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9:06 am
Wed September 5, 2012

No Flashlight. No Boyfriend. Help!

Flickr/Lewong2000

There was an odd rescue in the Franconia Notch after a man apparently left his girlfriend behind.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

It was dark Monday when hikers on the bike path heard a woman in the woods screaming for help, saying she didn’t have a flashlight.

Franconia police sergeant Mark Taylor and Allan Clark, who heads up the Pemi Search and Rescue responded.

Clark headed in on a trail.

But before he reached her the woman saw Taylor’s flashlight and reached him.

The Canadian woman did not have a happy story, according to Clark.

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North Country
6:00 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Northern Pass And The Governor's Race: Who Stands Where

Opponents of the hydro-electric project say they want to know where the gubernatorial candidates stand.
Chris Jensen for NHPR

Among the many issues facing gubernatorial candidates this year is the Northern Pass project.

During the last race for governor two years ago, the Northern Pass project made only a brief appearance.

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All Things Considered
5:15 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

New Hampshire Democrats Expect a Busy Convention Week

the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina
earmuffboy via Flickr/Creative Commons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/75613802@N00/7908920052/in/photostream/

The Democratic National Convention is getting underway tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina. While Granite State Democrats may not play as high-profile a role as their Republican counterparts did at the GOP convention last week, New Hampshire’s DNC delegation says it’s ready for a busy and exciting week.

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson spoke with delegate Jim Demers, a veteran Democratic activist and founder of the lobbying firm the Demers Group.

Elections 2012
2:48 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Special Coverage: The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention stage at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina Saturday September 1, 2012. The convention will be held from September 3-6, 2012. (Photo by Jared Soares for PBS NewsHour)
Newshour flickr

NHPR will have special NPR live coverage of the Democratic National Convention being held in Charlotte, NC Sept. 4 - 6, each evening between 8 - 11 pm.

Listen to the radio, or stream on the NHPR iPhone app and by clicking the Listen Live button at the top of the page to hear this coverage. Find more information about the DNC coverage on npr.org.

NH News
12:23 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

International Drug Bust Has Local Ties

Todd Bookman NHPR

The Department of Justice announced a major drug bust today involving members of a Mexican cartel. 

Undercover agents from the FBI and Boston Police Department tracked the suspects for three years as part of Operation Dark Water. Posing as European drug traffickers, they met with members of the Sinaloa Cartel at undisclosed locations in New Hampshire, Florida and the Virgin Islands.

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North Country
11:33 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Artful Monsters Stopping Traffic In Bethlehem

Honda's old ad about "You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda" may not apply in this case.
Chris Jensen for NHPR

Traffic through the North Country on Labor Day was slowed a bit in one town by huge metal monsters.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

The movie monsters and Leonardo Da Vinci’s horse stopped a lot of traffic on Route 302 in Bethlehem over the holiday.

The statues are in front of a shop where Gerry Ramback plans to sell arts and crafts from the region – as well as Asia.

They were created by welding, mixing and matching thousands of auto and motorcycle parts.

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NH News
5:38 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

20 Impersonators Vie for Best Elvis: An Audio Postcard

Judges at the Elvis Festival in Manchester
Emily Corwin NHPR

This year, Labor day weekend was a time not just to celebrate workers in America – but to celebrate… Elvis.  Crowds of Elvis Fans attended a three day Elvis festival and competition in Manchester, cheering on twenty Elvis Tribute Artists as they vied for #1 – and a chance to go on to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Contest next August in Memphis, Tennessee.  

NH News
12:52 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Over 300 Attend AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast In Manchester

Campaign signs line yard at St. George's Cathedral
Emily Corwin NHPR

The AFL-CIO of New Hampshire held its annual Labor Day breakfast at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester this morning.  More than three hundred working men and women gathered to hear from Governor Lynch, Employment Security commissioner George Copadis, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and others. 

The event’s featured guest and keynote speaker was AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, who says she came to New Hampshire not just to recognize New Hampshire’s workers, but to encourage them to get involved in the upcoming presidential and local elections.

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North Country
8:52 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Labor Days: A Rucksack, Hiking Boots And 40 Hours A Week Volunteering

Giff Kriebel, far left, is among crew members listening to the Forest Service's Erin Lane brief them on helicopter deliveries.
Chris Jensen for NHPR

The U.S. Forest Service is honoring a Thornton man as its national volunteer of the year.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen joined him on the job.

Giff Kriebel of Thornton spends so much time volunteering with crews in the White Mountain National Forest that sometimes forest service employees think he’s getting paid, too.

Like earlier this year when there was a huge search near Rumney for a missing man.

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NH News
6:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

New Cadets Take Their Place at Norwich

Not many colleges have their own seamstress, or an on-campus barber shop.  At Norwich University, they're busy places as the new school year gets under way on the military college's Northfield campus.

To be a rook is to be a bottom-of-the-pecking-order life form.  Before they can become full-fledged cadets at Norwich, they have to endure a life of few privileges and many rules.   

Every slip up triggers a verbal barrage.  Forget to address your staff sergeant properly?  Be prepared for a dose of his tender mercies.

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North Country
6:20 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

A Holiday Weekend Includes Protests Against Northern Pass

Chris Jensen for NHPR

In between the picnics and end-of-summer festivities a series of protests against the Northern Pass hydro-electric project were held throughout the state  during the holiday.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports…

Easton was the site of one of a dozen or so protests from Manchester to Colebrook on Saturday.

Just under 100 people gathered on Gingerbread Lane along an existing right-of-way where the Northern Pass towers would cut through the tiny North Country town before heading south to cross the White Mountain National Forest.

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North Country
12:42 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Hiker Rescued Saturday Morning By Black Hawk Helicopter

An Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was used Saturday morning to lift an injured, 285-pound hiker off Mount Adams, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The man, Jason Baker, 43, of Chicago, dislocated his knee  on Mount Adams and about 7:30 Friday evening his two companions called 911 for help.

The trio was in a remote area and Fish and Game Lt. Douglas Gralenski said since they were properly equipped to spend the night on the mountain they were told to wait for a rescue in the morning.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Homeless Center for Strafford County

The Homeless Center for Strafford County provides seasonal overnight shelter to single women and families. Almost half the people staying in the shelter are children – nearly all under five years old. Susan Ford directs the shelter and understands her clients’ first-hand.

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NH News
4:44 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Homecoming for Olympian Without a Home

Olympian Guor Marial with Senator Jeanne Shaheen in her Manchester office.
FieldWorkPhotos.com

Distance runner Guor Marial has called New Hampshire his home for 11 years. But after qualifying for the London Olympics, he had no home country to represent. The refugee isn’t a U.S. citizen, and couldn’t run for South Sudan. The world’s newest country wasn’t sending a team.

But with the help of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Marial was allowed to run as an independent athlete in the marathon, where he finished 47th.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Varmints! Hostility Grows In The Garden

BenSpark Flickr

Summer may be winding down, but for many gardeners in New Hampshire, the season’s not quite over.  There are still tomatoes and beans to be gathered.  And rich fall squashes are just emerging.  This summer’s gardening season has been a challenging one.  Mainly because of a few creatures that have enjoyed her plants.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.”

I suspect that deer were not eating Mr. Emerson’s corn, or melons.

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