N.H. News Roundup: Milestones in the Granite State, Jeff Bauman visits coworkers
From left: Sybil Dupuis, House Speaker Terie Norelli, Gov. Maggie Hassan and David Berry cut a New Hampshire-shaped cake at the "New Hampshire Presidential Primary 100th Anniversary" celebration in the State House in Concord; Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Dupuis is the great-granddaughter of Stephen Bullock, author and sponsor of House Bill 430, which created New Hampshire's first official presidential primary. "This is one of the biggest honors of my life," Dupuis, who resides in Wells, Maine, said about being asked to speak at the celebration. (TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)
There’s been anniversaries abound lately here in the Granite State.
We congratulated the N.H. primary last month (woohoo first in the nation!) on it’s 100th year, and just two days ago we looked at Bike Week’s 90th annual go-round (but don’t expect everyone to apologize for the added noise).
Well, there’s more, too!
The town of Cornish turns 250 next weekend, and it’s being commemorated with a special postmark.
Hikers have blazed the Wapack Trail for 90 years, too. That’s a lot of footsteps!
Last weekend, the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth celebrated 150 years since the Civil War.
And, last but certainly not least, the Granite State itself is turning 225!
That’s a lot of years.
In other news
∎ Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman visited his former Costco coworkers in Nashua.
∎ A driver pinned his truck on a concrete barrier at the Hampton tolls on Interstate 95.
∎ A hiker found a missing Boston teen on top of Green Mountain.
∎ A Laconia woman found an intruder in her apartment when she woke up early this morning.
∎ Five N.H. companies within the aerospace and defense industries are heading to the International Paris Air Show.
∎ The 2013 Northeast Spray Foam Conference is being hosted in New Hampshire.
∎ Mojo, a controversial malt liquor, will be sold in the Granite State after all.
∎ The three-day Rock ‘N Rib Fest in Merrimack begins tomorrow.
∎ Bruins fans are heading to the theater to watch the Stanley Cup Finals (including last night’s heartbreaker.)
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