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New Hampshire

April 19, 2013

NH Senate OKs 70 mph speed limit on part of I-93

CONCORD (AP) — Motorists traveling from Concord north to the Vermont border might soon be able to crank up the speed — just a little.

The New Hampshire Senate passed a proposal Thursday increases the speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour on Interstate 93 from mile marker 45 near Canterbury to Vermont.

Senate President Peter Brandon of Milford called it the lead foot bill.

Sen. Jeff Woodburn of Dalton, whose district covers much of that stretch, said laws live in the hearts of the people not in the signs on the roads.

Proponents added that the change won’t hurt traffic flow through the predominantly rural area and will be a boon to New Hampshire drivers.

NH man accused of going 106 mph in Vt.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say they clocked a New Hampshire man going 106 mph on Interstate 91 in Brattleboro.

Police say 49-year-old Scott W. Samson of Spofford, N.H., was driving a 2011 Porsche Carrera Turbo when he was stopped for speeding Thursday morning.

He’s been cited to appear in court on charges of excessive speed and negligent operation.

NH Senate approves bill to curb spreadof bedbugs

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire is moving forward with a bill aimed at curbing the spread of bedbugs by codifying responsibilities between tenants and landlords once the pest is discovered.

Sen. John Reagan, a Deerfield Republican, praised the groups Thursday for coming together in an effort to solve a growing problem in New Hampshire. The increase in multi-family housing and greater mobility has given the blood-sucking parasites, whose population can go from one to 68,000 in six months, a foothold in the state.

The bill amends housing law to make responsibilities clear for landlords and tenants in an infestation. It requires landlords to investigate and take reasonable measures get rid of bedbugs, also giving them greater access to rental properties. It also requires tenants to cooperate with exterminations.

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