rural http://nhpr.org en The Two New Hampshires http://nhpr.org/post/two-new-hampshires <p>New Hampshire Economist and Chancellor of the Community College System Ross Gitell is looking at the major demographic and economic differences between the rural and more urban parts of our state - a divide he says is growing. We’re talking about that, and his ideas on closing the gap.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39481 at http://nhpr.org The Two New Hampshires The Challenges And Rewards Of Saving N.H.'s Old Grange Halls http://nhpr.org/post/challenges-and-rewards-saving-nhs-old-grange-halls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you hear the phrase "historic preservation," images of Victorian mansions, federalist homes, and gothic revival churches might come to mind. &nbsp;And those styles are all important parts of the state's architectural landscape. &nbsp;But in rural areas, a smaller, simpler type of building is just as important to preservation advocates: grange halls. &nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 37450 at http://nhpr.org The Challenges And Rewards Of Saving N.H.'s Old Grange Halls Telemedicine In New Hampshire Gets Boost http://nhpr.org/post/telemedicine-new-hampshire-gets-boost <p></p><p>Let’s say you are one of the 904 or so residents of Warren, New Hampshire. Let’s say you get sick.&nbsp; Maybe you just started on a new prescription and are having unwanted side effects.</p><p></p><p></p><p>“Today, they have one of two options,” says Shawn Tester, who runs the day-to-day operations at Ammonousuc Community Health Services, which has five primary care clinics in Grafton and Coos County.</p><p>“They either do without. Or they have to travel, oh, I don’t know, 45 miles to our Littleton office to receive that consultative service.”</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:50:30 +0000 Todd Bookman 18040 at http://nhpr.org Telemedicine In New Hampshire Gets Boost Protecting The Land http://nhpr.org/post/protecting-land <p>In New Hampshire we value rural character—a value that's reflected in a strong history of land conservation.&nbsp;&nbsp;Central to that history is conservation of privately owned land by means of what's called a "conservation easement deed" that limits future development.&nbsp;&nbsp;It's typically a&nbsp;family decision.&nbsp; A family chooses to conserve their land so that future generations will know the land as they do.&nbsp;&nbsp;The property stays on a town's tax rolls and its natural resources are protected in perpetuity.&nbsp;&nbsp;Land conservation benefits the public, and in most c Fri, 09 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 2295 at http://nhpr.org Protecting The Land