will climb a modest 2,500 feet up New Hampshire's Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. It's part of the 150 Peaks Project, a national effort by Paradox Sports to encourage open access to mountain areas for disabled athletes.


Lindt Partners with Holly Robinson Peete to Launch 2012 LINDT GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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APPEAL OF ERICA BLIZZARD - Affirmed


NH v. Roscoe White - Appeal for first-degree murder conviction. Conviction affirmed
On January 2, 2007, Aaron Kar was shot to death while standing with friends outside an apartment building in Manchester.


DANA CHATMAN v. STRAFFORD COUNTY - Dismissal reversed, case remanded
On September 9, 2007, the plaintiff was participating in a work program under the control of the Corrections Department. Id. That day, he was assigned to assist in cleaning the site of the Lee County Fair under the supervision of Giampa, a Corrections Department employee. See id. Giampa directed the plaintiff and others to load numerous tables and chairs onto a trailer owned by James Brady. The trailer was not yet hitched to another vehicle and was located on uneven, soft ground. See id. After the trailer was fully loaded with tables and chairs, Giampa directed the plaintiff and others to lift it and hitch it to a pickup truck also owned by Brady. While the plaintiff and others were trying to hitch the trailer to the pickup truck, a weld on the trailer jack and/or the hitch failed, causing the trailer to fall on the plaintiff's left leg and ankle. See id. As a result, the plaintiff sustained permanent injury to his left leg and ankle.


APPEAL OF HOLLIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, NEA-NEW HAMPSHIRE - PELRB decision affirmed
"While the PELRB might have included these positions in the bargaining unit had a petition to modify been filed, the legislature did not give it the authority to modify the bargaining unit in the absence of such a request."


POLITICS
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Boston Globe: New Hampshire seeks to rein in loud motorcycles, could learn a lesson from Mass.


Pope slams political push for same-sex marriage, as 8th U.S. state legalizes gay unions


PRIMARY
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Lynch wife to join first lady Michelle Obama for $25,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boston
She will be joined by New Hampshire first lady Susan Lynch, a pediatrician who has worked to increase awareness about childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama is scheduled to visit the Penacook Community Center, a neighborhood nonprofit group in Concord, N.H., earlier on Friday afternoon. It has a child care center that helps children exercise before and after school and teaches them about healthy eating through the use of a garden.


The Hill: Huntsman: Climate belief ‘didn't help' on the stump


Rick Santorum woos Guam, apologizes for joke in New Hampshire about exiling unwanted U.S. judges there



SPORTS
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Jays' Sobolewski puts tag on cancer
For prospect Mark Sobolewski, third baseman with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats last season, his second chance came with a clean bill of health.


Has the value of the Red Sox diminished?
Its one-year value change improved 5 percent from last year, which is lower compared to the annual value change of 10 percent since John Henry and Tom Werner bought the team in 2002. But it is still substantial, given they paid $380 million for the team then, and its value has since risen to $912 million (again, according to Forbes.com).


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