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April 20. 2012 2:07PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 4/20

NEWS
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32% decline in central line-associated bloodstream infections in nation, but NH among 20 states unchanged
Twenty-one states posted decreases in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in 2010, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This translates to a 32% national reduction, which suggests that the national goal of reducing CLABSI by 50% by 2013 is within reach. CDC fact sheet on CLABSI.


Man arrested in NH for stabbing Fitchburg, Mass., boss indicted
FITCHBURG - Troy R. Thiboudot, 43, who allegedly stabbed his employer four times during an argument in October has been indicted and arraigned in superior court on charges of armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault in a dwelling.


Gloucester man indicted for NH bank heist
Benjamin Hammond, 35, of Bond Street, was indicted April 17 on a single count of bank robbery stemming from a Jan. 18 robbery of a Sovereign Bank branch in Seabrook, N.H.


Seabrook Station runs tsunami drill
"Overall, we did very well to exercise our radiological emergency response plans, but now, FEMA will evaluate all six communities," DiGloria said.


The New Hampshire: Ten year loan the result of $12.5M in unraised money
Half of the cost for construction was donated by UNH alumnus Peter T. Paul, who graduated in 1967, and who catapulted the project with a $25 million contribution to the highly lauded business school. Paul then encouraged other alumni, students, parents and the local business community to donate to the project in order to invest in New Hampshire’s youth.


Laconia Daily Sun: With reintroduction of alewives, Fish & Game says big rainbows ahead for Winnisquam


BUSINESS
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New vinyl album releases give record stores a kick


Next generation of broadband in NH focus of April 30 meeting in Meredith


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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The Readers’ Writers: Author-illustrator Nan Rossiter
Nan’s second novel is “Words Get in the Way,” the story of Callie, the single mother of an autistic child, and her return to the small New Hampshire community she was raised in. The tribulations Callie once left behind in New Hampshire remain, and she has to face her past as well as build a future for her son who doesn’t speak.


NH photographer Brian Nevins wins Pro Photo Showdown


Local pilot volunteers time to transport animals out of harm’s way to safe haven in NH
Victor Girgenti, local businessman and pilot, recently assisted in the rescue of nine dogs who were brought from a high-kill shelter in the south to an animal sanctuary in New Hampshire. This life-saving flight was done through the work of Animal Rescue Flights, of which Girgenti is a volunteer pilot.


Video - The Man Bringing Classic Arcade Cabinets Back


Rescued horse finds a new home in New Hampshire


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHSUPCO - David Fischer v. Strafford County House of Corresctions <<< Affirmed
HICKS, J. The petitioner, David Fischer, appeals orders of the Superior Court (Brown and Wageling, JJ.) on his motions for pretrial bail, claiming that the court delegated authority to Strafford County Community Corrections (SCCC), which is managed by the respondent, Superintendent, Strafford County House of Corrections, and part of the executive branch, in violation of the separation of powers doctrine. We affirm.


NHSUPCO - Mark Brown v. Concord Group Insurance Company <<< Reversed and remanded
We therefore hold that it was error for the trial court to grant summary judgment to Concord Group because what caused the damage – the 2003 work or the 2007 work – is a genuine issue of fact material to whether the policy provides coverage in this case.


NHSUPCO - Robert Surprenant v. Deborah Mulcrone <<< Affirmed
The defendant was the guardian ad litem (GAL) for the plaintiff’s son in a contested case between the plaintiff and the son’s mother. The defendant was appointed to investigate how the plaintiff and his son’s mother should divide parenting time and residential 2 responsibility for their son. In her final report to the court, submitted in January 2011, the defendant observed that while the plaintiff originally disclosed a prior conviction for driving while under the influence, he failed to disclose his entire criminal history.


POLITICS
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NH spends 11th most per pupil, but attains 4th best student performance
The Granite State spends $12,583 per student on average.


PRIMARY
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CBS: Obama v. Romney: It's definitely not personal
The fact that the two men competing for the nation's highest office have spent almost no time in each other's presence stands in contrast to the dynamic that existed four years ago. Then, Obama and Republican nominee John McCain squared off in the general election after having worked alongside each other in the Senate for three-and-a-half years.


Houston Chronicle: Rick Perry named worst candidate in GOP nomination race


SPORTS
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Griffin: Blue Jays’ off-season failure to land starting pitcher opens door for Hutchison
The Blue Jays ended an ongoing mystery surrounding a fifth starter for Saturday in Kansas City by purchasing the contract of 21-year-old right-hander Drew Hutchison from Double-A New Hampshire.


Eight Inducted into U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
A 1969 junior champion, New Hampshire’s Tyler Palmer was a dominant racer on the newly formed World Cup tour in the 1970’s.


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