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PHOTOS: Nearly 1,000 people celebrate at first of governor’s inaugural balls

  • A couple dances at Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball at the Radisson in Manchester; Friday, January 4, 2013. Nearly 1,000 supporteers gathered to celebrate the governor's inauguration. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    A couple dances at Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball at the Radisson in Manchester; Friday, January 4, 2013. Nearly 1,000 supporteers gathered to celebrate the governor's inauguration.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan kisses her husband, Tom, during their first dance at her inaugural ball at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester; Friday, January 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Gov. Maggie Hassan kisses her husband, Tom, during their first dance at her inaugural ball at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester; Friday, January 4, 2013.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Jasmine Murphy waits to be let into the ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball; Friday, January 4, 2013.<br/><br/> (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Jasmine Murphy waits to be let into the ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball; Friday, January 4, 2013.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Michael Pehnke and his wife, Lee, are the first couple on the dance floor at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball; Friday, January 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Michael Pehnke and his wife, Lee, are the first couple on the dance floor at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball; Friday, January 4, 2013.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan and her husband, Tom,  greet supporters who gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate her inauguration; Friday, January 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Gov. Maggie Hassan and her husband, Tom, greet supporters who gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate her inauguration; Friday, January 4, 2013.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Robin Towne takes a picture of herself while awaiting Gov. Maggie Hassan's entrance at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate  Hassan's inauguration; Friday, January 4, 2013.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Robin Towne takes a picture of herself while awaiting Gov. Maggie Hassan's entrance at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Hassan's inauguration; Friday, January 4, 2013.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • A couple dances at the Governor Hassan's Inaugural Ball at the Radisson in Manchester; Friday January 4, 2012. Close to one thousand supporteers gathered to celebrate the Governor's Inauguration.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    A couple dances at the Governor Hassan's Inaugural Ball at the Radisson in Manchester; Friday January 4, 2012. Close to one thousand supporteers gathered to celebrate the Governor's Inauguration.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • A couple dances at Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball at the Radisson in Manchester; Friday, January 4, 2013. Nearly 1,000 supporteers gathered to celebrate the governor's inauguration. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Gov. Maggie Hassan kisses her husband, Tom, during their first dance at her inaugural ball at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester; Friday, January 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Jasmine Murphy waits to be let into the ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball; Friday, January 4, 2013.<br/><br/> (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Michael Pehnke and his wife, Lee, are the first couple on the dance floor at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan's inaugural ball; Friday, January 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Gov. Maggie Hassan and her husband, Tom,  greet supporters who gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate her inauguration; Friday, January 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Robin Towne takes a picture of herself while awaiting Gov. Maggie Hassan's entrance at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester to celebrate  Hassan's inauguration; Friday, January 4, 2013.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • A couple dances at the Governor Hassan's Inaugural Ball at the Radisson in Manchester; Friday January 4, 2012. Close to one thousand supporteers gathered to celebrate the Governor's Inauguration.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

The celebrations around Gov. Maggie Hassan’s inauguration continued last night at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. Nearly 1,000 people attended what was the first of two inaugural balls for the new governor. The second will take place next Saturday at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Legacy Comments1

"explore every avenue to fairly raise revenue from existing sources": The statewide property tax is being used ineffectively. Some towns with extremely low local education tax rates (and high per capita incomes) are actually paying less statewide ed tax rates than other towns with extremely high local ed rates (and low per capita incomes). I think Governor Hassan should look into this and why the NH Supreme Court's Claremont ruling is not being enforced.

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