By ETHAN DeWITT Monitor staff Published: 3/2/2019 7:59:26 PM The revolt has been a quiet one. For years, advocates in a small circle of New England states have entertained a radical idea: throwing off the tyrannical yoke of Eastern Standard Time and choosing a different path.This year, they’re closer than ever to pulling it off.On Thursday, the New Hampshire House passed a bill to remove New Hampshire from Eastern Standard Time and convert to Atlantic Standard Time all year-round – eliminating Daylight Savings. The catch: Maine and Massachusetts must also take the plunge.Sound outlandish? Possibly. But while few of us were looking, legislators and academics have been clamoring to get their ducks in line.In 2017, a bill by Maine Rep. Kathleen Dillingham to convert Maine to Atlantic Standard Time died in the state’s State and Local Government Committee, but not before sparking a conversation and national press attention.That year, New Hampshire entertained its own … [Read more...] about Capital Beat: Is it time for a zone change in New Hampshire?
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BELMONT — The New Hampshire Trappers Association held its 64th Rendezvous at the Belknap Fairgrounds this weekend. Despite a decline in the popularity of fur, there are 540 licensed trappers in New Hampshire, who continue a tradition that many learned from their fathers. Bob Levasseur of Epsom, said trapping helps keep the population of fur-bearing animals in balance. He typical sets and tends 75 traps during the season and said over the past four years he has captured and released 13 bobcats. As the bobcat population has flourished, fisher numbers have declined because the two species compete. In turn, the number of porcupines in the area where he traps has soared as fisher cats are their only natural predators, he said. He’s heard all the rhetoric of those who oppose trapping and says the most ardent are those who assign human characteristics to wild animals. Dick Lefleur of Berlin, education director for the NHTA said their goal is to promote safe, responsible and … [Read more...] about New Hampshire Trappers Association members gather for annual rendezvous
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Print education awards The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the winter term at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.Allenstown: Mason LaneBoscawen: Jordan BellBow: Sullivan Blair, Nicole HodgkinsCanterbury: Theresa RichardConcord: Aaron Cerrato, Brian Daniels, Jacob D’ Erasmo, Sarah Ocampo, George Shack, Lauren Simpson, Ryan WarnerDunbarton: Zoe Desmarais, Mia Hebra, Gwyneth ManroEpsom: Jessica Massey, Collin RamsdellFranklin: Stacia GloverGilford: Kaitlyn Sasseville, Jackson SpoonerHillsboro: Jacob Cole, Kyle DespresHooksett: Victoria Berube, Emily Blais, Emily Blanchard, Devin Calkins, Di Huang, Brady L’Heureux, Ambika Pradhan, Kullen StegerLaconia: Nikki Fain, Jacklyn GavinLoudon: Matthew Cooley, Kimberly GreenPembroke: Matthew KrajcikPlymouth: Isabel ThorneSanbornton: Alec CochranStrafford: Callie HeseltonSuncook: Amanda … [Read more...] about Southern New Hampshire University dean’s list
By PAUL FEELYNew Hampshire Union Leader May 15. 2018 8:54PM MANCHESTER — A familiar face has been elevated to the role of Manchester school administrator, after Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bolgen Vargas announced Tuesday that Southside Middle School principal Jennifer Gillis had been chosen as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the school district. Gillis’ appointment was approved by the Board of School Committee on Monday night.Gillis has served as principal of Southside Middle School since July of 2014, when she came to the Manchester schools after serving six years as assistant principal at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown. In addition to her experience as a principal, Gillis has spent nearly 15 years teaching, mentoring, coaching and advocating for students in public education, according to Andrea Alley, communications coordinator for city schools. Gillis worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation before starting a career in … [Read more...] about Southside Middle School principal named to new role in Manchester school district
CONCORD — Twenty-eight activists have been chosen as members of New Hampshire Senior Leadership, a collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. Now in its seventh year, the program is designed to build a statewide corps of volunteers interested in advocating for people as they age. “New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come individual and community needs such as retirement security, long-term care, caregiving, transportation, housing and health care,” said AARP New Hampshire Associate State Director for Advocacy Doug McNutt. “Many of these issues will guide the state’s legislative agenda for years to come.” The following participants will receive eight months of training on a wide variety of topics such as the history of aging and aging services, creating livable communities for aging populations, the legislative process and community … [Read more...] about NH Senior Notes: NH Senior Leadership announces new members to advocate for older adults