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May 16. 2012 12:25PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 5/16

NEWS
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New Boston Air Force Station goes green with geothermal technology
The 23rd Space Operations Squadron expects to save more than $40,000 in energy costs this year using the heat of the Earth. In New Hampshire, ground beneath the frost line (about 7 feet) maintains a temperature between 55 and 57 degrees year round.


Guns.com: When Neighbors Complain, NH Gun Club Builds Noise Barrier; Everyone's Happy
A New Hampshire sportsman's club is installing a sound dampening wall to reduce the noise pollution of gunfire. They're not under any ordinance or legal requirement to do so -- they're just "committed to being a good neighbor."


Rochester woman charged in connection to Maine restaurant attack


Mass. man charged in escort service extortion in Maine, NH


Board approves helipad for Portsmouth Regional Hospital


NH has highest vaccination rate in the country


More details in Vt. crash that claimed life of Manchester man


Eagle Trib - Salem pet store severs ties with rescue group
SALEM - Just two months after switching from selling dogs to rescuing dogs, Discount Pet Supply has ended its partnership with Husky and Lab Rescue.


NH farmer says chickens, ducks, are disappearing
Grace Burchell of Claremont says the final straw came last week after 15 birds disappeared in one night. She called police.


NASA ships depart Portsmouth ahead of anticipated SpaceX launch Saturday


FEATURES
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3rd Annual Bob Dylan B-Day Bash on May 24 to benefit Brad Delp Foundation and CCFA


Reality TV: THR's 50 Most Powerful List - #27 Pawn Stars creator Brent Montgomery to bring reality series about NH demolitions company to NatGeo Channel


Manchester Millyard makes list of Lego Wonders of the World


A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite


Ill. senate would allow an 'Einstein'-size mini horse service animal status
he bill approved Tuesday by a 40-11 vote and sent on to the House would also allow small equestrian guides to assist their owners with vision, hearing, seizure alert, psychiatric, autism or other disabilities.


Daniel Johnston & Friends perform benefit for Brett Hartenbach at Rochester Opera House



BUSINESS
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Telegraph: WFNX-FM sold to Clear Channel, so what happens to 92.1 in Peterborough?


Woodworking Machinery Industry Association honors Northland Forest Products of Kingston
The company received the Wooden Globe for integrating a highly automated lumber and molding operation.


USA Springs judge puts off auction decision


NHPR - State Impact: Why NH's Waterfront Market Might Be On The Rebound


Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews


High-tech outposts pay the highest salaries in manufacturing
#6. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H.; average manufacturing wage: $82,415 vs. average wage: $63,223.


Pizza Delicious bought an ad on Facebook. How'd they do? Not so well
On Tuesday, GM said it was pulling its Facebook ads because the ads haven't done enough to generate new business.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHPUC approves National Grid plan to makeup for under spending 2011 budget for energy efficiency


Pan Am defamation suit against railroad trade publication dismissed, but can be amended and refiled


Google awarded patent for design of eyewear


POLITICS
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Ammoland.com: Deadline for New Hampshire Constitutional Carry this Year is Thursday
Milford, NH -- If you want to end the unconstitutional requirement to beg for government permission before you can exercise your right to bear arms, now is the time to act.


Pot poll finds 65% of NH supports legalizing medical marijuana
65% of voters support legalizing medical marijuana to 24% opposed. That includes more than 70% of Democrats and independents and even a plurality of GOP voters (46/43). In other results, Lamontagne has a 53-13 lead.


China flies new stealth fighter as problems plague F-22, and striking union halts work on F-35


F-35 Fighter Jets in South Burlington? Air Force Idea Bombs and Soars


House freshmen spent millions of tax dollars on mailings
When he ran for Congress two years ago, New Hampshire Republican Frank Guinta blasted Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter's frankings as "propaganda," and described them as "campaigning with our tax dollars." As a freshman, Guinta sent 469,013 mass mailings last year at a cost to taxpayers of $206,276, ranking him 21st among House members for money spent on franked mail. In one piece distributed in October, he told constituents that he "is working to improve the economy for your family." Guinta did not respond to requests for comment.


PRIMARY
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Out of office, out of sight: George W. Bush unlikely to have role in Romney's presidential bid
"The Iraq war? The economy? Let's not revisit President Bush's record," Richard Rinaldi, a 72-year-old Republican, said at a Romney rally last week in Charlotte. "There's no desire to see him campaigning."


Christie would not be a happy 'second fiddle' as veep, NJ voters say in poll


SPORTS
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Dartmouth Heavyweight and Lightweight Crew Teams Headed to IRA Nationals


Silver Nuggets: What Does the Future Hold for Butler?
Bobby Butler was signed by the Ottawa Senators in the spring of 2010. He was a hot shot sniper from New Hampshire of the NCAA and was added to a team that needed scoring depth up front.


Viral Harvard video has Keene native recounting joy of road games

The video brought me back to a time when my soccer teammates and I whipped our ponytails to the beat of “Wooly Bully” by the Sam the Sham & Pharoahs”.

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