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June 17. 2012 10:41AM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/17


NH insurance firm had no idea it was working with breached vendor
A now-defunct, third-party vendor for Primex, which provides insurance to schools and governments in New Hampshire, lost an external hard drive and backup tape containing the personal information of thousands of people.

Letter to NH AG declaring breach

Statue stolen from Rochester sidewalk
"Little Giwakwa," by artist Elizabeth Helfer was set up on North Main Street, according to a spokesperson for Art Esprit.

Improper asbestos disposal, some at Maine landfill, to cost NH property owners $110,000

Maine woman reunited with her long-lost Dalton aunt
Connie Russell and Doris Levasseur knew their sister Jeannette had given birth to Nichole Lagasse. Russell lived in New Hampshire, Levasseur in Arizona. They didn't meet the baby when she was born and, as it would happen, wouldn't meet her for decades to come.

NH group hosts event for missing woman Saturday in Scarborough
LostNMissing Inc, a nonprofit from New Hampshire, along with the daughter of missing Fay Johnson, Joleen Mitchell, will be holding a Shining Hope event in Scarborough and Bethel on Saturday.


Fake credit cards being used at Walmarts in NH and Maine

FDIC OKs GFA FCU Bid to Buy New Hampshire Thrift


Comedy Club to Open in Manchester, NH

Nashua Symphony to change name, mission as it strives for statewide presence

Boston Globe: New England book and author news

NH works to restore endangered rabbit population

NYT: In New Hampshire, a Coveted Chance to Hunt a Moose

Country Ecology: Scarlett tanager

Rich Girard changes stations in Manchester
With GIRARD's move, WGAM will pick up ESPN RADIO's MIKE AND MIKE IN THE MORNING, which was previously airing only on WGAM's otherwise-simulcast partner, sister Sports WGHM-A/NASHUA.

Globe and Mail: Sarah Silverman makes fun of God and gets away with it
Witness the strange course of Sarah Silverman's life. A raunchy nightclub comic trapped in a gamin's body, Ms. Silverman has constructed her entire career around “Oh-no-she-didn't” moments. She always gets away with it because she's so darn adorable.

Shock and awe: The Sarah Silverman attack

Sarah Silverman needs a history lesson


FHFA selects six NH banks for community support review
Bank members selected for the review cycle under the FHFA's community support requirements regulation must submit completed Community Support Statements to FHFA on or before July 30, 2012.

FHFA Enterprise Underwriting Standards
Since many of New Hampshire's loan programs are in their infancy, it is difficult to obtain true default rate numbers. However, anecdotal evidence in New Hampshire indicates that default rates for energy loans in general are low or non-existent. People's United Bank has a current default rate of 0% for their commercial loan program. Additionally, a study conducted for the New Hampshire legislature showed that neighboring state energy loan programs had default rates much lower than the typical unsecured default rate of 3.5% and concluded that the data shows that, `the perception that energy loans carry an unacceptable level of risk is incorrect.' ”


Portsmouth Herald: Bridge budget includes $470K for marketing
PORTSMOUTH — Nearly $470,000 is being spent on public outreach and marketing during the demolition and rebuilding of Memorial Bridge — a first-of-its-kind expenditure for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Fosters: Simplify the tax code? Why some in GOP are saying 'not yet'

Ayotte slams Russia for arms sales to Syria


WSJ: Taking Small Towns' Temperature


Lilly Ledbetter law perpetuates myth of ‘equal work’
No. There’s no such thing as equal work. No two individuals perform tasks with precisely equal outcomes. The difference may be efficiency, innovation or quality, but it’s a difference nonetheless.

Free Keene - Tom Ball’s Self Immolation: Not Forgotten

Concord Monitor: Lynch right to say no to Salinger heirs

Keene Sentinel: Recidivism deserves our attention

Nashua Telegraph: Time to reassess $300,000-a-year UNH fundraising post
Weiler's short stint at UNH again has forced President Mark Huddleston and University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees Chairman Ed Dupont to defend what critics see as an unreasonably high salary, presumably one that will be passed along to Weiler's successor. Why 'That's My Boy' Is the Right Move for Adam Sandler's Career
The movie is a change of pace for Sandler, whose biggest hits of the last few years have either kept the laughs PG-13 (Grown Ups, The Longest Yard, Just Go with It) or been aimed at a younger crowd (Click, Bedtime Stories). That's My Boy is unabashedly R, two hours of foul-mouthed jokes and gross out humor, courtesy of the filmmakers behind 2008's Sex Drive.


Muskies’ draft pick small in stature, huge at heart
Brown’s size didn’t keep the University of Maine from recruiting him. It didn’t keep the Musketeers from selecting him seventh overall in the USHL Entry Draft. And it didn’t prevent the native of Natick, Mass., from scoring 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists) last season as his New Hampshire Junior Monarchs won their third straight Eastern Junior Hockey League title.

Harpoon benefit bike ride wheels through Chesterfield

Dartmouth Hires Ross Lannan as Assistant Swim Coach


The NH Angle