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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Manchester next to revamp? Moose hunt on the way

In this Jan. 27, 2011 photo, a school bus passes under a steel arch in Manchester, N.H.'s West Side. Manchester is among about 250 communities that were awarded "Weed and Seed" grants by the Department of Justice 10 years ago to "weed" out crime and drug abuse and "seed" in neighborhood restoration projects. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

In this Jan. 27, 2011 photo, a school bus passes under a steel arch in Manchester, N.H.'s West Side. Manchester is among about 250 communities that were awarded "Weed and Seed" grants by the Department of Justice 10 years ago to "weed" out crime and drug abuse and "seed" in neighborhood restoration projects. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

We all know about Concord’s Main Street Redesign Project by now, right?

Well Manchester may not be too far behind when it comes to revitalizing its city. According to Intown Manchester Executive Director Stephanie Lewry, city living is making a big comeback.

I personally much prefer the smaller town way of life. I like living in a neighborhood that’s private, yet is close enough to walk almost anywhere I need to in town. I can bike to work. I can run everyday without worrying about heavy traffic.

Don’t get me wrong, though, I do travel to Manchester every now and then. There’s a bigger mall, I really enjoy a trivia night hosted by Mike Stollard at Murphy’s Taproom, Verizon Wireless Arena hosts great events, the minor league sports teams are a bunch of fun, and there’s undeniably more to do within arm’s reach.

I would just prefer to travel into a bigger city than live in one.

However, the recurring theme at InTown Manchester’s recent meeting was that interest is growing in living in downtown Manchester, but the residential units just aren’t available.

There are a few places though. One Union Leader columnist thought very highly of the Wall Street Tower. Here's the video she was gushing over.

So what do you think? Would you prefer to live in the city or are smaller areas more your style?

In other news

∎ The N.H. Moose Hunting Lottery will be Friday. Winners will be posted online. But are moose in trouble in the Granite State?

∎ In 2016 news, Hillary Clinton is already getting backed by former rivals, and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie says a decision on a campaign will “probably” come in 2015.

∎ A Nashua couple’s deaths have been labelled suspicious by the police.

∎ Gas prices rose slightly in N.H. during the past week.

∎ The fate of Medicaid expansion in the Granite State is likely to be decided next week.

∎ A mother was sentenced to 5 to 10 years after pleading guilty to negligent homicide after her son drowned in the tub.

∎ A Haverhill man was indicted last month after he was accused of exposing himself to a young girl at Walmart in Salem.

∎ N.H. native Benny Hayes has the lead at the after the first day of the Vermont Open.

∎ The NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is coming to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

∎ The Granite State has opened 1,000 intertwined ATV trails.

∎ The San Antonio Spurs and Concord native Matt Bonner will try to win the NBA Finals in tonight’s game 6 against the Miami Heat. Bonner definitely has local support.

(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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