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June 01. 2012 11:42AM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/1

NEWS
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NH police: Memorial Day flag fight led to stabbings
CLAREMONT, N.H. — Police in Claremont, N.H., believe a scuffle between two men over a Memorial Day flag sent both to the hospital with stab wounds.


Greyhound trims bus service to five stops in NH, Mass., Vt.


UNH to Analyze 'Bellwether' Solar Event Data from European Satellite
DURHAM, N.H. -- When the sun launched a moderate, or M-class, solar flare May 17, 2012, it was still one of the largest eruptions seen since late January when our star began to rouse from an anomalously long quiet period. But the event was not just an additional solar wake-up call; it produced something that has the solar physics community puzzled and scientists from the University of New Hampshire poised to analyze a singular dataset gathered during the event by a European satellite called PAMELA - short for Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics.


Former New Hampshire surgeon now barred from practicing in Maine
Ruth O'Mahony's employment at the hospital was terminated in October 2011. During a 10-day period in July of that year, five of her patients had major complications as a result of her treatment, according to a May 30 consent agreement. She previously was disciplined by the New Hampshire medical licensing board after her privileges at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua were suspended because of patient safety concerns.


NH among states with fewest smokers


Moose Killed by Two Trees Standing Close Together ... Wait, What?
Despite its known grace and fleetness of foot, a bull moose stumbled down a 20 ft. sand bank in Keene, NH this winter, lodging its head between two saplings. Incredibly, the fall turned out to be fatal and this photo was taken as proof.


FEATURES
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Police remove stubborn turtle from NH parking lot


AnEx Publications Signs Incredibly Talented NH Teenager
Brianna Rastello won first place at NH State Science Fair, starred on undefeated div. one varsity softball team, and published her first book.


Hinsdale students take third at Society of Manufacturing Engineers challenge
Third place, with a prize of $500, went to Windham Regional Career Center in Hinsdale, N.H. for their work in rationalizing flow across a production floor.


150 years later, a Civil War casualty is remembered
Horace Chase of Bath, was one of 41 Fifth New Hampshire soldiers killed or mortally wounded at Fair Oaks. A hundred and twenty-nine others were wounded.


Marlboro film project seeks public funding through Kickstart to complete project
The film starts Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold and was shot in part in Chesterfield, N.H.


Half of nation's best high schools participate in FIRST Robotics Competion


BUSINESS
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Fitch rates Manchester airport revenue refunding bonds A-, outlook negative
The Negative Outlook reflects continued declines in traffic, in part as a result of competition from Boston Logan. Building on enplanement declines of 13.1% and 15.0% in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Manchester's enplanements declined by 4.7% to 1.39 million in FY 2011, and year to date fiscal 2012 numbers continue to show declines of 4.6%. Competition in the New England region remains a concern. Southwest Airlines, which represented approximately 60% of the airport's enplanements in FY 2011, initiated service at Boston Logan in 2009, pressuring service levels and passenger volumes at Manchester ever since. JetBlue recently increased their focus in the Boston market. Further activity by low-cost carriers at Logan may continue to pressure Manchester's operations by driving fares lower at Logan and pulling traffic.


Dartmouth, Brown lead Ivies in investing with trustees
Dartmouth and Brown - two of the eight Ivy League colleges and universities - lead the group in terms of investing their endowments with firms that have business ties to members of their boards of trustees, a review by Reuters of the Ivies' investment practices found.


Get An Even Better Deal On RGR Than Director Cosentino Jr. Did


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery
With this final rule, NMFS implements new Federal American lobster regulations that will limit entry into the lobster trap fishery in Lobster Conservation Management Area 1 (Area 1), located in the Federal inshore waters of the Gulf of Maine. Eligibility will be based on specific eligibility criteria designed to identify active Federal Area 1 lobster trap permits. If a permit meets the eligibility criteria, the permit holder will be authorized to fish in the Federal waters of Area 1 with up to 800 lobster traps


POLITICS
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Feds Share Blame in October Outages
The study found 5 percent of outages were on the federally regulated high-voltage transmission network. The study calls that failure “significant” and makes several recommendations on how utilities can improve the way the monitor overhanging trees.


PRIMARY
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Mitt Romney mobilizes a diverse cast of surrogates to carry GOP message


Politico: What was Thad McCotter thinking?
At the heart of that sentiment is the belief that McCotter's brief presidential bid last year distracted him from his job and was the proximate cause of the petition debacle.


New Jewish vote poll shows slight gain for Romney
Although Obama still enjoys overwhelming Jewish support, some Americans ask why Obama receives the lowest percentage in decades, of Jewish votes for a Democrat.


Candidates spent $3.6M on NH primary ad buys



SPORTS
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NH golfer hits three aces in a week


Tim Thomas considering year off from Boston Bruins, NHL?
A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that the 38-year-old Boston Bruins netminder was contemplating taking next season off. Which doesn't mean he will, but it's something he's apparently raised.

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