Franconia http://nhpr.org en Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event http://nhpr.org/post/happy-frost-day-historic-franconia-house-hosts-poetry-event <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than 30 years, Robert Frost’s old home in </span>Franconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has celebrated the poet on the first Sunday of July.&nbsp; </span><a href="http://frostplace.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Frost Place’</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s Executive Director&nbsp;</span>Maudelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Driskell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the annual event draws a variety of visitors.</span></p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 30798 at http://nhpr.org Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event Sen. Gallus: Longtime Fan of Leasing Cannon Mountain Says He Opposes Senate Bill http://nhpr.org/post/sen-gallus-longtime-fan-leasing-cannon-mountain-says-he-opposes-senate-bill <p>&nbsp;</p><p>For years the North Country&rsquo;s Senator - John Gallus (R-Berlin) - has favored turning the<a href="http://www.cannonmt.com/"> Cannon Mountain</a> ski area over to a private firm. &nbsp;But Gallus says on Wednesday he&rsquo;ll vote against a bill that would explore the idea.</p><p>Gallus says an <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/amendments/2012-1191S.html">amendment to Senate Bill 217 </a>by its sponsor &ndash; Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) &ndash; badly weakened it.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:09:18 +0000 Chris Jensen 2613 at http://nhpr.org Suit Over Bruce McKay-Liko Kenney Shootings Dismissed http://nhpr.org/post/suit-over-bruce-mckay-liko-kenney-shootings-dismissed <p>A federal district judge has dismissed a suit against the Town of Franconia over a double shooting that left Franconia police officer Bruce McKay and his assailant, Liko Kenney, dead. NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Almost five years ago a double shooting left Liko Kenney of Easton and Franconia police officer Bruce McKay dead.</p><p>McKay was&nbsp;shot&nbsp;by Kenney during a traffic stop.</p><p>Then, a passerby &ndash; Gregory Floyd &ndash; picked up McKay&rsquo;s gun and killed Kenney.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:16:46 +0000 Chris Jensen 2237 at http://nhpr.org Two Credited With Saving Lives of Four Massachusetts Hikers http://nhpr.org/post/two-credited-saving-lives-four-massachusetts-hikers <p>A&nbsp;Fish and&nbsp;Game official says&nbsp;four ill-equipped hikers&nbsp;from Massachusetts probably&nbsp;would have died&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;on the Franconia Ridge had two Connecticut men not happened along.&nbsp;&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen has the story.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Brian Croce and a companion were working their way along the Franconia Ridge in blustery, frigid conditions Sunday afternoon.</p><p>Then they saw four people - three men and a woman -&nbsp;huddled together behind a rock.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:33:46 +0000 Chris Jensen 2132 at http://nhpr.org Rescued Man Was Mostly Worried About Rescuers http://nhpr.org/post/rescued-man-was-mostly-worried-about-rescuers <p>While he was hunkered down in his sleeping bag waiting to be rescued from just below the Franconia Ridge a man from Maine says he was no longer worried about himself, but about the Fish and&nbsp;Game officers headed his way in the dark, poor visibility and high winds.</p><p>&ldquo;You feel kind of horrible putting other people in that situation,&rdquo; said Evan Embrey, 24, of Buxton, Maine.</p><p>Embrey told NHPR he was hiking on the ridge between Mt. Lafayette and Little Haystack Mountain when winds picked up,</p> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:06:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 1701 at http://nhpr.org Rescued Man Was Mostly Worried About Rescuers Trio Rescued From Cliff In Franconia Notch http://nhpr.org/post/trio-rescued-cliff-franconia-notch <p>Three college students were rescued early Tuesday morning after being stranded on a cliff in the Franconia Notch.</p><p>Three rock climbers were rescued early Tuesday morning from the Cannon Cliffs in the Franconia Notch, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The three men were identified as Jonathan Merritt, age 18, of Lander, Wyoming; Jason Reitman, age 18, of Potomac, Maryland; and Alexander MacMillan, age 19, of Boston, Massachusetts.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:55:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 100 at http://nhpr.org