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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Foliage season is near, Carsey donates $20 million to UNH

Fall foliage is begining in the White Mountain National forest, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in Jefferson, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Fall foliage is begining in the White Mountain National forest, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in Jefferson, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Fall is my favorite season in New Hampshire.

Football is back, the good beers are back on tap, my pale complexion can rest easy for a little while. But the leaves also begin to change. Being from the Midwest, we never had anything like this.

Clearly, I’m not the only one who feels this way. Leaf-peepers could bring in about $1 billion this year.

We could be off to a tremendously colorful start to the season thanks to cool nights and sunny days.

If you’ve done the hiking or the driving routes during the season – and are looking for a new foliage adventure – maybe a foliage train is for you.

The Monadnock region has plenty to offer during the season, too.

but don't jump the gun or wait too long. You find the perfect time to head out on this nifty foliage tracker.

So get out there, peep some leaves, and be sure to have some fun, too.

In other news

∎ Marcy Carsey, of Cosby Show and Roseanne fame, has given a $20 million gift to the University of New Hampshire, her Alma mater.

∎ 33 employees at Exeter hospital are being treated for scabies.

∎ Grocery store closings have caused food banks to take a hit.

∎ A Marine veteran came to a woman’s aid after her purse was stolen in a mall.

∎ James Slater, of Chelmsford, Mass., was arrested in Salem after a “four-town crime spree.”

∎ Seth Mazzaglia waived arraignment on new charges that he conspired to mislead investigators.

∎ This year’s New Hampshire Film Festival is expected to be a “star-studded” event.

∎ The Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports program’s shooting program was empowering for some who attended.

∎ Amherst author and illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s “Princess K.I.M. The Musical” will take center stage this week.

(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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