Chris Jensen

North Country Reporter

Christopher Jensen worked as a reporter for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer for 25 years, covering topics including desegregation, the 1st Gulf War, international charities’ fraud and the auto industry. He also wrote stories about competing in off-road races including the 1988 TransAmazon, the Baja 1000, the Paris-Moscow-Beijing Raid and Paris-Dakar.

Since 2007 he has lived in Bethlehem, covering the North Country for NHPR in addition to freelancing on automotive topics for The New York Times. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and spent 15 months as a combat photographer in Vietnam. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in journalism.

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North Country
3:02 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Appraisal Triggers Latest Dispute Over Northern Pass

Jim and Sandy Dannis: The original route proposed by Northern Pass would have crossed their land in Dalton.
Credit Chris Jensen, NHPR

It began on about 135 acres of land in Dalton.

The land is owned by Sandy and Jim Dannis, who were attracted by its classic North-Country splendor and its lost-in-time seclusion.

Standing in the middle of a hilltop field  - with a spin-around  360-degree view  - Jim Dannis turns and turns.

“It is a beautiful exposure,” he said.

But now it has become the center of a new Northern-Pass controversy, one that opponents of the project worry has ominous implications for the state.

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North Country
9:09 am
Thu November 1, 2012

North Country Events

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

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Elections 2012
12:36 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Dixville Notch Voters (All 10) Prepare For Midnight Balloting

The Balsams resort is temporarily closed but next Tuesday residents of Dixville Notch still plan on being the first voters in the nation.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

Just at midnight, while sensible people are sleeping, folks from Dixville Notch will be voting.

But for the first time since 1960 they won’t be at the Balsams resort.

It’s closed for a renovation.

Instead they will gather at a nearby ski lodge, says Scott Tranchemontagne, a spokesman for the resort.

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North Country
8:22 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Storm Victim Identified

The man who died in a mudslide in Lincoln has been identified as Eugene “Rusty” Brooks from Woodstock, Lincoln police chief Theodore Smith said Wednesday.

Brooks, 52, died Tuesday at a construction site when a water-soaked embankment on which he was standing collapsed, carrying him down a hill and then burying him.

He was not breathing when a co-worker reached him and CPR efforts failed.

It was the only death in the state related to the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.

North Country
4:28 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Forest Society Misses Fundraising Deadline In Effort To Block Northern Pass

In August the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests said it hoped to raise $2.5 million by October 31st to help it block the Northern Pass project in the North Country.

But it won’t make that fundraising deadline.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

With donations totaling almost $869,000  the Forest Society has fallen about $1.6 million short of its goal.

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North Country
1:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Man Dies In Mudslide In Sandy's Aftermath

News story.

One person in New Hampshire has died as the result of the remnants of Hurricane Sandy sweeping the state.

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North Country
8:04 am
Tue October 30, 2012

North Country Fares Well, But Flood Warning Remains

The sky over the former Dow Academy in Franconia nicely demonstrated the prediction of a mix of sunshine and heavy rain on Tuesday.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

Compared to what the remnants of Hurricane Sandy did to the rest of the state the North Country appeared to have made it through the night in good shape.

But the National Weather Service continued a flood warning for the Pemigewasset River at Woodstock and the Saco River in Conway.

The weather service was predicting continued rain today with one to three inches in the mountains.

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Elections 2012
10:27 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How North Country's Yvonne Thomas 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.

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

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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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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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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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North Country
12:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Power To The People: As Sandy Approaches Sales of Generators Spike

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Warnings of Hurricane Sandy’s soggy-but-sure approach have meant a sudden boost in sales of portable generators in the North Country.

At the Home Depot and Lowe's in Littleton the cupboard is empty, well, the cupboard that used to hold portable generators.

Even though the North Country is expected to receive only a glancing blow from Sandy people worried about losing power began showing up at the stores on Friday.

By Saturday the Home Depot was sold out of its 20-or-so generators, said store manager Chris Howard.

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Elections 2012
3:38 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

How North Country's Gary Coulombe 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 Gary Coulombe voted on some issues:

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

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Elections 2012
2:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

How North Country's Herb Richardson Voted

Republican incumbent Herbert Richardson is running against Democrat Troy Merner in Coos District 4, which includes Dalton, Kilkenny and Lancaster.

Here’s how Richardson voted on some issues:

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

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Elections 2012
1:51 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

How North Country's Evalyn Merrick Voted

Democrat incumbent Evalyn Merrick is running against Republican Leon Rideout in Coos District Seven, which includes Carroll, Dalton, Dummer, Jefferson, Kilkenny, Lancaster, Milan, Northumberland, Randolph, Stark and Whitefield.

Here is how Merrick voted on some issues.

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

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