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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.