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January 6, 2013

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As a reserve judge, Massachusetts Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza may be asked to attend appellate arguments and to assist if a sitting judge on the chamber is temporarily unable to perform his or her functions.

The tribunal is conducting trials related to serious crimes and human rights violations that occurred in Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.

Rapoza’s appointment as a reserve judge will not affect his tenure on the Appeals Court, where he will continue to serve as chief justice.

Pat’s Peak celebrating 50 years

HENNIKER — The Pat’s Peak Ski Area is celebrating 50 years of operation and family ownership this weekend.

The Henniker ski area is holding a birthday celebration on Saturday.

The bash gets under way at 2 p.m. in the main lodge, with a 50-foot-long cake.

Contests are being held for the oldest Pats Peak Season Pass and the most season passes.

There will be live music and other entertainment.

New gov.’s inaugural ball draws 1,000

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Nearly 1,000 supporters danced the night away to celebrate New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s inauguration at the first of two celebrations the Democrat planned.

The first of Hassan’s inaugural balls was held at the Radisson in Manchester on Friday night. The Concord Monitor says nearly 1,000 supporters were there.

The second will take place next Saturday at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Hassan was sworn in as the 81st governor of New Hampshire on Thursday.

— Associated Press

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