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May 09. 2012 12:35PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 5/9

NEWS
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Press Herald: NH man arrested in Fairfield crack cocaine bust
Jackson, whose nickname is Jamaica, was under police surveillance as part of the investigation by Fairfield and Waterville police and the Somerset County Sheriff's Office when he was stopped in his Honda on Main Street about 8:30 a.m. Monday.


Eagle-Trib: Pelham woman dies from injuries received in Methuen crash


BurlingtonFreePress.com: Driver in triple-fatal Bolton crash lacked valid license, wore cast on right foot
Potvin also had his driver's license revoked in New Hampshire. Police in Keene, N.H., said they arrested Potvin in November on charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.


Linda Losacano's brother fears missing Fla. mom dead, she had spoken of moving to NH
David says his sister had spoken about moving closer to family in New Hampshire with Kaylie, the 5-year-old daughter that she and Arnold shared. But David says Arnold, who appears to have committed suicide on Sunday, was adamantly against it.


NH sister flies to Fla. to take custody of 5-year-old
Bay News 9 is told Linda's sister flew down from New Hampshire and now has custody of that 5-year-old little girl.


Barrington superintendent to retire to superintendent's job on Mount Desert Island


BUSINESS
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US Crowdfunding Exchange to Launch Equity Portal
PETERBOROUGH, N.H., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Crowdfunding Exchange, LLC, today announced it will soon be launching an equity-based crowdfunding portal on the heels of new legislation that was signed into law April 5th that will allow, for the first time, small businesses and startups to raise capital through the internet and social networking sites to start or expand their businesses. Prior to April 5th, only donation-based crowdfunding of projects has been allowed, but the new legislation means small businesses can now offer stock directly to the public.


Newburyport News: Coop lands fresh fish market expected to open by Memorial Day
SEABROOK — If all goes as planned, by Memorial Day a new retail market at the Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative will allow residents and visitors to buy fish fresh off the local commercial fishing boats.


FEATURES
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'X Factor' tryout draws huge crowd in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sabin Street was a sea of colorful umbrellas Wednesday morning as people from Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and other states lined up in the rain to register to audition for "The X Factor", a televised singing competition in front of live audiences.


Author shares the value of mountain hikes - with her toddlers in tow


NECN Video: Raw milk movement gains traction in NH


Salon - Wendy MacLeod: My sabbatical offered a quiet and calm I'd always wanted. Then I discovered what a challenge that could be
Filled with ideas for almost every medium — play, essay, screenplay, pilot, humor pieces — I dreamed of untold productivity and an endless summer at my in-laws' lake house in New Hampshire. I would finally have the time and quiet I'd been hungering for after 19 years of teaching and raising children.


NH documentarian eyes British Columbia wooden bridge project


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for 2012 available
Applicants must contact the Rural Development State Office serving the state in which they desire to submit an application to receive further information and copies of the application package. Rural Development will date and time stamp incoming applications to evidence timely and untimely receipt, and, upon request, will provide the applicant with a written acknowledgment of receipt.
The HPG program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private non-profit organizations, which may include, but not be limited to, faith-based and community organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas.


NH Supreme Court adopts rules and amendments <<< Creates Office of Bar Admissions
> Admissions to the Bar; Board of Bar Examers; Character and Fitness Committee
> District Division Rules
> Transcripts of Court Proceedings


NHPUC - Transfer of Assets to FairPoint - Order addressing broadband investment and service quality penalties <<< FairPoint can invest $3.3M in broadband or refund $2.8M to ratepayers.
Comes with a dissenting opinion from Commissioner Harrington opposing allowing FairPoint to use its penalty to improve broadband to nowhere.


Shafmaster v. IRS
As such, although the IRS may have assessed the penalty earlier than it should have been assessed, the failure-to-pay penalty was still justified. The Previous HitShafmastersNext Document present no argument that would suggest the IRS must issue a refund under such circumstances.


POLITICS
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North Hampton chimes in for state municipal lobby


OPINION
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CSM: Why Romney's choice for vice president could determine America's future


Gary Lambert: Following Pentagon's lead on clean energy
Lambert is a State Senator from New Hampshire, a U.S. Marine Corps reservist and member of Operation Free, a coalition of veterans and national security experts working to secure America through clean energy


SPORTS
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Dartmouth's Schwieger to attend St. Louis Rams mini camp
“It is a childhood dream come true,” said Schwieger on Wednesday from the Dartmouth College campus in Havover, N.H. “I never thought I would be presented with this opportunity. I’m excited about it. The Rams are a good fit for me. I have a good opportunity to make the roster.”


NCAA investigators eye Tilton School's Nerlens Noel
A person who has been briefed on the N.C.A.A.’s inquiry said the topics officials were planning on inquiring about included Noel’s relationship with Chris Driscoll, a former Providence assistant who is close to Noel. Driscoll was barred this year from campus at the Tilton School, the New Hampshire boarding school where Noel has spent the past two years and is completing his final year of high school.


Robert Temple book tells history of New England harness racing
Temple was a sports writer for the Boston Herald Traveler in the 1960s and early 70s and worked for various racetracks in his career.


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