Voters in the town of Columbia, New Hampshire, will be asked to approve nearly $200,000 in bonds to install a bridge before winter.
A combination of heavy rain, snowmelt and mountain runoff caused brooks and streams to flood in the spring. The bridge on Meridan Hill Road was washed out, temporarily stranding 13 families who live above the bridge.
The Caledonian Record reports a temporary bridge was installed, but selectmen say that bridge will be dangerous to maintain and cross in the winter.
A construction firm that took over work on the long-delayed elementary school in Unity, New Hampshire, is expected to finish all its work in the next two weeks.
Lebanon-based Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co. had the building completed on time in early September for students. The school opened Monday, Sept. 8. An official grand opening is scheduled at the school on Oct. 22.
The Eagle Times reports cleaning, furniture setup and cosmetic work are still being worked on.
A Colebrook woman is trying to make it easier for people to buy locally grown foods while giving farmers an economic boost. Her idea is a variation on the classic roadside farm stand, and it is a model that could be used around the state.
The final demolition is underway for a 133-year-old building in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, that collapsed after heavy rain last fall.
The Main Street building, which has been called the Summit Building or the Cruft Block, housed a post office, jail, library, ballroom, general store, pizza parlor, and newspaper offices, among other businesses, throughout the years. The five-story building has been vacant in recent years.
WREN (formerly the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network) provides support, training, and networking opportunities to people operating small businesses in northern New Hampshire. They also operate two storefronts and two farmers’ markets for local vendors.
“I’ve been a painter all my life.” Jeannette Fournier’s medium is watercolors and a few years back she and her husband relocated to the Littleton-area. “We happened to drive through Bethlehem and I noticed the WREN organization on main street. I thought, “this couldn’t be more perfect timing.”
Tighter budgets over the last few years have meant volunteer fire departments in the North Country have been cutting back on making the trip to Concord for training at a state facility. But that will change Friday with the opening of the first fire training facility north of the notches...
It’s something that North Country fire departments have dreamt of for decades, said Jack Anderson, the Bethlehem fire chief.
Faced with increasingly worrisome economic challenges, four North Country hospitals said Monday they have signed an agreement to work together to try and find ways to “improve quality, increase efficiencies and lower cost of health care delivery in the region.”
The hospitals said their problems range from growing healthcare costs to Medicaid payments that don’t always cover services provided to the poor.
And, the situation has been getting worse, said Russell Keene, the CEO at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied New Hampshire's appeal for a major disaster declaration for April flooding in the North Country, saying the impact "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants" such a declaration.
Gov. Maggie Hassan had asked for funding assistance to help Carroll and Coos counties and hazard mitigation statewide. In her appeal letter to FEMA, she said current state and local FEMA-verified assessments exceeded $1.9 million, exceeding the thresholds needed to receive federal assistance.
The state is investigating companies working to finish the elementary school in Unity over allegations that some subcontractors are using workers living in the country illegally.
James Craig, commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Labor, tells the Eagle Times investigators were at the job site last week. Authorities say it was sparked by the arrest of two men from Mexico who were held on immigration detainers.
A North County town is expected to get a $278,000 grant to make repairs to a broken water main suspended from a historic covered bridge across the Ammonoosuc River. The 100-year-old cast iron pipe suspended on the underbelly of the Northumberland Covered Bridge feeds wells and storage tanks. It broke in April, and only temporary fixes have been made. The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority approved an Emergency Community Development Block Grant for the repairs in Northumberland. The solution requires drilling to install 300-plus feet of new pipe beneath the riverbed.