Tuesday night in Plymouth the state’s Office of Energy and Planning held its last public hearing on possible changes to the state’s Site Evaluation Committee - which is responsible for approving utility projects ranging from wind farms to Northern Pass - and the theme was that the SEC needs a significant and wide-ranging overhaul before it can be trusted.
About three dozen people attended and their concerns echoed those voiced at previous meetings around the state.
A central issue was that all fifteen members of the SEC are officials from state agencies.
USA Today recently published a list of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Music Composer came in at #3. Everything, in this digital age, needs music. With advances in technology, today's orchestras are more often found on hard drives in basements than symphony hall. NHPR's Sean Hurley has this profile of music professor and film composer Rik Pfenninger of Holderness.
It's 3:30 AM in Holderness and Plymouth State University Professor of Saxophone Rik Pfenninger is practicing in the soundproofed basement of his house.
Executive Councilor Ray Burton, who died November 12th, was remembered yesterday at a Memorial Service held at Plymouth State University. Dignitaries large and small gathered together with Burton's friends and family to remember the longtime political face of the North Country. NHPR's Sean Hurley attended the event and sends us this report.
There was a fatal collision Tuesday morning on Route 3 in Columbia, according to a news release from the state police.
The accident was reported about 8:40 and involved a Buick LeSabre going northbound and a Toyota Tundra pickup headed southbound, reported Lt. Todd Landry, the commander of Troop F, which covers the North Country.
Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley: This week the public has a chance to weigh in on the future of the state’s Site Evaluation Committee. The SEC reviews major utility projects, including proposed wind farms and the Northern Pass project.
The concerns of opponents of those projects prompted Governor Hassan to sign Senate Bill 99. It calls for a review of how the SEC works with a report due at the end of December.
This week’s listening sessions and workshops include one tonight in Manchester.
UPDATE: By early Sunday afternoon two members of the Fish and Game rescue party were still working their way through the tangled and challenging, Dry River drainage, trying to reach a road, said Lt. Wayne Saunders.
A solo hiker missing in The Presidentials walked out on his own late Saturday afternoon after teams of rescuers and a helicopter spent a rugged day searching for him.
The search began on Saturday morning for Michael Niles 31 of Bradford Massachusetts.
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COAT DRIVE AT DURRELL METHODIST CHURCH, BETHLEHEM Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11 AM Thursday 5-6 PM. 2057 Main Street. Bring your gently used coats, jackets, and warm winter outerwear. Kids items especially needed. Drop off, pick up, swap.
Most of us here in New Hampshire saw our first snowflakes of the year this week. It's a gentle reminder that winter is on its way. On this holiday that for many of us kicks off a frenzied season of shopping and parties, NHPR's Sean Hurley pauses to reflect on what it means as winter rolls in.
Winter comes in like a winter coat. Down from the storage closet to hang in the dark front hall to wait by the door.
A Vermont man found responsible for the 2010 explosion in Colebrook that killed two men and injured a third is going to prison for at least ten years.
Late in October a jury found Craig Sanborn guilty of two counts of manslaughter and Wednesday in Coos Superior Court he was sentenced.
“The court sentenced Mr. Sanborn to five to ten years incarceration on each manslaughter charge to be served consecutively for a total of 10 to 20 years,” said Stephen Murray, the assistant Coos County attorney.