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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Outsiders like the Granite State, UNH hits fundraising milestone

In this photo taken June 25, 2013 the sun rises over the Isles of Shoals taken from Star Island in Rye, N.H. Since the English explorer Captain John Smith spotted the islands just under 400 years ago, the cluster of nine small islands, five in Maine, four in New Hampshire, have evolved from rough-and-tumble 17th century fishing outpost to posh Victorian-era vacation destination. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

In this photo taken June 25, 2013 the sun rises over the Isles of Shoals taken from Star Island in Rye, N.H. Since the English explorer Captain John Smith spotted the islands just under 400 years ago, the cluster of nine small islands, five in Maine, four in New Hampshire, have evolved from rough-and-tumble 17th century fishing outpost to posh Victorian-era vacation destination. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

New Hampshire looks like it has some reputation from outsiders.

I’ve seen travel reviews on websites and in papers from across the country, and I’ve yet to see one with anything negative to say.

Here’s just a few I’ve rounded up from the past week or so:

∎ TripAdvisor.com has more than 640 recommendations for a trip up to the Granite State.

∎ From the Miami Herald: the rocky beaches and the shoreline of New Hampshire are all the reason you need to come visit.

∎ From our neighbors at the Boston Globe: Even if you’re looking for a camping-type trip, the Granite State is a great place to travel with the RV.

∎ Take a wrong turn? According to another site, there’s always a great place to “get lost” in New Hampshire.

∎ And from the Chicago Tribune: Is Portsmouth perfect?

Take a look out there for some more glowing reviews, and good luck trying to find someone with something negative to say out there (I sure didn’t)!

In other news

∎ The University of New Hampshire Foundation raised a record breaking $35.8 million since July 2012.

∎ In more UNH news, The University System of New Hampshire’s board of trustees recently voted to freeze in-state tuition for the next two years.

∎ State legislators and the attorney general’s office are looking into the possibility of a “Lizzi’s Law” aimed at clearing up shortcomings in the state’s criminal statutes.

∎ A fire at a Manchester aparment building was caused by poorly disposed cigarettes, officials said.

∎ Due to new franchise laws in New Hampshire, equipment manufacturers are contemplating a law suit.

∎ A young boy with no legs and one arm has found a role model in Eric Duchesne, a contractor who is a triple amputee.

∎ New Hampshire is inching closer to an e-court system.

∎ The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department wants you to keep an eye out for as many types of wildlife as possible.

∎ A group high school students successfully launched two weather balloons to the brink of outer space.

∎ The Derry Public Library is offering a program about three soldiers whose names are inscribed on the town’s Civil War monument.

∎ Former UNH hockey captain Josh Ciocco has joined the Alaska-Anchorage hockey staff as an assistant coach.

∎ The Southern New Hampshire Brewers Festival at the White Birch Brewery in Hooksett was expected to attract its largest-ever crowd.

∎ Former record-breaking UNH reciever David Ball was signed by his former UNH coach Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.

∎ The Altoona Curve completed the four-game sweep of the Fisher Cats yesterday, 7-3.

(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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