Democrat incumbent Evalyn Merrick is running against Republican Leon Rideout in Coos District Seven, which includes Carroll, Dalton, Dummer, Jefferson, Kilkenny, Lancaster, Milan, Northumberland, Randolph, Stark and Whitefield.
Here is how Merrick voted on some issues.
Voter ID: Voted against requiring voter identification. NHPR story.
Republican incumbent Lyle “Rusty” Bulis is running against Republican Ralph Doolan and Democrat Linda Massimilla in Grafton District 1, which includes Littleton and Bethlehem. There are two seats available.
Here is how Bulis, the only incumbent, voted on some issues:
Voter ID: Voted in favor of requiring voter identification. NHPR story.
The head of Sierra Club Canada says Hydro-Quebec power can’t be considered green. He was in Plymouth Tuesday night. NHPR’s Chris Jensen was there and has this report.
John Bennett is the executive director of Sierra Club Canada. He’s been watching and fighting big hydro-electric dam projects in Canada for decades.
And he told about 100 people at Plymouth State University – including opponents of the Northern Pass project – that the electricity Hydro-Quebec produces by flooding huge areas is not friendly to the environment.
A prominent Canadian environmentalist says opposition to the Northern Pass project has not generated widespread coverage in Canada. The head of the Sierra Club Canada spoke at Plymouth State University Tuesday night.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
John Bennett, the executive director of the Sierra Club Canada, disappointed a group of about 100 Northern Pass opponents when he told them their efforts have received little media attention in Canada.
“It may be showing up in some of the Quebec press but it is not showing up in the national press in Canada.”
Mixed news has recently come from the top part of our state. The long awaited prison in Berlin is now open, and the popular ATV park is expanding, but unemployment there is higher than the state average and in recent months has gone up. We’ll look at the economic hopes and challenges for the North Country.
Charlie Jordan - editor of The Colebrook Chronicle
Edith Tucker - reporter for The Coos County Democrat and The Berlin Reporter