Coos County en Federal Funds OK'd For Northcoast Railroad But Not North Country <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved one so-called <a href="">Tiger grant </a>in New Hampshire, providing $1.4 million to improve 42 miles of rail line between Rochester and Ossipee. But a request for funds for Coos Country failed.</p><p>The grants were sought under the federal government’s Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery program nicknamed "Tiger."</p><p>New Hampshire’s congressional delegation joined the state department of transportation in seeking several grants for the state.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:08:53 +0000 Chris Jensen 34346 at Rockingham Healthiest County In N.H., Coos Struggles <p> Rockingham County is officially the healthiest place in New Hampshire, while Coos County is struggling in terms of public health.&nbsp; That’s according to a <a href="" target="_blank">report</a> released by the <a href="" target="_blank">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin</a>.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:36:21 +0000 Amanda Loder 24030 at Rockingham Healthiest County In N.H., Coos Struggles Coos Rep Evalyn Merrick Loses Recount <p>A recount of the votes cast in Coos District 7 hasn’t changed the winner: Republican Leon Rideout defeated Democrat Evalyn Merrick.</p><p>Both are from Lancaster.</p><p>Merrick requested a recount which was conducted Thursday by the Secretary of State.</p><p>Originally Merrick lost by 12 votes.</p><p>In the recount, however, that margin increased to 34 votes.</p><p>That left Rideout with 3,274 votes compared to 3,240 for Merrick.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:04:16 +0000 Chris Jensen 16942 at Coos Rep Evalyn Merrick Loses Recount McCormick Elected Coos County Attorney <p>John G. McCormick has been elected Coos County Attorney, according to <a href="">results released by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.</a></p><p>McCormick, of Lancaster, got 9,051 votes compared to 4,722 for Phillip J. Beiner who is from Berlin.</p><p>McCormick has been the assistant county attorney for five years, working with County Attorney Robert Mekeel, who did not seek re-election and left office on Wednesday.</p><p>McCormick received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:04:40 +0000 Chris Jensen 16605 at Coos Voting: Kuster and Bass <p>In Coos County Democrat Ann McLane Kuster got a boost from Berlin and Gorham, helping her to defeat incumbent Republican Charlie Bass.</p><p>According <a href="">figures released by the Secretary of State</a>&nbsp;Kuster got 2,413 votes in Berlin, almost 1,000 more than Bass.</p><p>In Gorham she got 866 votes compared to 564 for Bass.</p><p>Other Coos towns that favored Kuster included Milan, Northumberland, Randolph, Stratford and Stark.</p><p>Bass took towns including Colebrook, Columbia, Dalton, Errol, Lancaster and Whitefield.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:17:20 +0000 Chris Jensen 16542 at Coos County: Voted for Obama, Hassan <p>President Obama and gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan were the winners in Coos County on Tuesday.</p><p>According to <a href="">official results now available from the New Hampshire Secretary of State</a>&nbsp; Obama received 9,095 votes in Coos compared to 6,342 for Mitt Romney.</p><p>Towns that voted for Romney included Clarksville; Colebrook; Columbia; Errol; Jefferson; Pittsburg and Stewartstown.</p><p>But those victories were offset by areas including Berlin where Romney had 1,248 votes compared to Obama’s 2,863.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:06:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 16538 at Coos: A Summary <p></p><p>Here’s what happened in Coos County on Tuesday, according to a tally by the Associated Press. Official counts from the Secretary of State are not yet available.</p><p>* Jeff Woodburn of Dalton was elected senator, defeating Debi Warner of Littleton. He takes the place of Republican John Gallus who chose not to run.</p><p>* In District 1 with all ten precincts counted Republican incumbent Duffy Daugherty of Colebrook lost to&nbsp;&nbsp;Democrat Larry Enman of Errol by 20 votes.</p><p>Enman had 1,158&nbsp;votes.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:42:42 +0000 Chris Jensen 16425 at In Coos County, The Voters Are Coming <p></p><p>In the towns of Dalton and Whitefield in Coos County voting was heavy Tuesday morning.</p><p>Dalton Town Moderator Ann Craxton seemed quite pleased with the way things were going.</p><p><em>“The turnout for us has been very heavy. We have 540 registered voters. We have more than 50 that voting absentee and here by 10 o’clock in the morning we’ve already had 80 come through the polls.</em></p><p>Beyond that Craxton says the voters are an eager and happy bunch.