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  • New Hampshire Passes First State-Wide Fluoride Warning Law

    06/21/2012 11:59:33 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    PR NewswIre ^ | June 20, 2012 | PRnewswire
    NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Beginning August 4, 2012, New Hampshire will require notification that 6-month-olds should not be routinely fed infant formula mixed with fluoridated water to avoid discoloring babies' unerupted teeth (fluorosis), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Passed by the House, 253-23, unanimously by the Senate, and signed by the Governor, HB-1416 reads: "If a public water supply is fluoridated, the following notice shall be posted in the water system's consumer confidence report: 'Your public water supply is fluoridated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child under the...
  • Gunowner, not shooter, may be liable

    06/18/2012 4:24:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Maddie Hanna
    In a case attorneys say has no precedent in New Hampshire, a federal appeals court is weighing whether the owner of a handgun used to kill three people at a Conway military surplus shop in July 2007 could be held liable for their murders. Lawrence Secord didn't do enough to secure the .22-caliber handgun he kept at his camp in Wentworth Location, enabling his grandson, Michael Woodbury, to steal it and open fire in the Army Barracks store several days later, according to a lawsuit brought by the mother of one of the victims. A federal judge decided Secord didn't...
  • Redhook Brewery hires investigator to study fatal keg explosion in Portsmouth

    06/09/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies
    PORTSMOUTH — The owners of Redhook Ale Brewery hired an independent investigator to probe the cause of a keg explosion that fatally wounded an employee in April. Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., Redhook's parent company, provided new information about the industrial accident last week in a communication sent to members of the brewing industry. In a June 1 message, CEO Terry Michaelson wrote CBA has not yet determined what caused the plastic keg to explode, killing an employee who was cleaning the vessel with compressed air. With the source of the keg failure still a mystery, CBA hired an independent investigator...
  • Can Any of These House Underdogs Survive?

    06/08/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT · by randita · 26 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 6/8/12 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Can Any of These House Underdogs Survive? Stuart Rothenberg June 8, 2012 · 1:48 PM EDT Remember their names: Reps. Charles Bass (R-N.H.), John Barrow (D-Ga.), Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.), Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Robert Dold (R-Ill.). If any of these five House incumbents survive, it will surprise most dispassionate observers (including some in their own parties). But upsets happen, and each of these candidates has a scenario for victory. Moments after Bass was declared the winner in November 2010, most political insiders figured he would be doomed in 2012. But considering his past electoral success, reports of his political demise...
  • Both House, Senate pass income tax ban amendment (NH)

    06/06/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 12 replies ^ | D-DAY 2012 | TED SIEFER
    Both House, Senate pass income tax ban amendment By TED SIEFER CONCORD – New Hampshire voters will be able to decide whether they want to prohibit an income tax at the November general election after both the House and Senate today approved CACR 13 The House approved CACR 13 by the necessary three-fifths majority to place the question on the November ballot. The House vote was 256-110. In the Senate, the vote was 19-4. The amendment would prohibit “an assessment, rate, or tax on income earned by a natural person other than taxes in effect on January 1, 2012, and...
  • Sub fire could have ripple effects for Navy fleet

    06/03/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Melia
    The Navy is evaluating whether it's worth spending millions of dollars to repair the USS Miami, the nuclear-powered submarine damaged in a fire in a Maine shipyard. If the submarine is scrapped, the fleet could feel the effects for years. The number of attack submarines like the Miami is projected to drop as they are deactivated faster than they are replaced, and Navy leaders already have been trying to find new ways to keep up with demands from combatant commanders. ... The Miami was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for an overhaul when the fire...
  • Obama sees warnings in North Carolina, Wisconsin, bright spot in New Mexico in race to 270

    05/28/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    UP FOR GRABS (85): Colorado (9) — Long a reliable GOP state, but Colorado's conservative profile is changing. Young professionals and Hispanic voters were central to Obama's victory in 2008, but the sluggish economy has hurt his standing. Female voters in Denver's suburbs could play a big role. Florida (29) — Florida is the prime target for both campaigns. Obama won in 2008, but the housing crisis, high unemployment and gas prices are dogging him. Romney won the primary in January and has picked up the endorsement of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Obama's organization has a large advantage. Iowa (6)...
  • Biden: Tea Party stopped us from growing economy

