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Groundbreaking new study has identified the most popular Disney movie in every state

An infographic crated by cabletv.com showing what the most popular animated Disney movie is in each of the 50 states.

An infographic crated by cabletv.com showing what the most popular animated Disney movie is in each of the 50 states.

This is important, people.

A report recently published by cabletv.com has determined the Disney movie that is most popular in each of the 50 states. The site based its findings on Google Trends data.

The Twin States have good taste: In Vermont, the most popular movie was 1961’s 101 Dalmations, while in New Hampshire, 1973’s Robin Hood took the title. Fun fact: The Lion King is the most popular by far — a total of 17 states cited the 1994 classic as their fave.

See the full list of states (and a key to each icon in the graphic), as well as some other interesting tidbits, here.

Get yer cheap booze even cheaper now through September

It’s no secret New Hampshire loves highlighting the fact that it’s tax free, and a new marketing campaign cooked up by the state’s Liquor Commission features that perk in all its glory.

Behold:

From The Associated Press, via the Concord Monitor:

The state liquor commission is offering them discounts at its liquor and wine outlet stores.

The “No Taxation on Our Libations” sale is providing customers from Massachusetts a 13 percent discount, Vermont a 12 percent discount, and Maine an 11 percent discount, double each state’s sales tax rate. New Hampshire residents will be offered a 13 percent discount.

Eligible customers from all other states can receive one-time coupons valid from now through Monday, Sept. 3.

To participate, residents of drinking age must submit their email addresses and select their home states at liquorandwineoutlets.com/notax. They will then be sent discount coupons in accordance with their states, according to the article.

If you choose to participate, please enjoy responsibly.

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New Hampshire House passes initial marijuana legalization bill

The New Hampshire House took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports the House voted, 207-139, in favor of an amended legalization bill. From the story:

The amended bill would permit adults to possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, 5 grams of hashish, and certain marijuana-infused products. Adults could also cultivate up to six pot plants at home.

Speaker Gene Chandler said the bill now goes to the House Ways & Means Committee, according to NHPR.

The passage marks a rebuke of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who on Thursday made it easier for prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have opted for legalization of the substance. (Read more about that here.)

The Vermont House approved the legalization of recreational marijuana that same day, and lawmakers have said the Vermont Senate could vote on the bill as soon as tomorrow. Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signaled he would sign it into law if it passes.

Ski season has officially started, y’all

It’s that time of year again: ski resorts across the Twin States are opening their doors to kick off the 2017-18 season.

VERMONT

Stowe Mountain Resort shared a few photos on Instagram (above) commemorating today’s opening. The account previously had featured photos of the mountain’s snowmaking efforts in the lead-up to Friday.

Killington Resort, which began making snow about two weeks ago and opened in the middle of last week, has received the OK to proceed with the women’s World Cup, which will be held at the ski area over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-26.

The International Ski Federation on Thursday gave the resort “the official snow control notice, which confirms the slalom and giant slalom racing will go on as planned.” The announcement also assures race teams and fans that the competition will take place, according to a local roundup brief published in today’s Valley News.

Woodstock’s Suicide Six, set to open on Monday, Dec. 18, will round out ski-area openings in Vermont.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Per its website, the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme Center will open on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Mount Sunapee Resort, meanwhile, is gearing up to open on Wednesday, Nov. 22, according to a Facebook post.

And Storrs Hill Ski Area in Lebanon is readying for its season opening, though no official date has been set. In a news release posted to its Facebook page on Thursday, the ski area announced it has finished the installation of stainless steel tracks on its 25- and 50-meter ski jumps, completing the first phase of a project that began earlier this year. The project’s second phase, which will include a final grade for the landing hills, is expected to begin in the spring. The new ski jump tracks put the Lebanon Outing Club, which operates the ski area, one step closer to offering year-round training, according to an August Valley News story. Read the release below.