A mobile-home park in New Ipswich has become the 110th in the state to be purchased by its residents. That means that nearly a quarter of the state’s 450 so-called “trailer parks” are now owned by the people who live in them.
Juliana Eades, President of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund which financed the deal, says banks won’t give mortgages to people who live in manufactured homes located on someone else’s land.
The state has handed out grants to 36 historic, cultural, and land conservation projects as part of its Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
The grants range from about $7,500 to study Jones Hall in Marlow to $400,000 to permanently protect 1,114 acres in Epping.
This year's recipients include 26 historic properties from the 1764 Park Hill Meeting House in Westmoreland to the 1918 Peterborough Town House. There are also 10 natural resource projects providing permanent protection of almost 3,000 acres in all of the state's 10 counties.
Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina is returning to New Hampshire to discuss proposed solutions to the economic challenges facing the state and nation.
Fiorina, a Republican and former candidate for U.S. Senate in California, has made several trips this year to New Hampshire, home of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. On Friday, she'll be the keynote speaker at a breakfast meeting hosted by the Independent Business Council of New Hampshire and Republican Frank Guinta, who was elected to the U.S. House last month.
An upset at the New Hampshire House as members choose Hudson Republican Shawn Jasper as Speaker over Bill O’Brien. Hundreds turn out for a community discussion in Keene,on the future of the city’s Pumpkin Festival. And FairPoint customers in Northern New England start to feel the effects of a worker strike.
Here at Something Wild, we’ve been thinking a lot about winter and the different strategies animals use to get through these cold, harsh months. There are quite a few techniques to survive winter if you don’t live in a toasty house with central heating or a roaring wood stove.
The Mount Sunapee Ski Resort is asking the state for permission to build new lifts and new trails. It’s a proposal that was stymied by political resistance in Concord for ten years. Now with a change of governors, a court victory, and growing local support for the expansion, the lay of the land for the expansion has shifted dramatically.
L.L. Bean will soon be making its iconic boots around the clock to try to meet demand this holiday season.
The Maine-based company says some styles are on back order until February. The company is in the process of hiring 100 workers and purchasing new equipment to double its capacity for making the boots' traditional rubber soles.
Sales have grown from fewer than 100,000 a decade ago to about 450,000 this year.
We can all remember our favorite sports movies – but what about our favorite sports-based books? On today’s show, Bill Littlefield of NPR’s Only A Game talks about his favorite sportswriters, and reads from his new collection of athletics inspired poetry.
Then, we tackle another competition of sorts: passing the knowledge, the notoriously difficult test that every London cabbie has to take before he or she can get behind the wheel of a black taxi.
Plus a look at how and why the basketball shot clock came to be from Roman Mars’ podcast, 99% Invisible.
12.4.14: Bill Littlefield Talks Sports Writing & The Intense London Cabbie Test "The Knowledge"
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A judge has ruled that the public can use private land to get to Rye Beach because they've been doing so for more than 20 years.
The case was brought by 24-year Rye resident Robert Jesurum. The Sanders Poynt property and adjacent Wentworth by the Sea Country Club are owned by Bill Binnie.
The Portsmouth Herald reports that Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling said her ruling "may extend not only to beach access, but to parking and boat-launching rights." That will be determined later.
The president of Keene State College is participating in a White House summit exploring how to increase college completion, particularly for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students.
Anne Huot will join President Barack Obama and others Thursday at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The conference brings together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofit groups and others working to support more opportunities for students.