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January 27, 2013

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Advocates will gather Tuesday at the State House to press lawmakers to back the bill introduced by Sen. Patricia Jehlen of Somerville and Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield.

UNH law school closer to merger

CONCORD — The University of New Hampshire School of Law is one step closer to completing its merger with its namesake — UNH.

The law school’s board of trustees voted Thursday to fully integrate the two schools. The University System of New Hampshire’s Board of Trustees will vote Friday.

The merger began in 2010, when the former Franklin Pierce Law Center changed its name to reflect its new ties to UNH. But the law school currently is a separate, nonprofit educational institution and its faculty and staff are not employees of the University System of New Hampshire.

The law school could become a school of the university as early as next year.

Law school Dean John Broderick said the merger will open new opportunities for both schools to offer dual degrees.

NH man charged in store robbery

HUDSON — A 25-year-old New Hampshire man is facing an armed robbery charged following his arrest for a convenience store robbery.

The Hudson Police Department says Christopher Boisvert, of Winchester, was arrested in Groton, Mass., and is facing extradition to New Hampshire.

Police say Boisvert is charged with felony armed robbery for allegedly robbing a Hudson convenience store on Tuesday night. The charge carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

—Associated Press

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