Colebrook http://nhpr.org en Canadian Firm Plans To Double Size Of Colebrook Plant http://nhpr.org/post/canadian-firm-plans-double-size-colebrook-plant <p></p><p>Codet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Incorporated, a Canadian firm, is expanding its&nbsp;</span>Colebrook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plant including hiring 25 new employees.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“They plan to almost double the size of their operation,” said Michael Bergeron, an official with the state’s Department of Resources and Economic Development.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Currently the firm has 28 employees.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:44:21 +0000 Chris Jensen 47142 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Man Guilty In Colebrook Explosion Faces 30 Years http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-man-guilty-colebrook-explosion-faces-30-years <p>A 64-year-old Vermont man has been found responsible for the 2010 explosion in Colebrook that killed two men and injured a third.</p><p>Craig Sanborn’s trial in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster took about four weeks and the jury made up its mind in about three hours on Wednesday, says Coos County Attorney John McCormick.</p><p><em>“</em>The jury returned verdicts of guilty on all counts, two negligent homicide charges and two manslaughter charges,” he said.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:50:36 +0000 Chris Jensen 37299 at http://nhpr.org The Little Newspaper That Could http://nhpr.org/post/little-newspaper-could-0 <p>While most newspapers are downsizing, outsourcing, assimilating or outright folding, there’s a newspaper in the North Country that’s flourishing. Two weeks ago the Colebrook Chronicle opened a new business office in downtown Colebrook. As Sean Hurley reports, business at the Chronicle has never been better.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:02:49 +0000 Sean Hurley 27368 at http://nhpr.org The Little Newspaper That Could New Plant In Colebrook Takes Up An Old Family Business http://nhpr.org/post/new-plant-colebrook-takes-old-family-business <p>Back in the 1950s, at a plant near the Balsams hotel, the Neil Tillotson family was producing products like balloons, latex gloves and disposable plastic eyedroppers.&nbsp;</p><p>But a little more than two&nbsp;years ago, the Dixville Notch plant was forced to shut down when the Tillotson Corporation prepared to sell its Balsams resort.</p><p>But now Rick Tillotson, one of the sons of the plant’s original owner, is opening a new 100,000-square foot plant in nearby Colebrook to produce some of the same items.</p><p>Tillotson says it’s a dream he’s had since the&nbsp; plant closed.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:54:22 +0000 Chris Jensen 22065 at http://nhpr.org Colebrook Residents: We Don't View Guns Through Lens Of Gun Violence http://nhpr.org/post/colebrook-residents-we-dont-view-guns-through-lens-gun-violence <p>Throughout this week’s series on guns, we’ve heard &nbsp;from residents of rural New Hampshire who think of firearms as a tool.</p><p>That’s a perspective you’ll hear and see in the North Country town of Colebrook, where you can pick up a firearm <em>and</em> home improvement tools in the same store.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:47:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 22025 at http://nhpr.org Colebrook Residents: We Don't View Guns Through Lens Of Gun Violence Colebrook Opens Streets To Welcome ATV Tourists http://nhpr.org/post/colebrook-opens-streets-welcome-atv-tourists <p>The town of Colebrook in the North Country has taken a new step to try and attract ATV-riding tourists.</p><p>It’s opening up some of its streets to the all-terrain vehicles.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Colebrook’s select board has approved opening up 21 streets in the town to ATV riders, says Jules Kennett, one of the three selectmen.</p><p><em>&nbsp;“We finally came up with what we believe is the safest, most accessible way to get the ATVers into the center of town.”</em></p><p>The speed limit would be 10 miles per hour.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:57 +0000 Chris Jensen 19929 at http://nhpr.org Colebrook Opens Streets To Welcome ATV Tourists Study Trying To Look At North Country's Present And Plan For Its Future http://nhpr.org/post/study-trying-look-north-countrys-present-and-plan-its-future <p>North Country residents like their woods, their recreation and the sense of community that comes from knowing their neighbors.</p><p>But they’ve got a lot of worries ranging from the Northern Pass to excessive development and even over-reliance on the internet, according to a series of hearings conducted by the North Country Council, a regional planning group.