North Country http://nhpr.org en The Polish Princess: Baking Bread And Helping The Economy One Job At a Time http://nhpr.org/post/polish-princess-baking-bread-and-helping-economy-one-job-time <p></p><p>At 7:30 in the morning on the 4<sup>th</sup> of July Magdalena Randall is in her kitchen in Lancaster with mixing bowls, dough, a large baking oven and a dream...</p><p>Many people in the North Country couldn’t tell you her real name. To them she’s The Polish Princess, purveyor of European-style bread.</p><p>Randall started baking about six years ago. It was a way to supplement the family income and she missed the kind of bread she grew up eating in Poland.</p><p>She had zero experience but did some research and gave it a shot.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:49:03 +0000 Chris Jensen 52238 at http://nhpr.org The Polish Princess: Baking Bread And Helping The Economy One Job At a Time North Country Hospitals Form Umbrella Group To Explore Lowering Costs http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-hospitals-form-umbrella-group-explore-lowering-costs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faced with increasingly worrisome economic challenges, four North Country hospitals said Monday they have signed an agreement to work together to try and find ways to “improve quality, increase efficiencies and lower cost of health care delivery in the region.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hospitals said their problems range from growing healthcare costs to Medicaid payments that don’t always cover services provided to the poor.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 52195 at http://nhpr.org FEMA Denies Emergency Funds For North Country Flooding http://nhpr.org/post/fema-denies-emergency-funds-north-country-flooding <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied New Hampshire's appeal for a major disaster declaration for April flooding in the North Country, saying the impact "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants" such a declaration.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:19:12 +0000 Associated Press 52226 at http://nhpr.org FEMA Denies Emergency Funds For North Country Flooding North Country Events http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-events-86 <p><strong>CALENDAR OF EVENTS:&nbsp;</strong>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<br />Sundays Bethlehem 6 PM at the town gazebo<br /><br /><strong>FARMERS' MARKETS</strong><br />Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM<br />Fridays Franconia 4-7 PM<br />Saturday Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM<br />Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM<br /><br /><strong>LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LINCOLN</strong> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:25:11 +0000 Tova Cohen 52108 at http://nhpr.org The Secrets Of Neighbors & The Helicopter In The Barn http://nhpr.org/post/secrets-neighbors-helicopter-barn <p><em>Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/07/11/neighbors-sam-hurley">Here &amp; Now&nbsp;</a>broadcast&nbsp;one of our favorite stories by Sean Hurley, in which he discovers more than he expected about his neighbors.&nbsp;</em></p><p>They are everywhere. We are surrounded by them.&nbsp; You are probably one yourself.&nbsp; Of the range of people you can know in the world, the neighbor occupies a curious spot.&nbsp; As Sean Hurley writes, here in New Hampshire we have our own special kind of neighbor...and sometimes, they have helicopters.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:59:27 +0000 Sean Hurley 32115 at http://nhpr.org The Secrets Of Neighbors & The Helicopter In The Barn Exchange On The Road: North Country's Main Street Economies http://nhpr.org/post/exchange-road-north-countrys-main-street-economies <div>The North Country economy is ever-changing and evolving. Laura Knoy went to the source to discuss this topic at the <a href="http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/" target="_blank">Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem</a>.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:18:48 +0000 The Exchange 51740 at http://nhpr.org Exchange On The Road: North Country's Main Street Economies 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