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April 12. 2012 12:00PM

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NEWS
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NH driver sentenced in fatal car accident appeals


Former resident leaves $357,000 in life insurance to Seabrook police
Selectmen made quick work of accepting the money at their meeting yesterday, promising to carry out D'Alessandro's wishes that the money be put into a special fund and used exclusively for law enforcement purposes.


Wrong turn leads to three more from NH arrested on narcotics charges in Lawrence


The Dartmouth: Volunteers map broadband access in rural NH
The New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program, led by the University of New Hampshire, will synthesize acquired GPS mapping data from the seven regional commissions in New Hampshire to produce a statewide map of broadband availability, Ruppel said.


Norwich murder trial jury hears about suspects later cleared of wrongdoing


In audio, Maine triple slaying defendant says he didn't know victims


Nashua MD: Doctors and patients should talk more, test less


FEATURES
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Can parents change their parenting behaviors? UNH researcher says yes
It's a question put recently to University of New Hampshire researcher Rick Trinkner, who has published a study finding that delinquency was less common among kids with "authoritative" parents than it was among kids with domineering "authoritarian" parents. Delinquency was not more common among kids with pushover, "permissive" parents, but the research has raised concerns with that parenting style, too.


NH truck driver honored for helping RI trooper who wrecked his cruiser


UNH researchers find BP spill has changed environmental attitudes in La.


Meet the Jewish billionaire who studies Torah every morning
Before he sold Timberland, the family company he headed until last year, Jeffrey Swartz made the firm a pioneer in 'social responsibility.' Now, $2 billion later, he studies Torah each morning and spends the rest of his time trying to make the world a better place.


BUSINESS
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U.S. Special Operations Command chooses BAE Systems' Cutting-Edge SkeetIR® Thermal Monocular made at OASYS unit in Manchester, NH
The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded BAE Systems an $11 million contract to procure the company's revolutionary SkeetIR® thermal monocular for its forces. The combat proven monocular can be used by USSOCOM personnel in a variety of modes.


Highlights from the Fed's Beige Book economic survey of regional bank districts
Boston/New England - Economic activity expanded at a moderate pace. Retailers, manufacturers and consulting and advertising firms reported higher revenues. Retailers expressed concerns about rising energy prices.


Portsmouth, NH's Service CU upgrades German debit card
The $2 billion Service Credit Union in Portsmouth, N.H., was the first American financial institution to introduce chip and PIN technology in Germany and the first to offer the girocard.


NH-based online pawnshop Pawntique kicks off 'Trust in the Troops' for struggling military families
The company will give away a total of 25 interest-free, collateral-free $1,000 loans to eligible U.S. military families, called "Trust in the Troops."


NH to unveil new tourism branding


Maine gamblers spend big in Connecticut
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A new report on casino gambling in New England estimates that Mainers spent nearly $35 million at Connecticut's two casinos last year, while spending nearly $63 million at the Hollywood Casino in Bangor.


Rochester (NY) Precision Optics celebrates $10.7M expansion
The Henrietta lens and optical assembly maker has been on a growth streak since New Hampshire entrepreneur William Hurley bought many of those Kodak assets and started Rochester Precision Optics in 2005.


Gas supply drying up at BP
In 2009, BP signed a deal with Green Valley Oil LLC in East Providence to rebrand 235 stations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts from Lukoil and Getty flags.


Manufacturers highlight lack of skilled workers during Portsmouth summit


NH Medicaid approves experimental asthma diagnostic makes a find handout


More repairs made to Vermont Yankee's condenser


Boston area ranked 10th best metropolitan area for Energy Star labeled buildings



POLITICS
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Video: NH Redress of Grievance Committee Members Respond to NH Attorney General Michael Delaney



WaPo: Lynch makes WaPo list of the nation's 10 most popular governors


PRIMARY
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Rick Santorum's Campaign Manager Is Having Trouble Adjusting To Life Off The Trail
Witth his candidate officially no longer a contender in the presidential race, Rick Santorum's campaign manager, Michael Biundo, headed back to his home in New Hampshire yesterday. After his first night off the campaign trail, Mr. Biundo is clearly having some trouble adjusting to the more relaxed schedule of normal life outside the election cycle.


As Race Shifts, Biden Gets Task Of Scuffing Romney


SC attorney general talking voter ID with bogus ballot activist James O'Keefe
In January, New Hampshire's attorney general launched a review of state voting procedures after Project Veritas posted a video that appeared to show people using the names of dead residents on primary day to get ballots at polling places.


Rick Perry says it's his duty - 'as a former U.S. military officer and a proud Aggie' - to stick with Gingrich


Caterpillar Adds Ex-Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman To Board



SPORTS
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Wrentham's Matt Boulter starring on diamond at Southern New Hampshire


Video: Carleton University preps hybrid for NHMS race


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