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N.H. News Roundup: Manchester School Board limits birthdays, Chief Maloney memorialized

(AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

Let them eat cake!

Yesterday, the Manchester School Board voted to encourage its teachers to limit children’s birthday parties to one per month because it was concerned about students consuming unhealthy sugary treats.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for teaching our younger folks to eat heathier. But a birthday is special. My mom came every year until I was in high school and passed out cupcakes. I was the center of attention for a day, and I remember all of them.

By lumping the kids big days together, you might get a party that looks a little something like this.

In other news

∎ If you want to read some of the proposed amendments to the Senate’s casino bill, you can find the list here.

 Slain Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney was memorialized in Washington, D.C.

 UNH professor Xiaowei Teng has received an Early Career Research Award, worth $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.

 Four New Hampshire convicted killers are seeking a new sentencing hearing under a recent U.S. Supreme Court.

∎ The center lift span of the Memorial Bridge will be floated down river beginning on June 10.

 Richard Solomon will speak at Plymouth State University on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Silver Center.

∎ Programs serving returning troops are running into funding and access issues.

∎ A Claremont man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a February standoff.

∎ Online registration is closed for tomorrow’s Rock ‘N Race, but you can still register in person today and tomorrow.

 N.H. Chronicle has crowned it’s newest cupcake champions.

(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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