Littleton http://nhpr.org en Tractor Trailer Strikes Littleton Opera House http://nhpr.org/post/tractor-trailer-strikes-littleton-opera-house <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">No one's been hurt, but there's been some damage to the Littleton, New Hampshire, Opera House after a tractor trailer unit struck the building this week.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:13:03 +0000 Associated Press 47800 at http://nhpr.org Indictment In Death of California Woman http://nhpr.org/post/indictment-death-california-woman <p>A Vermont man has been indicted by a Grafton Country Grand Jury for second degree murder in the death of Catherine Houghton in Littleton in January.</p><p>The indictment - returned Friday - charges Rodney Hill, 37, of West Danville, Vermont with the crime.</p><p>Houghton, 70, was a trustee of The White Mountain School in Bethlehem. She came to the North Country for a meeting.</p><p>She was fatally injured January 28 when she went to the lobby of the Hampton Inn to ask about a television remote that wasn’t working.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:53:20 +0000 Chris Jensen 30016 at http://nhpr.org Indictment In Death of California Woman Be Glad! Littleton's 100 Year Old Secret http://nhpr.org/post/be-glad-littletons-100-year-old-secret <div>The people of Littleton New Hampshire celebrated Pollyanna Glad Day this past Saturday. The June 8th event also marked the publishing Centennial of the bestselling children’s classic about the little girl who always looks on the bright side. While a dubious meaning shadows the character name in popular culture, Sean Hurley reports that the residents of Littleton believe they know the real Pollyanna. &nbsp;</div><div></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A hundred people opened and closed their umbrellas in the rain and shine that came and went throughout Pollyanna Glad Day. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:40:20 +0000 Sean Hurley 29419 at http://nhpr.org Be Glad! Littleton's 100 Year Old Secret Four-Alarm Brush-Woods Fire In Littleton http://nhpr.org/post/four-alarm-brush-woods-fire-littleton <p>Spring is a time that worries fire fighters because the forest and brush are not yet green enough to resist a flame.</p><p>That was a problem Wednesday afternoon in Littleton.</p><p>Diana Levesque never wants to wake up from a nap this way again.</p><p>She was sleeping Wednesday afternoon when she heard noises outside her home high on a hill on the outskirts of Littleton.</p><p>Fire trucks were pulling up around her house and there were flames all around.</p><p><em>“The woods are all on fire and the wind is blowing. It was just crazy. I pretty much had a heart attack.”</em></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:00:43 +0000 Chris Jensen 27138 at http://nhpr.org Four-Alarm Brush-Woods Fire In Littleton North Country Town Meetings: Everything From Fighting Corporations To Reviving A Town Ski Slope http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-town-meetings-everything-fighting-corporations-reviving-town-ski-slope <p></p><p>Voters headed to town meetings Tuesday in the North Country will find some unusual issues including creating a community ski slope, challenging the rights of corporations as people, abolishing a police department and excluding “formula stores and fast-food restaurants.”</p><p>* In Bethlehem voters are considering two articles aimed at preventing “formula retail and formula fast food restaurants” from locating in the center of town.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:57:58 +0000 Chris Jensen 23494 at http://nhpr.org North Country Town Meetings: Everything From Fighting Corporations To Reviving A Town Ski Slope Six Injured In Crash In The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/six-injured-crash-north-country <p>A single-car crash Friday night in Littleton injured six people, two of them seriously, said Littleton police chief Paul Smith.</p><p>Smith said the accident occurred just past 11 p.m. on Route 135 just north of its intersection with Interstate 93.</p><p>He said the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry lost control and the vehicle “left the road and collided with a telephone pole, which caused the vehicle to roll over several times.”</p><p>Several people were thrown from the vehicle.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:20:06 +0000 Chris Jensen 13871 at http://nhpr.org It's a Pot Roast in a Sandwich - and an Award-Winning One, at that http://nhpr.org/post/its-pot-roast-sandwich-and-award-winning-one <p>Northern New Hampshire may be home to the best sandwich in the state - the Yankee Flip in Littleton.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:06:14 +0000 Brady Carlson 11077 at http://nhpr.org It's a Pot Roast in a Sandwich - and an Award-Winning One, at that Live WW II Grenade Found And Detonated In North Country http://nhpr.org/post/live-ww-ii-grenade-found-and-detonated-north-country <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A live World War II era hand grenade was found at the Moore Reservoir in Littleton Sunday. &nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The grenade was found by two men using a metal detector in an area that would normally have been under water.</p><p>&ldquo;They were very surprised. They were hoping to find, I think, a little bit more valuable item.&rdquo;</p><p>That&rsquo;s Littleton police officer James Gardiner.</p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:14:57 +0000 Chris Jensen 2739 at http://nhpr.org Live WW II Grenade Found And Detonated In North Country National Transportation Safety Board Report On Littleton Tour-Bus Crash http://nhpr.org/post/national-transportation-safety-board-report-littleton-tour-bus-crash <p>The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded its investigation&nbsp;into the crash of a tour bus in Littleton last year saying no action is required.</p><p>The crash occurred on March 21<sup>st</sup>and involved a tour bus carrying 23 Korean tourists, a guide and a driver. It was coming from Canada and was headed for Boston.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:25:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 1521 at http://nhpr.org National Transportation Safety Board Report On Littleton Tour-Bus Crash Officials Solve Mystery About the Human Skull and the Littleton Horse Cemetery - More or Less. http://nhpr.org/post/officials-solve-mystery-about-human-skull-and-littleton-horse-cemetery-more-or-less <p>State officials say they are ending an investigation into a piece of a human skull found in the Eli Wallace Horse Cemetery in Littleton last summer because it doesn&rsquo;t appear there has been any crime.</p><p>In a news&nbsp;release today state officials said Bonnie Stinchfield of Littleton admitted she buried the bone last summer.</p><p>&ldquo;She said that her husband had been in possession of the piece of bone since at least 1988.&nbsp; He had received the bone from another man who was moving and didn&rsquo;t want it anymore,&rdquo; the release said.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:57:50 +0000 Chris Jensen 1375 at http://nhpr.org Officials Solve Mystery About the Human Skull and the Littleton Horse Cemetery - More or Less. During Visit To North Country Gingrich Challenges Romney's Republican Credentials http://nhpr.org/post/during-visit-north-country-gingrich-challenges-romneys-republican-credentials <p>Newt Gingrich took jabs at Republican opponent Mitt Romney today/Thursday while making a campaign stop in the North Country. NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>About 100 people showed up for the town hall meeting with Gingrich at the Littleton Opera&nbsp;House.</p><p>He talked about the economy, the budget. And what he believes president Obama has done wrong, which Gingrich says is a lot.</p><p>And he took a big poke at Mitt Romney, typically seen as the Republican front runner.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 21:05:18 +0000 Chris Jensen 1248 at http://nhpr.org During Visit To North Country Gingrich Challenges Romney's Republican Credentials Gingrich Vows To Bury Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/gingrich-vows-bury-northern-pass <p>Newt Gingrich was in Littleton&nbsp;Thursday and he put aside national and international issues for one focused on one of the biggest issues in the North Country: The Northern Pass.&nbsp;</p><p>Like a good politician Newt Gingrich couldn&rsquo;t have come up with a more popular position at a town meeting at the Littleton Opera House.</p><p>It had to do with Northern Pass, the proposed hydro-electric project despised by many in the North Country.</p><p>In particular it had to do with the federal government&rsquo;s consideration of a Presidential Permit.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:39:29 +0000 Chris Jensen 1241 at http://nhpr.org Gingrich Vows To Bury Northern Pass