The people of Littleton New Hampshire celebrated Pollyanna Glad Day this past Saturday. The June 8th event also marked the publishing Centennial of the bestselling children’s classic about the little girl who always looks on the bright side. While a dubious meaning shadows the character name in popular culture, Sean Hurley reports that the residents of Littleton believe they know the real Pollyanna. A hundred people opened and closed their umbrellas in the rain and shine that came and went throughout Pollyanna Glad Day.
The 3rd Annual Alton Weagle Unusual Ascent Day took place this past Monday on Mount Washington. With fresh snow closing the summit, participants still gathered at the base of the Auto Road to walk, ran, paddle and roll their way to the snowline. As NHPR’s Sean Hurley reports, it’s an event that blends the difficult with the whimsical.
75 year old Otok Ben-Hvar stares at the white powder top of Mount Washington. He’s about to go rolling along the Auto Road in a shambling contraption of five inner tubes.
The man accused of murdering a stranger – a California woman - in Littleton in January thought she was the devil who previously used the form of his father, according to Littleton District Court records released Tuesday morning.
And, had Catherine Houghton, 70, not chosen to spend an extra night in Littleton she would have apparently missed her fatal encounter with Rodney Hill, the 37-year-old Vermont man accused of her murder.
Houghton was a trustee at The White Mountain School in Bethlehem and she came to the North Country for a trustees’ meeting.
Nobody expected it to be balmy this Memorial Day weekend but parts of the North Country - such as Bethlehem - had about four inches of snow by 8 a.m. Sunday and it was still snowing only to taper off and end by 10 a.m.
PSNH reported about 2,100 customers in communities clustered around Littleton losing power.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
People leaving the movie at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem Saturday night were stunned to see several inches of snow.
Working largely on what amounts to the honor system state officials say they have decided state air pollution standards were not violated in a fire last January when two buildings at the Balsams resort were burned down as part of a renovation.