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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Food and the Granite State, a police shootout in Manchester

(AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

Everybody eats. It’s nothing new. But what do people in the Granite State eat?

What food is considered N.H. food? Is it local? Imported?

NHPR’s All Things Considered is kicking off a new feature on local food, called Foodstuffs.

One local farmer says the key to a fruitful crop may be to contain it.

But what about the food rules? There are plenty in place, and New England farmers want a say in them.

In schools, there are nutrition guidelines – and Belmont High School didn’t violate them when the principal ordered 20 pizzas for a group of students, despite earlier confusion.

Speaking of students, they want to help out with the food situation in the Granite State, too. Thanks to some Derry fourth-graders, the white potato officially made its debut as the state vegetable today after Gov. Maggie Hassan signed the bill into law.

Also, I know I teased to this yesterday – but come on! Lobster beer!

In other news

∎ A man was shot twice by the Manchester police last night after leading them on a chase.

∎ Firefighters are upset that Cullen Mutrie – who shot and killed Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney and had volunteered at the Hampton Falls Department at one time – was named at a memorial.

∎ Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, is coming to do an event with the New Hampshire Republican Party later this month.

∎ A crane mishap has posponed the last Memorial Bridge center span float-in to June 17.

∎ Is New Hampshire the next home for the robotics industry?

∎ A motorcycle crash killed a Hudson man yesterday afternoon.

∎ Researchers have tagged two Squam Lake male ospreys as part of the Project OspreyTrack Program.

∎ Lebanon High School English and social studies teacher Deborah Springhorn was awarded with the 2013 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical.

∎ Some reports say there were smaller catches at this year’s Winni Derby.

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

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