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June 14. 2012 12:38PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/14


Nashua Telegraph: NH Department of Corrections ineffective at preventing recidivism
CONCORD – Nearly half the inmates released from New Hampshire prisons in 2007 returned within three years, according to a new report that shows the majority of those felons returned because of taking drugs, drinking alcohol or not attending treatment.

Newburyport business owner nabbed at gunpoint, charged with NH burglaries
NEWBURYPORT — The co-owner of a downtown boutique suspected in a series of New Hampshire housebreakings was arrested at gunpoint yesterday afternoon outside his Horton Street home.

Isle of Shoals cleanup nets 557 pounds of marine debris

CBS Video: Local Men Accused Of Mistreating Escorts Say It's A Scam

Artificial heart uses ferrofluid to pump blood
Shape-shifting ferrofluid has been used in body armour, but a new prototype is showing that it could help keep people alive more directly. Engineer Chris Suprock and his team from Suprock Technologies in Exeter, New Hampshire, are using ferrofluid to develop an artificial heart with no mechanical parts or motors.


NRC cites 7 issues that if addressed will clear the way for Seabrook license renewal
SEABROOK, N.H. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a report on NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant's application to extend its operating license 20 years, finding that, if seven still outstanding issues are fixed, the power plant will have met the requirements needed for a new license.


William Morgan: Duchamp on the road in N.H.
In this age of the proliferation of vanity plates, most states have folks at their registries of motor vehicles who checks plate requests and rejects the obscene, offensive and tasteless.


John W. Gebo v. Robert Thyng <<< Berlin prison guard loses motion to dismiss suit brought by prisoner alleging guard failed to protect him from an assault by another inmate.

Aquarion Water Company of New Hampshire, Inc seeks 18.3% rate increase
Aquarion Water Company of New Hampshire, Inc. (Aquarion) provides water service to approximately 9,100 customers in the towns of Hampton, North Hampton, and Rye.


Shaheen denounce Azerbaijan's anti-Armenian attacks in Morningstar confirmation hearing
Senator Shaheen focused her questions on Azerbaijan's human rights record and urged Morningstar to do more than “jawboning” in terms of getting positive movement with regards to democracy building efforts in the country.

Shaheen amendments aim to lower price of sugar, eliminate subsidy for crop insurance
Current U.S. sugar policy price supports keep the cost of U.S. sugar artificially high, nearly twice the world price, which costs consumers and businesses an estimated $3.5 billion and 20,000 jobs each year.

In RGGI News: Compliance is Up, Emissions are Down, Sales are Flat, and New Jersey and New Hampshire are Either In Or Out
The 16th auction of RGGI allowances (the second of this compliance period), held last Wednesday sold 57% of the available allowances to 24 bidders at the floor price of $1.93 per ton.

NH: Greenhouse gas initiative auctions flat as demand stays weak


Obama surrogate attacks Romney's success at Bain highlighting closure of Claremont plant
The group approaches a topic that many Democrats have moved on from, Romney's time at Bain Capital. The 30-second ad attacks Romney for his work with Holson Burns, a photo supply company in Claremont, N.H., that closed its plant after Bain consolidated its assets.


Free Keene decries hegemony of two-party system


Can-AM DS 450 and Commander Racers earn victories in US and Canada
MX101 in Epping, N.H., hosted round five of the NEATV-MX series.

Wildquack Duck River Festival
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lilac Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nick Swardson
Saturday, 8 p.m.

29th Annual Chowderfest and Brews
Sunday, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.