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April 27. 2012 1:45PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 4/27

NEWS
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Hampstead chief's hours cut 20 percent, pay less than 8 percent
HAMPSTEAD — When selectmen discovered fire Chief Michael Carrier couldn't work full time and still draw his pension, they changed the position to part time. "Our initial intent was to go full time, but these issues came up with the retirement system," Selectman Richard Hartung said. "This is what we chose to do to handle it. The Board of Selectmen took action."


Sanbornton and New Hampton among towns looking for full restoration of promised flooding rights payments


Boston Herald: Details awaited in case of Lawrence, Mass., man killed by NH police
DeJesus, 35, was released from N.H. State Prison at the end of January after serving sentences for possession, sale and manufacturing of heroin and an attempted escape. He was approved to serve parole in Florida, according to the N.H. Department of Corrections.


Possible 'new low' for convicted conman, who allegedly took money intended for van with wheelchair lift
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) - A severely disabled woman confined to a wheelchair is accusing a convicted con man of stealing money she had saved up to buy a specialized van to help her get around. WPRI 12 also uncovered he is wanted for two alleged scams in both Florida and New Hampshire and is being investigated for an alleged con in Massachusetts.


BUSINESS
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NH telepresence robot outfit VGo working with United Cerebral Palsy to demonstrate technology
NASHUA, N.H. and WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 -- VGo Communications, the leader in robotic telepresence, and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)--an international advocate, educating and providing support services for children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities--today announced a partnership to collaborate and work together to define and deliver accessibility enhancements to VGo's robotic telepresence solution.


Telepresence robots send you across the globe from home


Cape Air suspends flights during Rutland airport upgrade, flights to leave from Lebanon
Dave Carman, Rutland airport manager, said Thursday the main, 5,000-foot runway will be closed next week while work crews install the $925,000 instrument landing system, or ILS.


Bloomberg: Sealy sags under debt, Shows buyout downside


Despite settlement, little known about immigrant workers who blew the whistle
The locations of the workers, who were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they reported unpaid wages to the Dover Police Department, cannot be disclosed at this time. Fogarty said the workers are safe, healthy and have immigration attorneys who are currently engaged in a discussion about their immigration statuses.


As fireworks store moves in to southern Maine, other businesses make way
Southern Maine's first fireworks store, set to open in June, has other retailers in Scarborough's Gateway Shoppes literally moving out of the way.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Adam Sandler recalls wild bar mitzvah


Titanic auction fetches $155,000 for bandleaders letter


Montreal Gazette: Enjoy a long weekend in scenic New Hampshire
Businesses in and around Mount Washington Valley, N.H., about 325 kilometres southeast of Montreal in the White Mountain National Forest (a 4-hour drive), are offering savings for Canadians during the Victoria Day weekend (May 18-21).


April 29, 1780 $5 New Hampshire note fetches $1,265 at auction


Osprey pair spotted house hunting atop pole errected just for them
LACONIA — After nearly a week of struggling to get the pair of osprey to cease nesting on utility poles and instead settle into a man-made nest placed nearby, it appears the birds might have finally taken to the alternative nesting site.


Movie classics re-imagined - Teams from across America will give twist to legendary motion pictures


StateImpact: Opposition Crystallizes Against So-Called “Agent Orange Corn”


Lessons Learned from the Flock - Life raising children and chickens in New Hampshire


NEHC Honors DHART Air Ambulance Service
To further enhance safety, DHART is currently developing special Helicopter Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) approaches and fully-integrated connecting routes to 30 hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont. This first-in-the-world project will allow DHART helicopters to respond safely, even in some challenging weather conditions.


WaPo review of Heidi Julavits's ‘The Vanishers'


Sarah Silverman: The Women on The Bachelor Are "Offensive"



POLITICS
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Durham releases town wage figure report online
Wages are based on the 2011 New Hampshire Municipal Association Wage and Salary Survey that is conducted in communities of New Hampshire such as Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth. Durham, by design, provides wages that are neither the highest nor lowest of the surrounding communities. The administration believes that this is the fairest way to set the pay scale.


PRIMARY
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Washington Examiner: Ayotte a Hill fave for VP


OPINION
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Dr. Seddon Savage: Medical marijuana is not the answer



SPORTS
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Former Wildcat McNally closing in on NFL dream
Come this weekend, preferably on Saturday and no later than Sunday, former Cornwall star defensive lineman Brian McNally's cell phone will ring. On the other end, he hopes, is a representative from an NFL team, offering him a free-agent contract. It's a call McNally, who starred at the University of New Hampshire, has been waiting for almost his entire life.


NH native Barb Young's gymnastic business taking off in Illinois


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