Conservation Fund Limited

City Council Monday night voted to retreat somewhat from the aggressive open space conservation position it took just two week ago, opting to place a limit on the amount of "land use change tax" revenue it directs to a new Conservation Fund. The fund is intended to be used to preserve, maintain and safeguard natural resources and open space. The move was apparently promoted by the belated realization that much of the land involved in the mammoth Akwa Soleil project, centered on ...

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Santa Fund volunteers needed

The Citizen Santa Fund has been overwhelmed during its first two days this year, according to fund coordinator Beth Arsenault, who said a slew of volunteers would be welcome. "We had nearly 150 families come in the first day and about that many again today," Arsenault said last evening. "We're almost totally out of gifts right now and I'm trying to make arrangements to replenish the stock before we open at again at 2 p.m." Arsenault said the number of families the Santa Fund is ...

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Privatize the prison?

Officials of the State Employees Association (SEA), together with fifty or more officers and staff from the New Hampshire Department of Corrections (DOC), gathered at the Legislative Office Building yesterday to protest a recommendation to privatize the correctional system, which is expected today from a commission appointed by Governor Benson to suggest efficiencies in government. Personnel of the DOC became especially suspicious of the governor's commission on learning that ...

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