Dublin http://nhpr.org en Dublin Voters Say No To Drive-Thru http://nhpr.org/post/dublin-voters-say-no-drive-thru <p>Hungry motorists in the Town of Dublin will need to get out of their vehicles for provisions. Residents rejected a proposed ballot measure on Tuesday that would have permitted commercial drive-thrus in certain zoned districts, on a vote of 339-222.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The town’s lone gas station at the intersection of Routes 101 and 137 is seeking to renovate its convenience store, and add a drive-thru window.</span></p><p>Opponents of the plan argued drive-thrus would change the character of the small town, and open the door to more commercial development.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:00:32 +0000 Todd Bookman 44939 at http://nhpr.org Dublin Voters Say No To Drive-Thru Does A Drive-Thru Change A Town? Dublin Must Decide http://nhpr.org/post/does-drive-thru-change-town-dublin-must-decide <p>Nestled at the base of Mount Monadnock, the town of Dublin remains a portrait of New England life. There’s no neon, no chains stores, not even a bank.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So, it was a bit curious when a sign popped up last month proclaiming the arrival of a Taco Bell. Hand-painted on plywood, it stands along Route 101 on the edge of property owned by Andy Freeman. He says it isn’t personal.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Do I have a problem with Taco Bell? No, I don’t have any problem with Taco Bell at all,” says Freeman.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:15:12 +0000 Todd Bookman 44719 at http://nhpr.org Does A Drive-Thru Change A Town? Dublin Must Decide Drug Free in Dublin, N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/drug-free-dublin-nh As a volunteer at the <a href="http://www.phoenixhouse.org/">Phoenix House</a> Academy of Dublin, 21-year-old Sofia Capria helps teenagers battle drug and alcohol addiction — just as she did herself three years ago.<p>"Right away, I was hooked," Sofia says of her own drug use, which began at age 11. But for her, the road to recovery wasn't easy.<p>After struggling with addiction and an eating disorder she got the help she needed at the Dublin Academy — one of many nationwide. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:12:00 +0000 11240 at http://nhpr.org Drug Free in Dublin, N.H.