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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Potato is No. 1 in Granite State, one expensive banana

AP file

AP file

Do you love potatoes?

Well it might be time to get familiar with them if you don’t because the Granite State is one step closer to making the white potato the state vegetable after a state Senate committee is recommending a bill that will do just that.

The bill originated from state Rep. John O’Connor, a Derry Republican, who said the idea came from a class of fourth-graders at Derry Village School.

However, the idea of letting students come up with bills hasn’t been popular with everyone.

But for the record, there is a history between the potato and the Granite State.

In other news

∎ There has been a noticeable decline in payments doctors have accepted from drug companies since records have become public.

∎ An Epsom man says he lost his life’s savings playing a carnival game – and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana.

 An eTicket system is being installed in some state police cruisers.

∎ A 41-year-old New Hampshire man is being credited with saving the life of a 12-year-old girl who was attacked by two pit bulls.

∎ Maine and New Hampshire are hoping for $25 million in grants to repair the Sarah Long Bridge.

∎ Hillsboro-Deering teacher and Keene State alumnus Heidi Welch was honored at the White House as a finalist for the Council of Chief State School Officers National Teacher of the Year award.

∎ The New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary Monument Committee is beginning its fundraising efforts.

∎ The Page Sports Bar and Restaurant in Portsmouth is expected to be facing charges after a man was beaten to death outside the bar.

 Today is the last day to buy early bird passes for the Granite State Music Festival in June.

 $21,035 was raised during Granite State Independent Living’s 2nd Annual Hoops on Wheels Basketball Tournament on Saturday.

(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.)

How stupid! Everyone knows that Idaho is the "potato state"...and why would we waste taxpayer money on such a stupid bill? Do the job you were elected to do and stop wasting time and money on such "feel-good" nonsense!

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