DURHAM, N.H. (AP) – The state university system is looking into making its College for Lifelong Learning part of Plymouth State University.

Board Chairman John Lynch said university system trustees have approved reviewing the potential benefits of such a move. The college now is a separate part of the system.

Lynch said the board is interested in exploring the move as a way to meet students’ needs efficiently.

The College of Lifelong Learning serves adults who go back to school.

The board is expected to make a decision on the plan at its June meeting.
Kayakers rescued from N.H. lake
BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) – Two kayakers who somehow ended up out of their boats were rescued from chilly Newfound Lake.

Deputy Fire Chief John Moyer said the two 18-year-olds were rescued Monday afternoon after a police officer spotted them in the water. He said both were wearing life jackets, but the water was 41 degrees and hypothermia was starting to set in.
Cop pleads guilty to sex charges
DOVER, N.H. (AP) – A judge said he may not accept the guilty plea from a former University of New Hampshire police officer on charges he molested young boys.

Carl Sonne, 63, entered the pleas Monday on more than a dozen molestation and pornography charges, but Superior Court Judge Bruce Mohl said he thinks the minimum 20-year sentence may not be enough.

The judge cannot issue a longer sentence, but he can decide to not accept the guilty plea. That could force the case to go to trial or prompt the lawyers to come up with another agreement.
Winnipesaukee ice goes out
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) – The morning after the state’s first summerlike day of the year, Ice Out was declared on Lake Winnipesaukee.

David Emerson, owner of Emerson Aviation, flew over the lake just after sunrise Tuesday morning and declared Ice Out at 5:21.

Ice Out is declared when the M/S Mount Washington cruise boat can reach all its ports around the lake.

Court Reporters


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Faced with being replaced by tape recorders, official court reporters in the state’s Superior Courts have voted to unionize.

The reporters voted to become part of the State Employees’ Association.

It’s part of a two-part campaign to protect their jobs. They also are suing the court system.

The court reporters record court hearings and prepare transcripts.



ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) – Gov. Craig Benson went back to school Tuesday, teaching a class of seventh graders about the stock market with new laptop computers.

The pupils at the Armand Dupont School are using laptops they received as part of a program in which Benson attracted private contributions to send computers to six seventh-grade classrooms around the state.

Benson said he was happy to see the kids were excited about being in school.

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