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March 17. 2012 2:27PM

Weekend headlines - NH news from online


Memorial service for New Hampshire couple slain in Ariz. on April 22 in Sedona
Everyone is invited to a memorial service honoring the lives of Carol Raynsford and James Johnson, the couple murdered Jan. 6 as they sat in their red Subaru in a scenic rest area between

Sedona and Cottonwood. The service, dedicated to peace, is an opportunity for the community to offer condolences to the couple's families. Carol and Jim were in Sedona searching for a winter getaway home and base for the hiking adventures they loved.

UNH research adds to mounting evidence against popular pavement sealcoat

NH man admits his post-Rapture pet care service was a hoax
Bart Centre, a retired retail executive in New Hampshire, described the service, called Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, in a story published by Bloomberg News inFebruary 2010. Other media also published reports on the service. "The entire thing was a hoax," Bart Centre said in a telephone interview Friday. "What wecall on the Internet a poe, a spoof, a parody, a complete fiction. It was all a fiction from the very start. I never had any intent to accept contracts forour service or payment for our service and I never did."

Franklin Pierce University puts career office in freshman dorm

Keene Sentinel: Former Alstead resident with tainted legal history at center of Fed's probe into $54M fraud

Keene man behind effort to bring USS Williamsburg to Maine as a museum
USS Williamsburg was a US Navy gunboat, a former private yacht, that served as a presidential yacht from 1945 to 1953. It was built at the Bath Iron Works for wood-pulp magnate Hugh J. Chisholm.

Maine OKs law paving way for COAST bus service over the border

Concord Monitor: State hospital wait list hits historic high
The number of mentally ill people waiting in local emergency rooms for a bed at the state hospital has reached a historic high, sources said yesterday.

Mercury found in NH and Maine loons found to cause them to fail as parents

First Winning 'Lucky For Life' Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass.

NH officials won't bill family of missing boy


Game on! At New Hampshire's museum of classic arcade games, a product of the 80s finds bliss
I discover rather quickly that ACAM is the ultimate time portal for anyone who was between the ages of eight and 18 in the early 1980s

Keene Sentinel - Book Review - “The Wholesome Baby Food Guide”: What does baby want? The fun begins with solid food

NH artist Sara Richard contributes cover art to new "Stalker" comics in Internet collaboration

UNH senior/Air Force ROTC officer learned Swahili and changed life and lives
Aspinwall recently earned an Air Force scholarship to obtain her master's degree. Before that, though, she wants to hand deliver enough money to Homa Bay to purchase supplies and get the farming project started.

Older home care is topic at NH House and Barn Expo March 24-25

Is Adam Sandler hosting a Mad Monster Party?
The Hotel Transylvania is Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.

Worcester Telegram: Review of Recycled Percussion show Friday
While drummers in traditional rock bands may be doomed to pound away in obscurity, Recycled Percussion is doing what it can to bring the craft to the spotlight. With its creative and involving performance, the band brought the audience to its feet and left its palms sore.

Recycled Percussion signs extension with the New Tropicana Las Vegas
Recycled Percussion will continue to call the New Tropicana Las Vegas home, having signed a six-month extension with the newly transformed property. The deal is announced just as the band celebrates its one-year anniversary at the resort.

Warner Bros. poised to partner with Ron Howard to bring Stephen King epic "The Dark Tower" to movie screens and HBO with Javier Bardem as gunslinger Roland Deschain

Profile of Amherst, Mass., rector running for NH bishop
The Bishop Search and Nomination Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire announced this week that Hirschfeld, 51, is one of three finalists for bishop coadjutor to take over for Bishop V. Gene Robinson when he retires next January. The bishop coadjutor will serve as Robinson's assistant until being installed in January.

Identity of a Cleveland man who got letter from Mary Todd Lincoln no longer a mystery thanks to NH auction
"I couldn't believe it," said Paula Little, who for more than a decade has been searching for the letter of which she has a copy. "I screamed. My heart was pounding."

PRI - AUdio: Three Veterans, Three Stories
Ben Hartford of New Hampshire talks about the mask he wears in public to hide the pain he still feels.

NHPR Audio - Mead in New Hampshire

Ticks Out Early After Mild Winter


Indiana woman heads abroad for cheaper surgery with help of NH-based medical tourism company
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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative seeks Plymouth, Meredith volunteers for 2-years beta of billing by time of day as cost fluctuates
"It more closely reflects the actual price of electricity as demand rises and falls during certain times of the day. By having easy access to pricing and usage information, participating members will have the opportunity to shift some of their energy usage to off-peak hours and potentially save money." - NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson

Solar provider to expand to Massachusetts


Keene Sentinel: One-time local university leader suing employer for unpaid wages

Federal Circuit Affirms En Banc Over $34.2 Million Judgment For Marine Polymer And Permanent Injunction Against HemCon


Ayotte: National Security requirements should drive submarine production rate

Magic Number of the Day: 34.7 million of Irish ancestry

Laconia Daily Sun: Hosmer swaps Congressional bid for State Senate race

GOPer Seth Cohn Proposes Marriage Ban On Left-Handed People In New Hampshire

Most North Country Legislators Favored Refugee Resettlement Bill


NYT - Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?
TRUST Mitt Romney to be on top of the latest trend of the superrich: the trophy basement.

Time: Babies of the Campaign Trail
For presidential candidates, posing with supporters' babies is a rite of passage as important as eating deep-fried state fair food or enduring endless debates. TIME celebrates this hallowed tradition with 34 photos of infants in varying states of joy, indifference and abject terror on the campaign trail in 2012.


Fosters - Phyllis Wooods - Restore traditional marriage; strengthen NH families
Phyllis Woods of Dover is a Republican National Committeewoman for New Hampshire.

The Pilot - Fred Wolferman: Government marches steadily to the left

NYT - Gail Collins: Politicians swinging stethoscopes never a good combo


Tom Powers: Can baseball-bred Terry Doyle make Twins? Hahd to say
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Terry Doyle grew up in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. That means he knows that a "Holly" is a big motorcycle, "the Ommy" is a branch of the military and "Jeet" is an inquiry into whether a person has dined.

Registration Open for the Sixth Annual Granite Bowl at Southern New Hampshire University

Cooper, McDade to share time at Triple-A