N.H. News Roundup: Kelly Ayotte in spotlight; Tremblay questions Jeff Bauman's injuries
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte held a town hall at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
Good afternoon and welcome to the first Roundup of May! It’s been a bright and sunny week.
However, that’s probably not how U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte feels after being put under the microscope after her April 17 vote against expanded background checks for gun buyers. Her vote has become a hot topic not just in the Granite State, but nationally, too, as anti-gun groups have made her a focus.
She held town hall meetings this week in Warren and Tilton to speak to the public about her decision, where she was met by both supporters and protesters.
Her meeting in Warren was her first public appearance since the vote, and she was confronted by a woman whose mother was killed in last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. She defended her bill and said that it should be agreed upon that mental health is an overriding issue, and she’s trying to address it.
Congress reconvenes on Monday.
In other news
∎ State Rep. Stella Tremblay, of Auburn, says that Jeff Bauman who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings was not in pain, and that is proof that the federal government caused the bombings.
∎ Nashua is thinking about converting its downtown one-way roads to two-ways.
∎ Karl Rove looked ahead to some potential senate battles and described a Scott Brown vs. Jeanne Shaheen matchup as: “He is a ninth generation Granite Stater; she was born in Missouri.”
∎ A Concord woman has been accused of biting a police officer while she was being arrested.
∎ Soldiers from the New Hampshire Army Guard’s 169th Medevac Detachment show their Granite State pride at Combat Outpost in Shukvani, Afghanistan.
∎ A 76-year-old Deering man was arrested for selling prescription drugs and guns out of his home.
∎ The 15th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament hosted at Funspot is only a few weeks away.
∎ Peg Reeves talks about her memories of getting started as a volunteer with the NHPTV Spring Auction.
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