A lot of people hear about "the North Country" but for those want to know more a splendid way to begin 2012 would be with a book called “Beyond the Notches – Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country.”
Fifty essays in 400 pages explore the history, the challenges and the joys of life in the North Country.
One of the editors, Kay Morgan, said the North Country was a logical and compelling subject.
Kestrel Aircraft, which has been considering locating a parts plant in Berlin, has also been negotiating with the city of Superior, Wisconsin, according to a story in the Duluth News Tribune.
“The city of Superior is in the running for an airplane manufacturing facility that could create 300 permanent jobs initially and up to 600 jobs by 2016,” the newspaper said. The story did not say whether the jobs would involve assembling the aircraft, making the parts or both.
Sen. John Gallus (R-Berlin) has endorsed Mitt Romney, according to a news release from the Romney campaign.
The release quoted Gallus as saying:
“In 2012 Republicans need to nominate a candidate who can defeat President Obama and reverse the damage caused by his disastrous fiscal policies. Over the past several months, Governor Romney has clearly demonstrated that he is the most qualified candidate and the strongest Republican to take on the President.”
The Public Utilities Commission has approved a deal that should keep five, small biomass plants around the state operating. But PSNH customers are paying for it. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
Despite the objections of the state’s consumer advocate the Public Utilities Commission okayed a deal that has Public Service of New Hampshire buying electricity from five small biomass plants for about two years.
The deal is expected to at least temporarily keep the small, struggling plants in business.
The driver of a tractor trailer that crashed in Whitefield early Tuesday morning was killed when the load of steel being transported shifted and crushed the cab, according to a news release from the state police.
Here’s what police said happened:
“At approximately 5:50 a.m. a 2006 Peterbilt tractor truck was traveling north on Route 116 in Whitefield. The tractor was pulling a flatbed trailer with a load of steel when the driver lost control on a downhill grade as it approached the junction of Route 3.