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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: New Hampshire’s take on the Boston Marathon tragedy

Neighbors come to pay their respects at the Richard house in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  Martin Richard, 8, was killed in Monday's bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Neighbors come to pay their respects at the Richard house in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Martin Richard, 8, was killed in Monday's bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

What a difference a day makes.

Yesterday at this time I wrote about the Boston Marathon and what a great day it was for everybody who participates.

It's going to take the work of a strong city to regain that feeling, and I know Boston is that city.

New Hampshire identifies with Boston, and many Granite Staters were there to witness the tragic events. So it’s no surprise that there’s plenty from around the state to catch up with.

∎ If you haven’t seen our coverage, we caught up with several Concord-area runners. Everybody we spoke with yesterday was safe.

∎ WMUR has a live video feed for breaking news from the event as well as a very useful Twitter feed.

∎ Eric Beidleman, 37, of Portsmouth, was relieved to be at home last night.

∎ Denise Spenard of Manchester caught a piece of shrapnel in her side and has to return for surgery. But she is home and safe.

∎ Dover resident Mary Ulinski was stopped at mile marker 25 and warned to stay away from the finish line.

∎ Here is one Granite Stater’s (and Monitor contributor) reaction the day after the explosions.

∎ Matt Fowler of Northwood, who works for AMI graphics – a Strafford based company that provides signage for the finishing area – said it was lucky the grandstand wasn’t hit.

∎ Jim Burnett, of Canaan, finished his 10th Boston Marathon about 15 minutes before he “looked back and saw two plumes of smoke go up in the air.”

 Security has been increased at the N.H. State House as a precautionary measure.

∎ I think that this also important to remember: For all the evil in the world, there’s always more good. A sincere thanks to everybody who went back and helped others. You’re heroes.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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