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Something Wild: N.H.'s Wildest Neighborhood ... Peatlands

Here at Something Wild we love all things wild (even blackflies !) but sometimes it can be helpful to look beyond a single species and consider how many species interact within a given environment. In our periodic series, New Hampshire’s Wild Neighborhoods, we endeavor to do just that and this time we’re looking at peatlands. Our Sherpa today is Ron Davis, a retired professor of ecology, limnology and wetland science from the University of Maine, Orono. Peatlands, as you might have guessed...

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The USS Manchester, a U.S. Navy combat ship, will be commissioned Saturday in Portsmouth.

The commissioning ceremony for the USS Manchester Littoral Combat Ship on May 26 will be at the New Hampshire State Pier, aka the state Port Authority.

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It doesn't pack the same wallop or stoke the local pride as much as, say, John Stark Dayhonoring the general who coined the Live Free or Die motto. Still, "Lafayette Day" is a long-time official observance in the state of New Hampshire.

Will the French Tricolours be flying in the Granite State today in celebration of the Marquis de Lafayette?

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Long live "Live Free or Die."

Written by Revolutionary War Gen. John Stark in 1809 and adopted as the state motto in 1945, the phrase won praise from then-candidate Donald Trump just before the 2016 presidential primary.

"What a great slogan," Trump said in a Facebook video. "Congratulations, New Hampshire. Wonderful job."

To Trump, the motto stood for everything from free enterprise and border security to "taking care of our vets."

First Congregational Church

 

A church built in 1875 in Farmington, New Hampshire, will be holding a concert to celebrate being named to both the national and state registers of historic places.

The First Congregational Church has been recognized as a building of historical significance by the official lists. The Gothic Revival church's 120-foot corner belfry houses the town clock and the 1915 Henry Wilson memorial bell.

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The chairman of the board of the Maine outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is encouraging University of New Hampshire graduates to live adventure filled lives.

Shawn Gorman, the great-grandson of L.L. Bean founder Leon Leonood Bean and a 1989 UNH grad, told graduates in Durham Saturday that the outdoors should be part of their lives.

Gorman said the outdoors "is a critical antidote to this hyper-competitive, hyper-stressed, tech-driven world we live in."

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The non-profit Regional Economic Development Center is launching a program that will provide business loans to first-generation immigrants in New Hampshire. Called the New Hampshire New Americans Loan Fund, it will offer micro-loans capped at $50,000, with interest rates starting at seven percent.

The Fund has its roots in a program developed for new residents in the City of Concord, says REDC President Laurel Adams.

Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET

At least 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a small-town Texas high school, in what Gov. Greg Abbott called "probably the worst disaster ever to strike this community."

Ten others were wounded in the morning attack at Santa Fe High School.

Local women's health providers are responding to the Trump administration's proposal to cut funding from clinics that offer abortions or refer women to places that do.

These clinics would lose Title X funds, which provide family planning and preventive care to uninsured or low income people. By law, these funds cannot be used for abortions.

Of the 18,000 people who are eligible for Title X services in New Hampshire, about 60 percent go to Planned Parenthood to get those services.  

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