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:54:01 +0000 Chris Jensen 16320 at In Coos County, The Voters Are Coming How North Country's John Tholl Voted <p><strong>In Coos District 5 incumbent Republican John Tholl of Whitefield is running against Democrat Marcia Hammon, also of Whitefield.</strong></p><p><strong>Here is how Tholl voted on some of the issues during the past year.</strong></p><p><strong>Voter ID</strong>: Voted for requiring voter identification. <a href="">NHPR story.</a></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:16:38 +0000 Chris Jensen 14604 at Coos Commissioner Judd Loses Recount <p>During last week’s primary Coos County Commissioner Bing Judd lost his bid for re-election by five votes.</p><p>Today (Monday) there was a recount in Concord.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen has the results.</p><p></p><p>Bing Judd, who has been a Coos County Commissioner since 1997, has lost that position.</p><p>In a recount today in Concord Judd lost by seven votes.</p><p>599 to 592.</p><p>Originally Judd lost by five votes, prompting him to ask for the recount.</p><p>Judd is from Pittsburg – where he lost to Samson.</p><p>Samson from Stewartstown.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:59:44 +0000 Chris Jensen 13059 at Coos Commissioner Judd Loses Recount By Tiny Margin Coos Commissioner Judd Loses Seat - Maybe <p>Bing Judd, who has been a Coos County Commissioner since 1997, has lost his seat by five votes.</p><p>Judd had 592 votes compared to 597 for challenger Rick Samson, deputy secretary of state David Scanlon told NHPR Thursday afternoon.</p><p>Late Thursday Judd said he will be driving to Concord Friday to file a request for a recount.</p><p>"Five votes in 1,200, there could be a mistake," he said.&nbsp; "It could go either way."</p><p>That recount is expected to occur Monday.</p><p>Judd had not faced a challenge for more than a decade.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:49:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 12870 at By Tiny Margin Coos Commissioner Judd Loses Seat - Maybe The Vote In Detail: Cilley Versus Hassan in Coos <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley – a Berlin native – took Coos County with 1,226 votes, according to <a href="">figures just released </a>by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.</p><p>That compared to 1,087 for Maggie Hassan and 187 for Bill Kennedy.</p><p>But, of course, Hassan won statewide with 45,143 compared to Cilley’s 33,073. Kennedy had 6,001.</p><p>Some of the totals from Coos are below. The full list can be found <a href="">here.</a></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:49:23 +0000 Chris Jensen 12845 at The Vote In Detail: Cilley Versus Hassan in Coos In Coos Lamontagne Dominated, Rappaport and Daugherty Fend Off Challenger <p>Ovid Lamontagne dominated the Republican primary in Coos County Tuesday.</p><p>Lamontagne routinely pulled at least 50 percent – and in some cases 80 percent or more - of the vote in town after town.</p><p>In Berlin Lamontagne took 81 percent of the vote; 72 percent in Lancaster; 57 percent in Colebrook and 70 percent in Whitefield.</p><p>Meanwhile, Republican incumbents Larry Rappaport and Duffy Daugherty of Colebrook have apparently held off challenger Charles Kurtz of Errol.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:14:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 12788 at In Coos Lamontagne Dominated, Rappaport and Daugherty Fend Off Challenger An Unusual Challenge In The North Country <p>An unusual and important race in the North County will be decided on Tuesday.</p><p>It’s the political future of Bing Judd, a longtime Coos County Commissioner and one of the best-known figures in the region.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p></p><p>For the first time in more than a decade Coos County Commissioner Burnham “Bing” Judd is being challenged for the commissioner’s spot he’s held since being appointed by a court in 1997.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 12481 at An Unusual Challenge In The North Country Access To Natural Gas: A New Draw For The North Country? <p>There’s a new effort underway to attract businesses to the North Country with the prospect of cheaper energy.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen has the story.</p><p>An economic development group has a new way to encourage businesses to come to Coos.</p><p>It is taking advantage of a natural gas pipeline from Canada that crosses the county, says Jon Freeman, the president of the <a href="">Northern Community Investment Corporation</a>.</p><p><em>“Typically the natural gas will cost about one quarter of the price of oil.”</em></p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:29:37 +0000 Chris Jensen 11535 at