Leon Rideout http://nhpr.org en Image Upgrade: Bill Would Change Name of Blood Pond http://nhpr.org/post/image-upgrade-bill-would-change-name-blood-pond <p>Among the hundreds of bills proposed for the 2013 Legislature one seeks to change the somewhat unappealing name of a pond in the North Country.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Blood Pond.</p><p>It sits just off Route 3 in Lancaster and it sounds more like the perfect location for a horror movie, than a vacation.</p><p>That’s the concern of the Mountain Lake Campground located nearby.</p><p>Its owners want the name changed to Mountain Lake Pond.</p><p>Rep. Leon Rideout is one of the sponsors.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 19174 at http://nhpr.org How North Country's Evalyn Merrick Voted http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-countrys-evalyn-merrick-voted <p><strong>Democrat incumbent Evalyn Merrick is running against Republican Leon Rideout in Coos District Seven, which includes&nbsp;Carroll, Dalton, Dummer, Jefferson, Kilkenny, Lancaster, Milan, Northumberland, Randolph, Stark and Whitefield.</strong></p><p><strong>Here is how Merrick voted on some issues.</strong></p><p><strong>Voter ID</strong>: Voted against requiring voter identification. <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-legislators-voted-voter-id-bill">NHPR story.</a></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:51:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 15590 at http://nhpr.org