    05/22/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden admitted to a group of supporters in New Hampshire this afternoon that the President would have been able help the economy "much, more" if the Tea Party hadn't taken the House. Biden showed the audience the Obama campaigns chart of job growth during the President's first term in office and accused the Tea Party for stalling the recovery, because of the debt limit fight. "Imagine where we'd be if the Tea Party hadn't taken control of the House of Representatives," Biden said adding that they were "a group set on obstructionism."
  • Two Suspects from Broward County Targeted Rahm House, Obama HQ: Reports

    05/19/2012 2:26:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Each held Saturday on $1.5 million bondTwo Broward County men were among three arrested this week in a nighttime police raid after they planned to attack four police stations, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house, according to court documents. The men arrested Wednesday in an apartment building in the Bridgeport neighborhood. They're accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day summit that starts Sunday. They were each held Saturday on $1.5 million bond. Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. and Jared Chase, 24, of...
  • Poll: Obama up big in swing-state New Hampshire

    05/16/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama has opened up a double-digit lead in New Hampshire, according to a survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday. Obama leads with 53 percent over Romney at 41 percent. Romney led by 2 percent in the same poll conducted in July.
  • New Hampshire Time Running Out for Action on Permitless Carry Legislation

    05/12/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Important pro-gun legislation needs your IMMEDIATE help. There is only ONE week left for the state Senate to act on House Bill 536. If the Senate does not take action on HB 536 by Thursday, May 17, law-abiding residents of New Hampshire will lose an opportunity to expand their gun rights. Introduced by state Representative J.R. Hoell (R-13), this Right-to-Carry reform legislation would repeal the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed. However, HB 536 would not eliminate the current carry permitting system, which will still be...
  • New Hampshire Legislature Passes Resolution to Stand with Arizona and SB1070

    05/10/2012 8:23:27 AM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Thank you, Granite State! The New Hampshire Senate yesterday joined the House in passing a resolution (full text below) proclaiming that "the state of New Hampshire fully supports the State of Arizona’s right to protect its borders and citizens" by passing its immigration law S.B. 1070. The resolution's path to passage was very contentious, with opponents testifying hysterically against it in both chambers, and Democrats trying all manner of procedural gimmicks to try and derail it - all in vain. House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) passed the Senate 15-9 last evening after slapping down an...
  • NH measure supports Arizona SB1070

    05/06/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Senate is considering a resolution supporting Arizona's SB1070.
  • NH bill on optional gun licenses tabled

    05/03/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | May 3, 2012 | NORMA LOVE
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Citing a spate of violence that included the shooting death of a police chief, New Hampshire's Senate killed a bill Wednesday that would make permits optional to carry concealed, loaded guns anyplace where gun possession is legal. The Senate voted 17-7 to table the House-passed bill that Gov. John Lynch had promised to veto. Senate President Peter Bragdon said no further action is expected on the bill this session. Under the bill, gun owners could still have gotten permits so they could travel to states with reciprocal permit agreements. The bill also would have increased from...
  • New Hampshire: Permitless Carry Scheduled for Senate Consideration Today

    05/02/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 2, 2012 | NA
    House Bill 536, important permitless carry legislation, is scheduled for consideration by the state Senate today. Introduced by state Representative J.R. Hoell (R-13), this Right-to-Carry legislation would repeal the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed. However, HB 536 would not eliminate the current carry permitting system, which will still be required for those who wish to 1) participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states, 2) be protected in "gun-free school zones" and 3) be exempt from NICS when purchasing a firearm. In New Hampshire,...
  • Constitutional Carry under attack from Republicans (NH)

    05/02/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | April 19, 2012 | NAGR Staff
    This is it! The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry on Thursday, April 26th! Unfortunately the lying politicians in Concord are ready to follow through with their threats to kill Constitutional Carry. Inside sources are now saying that the next scheduled vote on HB-536 is only a part of a scheme to kill it. Yep, that’s right. Despite SIGNED pledges to support and pass Constitutional Carry from a majority of the Senate — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the anti-gun crusade at the capitol. He’s even ready to take a page out of former...
  • Dartmouth: Dorm Assignments Will Not be 'Limited by Traditional Gender Binary'

