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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Robin Hood of Keene gets served, are more tolls good?

(AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

Have you ever seen an expired parking meter and fed it thinking it’d be a nice gesture for a stranger?

Well, a group in Keene called Robin Hood of Keene makes it its mission to keep drivers from getting parking tickets. When one of the six members sees an expired meter, they pay it and slip a card under the wiper that says: “Your meter expired; however, we saved you from the king’s tariffs, Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Please consider paying it forward.”

The city of Keene is now suing the group saying they are harassing the city’s parking enforcement officers. The lawsuit calls for a “safety zone” of 50 feet around the officers.

The officers also say they are being harassed.

But, the “Robin Hooders” argue the city is upset that it’s losing revenue from the would-be parking tickets.

FreeKeene, a group which has ties to Robin Hood of Keene, posted a video from 2012 of an officer saying “Robin Hooding” is legal.

The city began its investigation into the "harrassing behavior" last month.

What are your thoughts on Robin Hooding? Let us know!

In other news

∎ Tired of going through tolls? Bill Boynton, spokesperson for the DOT, explains the benefits and what drivers can expect.

∎ A Nashua-native will be one of the first in the region to test a new controversial streaming television service.

∎ Readers of the Conway Daily Sun voiced their opinions on explanded gambling in New Hampshire.

 Four police chiefs have come to the defense of Sen. Kelly Ayotte and her gun background checks vote.

∎ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of a New Hampshire man in a towing dispute.

∎ A Maine woman who is accused of helping her brother kill his ex-wife in New Hampshire waived her right to a probable cause hearing.

∎ Police say a 21-year-old man tried to run over a family member in Goffstown.

 Concord’s Dimond Hill Farm is hosting N.H. Farm to School, a UNH Sustainability Institute farm day project, on June 2.

 A state police cruiser was involved in a car accident in Goffstown.

(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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