Lancaster http://nhpr.org en Miss Voting? Never, Says 93-Year-Old http://nhpr.org/post/miss-voting-never-says-93-year-old <p>As voting in today's primary gets underway NHPR's Chris Jensen visits a polling place in Coos County.</p><p></p><p><em>Sound of voters being registered..</em></p><p>While state officials are predicting a somewhat light turnout for the primary there are folks who say there is no such thing as an unimportant election.</p><p>One of those is 93-year-old Fay Allin who slowly but steadily made her way through town hall in Lancaster Tuesday morning, slipped into the voting booth and emerged a few minutes later.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:14:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 12664 at http://nhpr.org Miss Voting? Never, Says 93-Year-Old Lancaster: First Private Prison Site? http://nhpr.org/post/lancaster-first-private-prison-site <p>A North Country &nbsp;town could be the site of a privately run prison, should state officials decide to outsource its prison operations.&nbsp;&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 21:04:55 +0000 Chris Jensen 4496 at http://nhpr.org 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