    04/30/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Susan Jones
    ( - Dartmouth College is expanding its "gender neutral" housing program, opening up more rooms where "students of any gender can cohabitate," the school newspaper, The Dartmouth, reported last week. The Ivy League school's website says Dartmouth "seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary." The school's Director of Housing Rachael Class-Giguere is quoted as saying that gender-neutral housing options have been available on campus since 2007. (A growing number of colleges now offer such options.) Recently, Dartmouth's Housing Office has seen “a lot of interest” in more options...
  • Manchester's Biundo, former Santorum campaign manager, moves to key post in Romney camp

    04/26/2012 9:19:06 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 5 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Apr 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm | John DiStaso
    Veteran Manchester Republican activist Mike Biundo, the former national campaign manager for Rick Santorum, has signed on with the Mitt Romney campaign in a key post organizing conservative voters for the presumptive presidential nominee. has learned that after guiding Romney's chief rival's presidential effort, Biundo has now been hired for the general election as the Romney campaign's deputy national director of coalitions. “Mike Biundo ran an outstanding campaign for Senator Santorum,” said Romney spokesman Ryan Williams. “We are excited that he has agreed to bring his considerable skills and abilities to our team.” Williams said Biundo's decision to join...
  • New Hampshire Republicans Conspiring to Kill Constitutional Carry Bill

    04/25/2012 8:38:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jonathan R Evans
    Milford, NH --( The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry (HB 536) on this Wednesday, April 25th! I wish this meant the Senate intended to pass the bill. Unfortunately, my sources are telling me the Senate is already planning to kill this bill without a recorded vote. You read that right. Despite the fact that a majority of the Senate has pledged to support Constitutional Carry — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the fight to make sure this bill doesn’t pass. What’s worse, in a sickening display of politics at its worst, anti-gun Senators...
  • Obama Maintains Lead Over Romney In NH Poll (WMUR Granite State)

    04/24/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 23, 2012 | Staff
    A new poll shows President Barack Obama is maintaining his lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. The WMUR Granite State Poll shows Obama leading Romney 51 to 42 percent. That's close to the 10-point lead Obama had over Romney in December.
  • Obama Campaign objects to Obama Administration Stimulus Statistics

    04/19/2012 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    New Hampshire ^ | April 19, 2012 | By Grant Bosse
    Mark Hayward reports in the Union Leader on our story on New Hampshire stimulus statistics, and the negative reaction it received from the New Hampshire Obama campaign. was also plagued by massive data entry errors from grant recipients, resulting in a massive database of useless information and phantom Congressional Districts. After a massive overhaul of the site, and some basic quality controls on its data, has become a fairly useless tool to track ARRA funds. But the ways the Obama Administration tracks jobs is quite confusing. After admitting early on that there was no real way to track...
  • NH Stimulus- $985 million for 845 jobs

    04/19/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    New Hampshire ^ | April 17, 2012 | By Grant Bosse
    New Hampshire has been awarded over $1.1 million in stimulus funds for every full-time job funded under the three-year old federal spending program, according to state and federal reports. The influx of federal cash also led to the creation of 56 full-time and 26 part-time positions within New Hampshire government. According to the federal stimulus reporting website,, New Hampshire has been awarded more than $985.7 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), of which $766.5 million had been received as of December 31, 2011. According to quarterly report submitted by project recipients, ARRA has funded enough hours...
  • Superior Court Orders Newton Police Chief to Issue Gun License and Pay Attorney Fees and Costs(NH)

    04/14/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 6 April, 2012 | PGNH
    Posted Friday, April 6, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.] In a court case that should give notice to every police chief in New Hampshire to obey the law on issuing concealed carry licenses, Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Kenneth R. McHugh ordered Newton Police Chief Lawrence Streeter to issue Robert J. Ferrara’s concealed carry license (License to Carry) and awarded attorney fees and costs. Under New Hampshire law (RSA 159:6-f), an issuing authority -- typically the police chief -- may be personally liable to pay reasonable attorney fees and costs for violating the state law on issuing licenses (RSA 159:6). In...
  • Police chief dead, four officers wounded in Greenland shootout; suspected gunman found dead in home

    04/13/2012 5:26:27 AM PDT · by whd23 · 26 replies
    Union Leader ^ | Apr 13, 2012 | JASON SCHREIBER and JAMES A. KIMBLE
    GREENLAND — The man believed to be the shooter who killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and shot four other officers was found dead inside his Post Road home around 2 a.m. Friday along with a female aquaintance, Attorney General Michael Delaney said at a 5 a.m. news conference. ...Law enforcement sources said police showed up at the Post Road home to serve a search warrant about 6 p.m., and discovered that a drug deal may have been taking place.
  • Police Chief Killed, 4 Officers Shot In Standoff

