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March 22. 2012 2:21PM

Thursday headlines - NH news from online


Documents: Vt. man had stalked victim for weeks

Concord Monitor: NHTI trustees approve $1,000 raises for 850 employees Typo caused Newmarket taxpayers to be overcharged by $170,000
NEWMARKET — The news that the projected budget gap has closed came as a double-edged sword to the Town Council on Wednesday.
“We actually overcharged the residents of Newmarket by $170,000, and that has closed the gap,” said Chairman Philip Nazzaro. “I'm glad that the gap has been closed. I am disappointed in the method by which it was closed.”
A typographical error on the town's MS-4 report to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) indicating that excess captured revenue was $12,200 should have been $170,725.

Eagle-Tribune: Mosquito expert: Too soon to predict what summer will bring

Bail denied for aspiring model accused of dumping body in North Salem
A judge denied bail late Wednesday morning to a 24-year-old aspiring model from Florida accused of murdering a man whose decomposing body was found last year in a wooded area of North Salem. Authorities have identified Charles Blanchard, 21, of Hill, N.H., and Travis Morin, 24, of Danbury, N.H., as French's cohorts in the case, and are seeking to bring them to New York to face charges. They were each being held Wednesday in separate New Hampshire jails.

Additional Vt. burglary charges for NH men


ABC News video: Millionaire woman saves Gorham

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NH pet store switches from selling supplies to finding new homes for pets
“Instead of buying our puppies off breeders, we decided to take puppies that are about to be killed,” she said. “We've saved seven puppies this week and get about 35 a month.”

Dollar General sales, profit continue to rise as company eyes expansion in New Hampshire
The company has more than 9,930 U.S. stores and plans to open another 625 this year, the same amount it opened in 2011. About 80 of the new stores are set to open in new markets for Dollar General such as California, Nevada, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Mass. approves of Lahey, Northeast affiliation

NHBR: Top 5 VF Corp. execs score $25M in 2011 compensation justified by Timberland buy

NHBR: Law firm seeks $475k in FRM case fees
Aside from the settlement, the other major accomplishment during the period from Sept. 27, 2011, to March 19, 2012, was the court-ordered break-up of a mammoth adversary case against many of those sucked in by FRM -- people who thought they were lending money via FRM for specific construction projects and did not know that their funds would be commingled with other funds. The break-up resulted in more than 150 adversary cases, some which were assigned to visiting judges from Maine, the filing said.


The Wire: Record Store Day approaches

Cosmo begins hunt for New Hampshire sexiest single man

Conway Daily Sun - Tom Eastman: Tuckerman Brewing teams up with Nature Conservancy in Pine Barrens moth study

FSX Mt Washington And The Presidential Range Photo Scenery

Book Review - Heidi Julavits - 'The Vanishers'
The Vanishers is the story of Julia Severn, who, when the novel opens, attends a school for gifted psychics in a small New Hampshire town. But The Institute for Parapsychology's headmaster, Madame Ackermann, is suffering from the age-induced diminishment of her psychic gifts and of her beauty; those qualities, combined with a jealous and imperious nature, make her ripe for villainy.

UK Guardian kicks off series on standup comedy with look at Sara Silverman
"In many ways her big break did not come until 2001, when a furore ensued from a joke she made about "chinks" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The episode established her as the official scrutineer of liberal America's hypocrisies (many of which overlap with those of liberal Britain)."

International trailer for Adam Sandler's animated "Hotel Transylvania" released


This is a lawsuit brought by a member of the class that benefitted from the settlement that I approved in the Tyco securities class action litigation. See In re Tyco Int'l, Ltd. Multidistrict Litig., 535 F.Supp.2d 249, 266-74 (D.N.H. 2007). The case settled for $3.2 billion and I awarded 14.5% of the settlement as fees to a group of law firms who represented the plaintiff class.

Michael Slocum, Executor of the Estate of Timothy Donovan, and Cathy Carter v. Alexander Schleicher, GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau, et al. <<< Estate suing over fatal glider accident
Donovan and Murray exchanged numerous pre- and post-sale communications concerning the glider at a time when Donovan was living and working in New Hampshire; (2) Donovan arranged for Murray to register the glider in the name of one of Donovan's New Hampshire corporations; (3) Murray arranged for glider parts to be shipped to Donovan in New Hampshire; and (4) the glider was present in New Hampshire on at least two occasions.


Former Union Leader correspondent joins NHDRED as communications and legislative director <<< Congrats Lorna!

Schumer bill on discount bus safety passes Senate
A year ago in March a bus owned by Flushing-based Big Boy Coach crashed in New Hampshire, causing injuries.

Legislation would decriminalize marijuana in R.I.
Marijuana is currently decriminalized in every New England state except Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont, which also have decriminalization bills pending.


Tewksbury family saved from sinking boat by Mitt Romney
Back in the summer of 2003, the then-Massachusetts governor made the news for a very different reason: He helped save a Tewksbury family from drowning in New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee.


WSJ - Bookreview - UNH's Eliga H. Gould - 'Among the Powers of the Earth': Sovereignty has to be exercised to be real
In "Among the Powers of the Earth," Mr. Gould, a history professor at the University of New Hampshire, shows how the dynamics of international relations transformed the Atlantic world as the United States entered it and thereafter helped to define the country itself. His shrewd analysis offers a valuable perspective on American history during a formative era.


Poughkeepsie Journal: Under the Ring interview with Matt Taven, NH native making his mark in WWE
A recent match with WWE alum Mike Mondo at a Ring of Honor television taping at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore got the New Hampshire native rave reviews.

ESPNHS - New Hampshire Boys Hoop POY: Merrimack's Tyler Gendron
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

Conway Daily Sun: Katie Burton is the top female skier at the Eastern High School Alpine Championships

Griffin: Blue Jay position battles continue with 15 days to opener

Blue Jays Cut Travis D'Arnaud and Mike McDade

NHMS owner looks to rework Bristol track in response to fan preference more bump-and-grind racing

Dartmouth women's crew ranked 17th in preseason poll

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