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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Special Olympics hosts summer games, UNH opens logo debate

I hope everybody enjoyed beautiful, sunny (and hot!) weekend.

If you missed it, the 44th annual Special Olympics New Hampshire Summer Games took place in Durham beginning Friday morning.

It’s a really cool event, and it means so much for so many people – especially the athletes.

One of my favorite parts of the event has to be the running of the torch. It’s pretty cool to know that the flame makes it way all across the state, and plenty of different organizations join for the cause. It came through Concord on Wednesday.

There’s also plenty of events leading up the summer games, and meets are hosted all over the state.

Here's a rundown of the schedule of Friday and Saturday’s events.

To learn more about becoming an athlete, volunteering opportunities and local events, be sure to check out the Special Olympics New Hampshire’s website!

In other news

∎ UNH President Mark Huddleston said Friday that he will seek public input for a new UNH logo.

∎ Solar power is lacking in the Granite State.

∎ The storms look like they’ve cleared, and the heat wave should be broken for the next couple days.

∎ A boy who drowned in a Wellesley, Mass., pond over the weekend was from Manchester.

∎ Star Parker, an author and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, says Sen. Kelly Ayotte is a hero for standing up agaisnt the “the well-financed liberal onslaught.”

∎ The state Senate will take up a bill that would keep employers away from an employee’s social media accounts.

∎ A 220-mile route known as the New England National Scenic Trail, which runs from Long Island Sound to the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, has been completed.

∎ Participants were in for a rough day as the Tough Mudder competition came to Gunstock Mountain Resort over the weekend.

∎ Do you like lobster? Do you like beer? What about lobster beer?

(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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