Sunday, May 19, 2013
It may be hard to believe, but a study says it's true.
New Hampshire residents curse like sailors on the phone, according to recent analysis by the Marchex Institute. New Hampshire didn't make the list of the top five states that swear the most or the five that swear the least. But the study did place New Hampshire residents in the "Sailors" category along with about a dozen other states, indicating that its residents curse more often than people who live in most other states. Ohio topped the list for most foul-mouthed callers. Washington residents were least likely to curse on the phone, followed closely by Massachusetts, of all places. Marchex examined more than 600,000 calls over a year that were placed by consumers to businesses in 30 different industries. Though New Hampshire people curse…
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She's available for adoption at the NHSPCA in Stratham.
From the NHSPCA in Stratham: Saturn is a fun-loving, happy all the time, glass is half full kind of dog looking for someone who loves to laugh and play around. She is an 8 year-old shepherd/beagle mix who’s got the whole package: she’s smart, adorable, loves to learn and lives to please. Saturn will be a constant companion to her new owner and will be content to sit at your feet, walk by your side or curl up next to you on the couch. She walks very well on a leash and knows many tricks including sit, stay, down and paw. Like all the animals available at the NHSPCA, Saturn is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on all her shots. Come adopt your new best friend today! Upcoming events: May 23 June 9
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 was the commencement speaker at Saturday's ceremony.
DURHAM, NH – University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 challenged graduates to dare to live their lives and their dreams during the university’s 143rd commencement held Saturday, May 18, 2013, when more than 2,500 undergraduate and 522 graduate students, including 68 military veterans, ranging in age from 19 to 67 years old and representing 29 states and 23 foreign countries received degrees. “They say in life that we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give,” Legere said. “I urge you to leave this university with that in mind. The story of your life is going to be written as soon as you leave here.” She reminded students of the courageous acts shown at the Newtown tragedy and the …
The governor toured Cobham Antenna Systems on Friday afternoon.
Gov. Maggie Hassan visited Cobham Antenna Systems in Exeter on Friday as part of her ongoing "Innovate NH" tour. Hassan, who lives in Exeter, presented a commendation for Cobham's achievements in energy efficiency. The global defense manufacturing company recently completed a 105,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility that includes environmentally friendly materials such as energy efficient windows and fixtures, lighting, air compressors and HVAC systems. The expansion doubled the size of the company's plant on Continental Drive. "I'm very honored to be here to recognize work that is a true partnership," Hassan said. "What's been achieved here is really extraordinary." Working with Unitil, the natural gas and electricity …
Even if you can't be there, there are many ways to follow the commencement ceremonies.
The University of New Hampshire will hold its commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Field. The 2013 Commencement Speaker will be Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82. A combat veteran, Legere's military career spans three decades and includes tours in Germany, Korea, and Iraq, where she completed 18 months as the chief of staff for intelligence. If you can't make it to graduation but you'd like to follow along, there are several ways to do so. UNH will be live streaming graduation beginning at 9:30 a.m. They've also set up a social media mashup where you can follow along with what people at graduation are saying in real time. The Twitter hashtag to use is #UNH13. Here's a list of Exeter area residents who will be graduating…
The yard sale starts at 8 a.m. on High Street.
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One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people, if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from .08 to .05. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the .05 percent limit by having one drink. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The incident reportedly occurred in 2009.
Police say a teacher at Exeter High has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation into allegations that the teacher sexually assaulted a female student, according to the Union Leader. Exeter Police and school officials refused to tell the Union Leader the name of the teacher because no charges have been filed. The incident reportedly occurred in 2009. [Read the full story here.]