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June 05. 2012 1:02PM

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NEWS
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COAST service cuts begin June 25 in Dover


US to boost community fisheries projects
CSFs link fishermen to their local markets. It works like this—any member of the public can pre-pay for a “season” of fresh, local, low-impact seafood, and in turn, receive a weekly or bi-weekly share of fish or shellfish. The idea is similar to the more widespread community supported agriculture programs where customers get a share of seasonal produce.


Eagle-Trib: Asian clams found in Windham's Cobbetts Pond


Meredith board decides to continue fight with ZBA over Foundry Avenue lot zoning
Selectmen Miller Lovett, Peter Brothers, Nate Torr and Peter Brothers voted to pursue another appeal, leaving Carla Horne, who remarked "we're all in a cab with the meter running with no idea where we're going and it's time to stop and get out," the lone dissenter.


Attorney tells Gilford School Board unlikely to recover attorney fees from residents who challenged its decision to ignore town referendum that should have eliminated the positions of superintendent and assistant superintendent
The School Board had hired Superintendent of Schools Kent Hemingway the day before the issue came before voters at the 2011 meeting.


BUSINESS
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A Fresh Look at GT Advanced Technologies
In light of GT Advanced Technologies' (NAS: GTAT) recent crash on the stock market, I decided it was time to take a step back and re-evaluate the company. Usually a stock would never enter a point where 75% of its market cap is held in cash, the stock trades at a P/E ratio under 3 and has a backlog nearly four times the size of its business. But in the crazy world of solar, this is what GT Advanced Technologies investors are left with.


NHBR: 5 N.H. firms file for bankruptcy in May


New Apparel Company HOTWOOD Debuts Fashionable Biker Clothing for Women of All Shapes and Sizes at Laconia Bike Week 2012
Created by motorcycle enthusiast Nicole Kimmick and Paul Marcotte of Nashua, NH, HOTWOOD combines a fashionable style with great-fitting clothes that are made to last.


Bullhorn report: Northeast is tops for social recruiting
New Hampshire came in second, Massachusetts fifth, Connecticut seventh, and Rhode Island 10th.


NH to get a taste of $111M Lockheed contract for Navy, Marines, AF training and engineering


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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America - Choosing a new abbot at Saint A
I hope my Jesuit friends here at America forgive me, but I want to spill some digital ink talking about a group of Benedictines. The monks Leavyat my alma mater, Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine institution in New Hampshire, are gathering this week to elect a new abbot, a process I knew little about before this week.


Tale of men entombed in Memorial Bridge pier 'hogwash'


Sandler and Charlie Sheen share a moment backstage at MTV Movie Awards


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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US v. Goergen <<< Navy veteran from Newmarket loses appeal of 60 year sentence in 2010 conviction for sexual exploitation of children, including making child porn widely distributed online


High Court Rules 'Equal Protection' Doesn't Extend To Municipal Taxpayers
Writing for the dissenters, Chief Justice John Roberts agreed with the general principle that the taxing authority gives great leaway to governments. But he said, "every generation or so a case comes along when the court need to say enough is enough," and this is one of those cases.


POLITICS
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NHPR: Pension Reform: Some Myth-Busters To Follow The Stalemate
People assume DC plans are cheaper than DB plans for employers, and therefore for taxpayers — when it comes to public pensions. But that's not actually true. Economists agree that defined benefit plans are more efficient than defined contribution plans.


Kuster brings message to Berlin in advance of official announcement


OPINION
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The Subprime Student Loan Bubble
The feds paid for one heckuva a lot of US education...subsidizing students and colleges...with trillions of dollars. They pay for GIs to go to school. They give grants to the schools themselves. And they hand our hundreds of billions in loans, at low teaser rates (just like sub-prime!) to students...often to students who are unqualified and unlikely to get much out of it.


SPORTS
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Dodgers draft Concord's Corey Seager in first round with No. 18 pick
Corey Seager is the younger brother of Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. Like his older brother, 18-year old Corey is an infielder.


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