N.H. News Roundup: Granite State has nicest drivers, N.H. casino still priority
You may have seen a Volvo ad recently (above) telling the tale of Irv Gordon, the man who is so close to driving 3 million miles (3,000,000 – just for emphasis) in the same vehicle, a 1966 Volvo P1800.
So why is this news here in the Granite State? Well, according to Gordon, New Hampshire has the nicest drivers!
But I do have to say, I rarely have complaints (althought, it isn’t zero) while I’m on the road here.
Check out some of Gordon’s other favorites in the nation. Here’s a few: BBQ – Tennessee; Small town – Green River, Wyo.; Clam Chowder – Cape Cod).
Gordon is expected to hit his mark in mid-September.
So celebrate being nice folks on the road, and let’s all keep it that way!
In other news
∎ Reps. Peter Leishman and Katherine Rogers say that bringing a casino to the Granite State is still a priority.
∎ Elizabeth Marriott’s family was not thrilled with Kathryn McDonough’s sentencing.
∎ Despite the legality of medical marijuana, a Manchester grandmother says she’d be worried about getting caught with it.
∎ Three of the five bathing beaches in Laconia have “No Swimming” signs because of high levels of bacteria.
∎ Massachusetts’s tax hike on cigarettes, gas and computer software services is good news for New Hampshire.
∎ Granite State exports are up 0.5 percent.
∎ Joel Holt, a former respiratory therapist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has surrendered his license to practice in New Hampshire.
∎ Lisa Gingras is Nashua’s first female athletic director.
∎ Officials in Claremont have offered a $1,000 reward for information regarding the recent vandalism at a cemetery.
∎ A Granite State beekeeper is taking to the roof.
∎ The Altoona Curve used four pitchers to no-hit the Fisher Cats last night.
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