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June 08. 2012 11:52AM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/8


Police search home in Rochester for child pornography after recent investigation

Greenland golf course boss is facing gun, drug raps

Milton, NH woman sought for hit and run found and charged with DUI

Counselor charged with attempted sex assault
Jeffrey Spiegler, 48, of Keene also faces charges of falsifying physical evidence and violation of privacy. He is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, and the N.H. Board of Mental Health Practice has been notified, Keene police said.

Video: North Conway bear must like Italian food


NYT: In New Hampshire, a Neon-Lit Goodbye to Flathead V-8 Fords

Concerts, art fair at festival in Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) - The community of Peterborough, N.H., is holding its annual "Thing in the Spring" event showcasing underground indie, folk and rock music.

Fellow Friends of Pisgah remember founding member ‘Bill’ Mitchell

Caring for a raccoon called Michael
Michael traveled with Jonathan to New Hampshire and provided an irresistible comic relief — a ray of sunlight into a sorrowing, waiting, watching household. By the time the rest of us arrived the next day, Papa was gone and the grief was terrible. Still — Michael’s presence was a thread of connection to the world of warmth and sweet laughter where life carried on.


Market Basket coming to North Conway?
Town manager Earl Sires told selectmen this week the town is waiting for a site plan review application from Market Basket, a Massachusetts-based chain that operates more than 50 grocery stores in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

NH woman's new business - Birthing Without Boundaries - teaches natural childbirth
I began to feel that education would really help couples to gain more confidence and be able to have optimal birthing experiences,” she said. “I stress drug-free vaginal births, and the classes also cover the medical procedures that may be elective or necessary.”

UNH grads' startup eyes Boston via crowdfunding
Regaalo, the social gifting e-commerce company run by four recent graduates of the University of New Hampshire, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance its expansion into Boston.

Covered stents surpass bare metal stents treating chronic Atherosclerotic Mesenteric Arterial Disease
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Vascular surgeons and researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga joined hands to compare outcomes of mesenteric angioplasty using percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) with iCAST covered stents (Atrium, Hudson, NH) or bare metal stents in patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). Their findings were released today at the 66th Vascular Annual Meeting presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery®.


‘Gang of Six’ Rides Again, as 12
Conrad said the core group of 12 plus other interested senators met last night and will meet periodically over the coming weeks to build momentum for their proposals. Their next meeting is scheduled for June 19, when former New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg and former Democratic White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles will brief senators.

Ad campaign pushes Shaheen effort to provide free military abortions

Black Bear TIF deemed illegal, report says Newmarket should dissolve its mistake
NEWMARKET — Following a thorough report from Don Jutton of Municipal Resources Inc., the Town Council concluded Wednesday night that the Black Bear TIF district is indeed illegal, never properly existed, and that it should be dissolved to correct a 14-year-old mistake.

NHPR StateImpact: To make college shopping easier, White House launches “Know Before You Owe”
While transparency may not be the problem, it turns out it is a problem. Tara Payne of the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation counsels families making college choices, and says she does see offers from schools with confusing — even misleading — award offers.


Rand Paul Endorses Romney; Tea Party, Ron Paul support to follow?


Ellen Kolb: Mitt, You can’t have Ayotte

Editorial: Texting case in Haverill sends strong message

UNH Prof. John E. Carroll: Agricultural renaissance - In New Hampshire, back to the future
The recent rebellion of University of New Hampshire students against a university plan to destroy on-campus agricultural lands and facilities in favor of new buildings and parking lots, including retail business, is indicative of a revolution in attitudes toward agriculture in the Granite State.

NH Peace Action statement on Syria
It may appear callous to hold back in the face of great injustice, but this revolution must belong to the Syrians for it to lay the foundation for a new and better nation.


Backup tailback Chad Kackert makes himself useful to Argonauts
The enormous bodies on the offensive line dwarf the second-year running back from the University of New Hampshire, who is generously listed at 5-foot-8. But there is no missing Kackert after he takes a handoff, finds an opening and shifts his compact, 200-pound frame into high gear.

Electric bike makes TT history with first 100mph lap at Isle of Man
TT history was made today as Michael Rutter broke the 100mph barrier on his Segway MotoCzysz electric powered machine, equipped with Pirelli tyres.