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March 31. 2012 12:59PM

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NEWS
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Boston Herald: Genzyme drug a miracle for 46 from New Hampshire
“My husband watched two of his uncles die,” Renee Kuusisto, 36, tearfully told employees at Genzyme's new Framingham, Mass., plant. “When he was diagnosed, I thought: My husband's going to die before he's 41 (the average life expectancy for Fabry disease patients without treatment). Genzyme gave us hope.”


TampaBay.com: Hernando Beach businessman goes from maverick to mystery
HERNANDO BEACH — Until the federal agents came that morning seven months ago, people here didn't know much about the man in the big house on Gulf Winds Circle. His name was David Young, they knew, and he was rich.


Maine launches anti-lottery scam campaign
Seniors in Vermont and New Hampshire have also been fleeced of thousands of dollars, the website continued.


Keene Sentinel: KSC students focus on abuse of prescriptions


Dismissed Laconia officer calls for reinstatement


Laconia goes to court to try to keep names of ambulance patients private


Thousands gather for memorial service of murdered school teacher Melissa Jenkins


Duty Calls: Former Fort Drum commander becomes deputy New York Army National Guard commander
Brig. Gen. Harry Miller served in Iraq for two deployments and then as director of Joint Operations for the New Hampshire National Guard in Concord, N.H., and as the director of Doctrine, Training and Force Development at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Va.


Family of missing homeless man looks for answers


Killer caught in NH gets 88 years to life
Earlier this month, a jury convicted Matthew Slocum of killing his mother, his step-father and his step-brother with a shotgun, setting their home on fire and fleeing to New Hampshire with his girlfriend and their child on the morning of July 13.


Michael Parrish told friend he shot his girlfriend before she could shoot him


Sizzling Spring Temperatures Disrupt Plants, Destroys Food


FEATURES
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Concord Monitor: Learn all about owls and bats on April 14


Laconia Daily SUn: Big electronic music festival planned for The Weirs in August


Conway Daily Sun: Tin Mountain presents 'Pollinators of New Hampshire' nature program April 3


Nine-year-old Declan Gregg goes to Washington to lobby for the horses


Montreal Gazette: New hotel breaks the New Hampshire mould


Food Truck Festivals of New England rolling into Salem this June
The New Hampshire Food Truck Festival at Rockingham Park, Salem, on June 30.


BUSINESS
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CreditUnionTimes.com: GFA FCU's Bank Buyout Grabs Industry Interest
The proposed buyout by GFA Federal Credit Union of a troubled New Hampshire savings bank continues to generate industry interest but with a pivotal question: Can the credit union and bank clear the legal hurdles with the NCUA, the Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC.


Bradford, NH inn offering gardening getaways


Changing times for Hampton Beach casino


Portsmouth Naval Shipyard gets $15.8M in funding


Three Publishing Insiders Named to SNHU's MFA Program Advisory Board


CNBC: Warm Weather Is a Windfall for Frozen Treat Sellers
The sound of tinny music coming from an ice cream truck is as sure a sign spring has sprung as robins and tulips. So when the temperatures began climbing to unseasonably high levels in New Hampshire in March, Sharon Sweeney sprang into action to get her Kona Ice trucks on the road.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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OTHMANE IDY v. ERIC HOLDER - Fight over Valentines Day gifts leads to deportation


NHPUC: PENNICHUCK EAST UTILITY, INC. - Petition for Authority to Issue Long Term Debt
The purpose of the $525,000 in financing is to replace approximately 8,500 linear feet (LF) of water main in PEU's Locke Lake water system in the Town of Barnstead.


NHPUC: Unitil Tariff Filing for Step Adjustments to the Reliability Enhancement and Vegetation Management Programs
Rates petiion includes $535K to harden infrastucture against storms..


POLITICS
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Conway Daily Sun: Carroll County commissioner Asha Kenney accuses fellow commissioner of aiming racist remark at her


UNH poll has Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., leading Elizabeth Warren by just 1%


Will Africa wrest control of World Bank from US?


PRIMARY
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The Hill: Obama takes back the lead in Florida


Army Reservists reprimanded for expressing support for Ron Paul while in uniform


Bloomberg: Obama Campus Fervor Losing to Apathy as Students Sour on 2012
In 2008, students at Dartmouth College sported Obama bumper stickers on their laptops and advocated their support over the Internet, Dean Lacy, professor of government at the Hanover, New Hampshire-based school, said in a phone interview. "Every class I walked into, the students would be talking about the election," Lacy said. "This year I could barely get students to talk about the Republican primaries, even in a class on campaigns and elections."


OPINION
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The New Times: Rwanda - Advocacy Vital in Extradition of Genocide Suspects


USA Today: Another View: Individual mandate vs. 'do not treat'
In the early- and mid-1990s, nine states passed "guaranteed issue" laws that required insurance companies to write policies on demand. Without a mandate that required all citizens to buy policies, though, premiums and deductibles soared, enrollment fell and many companies dropped coverage in those states. Vermont went from 33 insurance companies to two. In the first three years New Hampshire's law was in effect, the number of insurers writing individual policies in the state dropped from 12 to five, and they offered only high-deductible, catastrophic coverage. Premiums in New Jersey rose as much as 155% over four years.


Dan Lawlor: Why Can't Rhode Island Be More Like New Hampshire?



Brattleboro Reformer: Vermont Yankee: After the protests


US News and World Report - Susan Milligan: In Defense of Sarah Palin and Rick Perry


Natural News.com: Battle over fluoride warning intensifies in New Hampshire


SPORTS
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Berlin Daily Sun: Hans Bauer has become the first man to ascend the Mt. Washington Auto Road on stilts and the big question is: why?


With little snow, NH's Wildcat resort cancels race


ACT Returns to Historic Sanair Super Speedway


Keene Sentinel: MONADNOCK PROFILE: Hope is in it to stay — and to give back


NFL: Patriots re-sign Deion Branch


Vickers gets nod to run NHMS races for Michael Waltrip Racing


NE Hockey Journal: Hanover girls team led by trio of 100-point scorers


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