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March 17, 2013

Around the Region

Bill sets orange, red, yellow as NH colors

CONCORD, N.H. — Orange, red and yellow would be New Hampshire’s official colors under a bill coming to the House for a vote.

The House is scheduled to vote this week on the proposal to make the three colors the state’s official colors. A fourth grade class at Freedom Elementary School lobbied for the bill to highlight New Hampshire’s colorful fall foliage.

Two years ago, the House killed a bill to make purple the state’s official color.

The House voted last month to pass a bill promoted by a group of Derry fourth graders to make the white potato the official vegetable. The Senate next considers that bill.

NH House considers use of deadly force

CONCORD, N.H. — Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for someone defending themselves or others in a public place if they could safely retreat from the threat, if New Hampshire changes its stand-your-ground law.

The House is voting next week whether to repeal parts of a law that Republicans pushed through two years ago — over a governor’s veto and law enforcement’s objections. The law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves any place they have a right to be without having a duty to retreat.

A majority of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is recommending returning to the old law based on the Castle Doctrine, which says a person does not have to retreat from intruders at home before using deadly force.

Liquor Commission creates e-cookbook

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has put together its first e-cookbook, featuring recipes from New Hampshire’s restaurants, and wine and spirit pairings.

The cookbook features recipes and pairings. Consumers, for example, can follow step-by-step instructions to recreate Martingale Wharf’s St. Germain Compressed Melon with goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts paired with a St. Germain Cocktail.

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