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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: November 8th, 2012

New Hampshire Governor-elect Maggie Hassan speaks to supporters on Tuesday in Manchester. Photo JIM COLE/AP

Reports in a Business Week article, an ABC video and countless other media outlets announced that New Hampshire will become the first state to have women in control of the governor’s office and the entire congressional delegation.

The Business Week article reports:

Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster defeated incumbent Republican men for seats in the House. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, were not up for reelection, and they remain in office. Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan, a Democratic state senator, will replace retiring Democrat Governor John Lynch.

Women have been breaking the glass ceiling in New Hampshire since 1975, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N. J. I remember the days when Erie had Judy Lynch as county executive, Joyce Savocchio as mayor and numerous women as county and city council members. A lot of eyes will be on New Hampshire come January.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: November 1st, 2012

Babies born, patients moved and much more proved that people helped each other and conquered natural disasters this week. Just check out the story about Christine Schleppy who started having contractions while hunkered down at home with her family in Skillman, N.J. She was 35 weeks pregnant, and she and her husband, David, worried about the baby and getting to a medical center.

An ambulance arrived — no small feat — and it got stuck in the mud. Another ambulance took the family to a mobile medical unit set up by the Hackensack University Medical Center. It was located in the gym of a local church.

Mom received no drugs, and the Schleppys welcomed healthy Liam Alexander, just over 5 pounds, in the midst of a hurricane. Read more right here.

Many more inspiring stories are out there. The video of nurses moving patients and NICU babies down dark stairwells at New York University’s Langone Medical Center after generators failed. Check out the story here.  And here’s a link to a touching message by PBS’ Elmo explaining the hurricane to kids.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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