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Shoveling Sidewalks

Reviewed 06/15/2022
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Every year there's a newspaper article about why we who live in New Hampshire don't have to shovel our sidewalks. State v. Jackman, 69 N.H. 318 (1898) is the case that lets us be warm and cozy inside while our neighbors slip and slide on our snowy sidewalks. To read the case, click here.



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