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June 11. 2012 1:02AM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/11


Salt Lake Tribune: Former Utahn at center of alleged DOD contracting scheme involving former NH state Rep. David Young
"David Young knew the U.S. Army price estimate, was in a position to disclose the price estimate to Harris and [AISC], and had previous personal contact with Harris, who was required to be designated as the 'country manager' for AISC in its bid," court documents state. "Because AISC knew the estimated contract cost, its bid amount was virtually identical to the estimated contract price."

Manchester Police Become Largest X2 Deployment in New England
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/12 -- TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced the Manchester Police Department (NH) has placed an order to deploy 250 new TASER® X2? electronic control devices (ECDs).

Woman who held fundraiser at Hampton Beach indicted for faking cancer

Carsey Institute: Understanding Child Abuse in Rural and Urban America
Across America, Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies investigate allegations of child maltreatment. Only about one-fourth of the allegations are ultimately substantiated by CPS. Substantiation means that there is sufficient evidence to believe an act of abuse took place.

Build confidence in bullying victims; teach respect to tormentors
Bullies "sniff out kids who lack connections or who are isolated because of depression, mental health issues, disabilities or differences in size and shape," said Malcolm Smith, a family education and policy specialist at the University of New Hampshire. "The best thing a parent can do from a very young age is ask, 'Who's got your back?' If they can't name someone, you should help them establish connections to their peers."

Little girl's message found 30 years later by NH woman and returned to her with a little sleuthing
Jean Sperling found the old bottle while cutting back brush near the creek behind her house in Hudson.


New England's 6th casino opens in Western Maine
New Hampshire lawmakers, said Barrow, “have been completely focused on what Massachusetts has been doing and have seemed oblivious to Oxford.”

Dyn helps recruit startups to 'Silicon Millyard'
Dynamic Network Services (Dyn) is led by executives who were born and raised in New Hampshire who not only tout Manchester as a great place for tech startups, but who are each actively involved in organizations with the same mission of bringing businesses to the “Silicon Millyard,” a place that got its name from TwitPic founder, Noah Everett.

Man who lost legs hiking Mount Washington brings hope to amputees with iWalk
The expansion gives lower-limb amputees access to iWalk's bionic ankle system (BiOM), a system that uses robotics to restore function in the calf muscle and Achilles tendon for lower-limb amputees. The BiOM is manufactured in Worcester and now available at 58 prosthetic and orthotic centers.

Tyco subsidiary SimplexGrinnell faces federal class action over wages

WSJ: Beyond the Tried-and-True: Generating Cash in Later Life
The returns you generate will depend in part on how much of the labor you are willing and able to do yourself and how much you pay for the land, says Theodore E. Howard, professor of forestry economics at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Woodland in New Hampshire is going for around $1,500 an acre, and a cord of wood commands about $115 once it has been cut, according to the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association in Concord, N.H. A sustainable level of production is about a cord an acre a year.


Bloody Disgusting selects YellowBrickRoad in Netflix round-up of summer horror
“A small team of explorers heads into the New Hampshire wilderness to investigate the unexplained disappearance of the residents of Friar, who left their homes 70 years earlier — without their money, their clothes or a word about where they went.”

NYT - Derryfield Schools Brennan Barnard: How to Make the Most of a College Visit

Northwood's Elizabeth Faiella named Salutarian at Dartmouth
Faiella is a history major from Northwood, N.H. who wrote a senior thesis on conscientious objectors in work camps in New Hampshire during World War II. She is a four-year Rufus Choate Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a recipient of the Hogan Memorial Scholarship. Faiella has earned four academic citations.

Super Secret Project - Internet famous

Valentines Day to Valentines Day - Found book details 1800s life in New England
“More than just a record of one man's life, it's a window on the past that gives insight into the depression of the 1830s; apprenticeship and the tanning and currying industry of the time; Methodism during a period of great growth for the church; and farming from simple beginnings to scientific methods,” Ms. Higginbottom said.

The Lowdown: 'Antiques Roadshow' appraises Norman Rockwell painting
Paintings of the southern New Hampshire woman and her brother, Gene, who posed for their dad's painter friend when he was commissioned by Kellogg's in the early '50s, were rejected by the Battle Creek, Mich., cereal company. Over the weekend, Melinda, now 65, was bowled over when the folks at PBS' “Antiques Roadshow” appraised the one she still has by the master of Americana's painting at $40,000 to $60,000!


Ayotte Backs Amendment Requiring Details on Defense Sequestration Impact

Ayotte: Taxpayer Money Shouldn't Be Used to Fund Convention Parties
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced this week that she is backing bipartisan legislation that would end taxpayer subsidies for future political conventions and return any unused money from 2012 events to the Treasury in order to pay down the deficit.

With health exchanges, a state's size matters


NYT: Where Electoral Forecasts Agree and Disagree
The ratings diverged the most over New Hampshire, chiefly due to Pollster, which rated it solid blue while everyone else rated the state a tossup. FiveThirtyEight sees New Hampshire somewhere in the middle, giving Mr. Obama a 72 percent chance of winning there.

Suddenly, Many Ways For Romney to Reach 270 Electoral Votes


HuffPo - Catherine S. Neal: Fairness for Dennis Kozlowski
The New York State Board of Parole has denied Dennis Kozlowski's bid for parole. The decision appears to be based on his notorious reputation rather than the actual merits of his case. It certainly conflicts with the state's own criteria for release.


Better offseason for Gostkowski in Nashua
NASHUA, N.H. -- Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski helped the Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League kick off the 2012 season this weekend by kicking autographed footballs into the stands.

44th Annual Market Days Festival
Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Darci Lynne
Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

2nd Annual Amherst Food Truck Festival
Saturday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

14th Annual New England Brewfest
Saturday, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The NH Angle