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10:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Economics And The Broken Window Fallacy

Hurricane Sandy brought commerce to a halt across the state today. Some economists will say hurricanes like Sandy produce enough economic activity to create a net gain. But they may not be taking into consideration what is known as The Broken Window Fallacy.

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NH News
9:57 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Cleaning Up After Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a Tropical Cyclone after making landfall over the East Coast
Credit Flikr Creative Commons / NASA

Updated Power Outage Information: (Oct. 31, 5:40 p.m.)

Total: 42,586

PSNH: 37,506, Unitil: 574, Liberty Utilities: 346, NH Electric Coop: 4,160

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NH News
9:52 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Businesses Stay Open Despite Storm

Sandy bears down on Elm street in Manchester

Businesses in Manchester faced the question of whether or not to close up shop as Sandy continued to pummel the Granite State.

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Elections 2012
8:56 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How North Country's Robert Theberge Voted

In Coos District 3, Berlin, three Democrat incumbents - Gary Coulombe, Robert Theberge and Yvonne Thomas - are facing Republican Eric Catman. Three seats are available.

Here is how Theberge voted on some issues:

Voter ID: Voted against requiring voter identification. NHPR story.

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NH News
8:40 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

A Look At the Power Restoration Process: Post Sandy


Utility companies are working to restore power to more than 160,000 customers. But the process is not simple.

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North Country
8:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

By 11 p.m. Sandy Mostly Leaves The Lights On In The North Country

Many in the North Country fretted and prepared for a battering by Sandy, however by about 11 p.m. that hadn't happened.

There was some gusty wind and rain, but nothing like rigors the rest of the state was experiencing.

Public Service of New Hampshire reported about 135,000 customers without power - mostly in the southern part of the state - but only about 300 lost power north of the notches.

They included 91 in Lancaster; 94 in Northumberland; 45 in Jefferson and 39 in Whitefield.

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Roads
7:33 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Causes 129 Road Closures

As of 7pm Monday night, parts of 129 municipal roads and 19 state roads are closed due to fallen trees and other obstructions.  The closures run from the Lakes Region, South.

Jim VanDongen at the Office of Emergency Management says Granite Staters should be aware of potential road closures in the morning:

This is going to continue all night and people just need to be aware there’s a possibility that roads will be closed and obviously they will be blocked with barricades and that sort of thing.

Elections 2012
7:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How North Country's Gregory Sorg Voted

Gregory Sorg is an incumbent Republican from Easton. He’s being challenged by Democrat Sue Ford, also of Easton.

Here is how Sorg voted on some issues.

Voter ID: Voted in favor of requiring voter identification. NHPR story.

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Hurricane Sandy
6:49 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Interactive: Tracking Hurricane Sandy

Mormons
6:48 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

N.H. Mormons Navigate "Mormon Moment" As Election Day Nears

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meetinghouse in Wolfeboro, NH is a second spiritual home for the Romneys.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

Governor Mitt Romney’s connection to New Hampshire is well-documented.  He owns a house on Lake Winnipesaukee, which he visits regularly.  And the Mormon meetinghouse in Wolfeboro serves as his second spiritual home.  But what’s less understood by many outside Mormonism is what it’s like being a member of this religious minority in northern New England.  

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Hurricane Sandy
6:36 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Current Road Closures

Sandy
6:01 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Is Prepared For Sandy

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has prepared for Hurricane Sandy.  There are three ships on the premises now. The Shipyard’s commander, Captain Bryant Fuller, says two of them are safe from Sandy in their dry dock.   Bryant says one ship -- the ex-USS Memphis -- is tied to the pier, and exposed to the elements: 

Amtrak Closed
5:58 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Sandy Forces Amtrak Route Shutdown

As Hurricane Sandy makes its way northward, Amtrak service in New Hampshire has shut down. 

Amtrak’s Downeaster line connects Northern New England to Boston.  Passenger Rail Authority Executive Director Patricia Quinn says the agency was forced to shut down service early this afternoon. 

“There was a train, left Boston at 1:00 this afternoon, got as far as Lawrence, Massachusetts, there were wires down, and that train actually had to return back to Boston."

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Hurricane Sandy
5:53 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Lynch: State Closely Monitoring Hurricane Sandy's Progress

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with Governor John Lynch about the state's preparations for Hurricane Sandy.

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NH News
3:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How To Keep Your Food Safe, If You Lose Power

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has published food safety recommendations for people who may lose power in Hurricane Sandy.

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