    04/12/2012 11:30:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies ^ | 12 April 2012 | Jamy Pombo Sesselman
    GREENLAND, N.H. -- The Greenland chief of police was killed and four other officers were wounded as they tried to serve a warrant Thursday at a home in a New Hampshire town near the Massachusetts border. The shootout happened at 517 Post Road in Greenland at about 6:30 p.m. Police officers and drug agents went to the home to serve a search warrant, and that is when the incident began. "They entered the home, and they encountered an armed subject. The armed subject fired rounds at the officers," Attorney General Michael Delaney said. The alleged gunman spent hours barricaded inside...
  • 2 men killed at registered NH sex offenders’ home

    04/12/2012 6:27:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 04/12/2012 | Associated Press
    Police say two men have been fatally shot at a northern New Hampshire home listed on the state’s sex offender registry. A third man was hurt. The shootings happened Thursday afternoon in the town of Dalton. The state’s sex offender registry lists two offenders at the address, 54-year-old Wayne Ainsworth and 48-year-old Joseph Besk. Both were convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault. A story by The Berlin Daily Sun says the two married in 2010, while Besk was finishing his sentence.
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    04/07/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism. In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However,...
  • Nearly 10 Percent of N.H. Food Stamp Recipients Have Out-Of-State Address

    04/01/2012 8:34:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/1/12 | Staff
    A new report shows that nearly 10 percent of non-Medicaid food-stamp recipients in New Hampshire actually live outside the state. WMUR reports: After an audit of 24,355 non-Medicaid food stamp recipients in New Hampshire, the report shows 2,200 hold a primary address outside of the state. [...] “We are up to a potential in that program alone of up to $41 million worth of payments that may be questionable,” said House Speaker Bill O’Brien. The report also cites cases of incarcerated or deceased residents getting benefits, including one where the recipient may have been dead since 1983. Full transcript: ANCHOR:...
  • DIRTY LIBS ARE BUSTED – Robocall Scandal About to Break Wide Open – Extent of Scandal Has National

    03/23/2012 6:45:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    gateway ^ | March 23, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Two weeks aga a shady liberal group (they don’t even have a website) calling themselves the “Women of the 99%” made tens of thousands of illegal robocalls across the US attacking Rush Limbaugh and Republican lawmakers in battleground districts. We now have three recorded videos of the illegal robocalls from districts in Illinois, Wisconsin and California. Kevin G. sent in the latest video of one of the illegal robocalls from Rep. Dan Lungren’s district in California: The calls were placed in at least 25 Congressional districts in at least 12 different states across the US. ... The organization “Occupy Women...
  • Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

    03/22/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    FreePressers ^ | 22 March 2012 | Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims. That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
  • New Hampshire House rejects gay marriage repeal bill

    03/21/2012 7:27:20 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/21/12 | AP
    CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have made their state the first to repeal a gay marriage law through legislation -- a move opposed by the governor. The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 on Monday to kill the bill that would have repealed the 2-year-old law and restored a law that allowed civil unions in 2008 and 2009.
  • NH Woman Sued For Planting Flowers In Her Front Yard

    03/20/2012 11:26:44 AM PDT · by grundle · 71 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Boston WBZ-TV ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jim Armstrong
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS) – Kimberly Bois’ tiny front yard garden isn’t much to look at right now. But in a few weeks, it’ll be in full bloom, and every blossom will cost her dearly. Even though she says her builder gave her permission to do a little planting, the current condo board now says she’s in violation. They’re charging the Portsmouth, New Hampshire homeowner $50 a day for being so petal pushy. That fine has reached close to $6,000, plus the board’s legal fees.“It’s just not a happy place to live anymore for me,” says Bois, who planted the small...
  • Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria

    03/13/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Avio News ^ | 03/13/2012
    Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy (WAPA) - Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US' Department of Defense should drop a 900 million dollars contract to supply a Russian Mi-17 helicopter fleet to Afghanistan, since Moscow seems to be arming the regular Syrian Army, led by president Bashar al-Assad. John Cornyn, US senator, also...
  • Senators push Pentagon to cut ties with Russian arms firm over Syria

