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5:16 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Renovation Progress Claimed As Balsams Owners Ask To Take Snowmaking Water From The Androscoggin

In 2012 - with the Balsams closed - the owners held an auction to get rid of most of the furnishings. Photo by Chris Jensen

In what is being described as progress in the $100 million renovation of the closed Balsams resort, its owners are asking state officials for permission to take water from the Androscoggin River for expanded snowmaking.

“The fact that we have submitted an application to withdraw water for our snowmaking operation is a significant step forward for the project,” said Scott Tranchemontagne, a spokesman for developers, Dan Hebert, Dan Dagesse and Maine businessman Les Otten.

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9:07 am
Thu December 18, 2014

North Country Events

Moon over the North Country. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

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4:31 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Berlin Considers An Armored Vehicle

The increasing use of military-style vehicles by the police has prompted a national discussion about the need and appropriateness of such equipment.

A $275,000 Bearcat armored vehicle is being sought by the police department of Berlin, which, with about 10,000 residents, is the only city in the North Country...

The idea is not just to protect police officers, but to provide a way to rescue civilians, Chief Peter Morency told the city council Monday evening.

“We really don’t have anything to protect other people if we need to evacuate people from a neighborhood.”

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North Country
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Open Season: Learning How To Hunt For Business With The Federal Government

David Pease, who heads up the state's Procurement Technical Assistance Program, tells business people attending his classes that the federal government buys $400 billion in goods and services every year and they should explore those possibilities.

Every year the federal government buys about $400 billion worth of goods and services including about $1.9 billion from New Hampshire. But there are many missed opportunities because doing business with the government is complex and can be confusing, says David Pease, who heads up the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program...

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North Country
10:46 am
Thu December 11, 2014

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NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS, BERLIN
Friday Dec. 12th 7 PM & Sunday Dec. 14th 2 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Christmas concert by 60-member chorus and special guests. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

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7:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

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SMALL WORKS ANNUAL WREN MEMBER EXHIBIT, BETHLEHEM
Friday December 5 5:00-7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Opening reception, meet the artists, light refreshments. On exhibit through January 12th, original small works of WREN member artists including Michele Johnsen, Kristine Lingle, Mia Capretta, Linda Gray and Kitty Kerner.

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North Country
8:28 am
Thu November 20, 2014

North Country Events

Credit Chris Jensen

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PETER PAN, ST. JOHNSBURY
Thursday, Friday & Saturday November 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 PM on Thursday and Friday and at 2:00 PM on Saturday. Fuller Hall Auditorium. Tickets and more information available at CatamountArts.org.

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9:49 am
Thu November 13, 2014

North Country Events

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3:17 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

In Lincoln, A New Resort Arises On Former Paper Mill Site

The first phase of the resort is expected to be finished in about 13 months.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

A  new luxury resort - RiverWalk at Loon Mountain – is going up in Lincoln on the site of a former paper mill and 40 percent of it is being funded in a way that’s unusual in New Hampshire: EB-5 visas that allow foreigners who invest in projects that create jobs to obtain green cards...

"Next week they’ll be doing all the basement slabs,” says Dennis Ducharme, one of the owners, standing at the construction site in the center of town.

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North Country
7:24 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

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BETHLEHEM'S GOT TALENT BENEFITS BETHLEHEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Thursday November 6 6:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, Main Street. For more information, visit  http://bethlehem.k12.nh.us/bes-nest/events/.

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7:36 am
Wed November 5, 2014

North Country Incumbents Hold Their Own

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

In the North County incumbents  kept their offices, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press.

Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Dalton was re-elected, beating challenger Mark Evans, a Republican from Berlin. Woodburn had 9,056 votes to Evans’ 5,741 with 80 percent of the precincts reporting.

In the race for Executive Council incumbent Republican Joseph Kenney was re-elected with 42,838 votes over Democrat Michael Cryans with 41,297 and 84 percent of the precincts reporting.

In other races:

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North Country
9:40 am
Thu October 30, 2014

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6:51 am
Fri October 24, 2014

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A Waco biplane over the Presidentials. Photo by Chris Jensen

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5:20 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Raising The Roof: North Country Nonprofit Breaks Into The Manufactured-Modular Housing Business

Better Homes Ahead is selling modular homes - shown here - as well as manufactured homes.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

For almost 25 years a nonprofit called Affordable Housing, Education and Development has been helping low-income families in the North Country to find housing, sometimes in rental units it owns.

But now it is trying something far different and it admits it is a gamble. It is selling its own design of energy-efficient modular and manufactured homes…

The idea is to help people like Tammy Zubik of Bethlehem.

For years Zubik has had a dream about living in a home of her own, not renting.

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8:23 am
Thu October 9, 2014

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FARMERS' MARKETS
Saturdays Lancaster 9 - noon
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM

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