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May 31, 2012

My Opinion: May 31, 2012

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SB-402-FN - relative to the adoption of policies for the management of concussion and head injury in student sports. Amended bill: (1) Encourages the school board of each district to develop guidelines to inform and educate coaches, students, athletes and parents of the nature and risk of concussion and head injury while participating in student sports. (2) Requires a school coach, official, licensed athletic trainer, or health provider to remove a student athlete from a practice or game upon suspicion that the student-athlete has sustained a concussion. (3) in re NH Interscholastic Athletic Assoc. practice, the student-athlete may return upon receiving written authorization from a health care provider. (4) This legislation is only directed to student sport in grades 9-12. A-2124h passed on voice vote. Bill passed OTP-A D 296-26.

SB-236 - relative to nomination of candidates and political organizations, election procedure, and recounts. This bill was originally requested by the NH Secretary of State. As amended, it: (1) Modifies the procedure for nominating a political organization. (2) Changes various dates relating to nomination of candidates, recounts, and hearings by the ballot law commission. (3) Permits a voter who has been registered as an undeclared voter to register as undeclared after voting in a primary by signing an undeclared voter list. (4) Changes the requirements for the ballots cast form. A-2169h and bill OTP-A passed on a voice votes.

SB-289-FN - relative to presenting photo identification to vote in person. As amended, this bill: (1) Would require that a voter present one of four specified types of photo identification, starting November 1st, 2012. (2) If unable to do so, he or she must sign a qualified voter affidavit before voting. (3) Such affidavit requires a photograph of the voter to be taken and attached. This was a Republican bill with A-2169h passing RC 223-118, and bill OTP-A passed RC 226-115.

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    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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