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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Get your ice cream fix, medical marijuana could get pricey

Tucker Estes, 3, makes the most of a bite of cookies and cream at Jordan's Ice Creamery in Belmont, Saturday, July 2, 2011.

(Libby March/ Monitor Staff)

Tucker Estes, 3, makes the most of a bite of cookies and cream at Jordan's Ice Creamery in Belmont, Saturday, July 2, 2011. (Libby March/ Monitor Staff)

Summer is starting to wind down here in the Granite State, but don’t hang your Halloween decorations quite yet. The sun is still out for a little while longer, and that means it’s still ice cream season!

I’ve never lived anywhere where ice cream stands were so prevalent. I’m not a huge dairy or sweets guy, but it’s still hard to pass up when you know the ice cream is freshly made, and the place you’re getting it from cares so much about its product.

There’s so many stands and business around that are ice cream centric, that it appears everyone is eager to rank them.

Here’s New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of New Hampshire Best of NH 2013 Desserts, Ice Cream Stands and Bakeries.

WMUR also wanted to get in on the action. Jordan’s Ice Creamery in Belmont took its top honor.

Our friends at the Concord Insider also dedicated an entire issue to the frozen treat last year.

But they’re still at it, naming Molly Lanigan of Arnie’s Place in Concord its “Scooper of the Week” in the Aug. 7 issue.

Not sure where you can find the nearest place to satify your sweet tooth? NH.com has a big, long list for you.

Also, if you’re in the Conway area, you can give the new kid on the block, Bobby Sue’s, a try, too.

For the record, I’m a pistacio kind of guy.

In other news

∎ The head of the Department of Health and Human Services says rolling out medical marijuana is starting to get costly.

∎ 24 N.H. companies made Inc Magazine’s top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

∎ According to a report, 2.2% of Granite Staters are making less than minimum wage.

∎ Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean (no relation!) is coming to N.H. to speak on health care.

∎ Local farmers are saying new regulations are hurting the small farms.

∎ A man was arrested in connection with a heroin overdose in Meredith.

∎ A possible shark sighting caused an evacuation of Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye yesterday afternoon.

∎ New Hampshire is looking for its next poet laureate.

∎ Four local dancers recently graduated from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston.

∎ New Hampshire is just one state where officials are dropping rabies vaccines in forests.

∎ Meet Aaron O’Neill, UNH’s newest hockey recruit.

(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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