NH News Roundup on Monday, Jan. 9

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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Jan. 9

NSA Adding Workers In Groveton As It Closes Londonderry Facility (InDepthNH.org)

GROVETON – NSA Industries’ new manufacturing facility in Groveton hasn’t opened yet, but the Vermont firm is already working on an expansion, NSA president James Moroney told InDepthNH.org.

Shea-Porter, Kuster Blast New Rule Giving Members Personal Ownership of Office Records (InDepthNH.org)

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, both New Hampshire Democrats, criticized a new House rule that passed virtually unnoticed last week making congressional office records “personal property” of the member.

9-year-old Portsmouth girl battling rare brain tumor (Seacoastonline)

PORTSMOUTH – Nine-year-old Ciara Brill began having headaches a couple of weeks before Christmas, but nothing that couldn’t be treated with children’s Motrin. 

Alternative healing; patients find relief with therapeutic cannabis (Nashua Telegraph)

When Cathy Sanderson completed her chemotherapy treatment and all signs of breast cancer were gone, she thought it was over ..

BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The 1,500-acre undeveloped Stonehouse Forest in Barrington has received a $1 million federal conservation grant.

Plymouth State hires 1st female athletic director (NH1)

PLYMOUTH (AP) — Plymouth State University has hired its first female athletic director, naming Kim Bownes to the position.

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.

County Retiree Expense Surprises Belknap County Commissioners (Laconia Daily News)

LACONIA — Belknap County Commissioners expressed astonishment at being asked Thursday afternoon to approve additional budget transfer requests just two weeks after having won approval from the Executive Committee of Belknap County Delegation for several large transfer requests.

Concord’s version of Safe Stations will transport patients to mental health services instead of ER (Concord Monitor)

Concord ambulances have only transported patients to one destination – the emergency department – until a new effort to combat the city’s drug epidemic was adopted this week.

Three injured in 7-vehicle crash in Nashua (Union Leader)

NASHUA — Three people were injured, including one with life-threatening injuries, in a seven-vehicle accident on the F.E. Everett Turnpike on Sunday, authorities said.

Trump Advocate: Concerns Prompting Upcoming Women’s Marches – Including in NH – Are Unfounded (InDepthNH.org)

Trump supporter: Women’s protest marches over the election of Donald Trump – including one in Lancaster – are nothing more than an effort by failed Democrats and “left-leaning organizations” to “de-legitimize Trump’s presidency,” says Stephen Stepanek, the co-chairman of the New Hampshire Trump-for-President campaign.

Remembering ‘Aunt Rozzie’ Thaxter (Seacoastonline)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a new monthly series featuring “Formerly Famous” people who greatly influenced life in the seacoast. Rosamond Thaxter was old school. She was born in 1895 on her beloved Cutts Island.

A Life: Frank DePalo, 1922-2106; ‘A Naturally Beautiful Voice That Poured Out’ (Valley News)

Lebanon — Generous to all he knew, Frank DePalo once gave his day’s earnings to a colleague whose house had burned.

Authorities say Nashua man was bludgeoned to death (Union Leader)

The Attorney General’s Office and Nashua police say Javier Rivera Afanador, 45, was bludgeoned to death. The Nashua man was found in a 32 Kinsley St. apartment on Friday; his death has been ruled a homicide.

COLUMNS

Column: Why Do Vermonters Massacre French? (Valley News)

As amateur collectors of regional art, my wife and I are always eager to meet the artists who created the paintings we love. One such canvas is a winter scene of a Vermont sugar shack, by Denis Chassé.

AROUND THE NATION AND WORLD

Assange’s 10-Year Vision of Toppling Power Is a Reality (New York Times)

In a 2006 essay, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, outlined the politically disruptive potential of technology. Hillary Clinton’s loss might be a realization of his vision.

Trump Was the Elephant in the Ballroom (New York Times)

Even before Meryl Streep took President-elect Donald J. Trump to the Hollywood-shed, he loomed large over the show, particularly over Jimmy Fallon’s monologue.

As presidential advisers, Trump confidants could face tangle of conflicts (Washington Post)

With confirmation hearings set to start for Cabinet nominees, ethics experts are raising alarms about others with the president-elect’s ear, including billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who stand to profit as members of a “shadow Cabinet.”

Protesters stage ‘celebration’ outside closed Dairy Queen (Chicago Tribune)

A gathering initially planned as a protest to boycott a Dairy Queen in Zion, after a racial incident went viral and sparked outrage, instead turned into a celebration Saturday after the Dairy Queen corporation cut ties with the franchise owner and the restaurant closed.

Airport shooter had mental health problems but no apparent ties to terrorism (Miami Herald)

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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