Thursday, May 23, 2013
House and Senate have passed different versions of the bill to legalize therapeutic cannabis.
Medical marijuana is a step closer to reality for people suffering from serious diseases and health problems in New Hampshire. The state Senate voted 18-6 on Thursday to pass a medical marijuana bill. The bill is an amended version of the House-passed bill. If the House doesn't concur with the changes, leadership in each chamber will pick members to sit on a committee of conference to iron out differences in the legislation. The House passed the bill for "use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes" by a commanding 286-64 vote back in March. Sen. John Reagan, R-Deerifield, a sponsor of the bill, said the bill would bring New Hampshire in line with 17 other states, including neighboring Vermont and Maine, with similar laws. The Senate version …
Wednesday was AMR World CPR Day, helping people around the country brush up on CPR skills.
May 22 was AMR World CPR Challenge Day, which meant that cities and towns across the country participated in free "compression only" CPR training, including Nashua. Two stations were set up, one in Greeley Park and the other at the Nashua Library, where the public was invited to stop by and get some instruction before demonstrating their skills. Amanda Blais said her whole family would be coming for the training. "First aid and safety are important to me as part of the community, and being prepared should someone need help is one way of giving back to the community," Blais said. Patty Stolarz of AMR said more than 100 people had taken advantage of the free on-site training by about 4 p.m. in Nashua. Another 50 or so participated through a…
The Senate also kills a bill to raise cigarette tax by 20 cents a pack.
The New Hampshire Senate has blocked a bill to increase the state's gas tax by 12 cents over three years. The Senate voted 18-6 on May 23 to "indefinitely postpone" House Bill 617, with Sen. Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, among the Republicans leading the fight against the bill. The bill, sponsored by Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, aimed to dedicate revenue raised for road and bridge improvement projects around the state. A committee recommendation to re-refer the bill to committee, effectively nixing it this session, failed by a 13-11 vote. Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, proposed the bill be killed before Sanborn moved to indefinitely postpone the bill for this session. That motion led to discussion about whether or not the Senate could …
Five luxury cars that are available for sale right here in Southern New Hampshire.
If you're in the market for something luxurious we've got five cars for you to check out that are available in New Hampshire. Most of these are base or not fully loaded. So one caveat: these autos don't come cheap. We know these cars are a reach car for most, but despite that, they can be fun to look at. If you could buy any luxury car, what would it be? 1. 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury: $72,335 This four-door 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury has a 6.2L V8 16V Flexible Fuel engine, six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Features include Driver Information Center With Programmable Personalization Features Such As Door Locking And Unlocking, side blind zone alert, memorized settings for two drivers, voice-activated navigation. …
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Mystery readers uniting at the library tonight, kids fly free June 1, save $5 on your summer 5K, and Simple Gifts has a show for you.
1. Pet Peeve: Gas prices are up. Ciggies and alcohol don't come cheap. The cost of everything from cars to houses to vacations is up, up, up. However, there's one thing Americans refuse to stop spending on: Our beloved pets. A new report shows that Americans spent over $61 billion on their pets in 2011, with the average household spending just over $500 on their pets during the year. That's more than the average household spent on alcohol, men's clothing, or landline telephones. Do you spend a lot on your pet? Tell us why you splurge on Fido in the comments fields below. 2. Nashua Library Invites Mystery Readers to Unite: Tonight learn how mystery writer Hank Phillippi Ryan turned a career as an investigative reporter into a new career, …
Reconsideration of HB 152 on expanded gaming was voted down in the House, 152-212.
Soucy, Timothy Yea Vail, Suzanne For a complete look at the roll call vote from May 22 click here.
Time to sign up for any of the remaining bus trips, including two summer trips and the annual Christmas trip to New York City.
From City of Nashua website: Below is a list of the remaining 2013 Public Trips sponsored by the Nashua Parks & Recreation Department. More trips will be added in the near future, so check back to the Parks & Rec page often. A new policy regarding public trips is a $30 non-refundable deposit per person is now required prior to a name being added to a trip roster. Also attached – please find a registration form that can be downloaded and submitted with payment. Saturday, August 17, 2013~ New England Revolution Soccer Depart at 5 p.m. from Greeley Park Depart from Gillette Stadium 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game Seats are location in the lower level seats Included in this trip will be the bus ride, game ticket and driver …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
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Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There's still time to get in on this free training, by AMR.
Compression Only CPR was being taught around Nashua on Wednesday by emergency personnel of American Medical Response for all residents, young and old. In background are Justin Kates Nashua's Emergency Management director and Pat Stolarz, supervisor for AMR. This training was at the bandstand at Greeley Park, and continues until 6 p.m.. Another session began at Nashua Public Library from 2-6 p.m.