North Country http://nhpr.org en North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-85 <p><strong>CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:42:45 +0000 Tova Cohen 51675 at http://nhpr.org Who Lived In N.H. 12,000 Years Ago? http://nhpr.org/post/who-lived-nh-12000-years-ago <p>Since 1996, the State Archeologist Dick Boisvert&nbsp;has led excavations at sites in Jefferson, uncovering tools and stone shards that tell the story of the Paleo-Indian people who lived in New Hampshire 12,000 years ago. &nbsp;</p><p>By the road is an antique bed frame half-sunk in the dirt. 12,000 years from now a future archeologist may dig it up and speculate that we people of the 21st century liked to sleep under the stars on iron beds - and maybe never guess that the old frame was simply a lawn decoration for a local bed and breakfast.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 51527 at http://nhpr.org Who Lived In N.H. 12,000 Years Ago? Runaway Teen Found Near Jefferson After Five-Hour Search http://nhpr.org/post/runaway-teen-found-near-jefferson-after-five-hour-search <p>Rescuers found a missing teenager in the woods near Jefferson just before midnight Monday, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthew </span>Darr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who is 19 and has autism, had been staying at the Easter Seals Intensive Residential Treatment Facility in Lancaster.&nbsp; But about 6:30 pm he ran away from his caregivers when their van stopped near a rest stop on Route 115.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:28:49 +0000 Chris Jensen 51494 at http://nhpr.org Extra ATV Riders Prompting Extra Patrols http://nhpr.org/post/extra-atv-riders-prompting-extra-patrols <p></p><p>Safety officials are expecting a large number of ATV enthusiasts will be following trails in the North Country over the holiday weekend and they’re saying safety patrols will be watching for reckless behavior...</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The riders are being attracted by the new 1,000-mile network called Ride the Wilds, part of an economic development effort for the North Country.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 51317 at http://nhpr.org Extra ATV Riders Prompting Extra Patrols North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-84 <p><strong>CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong>:&nbsp;The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The <a href="http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar">calendar</a> shows you events in the coming months.<br /><br /><strong>FIREWORKS</strong><br />Franconia and Twin Mountain Saturday July 5<br /><br /><strong>OUTDOOR CONCERTS</strong><br />Thursday Whitefield 6 PM Town Common<br />Saturday Franconia 7 PM Dow Field<br />Sundays Bethlehem 6 PM at the Town Gazebo<br /><br /><strong>FARMERS' MARKETS</strong><br />Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM<br />Fridays Franconia 4-7 PM Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:44:41 +0000 Tova Cohen 51318 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Signs Bill That Saves Tiny Millsfield From Huge Tax Hike http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-signs-bill-saves-tiny-millsfield-huge-tax-hike <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Governor Hassan signed a bill Wednesday that keeps about two dozen residents of tiny Millsfield in the North Country from having to pay huge increase in property tax bills... &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:26:58 +0000 Chris Jensen 51252 at http://nhpr.org 133-Year-Old Main Street Building In Bethlehem Headed For Demolition http://nhpr.org/post/133-year-old-main-street-building-bethlehem-headed-demolition <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 133-year-old building in Bethlehem is headed for demolition after heavy rain collapsed part of it last fall.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:58:25 +0000 Associated Press 51116 at http://nhpr.org Supreme Court: Criticism For Coos Officials But Tiny Millsfield Still Unsure About Huge Tax Hike http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-criticism-coos-officials-tiny-millsfield-still-unsure-about-huge-tax-hike <p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 50977 at http://nhpr.org Supreme Court: Criticism For Coos Officials But Tiny Millsfield Still Unsure About Huge Tax Hike North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-83 <p><br />The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The <a href="http://http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar">calendar</a> shows you events in the coming months.<br /><br /><br /><strong>FARMERS' MARKETS</strong><br />Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM<br />Friday Franconia 4-7 PM<br />Saturday Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM<br />Sunday Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM<br /><br /><strong>LISBON FARMERS' MARKETS HAVE STARTED</strong><br />Thursdays 3-6 PM operated by Lisbon Main Street<br /><br /><strong>NUNSENSE AT JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN</strong> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:54:12 +0000 Tova Cohen 51010 at http://nhpr.org North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-82 <p><br />The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The <a href="http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar">calendar</a> shows you events in the coming months.<br /><br /><strong>OUTDOOR CONCERTS</strong><br />Thursday Whitefield 6 PM Country trio Tim Berry, Kerry Smith, Russ Beck<br /><br /><strong>FARMERS' MARKETS</strong><br />Friday Franconia 4-7 PM<br />Sunday Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM<br /><br /><strong>CELEBRATE ART ANNUAL DINNER &amp; SILENT AUCTION, LITTLETON</strong> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:01:41 +0000 Chris Jensen 50487 at http://nhpr.org Federal Grant To Help Promote "Ride The Wilds" ATV Tourism Effort http://nhpr.org/post/federal-grant-help-promote-ride-wilds-atv-tourism-effort <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An attempt to boost the economy of the North Country by drawing tourists to a 1,000-mile network of ATV trails is getting a boost itself as the federal government is providing about $152,000.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;“This is a tremendous shot in the arm for the 'Ride the Wilds' marketing program,” said Harry Brown, the president of New </span>Hampshire Off<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Highway Vehicle Association.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:00:34 +0000 Chris Jensen 50448 at http://nhpr.org Federal Grant To Help Promote "Ride The Wilds" ATV Tourism Effort North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-81 <p><br />The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The <a href="http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar">calendar</a> shows you events in the coming months.<br /><br /><strong>OUTDOOR CONCERTS</strong><br />Thursday Whitefield 6 PM Ashley Vaughn and Julia Kamins<br />Friday Littleton 6-8 PM Community Center and 8-10 PM Pollyanna Vista<br />Friday Franconia 7 PM Dow Field<br /><br /><strong>FARMERS' MARKETS</strong><br />Saturday Franconia 10 AM - 2 PM<br />Sunday Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM<br /><br /><strong>PHOTOGRAPH AUCTION BENEFITS LOCAL NON-PROFITS, LITTLETON</strong> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:11:58 +0000 Tova Cohen 50108 at http://nhpr.org Low Flow On Connecticut River Prompts Complaints From Trout Tourists http://nhpr.org/post/low-flow-connecticut-river-prompts-complaints-trout-tourists <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tourism is a huge part of the economy in the North Country and many of those tourists head to the upper reaches of the Connecticut near Pittsburg.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But those going up to fish for trout have noticed the river is lower than usual, Cindy Howe, one of the owners of the Tall Timber Lodge in Pittsburg said earlier this week.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:41:35 +0000 Chris Jensen 50058 at http://nhpr.org North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-80 <p><br />The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The <a href="http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar">calendar </a>shows you events in the coming months.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:18:24 +0000 Tova Cohen 49738 at http://nhpr.org ATV Use On Roads Boosts Economy, But Safety Group Says It Is A Risky Business http://nhpr.org/post/atv-use-roads-boosts-economy-safety-group-says-it-risky-business <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">The key to the new “Ride The Wilds” ATV trails network in the North Country is allowing riders to use some roads to get into towns and reach food, fuel and lodging, thus boosting the region’s economy.&nbsp; But that’s part of a nationwide trend that has some safety researchers worried.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 49543 at http://nhpr.org ATV Use On Roads Boosts Economy, But Safety Group Says It Is A Risky Business