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NH News
4:11 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

President Obama Signs N.H. Emergency Declaration

President Obama has declared a state of emergency in New Hampshire and ordered federal aid to help the state and local response to the storm.

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NH News
12:46 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Lynch Says Sandy Did Little Long-Term Damage

Governor John Lynch is visiting storm damaged areas in Hampton, Dover and Bedford this afternoon. At a morning news briefing Lynch said the effects of Hurricane Sandy won’t linger as long as past storms, but will still cause hardship.

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NH News
10:20 am
Tue October 30, 2012

N.H. Images Of Hurricane Sandy

The ocean is still reeling from the remnants of Sandy
Shannon Dooling
PSNH Crews
7:30 am
Tue October 30, 2012

In Face of Sandy, Utilities Face Line Crew Shortage

Utilities across the state are assessing damage from tropical storm Sandy as they try to bring power back to thousands of customers.  And the state’s largest utility will do it with the help of contractors from across the country.

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NH News
10:25 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Infrastructure Intact After Sandy

It’s looking pretty good, New Hampshire DOT spokesman Bill Boynton says, despite the many roads still closed because of fallen trees.  At least as far as infrastructure goes, there are no reports of major damage. Boynton says he was worried that sustained heavy rain would turn little brooks into raging torrents.

It’s that kind of speed along with gravity that can take its toll on culverts and roats and if it gets over the road it can compromise the road quickly and you can get severe washouts.

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NH News
10:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Economics And The Broken Window Fallacy

Hurricane Sandy brought commerce to a halt across the state today. Some economists will say hurricanes like Sandy produce enough economic activity to create a net gain. But they may not be taking into consideration what is known as The Broken Window Fallacy.

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NH News
9:57 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Cleaning Up After Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a Tropical Cyclone after making landfall over the East Coast
Credit Flikr Creative Commons / NASA

Updated Power Outage Information: (Oct. 31, 5:40 p.m.)

Total: 42,586

PSNH: 37,506, Unitil: 574, Liberty Utilities: 346, NH Electric Coop: 4,160

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9:52 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Businesses Stay Open Despite Storm

Sandy bears down on Elm street in Manchester

Businesses in Manchester faced the question of whether or not to close up shop as Sandy continued to pummel the Granite State.

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NH News
8:40 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

A Look At the Power Restoration Process: Post Sandy


Utility companies are working to restore power to more than 160,000 customers. But the process is not simple.

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Mormons
6:48 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

N.H. Mormons Navigate "Mormon Moment" As Election Day Nears

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meetinghouse in Wolfeboro, NH is a second spiritual home for the Romneys.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

Governor Mitt Romney’s connection to New Hampshire is well-documented.  He owns a house on Lake Winnipesaukee, which he visits regularly.  And the Mormon meetinghouse in Wolfeboro serves as his second spiritual home.  But what’s less understood by many outside Mormonism is what it’s like being a member of this religious minority in northern New England.  

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Amtrak Closed
5:58 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Sandy Forces Amtrak Route Shutdown

As Hurricane Sandy makes its way northward, Amtrak service in New Hampshire has shut down. 

Amtrak’s Downeaster line connects Northern New England to Boston.  Passenger Rail Authority Executive Director Patricia Quinn says the agency was forced to shut down service early this afternoon. 

“There was a train, left Boston at 1:00 this afternoon, got as far as Lawrence, Massachusetts, there were wires down, and that train actually had to return back to Boston."

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NH News
3:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How To Keep Your Food Safe, If You Lose Power

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has published food safety recommendations for people who may lose power in Hurricane Sandy.

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NH News
2:56 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

UNH Closes Campus Monday And Tuesday

The University of New Hampshire's Durham campus will be closed Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy and expected power outages.

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NH News
2:49 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Boston Schools Ordered Closed Monday

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says all city public schools will be closed Monday and nonessential city employees should stay home Monday because of an approaching superstorm expected to bring high winds, coastal flooding and power outages to the region.

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NH News
5:18 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Plane Crash Victims Had Ties to N.H.

Herman Hassinger, who died yesterday at the age of 83.
Credit New Hampton School

Herman Hassinger made his mark in New Hampshire on the campus of the 190-year old New Hampton School.

Spread over the 50 acres is evidence of his architectural ability and understanding of how to mix old with new.

Pilalas

There are some buildings that are well over a hundred years old, and there are some that are one or two years old. But they all fit together wonderfully, and I’d be surprised if you didn’t agree with me.

Jason Pilalas is on the Board of Trustees, and was friends with Hassinger.

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