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Top Stories: The Balsams Auction, Winnowing the Nursing Workforce

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

  1. North Country: The Balsams Auction: The End of An Era   As part of the plan to rebuild and renovate the Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch, the hotel’s new owners auctioned off many items with the goal was to sell everything but photos and items of historical significance.
  2. The Exchange: Winnowing the Nursing Workforce   The long projected shortage of nurses in the state has been temporarily resolved in recent years. While many in the field are eager to adapt and pursue higher education, others fear academic achievement is being favored over years of experience.
  3. The Exchange: The International Baccalaureate  The International Baccalaureate is hailed as a rigorous school curriculum that can prepare students for a global society. Opponents say it promotes anti-American values in our schools.
  4. NHPR All Things Considered: For Dartmouth Student, Record-Setting Chain More Fun Than (Yep) A Barrel of Monkeys  History was made recently at Dartmouth College – of a sort, anyway. A team led by Dartmouth senior D. Parker Phinney set a record for the world’s longest Barrel of Monkeys chain.
  5. The Exchange: Educating Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disabilities   As schools continue to mainstream children with disabilities, students with emotional and behavioral disabilities may be the toughest to include.
  6. NH News: Motorist-Cyclist Tensions on the Seacoast  Cycling - both for commuting and recreation - is on the rise, but so too is the number of cars on the road, and recently on the seacoast, tensions between cyclists and drivers have flared.
  7. The Salt: Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews  Long ago, late season sap was used in a potent dark beer that offered some cool relief to farmers when the hay was cut in the heat of summer. Now some local microbreweries are bringing the historic drink back from extinction.
  8. The Exchange: Tackling Youth Concussions Head-On  New Hampshire may join a growing list of states asking coaches and trainers to monitor head injuries more closely.
  9. StateImpact NH: New Hampshire Factories Struggle To Fill Jobs  Nationally, there are about 600,000 unfilled factory jobs. But despite high unemployment, these jobs are proving all-but-impossible to fill, even in New Hampshire.
  10. North Country: Three Hikers - And A Big Dog - Rescued By Fish and Game  New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say they had to rescue three hikers and a dog over the weekend of May 12 and 13. The hikers ran into trouble on Little Haystack Mountain in Grafton County.

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