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Lawmakers are considering several bills that would restore state education aid known as “stabilization aid” to property-poor towns, and school districts are paying attention.

At a hearing on Thursday, school administrators and town officials from property-poor towns plead with the House of Representatives Education Committee to restore stabilization aid.

“I implore you to help us so we can get through this," Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier said.

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About 2,400 federal workers in the Granite State are directly impacted by the partial government shutdown that’s dragged on for the better part of a month. That’s impacting the U.S. Coast Guard, which, unlike other branches of the military, is currently going without pay.


Residents of Canaan, Enfield, and six New London-area towns will be eligible for discounts on home insulation and weatherproofing projects this year.

The program, called Weatherize, is run by the Upper Valley non-profit Vital Communities, one of a number of New Hampshire groups looking to encourage homeowners to seal up drafty, inefficient homes.

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Those wanting to march for women in New Hampshire have their pick of locations.

The New Hampshire Woman's March is set for 10 a.m. Saturday outside the State House in Concord, where organizers say the message is "We've Only Just Begun" in terms of advancing and protecting women's rights.

According to the New Hampshire Women's Foundation, 34 percent of the seats in the New Hampshire House and 10 of the 24 seats in the Senate are held by women. That's the highest this decade, though fewer than who served in the record session of 2009-2010.

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Poet Becky Dennison Sakellariou of Peterborough is no stranger to writing about Greece where she spent four decades. In her last collection, she wrote about feeling the pull of that country while living here in New Hampshire. In her new collection, she writes of a different Greece -- one that recently has been grappling with an influx of migrants. The book is called Undressing the Earth and she spoke about it with NHPR's Peter Biello.

A Vietnamese restaurant in Keene, New Hampshire can move forward with the name “Pho Keene Great.”

The city granted approval to the restaurant Friday after originally suggesting it may not allow the name, which some found offensive.

The controversy made headlines nationwide.

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On cold days, Berlin City manager Jim Wheeler can stand on the steps of city hall and see plumes of steam billowing from the wood chip burning plant Burgess BioPower.

The plant sits on the former site of the city’s pulp mill factory on the Androscoggin River.

“One of the things about biomass plants is that they make a lot of steam, and that's energy that goes to the sky,” Wheeler says.

Now, Wheeler wants to harness the heat that makes this steam for a snowmelt system.

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New Hampshire residents can fish for free without a license Saturday.

The state Fish & Game Department holds these free fishing days every year, in summer and winter.

Inland fisheries program supervisor Scott Decker says the experience at this time of year is a little different.

“You’re actually able to walk on the water,” he says.

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Keene is the latest New Hampshire municipality to approve a goal of using only renewable energy within a few decades.

The Keene city council approved the non-binding resolution Thursday night 14 to 1.

It says the entire community should work toward using only renewable fuels for electricity by 2030, and for heat and transportation by 2050.


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