Abby Kessler en Bog Pond Offers A Unique Habitat For Wildlife And Plant Species <p>Bog Pond is tucked away off of Route 4a in Andover. The area is a wetland and peat bog habitat. And this past Monday, UNH wildlife program assistant, Emma Carcagno led a tour of the area. The event is part of a summer-long project called "Taking Action for Wildlife" sponsored by the Andover Conservation Commission.</p><p>NHPR's Abby Kessler went on the wetland walk and filed this audio postcard.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:35:42 +0000 Abby Kessler 33503 at Bog Pond Offers A Unique Habitat For Wildlife And Plant Species Businesses Donate Labor, Material To Make A Boston Bombing Victim Home Handicap Accessible <p>This week workers are renovating the Concord family home of Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman Jr. They're making his father and step mother's home handicap accessible.</p><p>Before the Boston marathon bombings in April, Jeff Bauman Jr. visited the Concord home of his father, step mother and two half brothers frequently. But after Bauman lost both his legs during the marathon bombings, the space has become less accessible to maneuver around in a wheelchair.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:03:09 +0000 Abby Kessler 32679 at N.H. Sens. Shaheen, Ayotte Travel The State <p>Both of N.H’s U.S. Senators &nbsp;Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte were in the Granite State on Monday.</p><p>Senator Shaheen met with business leaders and advocates on Monday at Grappone Toyota in Bow to tour the only LEED certified car dealership in the state and support her energy efficiency legislation.</p><p>The so-called Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act introduced with Senator Rob Portman aims to establish a national energy strategy. The bill incentivizes the use of green technologies to businesses throughout the country. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:56:51 +0000 Abby Kessler 32151 at N.H. Sens. Shaheen, Ayotte Travel The State Ayotte Proposes To Ease Strict Fishing Limitations <p>During a Senate Commerce Subcommittee meeting&nbsp;on Tuesday&nbsp;Senator Kelly Ayotte recommended changes to the Mid-Atlantic Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Act.</p><p>The conservation act dates back to 1976 and is meant to maintain stock and habitat at sustainable levels.</p><p>In recent years that’s meant strict catch limits for Atlantic Cod and Haddock.</p><p>And many senators agree that catch limits issued under the Act have worked.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:13:30 +0000 Abby Kessler 31838 at Officers Promote Water Safety <p>Following a series of six New Hampshire drowning incidents in the month of July,&nbsp;safety&nbsp;officers gathered in Concord on Tuesday to raise awareness about the dangers of swollen water bodies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:11:00 +0000 Abby Kessler 31436 at Upper Valley Flooding Causes Millions In Damages <P>City officials estimate that last week’s flooding caused $6.5 million in infrastructure damages.</P> <P></P> <P>Over the past week, the dollar figure for damage has continued to rise.</P> <P>The most damage is on Slayton Hill Road, which was washed out and is estimated to cost $3.4 million.</P> <P>The Lebanon Municipal Airport also experienced detention pond failures, road washouts and buckling pavement that will cost $1.4 million.</P> <P>City Manager Greg Lewis says that the town has submitted its total projected costs to FEMA. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:03:32 +0000 Abby Kessler 31333 at Bus Route Connects Concord To Airport <p>Beginning Monday airline passengers can now catch a bus from Concord to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for $4 each way.&nbsp;</p><p>The buses will run between Concord and the airport twelve times each day beginning at 3:55 a.m. and going through 12:45 a.m.&nbsp; The five-day-a-week shuttle is part of a one-year trial that’s a joint effort between The Department of Transportation, the Manchester Airport and lawmakers. &nbsp;It’s an effort to boost travel through the airport and to cut parking costs.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:48:54 +0000 Abby Kessler 30482 at N.H. Unemployment Rates Decrease <p>Numbers from the state show that unemployment in New Hampshire have fallen to 5.3 percent.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past, rates dropped because people seeking work stopped applying for jobs.</span></p><p>But this time, economist Annette Nielsen of the NH Employment Security says there has been job growth.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:38:54 +0000 Abby Kessler 29694 at Moose Hunting Lottery To Be Held Friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Fish and Game officials will hold the annual drawing for moose hunting permits this Friday.</span></p><p>Wildlife Programs Specialist, Linda Verville, says Fish and Game received more than 14,000 applications this year.</p><p>“This year we are giving out a total of 275 permits, 233 go to residents and 42 go to non-residents.”</p><p>Names are drawn at random, though applicants who have never received a permit are given better odds.</p><p>Lottery results will be available online with alternates posted on the Fish and Game website.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:44:29 +0000 Abby Kessler 29624 at A Taste of Bike Week <p><span style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; FONT-VARIANT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 15px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; TEXT-DECORATION: none">The 90th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week has a distinct sound that revs and rattles throughout the Granite State during the nine day rally, but over the years “bike week” has also become known for its unique taste.</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:22:03 +0000 Abby Kessler 29267 at A Taste of Bike Week