NH News Roundup on Thursday, Jan. 5

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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Jan. 5

ConVal principal, on administrative leave, granted early retirement (Keene Sentinel)

PETERBOROUGH — The principal of ConVal Regional High School, who was placed on administrative leave last month, has been granted early retirement from the school and from New Hampshire education, according to ConVal’s superintendent.

City will not support petition over control of local roads. (Berlin Daily Sun)

BERLIN — The city of Berlin will not support a petition drive underway to get the state Site Evaluation Committee to initiate a new docket addressing the issue of who controls local roads. Mayor Paul Grenier called the petition filed by 18 towns “another delaying tactic” by opponents of the Northern Pass transmission line.

From Courts to the Environment, Sununu Stands to Make His Mark Through Nominations (NHPR)

New Hampshire’s governor doesn’t have a whole lot of executive power, at least compared to peers in other states. But one of the few ways a governor can exert his or her influence is through nominations to fill open seats across state agencies.

While Episcopalian worshippers celebrate 200 years here, a burning memory simply won’t fade (Concord Monitor)

The date remains with Marjorie Hascall, which is too bad. She wants to enjoy today’s service marking the 200th anniversary of Episcopalian worship in Concord, staged formally at St. Paul’s Church since 1859. She wants to enjoy Sunday’s special service, with its 1817 style of song and dress, and she’ll love that, too.

Franklin fugitive almost shot by police when caught (Laconia Daily Sun)

FRANKLIN — A prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday a Franklin police officer had his finger on the trigger and was prepared to shoot a suspect who had leveled a pistol at him, when another man walked into his line of fire.

Littleton Coin Co. Sold To Employees (Caledonian Record)

Sale Keeps 300+ Jobs In Region.

No slowing down at 85 (NH Business Review)

Software developer Dick Lilly’s career spans decades

Dartmouth Plans to Appeal Denial of Indoor Athletic Facility (Valley News)

Hanover — Dartmouth College officials said on Tuesday that the school planned to appeal the Hanover Planning Board’s denial last month of a permit for the college’s proposed indoor practice facility off South Park Street.

UPDATE: Officials work to educate town after bed bugs found in Farmington schools (NH1)

FARMINGTON – Recent discoveries of bed bugs in two Farmington schools reminded local officials that the problem is a fairly regular one, but the most they can do to help is give residents resources to prevent an infestation in their own home.

Lawyers for Mass. trooper charged with assault ask for more information (WMUR)

Man accused of beating chase suspect

AROUND THE NATION AND WORLD

Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare (BBC)

President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to fight for his healthcare bill, as the incoming Trump team vowed to make a repeal of the law a priority.

Trump’s criticism of intelligence on Russia divides Republicans Washington Post)

Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, such as Sens. John McCain and Lindsey O. Graham, want to go full-bore on holding Russia to account for suspected interference in the U.S. election. But they may be slowed by other GOP senators who prefer a different approach.

How WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange went from pariah to paragon in the eyes of some conservatives (Washington Post)

Although some GOP figures still view the WikiLeaks founder with suspicion, conservative news sources now praise him for exposing Democratic emails.

Compiled by InDepthNH.org, a nonprofit investigative news outlet published online by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism 603-738-5635

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