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.