    03/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2 | Jeremy Herb
    “U.S. taxpayers should not be put in a position where they are indirectly subsidizing the mass murder of Syrian civilians,” wrote the senators, led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "We urge you to use all available leverage to press Russia and Russian entities to end their support of the Assad regime, and that includes ending all DoD business dealings with Rosoboronexport, which is within your authority as Secretary of Defense,” they wrote. “Continuing this robust business relationship with Rosoboronexport would undermine U.S. policy on Syria and undermine U.S. efforts to...
  • Is that the bunny hop Michelle? The First Lady shows how, shaking her tail at an official visit

    03/10/2012 5:04:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2012 | Laura Cox
    Her taste for restrained elegance once earned her the title of First Lady of Fashion. But yesterday she showed off her wild side to help teach kids about how to keep fit while having fun. Michelle Obama was in New Hampshire's capital as part of her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign against childhood obesity to find out what's on the menu at a visit to a neighborhood nonprofit group. She stopped by the Penacook Community Center in Concord, which encourages before and after school exercise and teaches children about healthy eating through use of a vegetable garden. During a quick visit...
  • Mitt’s Nomination Manipulation

    03/07/2012 10:16:58 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 5th, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary. The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOP’s certification process, which clearly showed Santorum...
  • Could New Hampshire Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Law?

    03/04/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2012 | By Jonathan Moormann
    A bill that would repeal New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law appears likely to pass through the state's House and Senate, but it is unclear if the legislation has enough support to overturn a veto from the governor. New Hampshire passed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions in 2007, which were then converted to same-sex marriages by another bill passed in 2009. The second bill officially allowed new same-sex marriages in the state beginning on Jan. 1, 2011. However, in 2010 Republicans took control of both the state House and Senate, significantly shifting the legislature's opinion on the same-sex marriage issue....
  • Updated: Farmington man speaks out after charges dropped for firing his gun into the ground(NH)

    02/25/2012 7:12:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 23 February, 2012 | NA
    FARMINGTON — County Attorney Tom Velardi dropped all charges Thursday against the local man who fired a gun into the ground while stopping an alleged burglar last weekend, calling him an “upstanding member of the community for 61 years.” Dennis Fleming, 61, of 53 Ten Rod Road was arrested Saturday and charged with reckless conduct after he fired his .38 caliber hand gun into the ground in an attempt to stop Joseph Hebert, 27, of Bunker Street, after seeing the man coming out of a neighbor's window. Fleming was looking for the man after finding that his own home had...
  • Charges against man who fired warning shot at man suspected of robbing his home dropped(NH)

    02/25/2012 5:45:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 23 February, 2012 | Sharman Sacchetti
    <p>FARMINGTON, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston) - A New Hampshire District Attorney has dropped a felony charge against 61-year-old Dennis Fleming bringing an end to a case that sparked national outrage.</p> <p>Last Saturday, the great-grandfather fired a warning shot into the ground to get the attention of an accused burglar.</p>
  • VP Joe Biden: ‘Osama Bin Laden is dead, General Motors is alive’

    02/23/2012 6:19:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 38 replies
    NECN ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Lauren Collins
    “We're gonna win because the American people understand we're about promoting the private sector, they're about protecting privilege.” Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of 250 volunteers and art students in Manchester, N.H. the administration and all the possible republican opponents have fundamentally different plans for the middle class. From the economy, to tax policy, from women's health care to education, Biden said the GOP candidates are playing the American people for suckers. “It's about turning to your kid knowing, knowing their need, and knowing there's not a damn thing you can do to help them. That rips people...
  • New Hampshire man arrested for firing gun into ground while catching suspected burglar

    02/21/2012 4:09:20 PM PST · by Repeal The 17th · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 21, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Dennis Fleming, 61, of Farmington, New Hampshire, who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar... is now facing a felony charge... The single grandfather had returned home to find that his home had been burglarized and spotted Joseph Hebert, 27, climbing out of a window at a neighbor's home... Fleming said he yelled "Freeze!" before firing his gun into the ground, then held Hebert at gunpoint until police arrived... ...when the police arrived, they made two arrests. Hebert was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession... Fleming is scheduled to be arraigned March 20...
  • Farmington homeowner doesn't regret firing gun: Though he might take different approach(NH)

