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June 15. 2012 12:21PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/15

NEWS
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3 NH girls hospitalized for 'huffing' vapors from compressed-air horn


NH man gets 15 years in Vt. baby death
Alexander Stolte of Andover, N.H., was sentenced Thursday in Vermont Superior Court in Chelsea for the death of Kyleigh McDaniel, also of Andover.


Newburyport shop owner arraigned for allegedly stealing inventory from NH homes


Woman charged in bank robbery was fired from two nursing jobs last year over drug issues
Gillis denied taking the drugs, but she was fired from St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.


DOT rejects Gilford's bid to discontinue small part of Rte. 11-B for memorial park
In a letter dated June 7 and sent to selectmen, Commissioner Christopher Clement, Sr. said that while he appreciated the desire of the town to create a memorial triangle park and agreed with many of the legal statements in the petition, he is concerned with the safety of the proposal and would not grant the petition.


Investigators say it is unlikely $1M stolen by Somersworth welfare official will ever be recovered


BUSINESS
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Londonderry's L3 Communications Corp., Warrior Systems Division (aka Insight Technologies) awarded $41.3M contract for Handheld Laser Marker Block II
The Handheld Laser Marker is a lightweight, handheld coded laser marker will be designed and built in Londonderry.


NH's smaller movie theaters face a costly conundrum: switch to digital projection or risk going out of business
For Bob Scharmett, who has owned the Milford Drive-In Theater for 44 years, the choice to convert his two outdoor movie screens to digital projection wasn't much of a choice at all. It was convert or die.


Study measures economic impact of NH summer camps
Beyond teaching kids how to water ski, horseback ride and aim for the bull's-eye, summer camps directly contribute $163 million to the New Hampshire economy each year, according to a new economic impact study.


NHBR: GT Advanced Technologies moves way beyond solar
There is a glut of solar technology on the market, there is a pending trade war with China, and the price of solar stocks -- GTAT's included -- are at historic lows. But Furtado is doing just fine. GT has a $1.8 billion backlog to keep him and some 600 other workers -- 234 of them in New Hampshire -- busy for a quite some time.


Solar Share Buybacks Won't Stop the Bloodletting (JASO, LDK, JKS, GTAT, FSLR, SPWR)


Reopened Gorham papermill appoints CNG as its exclusive sales and marketing agent


VIDEO: Gorham mill owner Lynn Tilton explains her investment focus on U.S. manufacturing



Presby finalizes Isaacson purchase in Berlin, remaining equipment auctioned off
McMahon declined to reveal the purchase price, but a check with the Coos Register of Deeds office indicated the company paid $750,000 for the real estate.


9 Consumer Dividend Stocks With Highest Float Short Ratio
Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) has a market capitalization of $681.40 million. The company employs 1,224 people, generates revenues of $328.82 million and has a net income of $40.02 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $74.76 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.74 percent (operating margin 18.98 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.17 percent).


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Concord Monitor: Why New Hampshire is a paddler's paradise
For Matt Goodwin, paddler and creator of NHTourGuide.com, the Saco River tops the list. The 136-mile Saco runs through Conway and into parts of Maine.


Granite State Ambassadors honor its NH experts


Infection turning white pine needles yellow and brown in Northern New England


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Student Press Law Center: School board ordered to turn over sealed meeting minutes


Plaintiff finds you can beat City Hall (in arbitration) <<< Legal analysis of Lebanon Hanger Assoc. v. Lebanon
The Supreme Court of New Hampshire wisely saw that the City was playing too cute with its arbitration clause and its static definition of “lease,” and held that the arbitrator did not exceed the scope of his authority.


POLITICS
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Video: VP Talk: Sen. Ayotte says she would have different philosophy than Biden


Economists say Mass. can support three gambling resorts and a slot parlor
WORCESTER — The “underserved” Massachusetts gambling market is awash with enough disposable income to support three healthy and profitable casino resorts and a slot parlor, economists and casino industry experts told the state gambling commission at a forum today.


Weekly Standard: Ayotte warns against military cuts



GOP to spend $2.2M in Boston on Congressional races


PRIMARY
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Politico: Bain Capital objects to lies in ad being run in NH by Obama surrogate Priorities USA
“While we understand that in a political campaign our exemplary 28-year record will be distorted, recent suggestions about Bain Capital's involvement with Holson Burnes are simply false. The Claremont, NH plant was closed in 2005, 10 years after Bain Capital sold its ownership stake in the company. During its ownership Bain Capital grew Holson Burnes dramatically, investing millions of dollars and a great deal of time to improve Holson Burnes' competitiveness and building the Claremont, NH plant into the world's largest manufacturing facility for photo albums,” the statement reads.


SPORTS
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51s' Cecil agrees to uneasy truce with Vegas climate
When Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos gave Toronto's former 15-game winner the choice to start this season in Las Vegas or Double-A New Hampshire, the 25-year-old Cecil didn't hesitate to head East.


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