NH News Roundup on Monday, Dec. 12

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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire, Dec. 12

Hassan, Shaheen Seek Answers From DOE on Closed Northern Pass Meetings (InDepthNH.org)

Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen want more information from the U.S. Department of Energy about why the public and press were to be excluded from two New Hampshire meetings about Northern Pass, according to their spokesmen.

Report: No high lead levels in NH National Guard armories (Union Leader)

FRANKLIN — While hundreds of National Guard armories across the nation are dealing with high levels of lead contamination, New Hampshire’s are not. 

Legislative Priorities Set By N.H. GOP (Valley News)

Concord — Crafting the next two-year state budget will dominate the conversation when New Hampshire lawmakers return to Concord for the new session in January.

City suspends health clinics (Berlin Daily Sun)

BERLIN — The city has suspended the health department clinics that allowed residents to walk in to receive certain services like blood pressure checks, TB tests or vitamin B12 injections.

Hudson police seek alleged coupon scammer (Union Leader)

Police are searching for a man they say used counterfeit coupons to make purchases at a local Walgreens. 

Republican Senate President Chuck Morse has named committee chairs for the upcoming session. Committees help shape policy and revise bills as they work through the legislative process.

Manchester residents believe blasting damaged their homes (Union Leader)

MANCHESTER — Late spring and all last summer, residents of Trolley Crossing, a housing development off Brown Avenue, were jolted by a daily blast that shook the ground, rattled their windows and, some say, cracked their foundations. 

A Passion to Serve; Firefighter, volunteer Mike Dolan remembered (Nashua Telegraph)

So passionate was Mike Dolan when it came to the Salvation Army and his beloved Emergency Disaster Services unit, nothing could distract him from brainstorming new ideas to make things even a little bit better.

Mascoma Bank Unit Leverages Tax Program to Aid Development (Valley News)

Hanover — When the Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society set out to expand a few years ago, it had a reality check.

DWI License Revocations (Union Leader)

The Director of Motor Vehicles, Elizabeth A. Bielecki, released the following list of Driving While Intoxicated revocations noting that the actual date of revocation may have preceded this.

Town mulls service costs (Nashua Telegraph)

MILFORD – Towns provide emergency services, and they’re expected to keep roads in reasonably good repair, protect the environment and get rid of trash.

An unexpected company resident of Main Street makes high-end computer boards. (Concord Monitor)

Everybody knows the sort of companies you find on a downtown main street: Funky retailers, novel eateries, bars, music venues and professional offices. In Concord, you can add something of a surprise: Makers of very high-end computer boards.

Falvey succeeds Primeau at Bank of NH (Laconia Daily Sun)

LACONIA — The Board of Directors of Bank of New Hampshire announced Friday that after an extensive nationwide search Paul J. Falvey will succeed Mark Primeau as president and chief executive officer.

COLUMNS

College Finals: Countless Cups of Coffee, But Can I Make It Through? (InDepthNH.org)

GROWING FROM GRANITE: Exhaustion holds me hostage. I squeeze my eyelids open trying to not pass out. I cannot sleep. This is due tomorrow.

Dan Tuohy’s Granite Status: NH’s secretary of state weighs in on examining election laws  (Union Leader)

Secretary of State Bill Gardner threw his weight behind a fresh look at New Hampshire’s election laws, particularly voter registration, minutes after the Legislature elected him to another term Wednesday.

Katy Burns: Goodbye, John (Concord Monitor)

John Glenn, American hero extraordinaire, lived 95 enormously impressive years. For about a short nine months of that life, I was part of it. And he was part of mine.

AROUND THE NATION AND WORLD

C.I.A. Based Judgment on Russia on Swell of Evidence (New York Times)

In concluding that Russia intervened in the election with the aim of helping Donald J. Trump, the C.I.A. used what many believe is overwhelming circumstantial evidence.

Couple’s historic victory for legal marriage captured in a book (Miami Herald)

Lee Jones and Aaron Huntsman were married just after midnight Jan. 6, 2015, on the steps of the Monroe County Courthouse in Key West, after winning the first legal verdict that found Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

Portland Adopts Surcharge on C.E.O. Pay in Move vs. Income Inequality (New York Times)

Oregon’s largest city will charge companies whose chief executives make over 100 times the median pay of the company’s rank-and-file workers.

China ‘seriously concerned’ over Trump’s Taiwan policy (BBC)

China says it is “seriously concerned” after US President-elect Donald Trump expressed doubts about continuing to abide by the “One China” policy.

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