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 …
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…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A worker was charged with infecting 32 patients with hepatitis C by injecting himself with their drugs to get high.
This month marks a year since the discovery of a hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital. Click through the photos above to see major events in the saga. RELATED Exeter Patch: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail updates
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from county to county.
It costs $1,950 for the average CT scan in Rockingham County—about $800 cheaper than the state average. The average prices of colonoscopies, mammograms, and MRIs in Rockingham County are also all lower than the state average. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The four medical procedures mentioned above, however, are all more expensive in Rockingham County than in Hillsborough County, according to the data. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Exeter Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action, so help us highlight your favorite teams!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Exeter, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Exeter Patch Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Post in the Local Voices section about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. Interested in blogging? First, you need to create a Patch account, or if you're already a Patch user, …
Ikie Davis was arrested when police executed a search warrant.
A 33-year-old man was charged with running a marijuana growing operation out of his house—less than 300 feet from an elementary school. Ikie Davis, 33, of 20 Andrews Ln., was arrested Wednesday when police executed a search warrant. Davis was also charged with child endangerment. Davis, who has had previous run-ins with the law, was held on $15,000 bail, police said. His house is next to the East Kingston Elementary School, located at 5 Andrews Lane. Police said they seized several marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia from Davis' residence. Police from East Kingston, Kensington, Newton, and South Hampton worked on the case. State Police also assisted. Police said there could be additional arrests.
The Exeter High student was lost to suicide.
A group is organizing a race later this month in memory of Connor Ball, an Exeter High School student lost to suicide in 2011. The "A Will to Live 5K and Family Walk" will be held Sat., May 25 at Exeter High. Register for the event here. It's being organizing by Connor's brother and several Exeter High students. "Connor was an incredible person with a great future ahead of him," the group, named Connor's Climb, said in a statement. "Losing this gifted young man to an irreversible decision of suicide impacted the family, his friends and the community as a whole." Money raised through race registrations will go to suicide prevention programs in the state, the group said. The Will To Live Foundation is also helping organize the event. It was …
Officials have taken measures to stop it.
Officials have closed the bathrooms at the Exeter Recreation Complex after they were vandalized. Town Manager Russ Dean said the bathrooms with damaged with a bunch of pine cones. The bathrooms will be reopened next month when the town pool opens, Dean said. The damage to the bathrooms is the latest in a series of vandalism incidents at the complex on Hampton Road. Last year, someone broke part of a stone monument for Daniel Healy, a Navy SEAL from Exeter who was killed in Afghanistan. The community raised money to fix the damage.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Ikie Davis was arrested when police executed a search warrant.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
They earned awards at a National History Day competition.
Exeter officials this week honored local students for excellence in a history competition. They presented a proclamation to several students Monday. Watch the ceremony in the video above. Exeter High School students Ainsley Katz, Chandra Boudreau, Ben Paquin, Meredith Gilman, and Guinevere Gilman and Phillips Exeter Academy student Ho-jung Kim were honored for winning awards at the 11th annual National History Day held at Plymouth State University in April.