CONCORD — State prisons in New Hampshire and Vermont are each getting $15,000 in grants from the Children's Literacy Foundation to help inmates and their families through reading. SENT: 220 words.
— BANK ROBBERY — A bank in Claremont, N.H., is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who robbed it earlier this month.
— CHICKEN SALAD RECALL — Nearly 223,000 pounds of chicken salad made by a Boston company has been recalled.
— MEMORIAL BRIDGE — A tribute to the newly built Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is planned next month. The Music Hall in Portsmouth is hosting the celebration on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
— SHEA-PORTER-FOREST — New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is touring the White Mountain National Forest to discuss the impact of the federal government shutdown and automatic budget cuts on the state's economy. Shea-Porter is being accompanied Friday afternoon by White Mountain National Forest Supervisor Tom Wagner and Saco District Ranger Mike Martin.
— AMTRAK-NEW RAIL CARS — An upstate New York plant is putting the finishing touches on new long-distance rail cars for Amtrak. The cars are being built at CAF USA's manufacturing plant in Elmira, and production of the first units is nearing completion. They're expected to begin field testing this winter.
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