Less than two weeks after Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, said he wouldn’t seek another term representing the North Country two Democrats say they would like to take his place.
They are Jeff Woodburn and Paul Ingersoll, each of whom has previously served in the House of Representatives.
Woodburn, 47, is a free-lance reporter and owns White Mountain News.com. Before that he had a real estate business focusing on historical buildings and was a teacher. The Whitefield native lives with his family in Dalton.
Tropical Storm Irene’s heavy rains did more serious damage to trails in the White Mountains than any storm in decades, says one of the authors of the new 29th edition of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide.
“It was only a limited number of trails, but the ones that were damaged were damaged very badly,” said editor Steven Smith of Lincoln. “It was mainly restricted to the trails that run along streams.”
A North Country man has been indicted for negligent homicide in a hunting accident last November.
A Grafton County Grand Jury concluded that Wade S. Holmes, 49, “failed to identify with certainty” his target and fired the shot that killed Kenneth Brunelle of Marlboro, Massachusetts.
Brunelle was hunting with his father and brother off Mt. Eustis Road in Lisbon when the accident occurred about 8 a.m. He was shot in the neck and died at the scene, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.
Such a felony could result in three and one-half to seven years in prison.
Ten out of 13 North Country representatives voted against a bill that would have abolished the State Art Fund.
According to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts the fund is also known as the Percent for Art Program and it was established by the legislature in 1979.
That 1979 action “authorizes one-half of one percent of the capitol budget appropriation for new buildings or significant renovations to be set aside in a non-lapsing account for the acquisition or commissioning of artwork.”
Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin who represents the North Country, was among those voting last week not to override Gov. Lynch’s veto of so-called payday loans.
As NHPR reported“The measure would have lifted the current 36% interest rate cap on small loans. In place of that cap, Senator Matt Houde told colleagues companies could charge borrowers up to 403% interest.