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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, April 20, 2015


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Here's a recap of this past weekend's NH GOP Leadership Summit.

Hillary Clinton's visit to New Hampshire this week has been outlined by the campaign. NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser reports that the former Secretary of State is taking nothing for granted this time around.

Scott Walker is planning to ride his Harley around the state if he launches a campaign for President, as he's widely expected to do.

Marco Rubio is happy that NH and Iowa are first in the primary and caucus process.

Mike Huckabee plans to announce whether or not he'll be running for Preisdent on May 5.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser takes a look at the money behind last weekend's NH GOP Summit.

The new location of the Pumpkin Festival that had been held in Keene up until this year will be decided this week.

A NH Servicewoman who was killed in a car accident in Virigina Beach will be laid to rest at the State Veterans' Cemetery.

Vietnam Veterans got a proper welcome home at Pease on Saturday.

An engine fire in a camper spread to a house in Thornton over the weekend.

3 people were injured in a car crash right outside Eliot Hospital in Manchester.

Another case of attempted ID fraud in New Hampshire.

Powdered alcohol won't be sold in New Hampshire if state liquor officials have anything to say about it.

Coast Guard officials in New England are issuing a stern warning about fake distress calls.

A Boston Marathon winner who died a century ago during World War I was honored this weekend.

The snowy winter has pushed back the growing season in the Granite State.

A "Pink The Rink" event in Hooksett helped raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Made in NH Expo wrapped up Sunday in Macnhester.

Miss New Hampshire contestants took part in a day of service Saturday.

Bedford police are offering defense training classes for women.

UNH's Dairy farm is getting high marks from the state for its quality of milk.

Saturday was international Record Store Day, and the event was celebrated here in New Hampshire.

Ben & Jerry's Beer? It's an idea that not everyone is happy about.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 favorite writers that lived in New Hampshire.

Stories we're following today from the NH1 Media Center

It's Marathon Monday in Boston. The 119th running of the Boston Marathon kicks off this morning. NH1's Andy Mattison and Siobahn Lopez will be there with team coverage.

Hillary Clinton is in New Hampshire today. Her 2-day visit kicks off with a tour of Whitney Brothers, a small family-owned business in Keene. While there, Clinton will hold a roundtable with employees.

There is a flood watch for most of New Hampshire as heavy rains move through this afternoon. NH1 Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce will be monitoring the storm and will have the latest conditions this afternoon at 5 on WBIN-TV.

This morning at 10am there's a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for the Main Street renovation project at City Plaza.

The Senate Finance Committee will be meeting at the State House today as they continue to hash out details of the state's 2-year budget. The budget for the Department of Health and Human Services will be the prime topic of discussion today.

As they have done annually for several years, supporters of the legalization of marijuana will be on State House lawn this afternoon at 4:20pm (get it?).

The Portsmouth City Council will review an economic analysis of the benefits of a proposed downtown parking garage project at their meeting tonight.

Top News

A pair of deaths over the weekend in Manchester are believed by police to be cases of drug overdoses.

A New Hampshire man armed with a gun and wearing body armor was arrested at a Boston hospital over the weekend.

Kinder-Morgan officials say there's enough support in New Hampshire to win federal approval of a proposed natural gas pipeline through the state.

Claremont has set a date for its pumpkin festival. Meanwhile, several Seacoast towns are interested in hosting the former Keene Pumpkin Festival.

A Hallsville school parent wants the principal fired for not giving parents a chance to opt their child out of an anti-bullying exercise that included the use of vulgar language.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker followed up his appearance at the NH GOP Leadership Summit with an appearance in Derry Sunday.

Unlike Manchester's city government, its school department holds only a handful of workers that make more than $100K.

Rochester officials are considering giving its mayor a raise, which is in turn raising eyebrows, since he's already the highest-paid mayor on the Seacoast.

The push to ban plastic bags from Portsmouth is picking up steam.

There's a late push by a pair of City Councilors to add fountains to Concord's Main Street redesign project.

A public hearing is scheduled this week on Derry's town budget, which includes no police or fire layoffs.

With a proposal to build a commuter rail station now dead, a group of concerned Plaistow citizens who came together during that debate are setting their sights on other issues around town.

A groundbreaking for a $75 million renovation project at Salem High School is tentatively scheduled for May.

It's pothole season and local cities and towns are busy patching up their roads, though some are saying this year's not as bad as they thought it would be.


A Milford woman will spend 4 months in jail for her role in a serious accident in Wilton back in 2013.


Anybody missing some cows? A pair turned up at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester Sunday night.

The fire chief in New Ipswich has been suspended pending an invesitgation into problems within the fire department.

A pair of cats who lived in the apartment building in Nashua that was the site of a deadly fire last week remain missing.


Developers of major energy projects in New Hampshire are sounding an optimistic tone about the future for energy prices.

A study released last week suggests that businesses in downtown Concord are missing out on nearly $20 million in sales.

New environmental regulations mean you could soon be seeing more "gas station graveyards" around New Hampshire in the coming months.

A proposal to build a "Great Woods"-style venue in Hooksett has gotten a cool reception from state officials.

Opponents of proposed expansion at Mount Sunapee fear the project could include the building of more condominiums.

An organic egg farm in Boscawen is closer to becoming reality.

Gas prices in New Hampshire saw a spike in the last week, but are still well below this time last year.


The Celtics' return to the playoffs was spoiled by LeBron James' first playoff appearance in Cleveland in the last 5 years.

Tebowmania is back in the NFL.

Other News

A forgotten piece of NH history may soon seen the light of day again in the State House.

Did you know there was a State House in Portsmouth once upon a time? A group wants to put the remaining portions of it on display in a public plaza.

One of the last remnants of Benson's Wild Animal Park, on display at Tufts University for the last several years, is no more.

Rochester residents came together for the 6th annual Pride Day and cleaned up around the city.

In Portsmouth, volunteers cleaned up Pierce Island over the weekend.

A local woodworker is crafting caskets that will be part of the African Burying Ground Memorial Park that will be unveiled in Portsmouth next month.

A 74 year-old grandmother from Dover is going for a powerlifting record.

There's concern over a fungus that is infecting New Hampshire white pines.

National and World News

A new CNN poll shows a very muddled race for the Republican nomination for President.

A White House fence jumper-this one with a package-was caught Sunday evening.

The Yemeni capital was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes today, as part of a campaign against rebel forces.

Jon Stewart is talking about why he quit the Daily Show.

The Academy of Country Music Awards were held last night, and Miranda Lamber, Luke Bryan, and Taylor Swift were among the top stars honored.


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