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March 21. 2012 1:59PM

Wednesday headlines - NH news from online


NASA again reschedules suborbital rocket flights to test the jet stream
Residents from South Carolina to southern New Hampshire and Vermont might be able to see the clouds for up to 20 minutes.

Seabrook town official guilty on gun charge, awaits sentencing

NH DOC begins second phase of 2010 Justice Reinvestment Initiative
Commissioner Wrenn said, “This is a multi-faceted plan that builds upon the positive initiatives that were implemented two years ago and have already resulted in a lower prison population and more community-based support for offenders under our supervision.”

UNH surrenders tidal power permit for Piscataqua

State of State Science Standards 2012 report ranks New Hampshire 31st in science standards
In New England, Massachusetts was "degraded" from A to A-, Connecticut and Vermont remained in C, and Maine in D, Rhode Island decreased from C to D, and New Hampshire improved from F to D.


BAE Systems awarded $34M contract to develop system to enhance helicopter survivability
"The ARMS system helps solve the number one cause of helicopter-related casualties and breaks new ground in silicon-based phased array technology," said Dave Logan, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Technology Solutions.

Game design degree at SNHU helps graduates break into growing game design industry


Sympathy for the Devil - NH granddaughter of Norman Rockwell paints portraits of evildoers for "The Little Book of Terror"
Bin Laden isn't the only terrorist the New Hampshire artist has painted since September 11, 2001. She recreated a photo of terrorist suspect Mohamed Mahmood Alessa embracing his beloved cat, Tuna Princess, on a pillow-strewn bed. She also painted Aafia Siddiqui, known as “Lady Al Qaeda,” smiling demurely in her graduation gown and clutching a bouquet of red flowers.

NH native Cynthia Martel finds pastures of plenty in Kansas
Martel is the new dairy specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service in Rocky Mount, Kansas.

2012 New Hampshire Pokémon State Championship
Top finishers from the New Hampshire Pokémon State Championships, including Clarke from Jackson Heights, earned championship points that help gain entry into high-level events, including this June's 2012 Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana and the 2012 Pokémon World Championships, held this August in Hawaii.

Secrets of a delicious New England lobster rolls


Don't Bet on BRAC - Senators bitterly skeptical about Pentagon's base closure proposals

125,000 sign Iraq veteran's petition to keep New Hampshire gay marriage law


Blogger Skeptikos bails on Free Keene
"I know some of my fellow bloggers agree with these concerns, and I encourage them to join me. Perhaps it's time for a new group blog, one not stifled by Free Keene's cult of personality. Alternately, I'm sure Free Manch would welcome new bloggers."

The Atlantic - Urban Wonk: What's missing from universities' sustainability push
The University of New Hampshire fires up landfill gas to supply energy on campus.

Radio commentator Jim Hightower on Keene's $285,000 armored boondoggle
Of course, corporations that peddle such pricey hardware testily insist that Keene needs a tank. A sales executive for Lenco Industries, which makes the Bearcat, snapped to an inquiring reporter: "I don't think there's any place in the country where you can say, 'That isn't a likely terrorist target.' Wouldn't you rather be prepared?"


NH sets hearings on shared ATV trails with Vermont

Extreme Air jump rope workshop on April 14

EJHL alumni update: Jr. Monarch's BrianDumoulin for Hobey.

Loon Mountain is about to send winter packing with a brand new, end of season throwdown: Street Cred

Fuld walks to work at Tampa Bay Rays spring training
OF Sam Fuld plays like he's still a kid, and that was even more the case Tuesday when he walked to Roger Dean Stadium from his offseason home. Though his parents are in New Hampshire, Fuld's father-in-law was planning to pick him up after the game. "And he's bringing the orange slices," Fuld said.

44th Annual Market Days Festival
Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Darci Lynne
Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

2nd Annual Amherst Food Truck Festival
Saturday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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

The NH Angle