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June 13. 2012 1:09PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/13

According to a history of the observance at, Flag Day began in the late 1800s, when Wisconsin schoolteacher B.J. Cigrand arranged for pupils to observe June 14 as “Flag Birthday.” The observance was established by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. An Act of Congress in 1949 established June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. (Union Leader file)


NH man pleads innocent to 86 counts of intimidation for calling girlfriend while he was behind bars
LOWELL -- A 42-year-old New Hampshire man is facing 86 counts of violation of a restraining order and intimidation of a witness after he allegedly called his girlfriend 43 times in three days from behind bars.

Sex offender, parole violator tracked to New London
Scott Phaneuf, 43, of Rabbit Road, is considered a lifetime sex offender by the state, following three sex-crime convictions dating back 30 years. In 1982, Phaneuf was convicted of rape and abuse of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age. In 1999, Phaneuf was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a person aged 14 or older.

Eagle-Tribune: Websites post dozens of names of NH men accused of not paying, abusing escorts
Businessmen, physicians, coaches, municipal board members, a minister and dozens of men are listed on two websites claiming to protect prostitutes from clients who don't pay, threaten their escorts and sometimes abuse them.

Former boyfriend of murdered Florida model arraigned
Charles Blanchard, 21, of Hill, New Hampshire, and Travis Morin, 24, of Danbury, New Hampshire aiding and abetting each other causing the death of Epifanio Medina whose body was discovered June 12, 2011.

UNH ranks fourth for highest in-state tuition

Former Mount Cranmore ski area owner and hall of famer Herbert Schneider dies
His son Christopher is quoted in the Conway Daily saying, “Dad was an iconic figure in the valley and who he was permeated our private lives as well but in a very positive way. ... We never had a babysitter in the winter. We had ski instructors.”

Conn. Yankees fan pleads guilty to stabbing Red Sox fan from NH in the neck
Police said victim Monte Freire and his friends were "Red Sox fans in 'Yankees' territory." But Mayor's lawyer says the fight wasn't "a Yankees-Red Sox thing."

Gorham woman says she robbed banks to care for her daughter

Freedom plane-crash investigation points to engine failure
Gary Cole, 71, of Ossipee, was injured when his 1936 Stinson SR-7B N16122 crashed on the afternoon of May 13.

NHPR Audio: Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam


Mount Washington Commission aims to reverse 29% rate hike set in 2009
There is some urgency to solving the problem. As Mark Ericson, representing Cumulus Media, Inc., the tenant using the most electricity at the summit, noted: "WHOM spent $275,000 last year. My company is not thrilled with that," he said. "This company (Cumulus) has 572 radio stations plus the ABC network and the highest electric bill in the whole place is right here. The bean counters in Atlanta are looking at that."

Walpole firm lands contract to rebuild historic Vt. covered bridge

Unitil deploys mobile tech to keep vegetation under control

NHPR Audio: Gorham Paper Hires First New Workers In More Than A Decade

NHPR Audio: Northern Pass Competitors: Project Needs Renewable Energy Funds


Kathleen Marden, niece of abducted NH couple, Betty and Barney Hill, says depiction in Carl Sagan's Cosmos got it all wrong
In a chapter in my book Science was Wrong, I write about the “Conundrum of Alien Abduction.” As you saw in Cosmos it depicts Betty and Barney, driving on a very dark night, there is torrential rain hitting the windshield, they cannot see, they are confused. Betty is nervously looking up at a light, then they hear static…Betty is then shown adjusting the radio. It was really beeping or buzzing sounds that they heard, not static.

Boston Globe: Salem, N.H., offers families amusement rides and America's Stonehenge

UNH geologists to help with earthquake research
They are finding sites throughout northern New England for 24 seismometers as part of a nationwide effort.


DEA: 4 OTC, Inc.; Decision and Order denying import of ephedrine <<< Ephedrine is an ingredient in the production of meth. Decision rejects licensing of 4 OTC as an importer.
4 OTC is a company that currently sells over-the-counter nutritional supplements to customers who solicit such products over 4 OTC's website, for health and fitness. 130. Under the bulleted outline for New Hampshire, the SOPs only state “comply with federal regulations.” [Resp. Exh. 10 at 23]. When Mr. Pierce was questioned about this SOP he agreed that he could be pretty certain that New Hampshire would allow 4 OTC to sell ephedrine into the state, so long as they were compliant with federal regulations. [Tr. 340]. Later in the SOPs, however, on the chart for state requirements, there is a “Y” under the column marked “state license” corresponding to the state of New Hampshire. [Resp. Exh. 10 at 29].Show citation box

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NRC: License Renewal Application for Seabrook Station, Unit 1 ; NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC
On May 25, 2010, NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (NextEra), submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) an application for renewal of Facility Operating License NPF-86 for an additional 20 years of operation at Seabrook Station, Unit 1 (Seabrook). The current operating license for Seabrook expires on March 15, 2030. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that the NRC will be preparing a supplement to the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to address information related to severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA) analysis in accordance with the NRC's regulations.

LEBANON HANGAR ASSOCIATES, LTD. v. CITY OF LEBANON <<< Reverses and remands decision by lower court to overrule arbitrator in Lebanon Airport tax/lease dispute.
By holding that the arbitrator did not exceed the scope of his authority in concluding that the evidence supported the equitable remedy of reformation, we reaffirm that the primary purpose of arbitration is to resolve disputes expeditiously, and that an arbitrator's decision is therefore reviewable only in a narrow set of circumstances.

EDELTRAUD ELTER-NODVIN v. LEAH C. NODVIN <<< Would-have-been ex-wife sues daughters to claim life insurance money and loses. Affirmed on appeal.
Thus, while their divorce action was pending, the petitioner could not rely upon Stephen to provide for her based upon a spousal obligation. Rather, if she wished to remain beneficiary of the insurance policies, she should have asked the court to order Stephen not to alter them. See RSA 458:16 (2004). In the absence of such an order or some other legal or equitable obligation to maintain the policies for the petitioner, Stephen was free to name his daughters as beneficiaries.

Under New Hampshire law, a contract claim must be brought within three years of the time the cause of action arises – that is, when the breach occurs.


NATO activists' lawyers blast Ill. anti-terror law
Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, is one of three men charged.

Senators back NH town bid to change Jew Pond name

Kevin Landrigan: Libertarians not pleased with third-party filing changes
On May 31, Gov. John Lynch signed a bill making technical changes to election laws (SB 236) that got no media coverage or public notice from political activists.


Keene racers headed to national championship after sweeping NH soap box titles
Sadie Borden, 15, a freshman at Keene High, took first in Masters to earn a return trip to the Derby, and her sister, Teal, 12, won in Super Stock to earn return trips to Akron.

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