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February 07. 2012 9:19AM

Monday headlines

NEWS
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UNH scientists find Mariana Trench deeper than initially thought


Local man, accused of kidnapping sons, appears in court


Chichester family sues police over gun seizure
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.


KSC students work on how to educate senior citizens on why they shouldn't sell, trade and abuse prescription drugs


BUSINESS
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Smith & Wesson grows in Springfield hiring veterans, Putnam Vocational students
One year ago, Smith & Wesson received $6.6 million in tax incentives and grants money to fund worker training. In return, Smith 7& Wesson promised to bring its Thompson/Center operations here from New Hampshire and create 225 new jobs here in Springfield and invest $14 million in capital improvements.


NHPR - StateImpact: Key Arguments For–And Against–Making PSNH Sell Its Generating Facilities


C&S unit Symbotic's 25 mph robots


10 necessities for a great retirement spot


NH manages to post nation's lowest poverty rate


Study finds NH best state in New England for wealthy
The richest Rhode Islanders pay 5.6% of their income in taxes - less than in Vermont (7.5%) and Maine (6.9%) but more than in Connecticut (5.5%), Massachusetts (4.8%) and New Hampshire (2%).


Record year for Northway Financial
Northway Financial, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: NWYF) reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 of $5,111,000 compared to net income of $4,713,000 for the same period in 2010, an increase of $398,000, and a record year.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Photojournalist: How I survived the 'world's worst weather' atop Mount Washington



NH man proposes handing out yurts for homeless people


UNH sophomore spends Christmas break helping children in Africa


Nashua Telegraph: Winter low temperatures aren't as low as they used to be


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHPUC - Fairpoint Communications - Order on Service Quality Penalties
PUC cuts Fairpoint penalties for poor service quality from $6M to $2.59M, which will be repaid to customers.


POLITICS
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NFPA Board of Directors Appoints 3 to Standards Council
Donald P. Bliss of Hampton, NH, will serve a 3-year term.


Ayotte asks Obama to drop requirement that Manchester's new Jobs Corps center be built with more costly out-of-state union labor
Ayotte said PLAs needlessly increase construction costs and limit the ability of non-union companies to compete for government construction projects.


Legislative hearing Tuesday on motorcycle noise


PRIMARY
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Former Gov. Sununu, U.S. Rep. Bob Walker, R-Penn., tangle on MSNBC
At first, the discussion was tense but civil. But it escalated quickly, and by the end of the program, Sununu and Walker found themselves in an all-out shouting match, speaking loudly over each other while moderator Chuck Todd watched in amusement.


Rick Perry campaign spent $16M in 138 days


OPINION
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Cato - Jim Harper: Cardless National ID and the E-Verify Rebellion
New Hampshire was the state where the “REAL ID rebellion” got its start. There, in 2006, Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Weare) took to the floor of the New Hampshire House to talk about his principled opposition to the federal national ID law.




SPORTS
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Crotched Mountain to get southern New Hampshire's first detachable quad


Top prospect Nerlens Noel headed back to Everett?



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