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N.H. elections volunteer dismissed for saying ‘God bless you’

N.H. elections volunteer dismissed for saying ‘God bless you’

A New Hampshire woman who volunteered at the recently held midterm elections says she was dismissed from the role for saying "God bless you" to voters as they left the polling station.

Ruth Provencal was a poll worker in Derry during last week's elections, when she was fired from the role, saying her words "God bless you" was electioneering.

Election officials told her to stay at home on November 4 because they believed her 'God bless you' greeting might be an unlawful effort to influence voters.

N.H. Catholic school principal agrees to admit embezzlement charges

N.H. Catholic school principal agrees to admit embezzlement charges

A New Hampshire Catholic school principal has reportedly agreed to admit charges that she embezzled more than $150,000 from an elementary school in Litchfield.

Shannon Dannible, 37, has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors, in which she agreed that she would admit to a single count of theft from St. Francis Assisi School during the four-year tenure as principal.

St. Francis of Assisi School was founded in 1957 on Brown Avenue in Manchester. In 2000, it moved to Litchfield. It is now located on an 18-acre estate at Sterling Road.

New Hampshire’s ATV trails provide boost to recreational economy

New Hampshire’s ATV trails provide boost to recreational economy

New Hampshire's ATV trail system is attracting more riders and providing the much-needed boost to related recreational industry, particularly in the North Country, the head of statewide organization for off-highway vehicles said.

Harry Brown, president of the New Hampshire Off-Highway Vehicle Association, said starting autumn 2012, the big push had to be connecting nearly one thousand miles of ATV trails into an adjacent network that offered riders an assortment of destinations in addition to uninterrupted rides.

New Hampshire jumps to first spot in Sports Network FCS Top-25

New Hampshire jumps to first spot in Sports Network FCS Top-25

Northern Iowa last Saturday snapped North Dakota State's record FCS 33-game winning streak 23-3, which dragged the Bison to No. 4 in the Sports Network FCS Top-25.

While the Bison slipped No. 4, New Hampshire on Monday jumped one spot to grab No. 1 in the Sports Network FCS Top-25 for the first time since October 2006.

In the new rankings, a total of four teams garnered at least thirteen first-place votes. New Hampshire defeated Rhode Island 41-14 last Saturday for its eighth time in a row since an opening loss at Toledo, garnered 70 of the 157 first-place votes and 3,800 points.

N.H. ATV trail system drawing more riders & boosting recreational economy

N.H. ATV trail system drawing more riders & boosting recreational economy

The past couple of years have been a boon for riders and the associated recreational economy as miles of ATV trails were connected, the head of New Hampshire Off-Highway Vehicle Association's said.

Harry Brown, who is also the president of the North Country Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Coalition, said starting in autumn 2012 the big push had to be connecting nearly 1,000 miles of ATV trails into an adjacent network that offered riders a range of destinations and nonstop rides.

Some things that consumers must know to better benefit from Obamacare

Some things that consumers must know to better benefit from Obamacare

As the second enrollment season for health insurance program launched by President Obama's administration, also known as Obamacare, is set to launch later this week, there are some things that consumers must know to better benefit from the program.

This year, five health insurers - Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Maine Community Health Options, Assurant and Minuteman Health - will offer health care insurances plans for families and individuals.

Voters have lost confidence in Democrats: Rick Perry

Voters have lost confidence in Democrats: Rick Perry

Republicans' takeover of the U. S. Senate and increase of their majority in the House last week showed that voters have lost confidence in Democrats, Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry said on Sunday.

Kicking off the presidential primary season unofficially in New Hampshire, Perry said in Concord that voters had sent a message to President Obama that they had lost confidence that Democrats could competently lead the nation.

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