Sugar Hill http://nhpr.org en North Country Town Meetings: Everything From Fighting Corporations To Reviving A Town Ski Slope http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-town-meetings-everything-fighting-corporations-reviving-town-ski-slope <p></p><p>Voters headed to town meetings Tuesday in the North Country will find some unusual issues including creating a community ski slope, challenging the rights of corporations as people, abolishing a police department and excluding “formula stores and fast-food restaurants.”</p><p>* In Bethlehem voters are considering two articles aimed at preventing “formula retail and formula fast food restaurants” from locating in the center of town.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:57:58 +0000 Chris Jensen 23494 at http://nhpr.org North Country Town Meetings: Everything From Fighting Corporations To Reviving A Town Ski Slope A Postcard As New Hampshire's Newest Town Turns Fifty http://nhpr.org/post/postcard-new-hampshires-newest-town-turns-fifty <p>Fifty years ago this summer New Hampshire got its newest town, but only after a fight to secede from a neighboring town.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen sends this postcard from Sugar Hill in the North Country.</p><p>The town of Sugar Hill is perhaps best known for elegant homes and views, the home of the first organized ski school in the United States and its fight to keep its post office open.</p><p>Originally the hill settlement was part of Lisbon, which was clustered about eight miles away along the banks of the Ammonoosuc River.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 11868 at http://nhpr.org A Postcard As New Hampshire's Newest Town Turns Fifty And You Thought Your Post Office Was Inconvenient... http://nhpr.org/post/and-you-thought-your-post-office-was-inconvenient <p></p><p>Last year, the&nbsp;US Postal Service <a href="http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/facility-closures.htm">released a list </a>of thousands of rural offices across the country that could be closed in an effort to save money, five of them in&nbsp;New Hampshire.&nbsp; But in May, the&nbsp;USPS changed its mind.&nbsp; These rural offices would not be closed….but their hours of operation would be reduced.&nbsp; Just how much they’d be reduced, however, came as a shock to the people in one tiny town. Producer Sean Hurley traveled there to bring us the story.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26031 at http://nhpr.org And You Thought Your Post Office Was Inconvenient... Need Mail Service in the Town of Sugar Hill? You've Got 30 Minutes http://nhpr.org/post/need-mail-service-town-sugar-hill-youve-got-30-minutes <p>The town’s post office, which had been open three hours a day, is now open for one half hour a day, 10:15 to 10:45 am. After that, residents will have to drive to nearby towns like Lisbon or Franconia.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:45:07 +0000 Brady Carlson 5841 at http://nhpr.org Need Mail Service in the Town of Sugar Hill? You've Got 30 Minutes Sugarhill, N.H. Post Office Now Open Only 30 Minutes Each Day http://nhpr.org/post/sugarhill-nh-post-office-now-open-only-30-minutes-each-day <div><p>SUGAR HILL, N.H. (AP) &mdash; A rural post office in northern New Hampshire is now open just a half-hour a day for customers to buy stamps.</p><p>No other services are available at the Sugar Hill post office across from Town Hall. A rural carrier from Lisbon is running it from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Customers found out Friday when they saw a notice posted on the door.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:27:19 +0000 Associated Press 5813 at http://nhpr.org Sugarhill, N.H. Post Office Now Open Only 30 Minutes Each Day Two Of Three North Country Towns Okay Ordinances To Fight Corporate Power - and Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/two-three-north-country-towns-okay-ordinances-fight-corporate-power-and-northern-pass <p>Two of three North Country towns yesterday approved an<a href="http://www.sugarhillnh.org/app/attachments/084_Ordinance_exp_packet.pdf"> ordinance </a>designed to fight the Northern Pass project by trying to strip corporations of their power.</p><p>Lancaster, Sugar Hill and Easton all had the same idea: An ordinance that would assert a town&rsquo;s rights over those of corporations.</p><p>The idea is to&nbsp;prevent large corporations &ndash; such as those behind the Northern Pass project &ndash; from using the legal muscle given them by U.S. Supreme Court decisions.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:29:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 2480 at http://nhpr.org Two Of Three North Country Towns Okay Ordinances To Fight Corporate Power - and Northern Pass Northern Pass Foes Eye New Tactic: Attacking Corporate Power http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-foes-eye-new-tactic-attacking-corporate-power <p>Town meetings begin next month.</p><p>One issue some towns are looking at is a radical new tactic ultimately designed to challenge the legal power of corporations.</p><p>Opponents&nbsp;of the Northern Pass hydroelectric project are at the forefront of the move.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Northern Pass opponents have won what they see they see as a victory in their fight against the&nbsp;huge hydro-electric project.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:10:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 1809 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass Foes Eye New Tactic: Attacking Corporate Power A Visit to Polly's Pancake Parlor http://nhpr.org/post/visit-pollys-pancake-parlor <p>Every year thousands of tourists come to New Hampshire to see the state&#39;s brilliant fall colors. Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:12:26 +0000 Shannon Mullen 6728 at http://nhpr.org A Visit to Polly's Pancake Parlor