In a move that would be good for the region’s wood-based economy Maine Energy Systems of Bethel, Maine plans to start building automated, wood-pellet boilers in the United States instead of importing them from Europe, says Les Otten, founder and chief executive officer.
“We will do the majority of the manufacture and assembly in the United States,” he told NHPR. “There is no reason we can’t be competitive globally.”
A new report finds that CEOs at New Hampshire's nonprofit hospitals saw their pay increase by an average of 18 percent from 2006 to 2009.
The report CEO pay varies widely. An the low end, Colebrook’s Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital pays its CEO 150,000. At the high end, the leader of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester pulled down about a million dollars in 2009. The salary report was commissioned by Attorney General Michael Delaney. He says while the report found hospital CEO pay here is on par for the region,
Public health officials say six more Exeter Hospital patients have tested positive for Hepatitis C. That brings the total number of infections to 27.
Local, state and federal law enforcement are still investigating the cause of the outbreak. An Exeter Hospital employee is suspected of exposing patients to the liver-destroying virus by mishandling needles.
A new report out from the New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative finds that NH may not be doing enough to make homes more energy efficient.
Three years ago Governor John Lynch put forth his climate action plan, a roadmap for how to reduce the states carbon emissions. Number one on the list of strategies: maximize energy efficiency in buildings. But getting homeowners to invest in efficiency has been harder than policymakers had hoped.
The state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that New Hampshire parents who can’t afford a lawyer and are charged with abuse or neglect can now be appointed a lawyer on a case-by-case basis.
For the last year and a half, due to budget cuts, the state has not provided low income parents with lawyers.
Jeanne Herrick with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office says the ruling lines up with the state’s position that there is no absolute right to counsel. She says it’s now up to a judge to decide.
June is National Rivers Month, which means it’s a good time to talk about a recent film chronicling the effort to clean up the Nashua River. It’s called “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000” and has been screened at a number of environmental film festivals.
Susan Edwards is the film’s producer, and she talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about, the film, Marion Stoddard and the Nashua River.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation wants to see the number of traffic fatalities go to zero.
The department is partnering with other state agencies, organizations, and businesses to create the ‘New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero Coalition.’ The coalition launched the ‘Driving Toward Zero’ campaign today.
New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner, Chris Clement, says he’s often asked whether an effort to reduce accident fatalities to zero is even possible.
This is a closer look at the Supreme Court’s Ruling as it relates to Medicaid in the Granite State. Under the upheld law, an additional 17 million people nationwide are set to become eligible for Medicaid in 2014. That’s a 27 percent increase. The new threshold is $29,000 dollars a year for a family of four.