For more than 30 years, Robert Frost’s old home in Franconia has celebrated the poet on the first Sunday of July. The Frost Place’s Executive Director Maudelle Driskell says the annual event draws a variety of visitors.
“And it’s everybody from people, just [from] the local area--they want to come out and listen to the readings and see the Frost Place--to people that specifically come up to hear readings on Frost Day, and tourists that are traveling through," Driskell says. "This year, we hope that we’ll have more families.”
For years the North Country’s Senator - John Gallus (R-Berlin) - has favored turning the Cannon Mountain ski area over to a private firm. But Gallus says on Wednesday he’ll vote against a bill that would explore the idea.
A federal district judge has dismissed a suit against the Town of Franconia over a double shooting that left Franconia police officer Bruce McKay and his assailant, Liko Kenney, dead. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
Almost five years ago a double shooting left Liko Kenney of Easton and Franconia police officer Bruce McKay dead.
McKay was shot by Kenney during a traffic stop.
Then, a passerby – Gregory Floyd – picked up McKay’s gun and killed Kenney.
Kenney’s father, David, later sued the town of Franconia in federal district court.
A Fish and Game official says four ill-equipped hikers from Massachusetts probably would have died Sunday on the Franconia Ridge had two Connecticut men not happened along. NHPR’s Chris Jensen has the story.
Brian Croce and a companion were working their way along the Franconia Ridge in blustery, frigid conditions Sunday afternoon.
Then they saw four people - three men and a woman - huddled together behind a rock.
“The guy told us that they desperately needed help and to call 911 for them.”
While he was hunkered down in his sleeping bag waiting to be rescued from just below the Franconia Ridge a man from Maine says he was no longer worried about himself, but about the Fish and Game officers headed his way in the dark, poor visibility and high winds.
“You feel kind of horrible putting other people in that situation,” said Evan Embrey, 24, of Buxton, Maine.
Embrey told NHPR he was hiking on the ridge between Mt. Lafayette and Little Haystack Mountain when winds picked up,
“It was pushing me over, so it had to be gusts of 50 or 60 mile per hour,” he said.