    02/21/2012 5:33:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 21 February, 2012 | DANIELLE CURTIS
    FARMINGTON — While he may be facing a felony charge, Dennis Fleming said he does not regret firing his gun Saturday when he stopped and detained a burglar who had entered his home and at least one other on Ten Rod Road. Still, the 61-year-old grandfather of 14 said he might go about stopping the burglar a little differently next time. "I should have called police and I recommend that everyone does," he said. "That aside, I'm glad I caught him." Fleming was arrested late Saturday night after turning himself into police and charged with felony reckless conduct, alleging he...
  • New Hampshire bill to place warning signs near Massachusetts borders rejected by lawmakers

    02/19/2012 7:56:16 AM PST · by matt04 · 30 replies
    In New Hampshire, the state motto "Live Free or Die" is more of a way of life than just a slogan. But despite the push of some in the Granite State to place "warning" signs on roads that lead to a border with Massachusetts, the bill was voted down in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 285-18 vote. The signs, which would have said "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet," were proposed in an effort to warn residents that they were about to enter the Bay State, which has different laws regarding seatbelts, helmets, guns, knives, fireworks,...
  • Police ‘Tank’ Purchase Riles New Hampshire Town

    02/16/2012 5:19:40 PM PST · by Lorianne · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Cop Block ^ | 16 February 2012 | Radley Balko
    “We’re going to have our own tank.” That’s what Keene, N.H., Mayor Kendall Lane whispered to Councilman Mitch Greenwood during a December city council meeting. It’s not quite a tank. But the quaint town of 23,000 — scene of just two murders since 1999 — had just accepted a $285,933 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase a Bearcat, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle made by Lenco Industries Inc.
  • Live free or sneeze? New Hampshire weighs ban on scents worn by state workers

    02/12/2012 4:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 12, 2012 |
    Less is more, according to New Hampshire lawmakers debating whether to ban the use of scented or fragrant soaps by state employees. Under House Bill 1444, state workers who interact with the public would be prohibited from wearing fragrances or scented products while on the job, MyFoxBoston reported. The reason for the proposed ban -- exposure to scented products can irritate or worsen symptoms for people with asthma or allergies. "The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose," Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with Emory University and the Atlanta Allergy and...
  • NH rally held to back gay marriage repeal

    02/10/2012 6:21:38 AM PST · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 02/10/2012 | Norma Love
    More than 200 people rallied Tuesday outside the Statehouse to repeal New Hampshire's gay marriage law and replace it with civil unions for any unmarried adults, including relatives. State Rep. David Bates, a Windham Republican, told the crowd there is no truth more self-evident under the federal Constitution than men and women were created for each other. Supporters said the proposed repeal bill would not apply to gay marriages that have already occurred, but would stop new ones. Democratic Gov. John Lynch has repeatedly said he will veto attempts by the Republican-controlled Legislature to repeal the law, which he signed...
  • Senate Shoots Down House Gun Bills(NH)

    02/09/2012 8:22:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Dan Gorenstein
    The New Hampshire state Senate rejected several controversial gun bills Wednesday. All of the proposals originally passed the House. The move suggests that the Senate’s patience for 2ndAmendment legislation may be about up. The Senate made brisk work of the so-called gun bills in front of them. “We spent a grand total of 6 minutes on 5 bills because we want to focus on the issues that are important to the New Hampshire people,” Senate President Peter Bragdon said. The bills the Senate down include a measure allowing people to carry loaded weapons – including crossbows – in their vehicles...
  • NH committee recommends killing immigration checks

    02/07/2012 6:25:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | February 7, 2012 | GARRETT BRNGER,Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill that would require police in New Hampshire to check the immigration status of any people they arrest has drawn the ire of opponents who say it would encourage racial profiling
  • Police sued for gun seizure(NH)

    02/06/2012 6:49:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    While attempting to seize guns from a man accused of domestic violence, Chichester and Epsom police officers took away firearms belonging to his family members instead, in violation of their civil rights, according to allegations contained in a lawsuit. Four members of Michael Martel Jr.'s family say he wasn't living in their Chichester home last August when officers stormed in, taking about a dozen guns, including one from his father's holster, according to their attorney, Richard Lehmann. It took the family 10 weeks to retrieve their firearms, according to the suit, during which time the family members suffered "injuries including...
  • NH Senate voting whether to study softer gun regs

    02/06/2012 6:27:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6 February, 2012 | AP
    Legislation to allow guns on all public property, including New Hampshire college campuses, is coming up for a vote in the state Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending that lawmakers study the idea, not put it into effect. The full Senate will vote on that bill and other bills to soften gun regulations on Wednesday.