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Mon August 12, 2013

Top Stories: Heart Attack On AT; Northern Pass Says State Could Overrule Forest Society

1. Heart Attack Felled ‘Lucky 10’ On Appalachian Trail

Robert Accola, the 54 year-old hiker found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren, couldn’t wait to get to New Hampshire, says a sister, Katharine Accola of Providence, R.I.

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

2. Northern Pass Says State Could Overrule Forest Society Land Claims

In what appears to be a groundbreaking  tactic Northern Pass says it plans to ask the state’s Site Evaluation Committee to give it permission to bury its transmission lines on roadside property that the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest says it controls.

3. The Tussle Over Police Tactics

Recently, more New Hampshire police departments have been acquiring the controversial armored truck, called the BearCat, causing outrage among some groups concerned about civil liberties and what they see as an increasingly militarized police force. But officers say they increasingly face deadly threats and that these methods help protect them and the public.

4. Losing A Landmark: Kimball Castle To Be Torn Down?

Back in 1897, prominent Concord resident and railroad executive Benjamin Kimball built his dream home; a castle on a hillside in Gilford overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.  But after several decades of neglect and attempts to restore it, Kimball Castle may now be torn down.

5. More Fuel For Debate Over Wood Energy

New research raises new questions about how green burning wood really is, given the carbon impacts of both cutting and burning trees for energy.  But biomass supporters say carbon calculations are complicated…taking into account the lifecycle of trees, the sustainable practices of foresters today…and although not perfect, is far better than fossil fuels.

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6. PSNH In The Hot Seat: Lawmakers Weighing Options As Customers Flee

There’s a growing sense among some New Hampshire legislators that Public Service of New Hampshire is headed towards a crisis. But on Wednesday PSNH insisted to lawmakers at subcommittee hearing that it is the best positioned power company in New England to weather an uncertain energy future.

7. Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail

A 54-year-old North Carolina man was found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren. Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game says two hikers found the man’s body.

8. ‘Countdown City’: A Second Mystery Novel For Pre-Apocalypse Concord

This month on All Things Considered we’re looking at authors who write in or around New Hampshire. We start with a series of detective novels set in New Hampshire against a backdrop of a coming apocalypse.

9. Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

The email service allegedly used by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden is no more. The owner and operator of Lavabit, which encrypts communication between two people, shut down the site and left a cryptic message on its homepage.

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10. Northern Pass Holds First Town Meeting On New Route

Northern Pass officials held the first in a series of town meetings Monday night to explain – and convince residents to accept – their new route. “The purpose is to share information, answer questions and get feedback,” said Northern Pass spokesman Michael Skelton. The initial meeting was held in Millsfield, an unincorporated place, between Errol and Colebrook. It only has about two dozen residents.