</p><p>The hearings are part of the statewide <a href="http://www.granitestatefuture.org/">Granite State Future project.</a></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:06:18 +0000 Chris Jensen 17564 at http://nhpr.org Study Trying To Look At North Country's Present And Plan For Its Future Meeting Planned Over Owners Complaint That Balsams Renovation Is Stalled http://nhpr.org/post/meeting-planned-over-owners-complaint-balsams-renovation-stalled <p>The Colebrook Planning Board has called a special meeting May 22 to try and resolve an issue the new owners of the Balsams Grand Resort say is delaying its renovation.</p><p>The owners, &nbsp;Dan Dagesse and Dan Hebert, are asking the Planning Board to approve a subdivision that would separate a 28-acre parcel from the roughly 1,000 acres that currently includes the hotel, grounds and golf course.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 19:53:53 +0000 Chris Jensen 4576 at http://nhpr.org Bakers Without Borders: A North Country Immigration Story http://nhpr.org/post/bakers-without-borders-north-country-immigration-story <p>Amid the immigrants who have come to New Hampshire are two French citizens &ndash; a doctor and a nurse - who saw America as a place for a radically new life focused not on patients but on making baguettes and Madeleines in the North Country. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:48:19 +0000 Chris Jensen 3210 at http://nhpr.org Bakers Without Borders: A North Country Immigration Story Ayotte, Bass, Shaheen: Vets Should Get Colebrook Med Center http://nhpr.org/post/ayotte-bass-shaheen-vets-should-get-colebrook-med-center <p>Veterans in Coos County deserve a medical clinic in Colebrook, according to a letter sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs by Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Charlie Bass.</p><p>&ldquo;While Coos County&rsquo;s population is small compared to the area covered, there are some 3,605 veterans in New Hampshire&rsquo;s North Country, of which 1,821 are in the VA medical system,&rdquo; the letter says.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:51:07 +0000 Chris Jensen 3201 at http://nhpr.org Ayotte, Bass, Shaheen: Vets Should Get Colebrook Med Center Trial Set For Man Accused In Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two http://nhpr.org/post/trial-set-man-accused-colebrook-explosion-killed-two <p>A trial date has been set for Craig Sanborn, the man accused of negligent homicide and manslaughter in the deaths of two North Country men who worked at his Black Mag factory in Colebrook&nbsp;when it exploded almost two years ago.</p><p>Jury selection is set to begin on January 11, 2013 in Superior Court in Lancaster for the trial&nbsp;of&nbsp;Sanborn, 62,&nbsp;of Maidstone, Vermont.</p><p>Earlier this year Sanborn &ndash; whose company&nbsp;operated the facility - was indicted in the deaths of Jesse Kennett and Donald Kendall.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:44:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 2449 at http://nhpr.org Trial Set For Man Accused In Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two Criminal Charges in Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two http://nhpr.org/post/criminal-charges-colebrook-explosion-killed-two <p>The owner of a Colebrook plant that exploded in 2010 faces criminal charges. NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Coos County&nbsp;Attorney Robert Mekeel says a grand jury has indicted&nbsp; Craig Sanborn the owner of the Black Mag plant in Colebrook.</p><p>He faces manslaughter and negligent homicide charges for an explosion that killed Jesse Kennett and Donald Kendall.</p><p>A third man was badly injured.</p><p>The indictments came down late Friday.</p><p>Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have said they were not aware of the plant before the explosion.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:14:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 1273 at http://nhpr.org Criminal Charges in Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two Man Killed In Crash Near Colebrook http://nhpr.org/post/man-killed-crash-near-colebrook <p>A 70-year man from Clarksville was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Route 3 near Colebrook, according to state police.</p><p>&nbsp;The victim was Robert L. Eidell, who was southbound in a 2007 Chevrolet HHR when it collided with a 2003 Hyundai Sante Fe sport utility driven by Robert J. Queen, 74, of Woburn, Massachusetts.</p><p>&nbsp;Police said their investigation indicates the accident occurred when Queen &ldquo;drifted into the southbound lane&rdquo; a little after 9 a.m. just south of the state-run rest area.</p> Sun, 29 May 2011 11:59:16 +0000 Chris Jensen 4 at http://nhpr.org