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March 27. 2012 12:08PM

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NEWS
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Carroll County pulls plug on free meals for many county employees
OSSIPEE — County commissioners have voted two to one that only nursing home and jail employees will continue to receive a free meal.


NASA launches five rockets


Hazing scandal draws media attention to Dartmouth
“I do find it interesting that [hazing] occurs everywhere, and it has been reported about Dartmouth sometimes in a way that makes it seem unique when it's not,” said Director of Media Relations Justin Anderson. “But I understand that there are aspects of [Lohse's] story that lend themselves to sensationalism and can make for a good story.”


The Dartmouth: College has no plans to ban smoking


Laconia neighborhood worried about property values amid reports of EPA being on site for follow up air and water testing
Groundwater samples collected between 1986 and 2007 at the former Allen-Rogers factory detected excessive levels of tetrachloroethene, or PCE or PERC, a manufactured chemical used in the dry-cleaning industry.


Lawyer: Throw out confession in Mallove slaying in Norwich
Chad Schaffer, 34, pleaded not guilty to charges that he — along with his former girlfriend and his cousin — participated in the 2004 beating death of his former landlord, scientist and author Eugene Mallove, 56, of New Hampshire.


Manchester woman pleads guilty to aiding Maine bank robbery
Christie Hendrix, 34, faces up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.


Eagle-Trib: Salem considers synthetic marijuana ban


Berlin chief critical of Coos County Attorney on plea bargains and dropped charges
Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier said he finds it appalling that after police invest time and effort into prosecuting a case, the judicial system sends the criminals back on the street.


BUSINESS
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NH insurer pays patients to get cheaper care
Some Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Indiana can receive $50 to $200 if they get a diagnostic test or elective procedure at a less expensive facility than the one their doctor recommended.


NHBR: Former Westmoreland jail eyed as a potential incubator for agricultural businesses


Pricing squeeze pushes silicon suppliers to new production process


Paper vs Polypropylene vs Polyethylene: A Carton Lifecycle Comparison
Mills Industries, Inc., a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of corrugated plastic shipping and storage containers for various industries, has taken a number of steps to reduce its overall environmental impact.


CT gives early OK to NU-NStar merger


NHBR: Revenues double at N.H. women-owned firms
That's according to a new national report released by the U.S. Census Bureau and commissioned by American Express OPEN. It found that over the last decade and a half, women-owned businesses in New Hampshire ranked sixth nationally in terms of revenue growth.


High-capacity IV bag-making machine has small footprint


NH Grand takes to heart criticism too focused on grand hotels, will be more inclusive
LANCASTER — New Hampshire Grand (www.nhgrand.com), a marketing program to support travel and tourism in Cos County, neighboring counties and Quebec, has taken to heart the criticism that it was focusing too much on the three Grand Hotels — one of which is now shuttered for at least another 15 months — and potential high-end visitors. It is refocusing its efforts on the region's small businesses and striving to develop a more inclusive culture across the county.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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UNH computer students triumphant at cyber security competition


ZZ Top to kickoff tour at Verizon-Wireless Arena on May 25 with Three Doors Down
Opening most of the shows will be country star Gretchen Wilson. ZZ Top, meanwhile, is expected to debut some material from its upcoming album, as well as play many of its classic tunes.


Conway church to present 'Pageant of the Crosses'


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Colonial Imports loses motion to dismiss sex harassment case
"The court acknowledges the confusion generated by cases addressing the issue of whether, under New Hampshire law, a wrongful discharge claim is precluded when a statutory remedy exists for the same wrongful conduct."


U.S. v. DELAROSA - Denied


POLITICS
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Carroll County commissioners accused of steering bids for IT contract
Commissioner Dorothy Solomon threatened to press the panic button in order to summon sheriff's deputies at the heated meeting.


NHPR Audio - Executive Council may slow down managed care


PRIMARY
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Mitt's four-car fantasy home renovation
But it may not help Romney — whose wealth has caused him trouble connecting with average folks — to be seen building a split-level, four-vehicle garage that comes with a “car lift” to transport automobiles between floors, according to 2008 schematic plans for the renovation obtained by POLITICO that are on file with the city of San Diego.


Romney, Obama court the female vote


OPINION
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The New Yorker: Why Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said goodbye


Amnesty International - 'Don't let those who kill turn us into murderers'
As the retired New Hampshire school teacher answered the front door of the house where he and Marie had raised their seven children, two shots rang out, ripping his chest apart.


BassResource.com: Anti-fishing groups seek stricter government regulation
In January, the New Hampshire State Senate introduced legislation (SB 224) to expand current restrictions on the use of lead sinkers and jigs in state waters. A recent amendment, supported by loon preservation advocates and lake owners, further expands the proposed ban by prohibiting the use of any lead jig measuring 2.5 inches or less.


SPORTS
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Berlin Daily Sun: Strange spring at Tuckerman Ravine
MOUNT WASHINGTON — Despite this past week's record-breaking temperatures and the meltdown's impact on snow conditions, the spring ski season goes on in the famed ski bowl of Tuckerman Ravine, with the best skiing to be had in Left Gully and Hillman's Highway as of Friday. How long it will last is the question.


Inside the Sharks - Former Wildcat Daniel Winnik

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